HV Calendar

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Program

Just a reminder that the Christmas program is this Friday at 7:00pm. We always have a huge crowd, so make sure you come early to get a seat. Also, a reminder to bring a munchie to share.
Starting this week, all Christmas decorations are 30% off. We still have lots of beautiful ornaments, garland and wreaths.
Don't forget about the Hope Village Cookbook, it makes a great little gift. Get a few to have on hand for those last minute gifts!
See Ya Friday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Calendar Notes

Hey Everyone!

Can you believe that next week is Thanksgiving!

This is a reminder that the Giftshop and Tearoom will be open on Saturdaythe 22nd, this coming weekend. We have some beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts for sale.

Also, don't forget the Christmas Program is coming up soon. Mark your calendar for Friday December 5th at 7:00pm. As always, we have a fantastic program planned for you. Bring some munchies to share after the program.

Hope Village will be participating in a craft market at Bay Oaks Country Club on Friday the 5th of December. Here is the flyer.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Hello Friends,

Wow can you believe it's November already.

Did you know that Hope Village is collecting used ink cartridges for a fundraiser? We get money for all your old ink cartridges so bring them in. You can drop them off in the Tearoom or at the House. Every penny counts.

So speaking of November.....The gift shope is open every Saturday this month for your shopping pleasure. We have some of the most beautiful christmas ornaments ever. We have bows, candles, whole decorated trees, ceramics, jewelry and lots of gift items.

On Saturday November 22nd, the Tearoom will also be open....so no excuses, come on down and do your shopping with us.

And tell your friends too!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008


Friday, September 05, 2008

My best beaders

Just wanted to share a picture of our new "Jewelry" style lanyards, and some hardworking lanyard makers. If you have to wear a lanyard to work or school, or know someone who does, come by and check them out. They make a nice present for teachers and friends.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hollins House Take Two

Hey everyone,

Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day/Gustav watching weekend. Here are some pics from last weeks trip to Mrs. Hollins house. We had a blast as usual. Sharon cooke hamburgers and Roger gave everyone a ride on his boat. We were fishing and swimming and generally lazing about the whole day. I know the Villagers all had a great time. Thanks Mrs. Hollins for opening your house to us, again.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Coconut Rum Sauce

As you might guess we are working hard on the upcoming Passport to the World of Wine. Tickets are now onsale, get them while there hot! (especially if you want a reserved ticket)

For dessert this year we are planning an Adult Ice Cream bar. This is one of the recipes we are trying out:
Coconut Rum Sauce
1 cup coconut cream
1 cup milk
4 egg yolks
2 tbsp white rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, bring coconut cream and milk to a boil. In a bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the yolks. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 3 minutes. Strain into a bowl and cool. Stir in rum and vanilla. Sauce can be prepared 2 days ahead and stored in the frig. Serve sauce over chocolate ice cream. Yum!
(from cooks illustrated)

My doesn't that sound good!

Stay dry,

Monday, August 04, 2008

Tropical storm closing

Well in honor of the arrival of Tropical Storm Eduardo we have closed down almost completely. We hope to be back in action by Wednedsay. Please call to make sure there is staff in the houses before you return. Thank you all for your cooperation in picking up your villagers!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cork Wine Bar

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a good weekend. If you need something fun to do today (monday) don't forget that the Cork Wine bar is giving a percentage of their proceeds to Hope Village. This is the last Monday! If you have not been there, it is a great place. Lots of good wine and cheese and you can order food from the local restaurants.


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Passport Preparations

Hey everyone,

We are working hard on the upcoming Passport to the World of Wine. Just wanted you to have a headsup and get the date in your calendar.

Speaking of wine, don't forget the 21st of July at Cork Wine Bar, a portion of the proceeds go to Hope Village. Call me if you need details.
The Villagers went to the Houston Zoo this week, I hope to get some pictures up soon.
Stay Cool!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Day at Mrs. Hollins House

Well, we finally had our annual day at Mrs. Hollins house. What a great time we all had, even though it was blistering hot. Several fish and crabs were caught, everyone went for a great boat ride. There was swimming and hot tubbing and just general lazing about. We had cold fried chicken, ice cream sandwiches, snow cones......!

