Monday, May 14, 2012

Miscellany Monday


Yep, that's right, it's Monday again!  Is it just me or are they really coming faster and faster?  Just all the more reason for us to make everyday count.  I'm off to be miscellaneous..........

The Playhouse...........

 Doesn't this look like fun?  This is Hanna Beth's new play center/house.  Her Daddy, Grandpa and Uncle built this for her from the ground up.  It was not a kit either.  They priced the ones you buy and put together and then went and priced buying the materials themselves and building it.  The savings was unbelievable so with a collective effort our little Princess has something she will enjoy for years and years.


If you have been reading my blog very long then you likely know that I grow and love African Violets.  It was something that I began when my paternal Grandmother passed way.  She had always grown them when I was a little girl and a friend, who knew this, sent me two African Violets when she died.  I decided at that time I was going to see if I could raise those two and now I've probably grown a dozen or more and currently have 5 that are thriving.  While I have researched growing violets I never knew that they came in a miniature size until about a month ago.  A friend of mine was telling me and then sent me a website where I could order some.  And, that's what I did.  I was so intrigued by their tiny size (2" in diameter) and decided to "try my hand" with them as well.  They(pictured above)  arrived just a few days ago and I think they are so cute.  And, let me add, I just joined the National Society of African Violets.  Doesn't that sound impressive?  ~giggle~

Such creativity........

We had our annual Ladies Spring Event at our church last month.  The theme was, "Women of Influence."  You've heard me brag about a lady (in the picture above)  in our church that is a "master" floral designer and she did the above arrangement for the event.  Needless to say, it caused quite a chatter among all the ladies that attended. It doesn't matter what the occasion may be, this lady has the creative juices to design the perfect arrangement.  We call it "working her magic." 

 Grab a pole...........  

In the past month we've gone with our son and his family to a little pond not far from where we live to do a little fishing.  Well, I don't fish but rather enjoy sitting on the sidelines and watching Hubby, son and DIL fish.  Hanna Beth even gets "into" it once in a while.  And, as you can tell from the above pictures, it doesn't matter the size of the fish, it's just all about catching them.  We go late in the afternoon and it is so peaceful and a nice way to end the day and enjoy being with one another.  
May your week be filled to the brim with wonderfulness! 
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. Great job on the playhouse. Dick built one for John's kids when they lived in Shreveport and invested so much into that construction that it was a heart breaking event when the new owners removed it. That Kathy is just something else, isn't she. She has always amazed me. Love those little pigtails. Can't wait to see her precious face. Have a great week.

  2. Oh this is the second post today that shows a grandchild's play ground...too precious, Benjamin is needing one, maybe I can twist his older brother into building one once he finishes the one in Cambodia.

    Love your flowers...the theme for the women's conference, just great...and yes talented.

    Too fun to go fishing...great times are made

  3. My son-in-law built one similar to the one you all built for Hanna Beth and has taken it apart and rebuilt it with each move. He's got plans to do a little expanding on it when he gets some free time.

    I tried growing African Violets but didn't have any luck ... so kudos for you for being able to do so! They're so beautiful ... I'll bet those minatures are precious.

    I'm not a fisherwoman, but I wouldn't mind going along to just be with my favorite people. ;-)

  4. I love Africian violets but have no luck growing them. I have gotten a few over the years but eventually they all die.

    I am not much into fishing but like you I will sit on the sidelines and watch.

    Have a good week!

  5. love the lake pictures. i think our great minds were thinking alike. : )

    what a fun play set. i think it looks way better than the ones you buy premade. and they are so expensive! glad you saved a bunch on a diy. i am certain hanna beth will adore it!

    congratulations on being the newest member of the National Society of African Violets! : ) they are so pretty.

  6. The playhouse looks wonderful. They did a great job. I am sure she loves it!
    Those little violets are too cute!

  7. When I saw the African violets in your photo, I thought of my mom. She also loved and grew them. She had special pots that she made in ceramics so she could sit them in water. They had a special place in her window.

    The playground looks like such fun for a little one.

    I always enjoy reading your posts and keeping up to date on your life.

    Blessings and love,

  8. i love play grounds and plan on
    having an awesome one for my
    someday grands! your photo
    will give me inxpiration.

  9. I love the floral arrangements. Some people are so talented!

    I'm trying to catch up a little...thank you so much for your kind words regarding my niece. They are much appreciated.

  10. what a lovely post....good for you!!
    that playground will definitely pay for itself in the time the kids play on it ...
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.


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