Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring Master Bathroom Refresh

I'm excited to partner with Bed Bath & Beyond for this spring refresh bathroom makeover post. All opinions and fabulous new accessories are my own.

Once we decided to build a house, I kind of swore off doing anymore projects at the apartment, but I also couldn’t resist partaking in a spring refresh for our master bathroom.

When I moved in, I just brought random stuff from the old house to furnish/decorate the apartment. So I ended up with a hodge podge of stuff. Perfectly fine, but kind of drab and not terribly coordinated. Also, I was guilty of cluttering the counter with a bunch of products. We'll avoid that photo...

Spring master bathroom refresh | via monicawantsit.com

Partnering up with Bed Bath & Beyond was absolutely perfect for a mini-spring refresh of this drab space made sense, and it’ll likely be the décor we use in the new house for the guest bathroom.

I initially looked online at their website (their website has a ton of stuff, even furniture/home décor), and then I decided I wanted instant gratification and headed to one of their stores to shop. I knew I wanted something kind of funky and floral as a nod to spring/summer, and I love all things Kate Spade, so the Kate Spade Paintball Floral Shower Curtain was the perfect choice.

Spring master bathroom refresh | via monicawantsit.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chrome or Brass Kitchen?

You guys…UGH. I have been in unbearable knee pain that’s been progressively getting worse since fall 2016. Turns out I have chondromalacia patellae AGAIN like I did in 2011. Only this time, I can barely walk, pain meds aren’t helping, and I don’t have an ortho appointment until JULY 5. JULY, y’all.

So yeah, my knee hurts like hell, and I just want to walk normally again. Every day is a battle, and I don’t know how I’m supposed to climb a ladder to decorate a 10’ Christmas tree at the new house if I can’t walk. As you can tell, my priorities are definitely in order.

Oh and to make matters worse, Weight Watchers hates me. I joined meetings April 22, and I’ve lost 6 pounds total. I lost 4.8 week one, 1.2 week two, and then nothing weeks three and four despite being HANGRY ALL THE TIME. In case you’re thinking to yourself, “wasn’t she on Weight Watchers last year? How is she still fat?

Yes, I was on it last year. I lost 30 pounds in about 7 months, gained 20 back between September-April because life happens, and thus far have taken 6 of those back off, so here we are.

Weight Watchers, why do you hate me? My body is like, “NOPE! Ha, you’re funny, Monica. This fat is staying right where it is, princess. Grab a donut, cry, and turn on HGTV, you sweet, fat girl.”

ARGH. My body is straight up resisting all the things. I’m eating even healthier than I did during last year’s Weight Watchers stint. I drink water like it’s my job.

So, there’s my tiny personal update.

I do have good news, though…our house is finally under construction, woo woo!

House building progress | via monicawantsit.com

We have to make decisions soon about roof, stucco and soffit colors, so obviously I’m obsessing about kitchen stuff to avoid making decisions that actually need to be made.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Major Announcement

What a blog post title, right?

Well. D, Pee Wee and I are thrilled to announce that we will have something pretty major to take care of for the next few decades beginning September 2017. It's truly going to be a labor of love because we are...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring Master Bathroom Refresh

I'm excited to partner with Bed Bath & Beyond for this spring refresh bathroom makeover post. All opinions and fabulous new accessories are my own.

Once we decided to build a house, I kind of swore off doing anymore projects at the apartment, but I also couldn’t resist partaking in a spring refresh for our master bathroom.

When I moved in, I just brought random stuff from the old house to furnish/decorate the apartment. So I ended up with a hodge podge of stuff. Perfectly fine, but kind of drab and not terribly coordinated. Also, I was guilty of cluttering the counter with a bunch of products. We'll avoid that photo...

Spring master bathroom refresh | via monicawantsit.com

Partnering up with Bed Bath & Beyond was absolutely perfect for a mini-spring refresh of this drab space made sense, and it’ll likely be the décor we use in the new house for the guest bathroom.

I initially looked online at their website (their website has a ton of stuff, even furniture/home décor), and then I decided I wanted instant gratification and headed to one of their stores to shop. I knew I wanted something kind of funky and floral as a nod to spring/summer, and I love all things Kate Spade, so the Kate Spade Paintball Floral Shower Curtain was the perfect choice.

Spring master bathroom refresh | via monicawantsit.com

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Chrome or Brass Kitchen?

You guys…UGH. I have been in unbearable knee pain that’s been progressively getting worse since fall 2016. Turns out I have chondromalacia patellae AGAIN like I did in 2011. Only this time, I can barely walk, pain meds aren’t helping, and I don’t have an ortho appointment until JULY 5. JULY, y’all.

So yeah, my knee hurts like hell, and I just want to walk normally again. Every day is a battle, and I don’t know how I’m supposed to climb a ladder to decorate a 10’ Christmas tree at the new house if I can’t walk. As you can tell, my priorities are definitely in order.

Oh and to make matters worse, Weight Watchers hates me. I joined meetings April 22, and I’ve lost 6 pounds total. I lost 4.8 week one, 1.2 week two, and then nothing weeks three and four despite being HANGRY ALL THE TIME. In case you’re thinking to yourself, “wasn’t she on Weight Watchers last year? How is she still fat?

Yes, I was on it last year. I lost 30 pounds in about 7 months, gained 20 back between September-April because life happens, and thus far have taken 6 of those back off, so here we are.

Weight Watchers, why do you hate me? My body is like, “NOPE! Ha, you’re funny, Monica. This fat is staying right where it is, princess. Grab a donut, cry, and turn on HGTV, you sweet, fat girl.”

ARGH. My body is straight up resisting all the things. I’m eating even healthier than I did during last year’s Weight Watchers stint. I drink water like it’s my job.

So, there’s my tiny personal update.

I do have good news, though…our house is finally under construction, woo woo!

House building progress | via monicawantsit.com

We have to make decisions soon about roof, stucco and soffit colors, so obviously I’m obsessing about kitchen stuff to avoid making decisions that actually need to be made.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

A Major Announcement

What a blog post title, right?

Well. D, Pee Wee and I are thrilled to announce that we will have something pretty major to take care of for the next few decades beginning September 2017. It's truly going to be a labor of love because we are...