A photo-inspired, bilingual lifestyle blog.


Welcome! I am Dariela, a Venezuelan mom, and graphic designer and currently reside in San Diego, California.

In 2001 I came to Los Angeles, California after living in Mexico City for three years. Mexico gave me the opportunity for professional and personal growth re-enforced by the taking in of fascinating culture and customs.

Since I was young I was attracted to traveling, not only to get to know different parts of the world but to learn from other cultures and “broaden my horizons” (as my mom would always tell me). Now I feel very fortunate to experience a time of great possibilities in a country where there are many opportunities to achieve any dream. For me, it is very rewarding to fulfill the roles of mother, wife, and friend without having to do without my career and hobbies. At the end of the day, family is the most important part to me and there is nothing better than to share everything with them.

My family consists of my husband Derek, whom I met after two months of arriving in Los Angeles, our 15-year-old son Adrian and 12-year-old girl Maya. This blog was born in 2007 driven by the need to share the experiences as a mother and photos of my first-born son, Adrian.

Now, 15 years later I have a site that is full of family adventures, photography, culture, stories, and above all, a blog that captures inspiration with an original and unique touch. Feel free to browse through it and leave me comments, I would love to meet you and talk some more!  Gracias!


     Un blog bilingüe, familiar, de inspiración y con muchas fotos!


Bienvenidos! Soy Dariela una mamá Venezolana y diseñadora gráfica que actualmente reside en San Diego, California. 

En el año 2001 llegé a Los Angeles, California después de haber vivido 3 años en la Ciudad de Mexico donde me dediqué a desarrollar la carrera de diseñadora gráfica que ya había comenzado con muy buen pié en Venezuela. México me dió además de la oportunidad de crecimiento profesional, la posibilidad de integrarme a una cultura fascinante y de absorber modalidades y costumbres que en retrospectiva contribuyeron también a un gran crecimiento personal.

Desde pequeña me sentí atraida por viajar, no solo para conocer distintos lugares del mundo sino para aprender de otras culturas y “ampliar mis horizontes” como me decía mi mamá. Ahora me siento afortunada de poder experimentar una época de grandes posibilidades en un país donde hay muchas facilidades para lograr cualquier sueño. Para mi es realmente gratificante poder realizarme en el rol de madre, mujer y amiga sin tener que prescindir de mi carrera y mis hobbies. Al final del día la familia es lo más importante para mi y no hay cosa mejor que poder compartirlo todo con ellos.

Actualmente mi familia está integrada por mi esposo Derek a quien conocí dos meses después de llegar a Los Angeles, mi hijo Adrian de 15 años y Maya de 12 años. Mi Blog nació en el 2007 impulsado por la necesidad de compartir mis experiencias como madre y las fotos de mi primer hijo Adrian.

Hoy en día, 13 años después he logrado construir un blog lleno de aventuras familiares, historias de mi día a día, mucha fotografía, interesantes eventos locales y sobretodo mucha inspiración con un toque único y original. Pasen adelante, siéntanse como en su casa, cuando quieran dejen comentarios que me encantaría conocerl@s, vamos a seguir la conversa!  ¡Gracias!

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  • beatriz
    November 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    me encanto tu blog Dariela.
    y gusto de conocerte ayer, recuerda: "yo no se bailar jeje"
    nos vemos pronto.

  • jad
    March 17, 2012 at 6:27 am


    Hi. We met many moons ago through prime time moms in Los Angeles and as I was cleaning out my email box from 2010 (terrible, I know), I stumbled upon your email. I revisited your website and was pleased to see you are still blogging your way through life. I wanted to comment on your post about bilingualism. I am participating through a language challenge at multi-lingual living. com. It is a community of people interested in retaining, re-learning, and re-exploring another language other than their native tongue. You might find some interesting pointers for yourself and your family. Just a thought to share. Anyways, continue blogging away and Bon Courage comme disons a chez nous!

    • Dariela
      March 21, 2012 at 5:46 am

      Hi! I remember Prime Time moms but I don;t know who you are! You didn't leave your name 🙁 I know what you mean about email inboxes though so thanks for stopping by and leaving a message. I have visited Multilingual living, it;s been a while since I don't visit though, I'll take a look, sounds pretty interesting! Thanks for visiting and come back soon and tell me your name so I can remember you 😉

  • Anonymous
    August 27, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Hi Dariela 🙂
    My name is Natalia Sada. I'm from Venezuela as well. My husband is from Torreón Mexico, and we live north of San Diego with a our "cuchi" son Sebastian. We are speaking just Spanish to him. He is 11 month old. I would love to hear your experience with bilingualism. I am aslo a co-organizer of a meetup group called: 'Juguemos en español, North County Spanish Playgroup" We would love to have you some day. We created the group this month and we are already 20 members from around the world 🙂
    I will check out your blog. It seems really nice.
    This is my email:

    • Dariela
      August 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Hola Natalia! So nice to meet you!!! Thanks for visiting the blog! I will defenitely connect with you through the Meetup and hope to meet you in person soon y hablamos, que chévere!

