Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: About Me

About Me

Hi there, I'm thrilled to meet you! 

As you know by now, my name is Monica and this blog is dedicated to all things I want...a beautiful house, gorgeous handbags, tasty eats, glamorous decor, and a happy life with my hubby D and our dog Pee Wee.

This blog was created in May 2009, and over the past six years I've enjoyed writing tutorials and sharing my ideas of living a fabulously frugal life. I hope you'll find my posts valuable and that you'll subscribe, share, and stay.

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).

Social media and digital marketing are topics I'm passionate about in my work, and I'm always trying to learn new ways to be innovative and increase brand awareness. My social media campaigns for the college I work at earned me both a Silver Medallion Award at the regional level and a Gold Paragon Award at the national level in the 2014-2015 academic year. 

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, 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 review by George Takei.

When I'm not obsessively listening to marketing podcasts while working on projects for my blog, I love to spend time with D and Pee Wee while binge watching Netflix.


Feel free to contact me about any product reviews and giveaways that you think would benefit me/my readers via my e-mail address posted above. Some common topics I blog about are DIY/home improvement, arts & crafts, exercising/dancing, alcohol (yes, really), photography and home decor.

Press kit available upon request.