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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hope Village Christmas Program

The residents are all practicing hard for the upcoming Christmas Program.  It will be held on Friday the 7th of December at 7pm.  Come early to get a seat.
Families should also bring a treat to share afterwards.
See ya there.
Also don't forget we are at the Mary Queen Craft Fair this weekend as well as the League City Holiday in the Park.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

bad blogger

Sorry I have been so bad at blogging.  I wanted to give it another try.  So here's whats happening at Hope:

Saturday November 18th the Cafe is open for lunch and shopping.

Christmas program is Friday December 7th , everyone is working really hard on this and as usual it should be wonderful.

We will have a booth at the Mary Queen Catholic Church annual Baazar the weekend of December 1st and we will also have a booth at the League City Holiday in the Park.  Come on by and check us out and get some Christmas shopping done.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

One of our freshly made candles, still drying and the wick uncut.  These make great gift or buy some for yourself!  Fresh scents for spring and summer, plus year round favorites!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Passport Review

Well another successful Passport has come and gone.  What a great night!  Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a lot of fun and hopefully we made lots of money!   Next up is the Fashion Show, so keep tuned in.  This one is going to be a dozy!  We are still working on a date.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Rodeo Time in Houston

Enrique Iglesias
Each year the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo donates tickets to Hope Village and other non-profit groups like us so that our Villagers can attend the Rodeo.  The Hope Village Parents Group pays for the rental of a bus to transport everyone down to Reliant.  The Rodeo is one of the highlights of the year.  This year they are going on Tuesday March 6th and they will see Enrique Iglesias.  The excitement is already building and everyone is planning their rodeo outfit. 

So a big thanks to the Livestock Show for their generous donation of over 50 tickets and once again thanks to the Parents Group for providing transportation.  

Rodeo Time

Monday, February 27, 2012

Recently Hope Village Cafe participated in the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Epicurean Evening.  We served samples of our Shrimp and Spinach Wrap, that is served in the Cafe. Our food got rave reviews. Our theme at this year's event was "We Deliver", because.....We Do, Deliver that is.   We will deliver our wonderful Cafe food right to your door, just call or fax in your order, Tuesday thru Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm and we'll get it to you. (local area only) We also do special orders on Monday-Friday  for Cafe Sandwich/Fruit/Dessert trays. Our prices are reasonable and our food is great.  If you haven't been to the Cafe in a while, why not come by and try some of our new menu items. Remember you can eat anywhere, but if you eat in the Cafe you get great food and get to help a charity.
Call 281-482-6271 for orders or reservations

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Hope Soap

drying soap
I want to tell you a little more about our Hope Soap.  Hope Soap is made here at Hope Village.  We use all natural ingredients and make one small batch at a time.  Our soap is made with olive, coconut, palm, grape seed and castor oils as well as shea butter.  We mix the oils with lye, add color and fragrance and pour into our molds.  After 24 hours it's ready to unmold and slice, then comes the drying phase.  Old fashioned soap must dry for 4-6 weeks before it's hard enough to use. This type of soap is great for the skin, it has no harsh chemicals or additives.  
Our other soap that we make is a glycerin base soap.  We melt the base, add color and fragrance and layer into the mold.  Each bar is completely different. 
Hope Soap Lotion
We have some amazing fragrances to choose from and will certainly make special orders. We also have a very nice lotion that we sell. We do not make the lotion but add the fragrance and bottle it here. It complements the soap. 
We also make sugar/salt scrubs, bath fizzes, bath teas and foaming bath salts.  Please come in and check out of Hope Soap.  We are also at the Clear Lake Shores Farmers Market on Saturdays. 
We are also very excited about our new Hope Soap Candles.  We make the containers here at Hope Village, the residents paint and glaze the pots.  When then are ready we fill with candle wax and use our same great fragrances!  We are really proud of our free form pots, made by hand in the ceramic shop.  Special orders welcome.
Free Form Candle Pot made at Hope Village
Feel free to call 281-40--2006 for more information about Hope Soap or to place an order!

Our current scent list:
Baby- old fashioned soap only, made with buttermilk and carrots for coloring, no fragrance, great for you babies skin
Beach - Coconut
Calm - Lavender
Cheer - Floral Green Tea
Intoxicating - Pinot Grigio
Joy - Almond
Peace - Vanilla Mint
Zest - Hints of Lemon and Orange
Pixie - (staff favorite) Bright Clean Lively!

All soaps are $6.00 each of 4 for $20.00

candles start at $10.00 

Glycerin Base Soap

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Big Happenings in the Resale Shop

Barely able to write this blog note......too exhausted for all the hard work.......will try....

Wow, wait til you see the Resale Shop. It is gorgeous!  We spent three days of hard labor, painting, painting, painting.

Ladies and Young Women's section
Rearranging, cleaning, cleaning, rearranging.......!  It looks more like a boutique and a resale shop. You must come and see all the changes we've made, and you just might find something you can't live without.  Here are a few pictures of the changes. 
Massive thank you's to Karen's husband who volunteered three days of his time to make this possible.  We couldn't have done it without him! Thanks to Karen for her creative ideas! Good Job Everyone!!! 
Ladies section

Resale Shop Hours
Open Wednesday - Saturday
Wednesday   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday & Friday    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hope Soap

This is a pic of our newest batch of Hope Soap, fresh out of the mold and drying.  The soap is made the old fashioned way, using a blend of oils and lye.  The lye converts the oils to soap.  There is no lye left in the soap. The soap is unmolded after 24 hours and sliced.  Then the waiting begins, the soap must dry for 4-6 weeks before its hard enough to use. You can buy Hope Soap from the Gift Shop or the Farmers Market.
Hope Soap Pixie
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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Hope Soap at the Farmers Market

Last Saturday was the debut of Hope Soap at the Clear Lake Shores Farmers Market.  While it felt more like we were in the Lake with all the rain, we still managed to make our presence felt and sold a few bars of our marvelous soap.  We will be there every Saturday from 9:00am til 1:00pm.  We sell, soap, lotion, bath salts, and candles all made at Hope Village.
There are some great vendors at the market: free range beef, pork and chicken, vegetables, french baked goods, ready to eat meals, Indian food, plants and much more. On nice days there is live entertainment.
See their website Clear Lake Shores Farmers Market for all the details and address if you are not already familiar with the location.
Come on out and support Hope Village and all these hardworking local merchants! See ya Saturday.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Reviving the Blog

Well its been about two years since I posted to this blog.  We decided to give it another try so here is the first post of 2012.  I want to to let everyone know about the upcoming Passport to the World of Wine.  Here is the flyer for it.  Remember that the reserved tickets guarantee you a seat, but they sell fast!