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Gracious & Easy Steps to Putting Your Love in Writing!

by Mindy Lockard on January 31, 2014

GETTING STARTING… It’s in our hearts and on our minds, but let’s be honest: Sometimes putting our feelings in writing can be tricky. There’s so much to say, and yet we don’t want to be too cheesy, or we really want to be romantic (for once in our lives), but we’re not exactly sure how […]


A pen company and a spice cake? Seems like an unlikely duo, no? That’s right! Back in 1959, Sheaffer Pen featured this spicy recipe in their October issue of the Sheaffer Review. While the Love-Apple spice cake doesn’t contain any apple, it does have one rather interesting ingredient… tomato soup? But please my gracious friends, […]


{Day 10} 12 Days #HolidayPrep | Stepping Out in Style

by Mindy Lockard on November 24, 2013

Happy Monday! We are back today with our 12 Days of #HolidayPrep and today, day 1o, we are talking holiday party fashion. I was recently quoted in the December issue of Real Simple, talking about what to wear… and while what we wear is important, there are a few other accessories that I feel are […]


It’s hard to believe that it’s already day 8. It’s true what they say, time does fly when you’re having fun! I recently had great feedback from a reader: “I loved your card post, but I have to admit, it did overwhelm me a bit.” While I had hoped our #HolidayPrep series would be helpful, […]


{Day 7} 12 Days of #HolidayPrep | Hostess Gift Pantry

by Mindy Lockard on November 17, 2013

This last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking about A Spirit of Gratitude at Grace Community Church for a brunch of over two hundred wonderful women.  I was so blessed by these women and their hearts for Gracious Living. After the program, I had many women ask for step-by-step guides to some of my […]