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Our House Tour – Our First House

We lived in this house from 2004-2009.

Dean and I have been married for over 20 years and we’ve lived in 11 homes in that time – most of which were apartments.

Our son and our first daughter were born when we lived in the lower level of a house – which suited us just fine. But when we were expecting daughter number two (kiddo number three) we figured it was high time we get a house of our own.

We ended up buying a little townhouse/rowhouse near Dean’s parents about an hour from the city. Cue the commute for Dean. And three vehicles in five years.

But we loved our first house while we lived there.


Are you ready?

this is like sharing middle school photos

Don’t laugh, we had very definite – COUNTRY – tastes back then!

front door our first house

dining room our first house

our bedroom our first house

living room our first house

living room 1 our first house

Can you believe how much our looks and tastes have changed?

Now QUICK go and look at our other houses…

You can see our FIRST house here (You are here). 

And our SECOND house here.

And our THIRD house here.

And our FOURTH house here.

A little 🖤 for Home Made Lovely

My aha moment!

I found my style and was able to bring our small space together for our family of 8! My aha moment was when you talked about undertones! That was the moment when I could bring everything together.

Danae C.

Falling in love with our home again

My ah-ha moment was when I realized I was going about things all the wrong way. I loved the house but it didn't feel like home. BUT now because of your course...I am falling in love with our home all over again.

Cheryl P.

Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

You have been very helpful in just identifying my style and what I like! Thank you for your direction and inspiration!

Dawn G.

Decorating is not as complicated as it once seemed!

I love your easy process to determine my style. I've also learned that my style has changed over the years and seasons of my life and that decorating properly/successfully is NOT as complicated as it once seemed!!!

Sheryl R.

Lightbulb moment!

Your explanation of paint colors was the light bulb moment for me! I am enjoying your teaching.  Thanks!

Pat J.

Filled me with the confidence I need

Oh Shannon, thank you, thank you thank you!!  I wish I could download you and take you with me, but your Decor Staples Checklist has definitely given me the guidance and filled me with the confidence I need!

Zee V.

Love this idea!

Orbs are such a great decor item to add to a space. Staining the hoops really gives them a vintage feel. Thanks for the inspiration.


I love your instructions!

LMAO!! I love your How Not to Paint Cabinet instructions! It made me laugh with good humor! Kudos for sharing your lessons learned!!

Tom H.

Done with Haphazard Decor!

I'm so done with Haphazard Decor! (Yes, I think I just made that "style" up). Thank you for your style quiz!


So Accurate!

I thought the quiz was so accurate, I want my friends to do it. I feel I like such a mix of things and the quiz described them all so well!

Lisa G.

A trusted friend

Before I felt overwhelmed by my clutter. Now, I feel like I have a trusted friend alongside me to pull me out of my paralysis with a fresh mindset!


"Home is the most important place on earth."

xo, Shannon