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The Balancing Act, Juggling Biz, Family, and Retail Therapy


Well today I finally stepped off the plank. I’ve been procrastinating writing my first blog for months now. But here I am sitting 30,000 miles above Colorado, flying to Park City with part of my team to visit friends and do some training, and decided what the hell do I have to lose. So here I go!
I would say that I have a lot going on, more than most women I know, but I welcome that. I own two designer clothing boutiques, a bar, participate in an MLM and have two children, 2 1/2 and 7. Of which both are going on 30….old souls as they say. And a handsome husband that’s very successful in his own thing. So no, there isn’t any time at all to be blogging, but hey, life is short so do what you can in the 25th hour! What is that you ask? That’s the hour in the morning where my brain works triple time and my body actually keeps up with it. It is in that hour that I’m most creative, the time when lists get checked off, calls get made, new ideas for my businesses are birthed and when a little editing gets done in my memoir. If I am truly present in this hour of power my productivity can triple! So try and find your hour of power and don’t let anyone disrupt it, it can help you make leaps in life, love and prosperity.
So I’m pretty sure most of my friends think I’m nuts, but I’m okay with that. Not because I’m crazy, I’m about the most down to earth gal you’ll ever meet, but more so because of all the challenges I’ve taken on in the last 5 years. Yes, I’ve got a lot on my plate, def more than I can chew, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I think this year it will all come to fruition, I know with hard work and dedication success is the only option…
My typical day looks like this: Running from appt to appt, redoing wine lists for the bar and restaurant, finding cool new lines for my boutiques, participating in school events for my kids, having lunch with girlfriends, fitting in a 1 1/2 hour workout every day and making sure my family eats as organically as possible! Still my favorite part of the day is playing with my darling kids and hub and unwinding from all of the crazy beautiful mess of my life.
Yesterday I carved out an hour for a mommy and me nail appointment with Sloane, my 2 1/2 year old. She’s a diva in training and loves loves loves her nails done. It’s her favorite thing ever, and she spends the entire first 45 mintues while I’m getting my nails done rearranging the OPI nail polishes, picking out the prettiest ones. She is by far their youngest client so she really lights up the room when she is there. When I opened the door to get her out of the car (she was dressed as Minnie Mouse) she was holding an opened tampax (Not sure where she got that.) She picked it up and asked me if it made me feel better…LOL.. I said “yes” and she asked me “how Mommy?” Not ready to explain the birds and the bees to her just quite yet I said. “It’s a tear catcher honey!” And I held it up to the corner of my eye and pretended to sob which helped to cover up my laughter. With that she believed me 100% and took her “tear catcher” and used it on herself…..”I feel better now Mommy.” She smiled at me with those big baby blues, even with a tampax in her eye, what’s not to love….

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I'm a entrapeneur, working-mom, fashionista, health freak and go-to-girl. I tell it like it is. I blog about family life, diet and exercise, traveling and fashion while raising a beautiful family and learning to laugh at the many twists and turns my daily life gives birth to....I'm also turning 40 nine months from today... let's see how this journey goes.

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  1. Hi Shannon! Welcome to blogging! I’ve had one on LiveJournal now since 2005, and it’s a great way to look back on your life. I would love to have a hard copy of my journal/blog, but I’m not sure how I’d get 5 years printed out realistically! Sorry I missed your shindig this past Monday; I forgot Eva had a dentist appointment at Dr. Parks at 11am. Have fun in Utah. 🙂


    • I didn’t know, I’ll have to check it out, that’s great. I cancelled my shindig until my handscanner gets here. I’ll let you know when it’s rescheduled.


  2. I can’t wait to read the update with all the little travel snafu you and the girls are having….


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