Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quick Christmas Roundup

Hi Lovelies!
I keep thinking that now that I'm done with school I'll have more time to blog. I've been home with Leila though...and we've been having fun :)

I wanted to give you guys a quickie update on Christmas in the Boom household. It was SUPER fun as usual. We generally make it all about Boomer. She came in and woke me up at about 8:30am and informed me "Momma, it's Christmas! Can we open presents now?"
I LOVE that face...and of course the O-State Jammies :)

Santa brought Leila exactly what she asked for. A unicorn pillow pet and Despicable me. (Santa also brought her a stuffed elephant. Boomer informed her father and I that while she didn't ask for it, she appreciated it.) She got some Tangled dolls, remote control cars (pretty sure JJ bought those for himself), a guitar, and the most adorable story book. It was from my dad and step mom and little brother. The recorded themselves reading the story. I seriously think its about the coolest thing ever, especially since they are in Phoenix and can't really read her bedtime stories. Leila also received some clothes that are beautiful and a big girl towel set. She got a bitty baby from American Girl last year for Christmas from her cousins, and this year they sent her and the doll matching jammies.
Boomer and Baby Lizzie

JJ got a beer tasting glass set, which he loves. He got a bar this year for our house and he is loving stocking it up and adding things to it. He also got some clothing from Boomer and I. I like dressing him up. Honestly it's a good thing that he let's me. The boy is color blind and when we met wore 3X pants. (He had a 32in waist at the time.) No pics of the boy either....cuz he weren't decent.

I got a LOVELY pair of Tiffany&Co earrings from Boomer. She was so excited she almost told me what they were the day she bought them. "Momma we went to 'The City' and bought you something from your favorite store!" 'The City', is what Boomer calls Easton, a shopping center here in Columbus. For my first mother's day, she and JJ got me the silver bead necklace and these earrings match perfectly. Momma Boom got me an AWESOME Knott's Berry Farm pancake and biscuit set with two preserves and a bayberry syrup. (We have pancake Sunday her in the Boom house.) I love it and can't wait until next Sunday to throw down. I honestly wasn't expecting much in the way of gifts seeing as I graduated a few weeks ago and my family totally loved up on me in the way of gifts (I'll show you guys those goodies soon). So I was truly grateful for the Christmas goodies I got. No pics of me for the same reason as JJ.

Oh....I almost forgot. Boomer had her first loose tooth over the weekend. AND SHE LOST IT ON CHRISTMAS!!!! So she was visited by Santa and the Tooth Fairy in the same week. She's such a lucky girl!
 I've been calling her Gap Tooth Sally....not sure she appreciates it though. She keeps growling at me.

Monday, December 26, 2011

MMM: Vol 11

Hello Lovelies!

Its the day after Christmas which is why I'm so late with today's post. Catching up with friends, getting batteries for Boomer, playing with all her new goodies :) It's been exhausting, but fun. So for the mani portion of our post I wanted to show you the my first attempt at a half moon mani for the holidays.

OPI DS Radiance and OPI The Thrill of Brazil
So....the half moon mani is no walk in the park. It looks cool, but its not easy. The stickers wee too sticky and kept lifting the silver polish...and let's not even talk about how silly some of my right hand looked. (It was so hard putting on the stickers left handed.) Additionally my mother was none to fond of this look. Ah well. For a great tutorial on how to do this check out Kristina PrettyShinySparkly's post here. I have not given up on the half moon mani though. I'll be trying it again with some different colors, and more time. (I'm just not patient.)


Boomer asked Santa (repeatedly) to bring her Despicable Me for Christmas. Santa did not disappoint. So we watched it twice yesterday. Once at our house on the super crazy big tv, and once at Mimi's house because Boomer rationalised that if she loved the movie Mimi would too. I can't say enough good things about this movie. I've watched it more times than I would care to admit, and I still find it hilarious. I also am a HUGE NERD fan. (Thanx a lot G4Mikey) and love that Pharell did the music for this movie. I'm actually thinking about getting myself the soundtrack.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I'll be back with some more Christmas roundup and Hanukkah picture too. Yes...both.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Hello lovelies!

I'm back with another blog swap, this one arranged by Much Love, Illy and Sandy a la Mode.


