Today’s featured blogger is the lovely Carlene of Healthfully Ever After. Carlene’s actually your go-to gal for diet planning, pre-wedding healthiness, and all sorts of other healthy living ideas – take it away, Carlene!
What type of blogger are you?
I would classify myself as a lifestyle blogger. There’s a ton of food… but recently outfits (YIKES! Scary for me.).
Tell us a bit about your blog (and how long you have been blogging):
I’ve been blogging for more than 2.5 years now. Originally the blog started as a way for me to track my time as a dietetic intern (kind of like mini-med school for dietitians). But you know a blog never stays the way it started. So then it became food… but my love of clothes and entertaining bubbled up to the point where early in 2013 it fully became a lifestyle blog. And only recently I’ve started posting outfits. As it stands now it’s healthy recipes, favorite products, outfits and soon posts about renovating our 1890′s Victorian house.
How long have you been a CapFABB member and what is your favorite CapFABB memory?
I became a CAPFABB member in early 2013 and I was beyond excited when I found it. For so long, I had no idea there were so many other bloggers in the DC metro area. My favorite memory so far was the sneak peak at the documentary ” The Tents” about NYFW.
If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? OR what advice are you looking for from other bloggers?
Don’t develop a case of comparitis. I definitely had my times where I felt so inadequate seeing other bloggers and their crazy successes. But the reality is, you only see the highlight reel of another blogger, you have no idea how long it took or the tears that were shed. So just do you, and do it well.
Tell us about yourself…
I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist who works with brides (hence Healthfully Ever After), does recipe development, communications… and a ton of other things. But I wouldn’t trade the craziness for anything. I love being in private practice/consulting! I have an obsession with British humor novels and sitcoms (eg. Black Adder, P.G. Wodehouse). And my husband and I have a few fur children who are spoiled rotten.
Hidden talent or quirky factoid about yourself…
In middle school and high school I did archery and trained with a past olympian. That’s right- in pre-Katniss years. Also I am terrified of snakes in the wild. In a zoo? We’re cool.
I don’t live in DC but I’m a born and raised Northern Virginia girl. I feel so thankful that I grew up in such a culturally rich area where museums, historic buildings and so much history in general is so close. I also love that there is so much natural beauty so close to the city in the form of horse farms and vineyards.