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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care….

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Years ago we happened upon a Victorian tradition for filling Christmas stockings:

Something to eat

Something to read

Something to play with

Something they need

So simple and so beautiful.  Plus, Read More

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Years ago we happened upon a Victorian tradition for filling Christmas stockings: Something to eat Something to read Something to play with Something they need So simple and so beautiful.  Plus,

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Lovely Ways To Stay Warm This Winter, Without Blasting The Furnace

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Of course, if you live in a climate where there are piles and piles of that white stuff, you may still have to blast your furnace.  But, maybe you could turn it down a notch or two?  Every little bit helps, right? Read More

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Of course, if you live in a climate where there are piles and piles of that white stuff, you may still have to blast your furnace.  But, maybe you could turn it down a notch or two?  Every little bit helps, right?

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Frugal and Healthy Meal Planning, Part 4

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In the spirit of Waste Not, Want Not, I thought I’d start this post telling you of my (seemingly) never ending chicken.  This past week I was blessed to have Kristina’s children staying with me while her husband spoke at a conference out of state.  That brought our family count to 11.  I stuck with my meal plan trying to add just a bit to the serving sizes.  And it has worked so well.  Let me tell you about that chicken, though:   Read More

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In the spirit of Waste Not, Want Not, I thought I’d start this post telling you of my (seemingly) never ending chicken.  This past week I was blessed to have Kristina’s children staying with me while her husband spoke at a conference out of state.  That brought our family count to 11.  I stuck with […]

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Waste Not, Want Not

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Stretching your grocery money is often just a matter of creativity.  Learn to not waste a thing.  (We’ve even included a few general money saving tips because after all, saving money, is saving money no matter which “pot” it comes from!)

Use it up,

Wear it out,

Make it do,

Or do without! Read More

Stretching your grocery money is often just a matter of creativity.  Learn to not waste a thing.  (We’ve even included a few general money saving tips because after all, saving money, is saving money no matter which “pot” it comes from!) Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without!

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Frugal and Healthy Meal Planning, Part 3

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In part 1, we examined our priorities, in part 2 we took stock of what was in our pantries and freezer to determine the things for which we really need to seek out the best deals.  It’s amazing sometimes how we don’t even know what we really eat until we take a step back and do some inventory!

Now we’d like to discuss meal planning basics.   Read More

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In part 1, we examined our priorities, in part 2 we took stock of what was in our pantries and freezer to determine the things for which we really need to seek out the best deals.  It’s amazing sometimes how we don’t even know what we really eat until we take a step back and […]

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Frugal and Healthy Meal Planning, Part 2

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In part 1 we talked a lot about our priorities and how you begin to strike that balance between what is optimally healthy and what you can afford to buy.

Once you have figured out your priorities, eliminated the biggest offenders and cut portion sizes to appropriate levels you should make a list of the essentials for your pantry.  What are your staples?

My list looks something like: Read More

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In part 1 we talked a lot about our priorities and how you begin to strike that balance between what is optimally healthy and what you can afford to buy. Once you have figured out your priorities, eliminated the biggest offenders and cut portion sizes to appropriate levels you should make a list of the […]

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Frugal and Healthy Meal Planning, Part 1

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Saving money and maintaining food standards.  It’s a challenge, isn’t it?

It seems there are two kinds of books/blogs/schools of thought that pertain to feeding our families.  One is the super coupon diva who buys what the paper says is on sale.  If that’s CocoPuffs, then the family eats CocoPuffs.  You’ve seen the extreme of this on TV, of course.  Extreme couponers and sale shoppers who have ten years worth of ketchup in the garage.  Sure, they only paid $3.00 for their groceries, but looking at what they purchased, we don’t see any real food! Read More

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Saving money and maintaining food standards.  It’s a challenge, isn’t it? It seems there are two kinds of books/blogs/schools of thought that pertain to feeding our families.  One is the super coupon diva who buys what the paper says is on sale.  If that’s CocoPuffs, then the family eats CocoPuffs.  You’ve seen the extreme of […]

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What Makes The Provision Room Unique?

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There are a myriad of food storage sites on the internet and even more for emergency preparedness.  There are countless great sites for gardening, cooking technique and recipes.  Why would you want to read this blog and hopefully, jump in here and do what we’re doing? Read More

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There are a myriad of food storage sites on the internet and even more for emergency preparedness.  There are countless great sites for gardening, cooking technique and recipes.  Why would you want to read this blog and hopefully, jump in here and do what we’re doing?

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A Confession & A Testimony

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First my confession…

I LOVE food.  Even slightly more than I love books and for those who know, me that’s saying A LOT!  I love to experiment with flavors so I’m constantly trying new recipes.  It’s a blessing and a curse to being creative with food.  The blessing is eating in my house is always an adventure.  The curse is that it’s sometimes really hard for me to make a recipe the same way twice.  What this love of food has lead to is an EXTREMELY inflated budget.  Other than our mortgage it is our highest monthly cost.  My husband has been very understanding of my obsession and has rarely complained about how much I spend.  He really should receive an award because I have spent outrageously in this area.  I mean it.  I confess it has not been done wisely nor have I been mindful of God’s command for us to be good stewards of what He has given us. Read More

First my confession… I LOVE food.  Even slightly more than I love books and for those who know, me that’s saying A LOT!  I love to experiment with flavors so I’m constantly trying new recipes.  It’s a blessing and a curse to being creative with food.  The blessing is eating in my house is always […]