Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas and All...

We spent Christmas Eve at twin's...it was so much fun! All of my favorite family and friends were present...except for Aunt Diana and later that night Brother and SIL and kids came down from Northern Cal, along with their 2 cute dogs: Sugar and Almond. Thanks to Kate, Sylvia and the kids for making it to twin's...it is GREAT to have you share the holiday's with me and my family! Sylvia~thanks for the AMAZING gift! I wonder what we will get each other next year! LOL! I am thankful for all my gifts; esp. my Chelsea Handler book and my PINK camera! Thanks Kate and Twin.
The day after Christmas BF Kate, twin, nephew and I went to Target for the after Christmas sale at 7 am- a yearly tradition. We made it to 2 Target's, Kohl's (which had all items ridiculously overpriced even though most items were 70% off), Bed, Bath and Beyond, Home Goods, etc. It was a full day ~ we started a new tradition of going bowling following our shopping spree. So much fun! Here are a few pictures of Christmas 2008! Looking forward to 2009!














Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Miranda Yorkies

Merry Christmas!





















Love, Madison, Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Ornament Swap


Today I sent my Christmas Ornament Swap Buddy her ornament. I thought the ornament was adorable and I hope she does too! While at the same time I got a darling ornament from my Secret Blogger- I am not sure if I am supposed to reveal yet or not, so I will wait until tomorrow to post a picture and publicly thank my Swap Buddy. It was back to work today and the day seemed so LONG! I ended up leaving a bit early to go and get a mani and pedi! Mom, twin and I went to Nordstrom's yesterday and we got some pretty goodies- I will share a few of my favorites!


Cashmere Gloves- I got these as a gift for someone and threw in a pair for myself- I couldn't resist.








Juicy Cupcake Necklace- I was going to get this for a co-worker, but ended up deciding it may look better on me! I am so bad! After all how wrong would it be for a Principal to buy a gift just for one employee? That would be so not fair to all my other teacher's and support staff.








Juicy Pink Gloves- And "NO DAD" you can't find these gloves at Wal-Mart!










The 2 items I did see that I did not get for myself, but would love to have them are the JC Bubble Gum Machine- How cute would that look on my desk? And the Betsy Johnson bracelet...She has a funk style, but it is sort of growing on me... Well I guess that's it for now- Have a good night~



Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Elves

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Christmas Shopping

Ok- honestly was anyone else disappointed with Oprah's Favorite Things? I won't spoil it for anyone who has the episode Tivo'ed and has yet to watch it, but selfishly I was waiting to see the neat treats she has each year.


Nonetheless, I have found a few goodies that I'd either like to get either for myself or for friends & family. I found this cute cupcake piggy bank (via Nordstrom.com).


I also think Juicy candle is adorable (hint!). And finally, pictured above are some cute ornaments that are at Nordstrom...I plan on doing some serious shopping tomorrow with my mom and twin. Hopefully we will find some good deals...I'll post the goodies tomorrow for you all to see...


This upcoming week is going to be busy- the first week of the month always starts with several meetings. The meetings pull me away from the school site, therefore once I get back to the site, I seem to have more work than usual. At the end of the week, I plan on volunteering at a fundraiser for Nie Nie- you can go here to read about her recovery. Later that night my hometown has its annual Christmas parade. The parade route goes right past my best friends' store, so we have VIP seats, more importantly we have access to a clean bathroom! Finally, I plan on having the puppies photographed- I have yet to choose a photographer- so if anyone has recommendations for a reasonably priced, but talented Southern California photographer, please let me know!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am off to enjoy the day with friends, family and my puppies!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Slow Sunday


Well I couldn't wait for Christmas, so I bought myself an iPod. I got the i Pod Nano in Pink (of course). I just sync'ed some photos and have yet to sync my songs. I cancelled my subscription to Rhapsody- I didn't realize that even with a paid subscription, I can't burn the songs- so now I am not sure what I was paying for- oh well. I also figured out how to download pocasts and use the iTunes U. I am now off to Fresh and Easy. My nephew is going with me- it is his favorite store, esp. since our store has a self check out. Looks like we are going to get some baking items- not sure yet what we are going to make, I'll have to let you know later!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Fabulous Friday!


