In Anticipation of a Long Weekend Eating BBQ

Windmill Farm

My kids are off from school and don’t go back until Wednesday.  They have bunches of extra snow days that they didn’t use this year.  It was almost the year without snow and the snow we did get wasn’t worth mentioning.  I am not complaining one little bit. We’ll be having fun and pretending we’re [...]

Secret Ingredient on Sale

Fringe Vanilla Extract in Cake Pops

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Me and My Girl (and maybe a zombie or two)

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I can’t believe how much my little trip threw me for a loop.  For the past two days, I’ve been in la-la-land, and not the good la-la-land.  I’ve been walking around like a zombie without the dripping flesh or the desire to roast my neighbors on the BBQ.  For Bible study last night, I grabbed [...]

Jet Lag & Family Photos

family photo by Kelly

We are not awake today. I think we are suffering from jet-lag even though we never crossed a time zone and we never set foot in the air. Why is the trip home always so much longer than the ride to go away? My favorite photographer, Kelly Ferreira, took some pictures for us on Easter.  [...]

Summer Camp ~ History in the Making


When I think of summer camp, visions of team sports, horseback riding, swimming, and muddy clothes fill my mind with bad memories, but today there are as many varieties of summer camp as there are flavors of ice-cream. Last year, my son’s history teacher sent us a letter saying she’d like to pay for my [...]

Summer Creativity ~ Be Inspired

Photo courtesy of Sydney, The Charming Tyrants Summer Series Summer Creativity ~ Be Inspired Today I’d like to welcome Jeanne.  She is a super-creative, delightful woman who has accomplished so much in her young life.  She has a lovely family and a thriving business.  Her blog inspires, challenges, and guides women to find their passion [...]

Summer Prairie ~ Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Photo courtesy of Sydney, The Charming Tyrants Summer Series Summer Prairie I’m so very excited to introduce you to Melissa from Huckleberry Prairie.  When a blog is named Huckleberry Prairie, I cannot imagine not loving it.  Melissa’s blog is filled with sugar & spice and everything nice.  She has a beautiful baby girl and the [...]

Summer Simple ~ Savor the Days

Photo courtesy of Sydney, The Charming Tyrants Summer Series Summer Simple Although she probably needs no introductions, I’m so happy to introduce Emily from Remodeling this Life.  Her blog is inspiring and she truly has found the secret to living a simple, filled life and enjoying every moment of it.  I’m so very glad she [...]

On Rotten Raspberries and Summer Fun


Photo courtesy of Sydney, The Charming Tyrants Summer Series – Day One Today I’d like you to help me welcome Shannan from Flower Patch Farmgirl.  I’ve got to be honest with you, I adore Shannan’s blog, her sweet little kids and their antics, and her heart.  She has a beautiful spirit and lavishly gives her [...]

The Post That Never Ends & A Photo Contest


I almost have nothing to say.  I even considered making this post pictures only, but it’s against my nature.  So here’s the basic weekend recap and the Summer Series photo contest. Saturday night we went to a ballgame, complete with salty/buttery popcorn and bleachers that give bottom aches. Nothing says America like baseball, except for [...]

My Way of Saying Thank You


There are so many great blogs, I often wonder why you bother to read mine. Today, I just want to say Thank You for reading, for putting up with my way to lame photos, for laughing at my jokes that aren’t very funny, for listening to me whine and complain, and for always being there [...]

I’ll beg if I need to.

I’m psyched about the Summer Series being hosted right here on The Domestic Fringe.  Beginning July 18th (the same day as my kids start camp :-p),  a group of amazing women bloggers have agreed to be my guest and share their fabulous and sometimes quirky personalities with us.  I can’t wait! Photo courtesy of The [...]

10 Things on Tuesday

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1.  It’s cold and rainy today.  I woke up early, showered, dressed (nice), then went to the doctors for allergy shots.  Immediately upon returning home, I changed into sweatpants, a t-shirt, and the (dreaded) paint-stained moose sweatshirt.  I plan to live a very fully today – fully lazy.  My laziness ends around five tonight when [...]

What I Love is Sunshine


Welcome to What I Love Wednesday – Sunshine Edition. In between hide and seek with the clouds, I think I actually got sunburn today.  That’s how marshmallow white I am.  With every day of foul weather, I resemble the Pillsbury Dough Boy more and more.  It’s time to set this gooey body in the sunshine [...]

This & That (but mostly that) and Writing


I really have nothing to say to you (world of blog readers, friends, and family), so I’m not sure why I’m blogging. (My son doesn’t know what to do with his hands in pictures.  Me either!) I thought about recapping Easter, but it’s over.  I feel a little like it’s old news, not Jesus’ resurrection, [...]

I’m Clinging to Hope & Shoes

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Yesterday a fierce winter storm ushered in extreme emotions and a foot of snow.  I’ve been to the depths of despair and back when I discovered that every photograph I took in the last three and a half years is gone.  Lost forever.  I may not take good pictures, but they are our life or [...]