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A Day in the Life of a Home-based business

A day with Kim Baum - Part 2

Kim runs two businesses:  DeAngelo Ground Maintenance in Arvada and she is also a Melaleuca advocate from her home in Elizabeth.  You can see from A Day in the Life on a Ranch, Kim's a busy woman who is managing a ranch, two businesses, taking care of her young teen son, and caring for her 85 your old mother full time.  Kim attends meetings, goes to doctor's appointments, joins conference calls, manages the books for her husband's carpentry business, and takes care of her horses.  She has  a young protogee, Beth, who is learning roping from Kim, joins them for Sunday roping and dinner, and is also learning the Melaeuca business.  Kim couldn't be a better mentor and friend.

Two women mirroring each other while looking at their phones Two women by a roping dummy, one is in the middle of a toss Woman roping a dummy steer

In this series, Kim is preparing for her "bucket challenge" where she offered a month's supply of Melaleuca cleaning supplies for free to anyone willing to trade in their toxic cleaners for the all natural cleaners from Melaleuca for a month.  Kim and Beth participated in an hour long team conference call where they talk about sales motivation and strategy, and then she went to the school to offer cleaning products to some of the teachers to use in their classrooms.  As a shameless plug for Kim, if you are interested in trying the bucket challenge, you can contact Kim at thebaum16@yahoo.com or 303-810-2287

Two women at opposite sides of a home office. Above shot of two women working side by side at a table doing paperwork. Two women side by side on cellphones at a table. Woman doing paperwork next to an open laptop. Two women filling plastic bottles in a kitchen. Woman holding a cell phone in front of her with a disgusted look on her face. Artistic angle of clear plastic bottles and woman grabbing them. Stovetop covered with empty plstic bottles while two women prepare to fill them. Two women filling bottles. Women loading boxes on the floor.

Woman on the phone while holding a pile of laundry. Woman in a classroom  holding samples. Woman waits in a hallway.

Willy is a documentary photographer in Denver, CO.  Check out more Day in the Life Photography sessions.

A Day in the Life of a Designer

I recently embarked on a documentary photography project featuring women in their workday.  Being myself a mom, wife, entrepreneur, friend, cook, and chauffeur, I feel like I want to celebrate the sometimes wonderful, sometimes remarkable, sometimes ordinary, and always beautiful lives of my fellow women. In this case it is a day in the life of a designer - Kellie Lansberry of Inspired by Design.  I was struck first by how her phone is a like a barnacle attached to her ear.  It is never ending: incoming calls and texts from clients, employees, contractors, suppliers, friends, and Tinder.  Yes, Tinder, a single girl has to juggle her love life, too.  Kellie's day began with training her new assistant and progressed to driving around to different show rooms and warehouses, grabbing samples, ordering supplies, picking up materials.  Between phone calls she stopped at Starbucks twice, flirted with clerks, and juggled last minute changes from a client.   Kellie came up with inventive solutions working with her vendors to create answers to surprise problems.  At the end of the day she had a final walk-through of her gorgeous remodel in The Preserve.   Her day wound down with a great deal of puppy love.  If you would like to see more of the photos of Kellie's finished remodel in The Preserve, check them out on her Facebook page.

A Day in the Life of a designer - kellie at her desk
A Day in the Life of a designer - kellie at her desk
A Day in the Life of a designer - kellie at desk getting dog kiss
A Day in the Life of a designer - kellie at desk getting dog kiss
A Day in the Life of a designer - kellie at starbucks drive through
A Day in the Life of a designer - kellie at starbucks drive through
A Day in the Life of a designer- talking to sales guy at lighting store
A Day in the Life of a designer- talking to sales guy at lighting store
A Day in the Life of a designer - choosing flooring
A Day in the Life of a designer - choosing flooring
A Day in the Life of a designer - selecting sink finish
A Day in the Life of a designer - selecting sink finish
A Day in the Life of a designer - checking an invoice
A Day in the Life of a designer - checking an invoice
A Day in the Life of a designer - picking hardware
A Day in the Life of a designer - picking hardware
A Day in the Life of a designer - showing client tile
A Day in the Life of a designer - showing client tile
A Day in the Life of a designer - unloading tile
A Day in the Life of a designer - unloading tile
A Day in the Life of a designer - unloading tile car point of view
A Day in the Life of a designer - unloading tile car point of view
A Day in the Life of a designer - talking to client
A Day in the Life of a designer - talking to client
A Day in the Life of a designern - talking to client 2
A Day in the Life of a designern - talking to client 2
A Day in the Life of a designer - talking to client through doorway
A Day in the Life of a designer - talking to client through doorway
A Day in the Life of a designer - client shows kellie somethig
A Day in the Life of a designer - client shows kellie somethig
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - texting in an empty room
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - texting in an empty room
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - kellie and client both taking phone photos
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - kellie and client both taking phone photos
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - petting the dog
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - petting the dog
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - getting ready for bed
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - getting ready for bed
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - snuggling with the dogs
A Day in the Life of Inspired By Design - snuggling with the dogs

Willy Wilson is a Denver lifestyle photographer.