If you’re desperately craving a peaceful, clutter-free, cozy home, I’ve got you.
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…
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.
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!
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We are currently renovating our main residence.
- Hardwood and/or laminate throughout
- Master Bathroom
- Vanity, Counter & Sink
Inground pool – liner, pump and heater updates
I look forward to hearing from you! Get in touch by emailing hello (@) homemadelovely (dot) com.