Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
So lately, I have gotten hooked on the show, Bewitched! I have watched it on Nick at Nite since I was a child, but lately I have absolutely fallen in love with all of the characters wardrobes, and attitudes! I love the way they all talk, and how simple that time period was!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I wont graduate until December, but most of the girls will be graduating this May. They are all going to do such great things, and I am so excited, but so sad that this is our last year together!
Here is the picture we took in the Mountains looking at her ring! YAY!!!!!
Here are some other pictures from this weekend!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Greet the giver.
Express your thanks.
Say something nice about the gift or its intended use.
Mention the past, allude to the future.
Repeat your thanks.
Also, as I was paroozing the website, I found a section entitled "The Essence of Etiquette" I got so excited, I just have to share it with you!
The Essence of Etiquette
It's not about rules, it's about guidelines that help make our personal and professional relationships more comfortable and effective. We tend to feel more at ease when we understand what others expect of us. The etiquette we follow when sending a letter or invitation, like etiquette in other areas, revolves around three basic building blocks: common sense, courtesy and usage.
Common Sense The foundation of etiquette is common sense. On an invitation, for example, you must convey essential information if you want your guests to show up at your event. Your guests need to know who is inviting them to what function. They also need to know the date, time and place. A properly worded invitation includes all of that information and presents it succinctly and coherently.
Courtesy Courtesy, the spirit of etiquette, makes for better and more rewarding relationships. It also requires us to be considerate of others. You may come across some guidelines that might not work in your situation. If you followed those guidelines, you might, perhaps, offend someone you love. Is your relationship with that person more important than the wording of your invitation? If so, courtesy demands that you find an alternative. Etiquette is proper only when it facilitates and strengthens relationships.
Usage, the third building block is usage. Etiquette has evolved over the years and will continue to evolve. Many of the customs that were proper 50 years ago have faded away, like a gentleman tipping his hat. Likewise, many of the customs we practice today will be outdated 50 years from now.
A Natural Evolution As old customs become obsolete, new ones take their place. Not long ago, for example, reply cards were considered improper, even offensive and insulting. Wedding invitations were always answered in your own handwriting on your own stationery. As our lives became busier and busier, many of us no longer had the time to sit down and hand write a reply. Since hosts and hostesses could not risk not receiving responses, they began to send reply cards with their invitations. This made it easier for their guests to respond. The courtesy extended to their guests was a common-sense approach to the problem of late and never received responses. As more and more invitations were sent with reply cards, reply cards became more and more acceptable. Today, they are sent with almost every wedding invitation.
In other words, at some point the traditional way of responding to wedding invitations was not working. Common sense suggested that a solution was needed. The solution was simple: Extend to guests the courtesy of an easy-to-use card with a stamped, pre-addressed envelope. This solution worked and through its usage reply cards have now become perfectly proper. These three building blocks — common sense, courtesy and usage — are the basis for all the guidelines that social etiquette provides.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!!
Have a great Wednesday, y'all!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
The Holiday Season is quickly approaching! I couldn't be more excited! I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite websites! The furniture, and all of the accessories that go along with it are just absolutely gorgeous!
Look around, and dont hesitate to treat yourself to a little Christmas Cheer! WOO HOO!
Here are just a few of my very favorite pieces, and accessories!
The Poodle Ornament
.Unglazed matte white
.Comes with hanging loop & blue ribbon
.Each ornament is boxed
.Perfect for holiday or to display all year long!
Yellow Stitched Bird Pillow
Of course, I need a couch to put my new favorite pillows on, so, in my dream world, I would choose,
The White Bamboo Loveseat
.Unique faux bamboo side rails
.Faux bamboo base and legs
.Newly painted white semi gloss
.New custom made upholstered cushions
.Chocolate brown durable fabric
For my future kitchen, I would just love to have these chairs!
The Red Chippendale Dining Chair
.Faux bamboo detail Chippendale style
.Newly painted red orange
.Original cane seat
.Chocolate brown outdoor fabric
.Custom made box seat cushions
.Tailored ties in the back & self welt
.Frames show some cracking and imperfections from history
.Original frames have been repaired
Now, for such beautiful chairs, in my dream world, I need a table that is just as beautiful, so I would choose this one!
The Faux Bamboo Metal Dining Table
.Newly painted white semi gloss
.New glass top
.Faux bamboo detail
.Metal surface shows some age
Please visit Pieces whenever you get the itch to do some shopping, or even just to look around! All of their items make me smile! I love the bamboo furniture!
Monday, November 16, 2009
For more information on Tucker Blair, or their products, please visit the website at www.tuckerblair.com, or contact Taylor M. Llewellyn (Taylor@tuckerblair.com) today!
Have a great Monday, y'all!