Everyday Etiquette

The Art of a Thank You

I was recently asked if writing a formal thank you note is still necessary given the ease of thanking someone so easily and immediately due to technology. While technology does have the ability to greatly enhance our communication, it is not a replacement for traditional etiquette. So, what should you do to properly thank someone?… Continue reading The Art of a Thank You

Everyday Etiquette

Being Polite While Using Your Cell Phone

As a result of the tech-age we currently live in, a lot has changed when it comes to social interactions; however, some things should not change. Being polite during social interactions and being respectful to those around you should always be at the forefront of your mind. Seeing as we use technology, especially our cell… Continue reading Being Polite While Using Your Cell Phone

Dining Etiquette, Everyday Etiquette

The Essential Table Manners

As the holidays approach, we will soon be gathering around the table with family, friends, and loved ones. In the spirit of enjoying such divine meals, having good tables is an incredibly important asset yet so commonly overlooked. From social to professional settings, food defines our culture and is present everywhere. Whether you are with… Continue reading The Essential Table Manners

A Polished Professional, Everyday Etiquette

Sitting Like a Lady

The other night, I was watching an entertainment news show and noticed a small, yet very prominent difference about the three women on camera. Two were sitting with their leg over the other knee while the third sat with her legs crossed at her ankles. Seeing this difference, it hit me.. Sitting like a lady… Continue reading Sitting Like a Lady

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!

A Gracious Guest, Attending Events, Military Functions

You Got Invited to a Military Ball!

It's one of my favorite times of the year... Military Ball season! Between growing up in a military family and working in the field of event coordination and protocol for the military, I have had the pleasure of attending several military events. One of my favorite formals is the traditional "Birthday Ball" for the services in the Fall.… Continue reading You Got Invited to a Military Ball!

Dining Etiquette

8 Foundational Dining Etiquette Tips

This week, I am covering dining etiquette! This is a vast topic and can be broken into many posts so today, I am highlighting what I think are the foundational pieces of dining etiquette. Even though "dining etiquette" may feel like a formal topic, a lot of these tips can be used in everyday circumstances such as client luncheons or dinners, going out… Continue reading 8 Foundational Dining Etiquette Tips