Lifestyle, Practical Hospitality

5 Ways to Deal With Rudeness

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


Word for 2022: CULTIVATE

What does it mean to cultivate something? Merriam Webster's dictionary says "to devote time and thought to in order to improve or develop by careful attention, training, or study." We cultivate many things. We cultivate herbs and flowers to grow in soil. We cultivate attitudes in our hearts. We cultivate learning, tastes, children, marriage, and… Continue reading Word for 2022: CULTIVATE


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

Party Planning, Practical Hospitality

Tips for Hosting a Backyard BBQ

July is almost here and that means that we are gearing up to celebrate our 243rd birthday as a country. There will be countless parties, picnics, and backyard barbeques in the works. Today we'll look at how to host a backyard barbeque with a few helpful tips and tricks. For backyard party, the easiest way… Continue reading Tips for Hosting a Backyard BBQ

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?


An Inhospitable Marriage

I don't usually write marriage related material. Having been married just under a year myself, I am no expert and I don't pretend to be. But, when God lays something so heavy on my heart, I feel I must share it with you. I want to talk about practicing hospitality in our marriage. Hospitality isn't just for guests… Continue reading An Inhospitable Marriage


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



We live in a world that is starved for true authentic hospitality. With so many magazines and TV shows displaying what a perfect home should look like, so many people are unwilling to open their home to others unless they achieve that level of perfection. From pristine living rooms that are unbelievably uncomfortable to picture… Continue reading Starved


Easter Brunch

I love brunch. You’re most likely going to read about it a few times as you’re reading through my posts. Brunch is one of the funnest (not a word?) events to do. The food is amazing, you can use more florals, and who doesn’t like brunch?? Today, we’ll look at Easter Brunch! Now that we… Continue reading Easter Brunch