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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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Well, Spring is in full-force here in Bucks County, with trees and flowers beginning to bloom like crazy (although this weekend we experienced a bit of a set-back with 50 degree-gasp!-rainy weather!) A great way to enjoy Spring, especially when the days are still a bit too cool to be outside, is by bringing the outdoors in. A nature walk with your kids, husband or on your own will provide you with loads of opportunities for adding some spring color to your homes. For me, it’s not enough to just look at Spring through a window, I’ve got to get that stuff inside my house!
Probably my most favorite sight in spring are the millions of forsythias that bloom in all their mustardy-yellow glory. As soon as I saw buds on our forsythia, I cut a few branches, plunked them down in a vase and they immediately brought sunshine to my new white kitchen. {Sigh}
Remember my Garden Wall? I felt that my house was in dire need of greens last spring, and guess what? These little fellas are still going strong. Hooray for me!
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Blog Name Update
We’re making progress very slowly. So slowly, in fact, that it’s been a torturous process for us. Thank you all for your support and suggestions for names. We so appreciate you taking the time to give us your thoughts! Since we are two extremely decisive girls, not being able to decide on a name has thrown us for a loop! All day long we call each other with new name ideas. We think we’ve narrowed it down to a few that we like, and now we need your help! Please vote on your favorite name (FYI- they’re very similar to each other!), and if you’re so inclined, leave us a note with why you voted for that one!
We’ve toyed around with a million variations, like: BC Design (for Bucks County),
Designing Reality, East Coast Creative, just to name a few. Do any of them jump out at you? Argh! It’s driving us crazy. Help a few girls out, will you? 😉

 

 

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Again, thanks for all your help! Now, go outside and bring some of that glorious Spring inside! 😉

 

The comments +

  1. Rella Rey says:

    Love the Wheat Grass. I can’t do it at home, not enough light, and a cat that would be at that stuff in a moment. I believe it’s also called Cat Grass! 🙂 Loving Bucks County Design, just for continuity’s sake. But I guess it didn’t make the cut!
    Great job either way ladies!

  2. Anonymous says:

    i like bucks county design too.ang

  3. Laney says:

    I also prefer Bucks County Design. Sounds classy but still includes your roots.

  4. Laine says:

    Apparently I’m not normal, because Real Girl Design makes me think of something completely different (google “real girl doll” and you’ll see why–I think you’d end up with some very odd traffic from that name).
    I don’t love the “design” part of the name–it makes me think of a design company which, while classy, doesn’t capture your personality.

  5. Janet says:

    Hey, thanks for including my wheat grass in your post! 🙂 It’s too bad that you’re being forced to change your blog name, what a tough decision. Good luck!

  6. Tanya Frost says:

    I like East Coast Creative, it just rolls off the tongue!
    Best of luck.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I like the BC Design and East Coast Creative

  8. Mar says:

    I think the flowers might be ranunculus. I think you should change the name of the blog to “Bravo Needs To Get A Life”.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love the garden wall and those containers are super cute. When I read the post I looked around my living room because they are no real plants in our house (we have to articial orchids). I may have to steal this exact idea for our house. I am horrible at keeping plants alive too. For valentine’s day I told my husband instead of getting me a bouquet of flowers he could get some succulents for our little pots on the front porch. So far so good. Thanks for mentioning they shouldn’t be in in direct hot sunlight-I’ll have to look at relocating them for the summer

  10. Annette says:

    I really think that Buck County identifies you. How about something like “Bucks County Creative” or something like that….

  11. I vote for East Coast Creative! Love that!!! I just have to say that I really do not like BC Design. For as long as I’ve been married to my man, he and his brothers have used the term “BC” constantly to make fun of each other or other people. They’ve used the term since they were kids. It’s short for Butt Crack. Yup. When I hear BC I think of a stinky crack. ewwwww. You’d think it stands for Better Cheddar or something like that, but nope. Butt Crack. Don’t name your blog Butt Crack Design. I’m begging you.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I think you should stick with the BC because its apart of who you two are, personally I like Bucks County Creative 🙂

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