Lunch Box #2 {Healthy Lunch Box for the Whole Family}

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This week’s lunch box is super simple again. I used my Easy Lunch Boxes to make this easy lunch for my whole family to eat while we hung out all day at the ice rink.

Easy Lunch Box

Even if you have a picky eater, this meal will surely please. My children are not picky and love healthy food, but I’ve found that even picky eaters are happy to eat their veggies if there is some yummy ranch dressing to dip it in.

I packed the sandwich on top of a fun, brightly colored napkin which just sort of made me happy. I loved the fun pop of color.

What I Packed

  • Sandwich with Deli Slice and Cheese
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries
  • Grape Tomatoes, Carrot Sticks, and aw Broccoli
  • Ranch Dressing in a Salad Dressing Container
  • Organic Green Tea from Sweet Leaf

For the sandwich I used one of our favorite vegetarian deli slices, with cheddar cheese and mayo on sliced Italian bread. Everything else was raw so this was a really simple, Easy Lunch Box to put together. However, the colors are so vibrant, you just want to dig in!

You can purchase your own set of Easy Lunch Boxes and Salad Dressing Cups at I’ve been using ours for a year now and still love them – and they still look brand new!


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Hospitality and Your Family {Day 53}

Hospitality and Your Family {Day 53} @ --- By creating meaningful traditions, however small, your children will have cherished memories for a lifetime.

From Chaos to Calm: Day 53

Scripture Memory: “Rejoice with them that do rejoice.” Romans 12:15

Sometimes being really hospitable takes planning. By keeping a monthly calendar and making notes for yourself ahead of time, birthdays and special occasions won’t sneak up on you.

Hospitality and Your Family

     I have known women who seem to live for the next birthday party! They plan and they decorate and just have it all together when the party time comes. And then there are women like me, who just always seem to remember to plan too late. By making a chart of important dates to remember, you can quickly plan your month. You’ll remember to send those cards in the mail a week in advance and bake that cake and order the supplies for the party ahead of time. You won’t feel rushed and the gifts will be purchased well in advance.

     Kids always love a good birthday party. If you are able to invite friends and decorate the house with a theme and do theme games and party favors, I want to encourage you to do so. It is a lot of fun!

If birthdays in your house are generally a small family affair, they can still be special. Bake a special cake. Blow up balloons. Decorate with streamers. Make a big deal of it!

Creating Traditions

By creating traditions that you keep year after year and year round, your kids won’t grow just remembering the Big Christmas Get-Togethers, they will cherish those memories of mama baking the birthday cake, of her love and care that went into planning and the fun times that were created.

-- By creating meaningful traditions, however small, your children will have cherished memories for a lifetime. @

Further more, who says that you can’t go all out for Holidays that are “smaller” such as Valentines Day or St. Patrick or July 4th. Decorate the house. Make holiday crafts with the kids. Plan foods that you can prepare each year and make it a tradition! Why are Christmas and Thanksgiving and Easter the biggest and best? Find ways all year long to create special memories that will last a lifetime.

If you have not already done so, today I want you to make a Birthday/ Anniversary/ Special Occasion chart and place it in the calendar section of your Household Notebook.

P.S. This is My Life Weekly Planners come with a Special Occasions {Birthday and Anniversary} Calendar!

How do you show hospitality to your family?

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Homeschool Mom

So as I was said in my email newsletter… I’ve been homeschooling now for 17 years! Wow! Boy how things have changed. Back when I started homeschooling there was very little to choose from in the way of curriculum.

For years now, whether I was homeschooling five kids or only two this year {the rest have all grown up} my budget for all of our curriculum, school supplies, and any extra goodies I wanted has been a meager $300.00. But somehow I always managed to have everything we needed – even when I was homeschooling all five of my children.

That’s because God is good and He ALWAYS provides what we need.

This year, as you’re making decisions about what to purchase for your homeschool, you may just be blessed by this year’s first ever Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale. And if you think one of these bundles {or two or three} will work for your homeschool this year, I’d be very grateful if you’d purchase your curriculum choices through my affiliate link.

You’ve got ONE WEEK to decide if it’s right for YOU. I certainly don’t want you to spend money on products you probably won’t use!

PLEASE NOTE: This Build Your Bundle is for Digital e-Books – not physical products.

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So, to help you get to know a little about what this Bundle Sale is all about I’ll share some info and then you can go check out the website and decide if this is what you want to do for your homeschool this year.

And at the end of this post I’ll share some of my picks for my own bundle purchase.

About the Build Your Bundle Homeschool Sale

The first ever “Build Your Bundle” – Homeschool Edition sale is here!

For one week only (July 21-28) save up to 92% on bestselling homeschooling products, including MANY on Cathy Duffy’s Top 100 list!

The bundles are AMAZING, including products such as Learning Language Arts Through Literature, A Child’s Geography, Character Concepts, Picture Smart Bible, Math Mammoth, and more! There are SO many incredible products to choose from, all bundled up in grades/themes OR you can “Build Your Own!”

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Our “Build Your Own” bundles offer you the opportunity to select a certain number of products with a retail price of $19.99 or less for up to 80% off! We have MANY items to choose from, including Cathy Duffy Top 100 Picks! When you purchase a combination of any 2 “Build Your Own” bundles, you will get the 3rd one at 50% off!

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My Picks for the Build Your Own Bundle

  • I’m especially excited about the Mom’s Bundle. I’ve been homeschooling a long time and a little inspiration certainly can’t hurt!
  • The Middle School Bundle has some books I’m interested in.
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  • I may just end up picking and choosing from those bundles and building my own!

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When you purchase even just ONE BUNDLE you’ll receive access to over $500 in free bonus goodies – including one of my very own products!

I want to thank you again for considering shopping through my affiliate link. What that means is I will receive a small commission from your purchase. That money goes toward supporting this ministry and helping me to continue working full time here at A Virtuous Woman. Thank you for your support!

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