A Terrific Hostess, Holiday Celebrations!

Handling Holiday Stress with Grace

As we shop for gifts, welcome house guests, 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… Continue reading Handling Holiday Stress with Grace

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

Holiday Celebrations!

Celebrating the 4th of July!

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!

A Gracious Guest, A Terrific Hostess, Holiday Celebrations!

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week's post is about being thankful. I want to take the time to thank all my readers and followers for going on this blogging journey with me! To everyone who has commented, asked questions, and sent suggestions, thank you for participating in the fun and helping me to make… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!