Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Zevo Flying Insect Trap Review

You know, one of the reasons I chose my current apartment is that it is set around a gorgeous lake and pond. What I failed to think about was the type of insects I'd have to deal with on a daily basis. I am a city girl at heart, and I don't like dealing with flying insects. Every day I look totally silly as I swat around my kitchen and living room trying to get rid of gnats, mosquitoes, fruit flies and any other random thing that comes in my home. It's a really big problem lately, and I've tried EVERYTHING.

We're in and out of our apartment a lot from going to work, to taking Pee Wee out on walks, and throwing the trash out daily to unsuccessfully try to combat this problem. So, I'm taking a slight departure from home decor to gush about the Zevo Flying Insect Trap

Zevo All-Natural Flying Insect Trap Review | via monicawantsit.com

Zevo is an affordable, fabulous new product that uses no chemical insecticides to attract and trap flying insects. For me, that is so important because of Pee Wee. We make it a priority to buy scent free, environmentally friendly products that won't harm us or our dog. This solution is worry free for me and my family.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Decorating Your Dining Space in a Rental

Some of the most frequent reader emails I get comes from folks who are in either one of two situations:
  • They love to decorate and freshen up their homes, but hate heavy duty DIY (ex: painting walls, whipping out the power tools)
  • Are renting or in a temporary housing situation and can't do heavy duty DIY stuff 

Dining room decor tips for renters and small space dwellers. Make your space glam and fabulous! | via MonicaWantsIt.com

Well,  as someone who started this blog in 2009 while living in an apartment, and as someone who has lived in an apartment for the last 9 months (with 3 months to go), I can safely tell you it is possible to make an impact without power tools AND even if you're in a rental.

I've done quite a few projects in this apartment that I think look phenomenal, such as my guest room, living room, and master bedroom. However, the space I am most proud of is our dining room/space. Instagram folks loved it, too, and it was featured on the IG feed of a popular interior designer. #proud

So today I'm sharing four tips on creating a stunning dining space in a rental (or any space, really).

Monday, June 19, 2017

Why I Chose Black Interior Doors for My New House

Well, I guess the post title gives it all away a bit, doesn't it? Yup, I'm going with black interior doors in the new house.

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

BUT FIRST, to make it easier to find all the posts about the new house in one space, I created a page for all the updates and links to the items we've chosen for our new home.You can access it via this link or by clicking on "The New House" link in the menu bar. Hope that makes it easier to follow along and/or keep up with the various posts.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Zevo Flying Insect Trap Review

You know, one of the reasons I chose my current apartment is that it is set around a gorgeous lake and pond. What I failed to think about was the type of insects I'd have to deal with on a daily basis. I am a city girl at heart, and I don't like dealing with flying insects. Every day I look totally silly as I swat around my kitchen and living room trying to get rid of gnats, mosquitoes, fruit flies and any other random thing that comes in my home. It's a really big problem lately, and I've tried EVERYTHING.

We're in and out of our apartment a lot from going to work, to taking Pee Wee out on walks, and throwing the trash out daily to unsuccessfully try to combat this problem. So, I'm taking a slight departure from home decor to gush about the Zevo Flying Insect Trap

Zevo All-Natural Flying Insect Trap Review | via monicawantsit.com

Zevo is an affordable, fabulous new product that uses no chemical insecticides to attract and trap flying insects. For me, that is so important because of Pee Wee. We make it a priority to buy scent free, environmentally friendly products that won't harm us or our dog. This solution is worry free for me and my family.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Decorating Your Dining Space in a Rental

Some of the most frequent reader emails I get comes from folks who are in either one of two situations:
  • They love to decorate and freshen up their homes, but hate heavy duty DIY (ex: painting walls, whipping out the power tools)
  • Are renting or in a temporary housing situation and can't do heavy duty DIY stuff 

Dining room decor tips for renters and small space dwellers. Make your space glam and fabulous! | via MonicaWantsIt.com

Well,  as someone who started this blog in 2009 while living in an apartment, and as someone who has lived in an apartment for the last 9 months (with 3 months to go), I can safely tell you it is possible to make an impact without power tools AND even if you're in a rental.

I've done quite a few projects in this apartment that I think look phenomenal, such as my guest room, living room, and master bedroom. However, the space I am most proud of is our dining room/space. Instagram folks loved it, too, and it was featured on the IG feed of a popular interior designer. #proud

So today I'm sharing four tips on creating a stunning dining space in a rental (or any space, really).

Monday, June 19, 2017

Why I Chose Black Interior Doors for My New House

Well, I guess the post title gives it all away a bit, doesn't it? Yup, I'm going with black interior doors in the new house.

Why choosing to use black interior doors in your home can make your space feel brighter and more chic in any room of your home. | via MonicaWantsIt.com

BUT FIRST, to make it easier to find all the posts about the new house in one space, I created a page for all the updates and links to the items we've chosen for our new home.You can access it via this link or by clicking on "The New House" link in the menu bar. Hope that makes it easier to follow along and/or keep up with the various posts.