Hey! I’m Larisa, and however you found me, THANK YOU for being here.

I’m a full time work-from-home mom as a blogger here and as an online business manager at We Heart Branding. Through We Heart Branding I specialize in virtual assistance, organization, and content marketing by helping small business owners streamline their marketing efforts and operations. I love working with clients who are incredibly passionate about what they do, and I thrive in helping them generate meaningful content and more organized systems. To read more about the professional work I do, click here.

I was born and raised in California and have been living in NYC since 2007. We Heart Beauty started in 2010, when I was a junior in college and living with three dudes who didn’t care about my girly obsessions. Since then it has evolved into a lifestyle blog with a focus on beauty, motherhood, and my personal stories. I strive to create purposeful, truthful content by being incredibly open and candid about my experiences.

I am a wife (AH!), a new mom (AHH!), and a cat lady (and proud!).  We Heart Beauty is where I come to detail my life’s adventures with beauty, wedding planning, motherhood, home decor, and more.


I met my husband-to-be in 2008. He asked me to be his wife on my birthday in 2014, and we were married in 2016. Shortly after that, we found out we were expecting and had to pack up, leave our roommate of 5 years, and move to our very own place.


Our daughter was born in 2017, and we have been over the moon and loving every moment. I’m lucky enough to be exclusively breastfeeding her, and look forward to sharing more of my motherhood experiences on this blog.

Thanks again so much for reading and for being here. You’re the best.

You may have seen some of my work in:

HeyMama – 8 Steps to Setting Goals that Lead to Success

Well Rounded – Breastfeeding After a C-Section

HeyMama – Expert Tips to Detox Your Inbox

Thought Catalog – I’m a Yuccie and Proud


Photos by Brandi Gard; Bottom Photo by Belle Augusta