Wednesday, January 29, 2014

5 Valentine’s Home Décor Crafts

As you’ve read in earlier blog posts, Glory Haus loves holidays. Valentine’s Day is a special time to show your appreciation and gratitude for loved ones that bring you joy. Although we believe that this type of love should be shown year-round, Valentine's Day is extra special because of all the decorations, crafts, and party ideas that surround it. We have put together a few of our favorite DIY projects that will add a splash of “love” to your home this holiday.

Heart Argyle Wreath

A simple and darling wreath made with yarn and felt.
Full tutorial from Mine for the Making.

Heart Mason Jar

Gorgeous holder for party straws or to use as a vase for flowers.
Full tutorial from Decorchick.

Love Yarn Letters

Big l.o.v.e. letters wrapped in pretty yarn - perfect for a mantel.
Full tutorial from My Sister’s Suitcase.

Feather Bouquet

Use alphabet stamps to display a love poem or a simple “I love you.”
Full tutorial from Country Living.
Dimensional Heart Garland

String together these delicate dimensional hearts to make a beautiful garland.
Full tutorial from Cosmo Cricket.

These are just a few simple craft ideas, some of which could be altered to do with your kids. Take a look at our Pinterest board for more inspiration on Valentine’s décor. We would love to hear what DIY projects you have stumbled upon and/or created as well - leave a comment below and share with us!

Are you in need of gift ideas for your loved ones? We also gathered our favorite collection of items that are perfect for Valentine’s gifts - check out our album on Facebook! We hope this helps you find the perfect item for the special people in your life. And remember, try to show your appreciation for those around you each day - it will bring so much joy and positivity to not only their lives, but yours as well.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Words of Wisdom: WorkMatters Lunch Recap

We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to speak about our partnership with Trista Sutter at the Marietta WorkMatters Faith & Work lunch series. The lunch included an interview and Q&A session with Glory Haus CEO Molly Holm and Trista Sutter, followed by a “Happily Ever After” book signing. For those of you who were unable to attend the lunch, we gathered a few quotes and highlights to share:

“Glory Haus is truly God’s success story - we just get the pleasure of being obedient to His call.”
- Molly Holm

“Marriage is hard work. You don’t have to have issues to want to work on your marriage.”
- Trista Sutter
“Just as having dinner together is a good way to raise your family, Glory Haus shares lunch together to build a great team.”
- Molly Holm

"When looking for folks to add to our team, I look at people's hearts. Above all else, I'm looking to find people that have hearts open to the things of God; Those that are open to go on an unbelievable, uncharted adventure and are willing to say "yes" when it does not even seem possible. I also look for hard workers - people who are not afraid to work."
- Molly Holm

“It was important when creating the Grateful Heart Collection that the line spoke to everyone - we want to continue to be inspirational. Similar to how Jesus spent His time, we aimed to find commonalities between all people.”
- Molly Holm

“Don’t count things you do, do things that count.”
- Molly Holm

“In Marietta, we’re better together than separate; everyone is supportive. Glory Haus is successful because of many people in this room and hundreds of volunteers in the community.”
- Molly Holm

We hope that you find inspiration in the Grateful Heart Collection and enrich your life through continuously having gratitude for your daily blessings. Being grateful for life experiences and the opportunities you’re given helps keep you grounded. Strive to find something each day you’re thankful for to remind you of those blessings.

“As you focus on the positive, you’re more quickly able to identify and recognize all the positive things in life,” says Trista Sutter. Pursue your passions and trust in God’s plan. It will bring so much happiness to your life and those around you.

What words or quotes have you found that inspire you? Comment below and share them with us!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Glory Haus on the Road

One of our favorite things to do at Glory Haus is build relationships with the community and share our experiences with those around us. In the next few weeks, we will be present at the Atlanta and Dallas markets showcasing our gift and home décor products. Glory Haus CEO, Molly Holm, and Trista Sutter will also be speaking at a Marietta WorkMatters lunch series to share their story about working together through faith-based principles in launching the new Grateful Heart Collection. We invite you to join us at the following upcoming events:

Dates: January 7-14, 2014
Location: AmericasMart (240 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303)
Details: Visit the Glory Haus showroom and shop gift & home décor collections for your business.
Open to active members of the retail or wholesale industry - closed to general public. More registration details
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for a featured interview with Trista Sutter and WSC-TV at the market!

Dates: January 10, 2014, noon to 1pm EST
Location: Roswell Street Baptist Church (774 Roswell Street, Marietta, GA 30060)
Details: Listen to Glory Haus CEO Molly Holm and former ABC Bachelorette Trista Sutter speak about their partnership in creating the Grateful Heart Collection.
Open to general public. Event fee: $8 (lunch included). Register here.

Dates: January 15-21, 2014
Location: Dallas Market Center (2100 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207)
Details: One-stop shop for buyers to see more than 20,000 gift and home décor product lines, include Glory Haus.
Open to active members of the retail or wholesale industry - closed to general public. More registration details.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for a featured interview with Trista Sutter and WFAA News 8 at the market!

We are excited to share our product lines with you at the markets, as well as our story behind the Grateful Heart Collection at the WorkMatter luncheon. We hope you can make it! Stay updated on our community involvement by following us on Facebook and Twitter!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Healthy Tips From Chef Charmaine Rhodes

At Glory Haus, we are dedicated to providing a community that encourages a healthy lifestyle for our staff. We have a Wellness Program for all employees where chiropractor Dr. David Jockers offers corrective care once a week, and we also provide a place for staff to come together and enjoy a healthy meal over good conversation. Glory Haus has been blessed for the past 14 months to have the talented Chef Charmaine Rhodes cook fresh and healthy lunches for employees at our Marietta headquarters.

Chef Charmaine shops for fresh, gluten-free super foods (a few of her favorites are pomegranate and goji berries) and creates recipes that specifically compliment these products. She always looks for ways to save money and believes that items on sale are those that the Lord asks us to consume; “Lord, what will we eat today?”

Our most popular recipe at Glory Haus is a Jamaican potato salad with Spanish rice and roasted peppers. Is your mouth watering yet? Chef’s favorite thing about Glory Haus is that everyone continuously learns and is in close spirit with each other and the Heavenly Father. In the upcoming week, she will be hosting a health seminar for our company and teaching everyone about everyday healthy choices. Charmaine is also a Fitness Director at LA Fitness and, fun fact, she’s raised seven kids!

Grocery Shopping Tips From Chef Charmaine:
  • Eat foods with color
  • Eat things close to the Earth - limit processed foods
  • Eat products that are in season - Bonus: they’re more economical too!
  • Try not to make your meals in advance, putting them together last minute avoids oxidation

We hope these tips help you in shopping for healthy foods and support a healthy lifestyle. What tips have you found that have helped in staying healthy? Want to learn more about the culture at Glory Haus? Visit our website.