January 1, 2018 Kim Cox

Celebrating Our 100th Post!

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Celebrating Our 100th Post!

Happy New Year!
We are celebrating at Gracious Living Guide!

This is our 100th post!!!!

When we started Gracious Living Guide, our goal was to share our love for entertaining, etiquette, travel, tablescapes, home and more. We also aimed to create a community of likeminded women who want to live better lives and add more elegance to their everyday existence.

We LOVE Sharing With You

My first post was “Tired of Being Perfect? Martha Stewart Doesn’t Live Here.” With this post we began a journey that has been fun and fulfilling. Our posts have run the gamut – from sharing a tablescape, polishing up our etiquette, sharing travel tips, creating beautiful living environments, or product reviews,  all of which have been lovingly and excitedly received by you – 100 times!

Celebrating Our Gracious Girl Community 

We’ve succeeded at creating a community; a community of Gracious Girls. We have learned together, expanded our knowledge together and had fun together. And it hasn’t been a one way street! Just as I have shared with you, you have shared with us your pictures, suggestions and advice and wehave loved it all.

We love it when you send US pictures!

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Mimosa Bar by Jeanette Conrad Ellis

After reading the “Build Your Own Mimosa Bar article, Gracious Girl Jeanette sent me this pic of her mimosa bar. I just love it!

And Gracious Girl Brigit Harper created a beautiful interpretation of the Salmon Tray That You Can Make, complete with the Browned Butter Honey Garlic Sauce!  This makes me so proud!

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Celebrating Our Awards, Accolades and Collaborations

Our hard work has not gone unnoticed. We have been featured and republished by national media outlets and organizations. We’ve garnered awards and praise from likely and unlikely sources. We  have collaborated with some of the best in the business.   We have truly been blessed.

This was the first of many articles featured in Huffington Post.

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To read the article, click here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-cox/cocktail-party-commandmen_b_9798332.html

 

We were featured in Black Travelista for our travel articles.

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To read the article, click here: http://www.blacktravelista.com/interview-with-kim-cox-mom-lawyer-travelista/

And our very own KPFusion feature our decor on their site.

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To read the article, click here:  http://www.kpfusion.com/2017/03/07/guest-room-moody-greys/

Our collaboration with Nakeisha Green of Petals Studio produced one of our most beautiful tablescapes yet, The Prettiest Easter Tablescape You Will Ever See.

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Tablescape Collaboration with Nakeisha Green of petals-studio.com

Gracious Living in Action

Your enthusiasm for my “pet project” has allowed me to branch out beyond writing posts. We have planned, hosted and consulted on many of your weddings and parties, and set many of your tables.

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Branch-Hicks Wedding

 

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Edith Kelly Green’s Hatiloo Birthday Party

 

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Joyce Blackmon’s 80th Birthday Party

 

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Tablescape for Bluff City Cluster Links Dinner

We’ve hosted workshops on etiquette, entertaining and table setting, to name a few.

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Jack and Jill Mother’s Workday in Atlanta

We even launched a “Gracious Gear” product line, which you have also supported.

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Gracious Living Guide is Branching Out!

Writing this blog has allowed me a creative outlet and has allowed me to grow a business that I love. Our offerings now include:

Party/Wedding Planning
Event Styling/Consulting
Tea hostessing
Vendor Sourcing
Etiquette Workshops
Tablesetting Workshops
Breadmaking Workshops
Canning Workshops
Custom Tablescapes For Purchase
Rental Tablescapes and Tea Service

We are continuing to expand and explore other opportunities in the coming year. Stay tuned for details.

Thank You Gracious Girls For Your Support!

Gracious Girls, thank you for the love and support that you have shown me throughout this journey. You have truly made this a labor of love.

Thanks Cooki,

And Audrey,

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Audrey Arrindell in her GLG apron

And Tina,

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LaTina Thomas looks great in her GLG apron!

AND TO ALL GRACIOUS GIRLS,

A Sincere Thank You!

..and keep reading, enjoying, trying and sharing our posts!  

And major thanks to Kim Thomas of KPFusion who has guided me on this path and taken some BEAUTIFUL pictures!

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