Monday, August 12, 2013

Miscellany Monday

As you are reading this, I am either on my way to the airport or perhaps already in the air.  Yes, I did get packed and we're off to beautiful Seattle, well, actually the place we are going is called Gig Harbor. But, I simply could not leave until I left you with some miscellaneous thoughts this Monday morning. ~aren't you glad~

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It's all vintage........
I was browsing through a shop that is pretty much all vintage last week.  It has clothing, jewelry, decorative items and furniture.  It goes on for days and days and I had so much fun browsing through.  So, so many of the household items I remember from my childhood.  Goodness, does that mean that I'm vintage too?  Gracious, I did like that word until I think that it might be referring to me.  Surely not!  I have a few pieces of vintage clothing that I really like, but for the most part, most of the vintage clothes would be best worn by someone else.  I'm a bit too tailored for most of them.

Tiny dancing feet....
Oh, the Princess' Momma has been waiting for this day since the Princess was born.  Hanna Beth will begin taking dance this year and she'll be taking from the same place that her Momma took.  Of course, as most little girls, she loves the noise that her tap shoes make when she walks around in them.  It's going to be an exciting time for sure.  Our little "dancin' Princess."

 My bags are packed....
 I finally got serious about packing on Saturday morning.  I drug out the suitcases and the neat little mesh packing cubes that we use for long trips or when we are flying.  They are the greatest and help to keep everything so organized and you know that's important to this gal.  Anyway, I began by packing the essentials, then moved to the clothes I would wear.  As I pulled an outfit I would immediately get the accessories and shoes to match and I did that for every outfit I am taking.  Now, you see why I do not like packing.  I know ladies that pack so that they can get by with a couple pair of shoes, and one or maybe two accessories that will match everything they are taking.  Well, that is just not me.  No, I've got 6 pair of shoes in my suitcases, scarves and jewelry for days and 10 outfits for 8 days.  I just like to be prepared.  Yes, I am my own worse enemy but I guess when I get tired of doing it, I'll go to a "less is more" mode of packing.  I don't think I've gone over the 50# weight limit but who knows on the return trip???? 

Dancin' in the Sky.......
Just yesterday this song, Dancin' in the Sky by Dani &Lizzy was shared with me and I just had to share it with you as well. If you have a loved one or someone dear to you that has gone  on to heaven, then I do believe that this song will minister to you and bring you joy.  You might need to grab a kleenex but oh, such a sweet, sweet song!  Yes, when we all get to heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be.
I shall return..........
with all kinds of blog fodder and photos.  
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. There's nothing vintage about you! I'm amazed by your packing. You remind me of my mother who also used to pack a variety of shoes and accessories for each outfit. Not me! Early on in our marriage my hubby introduced me to the one unchecked bag. I may not have much variety but I keep my bag with me and my Greg happy. :)

    Have a great trip! Can't wait to hear all about it and see your photos. I'm listening to that song as I'm writing this comment; love it. I never heard of it.

    Blessings and love,

  2. I'm the opposite when packing for a trip. Even when traveling by car, I prefer to keep my luggage lightweight ... and shoes are SO heavy. We don't fly any more, but when we do, we prefer to carry on whenever possible ... so we don't have to wait and wait and wait for our checked luggage.

    Have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear/see all about it!

  3. Be safe,and enjoy every single little minute of your trip! HUGS!

  4. This sounds like such a great trip and I'm so happy you and T are getting to join the sisters and hubbys for several days. I can't even begin to imagine the laughter and fun in that place. Remember, you can always ship all your finds back home and not worry about luggage weight, so shop and shop.

  5. I know I'm not that old, but I was looking for one of my favorite childhood toys a few months ago and it was referred to as vintage! I couldn't believe it!

  6. Enjoy your trip, take lots of pictures, and enjoy the food! I enjoyed reading about your philosophy on packing for air travel. I tend to be more of a minimalist but we have to do what works for each of us, right?! Bless you!

  7. Have fun Lea! I haven't been on a trip in ages and have been itching to do so.

  8. I'm going to have my hubby read this....he thinks I'm the only one that packs like this :-)


  9. Oh I need to pack. I haven't been on a trip in a plane in 13 years and can't remember how to do it! We will be headed to Italy for our son's wedding.
    The dancing shoes, too precious. The vintage store...just plan fun!
    Enjoy your trip and I can't wait to see the pictures.

  10. I love vintage things...those are some adorable things there my friend. Glad you had an awesome time on your trip...I'm in the middle of packing right now myself. Love those shoes.... Big hugs, xoxo


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