I am so excited today because I have the opportunity to link up with the fabulous Kiki over at her blog In Its Time for her monthly linkup series known as The Circle. It’s an amazing group of women/bloggers and I love getting to know each and every one of the ladies even better month after month.
For July Kiki and I were thinking about a prompt idea and it occurred to us: what’s better than getting to know the blogger behind the screen a little bit better? I follow quite a few blogs, Instagram & Twitter accounts, but there’s only so much one can learn about the person just by simply following along each week. So, for this month we want to get to know more about YOU with the prompt of Blogger Introductions!
Let me introduce myself…
My name is Kelly and I am the blogger here at Primarily Inspired. I originally began blogging when I was teaching kindergarten (and later second grade) and decided one day to venture into the world of creating a teacher blog. I am so blessed by the teaching community and resource sites such as Teachers Pay Teachers because it’s allowed me to share the resources that I’ve created to fellow educators in the classroom meanwhile providing a small income for my family and I.
Since taking a break from teaching since our move to California, I decided to create an extension of my interests besides teaching and voila the lifestyle blog, Primarily Inspired, was born. Blogging has been such a great adventure for me as I’ve learned how to create and share my life story with others and the sense of community it builds has been very rewarding. (Thank you readers!).
The Wife & Fur-Mama
I am the lucky owner of these two handsome boys. My husband, Philip, and I just recently celebrated our first year of marriage and I can’t believe how quickly a year flies by. Being a wife has been so fulfilling and it’s almost difficult to describe the role adequately. I love spending every day with my best friend and growing together has been a unique, but fun, adventure.
Shortly after saying ‘I do’ we adopted this little nugget, our mini-dachshund, Murphy and my heart grows every single day because of these two. Being a fur-mama, and even for Philip, has been the perfect introduction to being a parent, you know, to a human, and having him has been the most fun form of practice!
[read more posts about marriage here]
The Home Cook
If you follow me on Instagram or my blog you’ll quickly learn my affinity for food and wine. It doesn’t take much for me to fall in love with a new recipe or mark my calendar for Food Truck Fridays (which is every third Friday of the month here in Ventura). I have always loved food, but it’s my husband who gets all of the credit for this one. He first introduced me to tasting menus, charcuterie (which happens to be the best thing invented of all time), wine pairings, and nigiri sushi. Long gone were the days of Chipotle and TGI Fridays…especially considering he would never eat at chain restaurants when we first met.
Over the years we’ve been together I have had the fun of exploring different recipes and cooking with my husband has been a fun way to spend time with each other. I am always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes, but made from the freshest ingredients. It only takes a few good food documentaries to alter how you look at food production in this country and I am always looking to support local farms by buying from farmers markets or buying fresh from Trader Joe’s.
[see how I save money and time grocery shopping here]
Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to meet you!