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A Summer to Remember

Summertime Playground Manners

by Mindy Lockard on June 14, 2010

With summer just around the corner, at we are gearing up for June’s issue, Summer Social.   The beauty of summer, aside from the weather, is the many social opportunities! This month’s issue is here to make sure we get the most out of each social opportunity becasue let’s face it, when we feel confident we enjoy […]


Kick-Off Party!

by Mindy Lockard on August 29, 2009

Tonight we will officially kick off college football season with an annual party hosted by our spirited friends the P. family.  We are huge fans of the evening’s guests of honor, our favorite mallard and his entourage. A few manners for tonight:  patiently wait your turn to see the Duck and remember it’s not polite […]


Q&A Wednesday: Why Big LOVE?!

by Mindy Lockard on August 25, 2009

I’ve been busy this summer with a project that my brother-in-law refers to as  project “Big Love.”  Why Big Love?  Because when I took over his (and my sister’s) basement to cut out sixteen school dresses for the girls (of which I did ask permission) he thought that perhaps I was planning to clothe the […]


Take to the Table Tuesday: Grilling adds Pizzazz to Pizza

by Mindy Lockard on August 25, 2009

Never underestimate the power of dining together. Our dining table is the practice ground for good table manners and a place where we connect with our friends and family. Homemade pizza is one of our family favorites.  It’s perfect for a quiet family dinner and entertaining a large group.  During the summer we love to […]


Dos and Taboos to Trip the Light “Fun”tastic

by Mindy Lockard on August 21, 2009

I have to admit I owe the Lane County Fair and her sisters across the nation an apology for the many conclusions I jumped to without actually taking the time to get to know her. We had a fabulous time! Here are a few Dos and Taboos we picked up along the way… Do: take […]