It is so hard to find fantastic hostess gifts but my friend and etiquette expert, Colleen Rickenbacker, put a wonderful list of suggestions together after our last Feather Your Nest event.  She was our wonderful speaker but she kept the atmosphere inviting and encouraged people to ask questions.  One of the biggest questions was about…

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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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So many of my friends continue their family tradition of dining on left-overs and trimming their tree the day after Thanksgiving.  I love decorating our tree!  Here are some tips to make Tree-trimming a bit easier:  – Start by putting on the lights.  It should always be step one!  After the lights are up (and…

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I love these wonderful tips for seating arrangements from HousewifeBliss.com! Working out a seating arrangement can be one of the hardest parts for entertaining but it is also one of the most important!  I hope they help you with your Thanksgiving and Holiday seating arrangements! Click here to read the article.

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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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In 1978, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day.  I think Grandparents deserve their own special day for all of the special things they do.  I think it is a great opportunity to visit with your own grandparents or to honor the…

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I treasure photos taking on our vacations.  They are the lasting memories of wonderful adventures! Here are a few tips to help us all take better photos while on our summer travels. There are a few steps that you need to tackle before you go: If you have a new camera, make sure you know…

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Don’t forget to do something special for the person who is always doing helpful things for you!  Tomorrow is Administrative Assistants Day!  Although a beautiful bouquet is really nice, adding a gift is a really nice touch.  Here are a few of my gift suggestions: -A membership to a fun club that will suit your…

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I know you want to continue to entertain through out the holidays even though we are all on tight budgets so here are a few tips to help you shine this Christmas season with out breaking the bank. Here are a few of my tips: 1. Create a simply stunning centerpiece: Fill any glass bowl…

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