Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

King's Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Jalapeno Cheddar Sliders

This blog post was sponsored by KING'S HAWAIIAN but the opinions (and BBQ stains on my shirt!) are all my own. #GameTimeGrilling 

I'm back! It's been CRAZY. I moved to a new city, started a new job (which is FAB! I love it!), and it's been a whirlwind. The house is on the market (I will show you all pictures this weekend, I pinky promise), and I hope it sells soon. 

King's Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Jalapeno Cheddar Slider Recipe

It's odd having to come home and be by myself, so I've had to cook for myself. I enjoy really simple meals that don't take too long because after a long work day I want to have dinner on the table fast.

Since I'm cooking for one, I decided to whip up an EASY new game day inspired recipe for football/grilling season. I will definitely make these sliders part of our Sunday football menu because they're sticky, cheesy, gooey and yummy. 

These BBQ chicken jalapeño cheddar sliders are perfect on their own (I eat three and am so full!), or you can pair them with some potato salad, baked beans, grilled corn, etc. Keep it simple or get fancy...do your thang.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Easy Accent Wall Treatment Ideas

Shiplap. You either love it or hate it. I'll admit it looks fabulous in homes which style lends itself to it (aka: farmhouse), BUT there's no way in heck I'd ever install it myself because I love lazy easy ideas for adding an accent wall.

If you've landed here from House by Hoff, welcome! Isn't this non-shiplap blog hop organized by Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof awesome? I have so many ideas brewing after seeing everyone's posts.

I don't generally take on projects which require a ton of meticulous work and measuring, so I'll show you how I've created accent walls in my home using moldings, paint and closet doors.

Door Trim/Molding Accent Wall

In the guest room we had painted all the walls a gray color, and then we added in the new furniture...that meant I wanted to give the wall behind the headboard a bit of drama without repainting. Luckily, I had a bunch of door trim left over, so I made two simple boxes on the wall (this part did require meticulous measurements when cutting and installing) and added in some plug-in wall sconces from IKEA.

Ideas for accent and feature walls that don't involve any shiplap. These can all be accomplished for under $50 in an afternoon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Home Style: Before & After Edition

Today is my last day at the job I’ve had for 8 years, but in-between prepping a house to sell and moving to an apartment, I wanted to participate in the My Home Style Blog Hop hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. The purpose of the blog hop is to showcase our home decor then and now in various rooms of our home and give you some ideas as to how you can snag our style.

If you're coming this way from My Life From Home, welcome! It's so nice to meet you! Pee Wee says hello, too. He loves people.

Learn how to get glam, livable luxe decor in your home.

My style has definitely evolved from when I started blogging in 2009, but overall I feel I’ve been working towards refining my style and sticking to more timeless decor and furniture. That way, it’s easy to layer in affordable accessories such as throw pillows, artwork, blankets, florals, and other home decor when the seasons/holidays/trends change.

At the core of my style is black and white (and gold for the past 3 years or so). Another style choice of mine that is always prevalent is my penchant for tufted furniture, classic damask patterns, and nailhead accents. Something about tufts, damask and nailheads exudes classiness to me.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

King's Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Jalapeno Cheddar Sliders

This blog post was sponsored by KING'S HAWAIIAN but the opinions (and BBQ stains on my shirt!) are all my own. #GameTimeGrilling 

I'm back! It's been CRAZY. I moved to a new city, started a new job (which is FAB! I love it!), and it's been a whirlwind. The house is on the market (I will show you all pictures this weekend, I pinky promise), and I hope it sells soon. 

King's Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Jalapeno Cheddar Slider Recipe

It's odd having to come home and be by myself, so I've had to cook for myself. I enjoy really simple meals that don't take too long because after a long work day I want to have dinner on the table fast.

Since I'm cooking for one, I decided to whip up an EASY new game day inspired recipe for football/grilling season. I will definitely make these sliders part of our Sunday football menu because they're sticky, cheesy, gooey and yummy. 

These BBQ chicken jalapeño cheddar sliders are perfect on their own (I eat three and am so full!), or you can pair them with some potato salad, baked beans, grilled corn, etc. Keep it simple or get fancy...do your thang.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Easy Accent Wall Treatment Ideas

Shiplap. You either love it or hate it. I'll admit it looks fabulous in homes which style lends itself to it (aka: farmhouse), BUT there's no way in heck I'd ever install it myself because I love lazy easy ideas for adding an accent wall.

If you've landed here from House by Hoff, welcome! Isn't this non-shiplap blog hop organized by Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof awesome? I have so many ideas brewing after seeing everyone's posts.

I don't generally take on projects which require a ton of meticulous work and measuring, so I'll show you how I've created accent walls in my home using moldings, paint and closet doors.

Door Trim/Molding Accent Wall

In the guest room we had painted all the walls a gray color, and then we added in the new furniture...that meant I wanted to give the wall behind the headboard a bit of drama without repainting. Luckily, I had a bunch of door trim left over, so I made two simple boxes on the wall (this part did require meticulous measurements when cutting and installing) and added in some plug-in wall sconces from IKEA.

Ideas for accent and feature walls that don't involve any shiplap. These can all be accomplished for under $50 in an afternoon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Home Style: Before & After Edition

Today is my last day at the job I’ve had for 8 years, but in-between prepping a house to sell and moving to an apartment, I wanted to participate in the My Home Style Blog Hop hosted by Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. The purpose of the blog hop is to showcase our home decor then and now in various rooms of our home and give you some ideas as to how you can snag our style.

If you're coming this way from My Life From Home, welcome! It's so nice to meet you! Pee Wee says hello, too. He loves people.

Learn how to get glam, livable luxe decor in your home.

My style has definitely evolved from when I started blogging in 2009, but overall I feel I’ve been working towards refining my style and sticking to more timeless decor and furniture. That way, it’s easy to layer in affordable accessories such as throw pillows, artwork, blankets, florals, and other home decor when the seasons/holidays/trends change.

At the core of my style is black and white (and gold for the past 3 years or so). Another style choice of mine that is always prevalent is my penchant for tufted furniture, classic damask patterns, and nailhead accents. Something about tufts, damask and nailheads exudes classiness to me.