The weekend prior to Thanksgiving is traditionally the most popular time for groups to host Friendsgiving. With the COVID-19 guidelines changing and restrictions tightening, is it still possible to host Friendsgiving? If it is, how so? Here are my tips to help keep you "COVID compliant" while celebrating! Keep the celebration to your "quarantine pod."Throughout… Continue reading Friendsgiving: COVID Edition
In the spirit of the holiday season and families and friends (both new and old) coming together, many of us will be sharing, or maybe starting, holiday traditions. From those we have been celebrating with our families for generations to those we have created on our own with friends, they bring us together and make… Continue reading Celebrating Holiday Traditions
As we shop for gifts, welcome houseguests, and prepare for parties and holiday meals, the joy of the holiday season has a tendency to also bring quite a lot of stress. While stress levels increase, our positive attitudes and mannerly ways often times decrease. This year, let's not have that happen! Here are some of… Continue reading Handling Holiday Stress with Grace
Often times, offices like to celebrate holidays and if your office is anything like mine, be ready to celebrate BIG! Join in on the festivities with your co-workers, just be sure to do so appropriately. In the spirit of Halloween, I am sharing my tips for how to celebrate Halloween at work! Be Tasteful and Dress Appropriately If… Continue reading Celebrating Halloween at Work
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! 🇺🇸
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!”
It is no secret I am a big fan of birthdays and celebrating them - my birthday 🎉, Jesus’ birthday 🎄, and of course, America’s birthday! 🇺🇸 To say the 4th of July is one of my favorite days of the year is an understatement! As a regular part of my life, I show off my… Continue reading Happy Birthday America! 🇺🇸
Single this Valentine's Day? No need to worry! Valentine's Day can hold a different meaning for everyone so I challenge you to view it from a lens other than that of being in a relationship (even if you are in one!). For example, I love Valentine's Day because putting love on public display with all… Continue reading Happy Galentine’s Day!
This article is not related to protocol or etiquette; however, I found this experience so special, I knew I had to share it. This Holiday Season, I had the privilege of being the Program Manager, or "Head Elf" as some affectionately referred to me, for USO-Metro's Project Elf. Project USO Elf supports military children of junior… Continue reading My Experience as a USO Elf
This weekend we celebrate the 4th of July! Happy birthday America! As we celebrate our freedom and our country, be sure to sparkle in all the right ways! Here are my tips for an amazing 4th of July celebration! If You are Hosting a Party Be festive! Decorate with red, white, and blue everything -… Continue reading Celebrating the 4th of July!