About Us, Who we are and Such!

Hi!  Welcome to the Hillbilly Creations Blog!  Let me tell you about us!

We are The Davis Family.  There are 4 of us, then there are 9 cats, 6 dogs and 25 goats, 9 guinea pigs, 7 turtles, 7 rabbits and a fish.. …at the moment!  We live in a rural Oklahoma community and home-school our youngest.  Our oldest has finished homeschooling and is now a sophomore in college.

Our families look at us rather strange at times…*sigh* Oh well!  We are happy and content with our lives.

Why do we home-school?  Well….we home-school because we love our kids!  We want the best for them! They have what we call a living education!  They learn from our businesses, they learn from the new, from church, from family (that doesn’t realize they are teaching) and from their surroundings.

I am a self employed, stay at home..always doing something mom.  I own www.etsy.com/shop/hillbillycreations and DH works for an Oilfield Service company.

We are Catholic for those that care…

We are family oriented..I believe everything should be Christ and home centered!  There is nothing that is more important!

We are rather retro as well.  We love the old classic rock ‘n roll.  Our wedding song was “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton.   Our kids know the word to songs like “Proud Mary” and “Yellow Submarine”.  They love to develop their own styles and we encourage that!

We have been married almost 24 yrs and are praying that the Lord will bless us with many, many more years together.

We have 9 cats…a gray and white tom kitten named Smokey, a lovely Siamese mix kitten named Bandit (get the joke there?)  and 2 white short haired it (used to be tom) cats named Blue (for his blue eyes) (sadly we lost Blue about 3 years ago) and Jesse and a beautiful muted Calico named Patches (she is our oldest cat and the most opinionated)(we also lost Patches about 1 year ago to cancer.  She was about 14 years old).  Our daughters dog is a mutt with the tell-tale behavior of a Jack Russell…she is named Ally and our sons dog is a beagle/walker rescued dog named Daisy.  We adopted a beautiful Lab/Pit dog named duke when we move to Oklahoma.  We acquired 3 pups from Daisy before we got her spayed.  Traveling salesman was the dad.  Then we have the farm!

Welcome to our blog!  I will make you laugh, cry and probably piss you off at times.  We believe that everyone has the right to their opinions…they just don’t have the right to force them on others…so excuse the rants and raves at times…I can be pretty blunt!

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6 Responses

  1. I just wanted to say that I think being a stay at home mom is awesome. I am in the mompack group and read your posting then had to come over and check out your blog. Being a stay at home mom is a rather tough job. The most rewarding career of them all!! I am not able to stay home with my kids due to financial burdens however if given the opportunity I would jump at it. My youngest is 6 and my oldest is 17!! Just today I was looking at my 6 year and thinking wow where did the time go. My oldest daughter was taking her senior pictures for school and my little one was watching with joy. She even took a picture with her older sister in a cap and gown..tooo cute….but it made me realize that even though she is 6, it will all go by so fast and before I know it she will be taking her senior pictures all grown up. I love that you have the opportunity you do and good job. thanks, andrea

  2. My name is Dannah Gresh. I’ve written several best-selling books for teens and tweens including And the Bride Wore White and Lies Young Women Believe. I am focusing the next three years of my life to standing up for tweens specifically in the area of modesty.

    As you may know…
    Last year the American Psychological Association unveiled the results of a two year study on the sexualization of girls. The results were stunning! The task force believes that the culture is pressuring little girls to grow up too fast. Specifically, the fashion industry is creating and marketing sexual clothing—in 2003 parents of 7-12 year olds spent $1.6 million on thong underwear—, cosmetic companies are marketing lines to girls as young as FIVE, television is calling for girls to be boy-crazy and more! (I know…you know! But isn’t it great to hear the APA say this!!!???) The APA directly links this to teen eating disorders, depression and early sexual activity. THEN…they link that to women who grow up to be sexually REPRESSED due to their body image issues and sexual scars. (The greatest irony is that the APA actually states that “value and religious instruction” are two of the greatest tools to rescue little girls and ultimately WOMEN!)

    I’m calling for 50,000 women to sign my Bod Squad Petition. (At http://www.secretkeepergirl.com where you can also download the entire APA report.) I’ve been interviewed by the global Bible of the fashion industry, Women’s Wear Daily, twice about their concern that the industry as gone too far! With their help, I can present the APA’s survey to fashion leaders and the voice of 50,000 women who want the fashion industry to take responsibility for what they create for tweens and teens and how they market it! We posted the petition three weeks ago and have about 3000 signatures without any promotion. We will get these signatures easily if not more! (I am on track to have 60 modest fashion shows/tween events next year with about 60,000 in attendance. If the worst case scenario results…I’d get the signature at those events.) But we’ll get them faster with help! So, I’m asking for your help!

    I’m wondering if you’d be interested in blogging about this?

    I’m shamelessly committed to protecting these little girls!

    In His Love

    Dannah Gresh

    P.S. This week at our blog, we’re giving away FREE Secret Keeper Girl product to moms who blog. Go to http://secretkeepergirl.com/

    P.S.S. We have banners for websites that seek to promote the petition at http://purefreedom.org/skgBanners.htm

  3. Hi Rachel,

    It’s been a long time!!! I was glad to find you still on Mom Pack. Are you still making purses? My ladybug purse has finally bit the dust and my tan/ivory/burgandy courdory is on its last season as well. Please e-mail me a link to your purses if you are still creating.

    All the best.

    Heather

  4. This is my first time here and you sound like a lovely family! I am a homeschooling mom to six children, we have five cats and my daughter fosters cats for an animal rescue! My family looks at us strange sometimes too *sigh*! I am going to go look around. It is very nice to meet you.

  5. HI! We are possibly going to be moving to Waldron, AR soon and I have really been trying to find some other families that homeschool in the area. I was so excited when I came across your site. I have three girls ages 7, 5, and 4. My husband and I decided to homeschool when our oldest was ready for kindergarten for many of the same reasons you also mentioned:)
    I would love to talk with you:) I’m on facebook as Magan Hueter Evans:)
    Luv your site! You are very talented:)

  6. As you may know…Last year the American Psychological Association unveiled the results of a two year study on the sexualization of girls. The results were stunning! The task force believes that the culture is pressuring little girls to grow up too fast. Specifically, the fashion industry is creating and marketing sexual clothing—in 2003 parents of 7-12 year olds spent $1.6 million on thong underwear—, cosmetic companies are marketing lines to girls as young as FIVE, television is calling for girls to be boy-crazy and more! (I know…you know! But isn’t it great to hear the APA say this!!!???) The APA directly links this to teen eating disorders, depression and early sexual activity. THEN…they link that to women who grow up to be sexually REPRESSED due to their body image issues and sexual scars. (The greatest irony is that the APA actually states that “value and religious instruction” are two of the greatest tools to rescue little girls and ultimately WOMEN!)
    +1

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