Make Your Cut Flowers Last Twice As Long!

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Longer Lasting Cut Flowers

You received a beautiful flower delivery.  Your happiness is tempered by the thought that they wont last.  You love flowers, but you hate that they die so quickly. What if I told you I could help you make your flowers last twice as long?

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Crawfish Boil Etiquette (Yes, There Is Such a Thing!)

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Do you think Miss Manners has ever gone to a crawfish boil?  In my head I imagine her showing up in a silk dress and gloves up to her elbow, watching the other guests through the glasses perched on the edge of her nose.  I would be one of those “other guests” thinking, “girl, you just don’t know what you’re missing!

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Do You Suck The Head and Eat the Tail?

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 How To Eat Crawfish

Some of you read the title of this post and thought you were about to enjoy some racy reading.  Gracious Girls, get your minds out of the gutter.  I’m talking about crawfish! Read more

HOW TO MAKE MOROCCAN TEA

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Making Moroccan Tea

One of the pleasures of visiting Morocco is enjoying Moroccan mint tea.  Moroccan tea isn’t as easy to make as regular tea -just pour some boiling water over a teabag and let it be. No, Moroccans really put their soul into a pot of tea. When you are offered tea in Morocco, know that genuine hospitality is being extended.

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How to Host An Authentic Moroccan Tea

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Moroccan Tea

Imagine your self transported thousands of miles away, to a distant, exotic culture – just by taking a sip of tea. (Cue the snake charmer music….) Better yet, imagine hosting a tea party for your friends with an exotic Moroccan theme!

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Gracious Girl Spotlight- Dr. Marlah Mardis

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We’re celebrating this month’s Gracious Girl, Dr. Marlah Mardis for her Mardi Gras Decor!

In her daytime life, she’s known as Dr. Mardis, but once she walks out of her office, she’s Dr. Mardi Gras! If you can’t go to Mardi Gras, this Gracious Girl’s Mardi Gras décor brings it to you, with style! Read more

Heart Shaped Napkin Fold -2 Ways

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A heart shaped napkin fold?  It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!   You can do it in the time it takes you to read this paragraph.  In fact, it’s so easy, I can show you not just one, but two ways to do it!  We Gracious Girls always have a few tricks up our sleeves!

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Valentine’s Day Table For Two

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I’m so in love…with Valentine’s Day!  It’s a holiday that celebrates LOVE!

Valentine’s Day conjures up romantic notions of intimate moments spent with the one you love. Whether you are falling  in love, or falling in love all over again, this romantic table for two is set just for you!

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How To Throw The Ultimate New Year’s Eve Bash

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It’s the party of all parties. –  the New Year’s Eve party!

I’ve always thought that a New Year’s Eve party is the most stressful party to give because so much rides on its success. Everyone has expectations of a high energy, fun-filled, over the top extravaganza. Everyone expects this one night to set the mood for the next 364 days. So much pressure! As the hostess, you are expected to deliver..

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From Dinner Party Disaster to Best Party Ever

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Are you hosting a party, perhaps for the first time? Are you worried about anything/everything going wrong?

Serve the dinner backward, do anything, but for goodness sake, do something weird.
-Elsa Maxwell

My Funniest Hostessing Experience – And What I Learned From It!

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