Monday, January 21, 2013

Check Out This Giveaway

Shining Stars Magazine

I have not yet read this book, but I would love to. I went to public school through 11th grade and when we finally decided we should have been homeschooling all these years, I pulled out my senior year and graduated homeschool in 2009. When you graduate highschool, you are just expected to go out into the world and get a degree. So, I went to a year at a community college, and I must say it was not a good experience. It was just like highschool, the same kids I had attended school with, along with the same drama and liberal teachers. After that, I enrolled and was all set to attend John Brown University in Arkansas to get a photography degree. About 2 weeks before I was to move in, I realized I was not doing what God wanted me to do, and it just didn't feel right. I decided to be a full time stay-at-home daughter. It was the best decision I ever made. It had taken me such a long time to decide on enrolling at JBU and I was just so indecisive. After I finally made the decision to stay at home, I finally felt that peace I had been searching for.
It is so good to see young Christian women deciding to stay at home and fulfilling God's purpose for women in the home.
I really want to read this book.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Civl War Ball


I know I had told you all about the Homeschool Civil War Ball that we attended last year. We were so excited for this year, but were devastated to find out it had been canceled. I have been in contact with the family who hosted last year. Since it did not work out, she is allowing me to host one instead. It will be at the same location as last time with the same photographer and band. Here are the details:

Event: The Civil War Ball
Date: April 13, 2013 (the day before my 22nd birthday yay)
Location: Prayer Mountain in Sand Springs, OK
Time: 6-7p.m. check-in and mingle time  7-10p.m. is the ball
Who can attend: Homeschoolers, Homeschool Graduates, and family
What to wear: Please dress in period costumes. Women: Don't worry if you don't own a fancy 
                      Civil War ballgown. You can make one very affordably. Look at this Etsy listing-she tells    
                      how to make them.
                      They  are so simple. You can just simply wear a white cotton shirt tucked in with a simple  
                      Men: If you do not own a period military uniform, no worries. Simply wear nice black slacks
                      with a cotton shirt tucked in. Please wear white gloves, as not to soil the women's gowns.
Ticket Prices: Ages 12+ $20; Ages 6-11 $10; 5 & under FREE
                        Tickets must be purchased in advance
                        You have 3 ways you can purchase your tickets: 1.)Call with your credit card info (I take
                        payments via Square)  2.)Mail a check  3.) Mail a money order
                        *Note: mail payments to:   P.O. Box 516    Pryor, OK   74362
More Info: Phone: (918)373-3746

Please tell all of the homeschool families you know. It will be a grand time of meeting new like-minded friends while learning a little about history along the way!