Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Meal Rotation

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Tracy / September 16, 2017

    This is a quick blog post about Breakfast/Lunch/Snack Rotation for our home. Lately, I have been getting lots of questions about how I meal plan. Some are the regular questions I get about exactly how we feed 13 folks each day (my 3 older children are grown and in homes of their own). The latest questions are just…

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Sheryl’s Baked Oatmeal

We wrap all of these in plastic wrap, cover them with foil and label them before we place them into the freezer. www.LinesFromTheVine.com

I’m sharing our favorite baked oatmeal recipe. It was given to us by a very good friend. There are those friends who have just been there forever. They may not be part of your life every single day but they are in your heart. Such is life with my friend, Sheryl. More than 20 years ago, she was part of…

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Our Menu: September 4th- September 18th

Tracy / September 5, 2015

Our Menu: September 4- September 18th September 4, 2015 B- Breakfast Casserole L- Grilled Cheese, Fruit D- Pizza   September 5, 2015 B- Cinnamon Rolls and Bacon L- Quesadillas D- Meatloaf, Mac and Cheese, Veggies   September 6, 2015 B- Granola L- Red Beans and Rice, Bread and Cookies (Church Potluck) D- Friendship Casserole, Bread, Salad   September 7, 2015…

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Teaching Children to Pray

Tracy / September 1, 2015

I have written through the years of being a little girl visiting with my great-grandmother. The example of her faith in the Lord planted seeds in my life that have continued to grow though she has been gone for many years. Of my many memories, I remember listening to her pray. She would later tell me how she prayed for…

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Preparing for Pregnancy and Babies

An “experienced” mom. That is what I am these days! I don’t feel old enough to be “experienced”, but these lines on my face, this gray hair and all the photos lined up across my living room wall tell stories of days and months and years. Times that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I’ve learned a little bit along the…

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Not Just an Old Wive’s Tale…

When someone told me that ants wouldn’t cross a chalk line I thought it must be an old wive’s tale. This morning, we noticed a line of ants crawling up our wall. I sent one of my older children for a piece of chalk and she drew a line of the wall to see what would happen. No pesticides. No…

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Evening Routines

I’ve been working to post my home management/diligence card system today. It is still a work in progress. I foresee cards for evening chores, a mid-day routine, school work, a reading list, and I’m not sure what else. These cards have worked so well for us, I’ve found myself wondering why it took me so long to figure all of…

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Morning Routines

I wrote earlier today about the DILIGENCE BOARD and the morning chore cards we have created for our family. I’m planning to make a little video a little later today about these cards. Our morning routine cards are a little different than our morning chore cards. The morning routines (especially the printed cards), lay everything out for my children in…

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Morning Chores

If you are here for the first time, I’m so glad you stopped by! We are a “larger than average” family. I guess some would consider us a big family. 🙂 I am asked ALL THE TIME how we manage our home so I decided to start a series on this topic. Our home is so far from perfectly clean.…

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How We Made a LEGO Cake

Jon wanted a LEGO cake this year for his birthday. A few years back, I made this cake for Matthew. It was A LOT of work. I hand shaped and cut all those LEGOs from fondant (which I hate). This time, I was wanting to do something different- something FUN! I looked on Pinterest and saw some ideas for the…

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ARC Planner

Tracy / January 25, 2015

The start of every new year means a new planner or at least new planner inserts. I think it’s exciting. It’s a reminder of the fresh new year waiting for new adventures, new ideas, and possibilities you never imagined. A couple of years back I purchased a nice planner from Samsonite. The rings didn’t stay tight so I’ll not be…

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20 Ways to Increase Our Income

Tracy / January 22, 2015

As we’re working on plans for our new year, one of my goals is to work on our home finances.  These are some ideas I’m working for this new year: 20 Ways to Increase Our Income 1. Re-start couponing- set a weekly budget for sales 2. Can and store dried beans 3. Create our own skin care products 4. Plan…

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