Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Who's In?

We get questions about who is coming to Home Learning Resources as we go out about the day in our home school lives. People have two choices if they can't ask Cathy and Julia in person -- the most up to date information on vendors is on the sidebar, on the right. This blog is maintained as often as needed to be current. As information releases are issued monthly (weekly once April arrives), you will also find out in your inbox, if you have asked to be on the mailing list.

A poll has been added to the lower sidebar on the right. We didn't take a head count at our last event, but we did count at our first one -- about 100 people left their name for the door prizes. So hop over and get counted. Can't wait to see you all in person later this year!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Looking good

Cathy put our fancy logo (HLR stands for Home Learning Resources) in the blog's page topper. It's looking good, isn't it? Graphic artist BIL Dave created it. Get familiar with it, so you can recognize the signs that we place on the day of Home Learning Resources events. These signs will direct you to our location and make it easy for you to recognize us. We'd love to have you introduce yourself to us!

We have confirmation from The Curriculum Coop for Home Learning Resources -- Eastern Iowa. The Curriculum Coop always has a great selection of new and used material for us to shop from.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Our last event

This photo was dug up from the archives of 2006. This year, we expect to have more energy in the room because our sales events will be in rooms with WINDOWS this year. We also look forward to seeing everyone, vendor and shopper, again.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Des Moines is a go

Our lovely county offices have saved space for us, meaning that you can have fun and free shopping in June. The details:

Home Learning Resources
Saturday, June 7
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Northwest Community Center
5110 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA

Parking is plentiful and the building is modern. Keep checking here for updates, or join our mailing list (just send a message asking to get on the list) to get updates in your email inbox.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Eastern Iowa, here we come

Information releases have been sent to all known support group contacts. Please contact us if you would like to join the email list to receive monthly updates -- you'll be in the know sooner than blog readers.

Our vendor application forms have also been sent to businesses showing interest. The application form is available by request for those we missed. Space is quite limited at the First Christian Church, so be sure to reply soon.

In case you missed the information release:


Julia McGuire

Three Sisters

FAX 515/267-0655

Eastern Iowa Sales Event Scheduled

West Des Moines, IA Jan. 5, 2008 Three Sisters is please to announce its first eastern Iowa sales event. Held in conjunction with the Eastern Iowa Home School Conference (EIHSC) in Coralville, Iowa, the company is looking forward to serving the home school community.

Three Sisters eastern Iowa sales event will be held on Sat., April Sat., April 26, 2008 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Coralville, IA. Three Sisters will present a vendor hall in a space adjoining that of EIHSC. People may shop the vendor hall for free and not attend the conference.

Managing partner Cathy Frueh says, “We’ve concentrated on the central Iowa market for the past three years. We’re excited to visit a different part of the state.” Using experience from past sales events, Three Sisters intends to have door prizes and a floor full of vendors. Iowa-based companies currently showing commitment include: Mary Lynn's Learning Center, The Curriculum Coop, Usborne Books, Open Door Books, and Bright Minds.

Founding partner Julia McGuire says, “We started the company for a few reasons. One was the lack of a ‘home school store’ down the street. Another reason was that, unlike many conference organizers, we believe that shopping for your home school should be free.” With these points in mind, Three Sisters is committed to inviting people to shop in person for educational products they can’t find in stores.

For information:


Phone: 515/988-1828