Saturday, February 23, 2013

Meet "QuickieChick" Laurel House!


I was mad....really mad. My solution? Work out and push myself harder than usual. But when my workout was over, I discovered it still wasn't enough. I found myself endlessly searching YouTube - angry workout, workouts for anger, workouts to get rid of anger, etc.

....enter QuickieChick, Laurel House. 

A video titled "Stop Being So Angry: Quickie Workout in Bed with Laurel House" caught my eye. I watched the video and did the quickie workout...twice. Afterward, I felt like myself again. All of that anger had melted away!

I wasn't done yet though. I proceeded to go through dozens and dozens of Laurel's videos. Over the next few days, I went through even more, devouring her Quickie workout videos, and relationship and lifestyle advice. Finally, it felt like someone understood my life - the things I want and the things I need help with.

 So, who is Laurel House? 

Laurel House (aka "QuickieChick") is an uber successful author, columnist, and lifestyle expert. Her YouTube videos have over 9 million views and she has published her (amazing!) book: "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget." If that wasn't enough, Laurel has a ton of weekly video columns, including one for Giuliana Rancic’s FabFitFun.com. She has also been featured on or written for just about every website and magazine you can possibly imagine!

Phew!

With so much on her plate, it is no doubt that her "Quickie" lifestyle tips come in handy. Being a "QuickieChick" is all about changing and embracing your life - now!


After I discovered Laurel's YouTube channel and website, I got myself to the nearest bookstore to pick up her book. Reading it has made me feel more motivated, focused, and in control of my life. She really speaks to the difficulties of trying to carve out your own place in the world...and kicks your butt into gear to make it happen.

In "QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to Life, Love, Food, Fitness, Fashion and Finance on a Less than Fabulous Budget," Laurel asks you to think about whose career you admire. My answer? Hers. She's smart, sassy, and successful. As an aspiring writer myself, I can't help but admire her talent, tenacity, and drive.


I felt so inspired by Laurel's work, I knew that I wanted to profile her on my blog! Amazingly enough, Laurel was kind enough to answer some of my questions.

So, without further ado, here is my interview with "QuickieChick" Laurel House!

How did you decide what topics to include in your book?
I wanted QuickieChick's Cheat Sheet to really be the manual for everything a 20-something chick needs in life. Really, everything that every chick, woman or girl needs in life - but quickly. It's kind of like the cliff notes version to life. Now that the handbook is out, I'm honing in on specific topics that fans have particularly responded to, asked for, and commented on, and I'm really digging into them.

What kind of videos do you enjoy filming the most - Quickie Workouts In Bed, or advice and lifestyle videos? 
Lately I have been loving shooting the dating videos. Probably because it's top of mind. I sort of go through phases - sometimes I am all about "Quickie Workouts in Bed," other times I am loving shooting "Daily100s," and then I go through the "Quickies in the Kitchen" obsession. That's one of the things that's so great about covering various different lifestyle topics - I am able to move from one topic to another based on my mood and what's on my mind. As a whole, I LOVE fitness, food and dating. Right now I am working on several books - one on Daily100s, a dating book, and a novel (which I am super excited about!).

 

What is the best advice you have ever received? What is the best advice you have ever given?
The best advice I have ever been given, and now give is "Ask, the worst they can say is 'no."

Sexiest thing about a guy?
I love a confident guy, a smart guy, a guy with that "wow" factor. Someone who is energetically powerful, commands attention, has experienced life and has endless stories to tell and lessons to teach about it. A guy who is externally very complicated and passionate, but privately very simple and soulful and deep.

Best place to meet a guy?
Best place to meet a guy- doing something you love. I met my boyfriend at a food event. But really, when it comes to dating - diversify. Be open to set-ups, talk to that guy that catches your eye at the grocery store, go online! Lately I'm loving a new online dating site called Checkhimout.com because it's all about women taking charge or their love life and being the one to outreach to guys (guys aren't allowed to make the first contact). A confident woman is a sexy woman.

 
Most effective workout move?
Most effective workout move- Plank. It is my all time favorite, absolute go-to. I amp it up with a Daily100- Knee to Nose. It's the ultimate ab-zipper and total body toner.

Best way to get motivated to workout?
The best way to motivate for a workout depends on what motivates you as an individual. It might be a goal, a person, a health concern... but really think about this - When was the last time you regret working out? When was the last time you regret not working out? Same goes for eating unnecessary foods - When was the last time you regret eating that extra piece of cake or pizza? When was the last time you regret NOT eating that extra piece of cake or pizza? No regrets...


Amazing advice from an incredibly talented woman. I just want to thank Laurel again for taking the time out of her busy schedule to answer my questions. I am so thankful that I stumbled across her YouTube page - the power of the Internet!

If you're anything like me, you are going to love Laurel House. Be sure to check out her website, YouTube channel, or book! You won't be disappointed.

xo Shannon

44 comments:

  1. yeah, she really must be talented, as you wrote!! : D
    wow:)


    definitely too cute >_<
    they together = I'm melting : 3

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  2. WOW, Lovely :D

    XoXo
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  3. I love people who put their workouts together this way. Definitely checking her youtube account now :) x

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  4. niice post you've a gawjus blog! <3

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  5. I'm definitely behind the world as I have never heard of her before!
    Thanks for sharing :)I will definitely have a ook at her channel!
    xo

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  6. Hi!
    thanks for sharing! i love this kind of information =)
    I really love to know more and more about workouts!

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    with love,
    Ana

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  8. What a great post! Thanks for sharing.
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  9. I get motivated when I read books! Nice review :)
    -Che

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  12. i didnt know her

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  13. Wonderful post, dear! :)

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  14. Just stumbled across your blog, I love it.
    Wanna follow each other via GFC or Bloglovin?
    Let me know if you want to and I'll follow you back straight away.
    Thanks! :)

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  16. Wow, awesome interview, I totally want to check out her book!
    xo Annie
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  17. Great post my dear, thank you for sharing! Wish you a great week!

    XOXO

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  18. I'll totally check her channel out!

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  19. really great and interesting post, need to check her channel out!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  20. Great interview! This was really interesting to read!

    xxLiora
    i-wasnt-there.blogspot.com

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  21. wow, amazing purposes, simply loving them
    i hope youll like my blog as i love your one!!
    definitely keep like this and i wish we could follow each oter and stay in touch and reading us :))

    loads of love!

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  22. You have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back
    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely day
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

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  23. Hi,
    I did not know, I'm going to watch her ​​videos!!

    Kiss

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  24. Hello again sweetie,
    Thank you for your lovely comment
    I'm following you now :)
    Could you follow me back on both bloglovin' and GFC too?
    Keep in touch!
    Have a lovely night,
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

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  25. Omg! I need to get rid of my anger. I am going to check her site! Thank you for sharing.

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  26. It sounds like a really great, inspiring book! Thanks for your tip & inteview dear

    Xx

    Alexandra

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  28. Hope you feel better now. Sounds like a very interesting book.

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  30. Sounds awesome!!! I will definitely check this out...thanks for sharing! <3

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    Have a great week dear

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  32. What a wonder woman!! She's totally adorable!

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