• Blog Events

    Pink Easel: Holiday Crafting!

    Hello beauties! So glad you swung by because today I wanted to share a fun little surprise! But first, let me tell you about my first crafting experience with Pink Easel. I’m so thankful that Bianca, the lovely gal behind Pink Easel reached out and invited me to this because I have literally been dying to try a craft class out! Byron and I set off to Balboa Park this past Sunday and enjoyed a little wine and got down and crafty. Bianca provided all the crafts, she had tons to choose from. From paint, to pom poms, snow, so all we had to do was let our imaginations run…

  • Gift Guides

    Holiday Gift Guide: For the Ladies!

    Hey Loves, happy Friday! Welcome back! I have put together a women’s gift guide with all things that I think the modern girl might love. These are definitely some of my favorite things, from booties, to hats, to make up! Ok, let’s jump in to it: Leopard might as well be a neutral! Leopard print is so trendy right now, and for a good reason. You can be super fun and creative and pair it with so many colors and other prints! UGGS- It doesn’t get too cold here in sunny San Diego, but when it does, whoop those UGGs out girl! I don’t think these cozy boots will ever…

  • Gift Guides

    Holiday Gift Guide: For Him

    It’s officially the season of giving and I’m so excited to start this gift guide series! I will be sharing gift guides this week for all the special people in your life, so get excited! Let’s begin with the fellas! The best way to go about a gift guide for guys, is just to ask them lol. What do they really want? What’s trending? What’s new? I’m not gonna lie, I’m guilty of sometimes picking something stuff out for Byron that I like, but he might not. Especially since I have a real love for poopy colored clothes lol. So in order to avoid that and have him really look…

  • Coffee

    My Fave Coffee Shops in San Diego!

    Oh my god we’re finally doing this! I’m really excited for today’s blog post because it involves one of my all time favorite things in the world… coffee! I know, I know, it’s taken a year but, here we are and I’m so ready to dive in! In this post I will be sharing some of my most loved coffee shops. I’ve chosen these not only because they are totally instagramable but because they genuinely have amazing coffee. If you’re a coffee lover (like myself) you might want to stick around… Ok first things first, when I’m not buying coffee at a shop, I’m brewing it at home in my…

  • Travel Diaries

    Napa Valley Anniversary!

    If you’re looking for a magical place, head to Napa. This trip originally started as a family trip and then somewhere along the lines it ended up being an anniversary trip. I guess in Byron’s mind it was always an anniversary trip and in mine it was a family trip, but to make it less complicated, it just ended up being the two of us. Byron and I have been together on and off for 7 years. We’ve seen really dark times together and well we’ve split up a few times here and there due to those dark times, but somehow, we always seem to find our way back to…

  • Wellness Wednesday

    Mental Health + Social Media.

    I have put this topic off for a while for several reasons. The most obvious one would definitely be that it’s something so private that we choose when and who we open up about it. That’s totally fair, so today I wanted to share my experience. First thing’s first, what is mental health, well let’s Google it. According to Google, it is: a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being. That can range any where from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, etc. I know I always say this, but if you have been around for a while then you know that I have now gone to therapy. If…

  • As Guadalupe

    What’s To Come With Soy Libre

    Hi friends! So glad that you decided to stop by. Today I figured I would share some of things I really want to focus on here at Soy Libre and on Instagram. If you’re coming straight from my post on Instagram, then you know that I was away for two days and by that I mean, I was just not active on social media. I felt really uninspired, I didn’t know what to post about, and I kinda felt like I wasn’t being my authentic self and that is definitely not how I want to come across. I always say I want to be as transparent as possible and that…

  • Motherhood

    Hair Day’s Made Easy.

    When I was little girl, I had insanely long hair and hated when my mom would do my hair. It was always braided because there was really nothing else that would help from keeping it tangled. I grew up hating having my hair brushed because my mom didn’t really make I a fun experience. This story however is not about me, it’s about little miss Leya. I have made it a really strong point in our routine to make this hair experience a good one. I play her favorite show, let her pick out her bow or scrunchies and these are some of the products that make our lives easier.…

  • Beauty Must Haves

    Curent Fave Foundation: barePRO by Bare Minerals.

    Happy Sunday loves! Today we’re talking make up-woohoo! Specifically the Bare Minerals barePRO liquid foundation. Ever since I became a mom I’ve noticed that my want and expectations for make up have changed. I sleep less and am up earlier. I work for 8+ hours, and usually after I’m still running around like a mad woman, running errands, cleaning, cooking, you name it. As a mom I feel like I’m constantly putting foundations to the test and without even trying. I purchase so many different ones that claim to be long lasting and matte from the drug store to high end and there has been a few that have definitely…

  • Blog Events,  Wellness Wednesday

    End of Summer Lucheon: Bringing Awarness to Abuse.

