Hi friend, I'm Lauren! The recipe developer, content creator, photographer, writer, and clean up crew here on By Lauren Cermak. My husband, Michael, and I currently live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I'm into classic style, British baking shows, TBR piles, and pretty finds. My motto is dress like Kate, work like Reese, and entertain like Martha. If you get that, consider us quick friends!
BEHIND BY LAUREN CERMAK
Raised on our family farm in East Tennessee, I am a southern girl through and through. I'm the oldest of four children and married to my childhood sweetheart so needless to say, our house was always full. Our home was often host to outdoor movie nights, bonfires, family dinners, Monopoly games, and cookouts.
You could say that this is why I began this website in the first place. Growing up, I loved to watch my Mom and Grandma cook, bake, and prepare for those they loved. I was drawn to the intentionality, purpose, and care that came from creating something for someone else; whether that be a full meal, simple treat, gift, or memory.
In 2017, I started blogging as a new hobby while Michael was studying to take the CFA exams. We were newly married so it quickly became a passion project to save all of the recipes that I loved making in one place, while also challenging myself to create new ones. Recipe development, food styling, and photography felt so fun and came pretty naturally. Once I got a taste of blogging, I fell in love with the creative process and outlet that it provided away from my 9-5 job in banking. So much so that I decided to continue to grow my little piece of the internet!
The website has evolved just as I have over the last 5 years. If you've been around long enough you'll have seen: decadent desserts from my heavy baking days when we were first married, a few more personal notes, my obsession with pretty tables, incorporation of Monday Memos, an affinity for shopping, and a more recent transition to a plant based lifestyle. My hope is that this website will continue to grow and evolve as I do and that YOU are up for the ride!
By Lauren Cermak - Today!
By Lauren Cermak is a curation of my favorite recipes, entertaining ideas, styling tips, and more. It's a place where you can visit and feel inspired to see the grace in each and every day. From the food you place on the dinner table, to the celebration of life's milestones; we aspire to make gracious living simple, easy, and attainable.
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