Saturday, June 14, 2008

HLR Stuff Sale in the works for fall

The school year just finished, but Three Sisters is already looking forward to August as they plan to hold a Home Learning Resources Stuff Sale (HLR Stuff Sale) in central Iowa.

The HLR Stuff Sale began as an idea presented to Three Sisters by a local mom. It was designed to have families sell their used material at “used” prices -- a win-win situation in which a benefit would be seen in the pocketbook and in the homeschooling of the shoppers. Successfully held in April 2008, another mom requested a fall Stuff Sale. Many families focus on school plans in fall before a new year begins rather than in spring at the end of the school year.

A poll is open at the Three Sisters blog for shoppers to vote for their preferred event date of Sept. 5, 12, 19, or 26. The poll will stay open until Aug. 1, 2008. Low voter turn-out will result in the cancellation of a fall Stuff Sale. Comments and ideas for the sale can be sent to Cathy and Julia at

The HLR Stuff Sale will remain admission free. Three Sisters is dedicated to promoting the Stuff Sale to local home school support groups; participation as a vendor or a shopper is open for everyone in the home school community.


Going down

The sidebar with links for HLR - DM will go down by June 20. You can always search the archives for the post that lists all the vendors.

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Secret

It's out. It's official. Three Sisters will hold a conference next year.

Home Learning Resources Sale and Conference

Sat., April 18, 2009
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church
3900 Ashworth Rd.
West Des Moines, Ia 50265

Admission to the Sale is free; admission to the conference has yet to be determined. We're doing some math and taking a few assumptions.

You will also want to participate in our poll concerning our next Stuff Sale. Someone stated interest, but that was just one person. You will have until the end of July to vote. We'll decide at that time if we're holding a fall Stuff Sale.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Secret

I have a secret and I can't tell it until Saturday at our Home Learning Resources event in Des Moines.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Usborne (HLR Des Moines)

Our Usborne vendor has published a list of her used titles. You can visit here. She is listing 80 titles and they cover a wide age range. You can click on her hyperlink in the sidebar to the right if you would like to inquire about a particular title -- hardcover or soft, price, condition, etc.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


A list of things to remember for shoppers and vendors

Home Learning Resources

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Northwest Community Center

5110 Franklin Ave., Des Moines, IA

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


The sale runs from 10 am. - 3:30 p.m.

Put your name in the fish bowl. It gets your name in to the door prize pool.

Take a gift bag. Among other things, it's got a coupon for the Learning Post.

You might want to make and take a shopping list for products offered and question list for services offered by our vendors.

You are welcome to have a seat and visit with people at the round tables in the center of the floor.

Supervised kids, strollers, and wheelchairs are welcome.

You may want to bring your own bags to haul your goodies.

Each vendor needs to be paid separately, just like a craft or antique show.


Make sure Cathy or Julia has your door prize by 9:30 a.m.

Set up begins at 8 a.m. The doors open at 10 a.m.

Tear down begins by 3:30. This is also when the doors close.

We must all leave the building at 5 p.m.

Your own food may be stored in the refrigerator on site. Please don't touch other people's food.