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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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YOU GUYS, the countdown is officially on. Yup, that’s right. You have only a few days to enter your best project for the chance of a lifetime to work with your favorite blogger and earn awesome prizes. Just to prove it to you, (and because we love some crunch-time project drama) here’s the official countdown:

Did you know that we waited until literally the last hour to submit our project? We had done this piece of barnwood art for one of our Nate Show episodes, and weren’t technically allowed to post about it yet, but we were dying to be a part of the contest so we slipped it in just under the wire.
So, we totally get it if you’re major procrastinators like us. Or, if you need some additional encouragement because you’re a little nervous or afraid your stuff isn’t good enough, here it is: JUST DO IT! This contest could be a major boost to your blogging career! Just trust us about this. After we won this contest, we got a whole lot more traffic and made a name for ourselves. And you know the awesome Mandi, from Vintage Revivals? She won this contest too, and we all know how incredible her blog is now. Don’t waste anymore time. Enter your project here right now!
Also, I bet you might not have known that, YOU (our awesome readers), have the power to select the 12th contestant in this contest! How, you ask? Take a peek at all the fabulous entries and click through for the tutorials.
I know! Isn’t that so fun? So, go ahead and tell all your friends to come vote for your project. I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to be Miss Popular?? We are so excited about this contest, and already have a few favorites as we click through to see them all!!
We’ll be keeping you updated on all the last minute CWTS excitement on Facebook, so make sure you’ve liked our page or do it right here… we double dog dare you!
Tell us: which project is YOUR fav so far, and which STAR would you most like to work with if you get the chance?

The comments +

  1. There are sooooo many great projects–I think I have clicked through almost all of them! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I really like 88, 118, and 211. It’s amazing to see the unbelievable transformation that happens with just a little bit of paint! And, as for working with one of the Stars, I can’t pick a favorite there either! What an opportunity! I’m so excited to see what the challenges are and what the contestants come up with!

  2. Erin says:

    Thank you SO much for hosting this contest!! I just submitted mine today 🙂

    I’d love to work with Sherry from YHL. I think her whole family is adorable and hilarious, and they have incredible style! Their adventures as DIYers reminds me so much of things my hubs and I have done over the years.

  3. Kimbo West says:

    very excited. maybe too excited to be healthy!!!

  4. Olly's mama says:

    I’d love to work with anyone!!! But John & sherry have a special place in my heart …. Xo

  5. Remind of the dates of the actual contest again … we don’t close on our house until March 22nd … sometimes I just want to kick bad timing in the face. 🙂

  6. Wilted Petal says:

    I posted my submission and pasted the text for the button but the button isn’t popping up-just the text. Any ideas?

  7. B. Hess says:

    Couldn’t be more excited!!! Soo many great projects! My husband helped me finish my project so I could submit it on time and he cheered me on the whole way. Don’t even need to be one of the 12 finalists, I just feel so excited that I finally entered something (and loved to see my husband so proud)!

  8. I’m so excited! SO want to be a part of this!!!!

  9. I just entered and I am so excited to even have a chance to work with one of these amazing stars!! I started up our blog in 2011 honestly just to enter this contest…. Isn’t that crazy? Mandi from Vintage Revivals is my blog crush so of course I would die to work with her!! Thanks for hosting girls, can’t wait to see the top 12!!!

  10. Talk about slacker, I finally got my entry in last night. Of course I had to make something totally new and fun just for this! Thanks for the opportunity and hosting this great event! 🙂

  11. Rita says:

    can’t choose my favorite since there are so many great ones but I think I’d have to choose the Shanty girls since they are literally a few miles away from me. I think we shop at the same Hobby Lobby 🙂

  12. There are some great projects linked up. Feeling a little out of my league, but how fun would particiating in this contest be….seriously…MAKE MY YEAR! You guys rock {if you didn’t know already!!}

  13. I’m so excited just to be involved in this greatness regardless of the outcome! The first blog I ever read was tatertots and jello and to work with Jen would be fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity! xo

  14. As others have said, I’m just excited to even be in the contest! I think each and every one of you would be fun to work with!! There are so many amazing projects that have been submitted I can’t even imagine having to choose!! Hugs! Claire

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