Monday, May 23, 2011

Use this QR Code & Test Your lovelymanners Skills!

"Test Your lovelymanners Skills Right Now! Scan Me!"

Hey, everyone. While I'm waiting for the placemats to be packaged this week - yes, they are really going to be up on the site and for sale by next week! - I've been diligently thinking about new ways to sell and market.  And the computer geek that I am (for people who know me, they KNOW I actually am!), I've become really fascinated with these new QR codes and QR readers.  QR stands for Quick Response Code - you've probably started seeing them in magazine and newspaper ads...and they're going to start showing up at points of sale - just watch!

So I decided to generate my own QR code and I'm going to put it on stickers on the outside of my placemat packaging - The

Friday, May 6, 2011

Be Nice.

A quick lovelymanners post today.  I heard a comment the other day that struck me.  It was when CIA Director, Leon Panetta, was named Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary (this was before the Osama assasination).  An interesting comment was made about Panetta and why people like to work for him.

"He expects respect from the people who work for him -
because he gives respect to the people who work for him."

And that's the crux of it! That's what manners are - they are not tired, irrelevant, elitist rules only applicable to days gone by. They are action-oriented behaviors that outwardly express courtesy and respect to friends, family, co-workers, and complete strangers.

BE NICE.  It's really not that hard.