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A tale of friendship… of the twitter kind!

by Mindy Lockard on February 21, 2010

Saturday night I received an award from my alma mater, Northwest Christian University.  It was a very humbling night.  A few of my  family members were able join me for the awards gala: my mother Sue, her partner Ron, Sister Becky, Ty’s mother, my very supportive husband Ty and our six year old daughter Elle. Maggie and I both know her limits, at this time in her four year […]


Keeping the Winter Blues Away!

by Mindy Lockard on January 14, 2010

The middle of January brings some dark days and cold nights.  There are a few things that are helping to keep my winter blues away… First, the January/February issue of is now officially available.  I am so excited about this issue.  I honestly think it’s one of the best issues we’ve produced.  There are […]


Take to the Table Tues: Out of this World Family Night

by Mindy Lockard on January 4, 2010

During the socially slow winter months our Friday nights are set aside for Family Friday. Every Friday (you may remember this) we come together for  a new theme dinner and adventure. We use these Family Fridays as a way to reconnect as a family after the busy holiday months and as a tool to hone […]


DIY: Halloween Pump’can’ Carving Invites!

by Mindy Lockard on October 18, 2009

One of my favorite fall traditions is our annual pumpkin carving party! For the past four years we have been inviting the same friends to BYOP and join us for some  pre-Halloween festivities. Last year around Halloween I was in the thick of developing my inspiration board for the redesign of our home on the […]


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 […]