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Wedding Etiquette on KING 5’s New Day NW

by Mindy Lockard on August 21, 2012

Greetings from the road. Today I packed up my car and my two favorite little girls… and hit the road for the Emerald City, Seattle! Tomorrow, (Wednesday August 22nd) I will be chatting all things wedding etiquette with KING 5’s New Day NW and then on Thursday (August 23rd) I’ll be back at the studio […]


When Clients Call. . .

by Mindy Lockard on August 5, 2012

Last week in the middle of an hourlong workout I noticed a call coming in on my cell — I always have my phone on silent at the gym, after all it’s the gracious thing to do. It was one of my one-on-one social skills clients who had recently interviewed for a job. I hopped off the […]

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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 […]


Yesterday, Elle and Maggie came to work with me in celebration of today’s National “Take our Daughters or Sons to Work Day.” I know we were a bit early to the work-day party but it was for good reason. In my work with university students and young professionals, there is one thing I know to […]


Spring Clean Your Desk Giveaway

by Mindy Lockard on April 2, 2012

We are excited to announce the winner of our Spring Clean Your Desk Giveaway. So, in official Gracious Girl style we mixed-up all of the entries {thank you, everyone} . . . and called on our “official” drawing expert… … and the winner is! Congratulations, Meredith! Thank you for sharing your desk . . . […]