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How to Eat Soup

It has been awhile since I did a manners post. But we have been eating soup a lot this winter so I thought it was a good time to cover how to eat soup. And I share the recipe to our favorite soup right now.…

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We Got Annie! Tickets

Santa dropped off an early family Christmas present… tickets to the play ANNIE. We went on Christmas Eve Eve and had an awesome time. On the drive up to the play we discussed play manners.…

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I Week

We intended to spend I week in Idaho with my very intelligent but insane family. However, Crew fell ill and so we had to improvise our own Thanksgiving at home with just our little family. Luckily, my husband insisted on cooking.…

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H Week

Hey, it’s H week! To be honest, H week was more about my house than Croft’s learning. See we happen to put our house up for sale on Monday. We have been homeless all week and had to hang out with family and friends as people looked at our home. Plus we were house hunting. H week has been hectic and humbling to say the least.…

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Fingers or Fork?

Have I shown you my cute and informational Christmas present I bought for myself?  It is Emily Post’s “ETIQUETTE:Manners for a New World” book.  I got it at Costco. I couldn’t resist a Tiffany blue hard bound book full of interesting information. There is a section in the book call “Fingers or Fork” so I decided to cover this manner for F week. Manner: As a general rule if you are at a fast-food restaurant, picnic, or barbecue, it is pretty likely that fingers are acceptable.  But if you are at a nice restaurant or dinner at someone else’s home, most likely use a fork.  Also consider how messy the food is.  If the food has a sauce or lots of toppings…

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G Week

G week had a great start with ghosts and goblins and ghouls. Plus we gorged on goodies at Grandma’s on a gorgeous Fall day. The day or two after was grueling, but we ended the week with gusto.…

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Regroup and Refuel

I am taking this week off from “Letter of the Week”. Sometimes you just need to regroup and refuel. (And as a heads up, I plan on taking a week off in November for Thanksgiving and the whole month of December off to fully embrace Christmas.) Although I don’t have a letter post, I still wanted to share a few thoughts about Letter of the Week that have been going through my mind:…

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Happy Blog Anniversary

Today, October 24, marks the one year anniversary of my very first blog post ever! The blog was Monday Night Manners. I am still pretty proud of my inaugural post, and I thought I would repost it here for those of you that weren’t with me back in the day.…

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F Week

When Croft saw that it was F week on the family chalkboard, her eyes lit up and she said, “Mom, I know what we can do for F week! We can do something FUN!” I hope the week met her expectations.…

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How To Eat Dessert

Between D week and E week and the arrival of all things pumpkin, we have eaten plenty of desserts around our house lately, so it was only natural to cover How to Eat Dessert for our weekly manner:…

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