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DIY Projects

St. Paddy’s Day DIY: LUCKY to Know You

by Mindy Lockard on March 14, 2013

It’s been awhile Gracious friends!  Over the past week my family moved into a new home and sometimes “In Real Life” calls for our full attention. Which is always a good thing. That said, I’ve missed you and look forward to getting back to the blogging work I love. Speaking of being on the move… […]


A Well Stocked Hostess Gift Pantry

by Mindy Lockard on November 5, 2012

I’m back in Seattle on King 5 this morning! Love this city. Today I will be sharing my favorite DIYs for a well stocked Hostess Gift Pantry. I’ll post the video tomorrow, but until then, here they are and their printable partners Happy stocking Gracious Girls! SO Sweet | Vanilla Sugar DIY Printables | Cardstock Download […]


#FallDecor: Simple Way to Mummify a Vase

by Mindy Lockard on October 11, 2012

As I promised the Seattle folks who tuned into King 5’s New Day Northwest, here is another spooky DIY! This one is fast. So fast… if you blink, you might miss it. This is what you’ll need: Vase Gauze from a fabric store Bandage Clips Flowers Wrap the gauze around the vase and clip. So […]


DIY: A sweet Leap Day treat!

by Mindy Lockard on February 26, 2012

When it comes to gracious living, caring is sharing. And today we are sharing one of our favorite days of the year… well every four years. Leap day. Here’s a little treat our family enjoys sharing on this 29th day of February. So without further ado, let’s leap to it ladies!


DIY – A Colorful way to say Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Mindy Lockard on February 1, 2011

I don’t know about you Gracious Girls, but sometimes Valentine’s Day can be too sweet. Just thinking about it gives me a toothache. So when it comes to my children’s Valentine’s Day, I like to think beyond the candy wrapper or box of conversation hearts.  In the past years we’ve sent along these soaps, but […]