My partner was the oh so fab Heather of Angel Face Designs! She has two very sweet little girls and a cutie hubs as well. Her oldest and my only actually have the same name. (Same spelling and everything!) What are the odds? Anywhos she also runs Angel Face Designs and they have some very purty jewels over there so check it out and give her some love.

Here are the goodies that Heather sent me:

These tissue packs are every mommy's lifesaver, and the fact that they are season appropriate is just a fun bonus.

Fingerless gloves!!!! I've hit the jackpot. With these bad boys I can cover my precious digits while scraping the ice off my car and then when I hop in to send out a text, or respond to a comment I can just flip the covers back and Voila! Fingers!

Clearly from all my MMM posts you guys know I love my nail polish. And this chica has provided me with enought cool colors for 6 weeks of posts! Yeah! And the colors are so fun. There is a deep mindnight blue, and army green, plus sparkly ones as well. I can't wait to try them all out. (Neither can Boomer)

Heather also sent me some beautiful studs from her Angel Face Designs collection in orange, turquoise and purple. They are so cute. I wore the orange ones to work last night and received so many compliments. So Heather if you receive a slew of  orders from Columbus that'll be why.

I had so much fun participating in this swap. It was so fun to look forward to something coming in the mail! Boomer got so excited I think I'm going to ship her a few things just so she can have some mail too.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How the Glitz Stole Christmas

Hello Lovelies!

No Mani and Movie this Monday. Today I'm linking up with all the lovely ladies who participated in Raven and Lindsey's Blog swap. It was suuuuuuuper fun, and I was so excited to be getting actual mail. (That wasn't a bill.) I also love giving gifts, pretty much more than receiving them so I also had quite a bit of fun shopping for my partner. (Although Boomer couldn't quite get it that we were not shopping for her. She's an only child, what are you gonna do?)


My partner is Ashlie and she writes the blog Boys will be Boys & Girls love Pearls.She blogs about her life and her two adorable kiddos Reagan and Jackson. Seriously those little ones are beyond cute. Kind of makes me want to add a second to our brood. (Key word there being kind of.) Their whole family recently went on a trip to Disney (I remember my first trip) and Reagan dressed up as a princess just tickled me. Boomer saw the pictures and is now insisting that we take a trip. Which I'm fine with planning since its 20 degrees here in Ohio today. Here are the goodies that sweet Ashlie sent me.


The gloves are so glitzy and perfect because even though its FREEZING here this week, I can wear these bad boys and still use my smart phone. Because that is an Ohio girl dilemma. Do I take my gloves off to answer this tweet, or do I wait 10 minutes until I'm somewhere warm. And I mean you can't wait. The wallet is super cute and great for me too. On the inside there are lots of spot for all my rewards cards (that I can never seem to get straight). So Ashlie thanx so much for my glitzy gifts. I had to share the candy cane with Booomer. She insisted on a 70/30 split in her favor of course. Now head on over to Ashlie's Bloggy and check her out!

Friday, December 9, 2011

So now what?

Hello Lovelies!

Sorry this has been kind of a wash of a week as far as posting goes, but yesterday I took my very last final exam!

I'M DONE!!!!!!

I turned in my french exam, my professor shook my hand and told me congratulations. I think I was floating. I certainly did a little happy dance at the bus stop. I then went and picked up my cap and gown from SBX. They gave me this beauty along with my purchase.

Funny thing. I collect shot glasses, but in the 20+ years that I have lived here in Ohio I have never purchased an Ohio, or Ohio State University shot glass. But now I do.

As I road the bus back to my car in west campus for the last time....it struck me. I've been in college, in some form or another, for the past 7 years of my life. (I took about a year total off after I had Boomer). The entire time that JJ has known me. The entire time my child has been alive.

So now what?

To be perfectly honest finishing my degree always seemed just over the next ridge. It was always next year, in a few quarters, next quarter. And now its done. I knew after having Boomer I needed to finish. I couldn't expect her to attend college one day if I gave up on my degree. (And receiving an education in our family is a foregone conclusion. Its not are you going to college, its where are you going. In most cases you're expected to get a few degrees. Lol...I'm going to need some time.)