  • Mike Gonzalez
    December 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Dear Dariela,

    Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this email.
    My name is Mike Gonzalez. I'm the evening news anchor at the ABC affiliate
    in Spokane, Washington. Here's a link to my bio

    I absolutely love your blog.

    I host a television show called En La Cocina. It's a Hispanic Cooking Show
    produced by my company, The Hispanic Food Network. Please visit our site at
    http://www.hispanicfoodnetwork.com. To date we've produced 40 shows over the past 3

    The reason for contacting you is I am trying to expand our online presence and I was wondering if you would be interested in putting a link to our website on your blog. In exchange I would put your link on my website and send you recipes as well.

    Here's more information on Hispanic Food Network on our Youtube page http://youtu.be/1EhGeezQUPk

    Thanks so much for your consideration…you can email me at mikeg@klxy.com


    Mike Gonzalez

  • Stephanie García Groening
    May 21, 2013 at 3:53 am

    Hola Dariela!
    Muy bueno tu blog. Soy Venezolana viviendo en Santiago de Chile.
    Ya le di el dato de tu Blog a una prima mia que vive en San Diego también se llama Ana Groening y tiene dos hijas como de la edad de tus dos hijos.

    Gracias por compartir. Lo disfruté mucho.


    • Dariela
      June 27, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Gracias Stephanie!! Espero oir de tu amiga pronto!!!!

  • Irving Manuel Vierma BUJO
    June 27, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Speechless!! Congrats! it is CHEVERE!

    • Dariela
      June 27, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Gracias Irving por venir a comentar 🙂 Saludos!

  • Jossie Trent
    March 5, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Hello! Yo también soy venezolana y acabo de encontrar tu blog.
    Lo pondré como uno de mis est favoritos. Yo apenas estoy empezando a blogear. Espero que puedas seguirme y dejarme tus comentarios.

    • dcruz
      March 5, 2014 at 6:03 am

      Hola Jossie! Que bien! Gracias por venir a visitar! Ya voy a ver tu blog, y cómo te está gustando la vida blogging? jeje!

  • Natalia Mayorga
    July 6, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Hi I found out about your site on TV Venezuela. I am from Venezuela too, but i live in San Francisco, CA. I am also a Graphic Designer. I don't have children but I think your blog is so nice. What is the name pf the MeetUp Group? Thanks

    • dcruz
      July 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Hola Natialia, thanks so much for visiting!

      The MeetUp groups are for people in your area, the ones I found is for latina moms here in San Diego. Login to MeetUp.com and search for your interests in the San Francisco area, like latina designers or grupos donde hablen español. I know a another blogger friend from there you can get in touch with too: Claudya from Unknownmami.com she's awesome and if you are close you might meet her! Avísame cualquier cosa!!

  • Mary Pirela
    September 4, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Hola Dariela,

    Tambien soy Venezolana y vivo en Minnesota desde hace 15 años!
    Me encanta tu blog. Hace un año comence con un proyecto para Profesional Stay at Home Moms, pero he perdido un poco el norte del mismo, encontrar tu blog, me ha motivado y dado algunas ideas!
    Felicidades por tu exito!

    • dcruz
      September 5, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Hola Mary! Gracias por la visita, que bueno!! Me muero de la curiosidad de tu proyecto, cuando quieras escríbeme y hablamos! Saludos!

  • maria francisca belmonte mondejar
    September 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Hola Dariela, me llamo Francis y soy Española, me gusta mucho la frescura y naturalidad de tus fotos mi blog se llama <unavidareal@blogspot.com< te espero .
    Un abrazo.

    • dcruz
      September 18, 2014 at 3:34 am

      Hola Francis, encantada! Gracias por visitar mi blog. Ya voy a visitarte!

  • Carolyn Bond
    August 18, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Dariela,
    I love your site and wonder if I could contribute a free blog post on parenting to help your members and visitors. I'm a parenting coach who has just written a book: Parent with Confidence: Power Tools for Bringing Up Great kids. I could write a unique post just for your site on a topic that concerns parents, such as picky-eating, fighting between siblings, how to let go and encourage independence in your child etc. You can find me at http://www.howtobringupgreatkids.com. Hope you'll be interested in my suggestion… Carolyn Bond

    • dcruz
      August 24, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      Hi Carolyn, thanks for reaching out! At the moment I don't do guest posts but we could do a collaboration of some sorts. Please email me! mamitalksblogATgmailDOTcom