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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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One of our very favorite things in the world is taping for The Nate Show.  Seriously, we did our first show back in the summer and decided it was the most fun ever.  We’re so thrilled to going back on for a final time and this evening we had a full night of shooting!
Since I’m honestly completely and utterly exhausted (working our real jobs and then doing Nate is a lot of work!), I’m just going to give you a little sneak peek into our field taping today!

Poor Tommy our Camera guy had to look at us for hours on end!

The later it got in the evening, the more crazy and silly I seemed to get.  At one point, Jess did something with her hand that I apparently thought was the funniest thing ever, because I ruined the take by crying laughing.  I couldn’t stop.  It took me quite a while to get things under control again! Actually, I’m laughing about it now.
You might remember our producer, Jesse from our Christmas episode… he’s super talented and really fun to work with.  He was sitting in for me, while we adjusted some lighting. Looks like he’s trying to replace me as Jess’ BFF!
This was our crew from today.  Since Jess and I are working together for this show, we only needed a small crew, but we were thrilled that it included our very favorite sound guy Mike.  Not sure which one he is??? He’s the one that has my hand on his thigh! OMW! I was using the self-timer and running into the shot, and totally didn’t notice how crazy awkward I was being.  Thank goodness Mike and I are buds!
This shot is WAY more realistic and what most of our Nate shoots are like.  (Did we mention we love these guys?)
Ok, we’ve got one tired blogger/mommy/teacher on our hands, so that’s all the peek you’re getting.  Wait, what?? Oh, you want to know what we’re working on for this episode??  Hmm… well, don’t tell Natey boy, but here’s a teeny peek.
Don’t worry, you’ll know all the ins and outs soon enough! This just might be our very favorite project yet.  We’re insanely excited about our top-secret plans.
Okay, time for some R & R.

The comments +

  1. Please…if you can…. it would be great if you post the videos from the show like you did last time… I cannot see it other way!! and I can’t wait to see what you did this time!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    “Poor Tommy our Camera guy had to look at us for hours on end!” Maybe… but he does have amazing eyes! I’m sure you didn’t mind looking at him all day 🙂

    And Monica, you and Mike seem awfully comfortable together! Your hubs better watch out 🙂

  3. Liz Brown says:

    Looks like a lot of fun and a lot of hard work and a lot of relief/sadness when its over. 🙂

  4. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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