Hospitality :: Just Add Sprinkles – Episode 44


The greek root of what hospitality means is, “love strangers.” it’s just loving others, and loving others well.

Join Stephanie and Michelle as they interview Kristin Schell, author and founder of The Turquoise Table® and Front Yard People movement. Kristin shares the heart behind her work, and how we can all be #frontyardpeople in our own neighborhoods. It’s not as complicated as you might think, and needed more than you know. 

Do you wish you knew your neighbors better? Are you at a loss for where to begin? Kristin will share her simple and authentic tips for connecting with your local communities, right in your own front yard!

Episode 44 :: Show Notes

Episode 44 :: Brought to you by Football Matters

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Episode 44 :: About Our Guest


Kristin Schell is on a mission to love her neighbors. She put a picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting neighbors, friends, and even strangers, to hang out and do life together at The Turquoise Table.

A new concept of hospitality unfolded in her neighborhood, and before long The Turquoise Table led to a movement of Front Yard People—ordinary people who long to create community right where they live.

Today there are thousands of Turquoise Tables all across America from California to Maine. In all fifty states and thirteen countries, Turquoise Tables have become a symbol of hospitality, a safe place to sit down and connect over a cup of coffee or glass of sweet tea.

As founder of the Turquoise Table and Front Yard People movement, Kristin travels the country speaking at conferences and events with an encouraging word on how to open our lives and homes to others. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Tony, and their four children.

Kristin’s book The Turquoise Table: Finding Community and Connection in Your Own Front Yard (HarperCollins Christian Publishing) is available where ever books are sold.

KSchell Author photo Hi-Res - Kristin Schell

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