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Chalk it Up to a Great Year!

by Mindy Lockard on June 4, 2009

Here is a little something we give our teachers at the end of each year.  The girls enjoy picking out the pots, ribbon and flowers… not to mention they really like the smell of the paint. Should I be worried? Items needed: Clay pot Can of chalkboard spray paint Potted plant, flower, or herb (our children […]

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Rub-a-dub-dub! We’re gardening in a tub?

by Mindy Lockard on May 25, 2009

Hey! rub-a-dub, ho! rub-a-dub, three maids in a tub, And who do you think were there? The butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker, And all of them gone to the fair. Inspired by the gracious gardening column in’s May issue: Graciously Green, we decided to take expert gardener, Mike Abbaté’s, tips and start our own organic […]


Q & A Wednesday: When to Stand?

by Mindy Lockard on May 19, 2009

Q: Why do men no longer stand up when a woman approaches or leaves a table, enters a room, etc.? This sign of respect has petered out of our culture today and I want to know why it hasn’t made a comeback. A: It’s not necessarily that it has petered out; the rules have progressed with time.  […]


Tuesday’s Tip: Good-Bye Last Minute Birthday Dash!

by Mindy Lockard on May 12, 2009

Have you ever found yourself in a store racing against the clock looking for a birthday gift only to grab the first semi decent item and gift bag with tissue within your reach?  As Michael Jackson said it best, “You are not alone…” If we aren’t proactive with tracking birthdays we will find ourselves gifting […]


It’s a Party and You’re Invited!

by Mindy Lockard on May 6, 2009

You’re here!! We’ve been expecting you and are so glad you made it to our online launch event! Our team has been working –sometimes around the clock–to bring the new look of the magazine and to fruition! Rather than trying to fit all of you in one room, and coordinate airfare and lodging, […]