Yummy Quinoa Enchilada Bake


Recipe via
Marrying a man from Texas and overall just enjoying Mexican cuisine, it is no wonder that this enchilada dish came strolling into our kitchen. Earlier in the week I was looking for more recipes to try and came across this yummy enchilada recipe that incorporates quinoa instead of chicken. Amused, I printed it off and cooked it for the first time last night. Needless to say, it turned out fantastic and quickly became one of our favorite Mexican dishes! 

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I have been a fan and loyal follower of SkinnyTaste.com for a while now. If you haven’t already checked out her blog or cookbooks you need to STAT (I love her vegetarian options!). She shares recipes that are healthy, low in calories and fat, and just are darn good to eat. Not to mention the ingredients are simple and her recipes are easy to follow. They’re perfect for families or people on the  go who don’t have hours to dedicate to cooking a meal.

New Years Top Picks 2015


The holidays are beginning to wind down and I cannot believe that New Years Eve is right around the corner. I’ve always looked forward to celebrating NYE because it’s a chance to get all gussied up and spend the evening with your closest friends ringing in the new year. With that being said, you want to stand out amongst your friends and other party goers wherever you’re celebrating. So on the blog tonight I wanted to share some of my own NYE inspirations featuring dresses from Rent the Runway.

Birchbox Review: December {Holiday Edition}


After reading some of the reviews of the Holiday Edition Birchbox for December from other bloggers I was eager to see what I received in my Birchbox. Luckily my box was filled with some fun products to try - a combination of hair care, perfume, skin care, and a mascara. Let’s take a look at what I got!

Meatless Monday Lunch Recipes


Happy Monday everyone! Today marks the beginning of my first week off from school for our Christmas break. We head back after the new year but I look forward to a bit of relaxation and the comfort of my PJs...unless I find myself in a situation where it's necessary to wear actual clothes ;)

With it being Monday I wanted to share a couple of my favorite meatless lunch recipes that include simple, but healthy, ingredients. Going meatless makes me feel reenergized for the week and is especially helpful as we are in full swing of the holidays, which means cookies, ham, pies, etc...

Before I get to the cooking, some might be wondering what this whole #meatlessmonday trend is and why so many people participate. Well, here’s some background info to get you up to speed via The Humane Society...

DIY Christmas Card Wall Display


It’s officially the time of giving and receiving holiday and Christmas cards. I absolutely love spending the intricate time of crafting my holiday cards but alas this year it was one expense we cut due to trying to save (boo!). I mean, these cards come out to be at least $100! (So, sorry in advance to all my family and friends who will not be receiving a card this year!)

However, receiving cards is always fun because I love using them as decoration throughout the house. Today I wanted to share with you some fun ideas you can use in your home to display your lovely Christmas cards! And the best part is, you don’t have to spend a fortune on pre-made displays!

WIWW Link Up: Back to Black


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All this week it’s been cold and rainy and the go-to color inspiration for me is black. So, for this week’s link up of What I Wore Wednesday I’m sharing with you all the different ways you can pair your black skinny jeans and some cute flats or ankle boots!

Christmas Wish List 2014

Today I am linking up with The Circle over at In It’s Time and this month’s linky is all about Christmas Wish Lists! This year has been a big one: we got married, moved across the country to CA, and are still getting settled financially. Therefore we opted for no presents this year but instead got our matching tattoos, which we’ve had planned for a while now. We’re so happy with our results and excited to share this together. I don’t know, there’s no other feeling than getting inked with your love and sharing that bond together :)

Holiday Date Night Ideas 2014


Date Nights are extremely important in our family - especially before the chaos of raising children in the future. Making the time to spend with your spouse can get pretty difficult with work, school, children (for those who have them), etc., and life just somehow seems to get in the way. I mean, one minute it’s Monday then before you know it a month has passed. Slowing down to appreciate one another and spend quality ‘alone’ time with each other as adults  is fundamental in any relationship.

With that being said, the holidays provide many opportunities to grow in our relationships and they’re just, as simply put, fun. I’ve made a list and wanted to share some of the date night ideas Philip and I have come up with to do this holiday season and I hope you can find some fun ideas to share with your family. What makes it even more special is that this is our first, yes first, Christmas as a married couple. Eeek!

