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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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Today we’re talking about our fabulous sponsors that make this blog and CWTS possible!  Make sure you get to the bottom for a few Creating with the Stars Updates!

Who is ready for Spring; blooming flowers, bright colors and fun prints, warmer temps, NO more snow, new episodes of Knock it Off and Creating with the Stars 2014, oh we can’t wait! Are you hoping to get some Spring cleaning done, makeover a room in your home, or do you need a new Spring wardrobe full of fun accessories? Well, you’re in luck because we put together a great round up of products and sales from our awesome sponsors to get you all set for Spring.

First up is Royal Design Studio and they have an amazing month of sales and specials going on right now!


We love Royal Design Studio Stencils; you can use them for an accent wall, dress up a boring pillow or curtain, they can really make a big difference and give your space or pieces character.  Not all stencils are created equal, and RDS stencils are the best around!  For March, Royal Design Studio not only has this lovely Amisha Motif Stencil free with purchase, but they are currently a Free Shipping offer for ground shipping in the Continental US on orders over $125. We can’t get enough of their new African inspired Raven & Lily collection and recently used it to stencil curtain panels on an episode of Knock it Off.

We’re so excited about Red Letter Words new shop….


There is a new collection called Saints and Prophets (lower left side) , new greeting cards, and new looks of old favorites. Red Letter Words also features a print of the month (upper right, along with a few other prints) for a 20% off discount with the code Love20. Whether you are looking for spiritual inspiration, beautiful words of love, or just sweet thoughts to decorate your home with, stop by Red Letter Words to see why we love it so much! Right now, we are loving the “A Day at the Beach Restores the Soul” print, because in a few weeks I’ll be on the beaches of Punta Cana and you can win a trip to the beach too when you enter our Creating with the Stars giveaway thanks to Apple Vacations!

If you are on the look for custom lighting, look no further than our next sponsor Lucent Lampworks…


Have you ever seen more gorgeous light fixtures in your life?! Jess and I love unique home decor items, we’re pretty unconventional sometimes. As you can see, Lucent Lampworks fights right up our decor alley; how much do you love this funky Vintage English Fire Bucket light, pretty amazing right? Oh, and the shape of the Flat Black Metal Shade chandelier…stunning! You really can’t go wrong with any of the pieces in their shop, they have some that are a bit out of the box, but also some that are more traditional with a little industrial flair like the Schoolhouse Style Glass Shade Pendant light in the lower right. If you haven’t checked out their cool sidebar ad yet, take notice that they have a special discount code for our readers…now who doesn’t love that!

We’re so happy to introduce you to a few new sponsors on East Coast Creative: Sassy Steals, Best Kept Secrets Tour, Modern Penny, and Gleeful Peacock.


If you love to shop then you are going to love these new sponsors. Sassy Steals is a daily deals website that features discounts on clothing, accessories, home decor, and more. Currently we are digging… Do you remember the Montco Best Kept Secrets Tour we sent our blog assistant Diana on last Fall? Well, lucky for you shoppers out there, Montgomery County isn’t the only place with a Best Kept Secrets Tour. There is one in Lancaster County (which also holds a special Twelve Shops of Christmas tour as well), Berks County, Lebanon County, Chester County, Monroe/Carbon County, and Schuylkill County. If you live in PA, we’re pretty sure there is a tour for you to enjoy. Check out the main website for more details on dates and locations.

Modern Penny is a daily deals website as well, but they offer one deal a day until it is sold out or until the next day. So, you’d better hurry on over to check out what they have going on today before you miss out. They host discounts on jewelry, fashion accessories, craft items and more. Today their daily deal is… Gleeful Peacock is a beautiful handmade and hand-painted jewelry shop with vintage and pop culture inspiration. How adorable are the little bee, tree, and feather bracelets in the top right photo; they are all hand-painted and created by shop owner Nikki and team. If you are a crafty sewer like Jess, then you will probably love this Singer sewing machine necklace  or perhaps the arrow trend has caught your eye and you’re looking for some cool earrings like this dome stud set . No matter what you’re looking for in jewelry; trendy, vintage chic, or something fun and unique, you’ll find it at Gleeful Peacock.

Doesn’t this elephant print from Stella & Dot just make you smile?! They also have a larger, getaway handbag in the same print, love!


So, I’m heading to the beach next weekend with Apple Vacations® and what better item than a tote bag from Thirty-One for all my vacation necessities; like a good book (got any good reads for the beach?!). Currently, Thirty-One is running a great sale for the entire month of March; with every $35 spent you save 50% off on one of five totes, including this one.

Henle Headband like these awesome tribal designs or one from their new Hi-clip Spring collection would both be great to help keep my hair tame (but really can anything tame this wild beast)! I also can’t forget a cute little makeup bag like this elephant print pouf from Stella & Dot to hold all of my cosmetics…a girl can never have enough bags to hold her things!

Before I hit the beach I’m definitely going to stop by our favorite local nail salon, Oasis Nails & Day Spa, for a spa pedicure…


HAHA, so you’re probably wondering what Jess’s dresser has in common with a nail salon! Well if you recall from her post, she picked it up from one of our other favorite local spots, Liberty Thrift (who is now on Twitter)! So, while Jess is back here in PA working on her dresser I’m going to head to Punta Cana with my new pedicure, aren’t I nice?!? Head on over to Oasis Nails now through the end of March with this coupon to get your own pedicure for only $20!

While you’re out and about in Bucks County, head to Liberty Thrift for their current weekly sale of 50% off Toys & Athletics; which includes puzzles, board games, sporting equipment, cleats, and more! Check their website for a location in your area, they have several stores in Pennsylvania.

How cool is it that our sponsor Artscape was featured on The Ellen Show last month…


Ellen and actress Minnie Driver were pretending to audition for Downton Abbey and one of Artscape’s newest window films was used in the backdrop…if you didn’t know them before you will now because their window films have gone all Hollywood on us!

From Hollywood back to our neck of the woods with this amazing woman and photographer Stacy Salvatori, who is not only one of our sponsors but is now part of our EC2 team…


Stacy has become a great friend of ours and has taken photos of big events in our lives, like baby Bennett. So it only felt right that we brought her onto our team as our blog photographer and creative assistant. Just take a look at her stunning work…

Stacy Salvatori Photography

From weddings and babies, to adorable dogs she can photograph it all! Right now, she is hosting a Spring Mini Session for April 12th, so if you’re local or will be in the Bucks County area on that day, check out her site and book  a session with her.


Now for a CWTS Update!

Thanks to everyone that linked up projects! There are so many amazing ones- you guys are mad talented!! The Blog Stars are now combing through every project and the 12 contestants will be announced on Monday morning!  Make sure you check back!

Now, I must get packing for the beach so that I can give you guys some tips about Punta Cana! While I’m having some fun in the sun it’s your job to go check out our sponsors and show them some love, because these deals and discounts they are featuring will only be around for so long! Oh and of course I wouldn’t do all this beach talk without giving you the chance to win too!  There’s still time to enter our giveaway for your own beach vacation…

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The comments +

  1. Laura says:

    Yes, a day at the beach does restore the soul! I just blogged about this!

    From winter white to the colors of SW Florida — it was a different world, and it was pure delight.

    Have a great trip.

  2. Have such a good time!!!!

  3. Yay! Have fun on your vacay! 😀 I can’t wait for Monday!

  4. Laura says:

    I just saw the episode with those stenciled curtains. They are so pretty. That was a good project.

    It’s always fun to see your homeowners’ reaction when they finally see the finished project…..


  5. place says:

    Hi! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Cheers

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