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Hi Courtesy Crew! It’s Christin. How’s it going in your world? Let’s just say things are crazier than normal in mine. As some of you may know, I’m currently six months pregnant with my first child. My husband and I are soooo excited. We’ve been together for 10 years (married for 5), and finally decided […]

March 13, 2019

How to Plan the Perfect Babymoon

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It’s the age-old conundrum… who pays for the first date. Most traditional women and men will say it’s the man’s responsibility to pick up the tab. Still, some progressive men and even feminist argue that women should be treated equally, and a man picking up the tab is a form of misogyny. Regardless of how […]

February 25, 2019

Who Pays for the First Date?

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Although it might not feel like it yet, spring is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to less snow, warmer temps and more PARTIES! Spring tends to kick off a season of events ranging from casual BBQs to formal weddings. Regardless of how casual an event is, most hosts want you to confirm or […]

February 25, 2019

Stop Being a Flake – RSVP Etiquette

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When invited to a dinner at someone’s home or attending a party with a guest of honor, it is customary to bring a hostess gift. A hostess gift is a gift for your host or hostess to thank them for the invite and their hospitality. The gift doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive; simply […]

January 6, 2019

Choosing a Hostess Gift

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We’ve seen it on popular television shows like Insecure, and at some point, we probably experienced it in real life. You meet someone, you are excited, you hang out a few times and eventually they disappear right out of thin air. Unfortunately, my friend, you have just been “ghosted”. According to Urban Dictionary, ghosting is […]

January 6, 2019

Is Ghosting Okay?

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Ok, we probably already know the answer to this question, right? We’ve read tons of career articles about how we should separate work relationships from our personal life. But, somehow this doesn’t always feel cut and dry and can sometimes feel downright rude. As companies move from staunch, uptight environments to collaborative cultures, it might […]

January 6, 2019

Should I Accept my Coworker’s Friend Request?

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AHHH!!! Congratulations you’re planning your wedding!! Wedding planning can be a mix of excitement and pure madness all in one. After you set your budget, you’ll quickly discover you have to figure out your guest count to make a lot of other major decisions, including venue, menu, etc. Choosing who to invite and who to […]

December 27, 2018

Who Should I Invite to My Wedding?

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Vacation time is an important employee benefit that we should all utilize. Studies show that employees who take time off are more productive at work. So whether you have a company culture that encourages time off or not, it’s important to use the benefit for your sanity, productivity and overall mental health. There are some […]

December 27, 2018

Requesting Time off From Work

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Maybe you have a close set of girlfriends and you without a doubt know who your bridesmaids will be, or maybe you have a large family, tons of friends and sorority sisters who don’t know how to narrow it down to just a handful of attendants. We can’t make the decision for you, but we […]

December 27, 2018

How To Choose Your Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

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A fun girls trip to the Caribbean or a co-ed sky trip to the mountains could be just the thing you need to relax, recoup and strengthen bonds with good friends. Yet, we’ve all heard of the horror stories of group trips: someone doesn’t have enough money, someone drinks too much and needs to be […]

December 27, 2018

How to Plan a Successful Group Trip

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