WIWW Link Up: Green Quilted Vest


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Today I am linking up with Sarah of Tucker Up and Lindsey of The Pleated Poppy to share what I’m wearing this Wednesday. Be sure to link your blog up at the bottom of this post and share what inspired your look today!

A few nights ago I was so excited to see that my lovely Stitch Fix box had arrived for December and I could’t wait to see what my stylist found for me (see original post here)! Inside I found yet another vest that I’ve had my little eyes on for a while and couldn’t wait to explore all the different ways I could play with it! Green isn’t my go-to color but I fell in love with this dark evergreen shade, which is great for fall/winter and is versatile.

Styling with Stitch Fix #3


It sure has been a while since I’ve been able to post! However it was for a good reason and that is the hubs and I traveled to Vail, Colorado for a friend’s wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and I loved getting to see all of my friends from back home. Nothing like getting to spend the weekend with your favorite people! Also, I’ve never been to CO before and was very much looking forward to it. I told myself to soak in the winter as much as possible over my three day stay and it was great. As much as I loved the cold, snowy mountainous backdrop, I have to say I’m happy to be home in sunny CA. 

Here are some pictures from my trip...

The Roles of Men and Women in Marriage


Today as I was perusing Facebook and stumbled across an article that peaked my interest. It was titled: 8 Things Women Just Don’t Do Anymore (That They Should!) [check out the original article here]. It goes on to discuss the author’s top eight things that women should do in relationships, specifically in how they treat their man, but simply have gone by the wayside in our modern times. Here’s what makes her list:

  1. Cook
  2. Clean
  3. Fix His Plate
  4. Watch Your Mouth (cursing)
  5. Dish Out Compliments
  6. Keep Yourself Up
  7. Dress For Dates
  8. Anticipate His Needs
After reading through her explanations of each of her top eight,  it was interesting to see her points and infer the values in which she places on women’s roles in their relationships with men. 

It’s feeling a lot like the holidays...


It’s officially feeling like the holidays here in the Daniel household! Usually the husband doesn’t let me begin decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving but since we’ll be out of town I told myself I was able to convince him to let me decorate early that way when we return we’re already in the Christmas spirit! Needless to say, whether or not he “let me” or I “convinced him”, I got to work and here’s a little peek into what I got done this evening.

Styling with Stitch Fix #2


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That moment when you get home to see a nice package waiting for you at your door and knowing it’s your next fix is so exciting. I just received my second fix and I was so happy to see my stylist from my first box style me again. Let’s take a look into what I got this time:

What I Wore Wednesday

Birchbox Review + Giveaway


Last night’s concert was ah-mazing! My husband is a fan of Foster the People and he told me that he had looked into their tour to see when they would be playing near us- being DC at the time. After we had moved out here to CA he looked again and found that they were playing in Santa Barbara and alas tickets were purchased and we were on our way.

I have to say that I wasn’t a huge fan of the band prior to going but I cannot tell you how many Real Housewives episodes and reunions the hubs has sat through over the years and it’s not like he has to twist my arm to get me to a live show either. I was happy to go and was even happier to spend this time doing something my husband wanted to do. 

Overall the show was amazing and the live performances of all the bands where spectacular. One band in particular I have to share with you (maybe I’m the one under the rock here) and they are called Sylvan Esso. It’s a two person set up and the beats mixed with her voice is unreal. Please check them out if you’re looking for some new awesome tunes for your playlists.

Pinspiration + Linkup


Good morning! Well, it’s still the morning for me in CA time. Today the hubs and I will be venturing for the day out to Santa Barbara for a Foster the People concert. We thought to take advantage of the beautiful weather and head up there early and make a day of it!

I’ve never seen Foster the People before but I’m a lover of some live music. So, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with my goings-on today ;)

However, what brings me to my post today is to share with you an outfit inspiration I got from Pinterest (of course!). Today is all about wearing light layers; something you can easily take on and off as the sun starts to set. And this being a concert I want comfortable and practical but also not skimping on the cuteness, haha.

This is my outfit inspiration:
 leopard flats | cuffed jeans | striped shirt | light cardigan | yellow scarf

 For any weekend my main go-to is style for comfort. Since I don’t get to wear jeans at work I love the chance to wear them on my days off. Having a good few pairs of quality jeans is a must for any closet. I recommend a lighter and darker denim. Other good denim staples are white and black. I’ve had my Gap 1969 Always Skinny jeans (similar) since I worked for the company years ago as an undergrad. Don’t be scared to pay for good quality items that will literally last you forever.

