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Too Soon to Say Good-bye
17 Oct 2016

Too Soon to Say Good-bye

It’s hard to say good-bye.  My 19-year-old cousin was in an accident Friday night and didn’t make it.  Or maybe I should say he made to to the ultimate destination, because I know he’s in heaven.  Praise God for His salvation! He’s not the first our staff has lost recently at a very young age, and we’re all hurting a little.  We are thankful for...

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Mother’s Day 2016 Reflection
07 May 2016

Mother’s Day 2016 Reflection

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!  Mothers, grandmothers, those praying to be a mother, those who mother angels, those with fur-babies, all you who mother in any way- happy day to you! Last Mother’s Day I felt Selah move inside me for the first time, and it was magical.  I absolutely LOVE being her mommy and thank God every day for this chance.  I...

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05 Apr 2016

See You Later, Baby

Good-byes are tough.  See you laters should feel a lot easier, but this one I’m facing is killing me. If you stop by the Atkins store the next few days, you might be greeted by raspberry-blowing, toe-eating 5-month old.  She’ll probably be having a grand ole time with Grandma or Aunt Ariel and be soaking up all the attention from our amazing customers like you. ...

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Bridal Market Recap: #BabyBridalBuyer
25 Mar 2016

Bridal Market Recap: #BabyBridalBuyer

The Fall 2016 bridal collections debuted at the National Bridal Market in Chicago last week.  This was a special market trip for our family.  Thirty years ago, Mom took me on a buying trip as a one-month-old, and this year we got to take Selah!  She made the trip fun and exciting, although everything took a little longer because EVERYONE had to stop and talk...

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13 Feb 2016

A Valentine to Remember: Preserve her Gown!

This makes the perfect Valentine’s present for the recent bride!  If you aren’t familiar with gown preservation, check our previous post with details on how to preserve her gown –> here <–! Also, it would be an extremely thoughtful and sentimental gift if you were to preserve Mom’s or Grandma’s gown to last for future generations.  It’s never too late!  One of our staff members...

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31 Dec 2015

New Year Update

I’ve been on a bit of a blogging hiatus for the past month. There has just been so much going on and not enough time in the day! On this last day of 2015, though, I think it’s appropriate to do a little reflecting on some of the exciting things we have been experiencing! 1) My most amazing blessing is also my most time-consuming job....

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Waiting on God’s Time
15 Oct 2015

Waiting on God’s Time

And we wait. You brides know the waiting game… so much anticipation leading up to one big day. Waiting for my child to arrive is a whole new kind of waiting for me. It’s such a strange time to know the most life-altering thing to happen to me is coming, but not knowing WHEN!  I suppose I have an end in sight now, considering my...

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Mother’s Day Announcement
10 May 2015

Mother’s Day Announcement

A VERY happy Mother’s Day to all the special women who work with us, shop with us, and “mother” us in so many ways!  You are wonderful!  You are appreciated!  You are truly a gift from God. This Mother’s Day is extra special because I’m celebrating my wonderful mom who is soon-to-be a wonderful grandma!  We wanted to share our excitement that the Hope’s family...

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Celeste and Lori shopping for Prom 2015
25 Mar 2015

Shopping at Hope’s: A Mother-Daughter Tradition

Faith, hope, love. We love what we do because we are constantly reminded of these most important things by our customers. We want to share the beautiful story of a Hope’s bride from 1992, and the legacy she has continued with her daughters. We are humbled and honored by families like this, who have trusted us with their business time and again over the years!...

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New Year Reflections
31 Dec 2014

New Year Reflections

As we close out 2014, we have a lot to be thankful for.  God has showered Hope’s and our family with blessings this year.  We are still amazed that even after owning Hope’s for 29 years, we continue to grow.  We truly are grateful for the wonderful customers who make each day fun, our dedicated, caring staff and the ability to work with our family...

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