A Day in the Life of... Ashlina Kaposta

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF  @ASHLINAKAPOSTA

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF @ASHLINAKAPOSTA

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Meet Lady/Mom Boss, Ashlina Kaposta aka The Decorista , designer, author, podcast host, blogger, jewelry maker… you name it, she does it. Her constant hustle makes Ashlina one of Team HOTELette’s biggest inspirations (not to mention champions!). We’re constantly inspired by her honesty, passion and enthusiasm. We know you will be, too.

WE’RE SO EXCITED TO CATCH UP WITH YOU! LET’S GET RIGHT TO IT... WHAT’S YOUR OFFICIAL JOB TITLE? OH MAN, CEO OF ASHLINA INC. LOL, INTERIOR & JEWELRY DESIGNER, AUTHOR, PODCASTER, FOUNDER OF BLISSFUL LIVING, CO. & FULL TIME MOM. LIFE AS A MOM & CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR IS INCREDIBLY FULL AND HECTIC, BUT I WANT BOTH AND I TRULY BELIEVE YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?  MCALLEN, TX.


WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY LIVING? I SPLIT MY TIME BETWEEN HOUSTON, TX & AUSTIN, TX SPECIFICALLY LAKEWAY, TX, WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THE LAKE.

WHERE AND WHAT DID YOU STUDY IN COLLEGE? INTERIOR DESIGN AT The University OF Houston. Although I MINORED IN ART HISTORY BUT I FIND IT MORE RELEVANT TO NOTE THAT I GOT MY EDUCATION WORKING AT JF CHEN IN LOS ANGELES & STUDIED DESIGN UNDER WOODSON & RUMMERFIELD. I ALSO LEARNED EVERYTHING ENTREPRENEURIAL FROM WORKING WITH VARIOUS BUSINESS COACHES WHILE IN LIVING MANHATTAN.

WHAT TIME DO YOU NORMALLY WAKE UP DURING THE WEEK? ITS ALL OVER THE PLACE, I WAKE UP WHEN MY BABY WAKES UP, RIGHT NOW ITS AROUND 7:30 AM.

DO YOU EXERCISE?  IF SO, WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WORKOUT? I WISH. I MISS WORKING OUT. MY CURRENT WORK OUT IS CHASING AROUND MY 9 MONTH OLD AND STROLLER WALKS AROUND THE PARK.

SO... LET’S DIVE INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE. WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY-IN-THE-LIFE OF ASHLINA LOOK LIKE?
7:30-8:00 WAKE UP WITH MY BABY, HIS MORNING IS PRIORITY AROUND HERE. WHILE I AM FEEDING HIM, WE OPEN THE CURTAINS, LOOK OUT ON THE VIEW AND I SAY TO HIM 'LOOK ROMAN, ITS A BEAUTIFUL DAY' AND I TELL HIM A TON OF POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS. I DO THIS FOR BOTH OF US. IM VERY MINDFUL ABOUT MY MORNINGS AND I REALLY STRIVE TO BE A MINDFUL MOM. I WANT US BOTH TO THRIVE.

8:00-9:30 ROMANS PLAYTIME. I GET READY FOR MY DAY & DO THE WHOLE MORNING ROUTINE. COFFEE, WASH FACE, GET DRESSED, ETC. DURING THIS TIME I ALSO LISTEN TO PODCASTS & MEDITATION MUSIC. IT SETS THE TONE FOR THE DAY. I USE THE APPLE EARPODS BECAUSE MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE IS ON IN ROMANS PLAYROOM AND I LIKE HIM TO ENJOY IT.

9:30-11:00 BOSS TIME. ROMAN IS DOWN FOR HIS NAP SO THIS IS WHEN I GET SH#T! DONE. I START WITH MY PLANNER, CREATING LISTS, WRITING DOWN PLANS. THEN I DIVE INTO WHAT I HAVE THAT DAY. EMAILS, NEWSLETTERS, RECORDING PODCASTS, BLOG POSTS, ETC. I GIVE EACH DAY OF THE WEEK A SPECIFIC TASK (MONDAY-NEWSLETTERS, TUESDAY-BLOG POSTS, ETC) THIS MAKES THINGS VERY ROUTINE AND CLEAR SO I CAN MAKE SURE I FOCUS ALL MY ATTENTION ON SPECIFIC TASKS.

11:00-2:00 MOM TIME. I AM FULLY FOCUSED ON BEING A MOM, WHETHER WE PLAY AT HOME OR HAVE OTHER MOM BABY DATES, THIS IS THAT TIME.

2:00-3:30 ME TIME. THIS IS ANOTHER NAP TIME WHERE I GET THINGS DONE. HERE I FINALLY REMEMBER TO EAT, I ALSO USE THIS TIME TO PACK UP PACKAGES FOR MY ONLINE SHOP, ETC. I REALLY GET TO TACKLE MY TO DO LISTS DURING THIS TIME. PLACING ORDERS, MAKING APPOINTMENTS, PHONE CALLS, ETC.

3:30-6:30 MOMMY & ME TIME. THIS IS FUN TIME I TAKE ROMAN FOR LONG WALKS AND WE GO SHOPPING, OUT FOR COFFEE OR I WILL GO GET INSPIRATION SOMEWHERE. WE LIKE TO BE OUT AND ABOUT TOGETHER AND I ALWAYS KEEP MYSELF OPEN TO INSPIRATION AND IDEAS.

6:30-8:30 FAMILY TIME. WE GET ROMAN TO BATH & BED, I MAKE DINNER FOR JARED & ME.

8:30- THIS IS TRULY WERE I GET A LOT OF WORK DONE. I WRITE IN MY JOURNAL, COME UP WITH IDEAS FOR BLOG POSTS, PODCASTS, ETC AND MAKE JEWELRY. MY EVENINGS ARE TRULY WHEN I CREATIVELY NOURISH MYSELF AND I LOVE IT.

SOUNDS JAM-PACKED. WHAT DESIGNERS DO YOU ADMIRE? I LOVE SO MANY CREATIVES… IT'S INSANE HOW INSPIRING I FIND OTHERS TO BE. For, FASHION: EVERYTHING CHANEL DOES, KANYE WEST, VERONICA BEARD… For INTERIORS: AXEL VERVOORDT IS GENUIS. I ALSO LOVE THE RYAN'S. RYAN KORBAN (NYC) & RYAN SAGHIAN (LA)… For JEWELRY: ALEXIS BITTAR IS MY FAVORITE.

AND FINALLY, OUR FAVORITE QUESTION… WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR OTHER ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS? GET YOUR MINDSET RIGHT. LEARN HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR INTUITION. MAKE VISION BOARDS FOR EVERYTHING. YOU CAN MANIFEST ANYTHING YOU WANT.