I’m a California girl with her PhD. I love jeans, iced coffee, homemade food, and smart humor. Luci’s Morsels is about fashion, food, and frivolity – all from an approachable and fun perspective. I’m lucky enough to have this blog and social media channels to share my daily morsels, but I encourage you to think about yours too. What morsel is bringing you happiness today?
I started this blog in early 2012. I was in my fourth (of five) years in my PhD program and on my way to becoming a college professor and author of nineteenth century black history. As I made through all the research and writing, I turned to baking for a cheap therapy of sorts. Because my boyfriend (now husband) and I couldn’t eat that much dessert, I started selling baked goods (morsels) and created a blog to go along with it (hence the name Luci’s Morsels). After a few days, I knew I wanted to add more types of content and the definition of a morsel broadened to include all the little things that make me happy.
A few months later, I taught my first class and realized that my plan of being a college professor was no longer what I wanted. I graduated a year later and instead of the planned career in an academic setting, I entered a new world of blogging and social media.
I live in my jeans – plain and simple. Denim is comfortable, flattering, and it makes me feel good. While jeans are historically casual, I think they have a wide range of versatility from Friday Night Cocktails to Sunday Morning Brunch. Besides my loves for jeans, I’m attracted to classic styles and traditional silhouettes. Wedges, intricate details, and understated pops of colors are my weaknesses.
I’ve always loved food and experimenting in the recipes. I grew up in the kitchen with my mom making nightly dinners and baking up cookies year round. I watched her can her own fruit and homemade jam. When I started grad school, I began my weight loss journey as I started to pay more attention to the foods I was eating and started exercising consistently. You can read more about my weight loss journey. Because of this, you’ll see a lot of healthy recipes like salads and tasty dishes that cut back or omit cheese, butter, and tons of carbs. I think maintaining a healthy lifestyle is all about balance – a balance that works for you. While I try my best to maintain a healthy diet full of vegetables and lean proteins, I also have a hearty sweet tooth, so cookies, cakes, and other tasty treats are a mainstay. Just like my fashion, my cooking is approachable and fun. If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Besides the fashion and food, I share other little morsels in my life. My favorite frivolous morsel is travel – overnight or for a long vacation. I never tire of exploring new places and trying all kinds of food. I’ll also share occasional beauty and home décor finds.
More questions? Interested in collaborating? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion Photography by Karen Ard