Next up are my coveted leopard flats. Leopard print has be IN for a few years now and they’re an accessory that adds a little fun to any outfit. My BR flats are super comfortable!

Banana Republic is having a 40% off your purchase sale which ends on 11/15! Use code: BRFORTY

Striped tops come in all styles, colors, and lengths. Sleeves, sleeveless, or 3/4? Button down (like mine) or no buttons? Knit or silk? It’s your call. I own a lot of striped tops but my favorite is this JCrew Factory hidden-button sleeveless blouse (similar). It’s a few years old but it’s perfect for a day when layering is your BFF.

JCrew Factory is also having a 40-60% off sale with an EXTRA 20% off clearance (which the blouse link is!) until 11/18

I went with a light colored cardigan since I’ll be in the sun most of the day and want to remain cool and not a sweaty beast by noon ;) The yellow scarf adds that pop of color and pairs well with my leopard flats.

What are you wearing this Saturday? 

An InLinkz Link-up

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Many Mushroom Soup


Who loves mushrooms? This girl. It’s funny how your tastebuds change as you get older because I remember as a kid picking out the mushrooms and onions in everything and now I can’t get enough of them! This mushroom soup recipe is super simple as it only has a few main ingredients (most of which are the different kinds of mushrooms!) and is packed full of flavor. This no meat recipe is low on calories and has only 1 PointsPlus value! Find the original recipe here.

What I Wore Wednesday


Wednesday has fallen upon us once again and it was a weird feeling of having work on Monday, being off Tuesday for Veterans Day, then back to work Wednesday. Nonetheless we are halfway through our week and it means it’s time to link up and share what you’re wearing!

Random Inspiration


Today I broke out my Canon and took some snapshots of my Murphy just for fun. Every now and then I get inspired to just quickly snap whatever is around me and today it’s my little snug-muffin.
Here’s what I captured.

This is my muse today. Everyone, meet Murphy otherwise known as the best snuggler, tug-of-war playing, peanut butter loving, best friend anyone could know. 

Dried flowers from my wedding bouquet.

Thanks for checking out my randomness...

Beef & Bean Chili


Chili is an ultimate fall favorite of mine and it stems from being a kid and knowing fall was in full swing when my dad would fix a large pot of it and we’d sit and watch football on Sundays. But, this recipe is another one that originally comes from Weight Watchers back when I was counting points. Again, another great thing about Weight Watchers is that you actually lose weight and don’t have to sacrifice the foods you eat.

Ok...plug over. Let’s get on to this hearty and delicious recipe!

2 tsp olive oil
1 lb uncooked lean beef
*Optional: 1 lb ground beef/bison/turkey
1 medium uncooked onion, diced
2-4 ribs celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 small jalapeños, seeded & minced
28 oz canned diced tomatoes
1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
8 oz tomato sauce
30 oz red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt/pepper to taste

We also add lean ground beef to our pot for an extra meaty chili but, with anything, it’s up to you! Ground bison or turkey is another great substitute for beef if you’re counting calories. Dice your meat into bite sized pieces. 

Rinse and drain your kidney beans. 
The recipe calls for only one can (shown here) but we like to double it for our pot.

Mince jalapeño without the seeds (the seeds is where the heat comes from).
Feel free to add some seeds if you desire a more spicy chili!

Dice 1 medium sized yellow onion.
  1. You are going to first drizzle some olive oil in a pot or dutch oven and heat. Once ready, add the onion, celery, jalapeño, and garlic and sauté until tender, about 4 minutes.

Words of Advice: If you don’t like your chili too spicy use your jalapeno’s and red pepper flakes sparingly. The heat will cause the spice to gradually release into the chili so the level of spiciness will fluctuate as you continue cooking. :)

Also, don’t touch the jalapeño seeds with your bare hands as it will cause skin irritation. Wash immediately if you come in contact.
  1. In a separate pan cook your meat (and/or ground meat at this time) but don’t cook all the way through. The beef will continue to cook while simmering in the chili so you don’t want it to become rubbery by overcooking it. Drain any fat and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, add seasonings to the pot of veggies along with salt and pepper. Coat and stir for about 1 minute.
  3. Next, you’re going to add your beef broth, canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beans. Bring to a boil for about 1-2 minutes then reduce to a simmer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Get in the habit of tasting your chili throughout the cooking process a little at a time. This will help you judge the seasoning and level of flavor or spiciness. This is important, especially with adding salt!
  5. Partially cover your chili during the 30 minute cook-time. 

