God has called our family to serve Him in Maine.

We are currently working with two different church planters. Stephen is taking a survey trip soon to see both ministries and to see where God would have us.

We’re very excited to see what God has planned in this next chapter of our lives.


Rose Gold Digital Planner

For years I offered printable household notebooks on my site.

Then my site crashed. I was able to recover some of the files I had online, but not everything. We got my blog back online a few months ago, but didn’t add the notebooks back at the time.

Just recently I discovered digital planners and notebooks, and WOW am I ever hooked! It all started with getting an iPad, and buying the notetaking app Goodnotes, just because it looked handy. Then, in one of the printable planner sticker groups I’m in, someone posted about her digital planner and I was intrigued. Did some research and discovered that I can make interactive planners that are digital, complete with tabs on the side and hyperlinks. How FUN!!

Expect to see the old planners back up on the site here, as well as the new files.


This blog is moving! It is now at

If you subscribe to my blog by email, you’ll need to re-subscribe over at the new site.

If you subscribe via a feed reader, the new address is

My household notebook printables store will be moving over soon as well, but as of right now, it’s not quite finished yet and is still at the old address.

If you have anything bookmarked at the old address, please update your bookmarks.

This will remain here at the old address for a little while longer, to give you a chance to update your links and RSS feeds. But I will no longer continue to blog here. All new blog posts will be at

See you at the new site!

Now on Facebook

After reading Susan’s post about putting her Etsy shop on Facebook, I decided to post here that I’ve put my jewelry store on Facebook as well.

It’s actually been on Facebook for a while, but it’s taken a bit to get it set up just right. And really, I didn’t even think to post on my blog about it until I read Susan’s blog this morning. Thanks, Susan!

It would be nice to get the word out about Hope of My Heart Designs a little bit more. Maybe this will help. If you like the page, feel free to become a fan!

Hope of My Heart Designs Facebook Page

Menu Planning Forms

There’s been quite a few changes to my notebook store lately. One of those changes is I’ve added a bunch of new files.

I’ve been working on some new menu planning forms for quite a while now, and they’ve been added to the store just today. There’s one major difference though – these forms offer the ability to type directly into the .pdf. No more printing the file once, putting it back into the printer, and printing the customizations over it.

The original forms are still available the same as they have been, for those who don’t want to change how they’ve done things. But there are new typeable forms available now as well.

The main household notebook file still isn’t quite finished. I’m hoping to have it done soon, but it’s not quite ready yet. I have to admit – this project has been a little bigger than I anticipated it would be. It’s been fun, but has kept me busier than I thought.

Feel free to head over to the notebook site to check out all the new additions – especially the new Menu Planning section!

And the winner is. . .

Sarah M won the Grace Necklace pendant! Sarah, I’ll be sending you an email! makes picking a winner so easy.

Thank you SO MUCH to all who entered the giveaway – it was a lot of fun reading what everyone’s favorite designs were.

If you’d like to buy your own necklace pendant from my store Hope of My Heart Designs, you can get it for 10% off right now if you use the coupon code endofsummer08 when you check out. Hurry – this coupon is only valid through the end of August.

Pearl necklace pendant

A giveaway

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I’ve been considering doing a giveaway for quite a while now, but once I read about the Bloggy giveaways carnival, I figured I’d go ahead and do it now.

The item I’m giving away is the Grace necklace pendant. I love this pendant – I wear mine several times a week. It goes great with anything from a t-shirt to a dressy blouse.

Pearl necklace pendant

To enter, you need to do a couple of things.
*Go to my store, Hope of My Heart Designs, and look around.
*Leave a comment here on this post telling me what your favorite design is. If you don’t have a favorite, feel free to suggest something you’d like to see in the store (within reason, lol!).
*If you post about this giveaway on your own blog, leave another comment here with the link and get a second entry into the giveaway.

You don’t have to make a purchase to enter this giveaway, and you don’t have to have a blog to enter. Just be sure that the email address you use when you leave a comment is valid, or else I won’t be able to get back to you telling you that you won. Since you have to enter your email address to leave a comment, you do NOT have to leave the address in your comment itself. This is only available to people in the US though.

I will draw a winner after 12 noon (Eastern time) on Friday, August 1. I’ll announce it here sometime later that afternoon. Then I’ll drop it in the mail to you at the beginning of next week – so you can have your very own Grace pearl pendant – for free! The shipping is free too, by the way.

And for those of you who just can’t wait for the giveaway to end, or if you’d like to buy something at Hope of My Heart Designs, use the coupon code endofsummer08 to get 10% off your total order. Hurry – this coupon is only valid through the end of August.

Have fun looking around Hope of My Heart Designs. I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks!