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About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.

April 3, Sunday – Cameron’s birthday

My son, Cameron is celebrating a birthday tomorrow on April 3rd. He is 33 years young and is seen above (on the left side) with his brother Blake.  Cameron is motivated and  is an inspiration to all he meets.  He … Continue reading

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Catherine Mary

My Mother, Catherine Mary passed away last month from heart failure.  She was an amazing mother! She was regal, classy, beautiful and most of all….an incredible mother for all of my 58 years on this planet.  She loved her children … Continue reading

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Ingredients for hosting a great Christmas

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During the holidays, we like to keep things simple at our house. From DIY decor, easy appetizers and of course fun with friends and family. This year we ordered some of the entrees for our…

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Holiday cards – are you sending out holiday cards this season?

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Making Memories last One of my most favorite things to do is take photographs of my family.  The holidays come so fast each year and sending a family picture of your loved ones connects us…

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Having friends in your age group

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Family Wedding – July 2015

Two weeks ago – my brother, Gary married his beautiful bride, Cindy. What a blessed event, they both overcame obstacles and found a way to be happily ever after. After spending one week in Costa Rica relaxing – they are home … Continue reading

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On the second Sunday in May, American families celebrate Mother’s Day

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Children of all ages treat their Mothers to something special on Mother’s Day each year. It is the one day out of the year when Children, young and old, try very hard to show in…

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Get ready to dazzle

This year in 2015, all of us working at the Disneyland Resort in California are getting ready to dazzle. We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary of DISNEYLAND!! What a legacy Walt Disney started on July 17, 1955.  Below are some … Continue reading

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Orlando, Florida

 Last Wednesday while spending time with my colleague in Florida on a business trip she invited me to experience some of the local theater there in Orlando. The show was “Motown the Musical” with over 50 classical hits such … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Every picture tells a story

The year was 1998, my children and I were visiting my brother in Manhattan Beach, California.

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