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...

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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’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!