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Family Fun

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 […]


Summertime and the living is ….

by Mindy Lockard on June 19, 2011

Out west we are celebrating our first week of school free summer! Slow moving mornings, afternoons spent poolside and early evening cocktails on the patio with friends. For me this is what gracious living is about, slowing down to embrace life and the people in it. Soaking up every moment. What aspects if summer do […]


Manners Police?

by Mindy Lockard on August 15, 2010

What happens when we break a “manners” rule?  We don’t get pulled over. Like what happened on a recent trip out of town when I me, myself, and my foot were a little too excited to be on our way to see my family. We don’t have to tote our children to city hall…   and we pay […]


Truth of the Manner…

by Mindy Lockard on July 19, 2010

Do you remember the game “telephone”? You know the one where a group sits in a circle, one person starts by whispering in another’s ear, the information is carried from one person to another, until the last person says the information out loud and most of the time the original information has become distorted over […]


Late Tuesday afternoon, I hopped aboard the Metro North train, destination Hastings on Hudson.  Where this fabulous woman picked me up and played hostess with the mostess!  I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my time with her and how greatful I am for her belief in gracious living!  Many thanks Patricia, you are a […]