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!”

A Polished Professional, Everyday Etiquette

Email Correspondence: Client vs. Professional

In your professional life, you have emails down to a science, but when it comes to your personal life, do you know how to transition from the expert to the client? While we are all boss ladies (and gentlemen) in the office, many of us struggle with how to communicate as a client in our… Continue reading Email Correspondence: Client vs. Professional

A Polished Professional

The Contents of a Great Email

In today's day and age, email keeps us far more connected than ever before. Rather than picking up the phone or walking across the office building, we continuously send emails to our colleagues, friends, and family regarding matters from business to social plans and everything in between. So, how do you know if your email… Continue reading The Contents of a Great Email

Attending Events, Wedding Etiquette

Wedding Guest Etiquette: Variations of Black Tie

With wedding season upon us, so many of you are receiving invitations and preparing to attend beautiful ceremonies! As the excitement leading up to the big day rises, you suddenly realize you need to plan your outfit. Then, it hits you... "Black Tie," "Black Tie Preferred/Requested," or "Black Tie Optional" are possibilities for the attire.… Continue reading Wedding Guest Etiquette: Variations of Black Tie

Dating

Ghosting: Why is this a thing?

We have all been there... You have been having an ongoing conversation over messenger on a dating app, gone out and had a great first date, or even been on several dates, all for your perspective "future someone" to go silent. For the long term. Ladies and gentlemen, you have officially been ghosted. This behavior… Continue reading Ghosting: Why is this a thing?

Dating

The Real Life that is Online Dating

In a world where swiping is the norm, I have begun to wonder what is the actual success rate of online dating? As a Family Science major in FMSC260 (shout out to my Terps!), I learned the majority of couples meet through mutual friends; a statistic that is now being challenged by online dating. Evidence… Continue reading The Real Life that is Online Dating