Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Happy Life

Greetings!  My name is Shannon!  I am a 30-something mom from Detroit.  The reason for a blog?  I spend most of my days working hard for my family, but throughout those busy days I have a lot of ideas that fly in and out of my mind pertaining to organizing, settling and creating a life that is both satisfying and interesting. Most of my inspiration comes from wanting a creative energy outlet while providing a happy home for my family, which consists of my wonderful Boyfriend, my sweet Olivia and a brand-new, Happy Baby Boy!

When my daughter was a toddler, I was a single mom and money was a constant stress inducer.  It has been a long journey but through that journey I've striven to maintain a happy, healthy atmosphere for my daughter to grow up in.  To me, this includes a well-kept home and lots of things to keep myself and my daughter busy.  I believe that creativity comes from within, but that we are stimulated by what surrounds us.  And home is a great starting point to get the creative juices flowing!  And it doesn't have to cost a pretty penny!  Growing up, our house was filled with beautiful antiques, delicate wallpaper, interesting art and gorgeous lighting.  Talking to my amazing mother today, she says it was all done "on a shoestring" and I have taken that idea and transformed it into a way of living that inspires my home and my surroundings, by taking the old, forgotten, passed down or given away and making these treasured items "Happy Now".


Gabrielle said...

Fabulous! Can't wait to read more!

Rose Mandarino said...

Love the mirror!! You have to post the fireplace!