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12 Days of Gracious Living

12 Days of Gracious Living Day 5: Party Manners

by Mindy Lockard on December 17, 2010

  Okay Gracious Girls, with holiday parties in full swing and New Year’s parties on the horizon, here are a few manners that will be as useful as your favorite little black dress. Arrive in Fashion! Being “fashionably late” is a longstanding trend that’s becoming later and later. Keep your host or hostess in mind as you […]


12 Days Gracious Living: Day 4 Tricky Sitchies

by Mindy Lockard on December 16, 2010

Did you see happen to see our quotes in the December issue of Women’s Day? The topic? That’s right, tricky holiday family situations, or “sitchies” as I like to call them. We’ve all had ’em, which is why I love this topic. So, if you didn’t catch the article, here are the questions they asked and my […]


Take to the Table Tuesday Snowman Stew

by Mindy Lockard on December 22, 2009

Tonight we are serving a hearty stew with a cool finishing touch.  This simple snowman stew is perfect for a casual holiday lunch or dinner! Stew In your slow cooker add 2 pounds stew meat 2 large onions chopped 3 cloves of garlic (minced) 2 cups veggie juice 1 32 oz can stewed tomatoes 1 […]


Day 11: DIY for Last minute gifts

by Mindy Lockard on December 21, 2009

If you are looking for a last minute gift that is both easy to do and easy on the wallet, look no further. Every year we deliver a small token of our affection to our dear friends.  Here are a few small gifts that we have used to say “Merry Christmas” in past years… Christmas […]


Day 10: Advent Hope

by Mindy Lockard on December 20, 2009

When we have hope we believe that good things will happen.  Our hope in the Lord is not a Hope with a question mark, but hope with an exclamation point! LIGHT FOUR CANDLES as everyone says together: Jesus said, “I am the light of the word whoever follows me will have the light of life […]