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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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Ok, all you know we loooooove a good deal and saving money, so here’s a little story for you. You’re familiar with this room, right? It’s my basement.

Before we ever did our first Nate Show makeover, our finshed basement (the one Monica redesigned) flooded. Not once, but twice, and ruined everything. We had to tear out some drywall and all of the carpet, all the while crying about how much it would cost to redo everything. It was a nightmare, and sooo discouraging.
This is NOT my basement, but you get the idea.
 Thankfully, right before our second flood, we switched our home owner’s insurance after talking with a friend about it. The guys at Strickler Insurance have revolutionized our insurance experience. They’re independent consultants, (not affliated with AllState, State Farm etc), so they can offer you a million options. They’ve single-handedly saved our family $900 a year for insurance, and my in-laws $1600!! Crazy, right? And they’re absolutely legit, if you were wondering. We have the same, if not BETTER coverage than we ever had before. We’re not messing around with all of the awesome stuff down there.
Now that our room has been beautifully redecorated, we’re taking extra precautions, but we know Strickler has our back.
  You totally need to call them and get a free quote– this is some serious saving-of-the-hard-earned-cash, people! (Plus, they’re throwing in a free Wawa gift card for every quote they give out, so why not?)  Oh yeah, one more thing: for all you ladies (and men!) with home-based businesses, like ThirtyOne Gifts, Pampered Chef, Scentsy etc., check out Element Insurance, which deals with everything related to a home-based business!
Make sure you ask for Josh Heebner at 610-701-8257, or email him at, and he’ll take care of you!  Now go forth and save money!


The comments +

  1. Carolyn says:

    That is so pretty! What a great use of space.

  2. Iuliana says:

    I can’t even begin to imagine of having a flood that would destroy all that beauty of design. Seriously, how do you ever decorate again? Well, I guess when you have an insurance company that will pay for the damage caused by the flood, that it would be possible to redo it again. So, when I have a house (some day…sniff sniff) I’ll be sure to recommend your insurance recommendation. Thank you. Oh, and I am new here and a new follower!

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