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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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Hey y’all… How funny does that sound coming from me?  Well, today we’re taking some time to show you some amazing projects that some of our blogger buddies have been working on and one of them happens to have the sweetest southern accent, so I though I’d give the old y’all a try.  I’m thinking it should never come out of the mouth of a Boston raised, Philly transplant (and yes, I had to Google it to even see how y’all was spelled! Ha!)

Anyhow, onto business.  We want to introduce you to some crazy talented ladies that we’re lucky enough to have met through blogging.  If you don’t already follow their blogs, you’re missing out, but here are some of our favorite projects we’ve seen recently.
Kim @ Sand and Sisal
Kim’s posts are so dang pretty.  Her pictures are amazing and this project is no exception.  These glass vases can be made from paint and nail polish remover?!?  I know right? I was amazed at the tutorial and will be going to the dollar store for vases STAT!  Check out her tutorial!


Shaunna @ Perfectly Imperfect

This is the lady that says y’all and it sounds just lovely! Shaunna (in my opinion) knows her style and how to achieve it better than anyone in blogland (and yes, I know that’s a BIG statement).  If her rooms don’t make you a tad jealous, than you’re a better woman than I am! It might not even be my style, but the ability to take a room and pull it together so well is something to strive for.  You have to check out all of her home before and afters.  And funny side note… we were both on Nate the same day and didn’t even know it! Jess and I were working like crazy on the 24hr backstage challenge! 

Home Tour Before and Afters

And I had to include this picture, because it’s Jess’ personal favorite of Shaunna’s.
Brook @ Being Brook
I think Brook is the next Ana White! Seriously, she has built so many awesome projects and this picnic table was just one of her recent masterpieces.  Doesn’t this whole set-up make you want to be invited over for a picnic?  She also just made super cool wooden planters that would have cost big bucks from a store.  Check out her blog for other DIY projects and to see all the details of this amazing table!

DIY Picnik Table

Allison @ House of Hepworths

I’ve been following Allison’s blog for ages now.  It’s awesome that I’ve actually gotten to know her! This project is really simple, but looks like something she bought at a high end store.  I love Allison’s ability to take something average and make it awesome.  Check out how she added the awesome pop of color to these bowls and then turned them into art! (Allison also has a great link party each week it you’re looking for a good one to join!)

Color Backed Decor Bowls


Jenna @ SAS Interiors

Do any of you have “real designer” friends?  Jenna is my “real designer” friend and when she says a room I’ve done looks good, it’s like a compliment x10!  If you want to learn about styling bookshelves, or arranging a room, she is your girl, but she also does some great DIYs and this one spread like wildfire in blogland.  Shower curtains are crazy expensive for cool ones, so Jenna figured out how to use any curtain as one! Her steps are simple and will make it last, so check it out! 

Turn Any Curtain into a Shower Curtain


Now why do I want you to meet our blog pals?? 

I thought I’d introduce you to them # 1 because I think they’re awesome and #2 because we’ve started a combined Pinterest Board called “Creative Minds”  where you can keep up with some awesome DIY and decor projects.  The 6 of us will all be pinning to it, to bring you one very awesome inspiration board!  Make sure you’re following on Pinterest and get ready to see some awesome projects coming your way over the next few days! 

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The comments +

  1. Thank you so much for including me Monica & Jess! You ladies are awesome. xo Jenna

  2. Kim Wilson says:

    Thanks so much for the feature! It was a great surprise to wake up to this morn!
    ~KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  3. I follow and love Kim and Shaunna, now I’m excited about Jenna and Brook and Allison! What a great round up!

  4. Just followed ya pinterest 🙂 Great group of girls, love them to 🙂

  5. Shaunna says:

    Y’all. This was SO kind of you…and what a sweet, sweet thing to say Monica! Love you girls like mad already!
    p.s. yes, i said y’all again. 😀

  6. gillian luce says:

    Hey Monica! Thank you for sharing this new Pinterest board idea. I absolutely LOVE Kim and Shaunna. They are so sweet & their style is unbelievably good. I look forward to following you and this board for creative ideas in the home. 🙂

  7. Agreed! Awesome talent:-)

  8. Yay! Headed there right now to follow along…definitely a GREAT group of women!

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