If you’re desperately craving a peaceful, clutter-free, cozy home, I’ve got you.

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Between family responsibilities, keeping up with your never-ending to-do list, carving out date nights with your significant other way less often than you’d like, and all that cleaning and cooking that needs to happen every week, you’ve got a LOT going on

It’s enough to leave anyone feeling utterly overwhelmed.

No wonder your home doesn’t look or feel like you so desperately wish it did. 

But in your heart of hearts, you know that your space affects your mood and how your life functions. And if you could just get it together enough to make your home calm, coordinated, and cozy, maybe, just maybe, you’d feel like you could breathe again. 

Here’s where I cozy up beside you on the couch for a little heart-to-heart…

shannon yellow shirt on arm of couch in living room

I have always loved decorating and organizing. Like always. (Which, btw, doesn’t mean I was always good at it!)

I remember hanging wallpaper (imagine rooms with floor-to-ceiling wallpaper topped with a “coordinating” wallpaper border) and rearranging furniture with my mom. We’d visit model homes on weekends just to soak in the quiet inspiration (something my hubby, Dean, and I still like to do from time to time).

I also loved to meticulously organize my bedroom as a teenager and drooled over the perfectly coordinated bed-in-a-bag sets in the Sears catalog a few times a year (this was loonnnngggg before Pinterest and Instagram).

I dreamed of being an architect or interior designer and designing gorgeous homes. Unfortunately, one of my high school guidance counselors told me there were no jobs in that at the time, so I pursued graphic design instead…which thankfully came in handy later because our God always has a plan for our good and His glory (Rom. 8:28). 

At a fairly low point in our family’s finances, when we had three growing kids, Dean and I bought a tiny, two-bedroom, run-down, war-era bungalow because it was all we could afford and we seriously needed to be closer to Dean’s work (the almost-2 hour commute each way from our other house was zapping the life out of him). The house needed a LOT of TLC and was the tiniest little house I’d ever seen (well, it was, until actual tiny houses became a thing). 

Because our budget was so tight, we learned to DIY and decorate and purge and organize like it was our job. We created furniture and art on a wee little budget. We painted and laid flooring. And I’ve never had a kitchen that packed so much organizational punch per square foot as that tiny house’s kitchen did.

shannon adjusting throw blanket on couch wide

After learning SO much about making that house into a home, and learning how to be genuinely grateful for it in the process, I realized there were other women just like me living in homes they didn’t love, wishing for things to be different, with no idea where to start. Women who were wondering if they were:

  • stuck with a house they wanted to be thankful for but didn’t truly love?
  • forever doomed to stare at their (or someone else’s) tragic paint color choices?
  • stuck with all that stuff (especially the kids’ stuff and sentimental stuff) that no one else wanted?
  • going to have to live with a messy kitchen (entry, closet, living room) forever (or until the kids move out, whichever came first)? 
  • ever going to be able to choose decor that actually looked great in their space once they got it home from the store?

I created Home Made Lovely to bring peace and creativity to everything home!

Over a decade, millions of pageviews, hundreds of students, and two traditionally published books (the first one was sent for a third printing within six months of its initial release!) later, I’m even more obsessed than ever with helping women like you confidently create the home you’ve always wanted, right where you are! 

So, let’s pour a glass of something yummy (I’ll take a Limoncello or Key Lime La Croix, how about you?) and get you confidently creating a home you and your family will love!


Readers: I love hearing from you! Me and my small team do our best to respond to your emails in a timely fashion and appreciate you so much!

Brands/Media/PR Contacts: If you’d like to work with me (Shannon Acheson), I’d love to hear from you! You can contact me at hello (@) homemadelovely (dot) com. I have opportunities to partner with brands in various capacities, including but not limited to Brand Ambassadorship, Styling, DIY Projects, Product Development, and Sponsored Posts.


Current Projects:

We are currently renovating our main residence.

  • Flooring
    • Hardwood and/or laminate throughout
  • Master Bathroom
    • Paint
    • Tile
    • Vanity, Counter & Sink
    • Shower
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Outdoor
    • ✔️ Inground pool – liner, pump and heater updates
    • Deck

I look forward to hearing from you! Get in touch by emailing hello (@) homemadelovely (dot) com.

Your explanation of paint colors was the light bulb moment for me!

Pat J.

I found my style and was able to bring our small space together by creating a cozy and inviting home. 

Danae C.

I love your easy process to determine my style. 

Sheryl R.

the clutter fix book on wood table words beside that say get the no-fail, stress-free guide to organizing your home

And just for fun if you’re still reading, here are some random facts about me:

  • My happy place is near the water (lake, pool, any clear water) on a sunny day. (I could sit on the beach or by our pool for HOURS!)
  • I change my hair almost as often as I change my clothes. Just kidding. Sort of. (But I have had every ‘do from a platinum blonde pixie cut to super long, dark brown curls.)
  • Growing up, I wanted to marry the love of my life, become a mom, and drive a Volvo station wagon. Everything but the Volvo came true. (And I think I like my Honda Odyssey better anyway.)
  • Dean and I grew up going to the same church with our parents. We knew each other but weren’t close at all until we started dating and then we were inseparable. (We didn’t become Christians until after we got married and had our first kiddo.)
  • I love sitting quietly with a giant Rae Dunn mug (always “Boss Lady”) filled with hot dark roast coffee and more than a splash of Silk vanilla almond creamer. (But only in the morning or I’ll be up all night.)
  • I am an incurable romantic at heart and totally believe in true love. My favorite movies are all cheesy romantic comedies – Leap Year, Austenland, The Ultimate Gift, and Baby Boom. (Baby Boom is my favorite though.)
  • I also love murder mysteries, but not the gory kind. (I’m like an old woman – my favorite tv shows are Monk, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, Star Trek, NCIS, Rizzoli and Isles.)
  • I LOVE gluten-free avocado toast with sea salt and sriracha. My last meal would be lasagna, Caesar salad, and garlic bread…(…because I’d totally die of a stomach ache if I ate all that dairy and gluten at any other time!)
Shannon in yellow shirt in living room with both books