Shawn Rabideau

Shawn discusses his web series, and Julie's smoking makeover.

on Mar 3, 2011

I'm so excited that each week you the viewer will get to learn a bit more about me, who I am, what I do and what make's Shawn…Shawn. It's the insiders look into my life.

The first part of the blog this week is my take on the premier webisode that can be seen right here on (editor's note: right here). Check back every week, and you'll learn even more about me…perhaps more than you ever wanted!

In my life it's often hard to separate work from home, because so often they intertwine. The biggest reason is that Michael and I live, work, play, and breathe together. It's not codependency as much as a business decision we made years ago. We agreed that we would work together and build the Shawn Rabideau "brand."

When it comes to business, we rarely make a decision without a democratic vote. We like to think of it as the check and balances of Shawn Rabideau Events and Design. Keep in mind the 50/50 split isn't always a good thing. I'm the creative; he's the business man. That combo is sure to clash at some point. One rarely understands the other. How we do it I'm not sure, but we do.

Shopping with Michael is like watching the comedy Grumpy Old Men. We often disagree, but find agreement in the disagreement. Some call it fighting, some call it b---hing…we call it conversation. I want something that Michael doesn't like, and he wants something I don't like. That's often the case when we shop. And how we ever come to a decision on anything still amazes me.

We were in the middle of our craziest event season (nine events in three weeks) trying to balance numerous events, decorating the office, and decorating our home for the holidays. Our excursion to the floral market was supposed to be relaxing and a moment to get out of the office and soak in the upcoming holiday season. Instead I turned it into a whirlwind of panic.