Monday, March 7, 2011

Miscellany Monday & 1st Giveaway

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

I'm linking up with Carissa at Lowercase Letters today for our Miscellany Monday post. Click the button above for more fun
Miscellany Monday.

{1} On Saturday, daughter, DIL and myself took the two babies to the Shrine Circus.  It really went much better than I had expected it to go with a 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 year old. Both
were still a little frightened by the clowns, as you can see Clancy is hanging on to his Momma pretty tightly here.  The clowns were so nice and child friendly, but they are, I assume, a scary sight for the wee ones.  It was an enjoyable time but when we left, this was the scene on the way home.
I think you call that "being out like a light." ~smile~

{2} In case you have not heard, and it's likely that many of you have not, tomorrow , known as Fat Tuesday, is the "official" celebration of Mardi Gras.
I have lived in Louisiana almost 40 years and I've never been to a Mardi Gras parade and know little about the whole celebration.  I do like the King Cakes and have even tried my hand at making a couple, and I do love the colors - purple, gold and green.  For many, it is a huge celebration and party,but for me, it's just another day. ~grin~

{3} We just finished our 3rd week of the "One In A Million," the Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer.  Let me tell you girls, it is so awesome!  It has blessed me more than I could have ever imagined and it's just half over.  If you ever get  a chance to participate in it, don't miss the opportunity.

{4} I'm not much into TV but I love "feel good" shows and I've found  that "The Secret Millionaire" and "Undercover Boss" fit that bill.  It's so good to see such inspiring shows with so much otherwise "trash."  Kudos to these producers!

{4} Okay, now listen up girlies, I'm about to do my FIRST ever giveaway!  It will be to celebrate the anniversary of my 2nd blogoversary.  Yes, on March 21, 2009, I joined the wonderful world of blogging.  I really just did it on a "whim" and before I knew it, I was hooked.  To thank all of you faithful followers who have become special folks to me, I want to give you a "happy."  I wish I could give all of you one, but since I can't, you'll have to register for this:
It is a beautiful, oak, hand crafted cross made by my Dad. It is 10" long and 5" wide and is quite the "conversation piece" hanging on the wall.  It is even signed and dated by my Dad.
Now, here's how you can win:
1 - leave me comment on this post
2 - put my "giveaway button" on your sidebar
3 - mention my  giveaway in a blog entry
For each one of these, your name will be entered, so you can have your name "in the hat" from 1 to 3 times.  I will draw for the winner on Monday, the 21st, two weeks from today. Be sure you let me know if you do #2, or #3, so I can put your name in again.  I look forward to sending this beautiful cross to some lucky winner.  AND, for those of you that still have not registered to actually leave comments on my blog, maybe this will "push" you to do so.  I love your comments through email, FB, conversation, etc. but I love, love reading your comments on my actual blog.  Come on, it's a painless process! ~smile~ P-L-E-A-S-E....................

A happy week to each and every one of you!
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Beautiful!!!

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  2. Oh I would love to win!! You should watch COMING HOME - Lifetime..Sunday nights. Its another great show. It was on for the first time last night. I just watched it this morning online.

  3. Oh, my Lea, that cross is absolutely beautiful. And the picture of your Father in his workshop brings tears to my eyes. I can see the love with which he makes those crosses.

    You must enter me for the cross giveaway. I will come back on Friday and leave another entry because I'm going to add it to my Friday Favorite things post.

    Now, if I don't win, does your Father sell those crosses? I would absolutely love to have one.

    (by the way, I still don't like clowns.)

    Have a great Monday!


  4. Your Dad is amazing! How wonderful to have such a Christ-centered heritage.

  5. I'm with the littles..
    I don't like clowns, never have.

    I do like the beautiful cross your dad made.
    Please enter me in the giveaway.

  6. This cross is amazing and I would be so honored if I won it! Thank you for the opportunity to try!!

  7. I added your button to my blog. Something I should have done a long time ago!

  8. I remember as a child I was afraid as clowns as well. Oh and what a beautiful cross made by your dad. I would love to win!

  9. Your button is scrolling on my sidebar!

  10. Your grand children are too cute! Don't you just love spending time with them! I think you just appreciate their personality so much when we are older.
    I love the cross, and the pic of your father is awesome!


    I am going to post on my blog and side bar too!

  11. Hey Lea! That's great! I'd love to have a chance at that cross, especially since I know a bit about the heart of the man who created it! Congrats on 2 years! I'm glad I met you friend!

  12. I love the precious cross made by your dad!! What a neat giveaway!

  13. I enjoy your blog. All your "giggles" and "sighs" and "chuckles" crack me up.
    I'd like to win this pretty cross.

  14. That cross is simply beautiful. I love it!

    Congratulations on your upcoming bloggiversary. I'm so glad I've found your blog.

    Have a marvelous Monday.

  15. I agree with the shows you picked...inspiring. How precious with the much fun.
    I have no clue on Mardi Gras, the tells I have heard weren't really nice, so I will pass
    Congratulations on your blog anniversary

  16. We took one grand daughter to circus Friday nite and she loved it especially as long as there was cotton candy :). Even at 7 yrs old she was not to much about the clowns either,but did get one autograph,that was enough.
    I have seen your Dad's work and would love to have one of his crosses to go with my others.
    For Mardi Gras it is lots of fun if you know where to go and have someone that has been around it all their lives to show you the ropes. But yeah, it is not for everyone.
    Keep up the Blogs!!

  17. I love to read your blog... so here's a little piece of encouragement especially for you!

  18. What precious little babies! And yes, out like a light is how I'd describe him. Too cute!

    Your dad is very talented; what a beautiful cross. I'm so glad you joined our blogging community two years ago.

    I actually spent a week in New Orleans many years ago during Mardi Gras. I don't think I would go back at that time of year as it was quite crazy. The things they do at the parade for silly trinkets; oh my! But it was an experience!

    Blessings and love,

  19. such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. it sure would look good on our walls! : )

    what a sweet picture of your dad. he looks like a tender man. and he's blessed to have a daughter like you!

  20. I LOVE the cross and the fact that your daddy made it! How precious!

    Hope you had a great time at the circus.

  21. My 5-year-old granddaughter just reigned as Mardi Gras queen at her preschool! She insisted on a crown, robe, and scepter. She took her duties very seriously!

  22. Oh how I love your dad! Every time I see his picture, it makes me smile. He just looks like he has the most gentle, loving spirit. Reminds me so much of my own Daddy!

    What a crazy March we've had so far! Blogging has been so far out of reach but you are close to my thoughts! Hoping to catch up now that another weekend is here :)

    xoxo, Kelly

  23. The cross is absolutely beautiful and I'd like to thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win it. I'm with one of the previous commenters that asked if your dad sells these as well, in the event that I don't win this one. Who ever does win it though will surely enjoy it. Such a classic piece!

    I stopped by here from Home Sanctuary and I am now following as well.

  24. Oh, gosh, how pretty AND special!

  25. Congrats on your upcoming blogiversary!!!
    Great giveaway, please count me in.


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