Maryal is a Phoenix-based journalist, producer and co-writer behind the blog Love and Specs. Over the years, Maryal has produced and reported for many different print publications and broadcast outlets, some of which include Arizona Highways, NASCAR Angels, RightThisMinute, and SheKnows. Together with her boyfriend and Love and Specs co-creator Chris Carter, Maryal shares her adventures in life, love, food, style, DIY and more, seen through her bespectacled eyes. Through their blog, Maryal and Chris hope to inspire and encourage everyone to love a little more, live a little more and soak it all in along the way! You can also follow their journey on Instagram .