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The 4x4SquareWhen I started this blog I dreamed of a blog full of witty words and pretty pictures. You know, that perfect image in the shape of a square that we see on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and every other form of social media that you can think of.  No matter how I curated content that I thought was thought provoking and informative, I put it on hold because I lacked that perfect 4×4 square picture to accompany my post.  How could I not share such pertinent content because of a simple square?  Does this apply to my life outside of my blog too?  Do other people feel this way?


10 Creative Valentine's Crafts for the-2

So the time has snuck up on you and you have just realized that you need treats for your little one’s class for Valentine’s Day.  Okay, so you have less than a week to pull off a thoughtful treat for 10+ kids by Friday.  Normally, this is where the panic would begin….but not today.  I have curated a list of my favorite “easy” Valentine’s Day crafts just for you.


“My Rule Is, If It’s Not Moving…Monogram It.  
– Reese Witherspoon

Scarf Monogram

So we have been through my obsession with monograms, I won’t go into detail, but I will share my latest find with you! More and more I find the most amazing companies that specialize in monogrammed items.  Since the weather is crisp and nice….I had to get the perfect monogrammed accessory!




The holidays are upon us and it is time to start thinking about how you will decorate and entertain this year.  I look forward to this time of year every year.  Last year, I had the pleasure to attand an amazing class on decorating and entertaining for the holidays.  The best part of this was it was all based on DIY tips, tricks and ideas.  I learned so much from the class and ran home to put all of this knowledge to use.  As I began to host and entertain for the holidays or just a friend stopping by, I got so many compliments on the decor and how it was all tied together from the front door and all throughout the house.  I can thank no one but Paul Brummer for this!  Attending his class was the best thing I could have ever done.

So this year, I am sharing this class with each of you!  Please join me November 9, 2015 for an amazing course on creating Dazzling Holiday Decor.

Paul Brummer is the owner of Rooms in Bloom, an amazing floral design and event company.  Paul has been featured by Martha Stewart, Modern Bride, Jay Leno, Good Morning America, CNN, Lifetime and so many more.   With over 25 years of experience, Paul has also spent 15 years serving as the bon vivant of New York’s Tavern on the Green.

When I began Madam Manners, I knew hosting a class with Paul Brummer, was a must.  I am so excited to see this actually come to fruition.  So head on over to dazzlingdecorworkshop.eventbrite.com to register for this workshop.  I hope to see you and all that you create this holiday season!


Madam Manners Monogram

To Do List

Did you miss me?  Boy has life been busy.  I had to take a break from blogging in order to keep day-to-day life in check for my family.  I never thought I would overcome it all, but I thank the high heavens because I am finally back to a normal life (well, my definition of normal).


We Are Pleased to Announce...

I am so excited to launch the Madam Manners Virtual Book Club! For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with reading and have a huge passion for books.  I have at least three books on my nightstand, yes I am reading them at the same time, and I MUST purchase at least one book every time I go to the bookstore. I am addicted to books!


6 Tips for Traveling on aBudget


So you want to travel, but you think to do so you’ll have to sell your born and unborn kids, cash in your car and risk eviction?  Not the case at all, check out these six tips that will leave you with more dollars in your pocket for yachting around Capri and less regret.  Who knows, you may still need to cash in your car after you decide southern Italy suits you. 😉



Giving back paired with the opportunity to do arts & crafts…what more could a girl ask for?


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