Thursday, December 31, 2009

Things that make me Happy

Came across two pictures that I took two summers ago during a hike with some friends. Enjoy the beauty.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wonky Eye

I noticed early this morning that my right eye in the corner was red, irritated looking. I figured I was just tired, so I drank more coffee and took off to work.
It was brought to my attention by a coworker that it's still red, like the blood vessels in my eye are broken.
Feeling like an ugly troll, I looked through my purse and found some red lipstick. I never wear lipstick, but figured I would put some on to draw the attention away from my rabbit-looking red eye.
So, great...Now my wonky red eye is an exact match to my lips.

Yet ANOTHER fabulous blog!

Until I can get my laptop back, I'm stuck giving props to other blogs besides my own! :o)

Enjoy this one, too!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Yarn Flower Brooch

Found this adorable floral brooch made of yarn - I want to make a thousand of them! They would be super cute tucked behind an ear, on a blouse or jacket, pinned to a scarf or purse...super cute!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas & Vacation

Christmas this year was absolutely gorgeous. I will be posting pictures just as soon as I get my laptop back from the laptop doctor - I got a new camera (Thanks baby!) so I will be posting lots of fun Christmas pictures and some videos, too!

This is going to be a short week at work again, then we have the kids on New Years Eve, then I'm driving Chris to the airport as he is leaving the country for military duty. I'm very much looking forward to having the house to myself for two whole weeks! No cooking, only cleaning up after myself, no having to share the big screen television, lounging around in my pajamas once I'm home, and pure QUIET BLISS!
Thought I'd share this cute little picture I found online ----->

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day of Christmas Eve

First of all, blessings to all of you, and your families on this beautiful holiday.
Christians celebrate the birth of Christ at this time, although Bible studiers have noted that his actual birth should be in the Spring time.
Either way, I acknowledge the birth of Christ at this time of year, and say "Happy Birthday, Jesus!"
Today is going to be a very busy day - working a half day (thanks, boss!) then have to go grocery shopping to prepare for the two gatherings we are having this weekend. Thank goodness I'm completely done with Christmas shopping! I'm so excited to have the girls over, children really do keep the magic of Christmas alive to us old Grinches!
Blessings to all of you!!

Miss Irish

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Checking in Eve of Christmas Eve

1. New favorite blog:
2. All done with Christmas shopping except for an outfit for Missy - getting that tonight
3. Need to go grocery shopping to get snackies for my mommy and daddy when they come over Saturday for 2nd Christmas
4. Taking my laptop in to get repaired - may get it back tomorrow!
5. BEYOND excited for tomorrow evening - as much as I love Christmas, I love Christmas Eve even more. Everything beautiful and magical happens on Christmas Eve.
God bless you all, blog soon!

Miss Irish

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Shopping

After dinner last night (chicken enchiladas, salad, fried rice, YUMMY!) Chris and I went to the Dollar Store to get some stockings and a few stocking stuffers for the kids - and Missy, of course (actually, getting her a stocking was Chris' idea. I get Missy a gift every year for Christmas, he wanted to make sure she was included in a gift from Santa!).
I need to do the rest of my Christmas shopping this weekend - the weekend before Christmas.
I realize that is a very stupid thing to do, but due to the days payday comes, it's a necessity.
I have to go to the mall to get Chris' gifts, then to Ross, then to Safeway (to get gift cards), it will be crazy!! I hereby nominate myself an idiot for Christmas shopping the weekend before Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fashion Blog

I promise I'm going to get my laptop fixed soon, I want to do craft and baking posts...but until then, here is a fabulous fashion blog to enjoy!

xoxo Miss "Missing her Laptop" Irish

Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend Plans

Consist of:
1. Meeting a girl friend for dinner tonight after work
2. Maybe getting internet (looooong, sad story!)
3. Waking up tomorrow and making blueberry muffins for my girls (yep, we have them all this weekend)
4. Taking out the Christmas Tree and decorations, preparing for Christmas
5. Going to the mall and having the girls take pictures with Santa
6. Talking to Chris in the quiet, early morning over coffee before the kids wake up
7. Playing Barbies while Chris watches football (Barbies with the girls of course)

And most importantly...sleeping in!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Are You My Mommy?

One of the kids is having some homework issues.
I, myself, love doing researching and/or projects. This benefits, as I need to try and figure out where exactly this child is having issues. Bored in class? Instructions from teacher not clear? Too much freedom?
I've been emailing said child's teachers to get the input as to what the issue is. Said child has not been entirely truthful, telling us there is no homework when in fact...there is homework!
It was informed to us "grown-ups" (I use perenthesis because I still don't quite feel like one) that maybe one of the issues could be a particular teacher. I email the principal, then talk to him on the phone in my most mature, grown-up voice. I then email the teacher with my ten dollar eloquent words and set up a meeting for dad and child. Dad then tells me he wants me to go to the meeting. Can you believe it?! I'm actually meeting with a child's teacher (a child that's kinda sorta in a way, mine) to talk academics, and home life working in harmony so said child can learn and do homework in clean, safe environments, and what sir, can his father and I do to help?
Oh my gosh, I'm mind-boggled by it. Me, Miss Irish, a grown-up? With a partner and children? Doing responsible things? That's crazy.
So...what should I wear?!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I love movies. Don't go as often as I used to. Absolutely CANNOT wait to see Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. He's so dark and clever, and I love Helena Bonham-Carter. She's edgy, quirky and just plain weird and I LOVE HER!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Favorite Blogs

Ok, I know I've posted blogs I love before, here are a few more. Check them out, I do every morning to see what new postings they have (I'm a total dork, I know!). These are not crafting blogs, they are personal blogs, but the two girls are so adorable and sometimes they have scrapbooking/cooking/baking posts. Enjoy as I do!
cooking blog:

and if you're in a searchy mood on a cold Sunday afternoon, wanting to waste the cold hours away, check out this website and you will find a plethora of clever blogs:

I'm still navigating my way through all the blogs I want to see!

Miss Irish

Little Things

I love this picture so much I have to share it...Christmas is obviously on the brain (my absolute FAVORITE holiday!), and I was thrilled to find out last night that BOTH of Chris' girls believe in Santa Claus!
I was eight years old when I stopped believing and that was only because I over-heard a conversation at school by accident. I remember so vividly who it was that said it, she told another classmate, "Besides, everyone knows Santa Claus is your parents." I was heartbroken! I got to re-live a little through my niece, but not for very long. As I said, I'm thrilled there are two little ones that can bring back the special magic of Christmas this year! :o)
Once my laptop is fixed, I have a ton of pictures to upload and will do lots of fabulous little blogs that I do so well! :o)