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Monica Benavidez

Monica Wants It

Monica Benavidez is from South Texas and blogs about home decor inspiration and DIY tutorials at MonicaWantsIt.com. Monica created her blog as a way to help her readers make their homes and lives more beautiful using Monica's signature accessible glam style ideas. Monica's work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Better Homes & Gardens, Houzz, Buzzfeed, Home Depot's Apron Blog, and in Women's Day and Fitness magazines. She's had the privilege of working with major brands such as The Home Depot, True Value, HomeGoods, Sauder, Big Lots and Better Homes & Gardens Live Better. 


In addition to running her blog, Monica is also the director of marketing and public relations at a community college. Her work in higher education marketing has earned her numerous national and regional awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR). In 2015, a Facebook campaign she created that cost $212.75 earned her the national Gold Medallion Award in social media from NCMPR for its creativity and impact.


When she's not working or playing with glitter, she can be found watching too much TV with her husband Daniel and their 10-year-old dog Pee Wee.