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Gracious Living Vlogs

DIY: A sweet Leap Day treat!

by Mindy Lockard on February 26, 2012

When it comes to gracious living, caring is sharing. And today we are sharing one of our favorite days of the year… well every four years. Leap day. Here’s a little treat our family enjoys sharing on this 29th day of February. So without further ado, let’s leap to it ladies!


The Lost Art of Being a Lady

by Mindy Lockard on February 8, 2012

Recently I was shadowed by a group of university students working on a project called “The Lost Art of Being a Lady.” How fantastic is that title? Here’s my story through the eyes of their camera… As we continue our “Love” journey, what do you love about the idea of being a lady?


Facebook Etiquette: Pictures Posts and Privacy

by Mindy Lockard on January 27, 2012

Lend me your ears gracious girls, I have something I’d like for us to talk about… it’s important, really important! I guess you can say, it makes me a little excited. It’s about the power of facebook. It’s nothing to be afraid of, but it is something to take seriously. Here are a few of […]


Networking in the New Year

by Mindy Lockard on January 11, 2012

On Friday I stopped by the FOX 12 studio here in Portland to share a few networking manners for the New Year… Here are my tips for helping you work the room with ease and make sure you are remembered. If the link doesn’t load, you can find it here.


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 […]