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Family Fun

Take to the Table Tues: Out of this World Family Night

by Mindy Lockard on January 4, 2010

During the socially slow winter months our Friday nights are set aside for Family Friday. Every Friday (you may remember this) we come together for  a new theme dinner and adventure. We use these Family Fridays as a way to reconnect as a family after the busy holiday months and as a tool to hone […]


When Life Calls For Plan B…

by Mindy Lockard on October 29, 2009

With a week of Elle and Maggie laid up like the grandparents in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory We had to call off this… and go to Plan B.  Plan B consisted of daddy bringing home pumpkins from the grocery store–no Pumpkin Patch for our little Pumpkins this year, and a dinner (with on-hand ingredients) […]


DIY: Halloween Pump’can’ Carving Invites!

by Mindy Lockard on October 18, 2009

One of my favorite fall traditions is our annual pumpkin carving party! For the past four years we have been inviting the same friends to BYOP and join us for some  pre-Halloween festivities. Last year around Halloween I was in the thick of developing my inspiration board for the redesign of our home on the […]


Big Love: The Final Stitch

by Mindy Lockard on September 2, 2009

With just six days to go until the first bell of the 2009 school year we are heading down the home stitch of project BIG LOVE! Last friday night I put the peddle to the metal and knocked out 16 hems and then hand sewed 14 buttons.  Oh yes, another wild Friday Night in the […]


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 […]