Welcome to My Sweet Suburban Life!

My name is Vanessa and I’m a forty-something wife and mom of two currently living in the suburbs of sunny Los Angeles. I’m just a girl who loves dessert and loves my simple life in the burbs – hence the blog name “My ‘Sweet’ Suburban Life.” Over the past decade, I have been a small business owner but recently shifted my focus to supporting my teen actor. Because I can’t sit idle for long and always have a project of my own, I decided to create my own little space here.

I love trying new things and enjoy sharing all that I discover. I’ll be honest – I love baking, but sometimes I get the feeling baking doesn’t feel the same about me. It’s almost like when you Google ‘Pinterest Fails’ my picture comes up! Yeah, I’m serious. Nevertheless, I persist and my amazing family is always so supportive giving me the good ol’ A for effort. In the end that’s all that really matters, right?!

I’m a much better DIYer than a baker. I love creating my own bath and body products, making my kids’ Halloween costumes and lots of other random projects. I just purchased a new Cricut machine and can’t wait to put that baby to use.

More than anything, I love motherhood. (Yes, even with teens!) Time has passed so quickly and before I knew it my kids were all grown up. I feel lucky though. We still love spending time together going on adventures, playing games and sometimes just being still and in the moment.

My hope is that you find this blog useful and enjoy reading it as much as I love sharing it and that you are compelled to try something you’re passionate about regardless of your skill level. Life is short – take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake!