Hi, Friend! Thank you So Much for stopping by!
I’m Liza, the writer behind LA LIZA – a blog designed to motivate and inspire anyone who ever felt trapped in their everyday routines, to allow a little bit of indulgence in your lives, while doing so guiltlessly! (Because if there’s guilt involved – it’s not all that fun anymore, right?)
On LA LIZA you can find my collection of low-calorie healthy dessert recipes (because a dessert is such a great way to sweeten up your life!), overviews of the best healthy treat options in the stores, bakeries and coffee shops around us, and a little bit of my “pretty-casual” style – to help you look sweet when you’re headed out for your coffee!
Q: How did LA LIZA start?
A: I started LA LIZA back in 2016 when I overcame a postpartum depression. I was a stay-at-home mom, with my career aspirations (when I came to LA studied acting and screenwriting in hopes to make it in the Hollywood biz) put on hold, feeling stuck in an everyday routine, lonely, overwhelmed and uninspired.
At the same time my kids brought new meaning to my life! I’d never trade having them for anything else! So, what helped me overcome my blues and stopped me from turning into a bitter, sad human being?
With the wise guidance from my Mom I’ve realized that no matter how meaningful my life was, if I wanted to stay “sweet”, I needed to spice up my everyday routine a bit, – get out of my usual tee-and-sweats, go out and have a treat, or bake a treat at home, to indulge myself and to share it with the people I love (which makes it even more enjoyable!)
Also – these joys don’t have to be fattening, pricey or time-consuming!
Having and sharing these little joys brought back my confidence, my good mood and returned my joie de vie. And now I’m hoping to share it all with you!
Q: Do you often get prettied up now?
A: Oh, no! Most of the time you‘ll still find me wearing tee-shirts and sweats with my hair pulled back tight (because how else do you style your hair for cleaning a bathroom?) But… that wouldn’t be inspiring for you see… or for me to share, right?
But there are times in the day when I do let my hair down and do get dressed! And having gotten through that “sad phase” I make sure to doll up and to find the time to go out and have some “guiltless fun”!
Q. Why “LA”?
A: LA is for Los Angeles – my current hometown – the city where I came as a twenty-year old girl, full of dreams and aspirations! I fell in love with it – its weather, its ever-blooming flowers, its culture and its vibe! LA still keeps me inspired!
And what my dressing up and “looking sweet” really is? It’s playing my “sweet” role – it’s ACTING as the best version of myself!
Oh, and the “la” also sounds a somewhat French, which refers to the style part on my blog! J
Q: Who are your kids?
A: I have two boys, Aric and Alec. They are the sweetest things in the world – handsome, kind and so talented!
Q: What are your hopes for the future of LA LIZA?
A: I hope for LA LIZA to become a place of inspiration and connection for those of you who just like me, ever felt trapped in their everyday routine and felt so very “average” in the world of the overachievers and glam-looking celebs!
With LA LIZA I’m building a community of people that can encourage each other to take the time for self-care, and to stop being ashamed of indulging a bit!