Change Is Good: Introducing a Contest!

Photo by Hannah.K

It is fitting that we unveil the new layout of this blog on “Junk Drawer” night, because “change” is the best thing to find in the junk drawer, is it not?

I admit–in the moments between pressing “publish” and waiting for the new layout to take effect–I was nervous. I have spent nearly a year with the old blog format, and I’m a girl who loves my comfort zone second only to my sweat pants. So I was sitting on pins and needles last night during the switch.

Many logical reasons necessitated the change. We now have search capabilities, for instance, and we can “tag” to our heart’s content. We’ve listened to your feedback, and we’re putting it to practice! Perhaps most exciting, the team is now notified when comments are left. So responding to your clever replies will not require us to go on an Easter egg hunt to find them.

We plan to do all sorts of fun things with this new blog, so fasten your seat belt!

The only sad part of switching to this layout [insert the very sad music] is that we lost all of the comments we have accumulated since House Honcho’s humble beginnings. So we are announcing a contest.

I hold in my hand a gift card for Bed Bath & Beyond worth $20. (I am now setting the card down so that I can type again with two hands.) All you have to do is talk to us!

Here are the rules:

1. Each comment you leave (on any of our 300 posts) will equal a name in the hat.
2. Feel free to leave the comment under a pseudonym (but make sure you remember it in case you win!)
3. We will respond to each and every comment!
4. The deadline for this comment contest is one week from today (Monday, March 7) at noon.
5. We will mail the prize on Tuesday, March 8.

Please. Talk to us. If nothing else, tell us the pins and needles were worth it. You could get a new toaster out of the deal–


  1. search feature is nice!!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    GREAT NEW LAYOUT! I love this site even more (if that is even possible).

  3. Deborah says:

    I think I'm going to like this new layout!!
    I do have one problem though….there is a GREAT amount of empty space at the top. :/ I have the banner heading, but had to bring my side bar half way down the screen before anything appeared. Is it just my computer??
    Anyway, looking forward to exploring the new layout! Although, I must wait until school work is done. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is a very enjoyable blog and a great place to come for ideas at home. I tell my sisters all the time they should check it out. Keep it up, HH!

  5. Heather says:

    I like the new layout–very nice! I'd also love to win the BB&B card. It's such a great place to shop for the home!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for the incredibly supportive comments! I believe the new layout is going to pay off as we continue to develop our ideas/support for home managers.

    Thank you for stopping by! Feel free to jump in the conversation any time!


  7. I love the new look and the new daily blog categories. Great changes!

  8. christina says:

    fabulous new look! haven't had a chance to really dig in just yet, but i am sure i will enjoy your new setup. keep it up, gals!

  9. Book Lover says:

    I am writing this comment so I can be entered into the contest. P.S. I do like this website.

  10. enjoy being mentored by a previous mentoree

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