Again I'm left with now what? Its been a part of my identity my entire adult life. I have a little jobber that I'm thankful for, and of course I am still looking for a full time big girl job. Everyone has so many questions now. What are you going to do with your degree? When are you going to graduate school? What are your plans? I feel as woefully unprepared for those questions as I did at 18 when I was asked to declare a major. I'm grown up now, and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up. As someone who is no longer responsible for just herself though, I don't have the luxury of taking time to 'find myself.'

Sorry that this is a ramble, but that's what is on my mind today. I can't tell you guys how excited I am for this weekend though. I feel so loved thinking about the people that are coming to see me get my diploma and celebrate this accomplishment with me. There will be plenty of pictures and stories to share next week. My besties from Southern will be here, along with my brother, my favorite cousin and of course my love Boomer. (Who is SO happy her Momma is done with school, and is also insisting I carry this during the ceremony.)


Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

MMM: Vol 10

Hello Lovelies!

Wow...ten weeks of this so far...I took a few breaks, but I've been doing pretty well.

Anyway because it's been looking like this in Central Ohio for awhile...


I decided to paint myself some sunshine! I know winter is reserved for darker colors, but I felt an early onset of Seasonal Affective Disorder coming on and I just couldn't take it anymore.

OPI Banana Bandanna

This puppy is a three to four coater and you need to be careful because it tends toward streaky-ness. (This isn't OPI brand specific. I've noticed this with pretty much any light creamy nail polish color.) (Oh...I hate the word creamy with a passion and only use it when absolutely necessary so clearly you guys are loved.)

This weeks movie is "La Haine" which means hatred in French. I'm kind of taking the easy road with this film because I watched it for class, but other that that I've just been watching every single episode of Star Trek on Netflix and this is Monday Mani and a Movie, not TV show. So.... La Haine.
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Its a film about three friends who live in the ' banlieues' of Paris. Its kind of backwards there....the 'banlieues', as I understand are the outsides of the cities. Kind of like our suburbs. However the 'projects' are located in their suburbs and the more well to do live in the cities. Anyway...this film shows a day in the life of three friends whose families immigrated to Paris. One of their friends was brutalized in a riot and his life is hanging in the balance. Vinz, finds a gun one of the police officers lost in the riot and threatens to kill a cop in retaliation if their friend dies. The film is shot in black and white and was actually pretty good. We often, as Americans, don't think about other countries having similar problems to us. Many of my friends are woefully lacking in knowledge of world events. When we think of Paris its often the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. It's something I am going to try and be better about.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Shenanigans

Hello lovelies!

There were actually no shenanigans involved in this weekend....I just like alliteration. 

Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending a Columbus blogger meet up at Claddagh Irish Pub. When I first started reading blogs it seemed like everyone who wrote one was from Texas, or New York and Los Angeles. I only recently found a few blogs written by lovely C-bus ladies (and fellow Buckeyes!!!) I didn't think to take many pictures, and the ones I did take didn't turn out very well. I was too busy chatting and eating to even care about pictures.

The waiter did note however how surprisingly attractive we all were. The ladies and I got a nice giggle out of that. Anyway...here is a little blog roll of all the local ladies and their blogs. Check them out.

Keep Calm & Carry On

In this Beautiful Life

Lovely Just the Way I Am

Running in Stilettos

A Little Bit of Lovely

Life is Full of Perks

While We're Young and B-e-a-utiful

Its Good to Be Queen

It's a Newlywed Life

Lovin' My Life

Brunette & Blessed

Dancing With Sunshine

To Columbus & Beyond

Sweet Sassy & Oh So Classy
I can't wait to read more of these ladies posts and be a little more dedicated to my own little blog. I've only got two more finals before I'm done with the whole undergraduate grind.
Work today was a little insane, I knew it would get more intense the closer we got to the holidays, but wow....I guess I'm just very focused when I do holiday shopping so I disregard a lot of what's going on around me. I hope everyone had a great weekend. See you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Totally Awkward Thursday....

Hello Lovelies

I know, I know. I said I'd be MIA and I still am. Working on a paper right now actually. My senior thesis. Why am I studying history again? Oh I digress. I popped back into bloggy world to tell you about my totally awesome fantastic night last night. 

