About Us

Hey-o!  I’m Anne Stefl, chief writer for Home Happy.  I’m a thirty-something married gal living in Brookfield, Wisconsin with my husband, Eric, and our two energetic, silly toddler boys.  Sebastian just turned three years old and Holden will be two in November 2013.  Yep…doing the math?  Allow me to help.  They’re just over 15 months apart.  And you caught the part about them both being boys, right?  So yeah, I need a nap just thinking about it. 

Anyway, Eric and I have been married since June 2009 and just purchased our second home together.  We previously owned a charming 1920’s bungalow home we adored.  But as time went on we knew the small lot size and pretty much nonexistent backyard wouldn’t stand the test of time with a growing family, so when Holden was nine months old we put it on the market and began our search.  Fast forward to today and here we are with home #2.

We both love taking on home improvements projects and are looking forward to all the challenges and customization any new house brings.  Our new pad, a 1987 colonial style home, isn’t by any means a total fixer upper in the sense of needing major renovations or layout changes, but it was built in the 80’s and could us some cosmetic updating to better align with our style and tastes.  This blog will be our way of documenting all the fun projects, both big and small, we do along the way.  It’s so easy to quickly forget how spaces transform over time, so this will serve as our online journal to jog our memory.  Oh, and I’m a sucker for before and after pictures, so you’ll be sure find a lot of those around here. 

Curious about anything else?  Just ask! 



  1. First! :) I tried to subscibe; but it's "not enabled" yet. I'll keep trying!

    1. Give 'er a shot again. I tested it out earlier and had someone else as well and it worked. I know when I try to access certain sections of the site from my phone it freaks out and says the browser isn't supported. Perhaps that's what's going on?