Photos by Portraits to the People 

A play on my daughter’s name, Olive, the name of this blog— Olive la Vida, speaks to my intention to live “all of the life”.  Or, as interpreted by a friend when I shared the name “I love the life”, both are equally fitting.   I love to keep my hands busy making, inventing, gardening, changing diapers (not really)… and I’ve always loved to share.    I’m a new mom to Olive and married to my high school sweetheart.  We currently live in a multigenerational home, which is a fancy way of saying I live in the home I grew up in, with my parents.  I honestly would not have it any other way, it is perfect for us right now.   A born and raised Santanera, I began this lifestyle blog as an outlet to share all about life as a new mom and living in Downtown Orange County, Santa Ana, California.  I have been a long time supporter of the shop small-local-handmade movement and hope to share more about Santa Ana businesses.

2018 brings two new projects: Aceite Mama and Chingona Clinics.   As a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, I want to have a place to share my experience with using essential oils and other plant medicine in my everyday life.  I am so excited for the beginning of Chingona Clinics.  The intention is for Chingona Clinics to focus on education and empowerment for the modern chingona as well as social events.