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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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We party hard in the Mangin family… We I love themed parties and have for about 10 years… before all the party planning websites and pinterest existed, I actually had to be creative and come up with ideas on my own {gasp!} I used to go a little extreme with the parties, but the hubs made me scale back I learned a little self control.  I never went nuts like ponies and millions of dollars, but party prep would take FOREVER and other wifey duties would be ignored.  Right now I’m planning Kira’s 4th birthday party.  She’s wants a DOLPHIN themed party… UGH. I just designed her semi-dolphiny, semi-nautical invitations.  I’m going to go with an ocean/dolphin party.  She’s cool with it.
I thought it would be fun to pull up some old party pics and get the creative juices flowing.  These pics weren’t taken for a blog, so go easy on me!
 Kitty Party
Obsessed with cats, we did a kitty theme.
Pink. Black. All things Cat.
 Probably my favorite cake ever.
 Pumpin Party
I took the easy way out and went with the fall theme since it’s a November birthday.
Pumpkin Mini Golf
 Bobbing for Apples
Garr… Pirate Party
It’s been done 100s of times, but he loved pirates!
(Oh, my word… do you love that I accidently drew him a french mustache instead of a piratey one?)
 Wish this picture was better, but we made two huge plywood boats so the kids could have cannonball wars and walk the plank!
So, no we’re not fancy-schmancy, but my kids LOVE their theme parties, and their mommy does too!
All our friends know how we roll and they’re great sports…
Minute to win it anyone?
Starwars Babyshower anyone??
 Little fella was going to be named Lucas after Luke Skywalker!
Ok, looking back at these made me laugh and inspired me to get my butt in gear and get all dolphiny!
How do you partay?

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  1. Lauren says:

    Can’t wait to see pictures from the party; I’m sure it will be great and your daughter will love it!

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