Hello, Everyone! Some of you might recognize me from my Tumblr or as “the girl in the green dress”, but my name is Taralynn! I am 25 years old and have been blogging for six years now. I am currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina. You will most likely find me taking photos, in the kitchen cooking, sipping coffee at a cute little cafe, shopping an antique store, or on the local trails running with the dogs. I’m in the process of trying to figure out who I am and what I’m meant to accomplish in life. As of right now, I’m living it up as a blogger, photographer, freelance writer, social media guru, and I have an online clothing boutique.
I started writing my blogs on Tumblr back in 2010 as a healthy living blogger. Six years later, I finally switched over and built my own website. Simply Taralynn is a blog about my life and every post invites you in. I blog about almost everything. You’ll find posts about restaurants, travel, cooking, fashion, fitness, my rants and my dog! I think it’s safe to call me a “lifestyle” blogger. The reason I chose the name, Simply Taralynn is because I don’t want to categorize my blog. Although, I blog pretty much all aspects of my life, not everything is put on my blog. If you’re looking for a bumpy blog with obstacles, this one is for you. I’m no where near perfect, I make a lot of mistakes, I have a rocky past, but this is where I come to find ease, guidance and support. My readers are the ones that motivate me to keep going for my dreams and they inspire me everyday with their own journeys.
Downtown Magazine NYC
Huffington Post: Pinners to Follow
Fave Healthy Recipes
Best Fitness Blogs
Woman’s World Magazine
One Green Planet
The Body Department:Contributor
Windsor Store: Contributor
The Skinny Confidential
The Collins Avenue Daily
Charlotte Agenda’s 30 Under 30 Professionals
Greatist: Healthy Fast Food You Can Make At Home
I love love love food and love love fitness. I believe in eating 80/20. 80% of my food is healthy everyday and 20% is not. That’s what helps me maintain my healthy lifestyle. I love to workout, too. I’ve been trying to work around my runner’s knee, a bone spur and achilles tendonitis and becoming a stronger runner. I make sure to workout everyday. Even if it’s just running, dancing, or yoga. It’s important to maintain my health in this way! I like to post bits and pieces of my workouts. If you want to learn how I got into running, I wrote all about it here!
As for food. Here, you will find tons of healthy, unhealthy, special diet, or special occasion recipes! I post most of my meals when I go out to dinner and what I buy at the grocery store or take on road trips!
If you don’t like Grumples, you may not like my blog. He basically appears in almost every post. He is my main man! He just turned four. This dog has saved my life in so many ways and I don’t know what I’d do without him. He’s incredible at tricks for treats, allergic to grains, and loves belly rubs. He lives for bubbles and I’m starting to think it’s a SERIOUS addiction.
I’m sure I’ve missed some basics, but feel free to leave me a comment! I hope you enjoy my blog and continue to come back. You’re always welcome and I love meeting new people, so don’t be a stranger!