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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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We absolutely could not do what we do without the support of some amazing people and businesses! As we head into Fall, we wanted to share a few of our Fall favs from some of our favorite people, Be sure to take notice of the coupon codes and special deals going on right now!
  1. You know I’ve got baby boys on the brain, so I’m totally loving htis Joshua 1:9 Boys Print from Red Letter Words.
  2. This adorable Dearborn Orange paper pack includes the perfect colors for Fall and with all those amazing patterns, you can create some really cute stuff!  Use the discount code EC2blog20 for 20% off your order. Also, for a limited time, pay only $50 for 50 different paper packsthat’s amazing!  You can see what we do with our printable scrapbook paper here. Seriously…endless possibilities! 
  3. If you’re local and need some professional design advice or just help getting started, Bare Root Designs is the place to go! Great design classes and rekindling the art and love to sewing are just a few of the things offered. Make sure you check for upcoming events and classes on their website.
  4. I actually almost squealed when I saw this Wall lighting with Opal Glass Shade from Lucent Lampworks. We can testify first-hand that Brad’s lights are legit- gorgeous AND well-made (we’ve even used a couple custom lights on Knock It Off!)  Save 10% off your order with the code EC2tenoff.
  5. We are all about stenciling walls, but have you thought of stenciling furniture? This trendy-cool Small Step Up Triangle Stencil from Royal Design Studio is the perfect size for that boring piece of furniture you have sitting around that you just didn’t know what to do with! Use the code ECC10 to get  10% off your order. 
  6. Window films from Artscape are such a great way to gain privacy or to add style to a plain window. They’re easy to adhere and are non-permanent, plus there are some really cool designes like this New Leaf Design.
  7. Again with the orange, but this time it’s on something you can wear! This Tangerine Braided Headband from Henle Headbands is sweet and simple, but a little punchy with that orange color. I’m digging this color for Fall, for sure! And be on the lookout- I wore a Henle headband in one of our episodes and it was so cute and really comfortable! 
  8. Of course, along with a baby comes the need for a diaper bag! I’ve never been disappointed with Thirty-One gift bags and kind of think this Casual Cargo Purse is just the diaper bag for me! And if you hurry, you can choose any purse for 50% off when you spend $35 dollars in August! Done and done. 🙂
  9. Welcome to our newest sponsor, Misty with Stella & Dot! Stella & Dot sells gorgeous jewelry, bags, scarves and more. And for every $50 spent on Stella and Dot website before tax and shipping between NOW and September 9th, you will receive AN ENTRY TO WIN the gorgeous Frida Necklace  Hello, color and more color.  A fashion forward statement piece that brightens up any look and outlook.  Wear it with a t-shirt and jeans or wear it out for an evening on the town.  The Frida is 17″ long with 2″ extender, hematite plating, and lead and nickel safe. 
  10. Have you read Smart, Blonde & Crafty, yet?  The completely FREE August & September edition  has a great question & answer article with Karianne from Thistlewood Farms, lots of creative kid snacks for back-to-school and fun game ideas for your little ones. You’re sure to find loads of inspiration on every page. 
  11. Fall is my favorite time of year to burn candles! We cant get enough of CJS Eco Chic’s Heirloom Candles in scents like Brown Sugar & Fig, Apple Cider, Amaretto Spice and Cranberry Apple Marmalade. And get this: A large 16 oz candle is only $13!! Plus, because these candles are soy, they last a really long time! 
12. Our favorite thrift store, Liberty Thrift is having their 15th Anniversary Sales through the month of August at all five locations!  Check out the specials page. to see what they have going on this week!

13. And finally, we have to give a shout out to our favorite photographer, Stacy from Salvatori Photography. If you’re in need of amazing photos and are in the area, you need to call her! She took family photos of us as we revealed the gender of baby #3 and this one of my son is a total gem that I will love forever. She’s totally booked for Fall, but it’s never too early to schedule your session for Spring! This girl is busy, so get on it, people!
 Now is the time to think Christmas presents, people! It will be here before you know it, and trust me, you can’t go wrong with ANY of these incredible items. And remember- this is just a sampling of what they offer. Head over to their sites and give them all some EC2 love! 🙂


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