Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"H" is for Help...

Alot of people ask me - "how do you fit everything in?" That, my friends, is a great question! I do work full time in downtown Seattle. I have two kids, a husband (who is the same as a kid) and a exchange student from China. I have all the same responsibilities as everyone else, and as you know I fit in a couple hours of work outs just about everyday plus training for my marathon which takes many hours. Since family time is a requirement -the first thing to go is sleep...who needs it anyway right?

Here's the real answer though. I have HELP. My mom and my mother-in-law help me a ton with my kids. With the kids come the parties, play dates, cub scouts... Ask anyone - I used to throw phenomenal parties for my kids with handmade invites, gorgeous cupcakes and fantastic goodie bags. These days...I have HELP. The cookie at the top of this post was made by my friend Rachelle Chavez at Sugar me Sweets (check her out on Facebook). They were delicious! She packaged them adorably and they were a huge hit!

Last year, for my sons 7th birthday - my friends at made these invites -

I think they turned out perfectly and even though it cost me a little more money - it freed up the time I needed to be with my family.

It was hard at first for me to let go of these kind of details. I love to throw extravagant parties. I love to spoil my kids and their friends. But I have to pick my things. Thank goodness for all you creative people who help make my life easier! What would I do without you???


  1. Lovin those cookies. Adorable.
    I don't know how you do all that either. Even with help.
    and yes....sleep is well overrated!

    Have a great evening!

  2. Weren't there some other handmade invites someone else made you? It's cool following your journey. Seems like you are really enjoying life. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Robert - YES! I just don't have any to put pictures up on my blog. I asked my sister if she still had one of the Thank you notes - but they are gone. :)