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From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own heart. So, each ...
From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our own heart. So, each week, the born-and-bred California girl and editor-in-chief of LaurenConrad.com will share with us her insider secrets and personal musings. Plus, check out her visually stunning guest pinning here!
Since having my baby, I am up at 6 a.m. every morning. I feed my dogs while my husband, Ryan, makes us vanilla lattes. Then I read and respond to emails until my daughter, Liora, wakes up. I try to get in as much time as possible with her until I leave for my morning workout.
We make avocado toast with an egg for breakfast almost every morning. It’s absolutely delicious and it takes less than 5 minutes. Our toast gets really fancy when we get fresh eggs from Lauren’s mom's chickens. Yum.
I try to get a workout in before I begin working. I like to mix it up with spin classes, Pilates, running, and hiking. I usually try to recruit a friend to make the workout more fun! When our schedules allow, Lauren and I get together to hike and go over plans for The Little Market.
I get home from my workout around 9 so I can start working. I find that I am most productive (and least distracted) when I work out of my home office. To start work, I light one of our Little Market candles (the tropical scents are my new favorites) and put on a playlist by Jilly Hendrix. I get back to emails and review my to-do list so I can come up with a plan for the day.
Caitlin, The Little Market’s director of operations, has a newborn baby girl, so she has been working from home since she became a new mama. When we can’t work from the same place, we work together over the phone. I think it’s really important to be constantly touching base with your colleagues when you work remotely, even if it’s over the phone or Gchat.
Most days, I have some type of call before and/or after lunch. My favorite calls are video calls with potential or existing artisan partners. I love learning more about the amazing artisans we work with. It’s so much nicer to communicate with our artisan partners by video than by email.
I like to schedule lunch meetings whenever possible. Because I work from home, it’s really nice to get out of the house. I think spending time in person is really important, so I make an effort to meet up with people when I can. I highly recommend this for any other work-from-home girls out there! We started The Little Market because we believe women should support each other. I love to meet with other women to learn about their work and find ways to collaborate.
2 p.m.Most days, I spend a few hours working on product development. Right now, we're working on designs for new bracelets and woven bags from Guatemala. I love the collaborative process of designing new products with our artisan partners! We are constantly impressed by how talented and hardworking these women are.
6 p.m. I love to eat dinner around 6. Ryan cooks while I spend time with our daughter until she falls asleep. I really enjoy our nights at home as a family. Most nights, I end up back on my computer after dinner. I usually send off a few more emails before heading over to Pinterest. I love scrolling through Pinterest to find inspiration for traveling, recipes, and products for The Little Market.
9 p.m.I get in bed with Ryan and our dogs around 9. We like to talk or watch documentaries on Netflix until we fall asleep.
What does a typical day in your life look like?
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