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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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As I write this, I am elevating my right hand after slamming it in a car door on one of our many trips to Lowes. Let me just tell you that shattering the bone in your pinky and nearly chopping off the tip of it (yes, that’s right. Say goodbye nail!), is not only not fun, but also very inconvenient.. Plus, Monica has been without a voice since Friday. She keeps saying it sounds like a 1-900 voice and is reciting over and over “Call 1-900-Craft-a-lot”. We look and sound like we’ve been through some heavy duty boot camp or something, but nope, we’re just doing some serious designing.
On the plus side, our projects for The Nate Show look fabulous and we’re so proud of ourselves. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve been working on for the past 5 days:
So, any guesses? 🙂 Let us know what you think we’re up to!
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Oh! And two big shout-outs before I go:  First, our husbands are the best ever! They’ve been on single dad duty the last several days and we are ever so grateful. Thanks guys-we love you! And secondly, I just have to say a big thank you to Monica. Not only is she the queen of DIY who picked up the slack for me without complaining, but she also sat with me through some pretty gross procedures in the ER (with only a little nausea). I am so grateful for my talented and caring friend!
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Have a great Monday!

The comments +

  1. Taylor says:

    Oh my gosh! Get well soon! Y’all are both super troopers!

  2. 2busy says:

    One bad turn after another….

    Okay, that white dresser totally looks like a white dresser I had as a little girl. Even the drawer pulls.

  3. oh gosh!! I cut the top off my finger once – so innconvenient for crafting!!! Anywho… We LOVE you guys are you have inspired us! check out the bedhead we handcrafted out of repurposed wood – would love to hear what you think!!!

    http://theowlandtheelephant.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweet-dreams-shabby-chic-bedhead.html

    • that should say AND you have inspired us not are!!!

    • So last night as you know, I was sick in bed and I did get to read through tons of your blog. I have to say that I sooo badly want an accent and to talk half as cool as you write. I actually might have done a pretend Australian accent to my husband. Can you imagine how cool it sounded, especially with my froggy voice?
      Also, I’m totally impressed by the headboard. It’s really beautiful. Jess will love it!
      Thanks for all your comments and keep in touch!!
      -M

  4. Oh, my goodness. I hope you heal quickly. And Monica’s voice comes back ASAP.

  5. Jamie says:

    Ah, the hazards of crafting… so sorry, but if it helps, everything looks so fantastic. So maybe, it really was worth it. Or maybe not.

  6. Holy Cow! Happy healing for your hand. I have actually chopped the tip of one of my fingers off, no fun at all!! Can’t wait to see the rest of the Nate projects!

  7. Tiffany says:

    Feel better soon, it was nice to meet u (at JoAnns)!

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