valbui //today I was reminiscing quite a lot on the Portland trip I took during spring break. My heart aches for adventure&yearns for new places as well as unfamiliar faces of the people who occupy the town. Just a photo of a beautiful home, during Portland's finest weather. 3d

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valbui //farmer's market days + downtown strolls I took a trip home this weekend. i miss home more than ever on some days & I'm glad to spend time with my family. ps: I am sticking to being a veggie&hoping this trip doesn't ruin it

confessiontime: it's hot as heck. 🙂
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valbui when napping at 7:30 seems more appropriate than studying, I'm almost d o n e..#lightchasing 2w

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valbui when finals start making u feel some type of way, same dewd.🙄 here's a picture of Handsome for you to admire at 1:20a.m. 2w

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valbui healthy pancakes + all the fixin's 🤗// sorry for continuous food posts happy momma's day to all mommas 2w

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valbui I called into work today to study for my upcoming final exams I have this week & have NO REGRETS thus far, I've studied SO much...but naturally, I'll have breaks here & there so this is one of my study breaks involving putting on my little apron, jammin' to José González + flicka da flicka da wrist to mix up some sweets 🤓 - this is nutrition, right? 3w

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valbui //goals for today & everyday this month ~
live simply, live fully
love abundantly
nourish to flourish
love myself, always
choose happy\\ the beginning of a new month calls for new or old goals, reminders, mantras or intentions to live by, continuous prayer, gratitude etc. This is hell week known for many students in school or maybe a hell week for people in general regardless, we are here, you are reading this & you are well. Although life may seem to hit us like a ton of bricks sometimes, we must always remember how we are here, in this very moment living & overcoming. My mantra for these next two weeks are to remember this, despite hours of studying & complaining, minutes of worrying & delusional laughter - it will pass & I will be okay. Best of luck to all of the beautiful people this week & show yourself an abundant amount of self love!! 🙃
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valbui //this evening I had the wonderful opportunity to cook for my 3 best friends 🤗 (one was my momma) I love these girls to pieces & was beyond thankful to kick off the beginning of the month with them..& finish two bottles of wine, whoops. Happy May! 3w

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valbui for those who are my friends on any other social media site, I apologize for double postin' //food for thought: play with your food...& be creative as heck!

today marks day 5 since I have made the decision to become a 'veggie' well, a veggie/fishy AND let me tell you when I don't have a premade meal ready for me to eat, the statement "I don't know what to eat" has circled my mind numerous times since Sunday. Let me rewind & say my reasoning behind this choice I've made. I love food, right? So why am I choosing to deprive myself from a very easy protein source that tastes sooooo GUUD?!😛 well, because I don't see it as deprivation or restriction, I see it as something new! I have been a vegetarian sometime ago but did it completely W R O N G. My mentality for becoming a vegetarian in the past was for weight loss and health reasons and I didn't have any knowledge of various food sources as I do today. I'm doing this for me, to try it out for one month & the right way. I don't see this as a 'health reason' or view this decision from an ethical standpoint (although I do consider it greatly) but for an experience I can get & share to my future clients who are or want to be veggie! With that being said, I am considering protein sources & have found several that are yummy & easy to incorporate..also, it's just fun to see what meals you can come up with also taking into consideration ALL your major food groups. It's for me not to get bored & share how imagination/creativity can be applied to the food you eat. 🙃 A quote that has resonated with me for quite sometime has been this one:
"life becomes like poetry when we are creative. It becomes an experience worth living. Similarly, when it comes to eating, we can let our creative selves out of their daily boxes. The more creative we can be, the more pleasure and enjoyment we may get from eating"
I find that to be so true. So here I am, sharing my lunch. This is my creation to nourish my body, to flourish, of course
4w
  •   danipoweryoga When you start eating mostly a vegetarian diet your idea of food changesss so much and your brain starts getting creative! 4w
  •   gerbear Im a veggie/ fishy! 4w
  •   mnt.97 I am so happy for you and am so glad that you are seeing food in a different light than before! Always remember to never deprive your body, mind, or soul! Best of luck to you :-) x 4w
  •   katerinaseigel YES GIRL YES TO ALL OF THIS 🏻🏻 3w

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valbui ..life's too short to worry about silly things..& here's a picture of an old truck @ a tow place.

