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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 are so excited to be working with Apple Vacations®, “America’s Favorite Vacation Company”, and Occidental Grand Punta Cana to give away an all inclusive vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!

At the end Creating with the Stars last season, we were reflecting back on the contest and things that we loved, things we wanted to do better, etc…  One area I really wanted to work on for this season, was the addition of one awesome prize that anyone could win, not just our contestants- kind of like a massive thank you to everyone that followed along or was involved in any way.  We’re kind of known for dreaming big here on East Coast Creative- sometimes insanely big, so we knew just who to partner with…

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Here’s the Scoop For Ya…

East Coast Creative Blog and Apple Vacations is excited to give away a four-night trip to the Occidental Grand Punta Cana, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for two adults departing from PHL, Philadelphia.  Trip includes four-night accommodationsround-trip charter air, transfers to/from resort, non-motorized watersports, all food/drinks and the assistance of an in-resort Apple Representative. Trip is valid for travel through November 24th, 2014.  Taxes, optional insurance and additional expenses (such as optional excursions, spa treatments, phone calls, souvenirs) are the sole responsibility of the winner. Taxes on this trip will be approximately ($310-370 per person).



We couldn’t just give away an all-inclusive trip without checking it out and sharing it with you first right??  That would be just plain wrong- hehe.  March 21st I’m headed away with Apple Vacations to the Occidental Grand in Punta Cana and I’ll be bringing you along on Instagram!  Make sure you follow me on IG at @EastCoastCreative It’ll be a great reminder for you to enter daily for your chance to win!

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I’ll be having some fun in the sun with my awesome Sister-in-law Kelly.  Eric just started his new job, so he didn’t feel right taking a full week off already (plus we’re taking a lot of time off to head to Alaska in Aug!)  Jess has baby Bennett at home and is going away with her husband for a week for their 10 year anniversary in May, so she had to pass on the trip.  That made my choice really simple!  Kelly and I are perfectly beach compatible- we both like a lot of sun, reading tons of books, and we’ve already started chatting about what TV shows to plow through on Netflix at night!  Kel lives in Ohio, so I don’t get to see her nearly as much as I’d like to, so this week is going to be awesome!!  I posted a little tour of Kelly’s home a while back- it’s adorable!

Now for some Resort Eye Candy…

White sand-check.  Clear water- check.  Palm trees- check.  Amazing weather with NO snow- check and double check!

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We love the beach, but I’m guessing we’ll spend most of our time poolside.  With drink service and swim up bars, we’ll be pretty happy poolside with a view of the beach!

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Palm trees are pretty, but I will not be looking for shade on this trip! I’ve mentioned before that this snowy winter has me white, like Cullen white!  Not for long!!

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Let’s talk weather… In March Average temp is 86 degrees. Heavenly!


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I can’t wait to show you all the details of the resort and report back to you my favorite foods, drinks, and other things you should try when you visit the Occidental Grand!  Of course enter to win, but if you just can’t wait and need sun and sand STAT, Apple Vacations has some awesome winter specials on right now!

Some Official Rules we have to share to keep everything legit!


·     All vacations are approved on a promotional basis & are subject to availability. Blackout dates do apply.

·     This trip is valid through November 24, 2014

·     Travel dates are final and will not be extended.

·     Travel is not permitted during holiday periods including both 5 days prior to and after

·     Trips are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

·     Apple Vacations reserves the right to substitute the vacation with another of equal value, equal Apple rating

      or within the same hotel chain should any unforeseen circumstance occur.  Hotel to be determined by Apple Vacations.

·     Trips are valid for 2 adults ONLY per room and do not include any special promotions. NO room upgrades.

·     Winner must be at least 21 years old or traveling with a legal guardian.

·     Employees of participating companies and its properties, sponsors, vendors and their immediate families are not eligible to win.

How YOU can Enter to Win!

  You can enter to win once per day from March 3, 2014 to April 16th, 2014.  Make sure you visit East Coast Creative each day to follow along with CWTS and complete your entry!  We’ve also given you a bunch of different ways to get an extra entry (see Rafflecopter options below).

The winner will be announced on April 21, 2014!

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Thanks for following along with Creating with the Stars!
Good Luck!!

(the entry form will open at Midnight!)

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The comments +

  1. […] you enter daily for your chance to win!  For all the details about this insane prize, visit our Apple Vacations Dream Vacation Giveaway Post.  (It has lots of swoon-worthy beach pictures, perfect for this winter weather!)   a […]

  2. […] We really couldn’t ask for more than this amazing all inclusive vacation package from Apple Vacations  and Occidental Grand Punta Cana to thank you, our readers, with. It’s a pretty sweet giveaway that you won’t want to miss out on. To find out more information about this trip, these two incredible sponsors and to hear about when I’ll be testing out the digs for you, check out my post here. […]

  3. Meg K says:

    shared on twitter & pinterest 🙂

  4. Sandra says:

    Shared on Pinterest

  5. […] a Ryobi prize pack and a feature on EC2 this weekend!  We’ll be announcing the winner of our Apple Vacations® Dream Vacation on Monday- make sure you check back to see if you’re headed to Punta Cana- if so, can you […]

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