My gas light came on yesterday as I was leaving campus. Usually that means 60+ish miles left. So I went to get Leila from school. JJ was late coming home, so I was late going to work, so I just went. Polaris Mall is about 5 minutes from my house so I figured I'd be fine. After working my shift (The store was a MESS...seriously people, ask for help don't just flip over an entire pile of clothes...someone has to clean that up.), I turned my car on scrapped of the ICE (dang you Ohio) and headed to Westerville to use my Kroger point to get some gas. (Trying to stretch the moohlah). I forgot that everything in the 'ville closes up at about 11pm. So no gas there. I'm literally not even a mile from home and the gas station at the corner, when I realize my car is no longer accelerating.

I RAN OUT OF GAS! For the first time EVER in my WHOLE life. I happened to be on a decline so I coasted and pulled onto another street. *long hard sigh* I called JJ to tell him that I ran out of gas and that he could get a gas can from Momma Boom's garage. Then I called Momma Boom to let her know that he was on the way so she wouldn't think someone was breaking into her garage. Both of them lectured me. 

Then I see these in my rear view mirror.

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Yep. Westerville's finest stopped by to see why I was stopped on the wrong side of the road blinkers flashing. (Yeah...I pulled on the wrong side.) This is where the story gets super fun. See my car is registered to JJ, who has a CCW for work (concealed carry permit). Anytime the po-pos run the plates it comes up that someone driving the car has a gun. Which I never think about because I don't have my CCW and don't carry. So of course as the police officer walks up I just open my door to get out and tell him whats up. So intelligent on my part. His hand goes to his hip automatically. 

'Ma'am stay in the car, do not get out! I'll come to you.'

Hand on gun the whole time. *sigh* So I sat my little happy self back in the car mentally kicking myself and when he approached explained I don't have a weapon and I'm just out of gas. I told him JJ was on the way. He asked if I'd like to wait in his car. Nope. Never been in a police car for ANY reason and I did not plan to start last night.

JJ finally was on his way with the gas, and then I had to inform said police officer that yes he does carry and will have it on him. Dude's back on high alert. Really though? Do cops get shot, helping stranded women?

So I finally am gassed up and on my way home. All of this only took about 10-15 mins as I was literally in walking distance of my house, and Momma Boom is in walking distance of our house. But that was my night. Soooooo fun.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Just Popping in....

Hello lovelies....

No MMM today. I'm a total stress case as this is my last week of undergrad!

WOOT!!!!

That being said I have so much work to do. Senior Seminar paper to complete and three exams to prepare for. In addition to work, and momma/wife duties. *sigh* So I'll be catching up on your bloggies as I can this week and I'll more than likely be back to posting on a 'Katy' regular basis next week. I know I'll have lots to talk to you guys about, because I'll have family in town, Boomer is insisting on helping with Christmas decorating this year, and I'm involved in two blogger swaps. And just wait til you see the Grad outfit. No not the ugly shapeless black mu-mu I'll be wearing (Although I'm totally excited about it!). Anywhos check ya later!

Monday, November 21, 2011

MMM: Vol 9

Hey lovelies!

Its another Monday! Clearly I'm a little late with this today. My life is Cray Cray!!!

GRADUATION IN 20 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just had to get that out there. Anywho....this is actually a color that you've seen before. I borrowed OPI's You Don't Know Jacque from Indy when I went to see the Maroon 5 concert this summer. Then one of the beauty supply stores in the mall was going out of business, so I went in and snatched one up for 70% off. I love a good deal. This is a color that my mother would have given me a weird look for back in high school. There was a time when every lipstick or nail polish I purchased she referred to as looking like post mortem lividity. Basically they made me look like a corpse. *sigh* Gotta love high school.

OPI You Don't Know Jacque
I confess. I like the Twilight series of movies. I'm not obsessed. I didn't have to see it at midnight Thursday...but I did go Friday with Boomer. Yes I took the five year old. Her eyes were covered for a few choice moments of the film, but I didn't think it was to risque for her and there were plenty of other young kiddos at the theater with us. I have to say I really did enjoy the film. This was the first time Kristen Stewart wasn't well...wooden and lacking a personality.