let's talk about last night. Last night ya girl lived the 'club going up on a Tuesday' despite having a biochemistry exam this afternoon & had wayyy too much fun but I danced & it was two of my friend's birthdays & I HAVE NO REGRETS. After a night of dancing, laughing & drinking..🙄 my car got towed ☹️ so many people were very sympathetic but I couldn't help but laugh and say "it's totallllyyyyy fine!" - this is sober me. It could've been worse, I could've gotten in an accident or someone could have broken in, etc. I got towed, people get towed or get parking tickets or get pulled over, it happens! Life happens and I just so happened to be the lucky one who's car got towed🏻 it's okay. I also managed to pass my biochem exam today with a 100!🤓🏻🤘🏻 wowie! I also got my car back today! Anyway, life is too short to worry about small things that is all.
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  •   valbui @emily.cork aw thank you I've been trying to really see things from a different perspective, it does wonders but then again I'm human and we all have our days️🤗 1mon
  •   valbui @nicckkkg YAS, happy birthday again 🏽 @breidyyyy lol, of course Saturday 1mon
  •   katerinaseigel Hahaha this made me laugh a lot, you're so awesome girl. Your positivity radiates so bright, I love it Glad you had fun being out & awesome job on that test! It always feels good to get that 100 🏻 1mon
  •   beancolton That is THE way to look at life. That's awesome and keep pushing that energy towards others. 4w

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valbui • y o g a • & rainy windows, pure bliss. 1mon

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valbui //pt 2: i don't think I can ever stress enough how important it is to love yourself through any phase of you're life. Little things, it's the little things that you do that reflect that admiration for yourself. Nourish to flourish, love abundantly, live simply, say yes or say no, dream big, adventure is out there la la la la la. I can go on & on. Mornings like these are my special reminders to sleep in & stay in bed for an hour after a night alone & drinking wine maybe more than half the bottle haha🙄 waking up slowly&gently, listening to the lovely voice & sound of Billie Holiday while the coffee brews, dancing around & following my cravings for French toast & just grasping all of it in. Live today, love today, love you today.
also PS: I bought a jar of chai spiced PB at Central Market the other day for $12...NO REGRETS🤘🏻
1mon

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valbui • m o r n i n g s like these • 1mon

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valbui happy Saturday 🤗 when you're working a double & have 30 mins in between shifts to do whatever you please..I buy flowers at the farmers market 1mon

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valbui //allow me to be vulnerable for just a sec: this is my dad. I don't see him often, in fact, the last time I remember spending time with him has been a little over a year. I don't have the ideal 'daughter's girl' title nor have the best relationship with him, but he's my dad. & I somehow always wanted that. Yesterday he surprised me by making a trip down for dinner & dessert. All day I had been freaking out, my heart was heavy, I was anxious & excited & happy & scared all at once. I felt like I drank 5 cups of coffee to watch a very depressing movie lol🙄 anyway, the time spent with him & my sister (who I just met after 6 years- she's so adorable btw) was a moment worth cherishing. I loved we very minute of it. I may not have established the perfect relationship with him when I was younger, or as I was growing up or last night but he's still my dad & im his daughter. No one can take that from us. As I grew older LOVE & GRACE were definitely things I learned to express amongst people, especially him. Despite anyone's flaws or mistakes, God loves us & I have been learning & trying my best to share that love with others. So, to conclude I guess I'm so thankful for the relationship I have with my dad, it's a relationship I cherish to grow & learn from. It's one to appreciate, no matter what. Love you, dad️🤘🏻 1mon
  •   danipoweryoga I can relate, what's good is that we always have a choice, and you're choosing love! 1mon
  •   melissa_dawn415 This is so dang beautiful, girl <3 So glad to hear this! 1mon

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valbui //c o f f e e breakin' ️ no time to ramble in this post but let's just say I'm a burst of energy!! 1mon

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valbui //when Texas decides to get a lil chillay, u go home & change into leggings + a comfy shirt..or blame the weather for your procrastination & desire for a mid day nap// this outfit was before all that jazz. 1mon

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valbui emojis in real life//happy Monday! 1mon

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valbui • • treat yo'self, love yo'self • • it's so neat to see these little guys blooming! They bring me such joy every morning & are a great reminder of the beauty in our crazy lives. Again, blooming, growing, living - they're all so important. I've been feeling a little down these past couple of days due to a choice that has been made but that has opened up and will eventually lead to a new journey. These are for myself, to remind myself that loving "me" is very important & that every day is a new one, beautiful too. Here's to my new little journey of self discovery. 2mon
  •   kimder.inc Good shot! 2mon
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  •   ashlery_26 Hi @valbui , I just want to let you know that your post give me inspiration & good vibes, they out me in such a good mind set. Especially if I'm feeling down. I just wanted to say that I love your Instagram and you are such a beautiful person inside, your personality admirable. 2mon
  •   loveashrey Love! 1mon

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