Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog

Monday, May 30, 2016

DIY Gold & Marble VITTSJO Shelf IKEA Hack

Hey everyone! As I think everyone knows, I've been on Weight Watchers for 14 weeks/100 DAYS. Insane. I've lost 25 pounds, and I have a lot more energy now. I used to just want to sit around binge watching Netflix, and now I feel kind of restless if I do that.

I put all my energy to use this weekend by working on the office some more. The initial reveal was posted almost a year ago, I finished the closet doors about two weeks ago, and this past weekend I painted the wall Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams because I had some paint leftover from our master bedroom accent wall DIY. Here's a sneak peek- I'll have more photos next week.

A black, white and gold home office featuring a fab IKEA VITTSJO hack, tricorn black walls, a sunburst mirror, white desk and other glam home decor accents.

Friday, May 20, 2016

DIY Coral & Glam Bi-Fold Closet Door Makeover Tutorial

I'm stoked to be partnering with Sherwin-Williams to kick-off National Painting Week (May 22-30). I desperately needed motivation to get this project done, so yay.

I have a love/hate relationship with paint. When it comes to choosing paint colors for my home, I tend to stay pretty safe and neutral. Grays, taupes and whites are my usual go-to’s. This year I’ve chosen to be a little more bold with my color choices—for instance, my Tricorn Black accent wall in my master bedroom. It’s dark, sultry and absolute perfection.

Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black paint, matte finish in a master bedroom.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bubbly Peach Cocktail Recipe with Alize Vodka


This post is in collaboration with Alize Peach. Intended for those 21+.

One of my favorite flavors in drinks is peach. It’s sweet, refreshing and just tastes good with anything. It also pairs well with other flavors such as raspberry, lemon, or strawberry. I also have been eating peaches daily because in Texas they’re in season, and they taste amazing right now.

Alizé recently released Alizé Peach which is a premium French vodka made of ripe, sweet, juicy peaches blended with French vodka. The taste is smooth and is simply fabulous on its own on the rocks or for mimosas, margaritas, and other cocktails like my Peachy Keen.

A delicious, simple and easy to make bubbly peach cocktail recipe made with Alize Peach vodka. Perfect for brunch, girls night in and entertaining. The ombre color of the cocktail is stunning.
I came up with the name because I felt simply peachy keen after sipping on one—it’s bubbly, sweet and a gorgeous cocktail that’ll make you look like an expert mixologist. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

DIY Gold & Marble VITTSJO Shelf IKEA Hack

Hey everyone! As I think everyone knows, I've been on Weight Watchers for 14 weeks/100 DAYS. Insane. I've lost 25 pounds, and I have a lot more energy now. I used to just want to sit around binge watching Netflix, and now I feel kind of restless if I do that.

I put all my energy to use this weekend by working on the office some more. The initial reveal was posted almost a year ago, I finished the closet doors about two weeks ago, and this past weekend I painted the wall Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams because I had some paint leftover from our master bedroom accent wall DIY. Here's a sneak peek- I'll have more photos next week.

A black, white and gold home office featuring a fab IKEA VITTSJO hack, tricorn black walls, a sunburst mirror, white desk and other glam home decor accents.

Friday, May 20, 2016

DIY Coral & Glam Bi-Fold Closet Door Makeover Tutorial

I'm stoked to be partnering with Sherwin-Williams to kick-off National Painting Week (May 22-30). I desperately needed motivation to get this project done, so yay.

I have a love/hate relationship with paint. When it comes to choosing paint colors for my home, I tend to stay pretty safe and neutral. Grays, taupes and whites are my usual go-to’s. This year I’ve chosen to be a little more bold with my color choices—for instance, my Tricorn Black accent wall in my master bedroom. It’s dark, sultry and absolute perfection.

Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black paint, matte finish in a master bedroom.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bubbly Peach Cocktail Recipe with Alize Vodka


This post is in collaboration with Alize Peach. Intended for those 21+.

One of my favorite flavors in drinks is peach. It’s sweet, refreshing and just tastes good with anything. It also pairs well with other flavors such as raspberry, lemon, or strawberry. I also have been eating peaches daily because in Texas they’re in season, and they taste amazing right now.

Alizé recently released Alizé Peach which is a premium French vodka made of ripe, sweet, juicy peaches blended with French vodka. The taste is smooth and is simply fabulous on its own on the rocks or for mimosas, margaritas, and other cocktails like my Peachy Keen.

A delicious, simple and easy to make bubbly peach cocktail recipe made with Alize Peach vodka. Perfect for brunch, girls night in and entertaining. The ombre color of the cocktail is stunning.
I came up with the name because I felt simply peachy keen after sipping on one—it’s bubbly, sweet and a gorgeous cocktail that’ll make you look like an expert mixologist.