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There were some funny moments in the film as well as some heartfelt moments as well. Boomer enjoyed it. Her comments were as follows:
'Momma, Bella's shoes are amazing!'
'Momma...why does everyone like Edward?'
'Momma, why is the baby so freaky looking?'
I always enjoy going to the movies with Boomer. I call them our girl's only date nights.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Confessions of a Mommy: Sometimes.....

Sometimes Boomer makes me crazy. Certifiable, bat-shit (excise my French) crazy. There I said it. Whew.

Sometimes I feel like in blog world, we talk about roses and daisies and all the wonderful things in the world. And that's fine. No one wants to read a blog where all you talk about is how awful your life is. I mean maybe someone does, but I sure don't. This post is not going to be a bashing sesh about my child. But I have to level with ya'll. Sometimes Boomer takes the cake.

Exhibit A:

These are two lipglosses of mine. Now I'm sure you're wondering 'Katy, why are you posting pictures of almost empty lip gloss tubes?' Welp, I'll tell ya. The MAC Dazzleglass (Money Honey) was a gloss I bought myself for my birthday with some birthday moolah from my pops. (Thanx Daddy!) It disappeared about a week after purchase. This is not unusual. I have a lot of purses, makeup bags, and well I lose stuff everyday. (Like my keys. Literally EVERY morning. But that is a whole 'nother post.) Anyway....I decided to ask Leila just off hand if she'd seen mommy's lipgloss. She said ....."nnnnnnnnnnnnnnno". Which is shorthand for yep, and I've still got it. I finally got it back from her and she'd used up MORE THAN HALF. I was livid. Like snorting, couldn't talk for a few minutes livid. The e.l.f. gloss was a free gift that came with something I ordered, and they only cost a dollar each anyway. However Boomer asked if she could use 'some', and I said yes. Thought nothing of it until I found it in her back pack practically empty. Now I was much more upset about the $14 MAC gloss than the free e.l.f. gloss, but dang it all its the principle of the matter! I now store my Chanel polish on top of the bookshelf in my living room just so I know she can't get it.

Exhibit B:

This one I don't have pictures of because I just couldn't take one. My child took panty liners (un-used) from the bathroom, unwrapped them, and then just randomly stuck them on things in her room. And I quote 'They're like big, fabric stickers Momma.'

Really?

Exhibit C:

She is going through this phase where she cries....about EVERYTHING. I can't even get mad truthfully because for years my nickname from my mother was 'Whitney Whine-ans'. (Like the Gospel group the Winans, except I was just a chronic whiner.) (Oh and did ya catch my real name? It may never happen again.) Its just really frustrating because my child has always been very verbal even when she didn't have sentence structure down, and now that she has it down completely she's stopped using her dang words.

Usually when I have reached the end of my rope with her though, she does something amazing. Like the time she spilled an 8oz glass of water on the laptop I had just bought the day before. After I literally lost my mind, she came down the stairs with her piggy bank, handed it to me and said she would buy me a new laptop. It was so precious and selfless that she was willing to give me all the money she had in the world. Or when I told her the other day that I was very stressed out with work and school, and she told me I was the best mommy in the world. Motherhood is an underpaid, undervalued occupation, but every once in awhile you have these GREAT moments with your children and even though its completely cliche, it does make it all worth it. And Exhibit A and B are at least good for a laugh now. Bye lovelies!

Monday, November 14, 2011

MMM:vol8

Hey Lovelies!

Happy Monday!

This weeks mani is a combination of a color I already used, Butter London's and OPI's Silver Shatter. I call this look 'Mixed Metals'

The Full Monty & OPI's Silver Shatter
I couldn't seem to get this mani to photograph well. Its lovely in person though, and so much fun. The metallic trend has been so much fun so why not mix two together!

Of course the opulence of gold goes along well with the movie that I watched this weekend. Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette is certainly not a new movie, but it was new to me. I honestly can't believe I never watched it before now. The costumes and the sets are so rich and gorgeous. It's just a decadent escape.

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Now as you know my degree (4 MORE WEEKS!!!!) will be in European History. So the historian in me was watching and thinking, well that's not what happened. Oh that was years apart not days.... This is actually why most of my friends do not watch historical movies with me. *sigh* Whatcha gonna do?

Let's have a great week Lovelies!

Monday, November 7, 2011

MMM: vol7

Hey Lovelies! Yes after a two week hiatus I am happy to say MMM is BACK! Sorry I was a bad blogger. 

