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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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Are you ready for perhaps the most random post we’ve ever shared?  I hope so, because this is coming straight from what’s in my head at the moment.  I have about 6 projects and tutorials to share with you (all written and everything!), but since Sandy made a mess of my Proctor & Gamble timeline, I have to wait to share them with you until they give me the green light! Hopefully Soon!
Random Thought #1  Get out there and VOTE today!  A teacher at my school shared this video with me and I love that my 4 kiddos have watched it like 15 time today and are walking around singing, “Vote for Obama or Vote for Romney- it’s your civic duty. Vote for Somebody!”  We’re pretty dang blessed here in the US and fortunate to be able to make our voices heard today.
 

 

 


Random Thought #2  Thanks for all the input on our Facebook Page about what shoes I should buy.  Seriously, I think I had 45 comments in no time at all.  (If you’re not following on FB you’re missing out- Like our page HERE) Here’s what I decided on…

 

I ordered #4 (I loved the orange and grey together) and then sent a link to #2 to my Mom for Christmas (yay for Moms!), and then I just might have sent the link to #3 to the hubs…  Now, don’t judge- I don’t buy purses, or fancy jewelry or anything like that- I just buy sneakers! 🙂 
 

 


Random Thought #3  I’m loving up the giveaway we having going on right now and can’t decide which prints to buy. I’m going to give a bunch of them as Christmas gifts! If you didn’t enter the Giveaway, click HERE to do so.   I’m going to get my daughter’s teacher this print…
 

 

 

And the preschool teachers this one..
 

 

Don’t forget that now through Nov. 16th you can use the code ECC15 to get 15% off your order! I will definitely be using it and getting some awesome, unique gifts for teachers! 
 

 
 


Random Thought # 4 So, you know my dining room… Well, it feels completely unfinished to me. Why, you ask? Because it is unfinished. I’m good at the big ideas in a room, but not so good at the finishing details. I tend to move onto another project/room before finishing completely.  Here’s what I’m thinking… 
 

This wall looks good. I’m happy with it- I also removed the M  that’s in the picture because I thought it was cheesy looking
 

 

 
 

But.. this wall around the mirror is totally unfinished…
 

I’m thinking of printing out pictures on paper and adhering them into some of the frames. Not all the frames, more of a random pop of color etc..  I’m envisioning it sort of with an Instagram feel to it.  
 

 

What do you think??
 

 


Random Thought #5 So Eric and I leave for Europe in 13 days (but who’s counting!!) and we want our kids to have something special each of the 8 days that we’re gone.  We’re going away over thanksgiving, so I kind of want a, “I’m thankful for you” kind of theme going on.  We went out this weekend and got each kiddo something really small for each day- It seemed a little daunting at first… 4kids x 8days = 32 little items! However, Michael’s and Target dollar bins hooked me up! Some of the Target dollar bins were 70% off- I got tons of stuff for 30 cents each- SCORE!  Anyhow, I’m telling you all this because I need a way to organize it all for each kid.  Should I have a little box with wrapped presents and notes, should I have a bag for each day…  I’m kind of stumped and figure you creative people will have some great ideas for me!  So do tell…
 

 

This Concludes the Most Random EC2 Post Ever.  
 

Thanks for all your input! 
 

 

The comments +

  1. Kelly says:

    Ooh, I would like the names or links of those sneakers!

  2. haha! You just made my day- you and your sneakers– good gosh I heart ya girl!!!!! Nice CHOICE!!

  3. Lori H says:

    I believe I would choose sneaker #2! Just saying…

  4. sarah says:

    What about wrapping all eight presents in layers (which will look like a giant ball of wrapping paper?)and having the kids unwrap one layer on their package each day? I can’t think of what people call this, but I’ve seen it played at birthday parties where each kid in a circle gets to unwrap a layer and find a little present. It would still be fun, but less work than organizing a series of 8 bags per kid.

  5. Molly H says:

    I’m a simple is best kinda girl. Wrap each giftand lable which kiddo it’s for. Put 1 day’s gift for each kid. That way you have a Monday bag, Tuesday Bag etc.
    Such a fun cute idea!

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