Blake Lively says her family ''is probably too involved'' in her life.
The former 'Gossip Girl' star admits her mother, Elaine, was a huge source of inspiration for her new lifestyle website Preserve, and she also ran most ideas past her parents and siblings.
The 26-year-old beauty said: ''My family is probably too involved in my life because they are my best friends, but I love that.
''My mom is better at this than I could ever imagine being. She's just amazing at finding the most incredible treasures.''
Blake insists she is a very hands-on boss at her new company and doesn't like to take advantage of her employees.
She said: ''I'm the assistant at photo shoots, running around making sure everyone has food and the photographer has all of his equipment. But I also wanted to learn web design and how to code and upload products.''
She added to PEOPLE magazine: ''I think it's important to understand what goes into everyone's job. When I make a decision, it's easy for people to say okay, but then they're in the office until 3am, and I don't even know. If I understand the implications, then I can be the best leader that I can be.''
Blake's husband Ryan Reynolds is her biggest cheerleader.
She said: ''This is something that I've loved forever. He loves seeing me doing something I'm passionate about.''