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Gracious Living Vlogs

The Gracious Girl on BBQ

by Mindy Lockard on July 5, 2011

I stopped by Fox 12 Oregon to chat all things BBQ manners. Here is the clip. When you think of BBQ manners what do you find most difficut?


A few tips to remember: 1. When you take the bird out of the oven allow it to set. 2. When it’s cool enough to be handled it’s time to carve it. 3. Carve it in the kitchen and not at the table. 4. Use a sharp knife. 5. Take deep breath and own the […]


Thanksgiving Thursday: Acorn Vase

by Mindy Lockard on November 4, 2010

As you can imagine, a holiday that begins with the word “Thanks” is a favorite for The Gracious Girl.  One of our favorite ways of celebrating is to find new and beautiful ways to dress our table. The beauty of this vase is it can be done with a few on-hand supplies and … wait for it… in-advance.   What Gracious Girl doesn’t love checking-off […]


Holiday Workshop: Elle & Maggie’s Trick or Tretiquettes

by Mindy Lockard on October 27, 2010

Today is the final round of Holiday Workshops!  We would like to thank our darling friend Housewife Bliss for including us! It wouldn’t be a workshop in the days leading up to Halloween without a few quick reminders to be sure our little ghosts, goblins and cowgirls are on their gracious best.  And who better […]


Stay Tuned!

by Mindy Lockard on August 1, 2010

As The Gracious Girl expands so will her video series!  We hope you will check back next Thursday, October 28th for our first vlog on Trick or Treat etiquettes.  See you then… we guarantee it will be more of a treat, than a trick!