A big thanks to Mrs. Hollins for opening her home, once again, to almost 70 Villagers!
Stay cool and don't forget next Monday the 7th: Cork Wine Bar, proceeds to benefit Hope Village.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Whats Happening!

Hey Hope Village Fans heres the latest news and info:

Yea! The cookbooks have arrived. They will go onsale in the Tearoom on Tuesday the 24th. If you want me hold some for you, let me know!

Finally, we are going to Mrs. Hollins house for our annual day by the bay, next Monday. I'll post some pictures when we recover!

Need something fun to do on a hot July night? Each Monday in July, The Cork Wine Bar, will donate a portion of its proceeds to Hope Village. The Cork Wine Bar is in the shopping center across from Baybrook Mall, in front of Best Buy. Sounds like fun to me! Call for more info if interested.

Take Care and stay cool!


Friday, May 23, 2008

The cookbook is at the printers

Hey everyone,
I am so excited, I just got the proof of the new cookbook and wow does it look great. I'll be sending it back on Tuesday and we should have our copies in the next month or so. Here's your chance to reserve some copies for yourself before they go on sale in the giftshop. Just e-mail me with your name and how many you want and I'll set them aside for your. You can also have them mailed to you if you buy them thru this blog in our paypal storefront.

Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend, be good and be safe!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Whats Happening!

Hey everyone,
We had a very sucessful golf tournament, it was a great day. It was really really hot, but the golfers had fun and so did all the Villagers, volunteers and Hope Village staff who came out to make it a sucessful tournament. A special thank you to our volunteers!

Chef Scott is busy cooking up his weekly specials, everthing from tasty baked fish to hamburgers served with sweet potato fries. This weeks special is a spinach mushroom quiche served with fresh fruit salad....sounds good to me!

We are getting ready to set up our computer lab thanks to all the fine folks at United Space Alliance who have donated the computers! The Villagers are really looking forward to using the lab and so are we!

The Workshop is always on the look out for new contracts. Do you know anyone who does lots of mailouts, needs envelops stuffed? Send them our way.

Til next time,


Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Whats happening!

Hey everyone,
As usual we are very busy here at Hope Village. Fundraising is a full time business, but thats what keeps the costs down. So, whats on tap....

7th Annual Golf Tournament is next Friday, May 9th. As usual we are looking for volunteers to come out and help us with this very important event. We also need sodas and water. And pray for good weather! Did I mention that we need volunteers....!

Do you need a Mother's Day gift. The Villagers are making lots of great bracelets with matching earrings. They would be a perfect gift, or just get yourself one!

Chef Scott is having a great time cooking family classics with a twist for our hot plate specials. The reviews have been terrific, so come on out and try some!

The cookbook is almost ready to mail in. This is your last chance to submit that family favorite. I have until May 15th to get the package in.

Theres a new Starbucks opening near Alameda Mall, they are giving us their Grand Opening Friends and Family profits....Go Starbucks! They open May 15th, so if your in the neighborhood and need a coffee stop in and tell them thanks.

Hope to see you all out at the Golf Tournament.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Style Show Sucess!

Wow, was that a great style show! We had so much fun and all our guests had a great time. The models were beautiful and when our girls came out there wasnt a dry eye in the room. Well,they are the reason we were all there. If you weren't able to make it, theres alway next year!
The clothes were fabulous!
Can you believe this is the workshop!

Chef Scott did a great job on the food!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Chef Scott's Family Favorites


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Tearoom Improvements

Hey Everyone,

Have you seen the Tearoom lately? We have been working hard to improve not only our facilities but also the menu. We recently overhauled the prep area of the tearoom, installing new sinks, cabinets, countertops and more. It looks beautiful!

