Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Break

Hey Lovelies!

I'm taking an unintentional holiday break from the blog.

I've been having so much fun with Boomer and the fam that I haven't even thought about writing here.

I'll be back after the New Year with lots of fun new things. As you can see there are some 'Coming Soon' attractions here on the blog and I'll update you when those are all completed too.

I hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday season!

See you in 2013!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekend Update: There's a New Man in my Life

Linkin up for another weekend update with Sami before I get to my new man friend, I will tell you about my weekend.

Saturday was the Holiday party at my company and it was EPIC. They decorate our buildings and have fun activities throughout. Boomer and I made snow, and went to elf training, met Santa, and stuffed bears. (One was for Boomer to keep and one was donated to the local children's hospital.)

JJ came a little later and we went to the photo booth and took some silly photos, made sugar scrubs, made more snow, and then went riding in a horse drawn sleigh. Complete with jingle bells. There were also lots of treats. Fried mac and cheese, corn dogs, cookies, and hot chocolate. (You could make your hot chocolate and 'adult' beverage in a separate area for the older peeps.)

Chatting with Santa about Bieber.

Practicing her new skills in Elf Training

Checking the temp of her freshly made snow....I love how ALL her pictures are blurry. She never sits still.


Boomer had a really great time, so I was satisfied.'m in love guys. There is a new man in my life.

I know, I know. A lot of you are like 'Whitney....this is really sudden...' And that's true, it is sudden.

You know what they say though, when you know you know.

He's so sweet, and loves me and Boomer. He's affectionate and loving.

He moved in on Saturday.

I know you all think I'm nuts now. 'Whitney, you live in a one bedroom with your kiddo and you just let this new guy move in?!?!?!?!?'

I can feel the judgement coming through the screen right now.

Yeah. You. You're judging. 

But I love him. And he loves me. And he loves Boomer.

And I know that you all want Boomer and I to be happy right?

His name is Jack.

He has the most beautiful green eyes that I could stare into forever, and he's so handsome.

And he just makes me so happy. Jack.


Love ya'll.

Friday, December 14, 2012

How Quickly Things Change

I was going to write a post today about how the noises in my office are driving me crazy.

Then before walking down to get lunch I heard the news of a school shooting. By the time I got back to my desk unconfirmed reports of the number of dead were trickling through out news feeds.

How quickly things change.

I distinctly remember arguing with my mother the morning of 9/11, and being so irritated when she dropped me off.

I remember sitting in a class room and watching as the second plane hit. I had school friends whose parents worked at the Pentagon, whose parents and family lived/worked/traveled in NYC.

In that moment, my 15 year old self just wanted my mommy.

I called and she came.

I spent the rest of that day and the next several after never straying to far from my mother and even sleeping in her room.

This morning I was annoyed with Boomer. She had done several naughty things, that she knew were against the rules or that would get her in trouble.

I walked her to the school building and instructed her to behave and have a good day at school. I then bent over, kissed her, said I love you and I'll see you this evening.

I watched her walk into the building and then I went on to work.

How many parents in Connecticut had a similar morning? How many were rushed, or had a tense morning, and now search for their children? How many had their last conversations with their children this morning?

Events like these shake us to our core, and make us question everything. Who does something like this? What motivates these actions? What can we do to stop these terrible things?

I don't have any answers obviously. When I pick Boomer up after work today, I will hug her and kiss her until she makes me stop. Sure, she will do something else to drive me crazy, but I'm her mommy. And right now I just want my baby.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Glamour and Opulence

Hey Lovelies!

A little different fare than the usual KGB posts...but its my blog, I do what I want.

When I first walked up to Beaton Gallery, it wasn't soft ambient music I heard, or the strains of classical greeting the guests. No. They were bumpin' hip-hop. This was less gallery showing, more party that happens to have paintings on the wall. The mix of show go-ers was equally fascinating. Hipsters, art students, Short North fixtures, and one bougie divorcée (moi of course).

Like many around Columbus, I 'knew' Ariana (the artist) before I ever knew her. She has her own fabulous blog, and I've seen her featured on many other local blogs as well. Ariana also happens to be friends with my best friend Mike who writes We finally met officially, because she works at one of my favorite Short North Boutiques, Milk Bar. I did the creepy, 'Hey, aren't you @REDFOXINBOOTZ on twitter?', intro. Yes it was slightly stalker-esque, but Ariana didn't seem to mind.