To Serve:
This recipe yields about 1 cup per serving and serve with fresh shredded cheese and other desired chili fixins! I like to personally substitute plain greek yogurt for sour cream and garnish with green onion.


Chickpea & Pesto Soup


Good evening! One of my husband and I’s favorite soups that never gets old is a recipe found from Martha Stewart called Hearty Chickpea Stew with Pesto. Again, we play around with the original recipe and fit it to what flavors we enjoy. It’s a fun way to experiment with different recipes and make them your own. This soup is packed with flavor but light and meat free! Let’s take a look...

Exciting Birchbox Giveaway Coming Soon!

Has anyone not tried Birchbox yet?! I am super excited to begin my subscription again after a few months of having to put it on hold. Right before we moved I left my school district and found myself un funemployed for a little while and therefore the right decision was to put all of my fun stuff on hold like Birchbox and Naked Wines subscription. But hallelujah the day has come for me to welcome Birchbox back into my home and more specifically into my bathroom! 

What other way to celebrate than to host a giveaway?! That’s right! Along with my upcoming post about my November box, I will be giving away a FREE 3 month gift subscription to one lucky winner! So, be sure to follow me via Facebook, Bloglovin, and Twitter for updates as the post is coming soon and the giveaway will be live!

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler


I love to read but sometimes find myself having difficulty staying with it only because I allow life to get in the way. I’ve mentioned my 'life ADD' before and I hate how sometimes I’ll start a book but never finish it. BUT! It’s a new month, which means there’s time for me to be proactive and work towards my November goals (see post here) and that means find more time to enjoy reading. With that being said, what better way to get excited and motivated than to join a book club?! Luckily there are hundreds of different blogs that host different book clubs and today I’m sharing the one I just joined hosted by Birchbox!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to start reading this book and joining in on the conversation via Twitter using #birchboxbookclub and Birchbloggers Network. I hope you join too!

What books are your favs right now?

What I Wore Wednesday!


It’s Wednesday and happy hump day to everyone!

I’m not quite sure what it is but I’ve found myself to feel more tired since daylight savings but I’m not sure why since we gained an hour. You would think I’d feel more rested with the extra time we have! 

But, today nonetheless marks the halfway point to our weekend and that’s something to celebrate! Today I am linking up with the gorgeous Lindsey for her weekly link up What I Wore Wednesday over at The Pleated Poppy! I wanted to share with you my more causal look I wore today considering I enjoy those few extra more minutes of sleepy time in the mornings. Again you’ll notice the red scarf making yet another appearance (see post), as well as the cable knit sweater (see post), but it’s fun to see all the different looks you can make simply from a scarf. Here’s mine today... 

What I’m Wearing: The Red Scarf


 Wool Navy Cardigan: Banana Republic | Bracelet: JCrew Factory | Navy Fitbit
Striped Shirt: JCrew Factory (similar)

Polish: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure 

Pants: JCrew (similar) | Leopard Flats: Banana Republic

What I Wore #1

Anybody notice how much red and navy I’m loving right now? #sorrynotsorry I’m not sure what it is but I love how the scarf just pulls the outfit together and, not to mention, gives me a bit of warmth on these chilly CA mornings. Scarves are my all time favorite accessory item because they come in all different materials, patterns, and colors. The uses for them are unlimited! The leopard flats are another favorite of mine and you can see them practically everywhere and styled in every possible fashion whether it is casual or more formal.

Here are a few different ways you can style your outfits with a pop of color using a red scarf this fall:

What is your favorite accessory and how do you make it your own?

And be sure to link up and share your mixes with In Residence and Just Jacq!

and don’t forget to also link up with Frizz and Frosting for her Mix It Mondays linkup!

Also linking up with Tucker Up!

Sweater Weather


I’m breaking out the herringbone vest again so don’t be surprised to see it often. Today on this fall-ish feeling Sunday I’ve paired my vest with a cable-knit sweater, dark denim, and for that splash of color, a red statement necklace. This outfit is comfy, cozy and casual, which are three things I look for when pairing pieces together. So simple but very cute!

