Sparks Homeschoolers have had a tradition of putting up a bazaar during the Christmas season for the last 3 or 4 years. This year, they had the opportunity to do it in a commercial place called Soderno, a big tent open only on weekends for food and bazaars in Molito Lifestyle Center.

King and I also decided to take the opportunity to join so that Danae would learn a thing or two. It was my very first time to experience the whole thing as a seller, and I enjoyed it! It wasn’t a really busy place like other bazaars, so it wasn’t so stressful for me. Danae actually enjoyed playing with her friends and sister, while I manned our booth haha. I was able to teach her some about money, math and work. I learned a lot myself, and it was sort of a dream come true as I have always wanted to own a “sari-sari” (convenience) store. King always tells me it would never work because my kids and I will be the top customers haha.

I was so impressed by the older kids who manned their own booths! Watching and listening to them made it more fun for me. I loved talking to the other moms there as well. I loved that some of our homeschoolers showcased their talents by jamming with the acoustic act in the food area, and then they had their own jamming session in our area.

If not for homeschooling and for Sparks, this wouldn’t have been possible for us. We are grateful for the opportunity toΒ teach, to learn, not to mention earn. We will definitely be joining again next year. Maybe then I would be ready with some of my own creations.Β πŸ™‚

Danae in front of our booth. One of the very few times that she was haha. :)

Danae in front of our booth. One of the very few times that she was haha. πŸ™‚

Danae and Noelle's booth! We sold all kinds of things -- toys, stickers, pouches, awesome notebook and notepad covers, hand sanitizers, colognes, hand washes, and bags. :)

Danae and Noelle’s booth! We sold all kinds of things — toys, stickers, pouches, awesome notebook and notepad covers, hand sanitizers, colognes, hand washes, and bags. πŸ™‚

Our beautiful notebook covers, created by my friend Donna Gaddi. :)

Our beautiful notebook covers, created by my friend Donna Gaddi. πŸ™‚

Sam Battung's booth! She sold their own creations, from little trays and accessories to arts & crafts kits and little knick knacks. :)

Sam’s booth! She sold their (they are a family of very creative individuals) own creations, from little trays and accessories to arts & crafts kits and little knick knacks. πŸ™‚

Andee and Julia's booth! Julia sold ballet-themed items, consistent with her being a ballerina. Andee sold other cute bags and wallets. :)

Andee and Julia’s booth! Julia sold ballet-themed items, consistent with her being a ballerina. Andee sold other cute bags and wallets, her mom’s creations. πŸ™‚

Elise's booth! She and her mom sold Christmas bowls and plates, among other things. I actually bought some from them haha. :)

Elise’s booth! She and her mom sold Christmas bowls and plates, among other things. I actually bought some from them haha. πŸ™‚

Matthew's booth, with sister Micah modelling! His mom sold shirts and accessories. :)

Matthew’s booth, with sister Micah modelling! His mom sold shirts and accessories. πŸ™‚

Spring's booth! She and her mom sold framed art works. :)

Spring’s booth! She and her mom sold framed art works. πŸ™‚

Spring and Sam's Grandma's booth! She sold quilts that she herself made. Told you they're a family of creative individuals! :)

Spring and Sam’s Grandma’s booth! She sold quilts that she herself made. Told you they’re a family of creative individuals! πŸ™‚

Chuck's booth! He sold his mom's creations called Scentiments -- body oils and room sprays. :)

Chuck’s booth! He sold his mom’s creations called Scentiment — body oils and room sprays. Really great fragrances. πŸ™‚

Yela's booth! She, her sister and mom sold shirts, colognes, credit card holders. :)

Yela’s booth! She, her sister and mom sold shirts, colognes, credit card holders. King bought little hand sanitizers from them. πŸ™‚

Amber's booth! She sold stickers and notepads. her tattoos were my kids' favorite. Danae still has one on her clavicle, which she put over 2 weeks ago. :)

Amber’s booth! She sold stickers and notepads. Her tattoos were my kids’ favorite. Danae still has one on her clavicle, which she put over 2 weeks ago. πŸ™‚

Trey's booth! He and his partner Joaquin, sold his awesome HASHTAG shirts. :)

Trey’s booth! He and his partner Joaquin, sold his awesome HASHTAG shirts. πŸ™‚

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

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  1. Wow. I feel so proud of these young men and women and you,too! bravo peer!

  2. […] One of the faith goals I wrote down was regarding homeschooling, that God would confirm to me whether it was right to homeschool Danae or not, which of course He did. We began last June. I’ve posted a few about our experiences — Why Homeschool?, OurVery Own Homeschool Room, Perks of Homeschooling — Freedom and Creativity, Perks of Homeschooling — Flexible Hours, Perks of Homeschooling — Opportunities. […]

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