This polish is actually a cheapie that I bought to go under Sparkle-icious, a glitter polish from OPI's Burlesque collection. It was really pretty together. Kind of like fireworks in the night sky. I'll have to see if I can find a picture anywhere.


Its blurry and a pic from 2 years ago....but I found it!
  Any who I haven't worn the blue alone ever and I saw it in my bin and said lets DO THIS!
NYC Skin Tight Denim


Alas now I know why I've never worn it alone. I said its cheapie...and well its cheapie. A lot of bubbling, and I did the manicure last night and as I'm typing this at about noon I'm already noticing tip wear. For reals???? Its a fun color. Maybe I'll try and find a dupe in one of my other fav brands. It did somehow take me back to my favorite mid 90s nail polish. It was called Moon over Miami by OPI. Heck...I'm going to ebay search that sucker.

Onto the movie ya'll. This weekend I watched Star Trek...again. I have a confession guys. I.....I am a Treky.

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 Its all Momma Boom's fault you guys. She used to watch Star Trek: Next Generation with me and somehow I got hooked. I've seen them ALL. The originals. Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, the movies, and Enterprise (even though I don't care for it). Now don't get it twisted, I'm never going to show up at a convention dressed as a Klingon (not like its never crossed my mind though) and I don't speak any of the languages on the show. But when Boomer started showing a love for all things ears....I admit I did start calling her my little Ferengi. (Proud Mommy Moment) Anyway...no review necessary but here goes. I LOVED THIS MOVIE. All six times I've probably seen it. It brings in classic Star Trek lore, without deviating dramatically from the cannon.(No Will Shatner, you cannot be in this movie your chacter is died....remeber???) The visuals were great and so was the story honestly. Don't even get me started on the cast. Even if you aren't a Treky, you'll probably enjoy this movie. Its like a western in space. Who doesn't love that? Oh and I promised you guys a pic of my Buck Nut earrings. So here they are.


Talk to you lovelies soon!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Its Friday!!!!!!

Well lovlies its Friday. Woot Woot!!!!

So glad its the weekend although I will be studying my little behind of all weekend. Except during the hours of noon and 4pm when I will be watching my Ohio State University Buckeyes take on Indiana. I can't even explain to you guys who aren't Buckeye or football fans, how I'm still blissed out over last weeks amazing game against Wisconsin. I mean that's a new rivalry for the Big Ten if I ever saw one. I'll be wearing my Buckeye gear including my legit Buckeye nut earrings! (There will be pictures.)

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The second picture need a little explaining. See I collect rubber duckies, and all things rubber ducky. Underwear, socks, soap, tee-shirts, tissues...yeah its bad. My grown woman adult bathroom that I share with a boy is rubber ducky. I've been trying to figure out how to pilfer a duck crossing sign for years. I feel that to own a Brutus (our mascot) duck would just be the ultimate. So if anyone knows where I can get my hand on one of these let me know.

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Or one of these :)

Have a wonderful weekend guys! GO BUCKS!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thirsty Thursday: An Outfit and Yummies

Hey Guys!

Not sure why I picked that title. I'm certainly not drinking. Well I am, but its herbal tea. I have school in the morning. Though I do love this song :)


But I digress because that is not the purpose of this post :

I bring you lovelies yet another Boomer styled shoot. If you're wondering why my 5  year old takes my pictures its because JJ and I are ships passing in the night. He comes home I go to work and vice versa. And I don't have a tripod. And letting the 5 year old take pictures is just fun!

Boots: Bare Traps, Jeans, Cami, Scarf, and Ring: Express Sweater: Target
The Boomer Pose!
Boomer made me do it.

Watch: Charming Charlies
 And then I came home to this in the mail......

SURIOUSLY GUYS!!! Erin from Living in Yellow sent lil' ol' me COOKIES. And they were soft, and chewy, and wonderful. And yes I know you're wondering if I shared them with the 5 year old. Yes I did.

This week has been crazy and insane but all in good ways. Everyone tells you to get a job BEFORE you graduate, so I've been working to do just that. Katy wants a big girl job ya'll!!!! And thanx to some serious chutzpah on my part (I love that word) and some movin' and shakin' from the man upstairs (Thank you Lord), this lil' Katy has an interview on Monday with a company that I REALLY want to work for. So if you believe in prayer please send one up for me. If you believe in good thoughts I'll take those too. If you are however a negative Nancy, keep it movin' sweethearts.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Recap

Hey Guys!

