How to Host a Tea Party

I'm too often the mom who is too busy.  Not right now.  Maybe later.  I'm already cleaning up one mess.  After your nap.  I'm working.  Not before dinner!  Just a minute.  Is your room clean?  We ran out of time today. Oh, they won't remember it anyway.  Not today.  Maybe tomorrow.  Ask your sister.  Play dough?  Are you kidding me? Yeah.  I'm loads of fun.  And then … [Read more...]

Sunglasses Showdown

We don't get out much, but last night we had VIP tickets to the Sunglasses Showdown and just couldn't pass them up. 1) This is just the kind of things that conspires when mom says, "No movie tonight." 2) We were all up way past bedtime and no one cared. 3) With the collection of brooms we have you'd sure think I could keep my floors cleaner! Happy Finer Things … [Read more...]

Finer Folding

It's been a long week, friends.  Long days, early mornings, late (and short!) nights. We've been out the door to Vacation Bible School each morning at 8:45, arriving home at 11:30.  Lunch, chores, computer work, naps (amen!), supper, and 8:30 ballgames every evening.  Baths at 10:00 and start over the next day.  Plus football camp at 6am for Lance. Happy, exhausting, … [Read more...]

Finer Things This Week

The tagline of this blog has long been Embracing the Extraordinary in Every Day.  I know I post on much more than that, but I like to thread the theme through as much as I can, because I truly do believe that's where the joy resides ~ in the every day!  One of my blogging goals this year is to share more of our every day, so I'm going to be more intentional about that in these … [Read more...]

Finer Randomness {Finer Things Friday}

We enjoyed a gorgeous Easter day at the farm on Sunday.  Jumping hay bales, hunting eggs, roasting marshmallows.  It was simply beautiful, and my husband's family was all together for the first time in 2 years.  Perfection. Three days after that "sunny and 70s" day, we got snow.  All.Day.Long.  The most beautiful flakes.  Craziness!  (It didn't stick, but it was … [Read more...]