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12 Days of Gracious Living

Day 8: 12 Days Gracious Living with Sheaffer Pen

by Mindy Lockard on December 18, 2011

One great gift for the person with everything is a little something they can use in their social circles. And that’s a social card… also known as a calling card! So today’s topic that we’d love your feedback on is: Calling Cards are a great social and professional tool to have on hand. What information […]


Holiday Parties: Let Your Heels Do the Walking

by Mindy Lockard on December 4, 2011

Tis the Season for Holiday Party Manners! All week long we will be chatting about how to wear your Gracious best at this season’s Holiday Parties. Today for the #HolidayHQ I’m talking about working the room, the party room. So warm up those heels ladies and let’s work it! And speaking of Party Manners, Friday […]


12 days of Gracious Living Day 10: Dress Rehearsal

by Mindy Lockard on December 23, 2010

Here is a little something we do to make sure we are gracious in our giving and receiving. Remember, practice makes perfect! Elle and Maggie’s tips for opening gifts… 1. Slowly open gifts 2. Look at the gift giver 3. Say something kind about the gift 4. Say “thank you” with a smile!


12 Days of Gracious Living Day 7: Christmas Card Holder

by Mindy Lockard on December 20, 2010

Today’s post is from our 2010 series, but it was one of our most favorites so we thought we’d bring it back just incase your looking for a way to display this year’s cards! In past years I have hung our Holiday cards from the garland on our mantle. This year with our Advent boxes […]

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Twelve Days of Gracious Living Day 6: Vision for the Season

by Mindy Lockard on December 19, 2010

I share this story with my family’s permission. Holiday dinners at my mother’s home were always straight out of a magazine. Carefully planned nontraditional menus included side dishes such as wild rice and cranberry stuffed acorn squash, candied sweet potatoes with orange zest, steamed green beans bundled in a lemon rind, and pumpkin soufflé. And […]

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