Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Stuff Sale deadline coming soon

Hey, you hoarders out there (yes, that is me, too)! The Stuff Sale deadline is March 31, 2008. To get a table (or two, if you have hoarded stuff for years), mail the application, signed contract, and check to Three Sisters. Send an email if you lost your forms and we'll send you new ones. And I understand hoarding. "You ought to buy that book -- you never know what will click with your kid...."

If we still have room after March 31, we'll continue to accept your applications because we have a bonus room off the main hall. But that is not a reason to procrastinate! LOL

We're excited about using the Lions Hall. It's just as accessible as the Northwest Community Center (the site of our Home Learning Resources in June) -- strollers, carts, and wheelchairs are welcome! And remember to bring boxes or bags for all the goodies you buy --

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Stuff Sale is in Des Moines, NOT Coralville

There seems to be confusion about HLR's Home School Stuff Sale (HSSS). The HSSS will be held in the Lions Club Hall at 6401 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, Iowa, north of Des Moines, from noon until 4 p.m.

Three Sisters has no plans to produce a HSSS in eastern Iowa at this time. We have considered it, but being a first-time event for us, we would like to run the sale in a familiar market before taking it on the road. We can see that demand is present for Des Moines and eastern Iowa, and we thank you for your interest. We love hearing from all of you shoppers. We still have space for some more people to have tables at the HSSS in Des Moines in April. You can get 4' of table for $5, just let us know if you need an application.

If you are interested in participating in a HSSS in eastern Iowa, visit our welcome table on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at the First Christian Church in Coralville, Iowa. You can leave your name and email address in our fish bowl . We will get in touch with you when we are ready to rent tables in your area. Putting your name in the fish bowl will also get you entered into our hourly door prize drawings.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

HSSS -- Home School Stuff Sale

Interest all over the state seems to be high for our stuff sale. We may put up a poll to gauge interest for an eastern Iowa HSSS. For people in the Des Moines area, please send us a request to for a Home School Stuff Sale application -- our tables will be sold in 4' lengths, on a first received, first served manner. You can read more details when you receive the paperwork. See you there!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Eastern Iowa Door Prize

Ed Dickerson, keynote speakers at the Eastern Iowa Home School Conference, has donated a signed copy of his book, Grounds for Belief, as a door prize for our shoppers.

How do our door prizes work? First, come to our Home Learning Resources event. Second, put your name in the fish bowl. Third, wait for us to draw your name. We do this every hour -- that would be seven or eight prizes April 26. (Coralville has hourly prizes. Des Moines usually has half hour drawings.). If we call your name, you win! Just for walking through the door, no purchases required. Fourth, you need to be present to win.

See you all there!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

HLR's Homeschool "Stuff" Sale

The 'garage sale' has been renamed HLR's Homeschool "Stuff" Sale. Thank you to Cathy for choosing a better name. We just thought garage sale gave the wrong impression -- no one will be selling clothes, knick-knacks, and housewares. Our website will have updates any minute now on this event. Application forms and other information should be available by Thursday night. Hope to meet you all there!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Garage Sale!

Our friend asked if we would produce a "garage sale," in which home school moms could 1) rent a table and sell their excess books and/or mainly 2) shop and buy home school materials at low prices before shopping the full, high prices of businesses at the conferences. We definitely wanted to consider the possibility. Daila has great ideas, and we're all for helping moms -- that's how Three Sisters got started! After looking at a few places, our answer is YES, we will!

Home Learning Resources Garage Sale (until we get a better name)

Friday, April 11, 2008

12 noon - 4 p.m.

Johnston Lions Club Hall

6401 Merle Hay Rd.

Johnston, IA

We are drawing up paperwork right now. Send a message to if you would like to rent a table, or have an event name to consider. More details will be posted at this blogspot as we figure things out. We're unsure if our official website will have this information because of time constraints. Julia is sure that Cathy will be excited to see a floor plan on the Lions Club website!

Start sorting out your stock and make your shopping lists!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

They keep coming in

We just received paperwork for Julia's Attic. Julia has been with us, selling her consigned books, since 2005. We are pleased to have small Iowa businesses stick with us (another small Iowa business).