Monday, February 10, 2014

What I'm Reading Now: Createliveblog

When I'm looking for a creative healthy recipe or fitness tips I turn to Createliveblog. Carly and I met here in Chicago but she's currently back in my hometown of West Michigan and I love following her adventures to some of my favorite spots on Instagram. You'll enjoy her blog for delicious recipes and some amazing ideas for staying healthy.


Get to know Carly:
1. What are you currently reading?
Guilty pleasure: I love young adult literature. There is no pressure for those authors to 'over-write' their stories with lofty phrases and pretentious words, so instead, they can focus on taking you on a wild and crazy ride. I have been working on a YA novel for a few years, so I justify plenty of reading as 'research.' My latest favorites are the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth and the Legend series by Marie Lu.

2. Favorite recipe or restaurant?
I'm a sucker for a great steak. One of my favorite and most decadent home preparations is a Whiskey-Marinated Filet with a Chocolate and Red-Wine Reduction Sauce (it cures ALL the cravings, I promise!). 
In Chicago, my favorite spot is Bavette's, hands down. My girlfriend got me into it a while back, and I think their steak and atmosphere are both unbeatable (not to mention their Old Fashioneds!).

3. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I meet so many creative and intelligent people through blogging, and I have really enjoyed finding other people who also love to create beautiful things - whether it is beauty by way of words, fashion, decor or food. 

4. Five things on your wish list
  1. I have been seriously crushing on these Loren Hope bracelets
  2. I am in love with Ole Henrickson's African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser - it has saved my skin!
  3. This coffee mug from Sweaty Wisdom  Joy looks good on everybody :)
  4. A weekend getaway to Miami Beach. The ocean is calling me...
  5. Vintage silver trays for me to put. all. over.
5.  Favorite quote?
"If I had more time, I'd write you a shorter letter." - Mark Twain



1 comment:

  1. Loved getting to know Carly! Also...I had not heard of Lauren Hope jewelry before and now I think I'm in trouble-so pretty!


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