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{Day 10} 12 Days #HolidayPrep | Stepping Out in Style

by Mindy Lockard on November 24, 2013

Happy Monday! We are back today with our 12 Days of #HolidayPrep and today, day 1o, we are talking holiday party fashion. I was recently quoted in the December issue of Real Simple, talking about what to wear… and while what we wear is important, there are a few other accessories that I feel are […]


Day of our 12 Days of Holiday Prep and today we are going classic! Classic cranberry sauce with a modern twist. Speaking of classic… I’ve recently spent some time going through Sheaffer Pen History. In thumbing through the archives from the Sheaffer Pen Company, one can’t help but feel nostalgic when reading their newsletters from […]


It’s hard to believe that it’s already day 8. It’s true what they say, time does fly when you’re having fun! I recently had great feedback from a reader: “I loved your card post, but I have to admit, it did overwhelm me a bit.” While I had hoped our #HolidayPrep series would be helpful, […]


{Day 7} 12 Days of #HolidayPrep | Hostess Gift Pantry

by Mindy Lockard on November 17, 2013

This last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking about A Spirit of Gratitude at Grace Community Church for a brunch of over two hundred wonderful women.  I was so blessed by these women and their hearts for Gracious Living. After the program, I had many women ask for step-by-step guides to some of my […]


Today on Day 6 of our 12 Days of #HolidayPrep we are getting smart, with our smart phones. This year I’m taking the challenge. The Thanksgiving Unplugged challenge. This brilliant movement was started by two of my favorite people in the industry Mr. Manners, Thomas Farley and Diane Gottsman of the Protocol School of Texas. […]