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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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Happy Monday, everyone! We are working our tails off this week on lots of Fall projects and fun blog stuff, so to help us out, we’ve asked a few of our bloggy pals to share some of their projects with you. But get ready, because next week, we’ll be back in full force! 🙂 We’re so pleased to introduce you to Rebecca from My Girlish Whims. We’ve been communicating the past several months through email and were fortunate enough to share our top wedding planning tips with her readers in February when Rebecca was busy getting married and going on her honeymoon. Rebecca is a really talented jewelry designer (make sure you check out her anthro jewelry knockoffs!), but we’re in love with this Paper Fan Banner she made. Isn’t it darling?


Ok, take it away, Rebecca!

Hello East Coast Creative Readers!

My name is Rebecca and I blog over at My Girlish Whims
My blog is all about beading, crafting, and general life as a girl!

I’m so excited to be guest posting over here today, because I live very close to Jess & Monica! We haven’t met in “real life” yet but I’m sure one day we will 🙂

I just got married in February and have been trying to repurpose a few of the items I DIYed for my big day so I don’t waste them! I had a ton of these fabric flowers left over:

Which I had made to hang off the pews in the church.

My hubby and I recently bought our first house and so I’ve been working on collecting/making some home decor accents. I thought I could use the silver flowers from the pew cones for up in our bedroom, which is eventually getting a grey/silver color scheme.

I got this bucket from the “as-is” section of IKEA for $1.50. There was nothing wrong with it…I think they just aren’t selling them anymore!

I spray painted it silver with leftover spray paint from another wedding project

I poured in some glass marbles (that were actually left-overs from my bridal shower!) and then stuck in my fabric flowers (this post has a full tutorial on how to make them if you are interested)

Here’s the finished product:

Yay! I think it turned out so cute, and all it cost me was the $1.50 for the bucket!
I put my little flower bucket up in our bedroom on our IKEA TV-holder-thing-a-ma-whatsit. Yes, that is the technical term.

Other side has a picture of us from our big day 🙂

And there are the flowers!

Slowly our house is becoming more decorated….and slowly I’m using up some of my wedding decor too 🙂

Thanks so much to Jess and Monica for letting me guest post! Please stop by my blog sometime to say hi, I’d love to meet you! 🙂

Thank YOU, Rebecca! You can’t beat a cute project with that price tag!


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