🥰 It's Valentines Weekend and a long one for some😍...a GREAT time for trying out something new and fun!🎈
🤷‍♂️ It doesn't matter if you have a partner, or not, there is fun to be had by all here in Northern VA!!!
👉 Get the list of events here:
Pet Supplies Plus - Manassas, VA Creative Brush Studio/Gallery The Little Gym of Gainesville Lovettsville Library The Clay and Metal Loft Jimmy Potters Studio Ashburn Library iFLY COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE Pinot's Palette TEZ Indo American Grill Lake Anne Brew House The Light Horse The Little Theatre of Alexandria Barnes & Noble Bonnie Stephens Photography Sticks & Stones Chinn Aquatics and Fitness Center Rippon Lodge Historical Site Rippon Lodge Historic Site Magnolia Vineyards & Winery Tucked Away Brewing Company Wicks & Sips Sinistral Brewing Company Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club Big Dog Pots Pottery - Willowcroft Farm Vineyards Ballyshaners Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub, Old Town Old Presbyterian Meeting House 532Yoga 532 Yoga Ho***rs Brock's Riverside Grill Wine & Design
Our hearts couldn’t be happier... Love, Commitment, Support... Let’s take these kids to HoCo and Prom! It takes a village... COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE The Sterling FoundationRidgetop Coffee
COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE is a wealth of knowledge for small businesses. From being fluent in 5 languages, social media savvy, to having resourses for Identity Theft and Legal issues which can be as easy as a lawyer looking over a contract before you sign it. She is so organized and helps put systems in place. Belinda your the best and so thankful that you are part of part of Carried Away Gifts team 🎀
It was great seeing you tonight Belinda! Here are our holiday specials, what a great gift, the gift of safety! Only $5 for pepper sprays, $10 alarms, and beautiful leather purses for $30! Lets keep our families and friends safe this holiday season and always!
Raspberry sherbert is my favorite on National Ice Cream Day 🍦
Hi Bella! Thank you so much for coming to the GBN event today- I enjoyed your talk very much. I love your enthusiasm and wit. I look forward to seeing you again soon!!

SMILE, this is your greatest asset and weapon! At Common Ground Etiquette our motto is: Building excellence in the community, and success in the marketplace.

I am an etiquette & protocol, professional & personal development specialist and speaker with exceptional insight in business processes, tools, and concepts to help entrepreneurs, professionals, and small companies develop more effective strategies to grow their businesses or careers. My firm, COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE, specializes in preparing and empowering via training, mentorship and sharing resources, that assist in achieving the highest potential in the professional and personal arenas.

Operating as usual


Irene’s Prom Closet will be at Briar Woods High School & Independence High School this month. We are in need of Make-Up artist Gift Certificates for our recipients. Let’s make their dreams come true! Drop off site: Briar Woods High School ask for Maria or Sue. Together we are Making a Difference!💜💜💜


If you booked an aisle seat on a 10-hour flight “months in advance” using your common sense as a traveler; but then immediately upon sitting down a woman asked if you would mind switching to a middle seat so she could sit near her kids. How would you have handled this?


Irene's PROM Closet Needs 2 Teens & 1 Adult Volunteers for an event at a Sterling school Monday 1-24-2023 from 5-7:30 PM. Please text/call 571-989-3108 OR comment under this post.
**Will need to wear a mask**


Good morning Parents! we are
sure you tried hard to have a special Christmas for your littles. Rest assured, you did! ♥️♥️♥️♥️
"Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
– Bobby, age 7


Happy New Year! All the best for 2022 from the Common Ground Etiquette Team 💛


Hello Loudoun County! My friend Bobbi Juneja Desai is so excited to sponsor the Sensory Santa 🎅 event again this year with the talented Tracy Kelley of Pride & Joy Photography!! 📸Join them at The Arc of Loudoun for a Santa experience!! Each family gets 10-15 minutes alone to interact with the fabulous Santa Parker. 🎅 Take all of the photos you want, while Tracy takes a professional family photo and provides it to you digitally! All Covid precautions are taken!
To Sign-up:

Timeline photos 12/05/2021

How about recycling your broken or non-working lights strands? Here’s how and where 👇🏼

Our 11th annual Holiday Light Recycling Drive is happening now! Our partner, A Better Way Recycling, gives new life to your broken holiday lights by repurposing the material into roofing, car batteries, flatware, jewelry, and more! Drop off your lights at any MOM’s store between now and 1/31!


