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Gracious Desk

Holiday Parties: Let Your Heels Do the Walking

by Mindy Lockard on December 4, 2011

Tis the Season for Holiday Party Manners! All week long we will be chatting about how to wear your Gracious best at this season’s Holiday Parties. Today for the #HolidayHQ I’m talking about working the room, the party room. So warm up those heels ladies and let’s work it! And speaking of Party Manners, Friday […]


A Crane & Co contest… to die for!

by Mindy Lockard on October 26, 2011

’tis the season to start thinking about the holiday card or letter. My friends at Crane & Co have put together a very fun giveaway and yours truly just happens to be a judge. If there is one thing I love, it’s mail in the form of a Holiday Card. I encourage you to enter. […]

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Using Smarts when Using Smart Phones…

by Mindy Lockard on October 1, 2011

Although it’s October 1st, I wanted to share my September column for Forbes.  A few little reminders for using our Smart Phone smarts… If we are being honest, I think we will all agree it’s not always easy.  What would you say is the most difficult of the manners to keep?  For me, it’s breaking […]

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Back-to-School Supplies for Mom

by Mindy Lockard on September 26, 2011

So often back to school means a new routine and a lot of paperwork for moms. Routines and paper that can be very overwelming. Nothing that a few back-to-school supplies for mom can cure… Check out my latest segement on More Good Day Oregon for a few tools to help keep mom organized and well […]


Cubicle Etiquette: Sights, Sounds & Smells

by Mindy Lockard on August 29, 2011

Do you work in a cube? It’s a tricky world with walls only half way to the ceiling, is it not? Last week I popped by Good Day Oregon to share a few reminders for making the gracious most of your cube space… For more cube etiquettes–or shall we call them cube’tiquettes –check out my […]