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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!

learn more about ME + MY BIZ

I’ve gotta start off by thanking so many of you for giving awesome feedback on my Powder Room Pick Me Up.  Sometimes, when I do a FREE (well almost free) room in my house that’s not a full makeover, I tend to think it’s a little ho-hum. You guys helped me not feel that way for long!  So Thanks!
If you missed it, you can check it out HERE.

Today, you’re going to have to make one more click to read my REAL post, and trust me you won’t regret it… you’ll get to see lots of awful pics of me and the hubs from a decade ago (dang that I can even use that phrase… I’m getting old!)
Our gal pal Beth over at Free Stylin’ Beth has a super fun series going on and she asked both of us to be a part (you can link to Jess’ post through mine too!)
So if you’re into juicy details like how Eric and I met, how Jess fits into the whole picture, and what our wedding was like, then head on over!
Click Here for all the passion!
Finally, before you head over to ready my little ole love story… have you seen the 161 entries for Creating with the Stars??  There are some amazing projects, but we know there are even more of you just waiting to enter! We’d be thrilled to have you! Click here or use the button below to link up. Submissions are now open until February 21st. If you want to read more about the contest and all that it entails, click here.
And don’t forget that we have the best sponsors and partners ever! Over $4100 in prizes and the chance to be featured on HomeTalk and!  Woot Woot!
A special thanks to, HomeGoods, HomeTalk, and Home Depot for their generous sponsorship of CWTS.  We’re so honored to have them!
The Grand Prize Winners (Contestant and Blog Star) will each receive:
$500 from Homes.Com
$500 Gift Card to HomeGoods
Project featured by HomeTalk
All contestants that make it to Week 4 will be given a $100 Giftcard to HomeGoods to use during the week 4 home decor challenge! 
The Semi-Finals Winner will receive:


$500 Gift Card to Home Depot (Contestant & Blog Star)
$100 worth of Martha Stewart supplies from Plaid Crafts
$125 Gift Card to Lucent Lampworks
Project featured by HomeTalk
The Week 2 Winner will receive:
$100 Gift Card to Royal Design Studio
A pair of $120 Robert Allen pillows from Chic Decor Pillows
Project featured by HomeTalk
The Week 1 Winner will receive: 
$50 worth of 31 Gifts products
$60 worth of Twtsted Yarn products
$70 of Henle Headbands products
$100 Blog Re-design from 733 Design
Project featured by HomeTalk
 Have an awesome day and don’t forget to head over and show Beth some EC2 Love!

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