Wishing everyone a Fabulous Friday! I am off to bed! Goodnight.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Warrior Wednesday


Today I attended a few meetings at the District office. I was planning on attending one meeting and returning to school, however, I was pulled into a curriculum meeting and then decided to attend an attendance meeting- overall the day was a success- lots of operational items were taken care of. I will start tomorrow off like today at a meeting (DOJ meeting)- however there are some really effective and smart people at this meeting, so I don't mind attending- I don't feel as if I am wasting my time. Thanks for the comments regarding the Christmas signs...Tonight I'd like to offer some signature tags (aka Siggies) that I have made from Paint My Dreams- as a member, I can make these siggies and share them with you-If you'd like one please send me the following information:


1. Fall or Christmas siggy
2. Your hair color
3. Name on siggy
4. Email address where you'd like me to send your tag

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday Hideaway...

I am a principal at a juvenile hall and I jokingly say that our school could be a reality TV show...there is always something going on~ I guess if I start blogging about juvenile hall I will have to make this a PRIVATE BLOG- until then I will speak in general terms. :)
I am not sure why some people at work shop for answers- have you ever experienced this? When someone comes to me and asks me a question and I give them a response, why do they continue to ask the same question? "I already gave you an answer"...Asking me again is not going to change my answer. Duh!
I was able to avoid most staff members today since I worked at the counselor's desk in the assessment center, it is one of the last classrooms at the end of the hallway, and the desk is in the back corner of this room (Which is currently vacant-Anyone looking to be an academic counselor at Juvenile Hall? I have an opening!)It was nice being able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the "Principal's Office." But after lunch reality set in and I returned to my office to work on transcripts, answer emails and phone calls.
When I got home I worked on some Christmas yard stakes that I plan on selling/donating to my nephew's school. I am making a few with simple traditional messages, such as: "Merry Christmas, Jingle all the Way, Joy to the World." The wood signs are painted- all I need to do now is add some pretty Christmas ribbon/bows and hammer or glue them to a stake...Tell me what you think...




Monday, November 17, 2008

Digital Cameras



Ladies~I need your suggestions and recommendations on digital cameras. Most blogs I follow showcase some beautiful pictures- what kind of camera do you use? Here is what I have found so far-Canon - PowerShot 8.0MP Digital ELPH Camera - Pink...what do you think? At least it's PINK!






All I want for Christmas...

Ok...I have a small list of items I'd actually love to get for Christmas (pay attention family and friends). Have you all seen the Tiffany charms? They are adorable...I'd love to have the following charms: The Palm Tree, the Apple, the Cupcake, the Blue Tiffany Box, the Dog Bone and the Eiffel Tower, and the Crown Charm! You can go to the Tiffany site and create your own bracelet or necklace. I also want a digital camera. Can you believe that I don't have a digital camera? I am not sure about the brand- I have some research to do- I want something that is user friendly. If anyone has a suggestion/recommendation, please let me know! Thanks. And finally, I think I'd like an iPod Touch. Maybe this will motivate me to exercise! Too bad it doesn't come in Pink! Even Lincoln has a Pink iPaw. Oh well...Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

1st Blog

Happy Sunday Night! I am so excited that I was able to set up my blog...I am taking the day off tomorrow, so I plan on becomming an expert by tomorrow! It is very similar to Word Press, but much easier... Twin and I went to The Country General Store. Of course those of you who know twin, know that she walked in with a 40% off coupon! She ended up getting a cute Thanksgiving wreath...I got Eric a cute tealight holder along with some McCall Candles- My absolute favorite is Campfire Marshallow!