About Us

Hey-o!  I’m Anne Stefl, chief boss lady for Home Happy.  I’m a thirty-something married gal living in Brookfield, Wisconsin with my husband, Eric, and our three energetic, wild boys.  Sebastian is coming up on eight years old, Holden is six, and Jackson is closing in on four years old.  Yep...it's your everyday circus over here with all boys. So yeah, I need a nap just thinking about it. 

Anyway, Eric and I have been married since June 2009 and purchased our second home together in 2013.  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.  When our second born, Holden, was just 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 houses bring.  Our current 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 is my  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?