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Kara 🎉Fabulistas Blog o' Fun  Jamming fun into mom life since 2011. 😎 Making a fool of yourself, OTT Mom fashion & read-a-thons, highly encouraged. 🎉👌🏼

It’s just non-stop glamour around here, you guys. 😎 #movinglifeisthemostglamorouslife

There is nothing I like better than a dramatic entrance so since I’ve been gone for a bit I thought I would show up, shower 😳(wait, what?), throw on some virtual Madonna, and come to you from, bum, bum, bum, French Laundry! Omg, what, right?!? Bam! And she’s back. 😂 Love you guys. Oh, and also don’t wear purple underwear with a white dress because, you know, YOU CAN SEE IT. Not that I’m telling you this for any reason. Seriously. Just helpful advice for the future. 😂🙄#keepitclassykara

Omg, you guys, I am FEELING ALL THE FEELS. We have finally made what feels like an epic decision and are moving back to Denver! Ahhhhhh! Wah!! Yippee! Boooo!! 😭😳😬😱😍I am over the moon because we’ll be close to our family and best friends and will have help and our kids will grow up with family around and they can all ski and mountain bike while I complain about the cold. But we’re also leaving friends that are like family and amazing weather and big opportunities and the place we started and grew our family and did I mention how much I hate the cold?!? 🙄 We’ve been so lucky to have landed in a place that immediately felt like home where we could grow into the people we wanted to be, but now it feels time to go back to the place we have never stopped calling home. I’m feeling so mixed up about it all, but underneath I know it’s absolutely the right decision, even though I’m terrified of the amount of Patagonia in my near future. 😜 No, seriously. I’m really worried about it. Send @shopbando ASAP. 😂

Happy Easter from our sugar high family to yours. 🐣🐰🍬🍭 (PS - You should probably go buy this dress immediately @targetstyle because it goes with everything and looks smashing - can’t tell I ate pie and cake and cream puffs! - and it’s all you’ll ever see me in again.😂) Happpppyyy Easssster!!!

I’m a big believer in birthdays because, duh, we’re all awesome and that should be CELEBRATED. Also, friends bringing you homemade pie, birthday sashes and crowns, and presents isn’t all bad either. 😂💖🎊🎁 Here’s to 43, baby!! 💃🏻

Let's do this thing. 👊🏼😂💃🏻👊🏼 ⠀

(I have a new site launching this week - ACK! What are you working on you’re excited about?!?)⠀

Because, pinky swear, mine is way worse and I’d totally invite you in (see my Story Highlights for proof 😂💃🏻👊🏼).

My shirt should say LUCKIEST PERSON EVER because I am. You guys are seriously the best. I get so nervous about posting about vulnerable things and then you all rise up and remind me that we are never alone (even if our brain is being a stinker and telling us we are), but there’s support and love right there if we’re brave enough to reach out. So, THANK YOU. It made a huge difference. ❤️ In other news, who knew these green shoes would be the most versatile in my closet? I was looking for a nod to the leprechauns and THERE THEY WERE. 😂🍀🍀🍀Happy Sunday, you guys, and ❤️💖❤️💖.

I think of my depression as a cliff that I walk along side. Most of the time it’s at a safe distance - I’m on the trail next to it, aware it’s there, but not overly concerned. Occasionally I’ll go and frolic in the meadow and the idea it even exists feels foreign and ridiculous to me. And then, seemingly without warning, I’ll be at the edge, frantically grabbing at everything I can to hold me up, keep me steady, don’t let me fall too far. For the past few months, I’ve been having all night dance parties in the meadow and, if I’m honest, I got cavalier. I stopped doing the things I know keep me healthy because, even though my mouth was saying this is something I will always carry with me and need to maintain, I was secretly pretty sure I’d beaten it. ⠀⠀
Um, I haven’t. ⠀⠀
It’s been a long two weeks of rawness, shutting down, and getting through, which is not how I want to be living. I’ve been here many times before though and, even though I always fear I’ve fallen in too deep this time and this is my new normal, it always lifts and I find my way back out and before you know it, I’m all “Making peanut butter sandwiches was exhausting?!? I can make 47 right now with my eyes closed while doing the can-can!” ⠀⠀
On the plus side, I know now, unequivocally, what I’ve been doing to stay healthy is actually working, which feels highly motivating and makes me less devastated about my significant pizza losses. Because, trust me, my feelings towards pizza are deep and real, but not worth a trip to the bottom. ⠀⠀
You guys, regardless of where you are - firmly on the path, partying in the meadow, looking up at us from the bottom - know it’s okay and you’re okay and this too shall pass. ❤️❤️❤️And, future Kara, I know the pizza looks good but, um, 👆🏼.

No biggie, but this is my life now.* *(This is a lie. I’m currently stuck at the airport while my flight keeps getting delayed and I probably live here now. But this was my life yesterday so that totally counts, right?) Happy Sunday!! (Updated: Um, it’s Thursday. So I have no idea which way is up and will probably just lay on the floor and take a nap. 😂😂😂 Happy Whatever Day!)

I’m always on the fence if I should go to conferences - it’s a lot of money and work and then there are the kids, blah, blah - and then I’m always so happy I made it happen! It feels so good to be around people who get what you do and don’t immediately fall asleep when they hear the words SEO optimization (see? I just lost half of you). Plus, I get to wear fun clothes, and eat out, and go to the bathroom by myself. Things are HAPPENING around here, folks! 💃🏻🕺😂 Do you have any conferences or getaways planned? I feel like I need to get another couple on the books! 📷: the lovely @christinamcneill

Reno! The kids have the week off of school and the hubs is out of town and I knew if we stayed at home it would be cleaning all day, every day 🙄 so I packed us up and took us to Reno. And it’s been a blast! I didn’t really have a plan outside of thrift a bit, but we’ve managed to hit some adorable places (@homagereno for pasteries, @babcafe2017 for Korean bab), hit some excellent thrifting (@junkeereno and Antiques and Treasures) and also managed to rock climb and hit the Kids’ Discovery Museum and, holy crap, no wonder I’m exhausted. 😂 Anyone else know Reno? We have tomorrow morning and I was going to head to @thebasementreno but let me know if there’s somewhere else I need to hit! And any of you into traveling solo with the kids? I gotta say it’s pretty special. 💖

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