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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Build Your Homeschool Bundle

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.
  • And the Charlotte Mason Bundle is very intriguing to me!
  • 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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Vegetarian Buffalo “Wings” + Sundays at Home

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This is one of those recipes where one day I was sitting around thinking how great it would be if I could come up with a way to create a vegetarian Buffalo Wings. I love spicy food and my kids love this recipe too. This recipe hit the spot!

This easy recipe is simple enough to throw together any time you are craving a spicy game day snack, appetizer, or entrée for your meal.

Vegetarian Buffalo "Wings" @

Vegetarian Buffalo “Wings”

I usually double or triple this recipe depending on who all I’m feeding.

  • 1 can Worthington Vegetarian Skallops, drained
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Tabsco sauce or Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • oil for frying
  • blue cheese dessing
  • celery stick {optional}
  • carrot sticks {optional}

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Heat skillet over medium heat and add a couple tablespoons of oil to the skillet. Coat the Skallops in flour and drop into skillet. Cook until browned on all sides. As each piece is browned, place into a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together hot sauce, melted butter, and honey. Once all of the Skallops are browned and in baking dish, pour sauce mixture over Skallops and toss to coat.

Bake for 30 minutes or until sauce is thick and bubbly. Serve with your favorite blue cheese dressing, celery, and carrot sticks if desired.


Note: To make these less spicy you could replace part {say a tablespoon} of the hot sauce with tomato sauce. Or to taste.

Sundays at Home Link Up

Sundays at Home Linky Party - Each Sunday at 8 pm @ #linkyparty

Our families are blessed when we are intentional about homemaking. From choosing the perfect recipes, to making the bed, decorating or cleaning the bathroom, homemaking is a ministry.

Now, for my favorites from last week.

Summer time and strawberries are a perfect fit and this Strawberry Icebox Cake from just looks so yummy! Don’t you think?

Strawberry Icebox Cake

These Triple Berry and Cream Muffins from Mimi, Mommy, and Me look amazing too!


I want to thank everyone for linking up! Your posts were all linked up to my Sundays at Home Pinterest Board.


  1. Link to your post, not your main blog page so we can find your post.
  2. Link to A Virtuous Woman using the button above so others can join the party.
  3. Share your tips, ideas, diy projects, recipes, and anything else related to homemaking.
  4. I’ll share my favorites with everyone next week and pin them to my Sundays at Home Pinterest Board!

How are you blessing your home this week?

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