Sunday, November 8, 2015

We Are Moving..

Hello Creatively Casey Readers, it has been a while. I promise you my friends it has all been for good reasons. 

I started this blog called Creatively Casey in March of 2011 as a Sophomore in Culinary School chronicling her internship at Walt Disney World. Then it evolved into a food blog where i would share restaurant reviews and recipes. I began struggling for content and for a short time this blog turned into Simply Casey. I began posting things that did not necessarily speak to me but was content that I felt readers would gravitate to. Again I began to struggle and made the decision to go back to the basics, and go back to Creatively Casey. I was teetering on the line of food blogger and life style blogger and i just could not find my niche. I had so many parts of myself that I wanted to share and I felt like I needed to put myself in a certain category to be successful. 

 Here we are almost five years later and I finally realize that I do not need to restrict the type of content that I want to share with my readers because it does not fit in the box of "food blogger" or "lifestyle blogger". 

I am a 25 year old woman living in a city on her own with big dreams. Creatively Casey has given me an outlet to speak my mind, express myself, and connect with you all. However, I feel like I have outgrown this blog and it is time to move on to even bigger and better things because I still have so much to share. 

I am in the process of building a new and exciting website that speaks to who I am and I am really excited to share it with you. Thank you to everyone who has stayed on this journey with me for so long. I may not be posting on this site any more but it will always exist as a chronicle of the most important years of my life so far. 

So for the last time, 

xo. Casey

Monday, August 3, 2015

Tallulah's Taqueria

When you meet someone for the first time there are usually some generic “getting to know you” questions people always love to ask. One of them being “If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?” I know my answer immediately—My choice is consistently Mexican food. It is fresh, delicious, and you can make so many different dishes with only a few ingredients. And now I want Mexican food, and it is only 10am. Breakfast Burritos anyone?

I am here to tell you that I have found the home of some of the most delicious tacos I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Located in a little shop on Ives Street in Providence lies a true hidden gem of the city: Tallulah's Taqueria. Owned by Chef Jake Rojas, this little place is cooking up huge flavors. Everything I have tried is fresh and delicious, from the carnitas tacos to the chicken tortas. The agua fresca is different every day and is the perfect accompaniment to whatever you choose. My favorite component is also the simplest – the freshly made pickled radishes that pair so perfectly with the spiciness of the salsa. Do not even get me started on the tostadas. 

As you walk up to Tallulah’s it draws you in like a force. The beautiful artwork and bright colors immediately transport you to another world. They have both indoor and outdoor seating perfect for small and large groups. Tallulah’s is open Monday through Saturday from 11am – 10pm and Sundays from 10am – 9pm. And yes, they do have breakfast.

If you have yet to take the journey to Tallulah’s you should change that immediately. Fair warning: you will get taco cravings, and you will go there more than once in a week.

Or maybe that’s just me.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Coming Soon

I wanted to write a quick post to let you know that there are some super exciting things coming to the blog very very soon! I have a very exciting business opportunity that is currently in the development stage. As things progress I will begin to post updates right here on the blog, so be sure to follow Creatively Casey to be up to date on all my new posts! 

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them" 
-Walt Disney

Friday, June 12, 2015

Namaste Bitches

Happy Friday my blogging friends! Another work week has come to pass and the weekend is finally upon us. When you are living for the weekend, how do you make the work week something you enjoy just as much? When life get's stressful there are a couple of things I have started doing that puts me in good spirits for more than just three days out of the week. 

1. Yoga. This is my fourth week doing yoga and I have to say it really has changed the vibe of my entire week. I go to yoga class every Thursday in Newport and there is something so serene about the entire thing. The drive over- cooling down from the days events. The actual class- that puts everything into perspective for you. The drive home- when the sun is just setting as you drive over the bridge from Newport with the windows down and your music up. All of the worries of the week simply fade in that moment. 

2. Meditation. This falls in line with yoga, as Meta Meditation is something that is a part of the yoga class that I attend. In addition to that, meditating first thing in the morning right when my alarm goes off has been an amazing up-lifter. It gets me in the right frame of mind to tackle the day. An awesome tool is the Headspace App. Just 10 minutes in the morning is all it takes. 

3. Work Out. Another thing that has been getting my body feeling good is working out just 7 minutes a day using the seven minute workout app. Sweating out all of the bad energy that you may have felt during the day winds you down for the night and sets you up for a good nights rest. This app goes through the workouts in intervals, tells you when to change positions, and gives you step by step instructions. You can do the seven minute challenge for two more rounds for a full on session that leaves you feeling accomplished. 

4. Cooking. Okay this one should be an obvious one unless your name is Casey and have a chronic obsession with tacos. I am awful when it comes to cooking at home. After a long day there is nothing I would rather do than just pick up something on the way home. I do not want to go through the motions of preparing a meal just for myself. This is why I have started weekend prepping. For example: I will buy ground turkey and then make five individual turkey burgers, zip lock em, and put them in the freezer for the week. That way all I need to do is plug in the George Foreman and grill it up. My body and my wallet thank me for this change. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Bucketlist 2015

I am back with one of my favorite features on the blog - my seasonal bucket list. I love looking back on how my goals change through the years. As I change the things that are important change with me.  Here are my five goals for this summer. 

1. Shut off. I am going on vacation at the end of the month for the first time in two years. To say this is much needed is an understatement. Work is burning me out and I need a little time away to refresh. And what better way than spending it in the happiest place on earth with the family. I am also going to get to see some long lost friends and I could not be more excited! So my goal throughout my nine day trip is to shut off from work, email, and social media, and just enjoy myself. (other than the occasional insta of course!) 

2. Spend it by the water. Every year I say I will spend more time at the beach. This is the year I actually follow through. There is nothing more calming than the sound of the ocean. 

3. Concerts, Festivals, etc. I want to go to as many summer concerts and festivals as humanly possible. What's better than being in the sun with an ice cold beer, some good friends, and good tunes. I will be kicking this one off this weekend at the Food Truck Festival, and I could not be more excited to get this summer rollin. 

4. Fall in love. With myself, with life, with experiences. This is the summer of Casey. This is my time to take the time I need for myself. I've started yoga and meditation, I have started enjoying cooking for myself again, and I am learning to enjoy those days you have on your own. 

5. Work Hard. As much as I am excited to have down time on my vacation, I also have a new found fire to kick ass at my job. I had it, I lost it a little, and  now it's back. With the nice weather comes a new found motivation. There's nothing better than completely killing it all day every day.