Babe Watch - Kara Millikan - Social Media Manager & Marketing at Chic Antiques
I love a girl who stands out for being unique and different. This Babe of the Week is definitely that! Meet Kara Millikan...a totally quirky, authentically herself, woman hailing from Michigan. As per her Instagram, Kara is a self-proclaimed "lover of old things, 90s sitcoms, and food. collector of clocks, books, and plants."
Kara Millikan is the Social Media Manager & Marketing at Chic Antiques Market, a curated home decor store located in Almont, Michigan. Kara's mother, Lori, is the owner of Chic Antiques and if you check out their businesses page you will see the most adorable family interactions that will warm your heart and make you have a sudden need to buy some home decor items from these wonderful women. Kara also runs Instagram accounts for several other businesses assuring that her plate is always full. As a lover of small businesses, she has ambitions of helping even more of them in the future and we cannot wait to see all that she accomplishes.
Since Kara is the Social Media Manager and Marketer of Chic Antiques, talking about the business itself only makes sense. If you are a lover of antiques, all things cozy, or that rustic feel, Chic Antiques would be a perfect place for you to check out. Their shop is curated with the perfect mix of old antiques and new products that blend together to make the perfect display of things for your home! From candles and home decor to comfy sweatshirts and hats, they have everything you need to make your coziest of dreams come true. Kara does an exemplary job showcasing the products and creating a vibe on their Instagram page by posting great photos, reels, and so much more.
Do you think Kara sounds awesome? I am sure you do! Keep reading on to learn more about her!
What is Your Website? Insta Handle? (Or However Else We Can Find You!) @chicantiquesmarket
Are You Involved In Any Groups, Hobbies or Interests Outside of Work or School? Tell Us About Them!
My work has become my hobby! I run Instagram accounts for a couple of other local business and LOVE it. Other than that, though; I love reading, watching tv, riding my bike, going for walks, doing puzzles, cooking, and going out to eat.
Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?
I see myself helping countless local/small businesses. The last couple of years have made me even MORE in love with small businesses and I just want to help them allllll.
If You Could Tell Your Younger Self Something, What Would You Say?
It gets better. Even when you don't think it will; it does.
What Is Something Most People Don't Know About You?
Oof, probably a lot. I'm a pretty keep to myself person. I'm also a very anxious person - maybe people wouldn't know that.
What Does Your Typical Day Look Like?
My typical days look hectic, ha! I feel like it's always a struggle to get into a good routine; which I strive on, by the way. I like to wake up slow, read my devotionals, get some alone time in. I watch my cousin's daughter at my house during the week and work on my managing social media accounts in between.
Who Are Some Women That Inspire You? (Globally and Locally) My mom inspires me, first and foremost. She's been through so much. She was a young single mother of three children and has flourished. She's been a business owner for over 13 years and continues to inspire me always. I tend to look up to local women more than anyone because I feel like, if they can do these things, so can I. Not in a "I'm as good as them type of way"; more like, this is so amazing this woman that's like me can achieve this. That's very inspiring to me.
What One Thing Has Happened In Your Life That Most Shaped The Person You Became?
My whole childhood has shaped me. That's very vague but it was a rough time and I wouldn't be who I am today if I didn't grow up the way I did. I know I wouldn't appreciate my wonderful life the way I do if it weren't for the things I went through. My life is simple and that's just the way I want it.
What Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of?
I think I'm most proud of how I've changed, in a good way. I used to be a very angry person and I'm not that way anymore. I'm proud of that.
What Do You Do For Self Care?
My favorite thing to do for self care is to spend time alone in my room, lying in bed, and watching television.
What Is Something About You That Makes You A Good Friend?
I think I'm very loyal. Most of my friends have been around for 20+ years, haha.
Give Us Five Fun Facts About You!
1. I was adopted when I was 20.
2. I am obsessed with tv -I find immense comfort in it. I watch the same things over and over. My #1 go-to show that I watch every day is Frasier. My other favorites are Seinfeld, Friends, and the Office.
3. I'm a big baseball fan
4. I was born and raised in Michigan but lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two years
5. I really don't enjoy summer. I'm a cold-weather girl.
What Sign Are You? Are You Into Astrology?
I'm a Leo. I'm not huge into astrology but the Brunch with Jackie and Brandi podcast has been getting me more interested in it! I definitely know I AM a Leo. My moon sign is Capricorn and from what I've read so far, it's also very accurate.
Do You Know Your Enneagram? If So, What Is It?
I'm an enneagram six! I find the enneagram so fascinating. The older I get, the more I love learning about myself and trying to better myself.
What One Word Represents You Most. I had to ask my husband this one. He said, "Caring" <3
What is Your Favorite The Posh Shop Co Product? I loooove the Troop Beverly Hills line (especially the emblem shirt and mug), as well as the crazy plant lady mug and shirt.