Monday, February 18, 2013

Miscellany Monday

Monday's seem to roll around so quickly.  I'm not sure if that's age or just the way it is.  But, whatever the reason, it's always fun to begin my week with sweet Carissa and MM.  My week always goes better.................

Family time..........
My brother, Joel, came in this weekend for a visit.  Of course, we're always excited to see him and Daddy certainly enjoyed the diversion that it gave him.  Speaking of Daddy, what do you think about that beard he's growing?  He said he's going to be Santa this next Christmas. ~funny~ Now, if he can just get a belly to go with the beard. ~ho,ho,ho~

Perfect combo.........
We Southern gals always bake a cake, pie or something sweet when someone's coming for a visit, be it family or friend.  So, my brother's visit was no exception.  I whipped out a delicious pound cake and it was just picture perfect and tasted the same. ~no brag, just fact~ It is full of almond flavoring and as I love to say, "it would make you slap your pappy."  I found some fresh strawberries, cut and sugared them and the cake and strawberries were the perfect combo for this weekend.  Yummy is the word! 

  Are these just the cutest? Of course, these are for my two Grans.  Gift enclosures are no longer just a small card with your name on them.  They are designed in whatever fashion your heart might desire.  I found these at The Social Butterfly on Etsy.  Emily has more cute designs than you can "shake a stick at" and I encourage you to go by her shop and check it out.  I have yet to be disappointed in anything I have purchased through Etsy.  Yea! Etsy!

Spring and Flip Flops.......

I found these sassy flip flops on Amazon, yes, Amazon!  I am a huge fan of Volatile flip flops, mainly because they tend to run more narrow than most and I have a narrow foot.  The other is that they are reasonably priced.  And, they have so many with bling on them and I do love bling!! ~laugh~  These are so, so comfortable and I can walk for days with no problem at all.  I just can't get into wearing tennis shoes with stylish outfits.  There's not a thing wrong with it, it's just not me.   Like you really cared to know that. ~roll eyes~  But, Spring is coming and I'm getting ready and Amazon is helping me! ~smile~

Love, love this.....

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. Oh, my I am going right over to look at those flip flops!

    How wonderful that you still have your daddy! That is a great picture of you and your brother with him.

    Have a great week, and yes, Monday will be right back!

  2. good morning! Glad your brother's visit went well, I bet your dad was soo glad to see him. The cake and strawberries do look perfect, haha. And I LOVE the sandals. I have a thing for blingged out sandals too, so I will definitely be checking out that sight! Enjoy your day!

  3. Regarding the beard: Very becoming
    Regarding the tummy: Won't happen:)

    Oh that cake is absolutely perfect! But, I bet you rarely if ever do it any other way.

    I am going to have to check out the flip flops. I have been wearing Fit Flops and love them for the same reason, but they are not always so reasonably priced.

  4. I'll be right over for some of that pound cake and strawberries! YUM!

    What a wonderful picture of your dad, your brother and you. So sweet.

  5. No brag just that line. I am thrilled the visit with your brother went well and I like your Daddy's beard... He may need to eat a bunch of that pound cake to start working on his waistline for the red suit.

    Love the sandals, I knew you would love the bling!


  6. "No brag-just fact"--that line cracked me up and I'll have to remember it! Seeing that perfect bundt pound cake and strawberries is making me hungry!

  7. I love the bling on the flip flops ;) and I can't wait until I can get GOOD strawberries at our market...i got some a few weeks ago and they were not very tasty. Hurry up spring!

  8. I love pound cake with berries! We've been dieting around our house so it looks especially good right now :) And yes, you always have to bake something if company is coming!

  9. Your dad looks like he is doing so well! I am so happy for him. And I'm sure you had a wonderful time visiting with your brother. Nothing better than family time! That cake looks DIVINE. We Southern women know how to do desserts, don't we?

  10. Yay for flip-flops! That cake looks amazing too! Love the AMAZING quote also!

  11. Looks like a wonderful visit with your dad and I love his beard!

  12. Your dad looks very nice with his beard. How nice to spend time with your brother too. I'm also a flip flop gal. Years ago I bought many bling type of flip flops in a variety of color. I wore them all the time. Unfortunately at my work we aren't allowed to wear flip flops but I wear them on the weekends instead.

    Blessings and love,


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