From the category archives:


Totally Chicken.

by Mindy Lockard on March 31, 2010

Underneath the pearls, skirts and heels, there is a crunchy Northwest girl who grew up playing in orchards, eating berries off of the bush and packing her mother’s homemade grape fruit leather in her lunch box.  Take it from that girl, playing in an orchard and eating fresh berries is so much fun, while trying to trade out the  fruit leather in your […]


The Relationship Talk

by Mindy Lockard on October 7, 2009

Tonight I was asked out on a date by a guy that I really like and have for over fifteen years!  Fifteen years ago we had the relationship talk. The one when we admitted to “liking” each other. With two children, soccer, ballet, two businesses, social engagements and volunteer work it has been awhile since […]


Take to the Table Tuesday: TV Dinner

by Mindy Lockard on September 21, 2009

Take to the table Tuesdays is moving to the sofa. We don’t normally eat on our furniture but during football season there are times when Ty enjoys a T.V. dinner. Fall in our house is not just about changing of leaves, it’s about tracking our — and when I say “our” I mean Ty’s — […]


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 […]


In the spirit of wedding anniversary season I’ve asked Mrs. Newlywed, of the very popular blog Misadventures of a Newlywed, to share her first anniversary gift for Mr. Newlywed with you.  In only the most appropriate fashion, her gift is from the heart, it’s a sacrifice (as we know the key to living happily ever […]