Women For Women Wednesday - Meet Val

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Moon and Lola #iammoonandlola image from Pink Owl Photography
Val Contreras
(pic by Pink Owl Photography; hair/makeup by WINK)



Valerie Contreras was born and raised in Miami, FL. She comes from a large, close-knit Peruvian family that always has a warm meal available and will make anyone feel welcomed with their hugs. Valerie is extremely proud of her roots and if you see her around, it's likely she'll be hanging with her sister or a cousin or two. 

Valerie is also mom to a toddler who keeps her on her toes and she is lovingly embracing the adventures that motherhood brings!

Valerie has always had a love for animals and people and has been an avid volunteer for animal rescues and other local organizations.

She's also an Early Childhood Educator with a passion for helping families encourage their child's development and independence. Valerie (along with her business partner, Julia) has decided to merge her passion and will be launching @littleandkindshop, an eco-conscious online toy shop late summer 2019. These carefully curated toys are for little ones of all abilities, that inspire open-ended and environmentally conscious play. Click here to get yourself signed up to be one of the first to know when they launch!


Q:  In three words, how would you describe your personality?

A:  Determined, Caring, Loyal



Q:  Which woman would be your dream dinner guest?

Michelle Obama!


moon and lola michelle obama lifting women up

Girls Opportunity Alliance


Q:  What do you love most about yourself & why?

I am extremely driven and empower myself to act upon my goals and dreams. These qualities have helped me dive deep into trying new things which sometimes result in wins and definitely some fails! I don't ever want to live with regrets!



Q:  Favorite Quote?

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.” - Brené Brown  


moon and lola brene brown inspiring



Q:  What do you wish other people knew about you?

A:  I'm a jack of all trades! I have had all kinds of side jobs throughout the years and have learned a variety of skill sets.



Q:  Want is your favorite body part (Eyes, nose, knee caps lol)?

My eyes



Q:  What woman do you admire the most and why?

A:  My mom. She has a zest for life like no other person I know!



Q:  Who is your fashion icon?

A:  Any mom who looks like she had a good night's sleep and can look put together each day!



Q:  Night Owl / Early Bird / Exhausted Pigeon?

Exhausted Pigeon


moon and lola pintrest exhausted pigeon quote


Q:  Favorite jewelry metal?




Q:  Favorite podcast?

Brené Brown: On Gratitude, Vulnerability, and Courage.


moon and lola and the good life project with brene brown


Q:  Favorite Song RIGHT NOW?

A:  "Baby I Won't" by Danny Ocean

Moon and Lola xx Danny Ocean Baby I won't song 


Q:  What one book would you bring with you on a deserted Island?

A:  Book?? I haven't had time to read a book since 2015 :) #momlife



Q:  Studs or Dangles?





  • Kimbo Hicks: July 07, 2019

    ❤️❤️❤️🥰🥰🥰. Such a special person❤️!!!!!!

  • Marie L Molin: July 07, 2019

    You rock Valerie Contreras!!! I’ve been a fan of yours for over 15 years!! I’m so happy that you are doing so well! Congrats my beautiful friend!♥️

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