A Terrific Hostess

Having Your Birthday Manners

With my birthday right around the corner, my excitement (as well as glitter, frosting, and sprinkles) is in abundance! I have been thinking about what goes into making a celebration special and even though the day is mine, other people are involved too. Here are my ideas on how best to ensure you celebrate a very HAPPY birthday! Be… Continue reading Having Your Birthday Manners

Dining Etiquette, Everyday Etiquette

Navigating Dietary Restrictions

Like many others, over the last few years I learned I have gluten and dairy dietary restrictions. As someone who made it to her twenties with no dietary restrictions this has greatly changed the way I approach parties, work functions, and going out for meals. In an effort to not draw attention to the changes… Continue reading Navigating Dietary Restrictions

Travel Tips

Travel Tips: Sharing Hotel Rooms

To close out my "travel etiquette mini series" I am shifting my focus from air travel to the hotel. Whether you are on a trip with friends, traveling for work, or visiting family, it is likely you will be sharing a hotel room with others. So, how do you get through a few days with… Continue reading Travel Tips: Sharing Hotel Rooms

Travel Tips

The Do’s and Don’ts of Airplane Travel

Welcome to part two of my Travel Etiquette Mini Series. In my job I travel quite a bit and all my trips start and end the same way... at the airport. In part one I discussed my tips and tricks for airport etiquette, but what about actually being on the plane? Here are my thoughts… Continue reading The Do’s and Don’ts of Airplane Travel

Travel Tips

Travel Tips: Airport Etiquette

Over the last year, I have found myself spending a lot of time in airports and on planes. These opportunities for travel have not only been fun, but also taught me an awful lot about travel etiquette. With all I have learned, I decided to write a "travel mini-series" to share my experience! Be prepared… Continue reading Travel Tips: Airport Etiquette

Holiday Celebrations!

Happy Birthday, America! 🇺🇸

It is no secret I am a big fan of birthdays and celebrating them! To say the 4th of July is one of my favorite days of the year is an understatement! As someone who grew up in a military family and spent several years working with the military, I show off my American spirit… Continue reading Happy Birthday, America! 🇺🇸

Attending Events, Dating, Wedding Etiquette

The Plus One

It's official, your friend/family member/colleague is getting married and you know you are getting an invitation! Inevitably, you begin to wonder, "Will I get a plus one? Who should I bring?" After all, weddings are fun and who does not want to have a date to bring out on the dance floor? It is definitely… Continue reading The Plus One

Holiday Celebrations!

Mother’s Day: Simple Ways to Say “Thanks Mom!”

Next weekend we celebrate one of the most important holidays, Mother's Day. I think it is safe to say, we all owe a lot to our moms (and to those women who acted like and watched over us like a mom). On Mother's Day, be sure that special woman knows how much she is appreciated!… Continue reading Mother’s Day: Simple Ways to Say “Thanks Mom!”