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Your Home Era Quiz Results are in and…

You’re in your Embracing Gratitude Era


Your challenge (should you accept it 😉) is to learn to practice an attitude of gratitude and retrain your brain to find and embrace the good things in your home. Because what you focus on grows (in your mind, at least) and if you’re always focusing on the the things you hate, you’ll be miserable and you’ll never make any progress in your home.

Listen, we all want a peaceful, calm, joyful space to come home to.


Shannon in beige blouse and blue jeans opening her front door and smiling at the camera

But instead of living in a home you love and can be proud of (if you got this quiz result) there’s a good chance that:

You can’t take your eyes off all the things you don’t like about your home for long enough to realize there are some good things there too.

And all that focusing on the negative is holding you back from creating a home you truly love.


I USED TO FEEL the same way TOO

I spent years wishing for a stylish and organized home.

I grumbled and complained about our imperfect home.

Let me tell you a story about a little white house…

After my husband, Dean, and I got married, we lived in many shapes and sizes of houses, condos, and apartments. And I did the best I could with what I knew at the time. But it wasn’t always pretty, or functional. And I definitely wasn’t always happy with the home we had.

dean and shannon kissing wedding photo in black and white
collage of photos of the little white house bungalow before photos

At a fairly low point in our family’s finances, when we had three little kids, Dean and I bought a tiny, two-bedroom, run-down, war-era bungalow because it was all we could afford.

Thatlittle white houseneeded a lot of TLC and there definitely wasn’t much to love about it. Some of the floors were rotted because of a hidden leak, the furnace was in a dirt crawl space (Dean used to literally put on a hazmat suit to change the furnace filter), and there was no garage, only one bathroom, and a very awful tiny kitchen.

It would have been very easy to hate that house. To be miserable with all its imperfections, as I had been in our homes before it.

Instead, I decided I was going to love that little white house. That it was going to be a home for our family.

So, I began to look for the good things about it. Good things I could be thankful for. Any good things, no matter how small.

At first, I was just thankful we had a roof over our heads. Then I was thankful that we were much closer to Dean’s work than we were before, which meant he was home for more hours of the day. I was thankful that we had a yard the kids could play in. That we were just down the street from a great park. That we could be creative and make small improvements.

I chose to look for the things that I could appreciate about the run-down, little old white house. I made a point of looking for even the tiniest things that I could be grateful for, while deliberately ignoring the things that I very much disliked. And with that one little shift, I found my attitude toward my home rapidly changing for the better.

chose gratitude. And you can too.

Because every time you ignore this core choice, you get further and further away from the peaceful, calm home you want

And you get more and more overwhelmed and miserable. 

Every. Single. Time.

But if you

Embrace Gratitude

You will become genuinely thankful for your home and you will more easily begin to see things you love and appreciate about it. Which will lead to a much more peaceful, calm and joyful home…and life.

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Shannon is one of the most natural and gifted teachers I’ve ever known. Her attitude toward loving the home you have and making it as lovely as possible…will leave you feeling inspired, equipped, and hopeful.
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A message from Shannon

It breaks my heart to see women, and mommas especially, struggling with their homes. Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by the mess and like they’ll never be able to do anything about it. Thinking they’re not talented or creative enough to make their homes more stylish.

I remember that feeling well because that was me too. I remember too many piles and too many tchotchkes. I remember choosing the wrong paint color again and again and not knowing how to put patterns and colors together. I remember feeling so unhappy with my home.

And when I finally decided enough was enough in my own home, I wasn’t sure how to change it. I wished for something, anything that would help me love my home.

Which is why I created Home Made Lovely. To show you how to love where you live. To find joy in every corner. To add the style and organization that would allow you and your family to flourish in your home. Without taking years and years to figure it out on your own.

So, what comes next?

Pottery books and gold frames on floating shelves

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About Shannon Acheson

Shannon Acheson is an author, entrepreneur, content creator, interior decorating expert and the creative force behind HomeMadeLovely.com – a celebrated blog helping moms declutter, organize and add style to their homes since 2010.

She has collaborated with 100+ brands, including Home Depot, Lowe’s and Starbucks, transforming spaces with her creative vision. Shannon’s acclaimed book, “Home Made Lovely,” and podcast, along with her popular blog, inspire tens of thousands each month. Featured in prominent media outlets, her work has garnered 19 million pageviews, solidifying her influence in the home design and organizing world.