The Hip Hostess Mother’s Day Giveaway

by Mindy Lockard on April 18, 2010

We are a few weeks away…

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from a day that celebrates the women in our lives…

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our mothers, grandmothers, and those who have been like mothers to us.

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MindyLockard Etiquette and ManneroftheMonth.com are partnering with a mother daughter duo, The Hip Hostess for a Mother’s Day giveaway.

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We want to hear from you…

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drop a note in the comment section below and share a manner you learned from your mother, grandmother or someone who cared for you like a mother…

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because those little lessons are life long treasures and we want to celebrate them.

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On the Monday, May 3rd just before Mother’s Day we will draw a name from the comments for a mother daughter Pink Mocha apron set from The Hip Hostess!

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Or if you simply can’t wait, swing by The Hip Hostess and use Promo Code:Mindy20 for 20% discount. 

Before we go, we’d like to thank the talented Kim O’Neil for working her photography magic and to Ashley for opening her home and her kitchen!

Please don’t be shy, we can’t wait to learn all about your Mother’s Manners!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Ms. M 05.03.10 at 6:02 am

What a really sweet giveaway, Mindy! It’s neat to read the other comments.

The best manner my mother ever taught me was not to say anything unkind about someone else. She wouldn’t tell me not to do it, but she herself wouldn’t. If I did ever say anything mean, she would ask me questions like “How would you have handled that? Is it possible something is happening to make them a little short tempered?” etc. It’s a valuable lesson she still employs today! 🙂
xo,m.

Katie 05.03.10 at 7:25 am

Hi Mindy-This post is sooo cute. Kim did a great job.
I don’t remember my mom using words to teach me this manner, but her actions did… she taught me to always make people feel welcome and important in your home. I always remember her going the extra mile when we had people over. It didn’t matter what was going on in our lives, it didn’t matter if our plates didn’t match or if she had to do a crazy day of super cleaning before their arrival, she always made people feel like family when they walked through the door, and still does.

Deanna 05.03.10 at 10:14 am

We learned to use the napkin on our left through a story about our grandmother, “Nana.”. Apparently she was at a dinner (I always envisioned a super-fancy affair with multiple forks) and the gentleman to her left placed HER napkin in his lap!! Rather than embarrass the poor chap, she decided to subtly reclaim said napkin. She began to slowly slide the wayward fabric from his lap. He felt it sliding and for whatever reason he nearly jumped out of his skin, upsetting the entire table! Now THAT’s embarrassing! Just use the proper napkin and avoid potential disaster!!

Georgetta 05.03.10 at 10:41 am

Super cute picture Mindy.
Here are a few of my “broughtupsy” from my mom. Be nice and polite at the dinner table no matter what has happen during the day. When you are a guest at someones home always offer to help with the clean up. Ok this one is going back: When you babysit remember you are a guest at their house. Help tidy up the house if you can.

Jamie 05.03.10 at 11:51 am

Mindy, I thought the pics were vintage at first glance. They’re beautiful! So my two favorite passed-down manners: My mom taught me to find out a person’s name and address them by it. It didn’t matter if it was the telephone solicitor or the “mommy” of one of my friends–my mom would always address them by name as she looked them in the eyes. The other manner (passed on from Grammy) is one I struggle to carry out, but agree with wholeheartedly: eat your food ssssssllllllllooooooowwwwwwllllllyyyyy. 🙂

Kate 05.03.10 at 3:00 pm

My Mom always puts a small vase of fresh cut flowers in the bathroom. She always said that there should be something pretty in each room. I started doing it as well as soon as I got my own home.

These photos are darling!

Amy from She Wears Many Hats 05.03.10 at 5:33 pm

Lovely aprons and those photos are adorable!

The older generations of women in my life have passed on many manners and good lessons throughout the years. One that really isn’t a manner but always sticks with me is to be yourself and the golden rule, treat others as you would have them treat you. I clearly remember my grandmother hosting lavish parties and I’ll never forget her treating the hired servers the same as she did the guests at the party.

Mindy Lockard 05.03.10 at 6:42 pm

Amy, I would say the golden rule is one of most important manners! How wonderful that your grandmother taught you by example!

Cassandra 05.06.10 at 6:55 am

My grandmother taught me to always ask a guest if they have eaten. If they say no, feed them. If they say yes, feed them more. Every woman in my family is now this way! 🙂

Abel Simmons 06.19.10 at 10:51 pm

Before I say anything else, I have to again say, if you haven’t heard it a million times before, I’m going to say it again, your daughters are just too adorable, beautiful girls! And the three of you in Debbie’s (The Hip Hostess) aprons.. just the most adorable pictures ever!Don’t ask me why, but out of the millions of little life lessons my mother taught me, there is one that resonates often, not sure why, but it does. My mom once told me a lady never stomps her feet, never lets her shoes make any sound if possible (with some shoes its just impossible to not make noise) and that is how you know you’re walking like a lady. I’m not sure why she said it, if it really makes any sense, but I don’t make a noise when I walk, ’till this day. I guess its the little things, the little surprise hugs and kisses, the little lessons only a mom points out or gives us at the oddest moments are those that stay with us. Thanks to my mom and her little life lessons, I am who I am today. I hope to be encouraging and inspiring my daughter like my mother did for me.
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