Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Have you updated your bookmarks/favorites?

If you have a blog you can also grab a button (scroll to the bottom of the page). I surely would appreciate it! :-)

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Website Problems

The Hope Chest website is down, along with one of my other sites. Webhost issues. I hope they get it fixed soon!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Come to the Party

One online launch party going on now!

Be sure to drop by every day and pick up your door prize.

See you there!

~ Hopeful

Thursday, November 03, 2011

You're Invited!

Okay, folks--the new website is live.

You're invited to an online launch party celebrating the new website, The Hope Chest (

The Hope Chest provides encouragement, connection, and resources for unmarried women and girls who want to prepare themselves to be excellent wives and mothers. It also provides resources for parents preparing their daughters. 

The Hope Chest is a project of Keeping Home, a business dedicated to
  • Promoting Positive Homekeeping
  • Helping Keep Christian Homes Healthy and Happy
  • Protecting the Existence of Home, Sweet Home, One Family at a Time
You can learn more at Keeping Home's website:

The launch party will run Monday morning (Nov 7) through Friday afternoon/evening (Nov 11). There will be posts to discuss, door prizes every day, and coupon codes. No refreshments but plenty of refreshMENT.

See you there!

~ Hopeful

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Update On the New Website

It's almost done!

I hope to launch it in early November.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Changes Coming . . .

I haven't posted for several months, as you can see. That's partly because I have been busy but also because I see that this blog has reached the end of it's useful life. I started it as a personal blog before I knew I would be starting Keeping Home. Now that I have a website with a blog that is as much of a personal blog as I need, I don't need this one.

Also, for some time, I have wanted to do something more with the concept of the hope chest. A new project for Keeping Home has been growing in my heart--and in other ways--for some time and it's time to start the transition.

I hope it will be "big" eventually--not big in the sense of famous or reaching millions, just big in the sense of being a blessing to other like-minded people. Right now, I'm working on a basic website with a resource directory (which will grow). If all goes well, it will be launched sometime this fall. In the mean time, The Hope Chest blog will only serve the purpose of sharing the progress of the new project. :-)

See ya 'round!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Housekeeping

If you live in a well kept home, pay attention. If you don't live in a well kept home, pay attention. Both are very educational.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday's Tip: Hope Chests

Some arts and crafts you or your family could use to produce goods for your hope chest:

  1. Gardening (saved seeds, dried herbs, garden designs, for example)
  2. Cooking (recipe development)
  3. Tatting
  4. Hardanger embroidery
  5. Punchneedle embroidery

    Thursday, July 07, 2011

    Tuesday, July 05, 2011

    Tuesday's Tip: Learning to Cook

    Plan meals first, then learn recipes/foods to go with them. We eat in meals, right? So we need to learn to cook meals, not just individual foods!

    ~ Notes ~

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