Jeans: Kensie (Stitch Fix) | Vest: 41Hawthorne (Stitch Fix) 
Sweater: Banana Republic Factory [similar]
Necklace: The Lucky Knot

What are you wearing today to stay warm?

Prioritizing & Setting Meaningful Goals

It’s Sunday and today is daylights savings time (so don’t forget to fall back!). For the first time in forever it rained here in CA and the temperatures dropped like crazy. No complaining from me since I was happy to break out my heavy PJs (see photo) and snuggle up. Plus the crisp fall weather is something I definitely miss from back home so I’m totally OK with it being a bit chilly out here.

Now that it’s feeling like fall, we've turned our clocks back (yay for gaining an hour), and I’ve got my fresh cup of coffee, it’s time to have some real talk. Nothing serious, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the year is beginning to wind down and we’ve officially hit the start of the holiday season. This means the season of holiday cheer and time spent with friends and family...and of course food (I mean, it’s not a holiday without food that brings you to the brink of diabetes).

Before you know it the new year will be upon us and therefore it’s never too early to begin thinking about your resolutions. I know, smack me now for even talking about the new year when it’s only November but self-improvement is something I’ve always taken seriously and it’s something you can start thinking about today, not necessarily waiting for the ball to drop and to make some quick resolution we both know you’ll crap out on the second week into January. At least that’s how it is for me.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. -Abraham Lincoln

Have you ever started a project or task that you didn’t put too much thought into or it’s something you don’t reaaaallly care about and somehow it never gets finished? Maybe you started that book and then your ADD kicked in and now it’s collecting dust while you have a million other half-finished things laying around your house? That’s typically how my resolutions end because I get distracted by life and simply cannot focus on all the things I would like to improve upon in myself. So, this year I’m getting a head start and will focus just on a few things that I would like to set goals for myself rather than picking BIG goals like losing weight or cutting caffeine, I mean really, those things won’t happen. No, really.

A great article I found on this topic of prioritizing your life and setting meaningful goals came from Forbes, actually. You can find the original article here. What I took away from her ‘guidelines’ were these few things:

Make your goals specific. Don’t just say ‘lose weight’ because it’s too broad. What specifically would you like to improve that would lead to a healthier lifestyle? Sleep more, eat more vegetables, drink more water? These little steps one can take are achievable and move you into the direction you desire.

Make your goals meaningful to you personally. You’ll be more likely to stick with your goal and see it through when it’s something you’re passionate about or take seriously. You wanted to learn that language? Well, begin with one that strikes your interest the most or is something you’re already pretty familiar with. Learning should be fun so when choosing your goals make them fun and not just a task to complete.

Be flexible. Your goals will, and should, change over time. Are you always picking the same thing each year? Switch things up and adapt your goals within your life based on where you are at that moment. Maybe it’s time to change your goals completely. Don’t be afraid to be flexible because life is never a straight line.

I love her idea of ‘pillars’ which are: personal life, fitness & health, personal finance, and work. These pillars will help you define what your goals might be in each part of your life. I am going to try and pick one thing in each pillar to focus on for the next few months. Here’s what I got...

Personal Life: Make more time with the husband to get out of the house and explore CA.
Fitness & Health: Make more of an effort to track my food with my Fitbit app so I know what calories are going in vs out.
Personal Finance: Put more of my paycheck into my savings account and DON’T TOUCH IT.
Work: Continue to put myself out there and not be so shy around new people.

I challenge you to think about what goals you would like to set for yourself this November and, if you’re so inclined, share your goals in the comments. I’d love to hear what you’re improving!

Chicken Orzo & Vegetable Soup


Happy November! It’s officially the month of soups for me and today I want to share an easy recipe that is healthy, tastes good, and is perfect for leftovers! Yesterday was the first day it rained here in California and today it actually feels like the fall I’m used to back home on the east coast. This is definitely the perfect weather for soup! 

Back in January one of my New Year’s resolutions was to get in shape and a huge motivator was my wedding that June. 6 months to get my eating habits in check...yeah, OK. Luckily with the help of Weight Watchers and getting into a routine of activity, I was able to consistently lose about a pound each week, which is the healthy and safe way to do it. Weight Watchers also taught me how to portion less for each meal and pay more attention to the ingredients and nutrition labels of the foods I eat. One thing I wasn’t expecting when I signed up was their vast recipe choices...and they were actually really good! It didn’t make you eat cardboard and water each week; you could actually enjoy food while on their plan of counting points. However, you will begin to count everything...I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G and I became a little obsessed. Just sayin’.

