At Floor Coverings International Libertyville, we love to bring you creative insight and perspectives from some of the Internet’s most influential bloggers. Our latest interview features food blogger Lindsay of The Live-In Kitchen, who makes her home in La Crosse, WI.  You can follow Lindsay on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a homeschooling mother of four kids age seven and under. My husband also works from home and we enjoy a slow, different lifestyle from a lot of families today. We’re all home most of the time and we try to minimize how many outside activities we’re running off to each week. A family this size still keeps us busy though. On the rare occasion that I have free time I enjoy reading, running, hiking, music, art, and Netflix.

Why did you decide to start a blog? What do you enjoy about blogging?

I started my blog The Live-In Kitchen four years ago as a creative outlet. I was raising babies all day and wanted something that used a bit more of my brain and various skills. I went to school for English, art, and digital media, and had developed a love for cooking during my first few years of marriage. Food blogging seemed like the perfect fit for me. My life can get pretty messy, and I like to keep it real by sharing simple, family friendly recipes.

Where do you find most of your inspiration?

I don’t get a lot of opportunities to travel, but when I do I find a lot of inspiration from that. I love to travel in a way that mimics how someone living in that place would interact with it. Finding locals’ favorite restaurants often leads to inspiring dishes. My family lives in a place without a lot of high end restaurants, so I like to try find a simple way to recreate restaurant quality at home.

Can you explain a recent project you’ve been working on?

I’m hoping to get into a more regular blogging schedule as my baby gets a little older. I’ve been working on a lot of quick and easy meals that fit into busy family lifestyles. I can’t wait to share my recipe for Mediterranean Goodie Bowls soon!

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