Etiquette Dilemma

OH boy….this tough question came from Kelly in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada: Dear Kimberly, I never know what to do when someone I am at the dinner table has food in their teeth, toilet paper on their shoe or lipstick on their chin.  Please help me!  Do I tell them or not? Kelly Well Kelly, these…

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Autograph Etiquette

The Superbowl is coming to town and Dallas/Fort Worth is going feel a bit like Hollywood this week!  Celebrities from all over the world will be descending upon our metroplex and you might just have a chance to meet an Athlete, Actor, or Entertainer!  What would you do? Here are few tips for an encounter…

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Flower Etiquette

Sending flowers is such a wonderful gesture.  Here are a few tips to insure that you make the right impression when you are trying to make the best impression! -Fragrant flowers are usually best in a powder room, entrance hall or living space.   They are not good for a kitchen or dining area as…

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Thank You Note Time!

If you are anything like me, even though you had plenty of time to write your Thank You notes between Christmas and New Years, you still haven’t done it!   Showing gratitude is so important, especially after the holidays! I am going to do mine today!  If writing a note sounds daunting to you, check…

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Holiday Gift Giving Etiquette

Nothing makes me happier than finding an email with a challenging question! I love love love when you send me question’s about your situations and dilemas.  Here are some of the questions that I got last week.  I hope they help! Sarah from Dallas wrote:  I am already finished with my gift shopping. When can…

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Holiday Tipping Guidelines

I get so seriously stressed out around the holidays about whether or not I am giving out an appropriate tip.  I don’t want to be a scrooge but I don’t want to go embarrassingly overboard either! Here are a few of the guidelines that I have found to be quite standard.  Knowing that this is…

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Holiday Party Etiquette

Chances are you mail box will be filling up with invitations to holiday festivities and office parties soon! Here are a few of the things I learned from Etiquette and Protocol Expert Colleen Rickenbacher at our Feather Your Nest Luncheon last week! -Always reply to an invitation with in three days of receiving it! -Arriving…

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Feather Your Nest!

It is Feather Your Nest time again and this luncheon is going to be wonderful!  I can hardly wait to hear my good friend and etiquette expert Colleen Rickenbacher speak.  Colleen is certified in so many ways.  The letters CMP, CSEP, CPC, and CTA all follow her name so you know she is an expert…

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State Fair Etiquette

The State Fair is in town and while we are all looking forward to the guiltless tasting of our favorite fried foods and fitting snugly into the crowd of fellow Texans, we might, first, want to review a short list of manners that are often overlooked at such events. Having fun in the frenzy is…

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