    Hi loves, so glad you decide to swing by because today I’m chatting about a topic that is very sensitive but so close to my heart. Last Saturday, September 9th, I was invited to attend a luncheon hoested by the lovely Camaryn, also known as @camarynsullivan on Instagram. Her event was at 264 Fresco in Carlsbad, and not only was it so beautiful but it was meant to really expose and inspire other women to the help or support anyone who has been in an abusive relationship. She invited Brandee, a represenative from the Women’s Resource Center to speak and share more about domestic violence, and how domestic violence is…

  • Travel Diaries

    Seattle Day 4: The Pink Door – Celebrating My Dad’s 66th Birthday + Thoughts On Moving.

    Goodbye’s tend to suck. The last day here has been nothing but great, we didn’t get up extremely early again, we kinda just lounged around in the morning and then around 10:30 am headed to downtown to Moore Coffee Shop. I’ve been wanting to go there because their coffee decorations are just so cute and creative.   After coffee, we headed down to Pike Place and walked around the market. We finally got the chance to really stop and browse and do a little shoppin’- mainly shirts, key chains and little souvenirs. Pike Place market really has a special place in my heart, there’s so many little nooks and holes…

  • Travel Diaries

    Seattle Day 1: Pike Place, Space Needle + Chihuly Garden.

    Greeting from Seattle, Washington! You guys, coming here was really something I’ve been having on my agenda for quite some time now. I’ve always known I wanted to come for two reasons, coffee and weather! As most of you may know, I’m not a summer gal, I love me some grey rainy weather. My family and I decided to keep our new tradition going continue to travel together. Last year we took off to explore the big apple for my 25th birthday and we had a great time. I must say, I love that we’re doing this! My parents are both older and I want to enjoy and really cherish…

  • Beauty Must Haves

    Scorch Lips!

    Hi lovelies! I wanted to share an amazing product that I think you all will just love and some exciting news! I’m so honored to be able to be an ambassador for Scorch Make up (@scorch_makeup)! I’m a huge lippie lover, anything from gloss to liquid lips just give to me because it’s my jam. Lipstick is such an easy way to bring your look up a notch and not only that, but such a unique way to express yourself. A few months back I met Christine, the founder of Scorch make up and you guys, her contagious smile and captivating business story is so unique and inspiring. Not to…

  • Wellness Wednesday

    Choices.

    Wellness Wednesday where have you been all my life! I’ve been a little disconnected but there’s just been so much going on this month.  Mainly with my personal life, some exciting things are happening as you know, but still working on that balance over here. Anyway, today I wanted to touch on choices. I’ve been thinking about maybe starting a series on little chapters of my life that have brought me here but still debating on that. So, choices. Over the course of last month to now, I felt so down due to choices I’ve made in my life. I’m slowly learning that whether those choices are good or bad,…

  • As Guadalupe

    My First Therapy Session.

    Hi friends, happy Tuesday! We’re officially back to the grind and I must admit that I’m not ready. I definitely enjoyed my long weekend, spent a lot of time with family which is a bit rare for us given that we all work and our schedules are so different. Anyway, I wanted to share with you all my experience with therapy. First let me begin by saying that it was not easy. I contemplated on going so many times. I always made so many excuses as to why I didn’t need go. You know that, “I’m fine” saying. Even that Saturday when I finally gathered up the guts to go,…

  • As Guadalupe

    I Joined A Book Club!

    This year I decided that it was going to be filled with taking small but mighty leaps. Ever since I was a kid I’ve had a love for reading and writing, I was at the library all the time in elementary and middle school. It was my little safe haven. I haven’t pick up a book in years, and I was slowly beating myself up for it because I haven’t been doing something I love. I can sit here and make a hundred excuses about why I stopped but I won’t, instead I will share with you the exciting adventure that I’ll be going on. I joined the San Diego…

  • Foodie

    Brownie Pie with Leya + Jo.

    Baking holds a very special place in my heart. You know, the funny thing is I didn’t grow up baking, you would think right? I didn’t grow up being too involved in the kitchen at all actually. My mom actually hates cooking, she does it out of sheer necessity. You know, she has a husband and kid to feed… well not anymore, but you get the point. My mom is not a very good teacher either, she lacks tons of patience. Funny thing is, I’m quite the opposite. I LOVE to cook and bake. There’s this special feeling about creating something out of some simple ingredients that just makes me…

  • Wellness Wednesday

    Word of the day.

    Hey there! So glad you’re able to join me for another wellness Wednesday. I’m pretty excited to share this idea I’ve been having called ‘word of the day.’ Oh and just side note, I have never done this before. So we’ll be going on this journey together! I’ve been going through several ups and downs over the past few days and when I start to wind down and get in my negative feels, I try to nip it and tell myself one, that it will be ok and two, happy thoughts. I was not always like this, I was actually quite the opposite and would drag myself and those around…

  • Blog Events

    Let’s Flamingle!

    Hello hello! Happy Sunday loves! Just dropping by to share about the amazing event I attended yesterday evening, along with three reasons why if you’re a blogger (or thinking about starting a blog) you must attend these networking events! Taylor, the lovely mastermind and creator of CABE, hosted this event over in La Jolla at a rooftop with one magical view. Filled with the cutest vendors, fun photo shoots, and amazing bloggers and influencers, it really doesn’t get any better than this. This event reminded me a lot of the first event I ever attended. I went alone,  and that really pushed me to try and get out of my…

  • Motherhood

    On The Days I Don’t Want To.

