Oh hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Shannon and I am the author of this little corner of the internet! 

I am 26 years old, and like a fine wine, I think I'm getting better with age. :) I'm a Senior Business Analyst by day, Blogger and DIY extraordinaire by night! I'm super goofy/quirky, and I love making new friends and meeting all different kinds of people, and I hope that transfers through my writing. I have a deep love for all things mid century, going to Disney World,  DIY projects, power tools, home decor, photography, learning how to fix/build/renovate things that I never thought possible, traveling the world and laughing until no sound comes out -- aren't those the best kind of laughs?! :)

Though I may sound super cool, I have to admit that I'm a nerd at heart. :) In May of 2012, I earned my Masters Degree in Management Information Systems -- don't know what that means? Me either! 

I call Florida my home, where I am lucky enough to share a beautiful home with the man of my dreams, Aaron (and our 2 cats of course). We fixed up our first home together and when the opportunity to invest in a larger property arose, we jumped! Our new house needs quite a bit of work to really become a home we love, but we're ready and willing to make that happen!

Aaron is a deputy with the sheriff's office and my partner in crime when it comes to fixing up our home. He always seems to support the crazy ideas I come up with. He's a keeper. :)

Aaron and I are tied the knot in October of 2014 after 5 years of dating and 3 years of house-fixing together! :)

And in January of 2015, we found out that our little family of 2 was soon to become a family of 3! Baby Z is due to arrive mid-September and we are so excited! :)

I would love for you to follow along and share in our journey to not only transfrom our fixer-upper house into a home, but to really enjoy learning as much as we can along the way. :) We also hope to share little tidbits of our lives, especially as our family grows! :)

Hope you'll tag along for the ride!!


  1. Just found you thanks to YHL Forums and thought I'd let you know that I love the design of your blog, your content is perfect -- your design eye is funky, fun but classy and your writing is intelligent but light -- and I can't wait to lurk. ;-) - Megan from NYS

    1. You literally just made my day! Thank you so much for the sweet words Meg! :)

      Now I must go lurk on your blog!! :)

    2. Thanks for lurking. Hoping to put more effort into spiffying up the place. I may have to hit you up for that! ;-)

  2. You made me laugh out loud. Love it!
    Hannah from thelemonhive.com

  3. Just found your blog through the YHL forum! I love it so much! I'm excited that I found a blogger who is the same age as me, living in a very similar situation as me, and is trying to figure out how to DIY like me!
    I look forward to reading more!

    1. Thanks so much Allison! Glad to have you here!! :) :)

  4. Oh, man. Shannon, I have been following you for a few months now...since before this year's Haven Conference, maybe? I think I even asked you once the measurements of one of your couches or something (we need a tiny couch for our narrow living room!), but I digress. I got so excited finally looking at your "about" page and realizing that you LOVE Coldplay (obsessed is a word that describes me lightly) and that one of your cat's name is Duchess! We have one of those as well. Anyway, loving your new house progress- it's gorgeous! :)


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