Check this out Sterling residents #SantaClausIsComingToTown

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Back by popular demand, Santa will be coming back to visit your Sterling Virginia neighborhood again this year.

Santa will be very busy taking photos at the fire station the weekend of December 4th and 5th. He'll rest up on Monday December 6th and will be his holly jolly self starting on Tuesday December 7th for this years kick-off of 'Operation Santa'!

Follow our page as we will be posting more details about the nightly routes and of course the link to the glympse app so you can track santa.


Good morning! Who has any gently or new jackets to donate to High School students in LCPS? Irene's PROM Closet is seeking donations for HS students in need of coats/jackets even though we know our kids claim they are too cool to wear them 🤦🏻‍♀️ but there is a portion of
students that do welcome them‼️‼️ So if you can donate please LMK and I can come pick them up Wednesday during the day. Please send a text to 571-989-3108!
DROP OFF: If you’d like to drop them off you can at Briar Woods HS in Ashburn or Loudoun County High School in Leesburg.
TIA in advance for your cooperation and God Bless 💗

Let’s keep our students warm!!


Make sure you stop by N'Used today to celebrate their 10th Birthday 🥳! They have a silent auction going on and many surprises for you. Don’t forget to bring at least a $10 grocery food card that will give you a $10 credit towards their store. #HappyShopping

Happy 10th Birthday to N’Used! 🎉🎂
We opened our doors on 11/11/11.
Ten years ago.
What to give your loved one on their 10th anniversary? TIN…😉

It’s our 11:11 wish to support the community that has helped to keep our doors open all these years. We also want to bring attention to the N’Used girls and their “side gigs.”

Did you know that Melissa runs The Tin Cup Fund (TCF), a local non-profit that helps to fill in essentials gaps for NOVA families in crisis? The TCF team is currently preparing to feed 300 underserved families this Thanksgiving. They are partnering with Women Giving Back to host a contactless meal drive through event and they’re in need of gift cards. Bring in a TEN dollar Walmart/Giant/Target gift card Nov 11th-13th (our birthday weekend) and receive a TEN dollar store credit at N’Used. 🎉

Then there’s Lisa. She has a vintage Barbie collection. Several years ago she merged her love for Barbies with her passion for food and, bam, Food Critic Barbie was born! You can follow her on social media. Keep reading.

Jessica! She and her chef husband, Jose, own LoCo Kitchen, a NOVA-based catering company. Be sure to sample their eats at N’Used the weekend of 11/11. More details to come.

We encourage you to follow these unique small businesses/passions on Facebook and Instagram!

Thanks to everyone for supporting me, my business and the girls who surround me. My (tin) cup overfloweth.

Rosemary ❤️

Tin Cup Fund:
FB - @TheTinCupFund
Instagram - @tincupfund

Food Critic Barbie
Instagram - @foodcriticbarbie

LoCo Kitchen
Instagram - @locokitchen1

#consignment #shopconsignment #shoplocal #newtoyou #luxury #luxuryconsignment #choosefabulous #sustainability #sustainablefashion #fashion #herndon #reston #fairfax #Fabulous #shopsmallbusiness #thrift #vintage #Tiktok #tincupfund #fillinthegaps #payitforward #eatlocal #loudouncounty #crazygood #cateringservice #food #chef #chefjose #vafoodies #VA

The Local Proposal- Marriage Proposal Planners 11/10/2021

The Local Proposal- Marriage Proposal Planners

18% of proposals are done in the month of December!! 🤵🏻👰🏼💒💍 and we just found out about a unique business for those of you about to pop the question may be interested!
The Local Proposal will help you craft that perfect setting that will set the tone for your future wedding and they work all over the U.S. so give them a call!

The Local Proposal- Marriage Proposal Planners The Local Proposal is a marriage proposal planning service. We take the stress out of proposing so all you have to do is get down on one knee!

Pop the Question Overlooking the NYC Skyline With This New Empire State Building Proposal Package 11/08/2021

Pop the Question Overlooking the NYC Skyline With This New Empire State Building Proposal Package

Love ❤️ is in the air! Looking for proposal ideas? Check here every month for several great ideas for your special occasion. Today we share from Travel + Leisure about how the Empire State Building offers attractive Proposal Packages.

