Welcome to The Days of Our Lives. A new series where we’ll meet some fascinating and creative folk and take a look at what their typical day holds. Far from being about the mundane, this is a celebration of what it takes to juggle the day-to-day with big ideas, a successful business and a gloriously full home life. It’s about keeping all the balls in the air – what is important and what isn’t. It’s about (extra)ordinary moments that fill our every day.
Let me introduce you to Jacqueline Evans. She is a naturopath, nutritionist and mama to two beautiful girls. She also has a range of regenerative skin care products that have been formulated using naturopathic principles and only the purest and highest grade natural and organic ingredients. It’s also one damn fine good looking range – which just proves beauty comes from the inside out!
Here’s what a typical day looks like for Jacqueline and proof that when it comes to health and well being, she doesn’t just talk the talk…she walks the walk.
Wake to sounds of 3yr old (Abbie) and 11month old (Georgina) daughters stirring, and then Abbie jumping on bed planting a big kiss on my forehead.
Make breakfasts for family. Kids and husband creamy quinoa porridge with banana or eggs and bacon, and for me a Green Smoothie (banana, kale, frozen berries, chia seeds and water).
Scan emails and social media while sipping Rooibos Tea.
Get girls dressed and drop-off to kinder
Check todays ‘To Do List’. Production meeting with web designer regarding our new website – can not wait! It will be a one stop site with everything you need to know about natural skin care, our online shop and our blog which will include hints, tips and information on how to achieve and maintain a healthy life and my favourite (family friendly) wholefood and healthy recipes. Did I mention I can not wait?!
Into the lab to manufacture products. We use only the purest and highest grade natural and certified organic ingredients and continue to research and scientifically test every ingredient to make sure it is both safe and effective. Today we are formulating products for our newest stockists HUSK.
Lunch. Throw together a quick salad of spinach leaves, celery, chickpeas and haloumi. Sip on Peppermint Tea.
Reply to emails, online orders and brief chat to PR, The Project Agency about what’s on the horizon.
Review latest scientific papers on adult acne for article I am writing on how to manage adult acne using nutrition, lifestyle and natural skin care. Get a little sidetracked looking at recipe blogs……
Meet our stylist to install a Jacqueline Evans window display at our new stockist, The Lab Perfumery, Carlton.
Back in the lab to package customer orders and wait for courier to pick up larger deliveries for stockists.
Off to the post office to deliver customer orders
Pick up kids and drive home singing along to The Wiggles
Walk up to the park for a play with the kids
Dinner. More than likely a healthy combination of protein and vegetables.
Read stories to kids and tuck them into bed. Ahhhhhhh, they are so beautiful when they sleep!
Take a Pilates class. I need to exercise in some way everyday.
Skype with Macau regarding our distribution across Asia.
Formulate recipes for new products, research formulations and ingredients, whilst sipping Chamomile Tea, and thoroughly enjoying a piece of dark chocolate.
Check todays To Do List. Always more to do tomorrow. Bed. Fast asleep as soon as I hit the pillow.