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Gracious Girl Guide

Join me in a little exercise! Visualize yourself standing on the edge of a cliff. It’s high. VERY high. You are getting ready to jump, and look down at a net. The net that is going to catch you. What does that net look like? Small, weak, and with a large hole in the middle? […]


Charm School: How to ‘Graciously’ Eat a Doughnut

by Mindy Lockard on June 7, 2013

While manners are important, we don’t need to over think how we eat certain foods. For example, the doughnut. Afterall, and as you might remember from my earlier post, today is June 7th 2013 is National Doughnut Day. First, put away your knife and fork (silly) and grab a napkin. Paper is fine. Take a […]

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New Day NW: Entertaining Etiquette “Sticky Vase” DIY

by Mindy Lockard on August 23, 2012

I’m back at KING 5 New Day NW today… Today, we are talking about DIFFAglam Seattle, Entertaining Etiquette and I will be sharing a few Fall Gracious Living DIYs that I have up my sleeve! This DIY is a great way to include your children in the entertaining process and to add a fun earthly […]


My Favorite Pen Giveaway!

by Mindy Lockard on July 8, 2012

Happy Monday Gracious Girls! I’m so excited for today, because today we are kicking-off the first week of my three week (7/9, 7/16 & 7/23) Favorite Pen Giveaway!  What’s my favorite pen? Ring any bells? Here’s how you can enter to win your very own Sheaffer® Prelude® Mini: Drop a note below and tell me your […]


Summertime Hostess with the Mostess!

by Mindy Lockard on June 20, 2012

So often as a host or hostess, we get so caught up in the details of menus and decor that we forget to plan how to physically engage with our guests—how to greet them and introduce them to others at the party etc. Remember, the host and/or hostess is the social maestro of the event. […]