Thank Yous and Advertising

This blog has definitely morphed into something beyond basic etiquette – and I’m truly happy it has. Etiquette is a lifestyle, and I want this blog to reflect that. That being said, if you haven’t noticed, I’ve added advertising recently. It’s something I really prayed about before doing because there is nothing I hate more than trying to read an article while being bombarded with ads. So my promise to you is that won’t happen.

I want to be able to support my family with this blog. It is no longer just a little hobby of mine. It’s a full-blown passion, and I love the evenings when I’m able to crank out 5 or 6 blog posts at a time to schedule them for you to read. However, that’s a fair amount of time away from Garrett and the kids. Garrett in particular, since most of the time the kids are in bed by the time I start writing. I have decided that in order to bring you the highest quality content and best classes, I need to work this like a business.

However, my integrity means so much more to me than a quick buck, SO I have strongly limited the advertisers I’ll allow on this blog. For the time being, it’s Amazon, Target and Lenox. Why? Weddings and babies are the most common etiquette themes. I believe in these brands, and I use their products. I will not post a terrible deal or lousy product. In fact, I will not promote something I don’t use myself. This is my promise to you.

I’m eternally grateful for the emails I’ve recently received thanking me for some specials people were able to get good buys on. I’m so happy it helped you out. To me, there’s no point in paying more than you have to. Thank you SO much for your support of me and this business. I appreciate it more than I could ever say.

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AMAZON: Fitbit On Sale For $69.99!!

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Ok, y’all. We talk a lot about food in the South. We talk much less about health. The idea of eating nothing but raw kale and chicken breasts for the remainder of my life isn’t too appealing, but I DO want to be healthy for my babies, while still enjoying a piece of chocolate merignue pie occasionally. Enter the Fitbit. For a limited time, you’re able to score a great deal on one! Usually they’re around $125, but there’s a sale going on that has this one available for only $69.99!! Let me know how you like it. ūüôā

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Tea Party Recap

THANK YOU to everyone who attended yesterday’s tea! We had an absolute blast. Tea time is so important, not because I love tea (in truth, I’m more of a coffee girl), but¬†socializing IS important. We’re all too happy to watch other people live their lives (hello, Kardashians) without getting out and living our own.

We glorify being too busy, which is, in short, very sad. Why do we want a “me” world? As an aside, if you haven’t read this blog from my friend, Kayla Price-Mitchell, I encourage you to check it out! I believe we’re meant to be around others and not live completely solo lives. This is why etiquette is so vital. It’s not just about being comfortable and knowing which fork to use. It’s about making others feel comfortable. It’s a more selfless way of living.

Tea time, though no longer common, was how women of upper class socialized with each other regularly in the 1800s¬†through the mid 1950s. We’re all too happy to get together for a good cause, but it is completely okay (and even good) to get together for no other reason than to be around each other.

In a relaxed setting, we are free to be open with ideas, share our concerns with each other, laugh and grow in friendship. It’s a wonderful thing. If you missed out on Sunday’s tea, I plan to have two more before the end of the year! This is my side job, so it is hard to do a tea correctly without going in the hole financially. However, my goal is to bring etiquette back in style. I can’t do that if there aren’t ample opportunities for unique events, such as teas.

Here are a few of the pictures from the tea party! Enjoy!

Lenox Autum china makes the perfect place settings.
Up close with each simple place setting.
An English bone china makes for a beautiful table.
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† It’s tea time!