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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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Well, it’s been two awesome (and far too quick) weeks since our little man arrived, so I thought I would give you a glimpse of the tiny person who has stolen our hearts. He surprised us by making his appearance almost four weeks early, but he’s healthy and growing like a weed! You might remember that when I announced this pregnancy, I had mixed emotions. But those days seem long gone because I can’t imagine life with out our new addition.
This is Bennett:
Of course, I had to call in my friend Stacy from Salvatori Photography to snap some pictures of my baby before he grew out of that fleeting newborn phase. Stacy is also the one who set up an awesome gender reveal photo shoot for us.
This girl does not disappoint!  Photographing newborns is no joke- it involves a lot of patient waiting, a space heater, and four adults trying to position a floppy head. I gotta say, though, she had a pretty cute subject to work with!
I seriously can’t get enough of these pictures! If you need ANY kind of special event photographed and are in the area, you need to call Stacy. You won’t regret it!
Since Bennett came so early, I didn’t have the chance to finish his nursery, but in the last few weeks we’ve made some progress. I should be able to reveal it to you later this week, but here’s a sneak peek of what we have going on…
Can’t wait! A big thank you to all of you who have wished us well and congratulated us on our new baby- we are so grateful and feel so loved. This blogging community is seriously the best. <3

The comments +

  1. DeeAnna says:

    Oh, my goodness, he’s adorable! Congratulations! (and by the way, I love your blog and show!)

  2. Sonnie says:

    Congratulations!!! He is beautiful! Love the black and white photograph….so precious.

  3. What a sweetie! He is precious!
    I can’t wait for the room reveal! I’m loving the dresser. Please tell me you didn’t paint it!

  4. Eva says:

    Congratulations! He is seriously gorgeous. Those blond hairs! And great pictures!

  5. Jenny T. says:

    So handsome! I have a boy who was born Sept. 7th also……one of the special traditions we have is to go get a piece of Sept. 7th cake together (special cake made just for Sept. 7th with yummy chocolate layers and coffee). Horray for Sept. 7th boys!

  6. melanie says:

    Such a unique & beautiful name for your adorable lil man! Welcome, Bennett Spier! Now, I am craving some cuddlin’…=) CONGRATULATIONS, JESS & FAMILY!

  7. BJewelryBox says:

    Awwwww…he’s adorable! Congratulations to you and your family! I became a Gramma (finally! LOL) on Aug.23rd to a baby boy, Nathaniel James. He weighed 7lbs. 4oz. and was 19″ long. I’m still on cloud 9! LOL
    Enjoy your new son and congrats again!!! 🙂

  8. […] work filming for Knock It Off! We’ve had 6 weeks off so that Jess could enjoy time off with Baby Bennett- I was the lucky one to get maternity leave too!  We really enjoyed our break, but we’re […]

  9. […] completed a nursery AFTER the baby was born. Ha! (If you missed my baby announcement, you can see it here) Doing this reveal today- October 1st- is sort of ironic, since this is the day I was due! […]

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