Manners & More From Around the Web (First Edition)






By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor

Today for your perusal, I offer the first of what will be a semi-regular weekly curation of posts from around the web. I’ve found these posts helpful, inspiring, fascinating, or fun, and I’m happy and excited to share them with you!

Think of it as our own Manners Mentor version of Reader’s Digest, but hipper and more elegant! 🙂

Manners & More From Around the Web

  • A coffee shop in Virginia charges you less money if you’re polite. This story proves it literally pays to be polite! And while it’s a good news story, and interesting enough that it was even picked up by “The Daily Mail” newspaper in the United Kingdom, it’s rather sad that people need a financial incentive or reminder just to be plain old nice. Regardless, I say, “Great job!” to the coffee shop for coming up with a clever and encouraging way to put kindness on the forefront of their customers’ minds.





  • I wrote a book about the etiquette and manners our children need to know to grow into confident and kind adults. It’s doable even in the midst of our modern, casual, techno-focused culture. I share the manners and how to teach them in a way that they’re automatic and authentic for our children. Manners That Matter for Moms was awarded “The Mom’s Choice Gold Award for Excellence in Parenting Books.”


Find of the Week:

Every home needs lots of these 6″ by 6″ white linen hemstitch beverage napkins.

Not only do they make great coasters, they also keep guests’ hands dry when holding their glasses, and act as napkins when eating appetizers. They’re perfect for formal or casual gatherings!

And at only $17.59 (at the time of this writing) for 12, they’re a steal at only $1.47 each! 

I bought two packs, and I’m thinking of buying two more for upcoming parties during the holidays.

They’re machine washable and dryable, so easy-peasy!

I also have the matching dinner napkins in the generous 20″ x 20″ size.



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Maralee McKee

About Maralee McKee

Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! To learn more about Maralee click on the "Meet Maralee" or "New? Start Here" links at the top of this page.

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