As you all know by now, this month’s theme here on LaurenConrad.com is Ask Me Anything August. This theme is exciting because we see it as a fun excuse reach out to amazing women we admire (and are lucky enough to call friends) and, well, ask them anything we want! Between Anna’s Ladies Who Laptop features and our Q&A posts, we’ve been enjoying learning a little more about the amazing women we work with. Today we’re catching up with our good friend and #girlboss, Hannah of The Little Market. When it came time to ask her anything, we really wanted to know what a day in her life looked like. So she told us…and it’s pretty interesting. Take a peek at the timeline below to see a day in the life of one of Lauren’s best friends and business partners, Hannah Skvarla…
One of my favorite parts about working at The Little Market is that every day is different. Some days I work from home, some days I work on location for our product photo shoots, some days I work from our warehouse, and some days I travel to meet with artisans. Because everyday is so different, I try to stick to some sort of routine. Here it is!
Since having my baby, I am up at 6am every morning. I feed my dogs and 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 to make. 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 my work day. 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 her 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 touch base with your colleagues when you’re 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, too! 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.
Most days I spend a few hours working on product development. Right now we are 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.
We take photos of our products every week, so I spend time editing, taking, and planning photos every day. Getting all of the elements together to take a beautiful photo requires a lot of planning!
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. And 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.
I get in bed with Ryan and our dogs around 9. We like to talk or watch documentaries on Netflix until we fall asleep.
Pretty interesting right? Hannah told us that mapping out a “typical day” for her was harder than she had expected because when you work for yourself, every day is different. There is no “typical day.” We feel you on that one, Hannah!
What does a typical day in your life look like?
Stay tuned—we’ve asked Maura of Paper Crown the same question and we’ll be sharing a day in her life here on the blog next week!
XO Team LC