5 After 5, Summer Bucket List 2017

Some of our friends have built incredible bucket lists for the summer -- even numbering 100 items long!

Here are our top 5 activities to check off our list.



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was fun kid crafts and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




Summer Bucket List


We're not quite ready for summer here in the Healy household, but many of our friends are -- one amazing mom even has 100 fabulous ideas to work through over the next couple months!

We've never really come up with a bucket list for the summer, but here are the top five things we're hoping to do:

Friday Frivolity - Wine *Hic!* Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's party, we were on a culture kick as we shared some of our favorite museums.

In honor of this week's National Wine Day, we're going gaga over grapes:


Kingdom of You

 A lavishly personalized story, bursting with your child's favorite things. 

What will your little king or queen choose to fill their kingdom with? 


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Do you remember Choose Your Own Adventure books? 

I think they came onto the scene right when I was starting school and it was just so much fun to have a say in what happened in the story!

That's what I was reminded of when Gv and I sat down at the computer to customize her new book:


Easy Enchiladas

We wrap up something in tortillas and call it dinner just about every week, but sometimes it's nice to have a dish that's just a little more "put together."

These easy enchiladas are great for just those times!


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I'm always happy to throw some something into a tortilla (refrigerator clean-out, anyone?), cover it with cheese and salsa and call it dinner, but sometimes I actually want to take a little more time to make a dish with a little south-of-the-border flavor.

These enchiladas were so easy to throw together and I'd thought we'd have plenty of leftovers, but they were so good, we ate every single one of them in one sitting!


Unique Nature Creations: Perfect for your next campout!

Books become even better when you pair them with fun activities!

See what we did to go along with this month's Monthly Crafting Camping Book Club theme.


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My bloggy pal Hilary over at Raising Fairies and Knights started a fun Monthly Crafting Book Club - a challenge to create activities to go along with some of the most beloved children's books.

We had some great fun last year (see links at the end) and have continued the fun this year:


January - Ladybug Girl Addition Bugs
February - Giraffes Can't Dance Roll-a-Dance Die
March - How Do Dinosaurs...Social Skills Game
April - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Box


This month, our little group isn't sharing the same book, but the same theme: Camping!

Since we're all about camping over here, it was pretty easy to get excited about the theme, especially when I got my hands on this new printable pack:





Project Snapshot - Week 177

Each week, Project Snapshot captures a memory from the past few days - either with a camera, words, or both.  

Time passes in the blink of an eye - see which treasured memory will join the year's collection for this week:



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My Snapshot(s)



Lots of photos to choose from this week, between birthday parties and tea time with Grammy and playing with friends, but this shot of Gv having some water fun in her friend's backyard won out.

What was your favorite memory from this past week?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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NIV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible

Bring a little bit of "Once Upon a Time" whimsy into your child's Bible time!


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Still trying to figure out which version of the Bible to start your child out with? Consider this:






5 After 5, Favorite crafts for kids

Summer is a time for most people to stay outside all day, but it's when we shut ourselves in with the air conditioning around here.

If you're stuck inside escaping the sun's rays (or the rain), try some of these fun craft ideas!



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was books that have changed you and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.


Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.


And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!




Favorite crafts for kids


I like to think we're pretty crafty around here. It's been something Gv and I have done ever since she was old enough to hold a crayon or marker in her fist and gives us something to do together.

Most of these craft posts are associated with a holiday, but it's easy to apply the different techniques to just about any subject you can think of!

Here are some of my favorite projects from Gv's toddler days:

Friday Frivolity - Museum Edition

It's time for this week's edition of Friday Frivolity - the blog party for all things fun, funny, hopeful & happy!

Just wait until you see what we dug up for this week's theme...




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At last week's party, we filled our bellies with fun for "Eat What You Want Day."

This week we're looking at our favorite museums for International Museum Day -- and in order to put the international into this list, I'm sharing my favorite museums from around the world:


Princess Prayers by Crystal Bowman

Sweet little prayers to help your princesses engage with Scripture and discover how to open their hearts to God!


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Although Gv isn't obsessed with princesses like so many others her age, she definitely spends a fair amount of time dressing up and reading about these girly characters.

Apparently, there is an entire series of The Princess Parables books out there, but this was our introduction to them all: