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:






Love Letters from God by Glenys Nellist, illustrated by Rachel Clowes

This unique book includes personalized love letters from God, helping the young ladies who read it better connect with their Creator!


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I was intrigued when I first heard about this lift-the-flap title, as it's not in the typical board-book format that I had expected:






Crazy Quick Tortillas

I love homemade tortillas, but sometimes I just want something quick!

These tortillas do the trick!


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I absolutely love my homemade tortilla recipe, but so often I just don't have the time am too lazy to wait around for the dough to be ready and then press it out.

To be honest, what really ends up happening is that it's time for me to make dinner and I suddenly have the bright idea to make burritos.

If I don't have a stash of these in the freezer (who am I kidding, we never have any in the freezer, because even if I do make a double batch, we gobble them all up before I can freeze them!), I'm up a creek unless we want to eat dinner at midnight...

So I was really excited to fiddle with this idea and see if it would make a good substitute.

G actually says he loves these even more than my standard recipe. I still prefer the others, but these are still so good, I end up making them three times more often.

The best thing about these tortillas is that you merely give the ingredients a swirl, then pour them out onto your griddle. The only time-intensive part of making these bits of wrapping goodness is waiting for them to cook!


Project Snapshot - Week 176

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)



Gyros and giggles with this gal made Mother's Day 2017 great!

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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Lord, Have Mercy by Ellen Miller

90 days of hope & help for moms who could use a good laugh (& sometimes a good cry) while on this journey with kids!



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In the introduction, Ellen Miller states that mothering is not for wusses -- that those who are not mothers don't always understand our fierce loyalty and need for God's Word to help raise our little rascals.

To help us in this task, she wrote this devotional:





5 After 5, Books that have changed you

There are books that are fun and books that instruct and then there are books that totally change the way you think about things.

This week, we're listing five that have done just that!



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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was favorite cookbooks 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!




List 5 books that have changed you


It's pretty hard not to be changed by all the books I've read, but there are definitely several that have had a greater impact on the way I view the world.

This is another of those lists that could go on and on for me, but these titles really stand out. Many of these can be pretty controversial, but even if you don't agree with them, they'll make you stop and really come to terms with what you believe: