Life With Lovebugs is a family website offering recipes, crafts, DIY projects, household tips and healthy living resources to our readers. We also provide personal experience stories and opinions on parenting, kids and local living in Orange County, CA. Thank you for joining us today!

About the Editor

My name is Monika. I grew up in Orange County, CA where I still live with my husband, our daughter and our two sons. We love to find new and interesting parks all over Southern Orange County to visit or just hang out at the beach on the weekends. Every Friday is pizza and movie night, but we can never agree on which movie to watch!

How I got started….

After working in the Real Estate industry for almost 10 years I decided to become a stay at home mom. Shortly after my second child was born I found myself wanting to work again but still have time to spend with my kids. So I decided to start an Etsy shop.

I started by making blankets, burp cloths and diaper clutches, which then lead to clothing and so much more. My kids and I have a great time going to the craft store and picking out materials for my latest items. I have since started my own online shop, The Lovebug Collection but am so grateful for the start I made on Etsy.

About 6 months after opening my shop I started a blog as a way to promote it. I had no idea that this would open up my life to a whole new world! I loved sharing recipes, crafts, parenting stories, everything with my readers. Once I found out just how much I could do with my blog, it was apparent that I had outgrown the shop-promotion blog and needed to start something bigger.

I started Life With Lovebugs shortly after I found out we were excepting out third child. I still wanted to share with others all of the great recipes,  DIY projects and healthy living tips that I found but with this new addition came more topics for me to write about – money saving tips! I started finding ways to make my own cleaning supplies and beauty products, which lead to so many great healthy living resources. I am happy to share all of my great finds with other moms out there who are trying to make it work at home with their little lovebugs like I am!

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me…..

1. I have 5 sisters who are my best friends and my support team!
2. When I was in high school I always wanted 10 kids….now I am more than happy with my 3!
3. I always have a pen and paper with me in case I suddenly become inspired with an idea because if I don’t write it down I will most definitely forget it. And then I will drive myself nuts trying to remember it again.
4. I love to make people laugh and will try anything in order to cheer up a friend.
5. I have an obsession with stationary. As a kid I would write letters all the time on cute paper with matching envelopes. I don’t write too many letters anymore but still have tons of stationary.
6. I love science fiction shows and movies.
7. My favorite part about the holidays is that Pumpkin Spice creamer and Peppermint ice cream come back in stock at the grocery store.
8. I have always wanted to go to Australia. It looks like fun and I would love to see a kangaroo or a koala bear somewhere other than the zoo.
9. My favorite food is pizza a followed by strawberry ice cream.
10. I taught myself how to use a sewing machine, but I’d love to take a few classes to learn more!


Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and how I got here. I am so happy to have the opportunity to share my life with you!


monika, editor



Editor in Chief


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