A Day in the Life of a mompreneur…


Hello lovelies!

Today, I thought I would share something a bit more personal on the blog.  Friends & acquaintances are always asking me, what is it like to have your own business and have a young baby at the same time?  I would describe it with two words: beautiful chaos!  Of course, I have days where I am either frustrated with the business, or with Miss E, or both, but I absolutely would not trade it for the world.  Every day is different – I face new challenges – both on the personal and professional side.  Here’s a little run down of what my typical day looks like:

7:30am – Miss E wakes up.  I hear babbling, giggling or a loud “Mama!” coming from her nursery

7:40am – 8:00am – Miss E drinks her milk while I get ready for the day.

8:00am – 8:30am – I feed Miss E her breakfast, and then let her down to play while I eat my own.

8:30am – 10:00am – I try to play with Miss E, while checking my morning emails at the same time.  Some days are more effective than others.

10:00am – Our nanny arrives – whew! I go down to my home office and officially start my work.

10:00am – 12:30pm – In addition to answering emails, I am either texting or calling Linda to discuss MIYU plans, issues, etc. that we will have to deal with that day.  Often, we are creating artwork for our own promos, planning events, talking product development, talking press strategy, etc.  Trust me, the list goes on and on!

12:30pm – Lunch break! I get to see Miss E for another half hour.

1:00pm – 6:00pm – More MIYU work.  I continue what I was doing in the morning.  I love the days when I get to work on creatives and don’t love the days when I’m bogged down by admin or accounting stuff – comes with owning your own business though, I guess!

6:00pm – Nanny leaves and I feed Miss E dinner.

6:30pm – 7:30pm – I spend some time playing with Miss E until the hubby gets home.

7:30pm – 8:00pm – The hubby and I eat dinner.

8:00pm – 8:30pm – We give Miss E a bath and put her to bed.

8:30pm – 9:00pm – We clean up after dinner and then shower.

9:00pm – 12:30am – Finally, I get some quiet time to get a bit more MIYU work done.  Often, I choose this time to communicate with some of our overseas suppliers/retailers, due to the time difference.  Linda tells me I get way too many “bright ideas” during this time at night – she is usually not impressed.

I must admit, I am constantly juggling between Miss E and MIYU and I am always feeling guilty when I’m spending my time and attention with one and not the other.  I suppose it’s natural to feel that way? My only hope is that one day, Miss E will grow up and understand why her mommy always needs to work and not blame me too bitterly.

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I hope all moms out there will also take the time to unplug, unwind and breathe.  We created our Sunday’s Well Spent kit specifically to help busy moms unwind.  You deserve it!

Are any of you juggling work and family life? How do you try to maintain work/life balance? I would love to hear your stories in the comments below!


May 5, 2015   0 Comments

Be Mom’s favorite with our Mother’s Day Giveaway


Hi lovelies,
Here’s a chance to be Mom’s favorite child this year with our Mother’s Day giveaway. Win a MIYU Beauty A Sunday Well Spent” kit, featuring our de-stress mi beauty tea + facial essence spray, a travel size mini essence, and a gorgeous “all laced up” iPhone 6 case (kit valued at $100); everything Mom needs to unplug & unwind! Disclosure: We can’t promise you won’t want to keep it for yourself, but don’t worry, we won’t tell!
Here’s how to enter:
1) Go to ahalife.com/miyu-beauty


3) Tell us how you de-stress in our comments section below.
Winner will be announced [15.04.29]. Good luck!


*contest open to US & Canadian residents only

April 21, 2015   13 Comments

Make it a MIYU Mother’s Day!


Hello Lovelies!


You probably don’t need to be reminded that Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but if you’re wondering what to get Mom this year, look no further.  MIYU Beauty’s revolutionary (part-serum-part facial mist) beauty essences offer the perfect at-home pampering for all well-deserved moms.


Not only is it “pretty in a bottle,” MIYU’s hydrate mi & de-stress mi essences are loaded with powerful Asian botanicals.  Use it to: prime the skin for moisturizer, act as a base for makeup, and/or address a specific lifestyle concern.


MIYU’s essences are always:

  1. Purse ready – meaning no glass, to avoid breakage
  2. Travel friendly – Our 80mL bottle allows you to carry it on board those, oh-so dry, airplanes
  3. Easy to apply with our convenient mist/spray applicator – perfect for Moms on the go!


MIYU’s beauty essences retail for $34 – 80 ml/ 2.7 fl. oz. but SHOP now during our exclusive, limited time only, Mother’s Day Sale and save 25% OFF all essences.  Simply enter MOTHERS25 at checkout.


Happy Shopping!





**Offer excludes kits and pairings. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Qualifying amount applies to merchandise only, not on applicable taxes, shipping and handling. Offer expires 11:59 pm EST, May 11, 2014. 

April 27, 2014   0 Comments

Celebrating MIYU Mothers Contest



Hi MIYU-ettes!


Mother’s Day is fast approaching!  To celebrate our fabulous MIYU Mothers, we’re giving away TWO hydrate mi (tea & essence) pairings.  One for mom & one for you!   To ENTER TO WIN go to our contest section on MIYU’s Facebook page and tell us why your mom deserves a little “mi” time.  Good luck!



Contest ends 11:59PM ET 05/02/14

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