My husband and I decided to adopt an open door policy when we moved into our home. Anyone is welcome, at any time, for any reason. It can be difficult to cope with this kind of life if you're never prepared for company. Over the years I've adapted, reorganized, came up tips and tricks, and… Continue reading 6 Items Every Host Should to Have at the Ready
Life tends to hit us out of nowhere doesn't it? I'll be thinking I'm doing ok, going about my daily life, tending to my responsibilities, serving in my ministry, giving it my all. Then out of nowhere, I feel totally drained. Every ounce of energy is gone and I feel nothing. I want to close… Continue reading Choosing Rest
We live in an ever changing world. One where rudeness is almost a quality of everyday life. With an increasing number of reality TV shows showing major meltdowns and praising rude behavior, it's now become a norm in our society. I refuse to accept this. We don't have to accept rudeness as a norm and… Continue reading 5 Ways to Deal With Rudeness
I love hosting get-togethers at Christmas time! My house looks bright and festive, peppermint is everywhere, and the feeling of goodwill and hope can be felt throughout. December is probably my favorite month to host dinners and parties. Today I am sharing 5 quick tips to make your holiday hosting smooth and effective.
How do we enter a season of Thankfulness when we don't feel very thankful?
I published this about a year ago and I felt that I needed to republish it now. This is such an important topic, and one that we miss all the time. Have you ever tried to fill your gas tank using an empty gas can? Of course not, that would be stupid. Why then do… Continue reading Is Self-Care Selfish?
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
The current buzzword right now is COVID-19. Everything is centered around this pandemic. Articles, posts, advertisements, and almost all of the news. As a nurse, I've been caught up in the fight and have been worrying over the outcome of this crisis. I haven't written anything, worked on any projects, or taught anything outside of… Continue reading Reclaiming Her Grace: Beauty of Form
Good morning friends. Sometimes you need to take a step back from a project to reevaluate and assess your goals. That's what I've been doing. I can't say I have it all figured out, but I have been inspired to share the origin of the name of this Blog/Company. I've been using the name Reclaiming Her… Continue reading Reclaiming Her Grace: Beauty of Elegance
Happy New Year! It's so hard to believe that we've started a new decade. When I look back at where I was at the start of this last decade, I'm amazed to see where I am now. Life has a funny way of throwing you curveballs, and that's ok. I'm grateful for what God's done… Continue reading Word for 2020: THRIVE