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“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  Henry James

This is our first “official” week of summer and I feel like a child on Christmas morning, not sure where to start with all the fun!!  I want to allow myself plenty of time to rest but at the same time I’m very aware of how quickly summer goes!  I don’t want to miss anything!  Not to mention my to-do list for things around the house that just seems a mile long this year!  I remind myself to set some goals and take some baby steps.  Those steps really do add up over time and that’s what we are all about here in the Provision Room.  Just take a look…

After one year!

After one year!

Increasing slowly without breaking the budget!

Increasing slowly without breaking the budget!

I love stepping into my provision closet now!  It’s neat and organized and full of food for any of life’s little happenings.  One of the smartest things I did was give my 10 year old the job of keeping track of everything in the freezers and in the closet.  She is taking her job very seriously and keeping us all in line!  I love it!

So now is the time to join in, right where you are and start preparing your family for rainy days when life takes over.  Don’t be frustrated or overwhelmed let’s just journey together in community and the job will get done!

We are continuing our hospitality theme for this month.  It seems like we really hit on topic close to everyone’s heart so we’ve decided to stay here a little longer.   Daja and I have so much more to share with you!  We really feel like we’ve only scratched the surface!

Baby Steps:

1.  Continue to double two meals per week for the freezer.  If you are new to the Provision Room and don’t know why this is so important, and why we think it is one of the smartest ways to expand your stores without increasing your budget, check out our page on What Makes The Provision Room Unique.

2.  Prepare a car picnic basket.  This is a great way to avoid the drive-through this summer and be prepared for impromptu picnics, date nights, days at the beach, and just any ol’ time the hunger monster lifts its head from the back seat!  How to prepare a car picnic basket.

Big Girl Steps:

1.  Take the 30 Day Fast Food Challenge!!  Last year we kicked off our 30 Day Fast Food Challenge.  If you haven’t yet tried giving up fast food here is your chance!  For 30 days commit to eating intentionally, promising not to hit a single drive through or fast food joint.  This is a great challenge for your entire family, small group or church!  Trust us, you won’t regret taking this challenge!

2.  Practice hospitality.  This will be different for each of us.  The point is reach out to someone and make them feel welcome.  Need a refresher in the art of Biblical Hospitality?  Check out Entertaining vs. Hospitality.

(Linked to Wise Woman Link-Up,  Fantastic Thursdays!, One Sharendipity PlaceFrom The Farm HopMaking Your Home Sing and Hope In Every Season)


  1. I remember how excited I used to be when summer hit and we had a break from homeschooling. I also remember how excited I was to start up homeschooling in the fall again, lol!

    I still love summer because, even though the kids are all graduated now, it’s still a break from me from many of our church activities during the school year. I also watch my friend’s daughter every day after school so I will get a break from that as well. Bring on summer!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! 🙂

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