Meet Petal San Gabriel

She had the best intentions for her family’s new bakery, but her busy schedule has kept Petal from focusing on the business, leaving it in disarray.

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Photo by   Marc Royce

Age: 36


Home: Walnut, California


Job: Bakery co-owner (with her husband) and executive assistant


Family: Married to Raymond, with three children, Aidan, 4, Gavin, 1, and Zara, 4 months


I’d describe myself as…
Exhausted but happy.


My perfect day is…
Having a dance party with the kids.


I’m a slacker when it comes to…
Housework, paperwork, and workouts. (Anything that involves work I try to stay away from, it seems!)


My makeup routine…

Is done in the car on the way to work, so how much I put on all depends on the traffic.


We save money by…
Being devoted Craigslisters. We buy everything from that website―toys for the boys, an “almost” new fridge when ours died recently, and even our car.


I exercise…
In my dreams.


My biggest challenge is…
Handling the business side of our bakery―finances, marketing, etc. I’ve been trying to create a spreadsheet for a year now.


One thing that’s currently on my to-do list―but might not get done―is…
E-mailing pictures of the kids to their grandparents.


One thing that’s on my to-do-one-day list is…
Go on vacation!