If you’re desperately craving a peaceful, clutter-free, cozy home,
I got you, girl.
I’m Shannon, homebody & boss lady extraordinaire (well, around here I am, anyway 😉).
It takes a lot of energy to create and manage a home these days.
Between running the kids around to all their activities (or suddenly doing school-at-home when homeschooling was nowhere on your radar), keeping up with your never-ending work to-do list, carving out date nights with your hubby way less often than you’d like, and all that cleaning and cooking and loving on your kiddos that needs to happen every day, you’ve got a LOT going on.
It’s enough to leave a momma 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 family operates. And if you could just get it together enough to make your home calm, coordinated, and cozy, maybe, just maybe, you could breathe again.
Here’s where I cozy up beside you on the couch for a little heart-to-heart…
I created Home Made Lovely to be THE everything home resource that provides all the how-tos and the loving, kick-in-the-pants encouragement that modern mommas need to create (and keep) a peaceful, put-together, cozy home!
This is my story (and I’m sticking to it!)
I have always loved decorating and organizing. Like always. (Which btw, doesn’t mean I was always good at it!)
I remember hanging wallpaper (picture 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).
I dreamed of being an architect or interior designer, designing gorgeous homes. But one of my high school guidance counselors told me there were no jobs in that, so I pursued graphic design instead (which thankfully came in handy later – God always has a plan for our good and His glory Rom. 8:28).
At a fairly low point in our 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 1-2 hour commute each way from our other house was sapping the life out of him). It 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 budget. We painted and laid flooring. And I’ve never had a kitchen that packed so much organizational punch as that kitchen did. We even carved a third bedroom out of the front living room and added a small storage closet.
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 mommas just like me living in homes they didn’t love, wishing for things to be different, with no idea where to start.
Mommas who were wondering if they were:
- stuck with all that stuff, especially the kids’ stuff and sentimental stuff no one else wanted?
- forever doomed to stare at their (or someone else’s) tragic paint color choices?
- 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 looked great once they got it home from the store?
My answer to those questions?
No, dear sweet momma, none of those things has to happen because
I started Home Made Lovely to bring peace and creativity to everything home!
Millions of pageviews, hundreds of students, and a traditionally-published book (in its third printing) later, and I’m even more obsessed than ever with helping mommas 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 smooth red, you?) and get you confidently creating a home you and your family will love!
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Get to know me with a little random dancing…er…facts
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My happy place is near the water (lake, pool, any clear water) on a sunny day.
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I LOVE gluten free avocado toast with sea salt and sriracha. My last meal would be lasagna, Caesar salad and garlic bread...
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I change my hair almost as often as I change my clothes. Just kidding.