I know I've been a little MIA. My camera was broken, then missing, and well between school, Boomer, and work my life just gets in the way of this here bloggy. I have some fun pictures of Halloween to share with you though so here goes.

I usually don't dress up or go out for Halloween but for some reason this year I really wanted to go out with my friends. So I borrowed a dress and some accessories and voila sexy devil!

Dress: xxi
My camera phone is a little crappy, but bear with me kiddos.

Eyes: MAC De-Vil (How appropriate right?) Brun and Carbon Liner: L'Oreal HIP
Yay!  A better picture. That devilish shade of red is Make Up Forever Moulin Rouge. I did my hair with my new Hana Pro flat iron that I got after reading Raven's Post a few weeks back. Guy's its life changing. I'll be posting a review soon.
Me and my buddy P. She was a Panda. NOT A CAT. This was a very big sticking point ALL NIGHT.


P's BF was the Brawny man which made me laugh all night long. We then ran into some buddies we went to school with. That's Pete in between us. (Love him!) 

Of course I have a little person in my life who celebrated Halloween as well. I had to work last night for beggars night. SUPER SAD FACE. But she went out with her dad and dressed up as Cinderella. You can't see it in any of my pictures but she had on glass slippers that light up as she walked. AMAZING.

Yep that's my baby! These are the poses she tries to get me to do for outfit posts. *sigh* But I love that she gets so into and loves it. JJ went as a Dead President.....the picture explains it all.
I know...creepy right?
Hope you guys had a great Halloween! See you all soon!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Almost a Century

Ok guys this post is more than a little random, but I had to share this with someone other than my five year old who just does not appreciate it enough. 

My grandmother is 97 years old. That's pretty amazing to me, and you need to know that for the rest of this story.

JJ was involved in an accident about two weeks ago and so we have a rental. Yesterday and today I was allowed to drive said rental. Brand new, beautiful Dodge Charger. With bells and whistles. As in push to start ignition, which is freaking cool.

I was explaining to my grandmother why there was no key on my clicker. Because all you have to do is push a little button and the car starts. She thought it was amazing. And then I stopped to think. The year my grandmother was born cars looked like this.

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That is a 1913 Model T! I'm pretty sure you had to get out and crank that thing to make it start.

When my mom's brother and sister were younger they didn't have automatic transmissions!

When I was born cars didn't come equipped with CD players.

Boomer will expect all cars to have touch screens!

When you really sit and think about it, in the past almost century my grandmother has seen some truly AMAZING things happen. Women got the right to vote, the Civil Rights movement changed this country, and she saw a Black man elected president in a country where her parents had been enslaved. Its just amazing. Sometimes we take for granted the older people in our families. I encourage you to sit and listen to their stories because when they leave us, so does their history.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Whatcha doin Katy?

K....Momma's been a bad blogger. Life has kind of gotten in the way this week. Well....life....and my new subscription to Netflix. Whoa....game changer.

Confession: I love One Tree Hill. Kind of a lot. And my new Netflix subscription allows me to watch every episode ever of the show. I've made it through the entire first season and part of the second. Oh the angst, the brooding, the love triangles. Guys...I'm kind of in heaven.
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For my local Buckeye girls....Did ya know we have a free standing MAC store in Polaris Mall now? I did not know. And now I do. And now I will be spending far too much time/money in that store. I was actually pretty well behaved and only purchased : 
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Oddly enough I've never had the Fix Plus before, even though I could practically run a MAC counter. I tried it out today and I really like it so far. I'll use it for a few more days and give you guys an official review. Pop Mode is a lip gloss I've had forever. I had rubbed off the name of it on the bottom and every time I went into the store they said it was discontinued. Super Sad Face. Then when I went into the new store and asked just off hand, the lady took one look at it and said "Pop Mode". Yippee.

Well its just a few more weeks until graduation. I bought my dress for the ceremony today. I'll be sure to post pictures this week if I get around to it. And I'll be making the rounds to comment and read everyone's new posts.