by Mindy Lockard on September 13, 2017

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G3 GET ‘HER DONE PLANNER | Step-by-Step

by Mindy Lockard on June 7, 2017

Hello, Girls, I am so happy you are here and excited to get started!

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After helping a few girls put the planner together, I thought it would be best to help with a step-by-step guide. With that said, are you ready to GET ‘HER DONE? Here we go..

Stickers Tab Stickers are found here.

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You will start the first tab with the month you receive your planner.

For example: you are receiving your planner in June, therefore you will start the tabs with the JUN sticker followed by JUL, AUG, SEP etc.

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It’s a good idea to take it slow and double check before you secure the sticker to ensure it’s the correct month and in the correct annual order.

Notes, Party & Money are designed to be placed on the back three tabs, behind the month tabs.  Your pages for these months will be received by mail at the beginning of the season we discuss the skills.

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Month Sticker There are 7 stickers for each month.

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The month stickers are placed on the dotted line for “Welcome to the Month of…” “Month at a Glance” & 5 “Weeks of the Month”

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Some months have 6 weeks, but typically just a couple of days. You will move those days to the next month.

For example: July 30 & 31 fall on a Sunday and Monday and those dates will written in on the first week of August.

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This is where it gets really fun! GET CREATIVE, we recommend using fine tip color Sharpies to make the stickers your own!

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QR Codes We kick off the planner with 4 QR codes.

Welcome code will briefly walk you through the planner. These codes are to be watched before you start working your way through the planner.

Super powHER: Bravery, Confidence & Authenticity our three  SUPER POW-HER skills fundamental to the G3 journey.

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Month: On the first day of each month, the month’s topic will be posted for you to watch and it will stay live until the following month. We will be storing an archives if you need to access past months.

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Week: Every Sunday our weekly SUPER POW-HER QR code will be live. Take a moment at the beginning of each week to watch the POW-HER skill, set goals and practice, practice, practice!

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Enjoy and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!! Please let me know if you have any questions and I cannot wait to chat via FaceTime next week!

Best, Miss Mindy

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Come LIVE CHAT with the Washington Post!

by Mindy Lockard on December 1, 2016

I’ve had a little project up my sleeve…

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I’ve had the honor of consulting with the lovely, Jura Koncius, Home and Garden writer at The Washington Post! Together, we set out to answer some commonly asked questions and help folks navigate holiday entertaining. Let’s be honest, there’s potential for this to be the most stressful time of year. So to assist you, we put together a table setting guide and some commonly asked questions which can be found here:

Also, join us for our live chat today 11:00am ET Washington Post Live Chat with The Gracious Girl  & read my answers to her questions in the article.

Happy setting!

 

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#FamilyRecipe | One Sugar Cookie, Four Ways

by Mindy Lockard on November 29, 2016

It wouldn’t be the holidays without talking sweets, as in cookies.

Join me & Bob’s Red Mill for a fun and delicious #FamilyRecipe on November, 30th titled #GoodiesforGifts.

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But before the party. I have a little something to share…

My favorite Gluten Free cookie trick. One dough and can be made into four delicious cookies. These cookies make great treats, gifts or a little something special for you know who…

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Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cup Butter softened
  • 2/3 cup Sugar plus extra for rolling (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Four Flavors

  • Strawberry Jam or other flavor
  • Hershey Kisses Candy Cane or Other Flavor
  • Cinnamon and Sugar
  • Crushed Candy Canes

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray each with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined. Beat in egg and vanilla until just combined. Slowly beat in dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll balls in extra sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on baking sheets.

Cinnamon & Sugar

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  1. Roll the dough in a ball
  2. Cover with cinnamon and sugar
  3. Place dough coated ball on baking sheet

Sweet Kisses

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  1. Roll the dough in a ball
  2. Bake
  3. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool for 5 minutes
  4. Gently (not to hard or you will push through the cookie) press the kiss onto the cookie

Jam Thumb Print

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  1. Roll the dough in a ball
  2. Press down with your thumb
  3. Fill with jam
  4. Bake

Candy Cane

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  1. Roll the dough in a ball
  2. Roll the ball in crushed candy canes
  3. Bake

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Tis the Season | Holiday Cards

by Mindy Lockard on November 9, 2016

It’s almost that time of year, the most wonderful time of the year. A season full of traditions and time with those near and far. One tradition that is dear to my heart is the holiday card. While social media keeps me connected to my friends and family, I absolutely love receiving a beautiful photo card or letter in the mail. So today I’ve partnered with Basic Invite to offer a few tips for for keeping this year’s greetings gracious both inside and out!

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When to order
No time like the present! I like to order my cards in advance and pop them in the mail after Thanksgiving.  I simply love decorating my mantle and door way with the faces of our friends and family.  Sending cards early allows me to enjoy receiving holiday cards as they arrive in my mailbox and not weighed down by the burden of getting them out.  Visit Basic Invite and use promo code HOLI30 for 30% off your holiday card order!

Picking the Card

It’s always helpful to pick a card that best represents your family and your year!

From brightly colored cards {pop of color}

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Formal {Peace on Earth}

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or even cards that simply sum up the year {Year Snap Shot} without a lengthy letter, each card should best fit your families style.

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On the Card
When it comes to holiday cards, the message and the family name matters most. What personalizes cards is our names. Knowing a few gracious guidelines for printing your name will help you send your very best: In etiquette, it’s always “Ladies first” which means the woman’s name always goes before the man, when printing the family names inside a holiday card, remember: ladies first, and then children. Here are some examples:

Family
The Lockard Family
Mindy, Ty, Elle, and Maggie
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Elle and Maggie

Couples
Mindy and Ty Lockard
The Envelope
The rule of etiquette, says the printing on the envelope should match the card. If there’s handwriting on the inside, then the envelope should be handwritten. If it’s printed, then the envelope should be printed. Here are some examples of how to write out your family name. I always like to handwrite a personal message on my cards and then hand address my envelopes, but that’s just me. Here are a few suggestions for writing or printing your envelopes.

Married Couple
Formal: Mr. and Mrs. Ty Lockard
Casual: Mindy and Ty Lockard

Family (with children’s names)
Formal:
Mr. and Mrs. Ty Lockard
Isabelle and Maggie
Casual:
Mindy and Ty Lockard
Isabelle and Maggie

Family (without children’s names)
Formal: The Ty Lockard Family
Casual: The Lockard Family

Unmarried Couple
Ms. Mindy Knight
Mr. Ty Lockard

Christmas List: Who to send to?
When it comes to etiquette, I always believe you cast your net wide in sending greetings to friends, family and colleagues. Before you order cards, go through your list and update, prune if necessary (perhaps that coach of your daughter’s soccer team, 5 seasons and three sports ago can be taken off), and add new 2016 friends. Always plan to have an extra 20–125 cards so that when a card arrives from friends not on your original list, you can reciprocate. And make sure to update your list when those cards do arrive, so that you have them for the next year.

Seasons greetings my gracious girls here’s to always putting our most gracious foot (or should I say card) forward!

This post was brought to you by Basic Invite, the love of holiday cards and etiquettes are my own! 

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