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Saturday’s Mini Dinni

by Mindy Lockard on June 14, 2009

Here’s a quick video that we made leading up to our mini dinner. Please keep in mind that my videographer is the mini age of six. It’s a mini bit shaky – if you are prone to motion sickness and have Dramamine on-hand you may want to take one, or two… Saturday Maggie and I […]


Bedtime Book Review is quick and fun look at children’s etiquette books and reviewed by the intended audience… children.  It wasn’t hard–a trip to the playroom–to find a couple of participants who were more than willing to snuggle (or ‘nuggle’ as Maggie says) up with mom for a bedtime read and review. I think we’ve […]


Girl Friday: Tightening the purse strings Part II

by Mindy Lockard on May 29, 2009

As’s intern Girl Friday etiquettes tackle the wonderful world of college life from living among housemates to preparing for the all important interview.   We invite you to follow her journey as she embraces a life of gracious living one Friday at a time!  They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  When it comes to making the […]


Q & A Wednesday: Napkin

by Mindy Lockard on May 27, 2009

From fraternity to fifth-grade I get this question at almost every program.  Sure enough, at last week’s fifth-grade program little “Jimmy” in the back row raised his hand – actually, it was more of a wild wave… Question: May I tie my napkin around my neck? Answer: There are very few dining circumstances where a napkin around […]


Graciously Green: A trip back to ’85

by Mindy Lockard on May 17, 2009

May’s Manner of the Month is Graciously Green. I’m thrilled with this month’s issue as it’s not only beautiful but includes a group of fantastic guest writers who provide simple ways to be gracious to our our world through the use of natural cleaning and beauty products, refining the 3Rs and gardening solutions. For more […]

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