Archive for the ‘RAD’ Category

Buying beauty.

Posted 14 Oct 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are morons, RAD, retail therapy

No, this isn’t a post where I describe how I’m so excited to get my nose done or buy m’self some of those new fangled fake plastic boobies.

Today at Design Mom, she posted a link and image from Ballerina Project.

It’s no secret that I wish I was a ballerina, even at the ripe old age of 31. I still believe ballerinas are the full embodiment of beauty and grace.

I moseyed over to the Ballerina Project website and looked at every single photo in the collection.

And then I bought one.

“Dancing in the Rain”

I have no idea where I will put this in my house, but every time I look at it, it brings a smile to my face. I figure if a photograph or piece of art invokes any sort of emotion, it must be good.

Go ahead and check out the Ballerina Project yourself. Get lost in the images.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live: Check.

Posted 16 Sep 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, other people are awesome, paparazzi, RAD

Last night, the hubs, Abbers and I went to see Yo Gabba Gabba live. It was pretty freaking awesome if I do say so myself.

When it started, Abby didn’t really know what the hell was going on. She started crying and saying, “Go home, Mama! Go outside!” I just kept saying, “Hold on! I swear it’s going to be awesome in like, 10 seconds! Just hang in there!” And then it DID get awesome and then it was total awe and zoned-out staring and OMGTHISISTHECOOLESTTHINGEVER. I finally set her down in the aisle to dance and that’s when she was totally sold.

They took what seemed like the longest intermission EVAR (which in reality was like, 20 minutes) and the whole time, Abby kept asking, “More Gabba Gabba? More?!”  And when it finally came back on she was a dancing, smiling lady. I don’t think she’s ever had more fun. In the bath later in the evening, she played with her Yo Gabba Gabba tub toys and yelled “YO GABBA GABBA LIVE!!!”  for the duration of her bath.

Highlights of the evening (for me, of course) included seeing LESLIE HALL (love her), Biz Markie & Biz’s beat of the day, realizing I knew the words to EVERY SINGLE SONG, and last but definitely not least, finally meeting my internet friend Melissa. We’ve been web-pals since The Bump and had our chit’lins within days of each other. We live like, 15 miles away from each other? Never ONCE have we met. We got to meet each other’s families and I finally got to meet her adorable daughter Olive (that name was on my list. The hubs said no. LOVE. THAT. NAME). I’m so SO glad we finally met. It’s time for playdates and little girl friendships. STAT. And maybe our kids can hang out together too.

Here’s a few pictures from last night and your pal and mine, Instagram.

Abby & her "DJ Lance" glasses.

Olive & Abby

 

"MOM. BROBEE IS ON THE STAGE. PAY ATTENTION."

Leslie Hall. In all her glitter glory.

Yay Interwebs!!

Oh hey. I went to BlogHer. A MONTH AGO.

Posted 10 Sep 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, I am awesome, other people are awesome, paparazzi, RAD

(Yeah. I don’t need to tell you that I’m really sucking at this blogging thing right now. But I’m not going to apologize. Sometimes life happens and I just need to go away for a bit and then come back and be like WHAT’S UP BITCHES and it’s like nothing happened. Right? RIGHT.)

Anyway. My post about my BlogHer experience became a casualty of my unannounced blogging break. And now it’s a month later and I don’t really remember all the awesome things I wanted to write about.

Mostly though, it boils down to this. BlogHer is what you make it. I had SO MUCH FUN with my ladies. I love them all. There is no doubt in that. And I miss them terribly. I’m secretly hoping that Florida and Washington state have weird earthquake like-thingys that mysteriously drag them to the midwest. And then I will be complete.

If next year happens for me, I might just be buying an expo & party pass. Because let’s be honest. That’s what I’m good at. (I rocked the expo particularly well this year. Yes, this is foreshadowing for a future post.) Not to mention Mandy and I made the Sparklecorn video for a second year in a row. (Check 1:53 & 2:22 specifically for yours truly.) We defaced the cake this year like the first time. But even better.

Anyway. BlogHer in photos. It was the highlight of my August.

 

If you’ll just look up my sleeve…

Posted 21 Jul 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, I am awesome, motherhood, other people are awesome, RAD

…you’ll see one of the things I’ve been “keeping a secret” around here…

I’m a contributor at a new site called “Liberating Working Moms!” Loverly Tracy (formerly of Mommyhood at Thirty fame) approached me a while ago about the idea for the site and I was excited from the beginning.

Liberating Working Moms: One Voice at a Time was founded by Tracy who wanted a place to commiserate with other working mommas. Ultimately, we are a group of moms, trying to get the word out about all the trepidations and rewards that come with being a working momma. It’s liberating to share our journeys of figuring out what works, what doesn’t, and what’s simply best for right now. Though the guise of this blog is under the working momma category, we hope that all moms will find something to read. Because really, all moms are moms. We all struggle. We all have rewards. We all need some advice. And we all have antics to tell about.

So come join our community: Liberating Working Moms: One Voice at a Time. Read about who we are. Subscribe to our feed to get up to date postings. Follow us on Twitter. And join in our antics on Facebook.

**Today my post (originally published on Blogged Bliss) titled “Where Separation Anxiety Meets Mommy Anxiety” is the featured post. Boo-ya.

What to do in my free time…

Posted 06 Jul 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs, LadyCave, RAD, retail therapy

(And by “free time,” of course I’m eluding to the hour I have after Abby goes to bed and when I go to bed every night.)

So, Summer’s nearly half over. Go ahead and punch me in the e-face for saying that. I just did. Regardless, this means a few things:

  • BlogHer is less than a month away and I haven’t ordered business cards yet, procured an outfit fit for SparkleCorn or had my third mental break about how HOLY CRAP IT’S LESS THAN A MONTH BEFORE I SEE ALL MY FAVORITE BLOGGY FRIENDS.
  • I haven’t gotten ANYTHING done on the house that I was hoping to. (This includes but is not limited to painting our bedroom & putting up curtains or painting the exterior of the house. Or planting flowers. Or getting rid of that damn dog kennel.)
  • It finally just got nice out. And summer is almost over. (Go ahead and punch me again.)

Anyway, since I clearly have nothing else to do-slash-worry about, I’ve decided to add a few other endeavors to my never-ending to-do list. Two of which I don’t want to talk about yet lest I jinx myself and then they don’t happen because I’m SUPER excited about both of them (stay tuned). HOWEVER, the one I can talk about is this:

I plan on creating a LADYCAVE in my attic space.

No, that was not innuendo. As much as it sounded like it was. Maybe we should just pretend it was innuendo because it’s funnier that way.

Right now we have a full finished atticspace that is currently functioning as a spare bedroom/dumping ground for old baby clothes & gear/dumping ground for my purses, doll collection…

Okay – it’s just a dumping ground with a bed, desk & dressers that is totally not working for me.

I really want to create a space where I can disappear to if I need to write a blog post, or load picture to the laptop from the camera, or just relax for some “alone” time. In 18 years when Abby’s out of the house. Hopefully.

SO. I’ve armed myself with a new subscription to House Beautiful magazine and a new pinboard on Pinterest, titled LadyCave.

I’m super serious about making this happen. Well, as serious as I am about painting our bedroom and getting rid of that dog kennel. BUT I’M FOR SERIOUS. I will make this change happen. I’m sure IKEA will be my muse.

Anyone see anything awesome I need to pin? Let me know.

 

(oh, and a post with pictures from the weekend and one of the new ink to come. PROMISE.)