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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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Yesterday we had a super fun time going pumpkin picking with our kids and a bunch of other families. Fall is just such a fun time and we’re super thankful for the awesome people in our lives that we get to share all the fun with!
Since I’ve had some weeks off from filming, I’ve actually been decorating my own house (GASP!).  It’s actually shocking because until now, I hadn’t done a blessed thing since we started filming Knock It Off back in March!  I wanted to do our front porch for kind of fall and halloween, but I didn’t want to spend any money (or very little!) So, this is my porch using 99% items I already had!  Check it out…
The only thing I had to buy was the burlap- I loved the pattern and it only cost me about $7.00!  I painted the 31 directly onto the burlap… well, okay, tiny confession… I actually painted all over my granite too!!  (Don’t worry, it came off!)
I tweaked by tiered planters by adding mini pumpkins around the first tier.
And guess what… we actually grew these pumpkins and gourds!  We didn’t get as many from our crop as we have in the past, but it was enough to decorate with!
Then, I found a bag of leftover painted pallet wood from an episode of Knock It Off (check out the episode HERE) and decided to add a little pop of color to the porch.
I used some random things from around the house to add some Halloween-ish flair!
This was one of those cardboard ring hands for jewelry displays- I painted it with a glossy black and hung a little chalkboard from it.
It’s a wee bit non-traditional, but I love the pop of color and how it’s Halloween, yet still kinda fallish too!
This is an indoor pillow from IKEA, but our porch doesn’t get too wet and it has been sitting around my house for a while.
The kids (and Eric) really wanted me to re-do our Frankenstein door from last year (check it out HERE), but I wanted to try something new…  I went with a mummy!
I used some leftover thin white fabric and just wrapped it around the door and used some 3M tape to secure it to the back. Yeah, the back is a bit ugly, but the front is awesome!
So, for under 10 bucks, our house is all set for October 31st!
So, What do you think of my almost free front porch decor?  

The comments +

  1. The mummy front door is GENIUS!

  2. Lorene Nance says:

    Love it! Just FYI, the link to your last year’s Frankenstein door is broken 🙂

  3. Gypsy Heart says:

    I love it!! You are very creative. What did you use for the eyes on the mummy door? It is adorable!

    P.S. Could not view the door from last year.

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