Odds and Ends

Help Wanted!


The Winter Issue of Altar and Hearth will be coming out soon (confirmed dates in a future post!). We would like to see it published at least four times a year, but we need help!

If you or someone you know is experienced and willing to volunteer in any of the following positions (extremely light part-time work, please contact us at altarandheartheditors at gmail dot com. Crowd funded and relying on public support, this non-profit ezine can’t afford to offer compensation. But you will build experience for a portfolio, which can be a huge benefit if you ever need to work from home.

Thank you so much for your likes and shares. They are incredibly encouraging!

Social Media Marketing (sharing on twitter, sharing and posting on the Altar and Hearth FB page)
Pinning and sharing on Pinterest
Copy editing/proofreading
Photoshop/graphic design
Article writing

Cover Reveal and Contest Giveaway


It’s here! Our beautiful cover for the first issue of Altar and Hearth magazine, in all its sweet and sincere happiness.  On the cover is Victoria Kiernan and Christiana Vreeland, friends.  This is a photo of women like yourselves. They are real. They are happy. They are trads.

We would love to see more photos of happy trad girls on the covers of the magazine.  As a quarterly magazine (as of right now) we’ll be looking for photos from each of the seasons, so if you have an awesome impromptu shot of you wearing your poofy winter coat, send it in!  It’s quite possible we’ll use it.  As to the other, our CONTEST, keep reading…

It’s taken a lot of effort, but the first issue of Altar and Hearth is near completion! For the next two weeks we’ll be hosting a contest on the website and on the FB page.  Winners (there will be one for each!) will receive a free hard copy of our first issue AND a $10 gift card code to M&M Creations.  M&M Creations makes handmade luxury beauty products and their combos of scents for soaps and scrubs are delicious (Champagne Pear? Yes, please!)

How it works: Starting at noon today (4/28/2014) follow this blog and then leave us comment below letting us know.  (Click on the brown wheel at the top of this page to see the follow options). Our 50th follower is the winner! Contest ends two weeks from today on Monday, May 19 at noon.  The winner announcement will be posted on May 20.

You can also enter in our Facebook page contest (click HERE for more info.) Both contest winners will be announced along with (drumroll)….our June launch date for Altar and Hearth!  I hope you are getting excited – at least a little bit.  🙂

M.R. Zapp, Editor



Easter Eggs

Probably won’t be posting again until after Easter, so here’s a preemptive greeting!

Just wanted to update all of our interested parties.  The magazine is coming along smoothly.  I’ve received some article contributions from a few intrepid souls (intrepid because I can’t compensate them for their effort at this point!) and am waiting on several more promised ones.

I’ll be doing a big reveal of the lovely cover and celebrate with a free hard copy give-away in May.   So excited!  In the meantime, I can tell you we have about half of our articles in and are looking at a 20-22 pg. ezine.

We are still seeking articles on Health and Outdoors, Spiritual Life, Home and Family, Relationships, Fiction and Poetry, anecdotes for Everyday Funny, and your worst photo for our Photo Journal.  Topics currently filled are Food, and Fashion and Beauty.

A reminder to all of you that would like to see this happen, we are currently running our GoFundMe campaign.  We appreciate any support you can provide to the completion of this endeavor!  Click on the link to contribute:

Altar and Hearth Go Fund Me