What’s in a Name? {Introducing East Coast Creative}

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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 lookie here… a new blog name and a whole new look! {Eeek!} 

Let us tell you that this has been one crazy journey.  If you’re new around here or missed the drama he’s the low down… 

We’re a DIY and home décor blog.  We’re Housewives.  We’re Real.  But, now we’re East Coast Creative…the bloggers formerly known as “The Real Housewives of Bucks County.” Hey,if Prince can do it, so can we!Change stinks, but we love our new name! So, our name is different, but everything else is the same.  We’ll still be bringing you awesome DIY projects, cool design trends, and plenty of goofy Monica and Jess tossed in. 

Here’s where you come in…   

1.    We need help letting people know that East Coast Creative is still us!  Facebook it, Tweet it, give us a shout out on your blog, whatever it takes. We want the world to know we’re still here! 

  2.    For now, the old address will work, but (as soon as it’s functional, hopefully sometime today) try to get in the habit of using
*will be working soon! 

       3.     Let’s all just put RHBC behind us and move on.  {Excuse us while we weep in the corner} 

On another note… none of this would be possible without the amazing talent of Kim at 733 Designs. She put up with a lot of our crazy ideas, slight breakdowns, and was super helpful and fast in making this all happen. 

Finally, we are so thankful for all of YOU! The positive feedback we get from you (especially in response to yesterday’s post) is so encouraging.  We love this blog no matter what the name,(wait… what’s the name again??) and we’re so glad you do too. 

Soooo….what do you think?!

With love, 

The Bloggers Formerly Known as The Real Housewives of Bucks County 




** Other blog post titles that were considered:

-How not to get sued

-East Coast What???

-The Housewives are Dead to us

-Crap we need a blog name

-A Case of Mistaken Identity

The comments +

  1. Love the new name!! And the EC2 logo-awesome!

  2. Congrats on the new name, page, etc!! Will help by sharing =)

  3. DJ says:

    I love following you ladies! But the new link doesn’t work

  4. Christina says:

    I love it!!! I think the design is frest & the name is great! 🙂

    But the link doesn’t work 🙁

    • Thanks Christina!
      We were still in the middle of the loading process last night. Everything should be okay now! (fingers crossed!)

      What a whirlwind of a 24 hours it has been!

      So glad you like it! Thanks for always giving us awesome feedback!

      Mon and Jess

  5. Diana says:

    Love the new name… East Coast Rocks! 😉

  6. Melissa says:

    I love the look and the new name! Beautiful and awesome!

    The Housewives are Dead to us was my favorite though:0)

  7. Lori says:

    I get an error for the new link.

  8. As a former Bucks County gal (I grew up there), I think it’s fab that you fought the good fight for your old name – but now it’s on to bigger and better things girls!

    Here’s to the East Coast!

    • Thanks so much for your vote of confidence Kelly! We love hearing from “local” girls!!

      I also can’t even believe that you got that trunk and all those other items for $20!! What a steal!!

      Thanks again for your support!!

      Monica and Jess

  9. I will tweet and fb;) love the new name!

  10. Oh wow! I love it so much! Great name, fantastic layout and colors! You took something awesome and made it spectacular! Great job! I will share on my FB for you!

  11. Anonymous says:

    well i do not like the name you could have used one that was about the same becuse when i think of RHBC i do not think ecc but i like your blog.

  12. I love your new name an design and I will support you whatever your name is. You irls are so talented, thank you for all your bring to blogland!

  13. Susan Bush says:

    Congrats ……I am not sure ,liked the old name,it was easy to remember…The new name will take sometime to remember but all and all looking forward to blogging …..

    • Hey Susan!
      We def will miss the old name too, but don’t you worry, we’ll remind you 24-7 and soon enough EC2 will be all you remember! lol

      Thanks for your encouragement!!

      Monica and Jess

  14. Kim Conner says:

    You already know I love the new name ladies! I know this is a huge change for you and wish you the very best! Our blogs are our babies, so any change is hard, but if anyone can rock this, you guys can! Thanks for choosing me to help you with this change! 🙂

  15. thumbs up girls! great name, great design. You´re creativity shows if you can take something old, but much loved, into something better! Good luck to you both. And now…. RELAX!! you deserve it!

  16. Judy says:

    I will ALWAYS be a faithful follower of your blog, no matter what the name. You two are so creative and SO funny! I guess that’s where I think the new name misses the mark. I think RHBC had a special touch of whimsy that reflected your personalities and the fun you have together. There’s nothing wrong with East Coast Creative, except that it sounds fairly serious and a bit staid for you two wild gals. Just my honest opinion, you have my loyalty forever. I hope the name catches on and brings you much success.
    Love the new blog page design!

    • Thanks for your honest input Judy! We loved how RHBC was witty and such a fun play on words. As we worked on a new name nothing witty seemed to compare and sounded forced. Don’t worry, you’ll still get all the goofy humor and wit in posts! Thanks for your encouragement!

      M & J

  17. Becky says:

    Love the new name! Congrats girls!

  18. I love the new name! And new look. And the EC squared makes me think of Einstein so it’s like you’re automatically the smartest gals in blogging. 😉

  19. A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet!!

  20. […] keep the same blog name (since they recently had to change it. I’ll let them explain the sticky torrid name-changing details.) I think we’d make the perfect trio because we have similar tastes in painted door […]

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