Posted on Sat ,21/01/2012 by admin
The party was amazing. I think Sammy really enjoyed his birthday party. I’ve gotten a lot of comments from friends on facebook about how their kids are now at home, either finishing up their folders or playing spy with their parents. I love that it was that enjoyable that it followed them home.
I’ll be posting a blog soon on Karrah Flores Photography.
Posted on Fri ,20/01/2012 by admin
I do it to myself, you know. I LOVE planning parties and making up fun decorations and such. I get so into it, so involved in the process that by the night before the big event, I’m on the verge of getting burnt out. Luckily Sammy’s birthday party is traditionally in January and Ben’s is in August. Gives me over half a year to re-ignite my crafting fire.
This year I went a little crazy on the party planning. I have to blame all my wonderful clients for it. I’ve been shooting a lot of birthday parties and they are always done SO WELL. Now here is my thought process: “Hmmm, these people are throwing amazing parties and hiring me to photograph it. I can’t give MY kid a run of the mill birthday party now. That would just be so wrong on so many levels. PLUS…then I can BLOG about it.” I have said it before and I’ll say it again and again; I’m insane. Full time student, full time mom, full time wife, full time business owner, part time volunteer and still trying to have some time for myself so I don’t go postal. Hey, Karrah….how about on top of all your craziness, let’s just add crafter, designer, decorator and cook. This is probably why my house is always in some state of disorder.
Okay, now that I’ve ranted how stupid I am…..let’s take a moment to say how EXCITED I am for tomorrow. Leslie is making the cake, which I know will be amazing. I’ve created a few REALLY COOL games and activities for the kids, I’ve created amazing coloring pages for the kids’ folders and I have the decorations down pat. This party is going to be AWESOME! Plus I’m making my amazing seven layer dip. I even over achieve on that.
Really, when it comes down to it, this is for Sammy and his friends. I want them to have fun….as much fun as possible. I want them all to remember Sammy’s 7th Birthday Party at age 25 and talk about how cool it was. I can be so hard on him sometimes, but I hope he understands that I really love him so much and he deserves a party this awesome.
Now back to work. My to do list is not even close to done.
Posted on Sun ,01/01/2012 by admin
With kdmonk.com turning into our family website and karrahflores.com being my business site, I thought it would be a good idea to get back into blogging. This way I can really spill my guts here in a way that isn’t too terribly embarrassing to karrahflores.com.
I feel so unoriginal with my New Year’s Resolution. I want to get healthy. Like every other person on the face of the earth (except for those skinny people……curse you skinny people!!!). I’ve been trying for years, though without any real discipline or drive. Now that my husband weighs less than me, I can’t really stand it anymore. I must weigh less than him. It’s just not right.
This morning I started fresh. No more candy, no more ice cream, no more salty, fatty snacks. No more meat, no more fried foods. I’m not going raw or vegan, but definitely eating more a plant based diet. It worked for Sam, and yes, he’s a man….but I think if I commit myself to it, I can do it.
Here’s the hardest part though. I have 40 pounds to lose…..well, 41 to be exact. My goal is 145. You do the math. For my height and body size, it would still keep my BMI as overweight, but I want to be realistic, not insane. I’m going for healthy, not skinny.
Honesty is the best policy and here is where I will be honest with my struggle. I will be honest with my progress and failures. I will be honest about my success and hopefully this will become a story that inspires someone else to take control of their lives and their weight.
Here’s where we start….