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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Personally Preppy: Monogram All the Things

Personally Preppy is a fabulous company, owned by two sisters, that is taking the monogram world by storm!

She Moved to Texas posted an awesome helmet mono on her Instagram and the the $900 facebook pony just wrote an excellent business spotlight on her blog.

I knew I had to jump on the monogram bandwagon but I did have one hold up. I'm not crafty and don't have "the eye" so when confronted with ALL of the awesome options on the PP Etsy page I just couldn't decide what I wanted.

So I said, "Tate, Kir- make me a goody bag of all the fun things." And by God they did.

Monogram Madness is what I call it. I've been locked in my office for the past few evenings carefully ironing my initials onto every stitch of clothing I own (and pillow wraps- I will never lose those things again).
I am, however, careful to stop after I've had two glasses of wine. My coordination skillz tend to falter at that point.

And I did have some learnings. All those great vinyl stick on monograms that everyone is adorning their Samshields with? No matter how hard I rubbed with a credit card it just would not adhere to the furriness of my Charles Owen.
Lightbulb moment- can I heat press one of the monograms on? I had to shelve that experiment until this evening. I had reached my self imposed wine limit on Tuesday and was slightly wary of testing my theory on my year old Ayr8.

Also, after reading through the $900 facebook pony DIY helmet project I was reminded that I had an old CO that had seen one too many falls in the trunk of my car. Bring it on hot iron and velvet- let's see what happens!
And.....it actually worked. Really quite well actually! I'm going to be ordering a slightly smaller black version (my script monograms are navy) ASAP!

A random aside: Miss "Clairified" stopped by my desk with the new Higher Standards Viva Carlos Saddle Soap in Sweet Lemon. It smells amazing!


12 comments:

  1. Looks like the best kind of arts and crafts!!!

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  2. Hah I'm definitely not a monogram person, but they sure are pretty!

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  3. I just ordered a helmet monogram initially, which I slightly screwed up while putting it on (airhead). Their monograms do look awesome though. That's a great idea using them on wraps!

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  4. lol, go big or go home! Looks good!

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  5. OMG I just died a little on the inside. So much fabulousness in one place.

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  6. I feel like maybe I need to duplicate this whole thing,I mean monograms, crafting, wine, sounds like a win of a night! :)

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  7. I am so putting these on my Volant S when they come in!!

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