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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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I bet you never expected to see those words together, did you? Ha! I can’t keep myself away from the dollar bins at Target. I spend many dollars at the dollar bin, thankyouverymuch. A few weeks ago I felt like I hit the jackpot with their new line of adorable nautical-inspired decor, gift bags, stickers, notebooks etc. The color scheme is soooo cute (aqua, coral and white) and I just couldn’t resist.  I have a few little projects in mind for the gift bags- no, not as bags to hold gifts- and the stickers, but here’s what I did with the rest of my loot:
 I filled three nautical gift boxes with succulents (I’m lazy so I left the plants in their pots),
 and stuck this cute vintage-looking sign in next to my candlestick and old lantern from my Grandma.
After adding my blue dollar store vases (I’ve officially revealed how cheap I am now) and one of my favorite sailboats from our travels to Greece, my nautical-themed mantel was complete!
Can you believe those cuties were $1 a pop? Thank you, Target, for helping me to decorate my Summer mantel!
Have you scored any sweet deals in the dollar bin recently?

The comments +

  1. Christina says:

    very cute!! I missed those cute nautical pieces at Target this year 🙁 Boo! But I love all of these pieces together!!

  2. Brie Holtrop says:

    adorable! loving the red, white, and blue – how patriotic 🙂

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  3. Judy says:

    Love all of your Target goodies! Between Target and the Dollar Store, you’ve created quite a high-end look! (I’ve become a Target and Dollar Tree shopper…I mean with regularity.
    I have gotten great looking candle holders that I’ve mod podged with maps, wrapping paprer, etc., lots of other glassware, seasonal goodies, you name it!

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