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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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Can you believe it’s Monday already?  I (Monica) had an awesome weekend with lots of family time and a whole day with my BFF as well! Today we have a special guest that we’re super excited about, but first let me tell you about an event you should attend tonight!

Jess and I will be at the Chick-Fil-A in Quakertown Monday night supporting an amazing cause.  Our friends are starting a ministry called Worthwhile Wear and its mission to to stop human trafficking and free girls from the sex slave trade.  We’ll be sharing all about this ministry on the blog soon, but for now, we’d love for you to join us at Chick-Fil-A Monday night anywhere from 5-7pm.  Just let the cashier know you’d like to support Worthwhile Wear and 15% of your sale will go to the ministry.
We’d love to see a whole bunch of EC2 readers come out! 
Monday, September 17th  5-7pm
Chick-Fil-A Quakertown PA 
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Now, onto our awesome guest for today.  Erika is part of the Dating Divas team. We’ve been huge fans for ages… Before Jess and I even considered starting a blog, we visited theirs to get awesome date night ideas.  If you haven’t checked it out before, you really should.  Being a married gal isn’t always a cake walk and they have so many ideas that can help bring you and your hubs closer together.  We’re truly honored to have Erika here today!  Take it away…
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I’m so excited to be here at East Coast Creative sharing a fun family idea with you. I found this amazing site while I was browsing Pinterest for a fun Valentines idea and came across their Game of Love. So much fun! After seeing that post, I was hooked. I’m Erika and I’m one of the gals visiting today from The Dating Divas. We are a group of gals sharing ideas to strengthen marriages. Each week we share creative date ideas, marriage tips, quick and easy romance ideas, and SO much more. Often times we have everything ready for you, all you have to do is print off the free printables and go on the date.

Today, let’s talk about some HOT TOPICS!
Today I want to share with you a fun family idea Corie came up with. We all cherish the time we spend eating dinner with our family each night. It is a great opportunity to sit, eat, and talk with your kids and husband. One night a week, you pull out a box of “Hot Topics.” Pass the box around and each person takes out several questions. As you eat dinner, ask each other these unusual, fun, or interesting questions. You’ll never believe that dinner could be SO MUCH FUN.
Pick a night to pull out the box each week, and soon you’ll have a fun family tradition to look forward to each week. You’ll need to add to the questions each month (to keep them going,) but I have included a list to get your family started! These 15 questions will be the perfect start to the “Hot Topics” discussion at your dinner table.
Your “Hot Topic” box can be made out of anything you have in your house. It is super easy and can be pulled together in a matter of minutes. Let me show you how…
To make your “Hot Topic” box…
  1. Find a box.
  2. Decorate the box with scrapbook paper.
  3. Download the “Hot Topic” list and cut out each question and place in the box.
4. Bring your box to dinner and start passing out the questions.
To download your list of “Hot Topics” head over to our site and print away.
What family traditions does your family enjoy during dinner?
Thanks again for having me!
-Erika

 

The comments +

  1. This sounds so fun. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Thank you for supporting and getting involved in the Worthwhile Wear cause! There is such a great need for it and I pray you guys have an awesome turnout. Also, if you know anyone in the Fort Worth area that would like to be a part of something like this there is an orginization called Traffick 911 whose goal is the same:)

    God bless

  3. Anonymous says:

    Chic-Fil-A? Really? As a victim of abuse I fully support your friends cause. However I can not imagine there was not a more tasteful venue then a fast food chain which condemns such a large and important part of the fabric of our world. For this reason I can not support anyone who supports Chic-Fil-A or their ideals. – Amanda

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