Chef Scott will be cooking up a line of "Home Cooked Favorites" for the tearoom. Each week he will feature a new special like Meatloaf and mashed potatoes or Beef Stroganoff. We have all been sampling these items and boy are they good.

This week, we are expecting our new order of Root Candles, best in the world. We will be putting them out as soon as they arrive. Get them while they last!


Also, we are running low on tickets to the Style Show, don't wait to get yours, you do not want miss it!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Starlight Starbright Style Show


Hey everyone,
I know you are all planning to attend the 2nd annual Hope Village Style Show. We had a real blast last year, and this year will be even better! But, I have to warn ya....last year we sold out 3 weeks before the show and tickets are selling even faster this year. Guess what, you can buy your tickets right now on this blog through the PayPal storefront. Just choose how many tickets you want and follow the paypal process. We are only selling general admission tickets on the storefront because most of the runway tickets have sold out...told ya so.... Don't miss this great fundraiser...help support Hope Village.....see ya there.
Oh, I all most forgot...after you buy tickets for yourself and all your friends, give Heather a call at 281-400-2011 and let her know the names, so she can assign tables. You can also let her know if you want us to mail the tickets or hold them at the door.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Calling all Cooks

I know that we asked for recipes last year for the new cookbook, which really is underconstruction; I need more recipes! I specifically need appetizers, salads, side dishes. But please send me your favorites! Here is one of the recipes......Just a sneak peak of whats coming.


1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
3 cup fresh peaches, peeled and sliced
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 8 x 12 pan. Sift together flour, 1 cup sugar, salt and baking powder, and then blend with milk. Pour mixture over melted butter. Spread peaches over this and sprinkle with other cup of sugar mixed with the cinnamon. Bake for 1 hour. Crust will magically appear and cover entire surface of cobbler. Serves 6

Wow...that sounds delish!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day From Hope Village

News and Events

Hey Everyone,
Heather and I are really going to try to keep our blog updated with news, events and important information. We have edited some of our recent blog entries and are excited about getting the word out about Hope Village Happenings. We get calls from family and friends who don't know whats up so this is a great way for you to stay up to date with whats going on. See all the below entries for the latest info. If you have any suggestions or imput, leave a comment or send us an email.


Help Hope with a click of a mouse!!!

If you use Yahoo or Google to make internet searches, you can help raise funds for Hope Village. With only a few minutes of your time you can raise money for Hope Village every time you make an internet search or make an online purchase from a participating retailer, such as Amazon.com, Target.com, and many more. Here’s how:

Yahoo search: www.goodsearch.com follow the easy directions to download a toolbar and select Hope Foundation for Retarded Children as your charity.

Google Search:www.hope-village.givestream.com choose Hope Foundation for Retarded Children then download tool bar and Google search. Give stream also has shopping from the givestream.com website, including major Airlines, Hotels, and retailers.

The more people who participate, the more money we can raise. Please tell all your internet using friends, family and co-workers to help us! It’s a great way to raise money with only the click of a mouse. For Questions call Jeanie @ 281-400-2006.

Starlight Star Bright

Get you calendars out and reserve Thursday April 10 for the 2nd annual Style Show. Those of you who attended last year remember what a great time we all had. The food was fab, the clothes (from the Clothes Horse boutique) were amazing and the afternoon was a hoot!
Last year we sold out of tickets three weeks prior to the style show so get your tickets early.
If you are interested in sponsorship or attending call Heather at 281-400-2011.

See Ya There!

Golf Time

Hey Golfers!

We are busy planning our annual Golf Tournament at Magnolia Creek Country Club on May 9th.

We always have a blast with great golf, great food and lots of fun. Please come play with us this year or if you can't golf come out and help as a volunteer! It takes an army of Volunteers to run a golf tournament we need all the help we can get!

For more information about Sponsoring, playing or Volunteering call the office at 281-400-2011.
Have a great day!