We’re so glad you’re here.
We’re Maryal and Chris Carter, the four-eyed lovebirds behind the blog and the specs and we’re just like you. We are you! You are us! Ok ok, we may not literally be the same person, but if you’re in search of a relaxed, casual, romantic cottage lifestyle full of affordable luxury that’s all fun, no fuss, easy, breezy and lovingly lived-in, then you’ve come to the right place!
Life can be messy, complicated, stressful and full of clutter both in the real world and here on the interwebs, and since we started this little blog in 2015 we’ve made it our mission to make Love + Specs a respite from the noise. An oasis. An honest, welcoming, warm, joyful, beautiful, helpful and above all authentic place for likeminded readers like you to check in… and check out.
We absolutely love sharing the simple, unique, easy ways we’re making our cozy, cottage-like Phoenix house feel like home, the casual, affordable, timeless style finds we’re living in, our hilarious stories of DIY home improvement trials and triumphs (that usually involve breathing stylish new life into old gems), unique, unforgettable travel experiences and the endless adventures of our quirky little yorkie-poo Hamlet, and we’re just so glad you stopped by to share the love with us.
So stay, play, have a look around and drop us a comment (or question!) to introduce yourself – we’re dying to meet you and chat about the things we love! If you’re on social, it’s Pinterest and Instagram that fuel our creative fires, and we’d love to connect with you there, too!
If you’re interested in partnering or collaborating and making magic together to enhance the lives of our readers and introduce them to your awesome brand, just reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll excitedly reply!
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