Monica Wants It {The Blog}

Yes, my title is exactly the same as my blog name. Why? Well, because the lovely Christa (who I had the pleasure of meeting at BlogHer) tagged me in a fun post last week. It’s basically going to involve me answering 7 questions with 7 links to my blog posts. Well, it’s time to look through my 2 years of blogging archives and get these questions answered. I usually don’t participate in tag posts, but I do truly like this one because I have some new followers and visitors over here ever since I returned home from BlogHer, so I hope this will show off some of my best/favorite posts. I welcome you all, and I hope you enjoy this post!

1.) My Most Beautiful Blog Post


My wedding ceremony recap in pictures. I think my wedding was so beautiful, and the fact it was a truly budget/DIY wedding really makes me happy because I don’t think our pictures show it.

2.) My Most Popular Blog Post


My Skinny Girl Margarita review. It gets thousands of hits somedays. And? Most people agree that it truly does suck.

3.) My Most Controversial Post


My Pussycat Dolls DVD workout review. I say it’s controversial only because the company asked me to take it down. Oh and it’s also a popular review on Amazon, too. (If you need/want a good laugh…read the review post stat.)

4.) My Most Helpful Post


How to paint wood paneling. Young House Love has a tutorial on this subject as well, but mine is a lot more detailed. Which is why I think it’s helpful, and it’s the 2nd link to pop-up in google searches for this type of tutorial. Yay.

5.) A Post Whose Success Surprised Me


The tacky gold shelf makeover. It was featured on Living With Lindsay, Centsational Girl, The DIY Show-Off and on Better After. Woo! I was quite excited because at the time I published this post, I had only been blogging a couple of months. Oh, and I had never used a drill before, so I felt all powerful and stuff.

6.) A Post I Think Didn’t Get the Attention it Deserved


My metallic furniture DIY tutorial. It got ONE comment (someone go comment, puh-lease!) I know it’s not a revolutionary idea, but it’s a SUPER CHEAP way to create the SUPER EXPENSIVE metallic furniture pieces that are oh-so-popular right now. I really thought people would be more excited. Sigh.

7.) The Post I am Most Proud of


My living room reveal is probably tops on my list because it was a ton of hardwork, and it was truly the first major DIY project I took on in our home. SO PROUD! And it still looks great/hasn’t fallen apart/I will never do that again. Ever.

Now I am going to tag some of my fellow bloggie friends so you all can get to know their blogs better as well!

1.) Laurel of Go Against The Grain

2.) Emily of Just the Two of Us…and a Cat

3.) Brittany of Less Britt, More Life

4.) Carolyn of This Talk Ain’t Cheap

5.) Suz of Suz Rocks



  1. Eboix
    August 24, 2011 / 11:44 pm

    oooo fun! I will have to do this post this week, and all great posts! = )

  2. Kassi @ Truly Lovely
    August 24, 2011 / 11:57 pm

    That was a fun post! 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Carolyn
    August 25, 2011 / 12:02 am

    What a great post idea. I'll have to work on my own.

  4. Julie Jordan Scott
    August 25, 2011 / 1:47 am

    What a great idea! I need to consider this!I am grateful you found #CommentHour and posted here.

  5. Sheedia @ InspirU CooCoo
    August 25, 2011 / 1:47 am

    Love these types of countdowns. Helps to get to know the blogger and her blog. #commenthour

  6. Elizabeth
    August 25, 2011 / 1:47 am

    what a great idea! Love the crafts in the cupboard! #commenthour

  7. Tracey from Small Bright Pebbles
    August 25, 2011 / 1:56 am

    Reminding readers about your best/most popular blog posts, and the ones you want to give a bit more love, is a fantastic idea which I plan to do myself, once my blog has more of a back catalogue!

  8. eileen ludwig
    August 25, 2011 / 3:42 am

    Nice, and you reminded me I have to do my 7 link post yet Stopping by from commenthour and it is fun to meet a new person

  9. Trish
    August 25, 2011 / 5:14 am

    Beautiful pictures! #commenthour

  10. Eve
    August 25, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    This was a great list, so glad I found you via comment hour! Off to read that Pussy Cat Dolls post…..

  11. Sarah
    August 25, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    Love this creative way to highlight your work as you blog has evolved. As a new reader, it gave me a great intro to what your blog is all about, and I will be following! Sarah @ made in usa challenge

  12. Anonymous
    August 27, 2011 / 10:50 pm

    I love your blog—the design, the layout, the content—it's wonderful. I got sucked into post after post (especially since they were so nicely connected to within this post). I'm visiting from #CommentHour, and I'm so glad you were featured.

  13. Brittany
    August 31, 2011 / 12:19 am

    Thank you for the tag! I'll get around to do this soon, this was my 3rd tag 🙂 But i don't have anything controversial!!! I better get to writing.