Before heading to her senior thesis showing I read articles in Columbus Alive and the Other Paper, and I was intrigued by her interviews. This girl is smart, drawing parallels to the iconic status of Cowboys and Hip-Hop artists as well as the dichotomy of the 'haves' and 'have nots'. I was very excited to see how this would translate to her art. To say that the show did not disappoint would be an understatement. Seeing Ariana's thesis you get the sense of an artist truly coming into their own. She owns her aesthetic. She lives it; often tagging her own Instagram photos #hammy #glammy. In many ways the show, the gathering of friends and colleagues, family, and locals was almost a performance art extension of the artist and her work.

'This isn't your First Rodeo'  My personal favorite.
'Hold your pretty little horses, I'll be there in a minute'

'One for the Money, Two for the Show'
If you'd like to read the full Columbus Alive article click HERE.

To see the Other Paper write up click HERE.

Ariana has many other blogs singing her praises, (of course), and Here, and Here as well.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What has Whitney been up to?

Hey lovelies!

So yeah I'm about two weeks late, but I'm going to catch you up on all the fun stuff that I've been up to so far this holiday season.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving we had a little high school reunion get together at a local pub/bar. I know I've mentioned before that my high school experience was a little unique. So this was open to all classes. And I do mean all....somehow a class of 2012-er ended up there. Smh. (Us 2003-ers were none to pleased, none too pleased I tell ya!)

My hair and makeup before I went!
 I'm not going to lie. I spent about an hour getting ready. Yes a lot of these peeps I see all the time, but some I haven't seen in awhile and let's face it you want to impress. My shirt is from Express by the way and I LOVE it. Super comfy and a great color on just about everyone.

 This here is almost exactly 1/4 of my graduating class. There were only 19 of us.

This was my elementary/middle school/and high school BFF Courtney. Yes Courtney and Whitney. We got confused a lot. And more than once our teachers tried to send us home with homework for our 'sister' if one of us was out sick. We are NOT related at all. We actually hadn't seen each other since Boomer's baby shower so it was GREAT to catch up.

This hot lil mama is Tiffany. Love her. Even if she was three years behind me in school and totally dated my ex! She's a fabulous dancer/choreographer and mommy to the CUTEST little boy. Her hip hop class is the truth if any C-bus ladies are looking for a good/fun workout.

Then there was Thanksgiving day. I woke up (without a hangover THANK GOD), and got to cooking. Boomer decided she wanted to help me so mom dropped her off from their sleepover. (Boomer 'helping' by the way equals watching TV and tasting.)

After everything was cooked and packed. We drove across the street to Momma Boom's house to find THIS!!!!

My Mommy is fancy ya'll. Fresh flowers, and my great-grandmother's china. Fancy.

I actually didn't get any pictures of my glorious food, because as soon as it hit my plate I inhaled it. Good thing I wore leggings!

JJ actually joined the family for dinner which was nice for Boomer. And he took this gem.

I don't care you who you are....that is funny.

BTW I'm giving away some goodies along with some other fab ladies HERE today. So hurry. Go enter!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mommy Confessions: Sh*t Boomer says and Does

Hello Lovelies!

Yep....I'se been a baaaad blogger.

I can't help it. Between work, and the overall insanity that is the holiday's, I just don't have the energy or patience to even think about blogging.

But I'm going to do better.....I think.

Anyway, today I'm linking up with the fab Heather, and Megan for another addition of.....

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So over the past few weeks Boomer has presented me with a few gems I thought I's share.

We are a musical family. We sing, we dance, we listen to, and play and create music.

One of our favorite new songs to jam out to is this one

(Ok Ne-yo....I really love your music, but that has got to be the LOOOOOONGEST title for a song.)

Anyway we're jamming out to the music video while I was doing Boomer's hair for school. Ne-yo is soulfully crooning the chorus which goes something like this....

'....Girl let me love you, and I will love you, until you learn, to love yourself....'

And Boomer turns to me and says:

Boomer: 'Mommy, that silly. I already love myself, so I don't need him too. Yeah that's silly.'



Let's just hope all that awesome self loves makes it through middle school, high school, and college.

Then there was this....if you follow me on instagram chances are you saw what my sweet lil Boomer did to her Christmas tree.

'It looks like snow Momma!' powder as snow.

Can't really be upset because its creative....and smells good.

See ya'll tomorrow with a post to catch everyone up with what I've been up to. Because you're all so concerned.