Chismeando with my Comadre—A weekly interview blog series focused on meeting motivating creative female entrepreneurs as a source of inspiration for women looking to fulfill their dreams.
We hope that through these interviews, you find the same dose of inspiration each woman found to
just start and follow your dreams!
On today’s post, we bring you Vianney Rodriguez of Sweet Life Bake, sharing the plates of her childhood through recipes that are tied to her memories.
What motivated you to start your business?
I wanted to share my heritage, culture and document the recipes my ‘abuelita’ and ‘mami’ made for my children.
What in life inspires you to create more of what you love?
My ‘familia’, Texas and my creative friends are a constant source of inspiration for me. Spending time with my ‘familia’ in the kitchen, traveling Texas visiting restaurants and bars and meeting creative people inspire me to share ALL the deliciousness of ‘Esta Vida Hermosa’.
What is your biggest dream for your business and/or life?
I have so many! I would love to write another cookbook. My very own cooking show would be dreamy for my business. For my life my dreams are that my children pursue their happiness in any career path they embark on, more vacations with mi ‘cariño’ and an endless supply of tequila, ha!
What is the largest hurdle you've had to overcome to get to where you are now?
TIME: there is never enough hours in the day for me to accomplish everything I want to.
What is one piece of advice you'd give women looking to step into your field?
Be authentic. Find your voice y GO FOR IT!
What do you do to reset and refresh when life feels heavy?
Quality time with my sisters—they ALWAYS keep it real with me and always check my ‘nalgona- self’.
What is your favorite activity on days off?
Prop shopping. #alltheprettythings
If you could hop on a plane right now where would you go and why?
Mexico—I hope to visit San Miguel soon.
Who would you invite to dinner? Frida Kahlo, Virgen de Guadalupe, or someone else that inspires you?
Virgen de Guadalupe, Good one: Abuelita, Selena, Virgen Mary, George Michael
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading Vianney's insight into how she started her own business and what keeps her motivated. Stay tuned for a lot more Chisme with other inspiring chicas!
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