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G3 Fourth of July Fun on KATU’s Afternoon Live!

by Mindy Lockard on July 3, 2018

Happy 4th of July Eve, All! Today the G3 (Gracious Girls Guide) Girls and I are back on KATU Channel 2’s Afternoon Live sharing our Tips and Tricks for creating a festive holiday for friends and family. Her area all of our patriotic party plans… Starting off with the Lemon Pound Cake Waffles… Krusteaz Meyer […]


G3 Fun with $ummer Finance | Value of the Dollar

by Mindy Lockard on July 1, 2018

Here’s how it works! I sent my girls to the store with a goal of spending $40.00 and the quest to buy ingredients for 3 healthy dinners. YES, you read it correctly, 3 family dinners for $40.00 dollars. Could they do it? Step 1: Identify three meals that could share ingredients. Elle came up with: […]


4G3 Fun with $ummer Finance DIY | Save Spend Give

by Mindy Lockard on June 30, 2018

Here is what you will need to start the project Three decent size glass  Magazines to find pictures of your goals Mod Podge (and a container or small jar to put it in) Paintbrush Scissors Labels for “Save”,”Spend”, and “Charity” Before you begin this project make sure you have workspace you don’t mind getting a […]


G3 Fun with $ummer Finance | Homemade Handbags

by Mindy Lockard on June 29, 2018

This summer we are all carrying around lots of things from money to car keys.  This DIY bag is a great way to organize all the clutter. Things you will need: Multi – Surface Colored Paint Stencils Paintbrush A bag Small Glass Jars for the Paint   Step 1:  Pour a sizable amount of paint […]


Gettin’ Down and Dirty with Tweens/Teens Laundry

by Mindy Lockard on October 26, 2017

I was so excited when reached out to me to be one of their #unstainers and offered to help us help our G3 girls with the task of learning about laundry! Why? Because helping our girls tackle the world of dirty laundry is a life skill. As important as our other G3 skills are […]