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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 can hardly believe it, but we’re in full planning mode for 2014’s Season of Creating with the Stars! We had so much fun hosting the world’s best DIY blogger contest last year and of course we’re planning to make it BIGGER and BETTER for the upcoming year! 

Remember how awesome last year’s winner’s projects were?  Sarah Dorsey has mad talent and has had a huge year of success! If you haven’t checked out her blog- umm do it! 


Even though CWTS won’t begin until Feb. 2014, we wanted some input from all of you!

Tell Us…

What Blog Star would ROCK your world? 


 Here’s last year’s epic line up…

1- Sherry from Young House Love 2- Whitney & Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic
3- Brooke from All Things Thrifty 4- Jen from Tatertots and Jello
5- Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick 6- Beckie from Infarrantly Creative
7- Mandi from Vintage Revivials 8- Jamielyn from I Heart Naptime
9- Shaunna from Perfectly Imperfect 10- Beth from Home Stories A to Z
11- Kari from U Create 12- Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl
If you could pick anyone under the sun, who would you choose to be your STAR?  Let us know in a comment below, and it just might happen.  We can be pretty persuasive when we want to!
PS: We have the winners of our 10K Fan Giveaway…are you ready?
Grand Prize of the $200 gift card from goes to Kristen Derstein!
2nd Prize that includes gifts of $50 to Royal Design Studio Stencils, $50 to Gussy Sews Shop, and $35 to Vintage Vinyl Journals goes to Carrie Summerlin!
3rd Prize that includes gifts of $50 to Frog Prince Cake & Cookie Design, a $32.00 Mila Rose Designs headband, and $100.00 to HorseFeathers Gifts goes to Priscilla!
 We’re so happy with the results of the giveaway, a big thank you to everyone who entered and thanks again for helping us reach 10K on Facebook. Congrats to our winners, you will be contacted by email with the details.

The comments +

  1. Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts <3 I love her positive energy!

  2. Yay!! Looking forward to February!! 🙂

  3. Nicole T. says:

    Sherry from Young House Love, Mandi from Vintage Revivials, and Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs! 🙂

  4. Kelly from View Along the Way, and Mandi OF COURSE 🙂

  5. DeeAnna says:

    Dana from MADE!

  6. Eva says:

    Holly Becker from decor8. She just rocks! And she lives in Germany. Very close to me. I would love to work with her!

    Kate from Censational Girl. What is there to say. Amazing DIY’s, Makeovers, Craft projects and so much more. I love her sense of style.

  7. Kelly Reber says:

    I love them all! All of the ladies you listed above I read religiously…. but if I had to choose… I can’t choose just one…. I’d totally love Shelly from House of Smiths, John & Sherry from Young House Love…. soo many…. I love all of you!!

  8. kcadreeb says:

    Ack I forgot about Carmel from Our Fifth House, Cassie from Hi! Sugarplum, Sandra from Sawdust Girl, and last but not least KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms… ugh this is like asking me to choose my favorite child. I just cannot do it! 🙂

  9. From those I’d LOVE to craft with Jen from Tatertots and Jello. I absolutely love her blog!!

  10. Lori says:

    KariAnne from Thistlewood Farm

  11. Amber from Wills Casa! Her style rocks!!! I would love to make a room with her!

  12. Kelly – View Along the Way, Kate – Centsational Girl, agree with the above noms for Shelly, KariAnne, and Sherry too!

  13. rachel says:

    Cheri from I am momma hear me roar.

  14. Brittany Makes….I love what she comes up with!

  15. Top three: Sherry from YHL, Kristin from The Hunted Interior, and Mandi from Vintage Revivals!

  16. Laura says:

    Not including the people from last year (because any of them would be awesome!), I would say Kristin from The Hunted Interior, Jackie from Teal and Lime, and Jen from iHeart Organizing.

    • Monica says:

      Hi Laura,

      Thanks for the great suggestions, we will keep them in mind. We’re so excited for Creating with the Stars to start, stay tuned!

  17. Laura says:

    And Kelly from View Along the Way, LOVE her!

  18. Sara says:

    Let’s get some men in this line up! Even John from YHL is a good start!

    • Monica says:

      Hey Sara! We had Sherry and John last year and they were awesome! We already have one fabulous guy in this year’s line up, but I can’t reveal who yet! Soon!! Thanks for reading!!

  19. Jody says:

    I love your show! My entire place is a knock off, although nothing as fantastic as what you guys do. The place where I live is built around the cats I’ve rescued. (My brother owns it and lets me do what I want here). I have no money, but nonetheless, I build! The cats are gloriously happy here and I love it also. I am constantly redoing. My favorite store is the Habitat for Humanity Restore, where they sell used construction materials for very little. I have gotten so many ideas since discovering your show. I get three or four channels on antenna, and LWN is sometimes one of them. Very lucky. Thank you for all the ideas!

    • Monica says:

      Hi Jody,

      Thanks for stopping by our blog and for all the love and compliments on our show! That’s so great what you’re doing to rescue the cats, keep up the great work.

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