5 Ways to Deal With Dinner Party Guests Who Won't Put Down Their Phones

It’s hard to think about dinner parties before the age of smartphones and social media without a bit of nostalgic wonder. Did we really all sit around tables looking at each other rather than our tiny screens? We just ate the food instead of Instagramming it first? As we have become more accustomed to being constantly connected, the etiquette around cell phone use in social situations has relaxed, which means it’s not unheard of to invite friends over for…

"5 Ways to Deal With Dinner Party Guests Who Won't Put Down Their Phones"

Are YOU making this Etiquette Mistake?

Sunday’s From the Heart Series – It’s all about the etiquette    OR, maybe you don’t give a hoot about proper etiquette?            I do! Even acquaintances of mine will tell you it doesn’t take long to see I am all about manners and proper etiquette!             I was reading an article the other day about the proper way to handle different etiquette situations, and the topic of…

"Are YOU making this Etiquette Mistake?"

When no means NO!

When someone tells you no, does it register?  Do you stop what you are doing or saying? Or, do you continue? No, means no!         No, I do not want that food. No, do not sit on the dog. No, I do not want to answeryour question. No. No. NO!        I recently wrote a piece on manners for my blog; and one of the commenters asked me to write on accepting no. Her example was one…

"When no means NO!"

Are YOU making this etiquette mistake?

Sunday’s From the Heart Series – It’s all about the etiquette  OR, maybe you don’t give a hoot about proper etiquette?          I do! Even acquaintances of mine will tell you it doesn’t take long to see I am all about manners and proper etiquette!          I was reading an article the other day about the proper way to handle different etiquette situations, and the topic of being invited to a shower or a party…

"Are YOU making this etiquette mistake?"