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Links for Summer Fun!

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Is everyone enjoying the Summer as much as we are?!  We have family visiting from Mongolia, camping trips planned, birthday parties, barbecues, dance recitals, beach days and all manner of craziness in the sun!

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We’ve put together this handy list of articles to help you enjoy your Summer to the fullest! Read More

Summer Fun

Is everyone enjoying the Summer as much as we are?!  We have family visiting from Mongolia, camping trips planned, birthday parties, barbecues, dance recitals, beach days and all manner of craziness in the sun! We’ve put together this handy list of articles to help you enjoy your Summer to the fullest!

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June Goals

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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.

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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 […]

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Answering Your Questions: Water on the Go

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Q.  So I read through most of your posts on fast food. That is one thing I would love to change for our family. We don’t eat out often but drinks happen more often than I would like. Do you recommend keeping water bottles in the freezer? The bpa free ones? Read More

The orange one on the right is my favorite bottle to keep in my purse.

Q.  So I read through most of your posts on fast food. That is one thing I would love to change for our family. We don’t eat out often but drinks happen more often than I would like. Do you recommend keeping water bottles in the freezer? The bpa free ones?

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We’re Home!

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The drive home went well even though we were all really tired.  One of our lessons learned, stay an extra day after the conference to recover from marathon conference sessions!

We stuck to our no fast food rule very successfully.  Read More

The drive home went well even though we were all really tired.  One of our lessons learned, stay an extra day after the conference to recover from marathon conference sessions! We stuck to our no fast food rule very successfully. 

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Lessons From The Road

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On Tuesday we embarked on a road trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio in order to attend The Reformation of Food and Family conference!  By “we” I mean, Kristina and her two daughters, my mom, my oldest daughter, my youngest son and me!

We purposed to make the entire journey Fast Food Free!  But, I gotta tell ya, there is not much out there once you pass Tucson.  If we hadn’t planned ahead a bit, we’d be in a real pickle.   Read More

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On Tuesday we embarked on a road trip from Los Angeles to San Antonio in order to attend The Reformation of Food and Family conference!  By “we” I mean, Kristina and her two daughters, my mom, my oldest daughter, my youngest son and me! We purposed to make the entire journey Fast Food Free!  But, […]

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And The Winner Is…

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Our first ever 30 Day Fast Food Free Challenge has ended and we’re giving away a custom car picnic basket to one happy winner!

And the winner is Dee (radeeolover)!!! 

Congratulations Dee, you’ve won a car picnic basket that we will customize to fit your family.  We’ll be contacting you via email to coordinate everything! Read More

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Our first ever 30 Day Fast Food Free Challenge has ended and we’re giving away a custom car picnic basket to one happy winner! And the winner is Dee (radeeolover)!!!  Congratulations Dee, you’ve won a car picnic basket that we will customize to fit your family.  We’ll be contacting you via email to coordinate everything!

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How To Raise A Picky Eater

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(This is not a judgement on anyone’s parenting.  It’s tongue in cheek.  Hopefully, it can inspire us all to be more adventurous eaters of real food all our lives!)

I have seven kids who eat everything from salmon to Brussels sprouts to stinky cheese.  I didn’t do these things I’ve listed.  So, heed this advice and learn from my mistakes. Read More

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(This is not a judgement on anyone’s parenting.  It’s tongue in cheek.  Hopefully, it can inspire us all to be more adventurous eaters of real food all our lives!) I have seven kids who eat everything from salmon to Brussels sprouts to stinky cheese.  I didn’t do these things I’ve listed.  So, heed this advice and learn […]

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Real Fast Real Food

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We’ve written quite a bit in the last few weeks about fast food.

We took a challenge to see if fast food was really as fast and cheap as we’ve been conditioned to think it is.  Watch the video on YouTube!

We did a side-by-side nutritional comparison between fast food and real food.

We gave you tips to keep you from falling into the fast food trap.

And we showed you how having a small picnic basket in the car can totally save the day!

But STILL there are times when you will be in a huge hurry!  And your stomach will be rumbling.  And you’ll need a quick fix!  Can you get away with fast food once in a while????? Read More

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We’ve written quite a bit in the last few weeks about fast food. We took a challenge to see if fast food was really as fast and cheap as we’ve been conditioned to think it is.  Watch the video on YouTube! We did a side-by-side nutritional comparison between fast food and real food. We gave […]

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Guest Post From Anna (age 11) – What’s Behind The Wrapper?

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How much do you really know about what’s inside when you pick up a box of your favorite cereal? Without looking at the ingredients, how much do you really know about all your favorite little bites? Without reading labels when you pick up that box, bag or can do you really know what hides behind the wrapper? Read More

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How much do you really know about what’s inside when you pick up a box of your favorite cereal? Without looking at the ingredients, how much do you really know about all your favorite little bites? Without reading labels when you pick up that box, bag or can do you really know what hides behind […]

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Surprising Facts About Fast Food

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About a week ago Daja and I decided to run a little “science experiment.”  We wanted to compare the differences between hitting a drive thru for a quick meal versus running into an unfamiliar grocery store for food.  We assumed, honestly, the drive thru would be faster than going into the market, especially when you factor in getting the kids out of the car, into the store and then back into the car.  We also assumed the market would be more expensive. Read More

FFF Challenge

About a week ago Daja and I decided to run a little “science experiment.”  We wanted to compare the differences between hitting a drive thru for a quick meal versus running into an unfamiliar grocery store for food.  We assumed, honestly, the drive thru would be faster than going into the market, especially when you […]