About Me

Hello. It's Me. (sung Adele style)

As you know by now, my name is Monica and this blog is dedicated to all things I want. I'm a proud Latina from San Antonio, Texas who is currently residing in Corpus Christi. I love my husband Daniel and our 12 year old dog Pee Wee more than life itself.

I’ve been blogging for nearly 9 years at My design aesthetic is all about black and white plus metallics, florals, chinoiserie, plus pops of colors all with a traditional twist. It’s a tad eclectic, but I am thrilled so many of you love my style and follow along my decor adventures and tutorials.

I blog to help others feel empowered to make their homes and spaces more beautiful, no matter what their budget or if they’re in a rental or own their home. Everyone can dwell beautifully is my design manifest.

On here I like to share parts of my home to give you design ideas, share what projects I am working on, or my latest finds when I’m out shopping. I love the interaction and inspiration I find here with my followers.

I'm a 2006 University of Texas at Austin (Hook 'Em!) journalism graduate, and the director of marketing and public relations at a community college. I absolutely love the Oxford comma and hate when I can't use it (darn you, AP style).

This blog is what I do in my spare time, and I LOVE IT. I've worked with major brands such as The Home Depot, True Value, Better Homes & Gardens, M&M’s, Walmart, and HomeGoods. My work has been featured in several popular magazines, websites and television networks such as Fitness, HGTV, Woman’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Domino, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, and Buzzfeed.

In 2014, a review I wrote back in 2012 about a fitness DVD went viral and earned me three WHOLE pages in the book Did You Read That Review?: A Compilation of Amazon's Funniest Reviews, which also features hilarious reviews by George Takei.