Hi, I’m Valerie!
Live The Little Things is a space filled with real food recipes, travel, and wellness. These are the bits & bites that are part of my everyday life. It's a breeding ground for ideas and excitement for a balanced and inspired lifestyle.
I’m a San Francisco native that gave up the comforts of home in Silicon Valley to travel the world. After 18 months of traveling non-stop, I've settled in the Pacific Northwest. Portland, OR is now home.
I started my blog in 2010; it all started with the love and passion I have for sharing everything I know about healthy-ish food and travel.
Since the start of my blog in 2010, plenty has changed since. I look back at most of my posts from 2010-2016 and it feels like it was a different lifetime.
Live The Little Things is a space filled with bits + bites of food, life + travel that are part of my everyday life, with plenty of gluten-free, mostly plant-based and keto-friendly recipes, wellness, and travel inspirations. I see my blog as a means to express with my readers what I enjoy doing -- eating well and traveling as much as I can. It's a breeding ground for ideas, and excitement for a balanced and inspired life. Through my journey of living a healthier, intentional life, I've realized that it's part of my happiness, putting effort into something, sharing with others.
I love wearing white even after Labor Day, avocados, coffee, sushi, sunsets, EDM music, live shows concerts and being around inspiring, entrepreneurial-minded people.
When I'm not health-hacking recipes, and snapping millions of food photos on Instagram, I work as a Social Media Consultant, helping my clients generate leads through social campaigns and brand developing on social media. It’s fun, it’s stressful t times but it keeps me happily busy. You can find out more about that here.
I hope you are my accomplice in this adventure called life and that you enjoy it as much as I do.
With a lot of love,