Picture of Monica Hi! I am Monica Benavidez, and I welcome you to my portfolio site (you can find my actual design blog at www.monicawantsit.com). Here you’ll find some career/freelance highlights of my  photography, interior decorating/design, graphic design, and social media marketing.

I hope you enjoy your time on these pages I have lovingly created, and please feel free to contact me with any questions via e-mail.

I was born in Harlingen, Texas and was fortunate enough to grow up in the wonderful city of San Antonio, Texas. While growing up in San Antonio, I became obsessed with Las Palapas, Jim’s and North Star Mall. LOVE those places. Oh, and I can’t forget about Chris Madrid’s!

From there, I moved onto Austin, Texas to complete a Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. While in Austin I grew to love Zilker Park, Barton Creek Mall, Chuy’s and all things burnt orange, of course. Somewhere in between all that, I met my husband Daniel, moved to Beeville, and lived happily ever after. We’ve been married nearly eight years (yay!), and we have a dog we love more than anything in the world.

After living in Beeville for nearly a decade, we made the jump to living in the city in late 2016 and now happily reside in Corpus Christi, Texas. My husband is obsessed with the craft beer scene, and I’m obsessed with the beautiful weather and local real estate market.

Besides being a wife and doggy-mom, I work in higher education in the communications realm.  When I am at home, I can usually be found chasing Pee Wee around, yelling at Daniel to please put the dirty clothes IN the hamper, and working on my blog or a client project in my spare time. And HGTV is always on. Seriously. Always. Love it.




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