Welcome to The Provision Room


“Run down and get the cinnamon, will you, Joey?” said Polly.

“It’s in the ‘Provision Room.'”  The “Provision Room” was a little shed that was tacked onto the main house, and reached by a short flight of rickety steps; so called, because Polly said, “It’s a good place to keep provisions, even if we haven’t any; and besides,” she always finished, “it sounds nice!”

From Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

The Provision Room is where two friends, Kristina and Daja, blog about food, frugality, and being prepared.  Take a look around!  You can track our progress of transforming our messy and not-too-well planned pantries into abundant storehouses (without increasing our food budgets!), get healthy menu plans and recipes, and even take a stop in the prayer closet to spend some time praying for your family.  Don’t forget to meet our merry band of homemaking readers in the Apron Brigade!  Be sure to “Follow” the page because there’s new stuff all the time!

Have a question?  We love email!  Contact us at theprovisionroom@gmail.com

  1. I remember the five little peppers from when I was little! 🙂

  2. johanna - August 10, 2013

    Hi! I came here by looking for “mongolian husband” via google in order to find at least one other western woman married to a mongolian man, you’re free to laugh… :-). This site then at last felt very familiar to me. We’re a german-mongolian couple with two non-vaccinated, born-at-home little girls in the waldorf-kindergarten, I grew up on a organic farm etc etc, you can imagine the circumstances ;-), and I really love this website because of all the optimistic information on health, food, cooking and – planning. Didn’t expect such a treasury when just looking for sb else writing about being married to a mongolian :-).
    Wish you all the best!

    • Welcome! So glad you have found us! Yes, my Mongolian-ness comes through in a lot of our articles. As you know when you are married to a Mongolian, the whole family is Mongolian. LOL!

      Please like us on Facebook so we can get to know you better! And hopefully hunt down more gems from Mongolia for you!

  3. Hey there! Just wanted so say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my Inspiring Blog Headers post :o) So glad you liked it and I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!


  4. We loved Five Little Peppers. What a great book to get your business name.

  5. I like this idea a lot. I shall be back to see what’s happening.

  6. I love the idea of your blog. And the FIVE LITTLE PEPPERS QUOTE is the icing on the cake! I love that book! I found you at the Natural Living Link up 🙂

  7. Sustain, Create and Flow - February 5, 2013

    I love your site, and the creative name. I have an affinity for old books, and I really enjoyed that excerpt from The 5 Little Peppers 🙂

  8. Hi Ladies,
    Love your website. Now, do you have a recipe for healthy marshmellows or marshmellow fluff? Stop laughing. I want to make the rice cereal treats for my kids lunches, but, I cannot stand to buy marshmellows. (although I did just buy marshmellows and made the treats with Os cereal because I was out of rice cereal AND it was really good, but I digress) What can I use instead of store bought marshmellows? Love y’all

    • There are quite a few recipes out there, but most of them contain corn syrup. Yuck! I was able find one that only uses sugar and got good reviews, but I haven’t tried it yet. http://www.food.com/recipe/homemade-marshmallows-no-corn-syrup-384069 If you try them let us know how they turn out.

      • Anna Evans - December 26, 2012

        Hay mom that marshmallow recipe look so good will you make that for the family some time before we go camping this year. So we could try them out? merry Christmas to all at the provision room. And to my mom (Kristina) I love you very much and thank you for all your hard work.

  9. Love this site, very interesting and inspiring. I will follow you

  10. Bonita Timmons - June 14, 2012

    where do must people buy their essential oils?? are they expensive??

    • Daja - June 14, 2012

      We recommend Mountain Rose Herbs, which you can link to on our sidebar. Essential oils are not actually that expensive when you consider that you are only using a few drops at a time. Therefore the small bottles lasts a lot time. Very concentrated. Hope that helps!

  11. Thank you for the sweet comment I love your blog and will be back.

  12. Micah - March 9, 2012

    You can get several different Five Peppers books on Gutenberg.org! I just downloaded them a couple of weeks ago onto my Nook for use in our Homeschool.

    • Thanks for the tip! Your homeschool must be so much fun!!!! Can I come over and be a student? 🙂

  13. (Also, Five Little Peppers were some of my favorite books growing up. There is a site somewhere online that has them available as podcasts! you should check it out.)

    • Daja - March 1, 2012

      I love that book so much! I’ve read it to my children several times. It was one of my Mom’s favorites, too. So, it feels kind of nostalgic.

      After reading it to the kids several years ago we started calling our pantry “The Provision Room.” And that’s how we happened upon the name for this site, too!

  14. LOVE IT. 🙂

  15. Sorry had to edit my post. Had to correct my website address.

    Excellent blog. So proud of you girls. My prayers are for your success.

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