Monday, July 23, 2012

Miscellany Monday

Well, it's Monday again, and time to be random with Carissa........

Gazing Balls galore.............
Yes, I do love gazing balls!  And, I do have them strategically placed around our yard.  Since we have a 2 1/2 acre yard, they are not tacky. ~grin~  They add just enough glitz to be very eye catching on a sunny day.  In you look very close in the silver one you can see my reflection right in the middle while taking that picture.  The silver one is my newest one, my Daddy gave it to me for my upcoming birthday.  Love it!!

Crafty Hands.........
Meet Donya!  Donya is my step sister and she is multi-talented.  She is a teacher by profession and a vocalist and creator of jewelry by hobby.  She has a wonderful room in her home where she is in her "happy place" and receives her inspiration for all the pretty jewelry you see above.  She sells it by word of mouth, a few craft events, Facebook and now through my blog. ~smile~  Yes, if you see something that you just cannot live without, let me know and I can sure connect you with Donya and she'll be more than glad to do business with you.  I have put the prices (and they are so reasonable)  on the ones pictured and most of them also have matching earrings and bracelets.  And, I forgot to tell you that she grows a mean garden every summer and has lots of canned and frozen goodies for the months ahead.  She definitely doesn't let the "grass grow under her feet."

If you care.......
If you are into blogging paraphernalia then Cafe Press
is for you.  They have T-shirts, coffee mugs, decals and you name it.  I thought the above car decal was so cute and I had to have it.  It found a home on the back windshield of my vehicle.  I am not much on bumper stickers or decals, but I thought this one was tasteful and decided "why not."   Now, I know you really wanted to know this.  But, remember, this is a random post and that calls for random thoughts..........~grin~

Delicious without as much guilt......
 Oh, my, surely you know about these "bad boys."  Whoever came up with Hersey nugget had me in mind for sure.  One of these, about two bites, only has about 50 calories and it's the best 50 calories you ever had.  Usually in the middle of the afternoon I have a yearning for something sweet and I can go to my own private candy jar, get one of these, and be a happy gal. Now if one will not satisfy your sweet tooth, well, it won't really matter that they are nugget size.  ~chuckle~

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. I'm one who would need more than one, unfortunately, to satisfy my sweet tooth. ;-)

    I love the stand for that birthday gazing ball! I have a mini gazing ball in my yard ... our yard is only 1/4 acre, so I only have the one. ;-)

  2. I may have to make a trip east just to enjoy your yard and those beautiful gazing balls. I can't believe how much your SIL looks like her pretty mother, and just as talented and I bet every bit as sweet. Enjoyed your random thoughts this morning.

  3. I will admit I have never seen/heard of gazing balls. They look quite lovely. Love the one your daddy gave you too. I am sure I'd love your sweet treat, but this gal over here could never eat just one...

    Enjoy the rest of your day!

  4. I think we need a gazing ball or two in our garden. I've never tried the nuggets..I suppose that's a good thing : )

  5. I love your gazing balls, especially the silver one you got for your birthday. I love how it reflects the beauty all around.

    And your blogging chick decal is too cute. I linked over to Cafe Press to see what they had. I hadn't visited them in a long time. Thanks for reminding me.

    Blessings and love,

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  7. I didn't even know about those gazing balls. I think I have seen them a few times. Really love your new one. Donna is making some really pretty necklaces. You have a great day too!

  8. ha! you and your blogging chick sticker are too cute.

    love the reflection in the big gazing ball picture - beautiful!

    your step-sister's jewelry is so pretty. what a talented girl.

  9. Now I now what those things are- gazing balls. I've seen them before but never knew what they are. You learn a lot through blogging :)

  10. oh my...gonna have to try a nugget. my in-laws have yard ornaments and unfortunately they do not have a 2.5 acre lot;) i'm sure yours are lovely:)

  11. I love Hershey with nuggets. I am afraid I'd eat the entire bag in one sitting. I wish I had a talent of making things. What pretty jewelry!


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