Wednesday, January 26, 2011

**TOS Homeschool Expo Giveaway**

I am so excited today! There are so many great things going on, and I can barely contain myself! So let's get right to it.

Today, registration is open for the Homeschooling With Heart LIVE spring EXPO! What is the EXPO? I'm glad you asked.

The Old Schoolhouse store describes it this way:

"  The Schoolhouse Expo will help you recharge your heart for homeschooling as you enjoy live sessions with an incredible array of speakers at our fantastic, online, five-day conference! Covering a vast amount of information, you’ll hear about ways to improve your homeschool and plan for the upcoming year, all from the comfort of your home. It doesn't matter if you live in the states or internationally, you will benefit from the Schoolhouse Expo as you enjoy five days of interactive sessions with dynamic speakers, a virtual vendor hall, fabulous door prizes, and free gifts valued at over $200 for every attendee!"

In a nutshell, the Schoolhouse EXPO is a LIVE online homeschooling conference that you can attend while sitting on your couch in your PJ's and sipping hot cocoa if you like. Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'd really like to go to one of those homeschool conferences to get some new, good ideas, but it's just too far to drive. I have no one to watch my kids while I'm gone for several days. And, it costs too much."? Well, you are in LUCK! No excuses here! During the Schoolhouse EXPO, you will get the privilege of attending a FANTASTIC, information packed 5-day conference without ever leaving your house!

Look at all you get during the Early Bird Sale . . .
  • Live Schoolhouse Expo Ticket—$39.99
  • Free Gifts Package—$211.73
  • Bonus Freebies—$103.15
  • HLA Membership—$65.00
All yours for just $19.50!

Each year, there is a limited number of tickets up for sale, and they sell out FAST! So be sure to reserve your seat now, while there are still tickets available.

This conference is slam packed with great speakers who will offer you a wide variety of topics from which to glean information. Be sure to check out the speaker/topic list to see everything on tap.

Don't forget to check out the free gifts and door prizes section of their web site to see all the great things that will be given away! You will DEFINITELY want to get in on these prizes!

If you still need more information, and there is a LOT more to know about the Schoolhouse EXPO, visit the Schoolhouse EXPO online, and follow their blog to keep up to date on all the excitement.

And now, for the other REALLY EXCITING NEWS of the day!! I, yours truly, was asked to be on the EXPO Squad, which means I will be doing regular posts to keep you up to date on all the happenings of the EXPO, and to help you remember the EXPO date. (You certainly don't want to miss any of it!)

But what that also means is that I get to give away ONE FREE TICKET to the Homeschool EXPO!! YAY! (I just LOVE blog giveaways!) So if you'd like to WIN a ticket to the EXPO, listen up. Here's how I will hold the contest on my blog. Leave me a comment below this post telling me why you would like to win a free ticket to the Homeschool EXPO. You will only have until Saturday, so get to it people! On Saturday evening, I will hold my drawing, and I will announce on my blog who won. If you are the winner, you will also be receiving all the freebies that go along with a purchased ticket - FREE!

I look forward to reading all your comments! Don't wait. You are NOT going to want to miss this!!


  1. I really would like to win a ticket because I am new to the homeschooling environment and I would love to hear others viewpoints on homeschooling and how they operate their homeschools. I also would like to get new ideas on how to teach certain subjects.

  2. I was happy to discover your blog today. I was unable to find a contact link. I hope it's OK that I'm contacting you through a public comment. I've developed an educational program for Windows called SpellQuizzer that helps children learn their spelling and vocabulary words without the battle that parents often have getting them to sit down and write them out while the parents dictate to them. The parent enters the child's spelling words into the software making a sound recording of each word. Then the software helps the child practice his or her words. It really helped my children with their weekly spelling lists.

    I would love to have SpellQuizzer reviewed in A Higher Calling Christian Academy. If you are interested in hosting a giveaway of a SpellQuizzer license I'd be happy to supply a free license to the winner. You can learn more about the program at There's a video demo you can watch at and a community site where SpellQuizzer users can share their spelling lists with one another ( Finally, there's a page targeted to homeschooling families at I'd be happy to send you a complimentary license for the software. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Thank you very much!

    Dan Hite
    TedCo Software

  3. I really want to win this and i guess I need a lesson on how to post cause this is my 4th try. I had lots of reasons why but I cant seem to make it work so I'll try one more time. Oh I love your blog. Thanks Terri Lockard

  4. I want to win this for all the reasons you posted! No one to watch my kids, too far to drive, expos are so expensive.... But the main reason is so I can attend in my pajamas!!!!!! Always love reading your blog Nicole! I really enjoyed your Testimony post-thanks for the encouragement you spread!

  5. Cynthia said it best. The cost of travel, lack of childcare, and not having to leave the comfort and routine of my own home. I would love to be inspired by the excellent speakers who will be participating in the expo. - Carrie Spence


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