DIY: Personalized Initial Jewelry


Philip with his coveted Pumpkinhead
Happy Friday everyone! Tonight is Halloween and this is the first year Philip and I have nothing planned and I’m not sure how I feel about that. October is our favorite month and we celebrate by making a list of all the scary movies we want to watch throughout the month (Hocus Pocus being the pivotal part of our movie watching), I get to bust out all of my autumn scented candles, and of course, enjoy a few bottles cases of the annual Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. Back in DC October was also a month of endless Oktoberfest themed bar crawls and beerfests with our friends, which I happen to miss quite a bit. However, on the flip side it’s nice to be an old lady and relax a bit since every weekend we’ve been practically busy the entire time. So tonight we’ll probably keep it boring...or just go to the bar and how I see it it’s a win, win ;)

me when my necklace broke
But on to my fabulous find that I wanted to share out tonight! One of my favorite pieces of jewelry was my initial ‘K’ necklace that I purchased from Etsy last year. It was simple but personal and absolutely went with everything...and I did wear it with everything. This was one of my favorite and most prized accessory and I was completely devastated (a bit dramatic, I know) when Murphy had grabbed a hold of it while I was holding him and it completely snapped and broke (insert ugly cry here).

Ever since that moment I had always thought to myself that making this type of necklace and replacing mine had to be pretty simple considering you’re just hammering a letter into the disc, right?! Well, today I came across Laura’s post from A Beautiful Mess on how to do just that and I’m happy to share my fabulous find:

Make Your Own Personalized Initial Necklace
Photo:A Beautiful Mess
It just requires a few tools and materials and Laura uses easy-to-follow directions with pictures! I’m excited to try this out myself and finally replace the one I broke. However, if you’re not the crafty kind and would rather purchase your own personalized necklace I bought my original one from bijouxbydesif on Etsy and it runs you about $36. There are millions of different shops out there but this is the seller I have personally used and she is great and so are her products. Another plus to making your own is that these necklaces or bracelets are perfect for your own accessorizing AND they make very cute and personalized gifts for your girlfriends, coworkers, and family!

Styling with Stitch Fix


For those of you out there that are still developing your style or you’re already rocking it, Stitch Fix is an amazing resource for finding those perfect pieces to either complete an outfit or completely style one for you. Tonight I wanted to revisit my first Stitch Fix, which I’ve blogged about at Sliding Into Second Grade

Let’s take a look at what I got...

There are affiliate links included in this post and I will be compensated for your purchases using my links.
All opinions are 100% mine and Stitch Fix does not endorse or sponsor this post.

I was so excited when I received my first fix! I had heard so much about my friends’ fixes and even across the teacher blogosphere I found that these stylists really capture your own personal style. When you initially sign up you complete a style survey and that informs your stylist of the basics that make up your everyday wardrobe from the things you like and things you don’t. What I love about it is that you can link your Pinterest board to your account, which gives your stylist an even broader and more specific look at what your personal style is. With that being said, my stylist hit right on the money with her first box!

A fresh start...

I’m sure you’ve noticed something new...it’s my newest venture...a lifestyle blog! I’ve decided to branch out and create a space just for the other things that inspire me beyond the classroom. Primarily Inspired is the lifestyle sister site to my teacher blog over at Sliding Into Second Grade. I found that there were many, and I mean many, topics I wanted to discuss but didn’t quite have the spot to do it with the fear of overrunning Sliding Into Second Grade with more life stuff than educational stuff. With anything, I wanted to start fresh and I am proud to unveil my little corner of the web just for that. A fun and honest place for sharing everything that goes on in my mind and home.

This is also a place where I want collaboration and discussion to take place. I admit, I have opinions about all kinds of things and I am eager to see the different perspectives we all have! That’s what makes dialogue so interesting....and inspiring (see what I did there?) :) I am eager to begin sharing with you all my interests such as style, cooking, beauty, books, etc. 

With all that being said, be sure to make yourself at home and join in on the discussions.
Look around and be inspired!