Pop the Question Overlooking the NYC Skyline With This New Empire State Building Proposal Package "The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city."


“Learning people skills will change your life. Developing your interpersonal intelligence is like adding a catalyst to your success.” ~ Vanessa Van Edwards


Dear CGE Followers, please read the flyer below and share with others so we can get this need fulfilled! Thank you for all you do to support the community.

Dear IPC Followers, please check this flyer for items we need for immediate use for HOCO and an upcoming formal event. Please send us a PM or call/text 703-582-6654 t coordinate drop-off or pick-up. Thanks so much!


Attention Loudoun County Parents 🙋🏻‍♀️ this is a great event for families and of course to adopt a new family member! Don’t
Miss It!

Extra! Extra! Meow all about it! Have you heard the news? Clear the Shelters is this Saturday at LCAS!

We are waiving all of our adoption fees on Saturday, September 18th from 11am-6pm to help our animals find loving homes! We hope you will join us for this fun event!

Learn more here:


Mental Health Specialists and Life Coaches all say that when you are upset or sad you should focus on your #HappyPlace to offset those feelings. Having a space that you can go to, to center and find clarity, is extremely beneficial. When you step away to that place that brings you joy or peacefulness, you allow your mind to destress so that you can perhaps see things from alternate perspectives. I for one have practiced this #ICOE (LOL) and it has worked pretty well. How about you?
PS: Below is one of my happy places BTW. Care to share yours?


Good morning Loydoun County! This Emergency Blood Drive is going on today. If you can, please donate ❤️

Thank you to Inova Loudoun Hospital for hosting an EMERGENCY BLOOD DRIVE on Tuesday, August 24. This blood drive is open to our team members and our community. Help us heal 96 patients by joining us and donating.

Sign up at or call us at 1.866.BLOODSAVES (1.866.256.6372) to make your appointment.

All donors completing the screening process will receive a pair (2 tickets) to see the Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 30! #Natitude


We are very happy to announce that today we made a surprise stop to Sully Elementary’s Principal, Mr. Tuck and his Parent Liaison Kat Betancourt to hand out $350.00 in Gift Cards for Back to School Supplies. Together we are Making a Difference! 💜💜💜


Happy Birthday USA! Thank you for everything you’ve done to bring us here today. May we honor you by being and giving our best. 🇺🇸


Fact: Unfortunately our American culture has become less implicitly biased when it comes to race, skin tone, and sexual orientation over the past decade, yet it has become more implicitly biased regarding weight.
RESPECT encompasses all of the above.
#MindYourManners #Civility

DC with Kids Database - DC, Virginia and Maryland Things to Do with Kids! 06/27/2021

DC with Kids Database - DC, Virginia and Maryland Things to Do with Kids!

Hey hey hey scored a wonderful searchable data base for the DMV area for places to viist with the kiddos - check it out. Thank you,
Family Trip Guides 🤗

DC with Kids Database - DC, Virginia and Maryland Things to Do with Kids! DC with Kids Searchable Database with 350+ spots in the DMV filtered by Age, Type, Cost, Restroom, Parking, and Stroller/Wheelchair Friendly!

Photos from Reel II Real with Coach Herb & B's post 05/13/2021

Photos from Reel II Real with Coach Herb & B's post


Every day don't forget to be grateful! Here is a quick reminder :)


Have an athlete at home and you’d rather skip the lines at the doctor? Here’s a great idea 💡


World Autism Awareness Day

#Love #Kindness #Hugs that’s what this world needs more of 💙💗💙💗


Playgrounds are Boring. Here’s How to Make Them Fun Again

It’s a great start to #Inclusion!


Looking for the kids to do something this Summer? Here is a great option! #SummerCamp2021

A Baltimore restaurant owner drove 6 hours to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer 03/19/2021

A Baltimore restaurant owner drove 6 hours to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer

Is this #Kindness at its best or not?

A Baltimore restaurant owner drove 6 hours to cook a favorite meal for a terminally ill customer “My mom kept saying, ‘I don’t understand — you drove all the way up here to cook for me?’ ” said Rina Jones.


#WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInBusiness #WomenLeadership
Right here in our backyard; one of Loudoun County’s best kept secrets which no longer is... 😉 Meet Kindra Dionne.
Kindra Dionne is a visionary Business Development Consultant, Speaker and Author whose focus is on empowering entrepreneurs to thrive in an ever-changing business world. With over 15 years’ experience, she is fueled by a passion for ensuring mission-driven entrepreneurs enter new markets with excellence so they can make a dollar and a difference. She has lent her expertise and contacts to many entrepreneurs to enable them to launch new concepts with confidence by conquering business challenges and embracing strategic connections. You can count on Kindra to guide you in your exponential growth.
Let us know if you’d like an introduction.

Sonora Webster Carver | Unladylike 2020 03/02/2021

Sonora Webster Carver | Unladylike 2020

Happy Women's History Month! Watch this video of a brave young woman, Sonora web Carver, who was a horse diver. Job qualifications: courage and bravura! we had no clue this job existed, how about you?
#ComeLearWithUs #BraveWomen #WomensHistoryMonth

Sonora Webster Carver | Unladylike 2020


Welcome #March2021 #WomensHistoryMonth
Common Ground Etiquette is a woman-owned business and happy to celebrate this month depicting talented women locally and across the globe. Today we spotlight Dr. Ellen Ochoa, a veteran astronaut, the second female director of the Johnson Space Center and first Hispanic director.
Ochoa joined NASA in 1988 as a research engineer at Ames Research Center and moved to Johnson Space Center in 1990 when she was selected as an astronaut. She became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on the nine-day STS-56 mission aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1993. She has flown in space four times, including STS-66, STS-96 and STS-110, logging nearly 1,000 hours in orbit. Credits: NASA
#ComeLearnWithUs #ReadAndLearn

Our Story

Common Ground is the dream of two sisters to share about civility, etiquette and 21st century skills to go hand in hand with great education and careers. Our firm’s consulting side took off successfully and we slowly but surely added workshops and mentorship sessions as our clients’ needs arose. After a brief hiatus, we are back in 2018 with yet a plethora of Manners & Etiquette; Business Etiquette; Professional & Personal Development workshops and mentoring for individuals; small businesses; executives; staff; college students; children and youth. Maria and I have come together to continue serving you and feel very blessed in doing so!

We partner with parents as early as age three to make sure children understand in a fun but educational manner the importance of manners and social graces. We further engage them by utilizing all sorts of multi-media, including role-playing, music, presentations, videos and by carrying out kindness projects for the community.

Family Dining: Family is very important so we are the only company in the area that provides “dining etiquette tutorials for the entire family” at home or a restaurant.

Once in College we reinforce real life business and social graces with hands-on training and real-life business coaches.

COMMON GROUND ETIQUETTE, specializes in preparing and empowering via training, mentorship and sharing resources, that assist in achieving the highest potential in the professional and personal arenas.

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We offer dynamic and engaging speakers available for your next business retreat, meeting or special event.

Some of our courses:
The Polished Entrepreneur TM
Business Etiquette and Protocol for the Saavy Executive
Real World Etiquette
Cross Cultural Etiquette
Polishing your Personal Brand
Business Entertaining
Wine Etiquette
Business over a meal

Business Etiquette and Protocol
How to win the Sales Battle
Client Relations – The Road to Success
The Art of Professional Networking –
Polishing your Personal Brand
New Hire Etiquette – Fitting in the
Corporate Culture
First Impressions and Building a Professional
Image- Business Attire
Netiquette - includes Teleconferencing and
Social Media Etiquette

Etiquette 101
Children (7 – 10)
Teens (11 – 14) (15 - 18)
High School Version
College Version

Children / Teens Etiquette Camp

Exclusively Dining Collection
Children/ Teens / College / Adult Versions

Interview & Job Seeking Etiquette
High School / College / Adult Versions

Savoir-Faire – Social Savvy “Adults Only” Class
Ladies Cocktail Hour

Tea Time

Wine Etiquette

“Everything Tea Parties” – Bridal Showers, Fundraisers, Birthday, Business or Holiday events.

Parenting Series - Building your Parenting Skills

Customized Sessions

Consulting Sessions



44200 Waxpool Rd Ste 186
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