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{Day 4} 12 Days of Holiday Prep | Tips for Tipping

by Mindy Lockard on November 12, 2013

Now is the perfect time to start planning for Holiday tipping. A time when we give a little something to those who serve us on a regular basis.  People such as our hairdresser, housekeeper, gardener, mail carrier and garbage collector to name a few. After all, where would we be without our garbage collector? Yeah, […]


Charm School: How to ‘Graciously’ Eat a Doughnut

by Mindy Lockard on June 7, 2013

While manners are important, we don’t need to over think how we eat certain foods. For example, the doughnut. Afterall, and as you might remember from my earlier post, today is June 7th 2013 is National Doughnut Day. First, put away your knife and fork (silly) and grab a napkin. Paper is fine. Take a […]

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St. Paddy’s Day DIY: LUCKY to Know You

by Mindy Lockard on March 14, 2013

It’s been awhile Gracious friends!  Over the past week my family moved into a new home and sometimes “In Real Life” calls for our full attention. Which is always a good thing. That said, I’ve missed you and look forward to getting back to the blogging work I love. Speaking of being on the move… […]


KING 5 New Day NW | Sweet V-Day DIY

by Mindy Lockard on February 6, 2013

The Lockard ladies are on the road this morning getting ready to share our V-Day DIY with Seattle’s KING 5 New Day NW! Here’s a sneak peek at what we will be sharing. We LOVE them. Everything from this segment was purchased at Michael’s Craft Store, our one stop DIY shop! Heart Soap What you […]


Welcome back for day 3 of our Gracious Resolution Giveaway Series! Perhaps your resolutions are off to a swimming start with your fitness goals or you have yet to pick-up that book you have planned to read, it’s never to early or late to resolve to be more gracious in 2013! I am so excited to […]