Liv Lives Life started out as a blog on which I could post recipes for people who have allergies like me. It then evolved into a little niche on the Internet where I write not only recipes, but also exercise ideas, travel recaps and photos, friend and family get-togethers, and plenty of other things! I’m so glad you’re here – please, stay a while!
I have food allergies, and I know I’m not alone. Hopefully, someone else with allergies will stumble across this site, and feel hopeful that they can live a happy, healthy life without feeling stunted or held back by the foods they can’t eat! Unfortunately, I might not be able to cater to every allergy, as I’m not an expert, but I will try and do some experimenting. 🙂 I firmly believe that allergic people can be foodies – we just have to be a little more experimental! (My recipe page is a work in progress…click here to check out what I have so far!)
I love love love to be active. It’s not that I ever hated it, but I really had to kick myself into high gear to get myself to like it. About two years ago, I was sick of how bad I looked in pictures and how bad I felt, so, inspired mainly by healthy living blogs, I decided to do something about it! Now, I exercise at least 5 times a week, and my workouts range from simply walking, yoga, P90X, tae-bo, jogging, elliptical, etc. I feel so much better and, bonus, I love exercising! Though the focus of this blog will probably be mostly food, I’ll try to include some exercise-related posts, too! (Below: me in May 2009 in Las Vegas – that was the heaviest I ever got; me in July 2010 – I’ve since basically maintained that body weight, and am very happy with my progress!)
I love to travel! I am blessed to have been to some amazing, mind-boggling places: half the states in the U.S.; England, France, Italy, and Switzerland; Canada, Mexico, and hopefully many more! Check out my Travel page for photos and recaps on the places I’ve been! 🙂
While I am by no means a professional – or even great – photographer, I really do love taking pictures. My favorite things to take pictures of? Food, scenery, people…anything!
Right now, I am a semester away from a bachelor’s degree, and I am majoring in literature, minoring in history and music performance. My intent is to teach, but I’m not sure if it will be high school or university-level. Although I go to school in Michigan, through the semester of Fall 2011 (when I started this blog!), I studied abroad in Kingston-upon-Thames, England! Kingston is a city about 25 minutes outside of London. Studying abroad was such a great experience. (If you want to read some of my posts from when I was over there, check out my earliest ones from November and December. And, over the course of Fall 2012, I did weekly recaps of my experiences – click on over to the Travel page for links!)
Otherwise, I am very much a family-girl: one of my favorite things to do is be at home with my family, watching movies, baking, talking, or just hanging out. Same idea goes with my friends – I love to just hang around on a Friday or Saturday night.
Well, thanks very much for visiting – I hope you stay along for the photos, recipes, and good times! 🙂
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure” – William Feather
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or fun things to say at
livliveslife (at) gmail (dot) com.