Personal Talk

Celebrate women everywhere #IWD

Today is #InternationalWomensDay. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. Is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. I am very proud to be a woman and be surrounded by so many wonder, talented and supporting women.

You may be in school right now, working from home, working outside of home, retired, or a stay at home mom taking care of your kiddos; no matter where you are right now or what you are doing at this precise moment know that I am celebrating you. Cheers to you boss lady! (more…)

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Balance vs Guilt

Balance? What? What does that even mean? It’s whatever you want or need it to be. For me balance is being able to take my girls to school in the morning, pick them up after school and eating together as a family. All while making a living doing what I love; creating products for the woman that’s always on the go and don’t want to sacrifice her style.

On other times of the year, like summer, is about being able to schedule outdoor time. Maybe a road trip as a family, some picnics in the park with the girls or soaking up some sun beside the pool. Which may mean having to work during odd hours in order to spend those beautiful hot days out and about with the family. The girls are growing up, fast, and I don’t want to miss special moments with them. My schedule changes often. Who’s with me? Are you also trying to make it happen for your business while raising your kiddos all at the same time?

Balance versus Guilt for the working women / I've been there, have you? / by Wanda Lopez Designs #lifestyleblog

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My word of the year – 2017

For the past couple of years I have chosen a word of the year to keep me focused and remind me to make intentional steps towards a year that looks like the kind of year I want to have.

My word of the year 2017 is "show-up", let me tell you what it means / Wanda Lopez Designs #lifestyleblog

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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 wandalopez.com

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…)

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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

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A copy of you is never really you…

A copy of you is never really you. It’s just you imitating someone else. You are beautiful, unique and special; and that’s just why you are loved. Be authentic, be yourself and you’ll soon realize how amazing you are.

A copy of you is never really you! You are enough / #quote / by Wanda Lopez Designs - fashion and lifestyle blog / #wordstoliveby

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Intentional #wordoftheyear

A couple of years ago I started choosing a word for the year. I would normally create a board with the word I have chosen and images that inspires that particular word. In my kitchen I have a chalkboard for quick notes and I write my word in there too so I can see it constantly. The goal, for me, is to have accessible sight to the word I have chosen and things that reminds me “why” I chose that word.

Intentional #wordoftheyear / by Wanda Lopez Designs - blogIntentional…is my word for 2016.

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Boundaries…

Boundaries is not only for those family members of friends that may think “Oh, he or she is home I can call and she’ll pick up” or “I can go by and have some coffee”. Boundaries are for yourself too. What?

Make your time more effective. Set a working schedule, honor it and educate others on what that schedule means for you. If I am working and a friend calls I send them a text letting them know that I am working and that I will be calling them at an specific time. Or if I need to make a doctors appointment I won’t schedule during those hours.

Boundaries... work smart while working from home / leather tools used on WLD products / by Wanda Lopez Designs

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