Starting with Watercolor

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Watercolor painting is not the easiest to get into. It has its own set of rules, and it can be a challenge to learn them. If you’re interested in watercolor painting, a class is a great idea, but for those of you who don’t have the time or money, here’s a short primer to help you get in touch with … Read More

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Etiquette: Nice Young Ladies

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I constantly struggle to meet my mother’s definition of ladylike. For someone who loves etiquette as much as I do, it’s disappointing that I can never quite match up.

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Etiquette: World Travel

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Many Persephoneers, including myself, love travel. Or at least they love the idea of travel, for those of us who don’t get to do much traveling. 

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Etiquette: Seating Private Ryan

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If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when people make puns out of movie titles. If there’s one thing that bugs me, it’s a missed opportunity for a seating arrangement. 

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Etiquette: Dealing with Roommate Problems

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The modern age is such that almost everyone has, has had, or will have a roommate that they really know almost nothing about. (Hello, college!) And when you know very little about someone, you’re bound to have disagreements that can spiral out of control quickly, leading to that neverending bar competition: “Why I Have the Worst Roommate of All Time.”

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Etiquette: Houseguest Edition

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It’s pretty safe to say that at one point or another, we will all be someone else’s houseguest, whether it be at the home of a family member or a friend. In the words of the surprisingly promiscuous Benjamin Franklin, “Fish and visitors stink after three days.” 

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Etiquette: Get Fit Edition

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Ah, gentle Readers, the season is upon us. The season when we try on our bathing suits and go, “Didn’t this fit last year?” And then, of course, you have two choices, buy a new suit, or tie on the gym shoes.

amandamariegEtiquette: Get Fit Edition