Pretty Vida

Hello there! I’m Graciela but you can call me Grace.  I understand that Graciela can be a bit hard to pronounce for many.  No big deal, I’m used to it.


First Blog

So here I am finally writing my first personal blog (have written some for work)! This is something I wanted to do for about 5 years. For one reason or another I never did it.  Putting myself out there for everyone to see and sharing my opinions, while appealing, it’s also very intimidating and it made me scared. However, this past year I have been facing many fears and it has been liberating! So, this year was not going to slip away without me starting this blog.

What it Means

The name of the blog Pretty Vida was not easy to come up with.  Diana (co-blogger) and I went through so many names until we finally landed on this one. Pretty Vida signifies our desire to live beautiful lives. Diana and I have been friends for many years and have always had likes for pretty things.  Whether it is in fashion, travel, food, or life in general we tend to gravitate towards those “pretty things”.

The Purpose

The purpose of the blog will be to share many of our projects, aspirations, ideas, thoughts, and lifestyle. I guess a bit into my career/life transitions too. There will be DIY projects, recipes, party planning, travel and interesting finds in Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland area, and hopefully other parts of the world.

I would personally like to welcome you to my Pretty Vida!