Start where you are

We are not meant to do it all alone. For months I have been saying those words to myself, yet I have been going the opposite way.

Start where you are. Are you looking into starting a photography career? / by Wanda Lopez from

The reality is that my photography has evolved, but I have a long way to go. For starter I need to start using the DSLR my husband got for me about three holidays ago. Can you relate to that? As a self taught handbag designer and maker I have felt the struggle. The words, “The struggle is real”, are no joke. But, learning as I go is not always that bad. I get to try fabrics, patterns, and go back and tweak them as needed. I just love the entire process. (more…)

Pink on the go

As a cancer survivor I can’t let a day go by without being thankful. Thankful for being here, raising my girls, loving my family, making handbags for you and growing in such a beautiful community of smart, creative, and powerful women. I have in my heart all the women that are fighting cancer at this moment, that have fought cancer at some point of their lives or that are care takers of a relative going through this tough battle. My prayers are will all of you.

Beth Anne Tote / beautiful pink and gold hand-treated and hand-painted tote bag made by Wanda Lopez Designs / proceeds from sales goes towards the Susan G. Komen Cancer Awareness Foundation #wandalopezdesignetsyshop


Back to school organized and cute

Back to school!

Can you believe is that time of the year, it’s way too fast. Is not even about the fact that summer is soon coming to an end and fall is sneaking right behind, it’s that vacations went by way too fast. We were still savoring the long summer days when without much notice we were buying school supplies. Can you relate? I have a feeling you can.

Royal Blue and Cream Chevron / small pouch perfect for keeping your essential tidy / think: pencils, makeup, toiletry, markers, coloring pencils, makeup brushes, kids essentials, and much more / design by Wanda Lopez Designs / #fashionandlifestyleblog (more…)

Intentional, mid-year view

I have been aiming for good photography, great social media, flawless writing, designing and making accessories everyone will love, take care of my girls, keeping the house tidy, being warm and welcoming with others, and on top of all of that take some time for myself. Ufff… I am tired already. Can you see the pattern? I was trying to be and do perfectly every area of my life, and yet had no defined intention.

Intentional #wordoftheyear / Reviewing my word of the year half way throu the year / Be intentional in everything you do and why you do it! / by Wanda Lopez #wandalopezdesigns