Has it really been 30 years?

Thi0802171121-1rty years ago, I taught my first etiquette class in DeRidder, Louisiana.  Who knew moving from Mississippi to Louisiana would help launch a career as an etiquette specialist? Charm lessons were something I took for granted–because when you’re a kid, farting is funny!  But the lessons I learned help navigate socially awkward situations, uncomfortable conversations, and klutzy falls and paved the way for the years of polite behavior.

I hope you’ll enjoy this blog as I share the etiquette I’ve used to move through the world with confidence.


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We’ve Launched a Podcast!

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Jaime and Lynley met on the set of the KADN Fox 15 morning news show in November of 2017. Lynley, an etiquette specialist, was scheduled to give tips on how to make a good first impression. It didn’t take long … Continue reading

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PARK…and go inside

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If you’d like to watch the episode that aired on KADN Fox 15 News:  KADN Drive Thru Interview ETIQUETTE TIPS FOR FAST FOOD DRIVE-THROUGHS: Make Sure You Have Money Use The Preview Menu before you get to the ordering menu Speak … Continue reading

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Etiquette rules that have faded (thankfully) away…

In order to teach the difference between etiquette and manners to kids tomorrow at the fabulous Oakbourne Country Club, I’m researching etiquette rules that are no longer followed.   Here’s an article I found from an old 1973 Farmer’s Almanac about … Continue reading

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Excuse me, I was next…

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One of the best etiquette books I’ve read is Peggy Post’s, “Excuse Me, But I Was Next…”  She wrote an entire book that just deals with rude behavior (and making sure you aren’t offending with your own rudeness).    What are … Continue reading

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Tips for Giving a Group Gifts

Whether you are organizing a group gift (a group of people go in together and give money to purchase a gift for a one person) or participating in a group gift, things can get awkward. If you are in charge … Continue reading

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