A Day in the Life with Jessica Smart

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My name is Jessica Smart and I started The Littles Life blog a little over a year ago in the hopes that others would be just as curious about the people behind some of the incredibly talented small shops and businesses that I’d found through Instagram. I’ve made so many wonderful connections and friendships throughout the past couple of years because of my initial interest in a product or shop that I’d accidentally stumble upon while on Instagram.

I became fascinated with talented business owners after striking up conversations and learned that I really enjoyed getting to know these people! They all have a story and most of them started with a dream, no money, and sometimes hardly even a vision. Just a passion and a talent and the hope that others would find their shop, love their product, and want to support them.

Blogger

So many of their stories I’ve found to be inspiring and it has made me want to share with others!  At the same time I was getting asked by friends, family, and even strangers where I’d found such cool and unique things. I’m talking purses, sandals, moccasins, t-shirts (adults and kids alike), hair bows, prints, mugs, leggings, jewelry…the list goes on and on! After being encouraged by shop owners and friends, I finally decided I’d put myself out there and give this whole blog thing a try and man, I’m so glad I did!

In addition to sharing shops and shop owners, I sometimes like to share a piece of my everyday life. Sharing real life as a busy mom with others who can relate is really and truly amazing! There’s so much support and love that goes around just by opening up and sharing a piece of who you are with others. I know I enjoy getting to know so many lovely people in the Instagram/blog community so I truly try to give others a glimpse of our everyday adventures as well. I’m a real person, (with a real family, with real struggles) who desires to search for the joy and wonder in ordinary, everyday life moments.

Blogger Family

Costco Family

When I’m not blogging (usually on my bed with a cup of coffee), I’m taking care of my three children (ages 9,6, & 4) who all have their own activities and schedules as well! In addition to that, I’m a part-time dance teacher at a studio not far from my house. I also nanny my 7mo old nephew part-time. Needless to say, it takes a lot of serious intentional effort to stay organized these days.

Weekly Planner

Mostly because I’m naturally a “free bird” and organization is not my forte. I like to fly be the seat of my pants and have no schedule, but you and I both know I’m not 5 anymore (darn). This is where idieh design has been a life saver for me! The Let’s Do This Weekly Desktop Planner has proven to be a total game changer! Each day of the week has a big enough space for me to jot down all my goals and plans for the day. No more tiny square to work with… too limiting. And how cute is this Brain Dump Notepad?? I had to have it! I literally have to purge my thoughts onto paper because I’ll be honest, they are fleeting and gone with the wind and writing on paper for me is way better than a list on my phone. Who doesn’t love a good “check” when a task on the list has been completed anyways?

To-do Checklist

Another serious favorite is my personalized black and white notebook!! I may have squealed a tad when I saw it in person. It’s the first thing I’ve ever had my logo physically printed on! I love it and of course I write everything having to do with my goals and visions as a lifestyle blogger. I do have a desk by the way, but since this is “real life” I’m giving you here, I’ll tell you I rarely use it! My bed is my favorite even if there’s a tiny person in it me 🙂

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