Are Your Candles Safe?
Do you love candles?
The flickering light. The homeyness. The fragrance. The romance.
For all they have going for them, they do have drawbacks. Are your candles safe?
Everyone loves a nice smelling home, and candles are an easy aroma source! But did you know there are lots of toxins in candles, filling your home with more than just a nice fragrance?
Find out more: Toxins in Candles: Sad, But True – Keeper of the Home
Although you can certainly comment on the post over at Keeper of the Home, if you’d like to talk about it in a Hope Chest context, feel free to come back and comment here!
Reality Check: Do You Know How to Make MEALS?
There’s more than one way to be a good cook (or just to know how to cook, if you’re not really good). One tastes good but the other one matters more.
Do you know how to make food . . . or do you know how to make meals? Complete, nutritious, well-balanced, on-time meals, without assistance or tears? That is the question.
A good loaf of bread, a tasty casserole, the best mashed potatoes in the world don’t make an entire meal. A complete meal is even an entirely different undertaking from all of its elements separately. Even a simple, mediocre meal is better than a single spectacular dish, when it comes right down to having to live on it.
I’ve faced this reality myself. The fact is, I’m much better at making a single dish. That’s where my cooking skill really lies. Complete meals (on time!)? Hmmm. Not so much! But the thing is, the life of a home cook is made up of complete meals . . . and lots of them.
How are you doing? Can you plan good meals . . . and then bring them to fruition?
11 New Craftsy Classes You Might Be Interested In
See below (or check out all the latest additions here).
Reality Check: What Kind of Home Would You Have? (micro post)
I have a question for you.
Regardless of your ideas and ideals, what kind of home do you think you would really have?
If you were you and life was life. 😉
Improve Your Cooking Skills With This Free Cooking Class!
Grab a free mini cooking class from Craftsy.
Cooking Mistakes: What Can Go Wrong & How To Make It Right
Heads Up: Craftsy class sale ends today! (9/27/15)
‘Love of Learning Sale’ with 550+ online classes for $20 and under! This sale ends 9/27/2015.
Have You Ever Tried Napkin Folding? (micro post)
The next time a meal comes around, give this one a try and practice up for those special occasions when you really want to set a fancy table.
A Question About Your Homemaking Dreams (micro post)
Do you have enough energy to do everything you dream of doing?
If not, is your energy too low or are your dreams unrealistic?
What can you do to fix this issue so that the majority of your dream can actually come true?
Sampler Your Way: Using Sampler Creation to Acquire and Demonstrate Skills
Have you ever wanted to make a sampler?
For some reason they excite me. I mean, you have this demonstration of all the needlework stitches you can make all in one place ~ and it’s pretty enough to hang on your wall (I think it somehow satisfies my inner need for abundance, order, and accomplishment all in one package!).
This post was originally published in 2014. I’ve updated it and added to it in honor of The Hope Chest’s “relaunch” after a prolonged “illness” and months of “rehab”.
Don’t do embroidery? Don’t leave. That’s not what this post is about!