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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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Want to hear a sad story?  Jess and I were supposed to be in NYC this afternoon having lunch with the fabulous Mandy from Vintage Revivals and Emily, one of our favorite Nate Show producers, BUT… my oldest is really, really sick. I fear it might have turned into pneumonia, so we’re headed to the pediatrician instead of the Big Apple.  Boo! I’m bummed about our trip, but even more so I just want my little lady to feel better!
(Pic courtesy of Salvatori Photography)
Anyhow… Can you believe today marks the final weekend before Christmas?  I seriously can’t! I still have a few gifts to buy, some serious wrapping to do, and lots of fun holiday festivities to partake in!
I guess we should get on with it shouldn’t we? Today the girl that can barely sew a button is going to blog about pillows.  Oh boy, this should be fun! 
I saw this Pottery Barn Pillow and thought it was pretty adorable.  I have no idea why it popped into my head during the challenge, but it did and I figured that I could DIY it without any sewing.
To be completely honest it was one of my LEAST favorite projects in the room and then good old Mr. Berkus had to talk on air about how much he liked it and how he wished he could buy one. All the while I’m thinking, Oh my word. It’s a Pottery Barn knock off, just go to the mall, but I can’t say that because we have to be super careful about using brand names! I was sweating it big time! They even asked me to write a tutorial for their website, so if you want the directions you can head over to Nate’s site for the steps.
Here’s my finished product, but don’t look at it too long or you’ll see some of the effects of only having a few hours to do a whole room (and yes, I know my stockings look more like hockey sticks!)
Ugh! It pains me to show you this! Ha! It’s good to keep away the pride I guess!
Since it’s Friday, I also have a Fab Find for you! Woohoo!
Fab Find Friday- Journey through Bethlehem
Living Hope Church in Dublin, PA hosts an amazing semi-annual event and it’s this weekend! A huge field is transformed into the town of Bethlehem. It’s an incredible experience for your whole family.  2 Christmases ago my kids went with their grandparents and they talked about it for weeks! It’s an amazing way to remind ourselves about the true reason for Christmas.
Here’s the info directly from Living Hope’s website 
Come.  Experience.  A Journey through Bethlehem.  Follow the path that Joseph & Mary walked in a dramatic outdoor presentation of the original Christmas Story.
Show start promptly*
Fri, Dec 16   5   6:30   8pm
Sat, Dec 17   5   6:30  8pm
Sun, Dec 18   5   6:30pm
*Dress appropriately for the weather.  It is an outdoor 45 minute presentation.
Jess and I will be there with our families and friends on Sunday at 6:30pm.
We hope to see you there! 

The comments +

  1. Lindsey says:

    Monica –

    We will be there Sunday too! We’ll look for you. So sorry you didn’t get to go to NYC – I hope Kenz is feeling better!

    For the stockings, could it have a more finished look if you cut the stockings bigger and glued the right side of the stockings to the pillow on the edges? It would make the stockings stick out a little more and then you wouldn’t see the unfinished edges? Just a thought from someone who knows nothing about DIY or design, but maybe it would help someone who tries to copy this? 🙂


  2. really cute idea! good inspiration for sure. hope your little girl feels better- nothing worse than that!

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