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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’ll be honest, I’m not good at living intentionally.  Jess made living intentionally one of her goals about a year back, and she’s doing a good job at it.  I just kind of go with the flow and take each day as it comes, BUT (and this is a big but)… I am very intentional when it comes to my relationships.  Eric and I believe that it’s far too easy to let the busyness of life get in the way of maintaining community and authentic relationships.
We believe that parenting and journeying through life is tough and would be nearly impossible if we were trying to do it alone.  Everyone in the picture below plays a critical role in our life.  We’ve all made a decision to listen to Hebrews 10:25 and make intentional choices to spend time together and encourage one another.  We host dinner each and every Tuesday night for this crew and it’s a time to connect with one another, be real, and build authentic relationships.
(And yes, my house is loud, crazy, and messy each Tuesday and we wouldn’t have it any other way!)

We thought we’d just give you a little glimpse into our weekend and the awesome time we had pumpkin picking.  We hope it encourages you to take a step towards being intentional with your friends & family.
We might be BFFs, but we’re so thankful for ALL the women we have in our lives!
We went to Penn Vermont Farm in Bedminster, PA.  We highly recommend it- one of the best farms we’ve ever been to!

Jess’ hubs Kev found a beauty
Me and my love
It could possibly have been the most beautiful fall day ever.
We love that our daughters will grow up seeing us putting a friendships as a major priority.  And yes, we secretly hope they’re friends forever as well.
We managed to get a family pic of Jess’s crew- getting my six together is a slightly harder task.


Thanks for letting us share a peek into our lives.  We had an awesome weekend and hope you did too! What could you do this week to Be Intentional with your friends?
And now to announce the Winner of HTC One X Smartphone:
Look for an email from us soon! Congratulations, Liz! And thanks to all of you who entered!

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The comments +

  1. Love this post… it’s you two to a T! I really enjoyed reading and looking at all the cute photos of the Crew! CUTE!!! And hello- Perfect pumpkin Patch!! Thanks for sharing ladies!
    xo Jen

  2. I needed to read this! Yesterday at church I was talking with a friend…we’ve known each other for years…and have NEVER had dinner together. I’m contacting her today and setting a date! Life does tend to get in the way of relationships, but I’m ready to put more effort into community. Thanks for the post!!

  3. Love this post!! I am about as intentional as they come … it’s just how I roll. And my husband is by far the biggest go with flow person I’ve ever met … somewhere we meet in the middle. Love the sneak peek!!

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