    Hey hey hey! We’re officially doing this! I’m so excited to have taken the leap of faith and worked up my nerve to drop all my ideas in a jar and just spontaneously pick one. When I saw this topic was pulled out of the idea jar, I was immediately very nervous. I have to be honest, I get really scared of judgement when it comes to being a mom. I mean judgement is scary and hurtful when it comes to anything in life, but something about motherhood that really hits home. Do any of you moms out there agree? So here’s the topic: How to be a good mother…

  • As Guadalupe

    Why I’m On Instagram.

    Hey there! So glad you were able to swing by! If you’re heading over from Instagram then you know exactly what will about to go down, if not then let me fill ya in. Recently I attended an event hosted by the San Diego business babes (@sdbsuinessbabes), which if you’re a blogger and you haven’t attended a blogger/blogging event, then you definitely must because I guarantee you will learn a ton. Anyway, a good friend of mine Laura (@swellandsway) was a speaker at the event providing some tips on how to be intentional and successful on Instagram. One of the main things that stuck with me was, “why are you…

  • Foodie

    Crazy For noosa!

    Hey friends! Super excited about today’s post because it involves something I’m irrevocably in love with! And that is noosa! For those of you who have no idea as to what noosa is, let me just change your life. Noosa is the richest, creamy, melts in your mouth, type of yogurt. A bit of history: Noosa is made with 100%fresh farm whole milk and no GMO’s ! This magical little treat is currently being put together in Colorado. Just a few miles away the lovely cows and the cow milk that is coming to the noosa headquarters, with the guarantee that everything is local and fresh. With just an added…

  • Wellness Wednesday

    Practicing Self Care Beyond Just My Body.

    Hey you! Welcome back! So so happy to be blogging again. Not that I left for months but a week is a pretty long time for me lol. I figured the best way to be back was with a wellness Wednesday and to chat about what I have been feeling lately. Today I wanted to dig in to self-care. We’ve all heard about this and know we should take care of ourselves by resting, taking it easy, eating healthy, etc. but at times I think we forget that taking care of our bodies also means our minds and  feelings. Self care revolves around physical, mental, and emotional practice, not just…

  • Wellness Wednesday

    Energy.

    Hey you, welcome back to another wellness Wednesday! Today I wanted to get a little more personal and chat about my diet/health along with energy. Where does my energy stem from, where do I focus that energy, and over all how to I keep it up. I haven’t been on the healthiest kick for such a long time now and I’m so tired of it. I always find myself wanting to try the hot new diet and I feel like those never work out for me. It’s so discouraging! Oh and fact is, I have no diet. And I really want to change that! What first comes to mind as…

  • Blog Events

    Lemon Social Blogger Bazaar

    Hey there friends! Happy Monday! Back to the grind we go… I just wanted to chat about the Lemon Social Blogger Bazaar event yesterday. I had such an amazing time with my lovely gals from the @sandiegobloggerbabes community, and had the chance to see some great familiar faces. I love attending blogger events, because you not only get the amazing opportunity to network, and expose yourself and your brand, but learn so much from talented and successful women. Plus, this event was filled with tons or local and super cute vendors. It really was the cutest set up ever! Very instagramable for sure! The panel for this event was all…

  • As Guadalupe

    Summer Bucket List 2018

    Most of you guys know by now that I’m part vampire, right? lol Winter and rainy days are my jam! but… I do enjoy summer when it’s here. I love that the days are longer, and our bodies can absorb all that delightful vitamin D. Plus, I love summer clothes! Dresses and skirts are my absolute favorite pieces to wear. Anyway, I’ve seen several bloggers do this tag and I think it’s definitely a fun one! Summer is only here for a few months so I think it really motivates you to accomplish your bucket list. Here are a few things that have been on my radar, some have more…

  • As Guadalupe

    The Girl Behind Soy Libre.

    Hello Beautiful ladies and possible gents! Today, I figured it would be a fun little twist to share a few things about me. You know, get to know the girl behind the scenes a little bit better. I’m going to be sharing 10 things that make me happy and 10 facts about me. I have gained a few new followers recently and even though I try to stay connected as much as possible, I still think it’s fun to get to know a little bit better who you’re following on more personal note. Ok so, let’s begin with 10 facts about me. I’m an only child. I had braces for…

  • Motherhood

    My All Time Favorite Things To Do With My Daughter.

    Hello beautiful people! I want to begin by saying happy mother’s day, if you’re a mom. I don’t think that there will ever be enough words to describe the love, the sacrifice, the dedication and support and mother truly is. I hope that if you’re a mother you get spoiled today! And tons and tons of hugs and kisses! Ok, moving on… I seriously don’t know what it is, but ever since I became a mother I’m so emotional all the time. I can seriously cry over everything! Anyone else?! Ok, that was just a random thought because when I was writing the paragraph above, I was seriously tearing up.…