Etiquette, Lifestyle

Reclaiming Her Grace: Beauty of Etiquette

One of my passions is etiquette. I love reading vintage etiquette books, especially some of the really old etiquette from the 1800s. One of my many collections consists of old etiquette books. I was so pleased to find one entitles "A Manual of Etiquette with Hints on Politeness and Good Breeding" by Sophia Orne (Edwards)… Continue reading Reclaiming Her Grace: Beauty of Etiquette

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Manners for Success: Back To School

It's that time again! Teachers are preparing, kids are dreading, and parents are anticipating...back to school! It's hard to believe that Summer holiday is already over. Today, we'll look at some important manners to refresh for kids to have a fun and successful school year. Teach children manners at home to take with them back to school,… Continue reading Manners for Success: Back To School

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Tips for the Wedding Guest

Have you ever been faced with an invitation to a wedding and you didn't know what to do? Maybe it's been a while since you've attending a wedding and you don't know whether or not the rules have changed. I've been there. Within the past year, we've been invited to 11 weddings. Y'all, before I… Continue reading Tips for the Wedding Guest

Etiquette, hospitality

Why Hospitality and Etiquette?

I was recently asked why I focus on hospitality and etiquette. What do they have in common? The term etiquette makes a lot of people cringe. The brain automatically goes to stuffy pretentious people, sipping tea with their pinky stuck in the air. Etiquette is simply the customary code of polite behavior in society or… Continue reading Why Hospitality and Etiquette?

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Do Manners Matter? Part 3: Dining Etiquette

Dining etiquette is, by far, my favorite to teach. I especially enjoy teaching young children to set tables correctly. My 6 year nephew recently learned how to position napkins, knives, and forks and it made him so proud to see his work. Some may deem dining etiquette unnecessary, but I wholeheartedly disagree. There are many… Continue reading Do Manners Matter? Part 3: Dining Etiquette

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Do Manners Matter? Part 2: Social Etiquette

Social etiquette, including social media, is fun to talk about. It is so vitally important to our professionalism and our influence, but it's the one thing that is being ignored and cast aside more and more as time passes. Today we'll look at the top 5 etiquette rules for both in person, and online, interactions.… Continue reading Do Manners Matter? Part 2: Social Etiquette

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Do Manners Matter? Part 1: Basic Manners

Do manner matter anymore? Does etiquette still have a place in our culture? We don’t hear “please, thank you, and excuse me” as often as we used to. “Yes/No ma’am” is almost non-existent. People no longer give up their chair for the elderly or expecting mothers. Why is it that we are ok with this… Continue reading Do Manners Matter? Part 1: Basic Manners