Hello, friends!  Welcome to Taylor Made Home: The Blog.

If you’re new here, grab yourself a glass of sweet tea, prop your feet up and stay for a while!


My name is Alana Taylor and I am a twenty-something-year-old southern girl who loves her tea sweet, her accent with a slight “twang” and her football team in “crimson and white” {Roll Tide!}.

First and foremost, I am a Christian who is so thankful for the blessings that God has given me.  As for my family, I have been married to my best friend for almost 4 years now and we have one son who is “all-boy”.

The answer to the “what do you do for a living” question would have to be “homemaker”.  I left my job as a credit union receptionist in April 2010 so that I could stay home with my little one and manage our home full time.  However, I will be starting my own organizing/interior decorating business soon and you will be a part of the process from the beginning!

Random Stuff You May {Or May Not} Want to Know:

I grew up as an Air Force military brat and always loved it!  I went to 6 schools within the 13 year of my academic career {from K5 to Graduation}.  One of which was in Aviano, Italy and yes, I want to go back to visit!  During our time overseas, I can remember pulling out a loose tooth and then losing it in the gravel at a German castle because my little sister wanted to “look at it”.  I think she was just trying to keep me from my quarter!

My hobbies include organizing and decorating {obviously} but I also love to be around my family, travel, shop, attend concerts, and watch movies.

I have an addiction to sodas {that I’m trying to overcome} and my computer {that I embrace}.


In February of 2011, I started this blog in order to have a creative outlet and a way to escape {a.k.a. procrastinate on} my daily chores.  Since then, it has become a way for me to pursue my passion for helping others create homes that are both functional and beautiful.  The kinds of posts you can expect to see are:

* From Dream to Reality*

Right now I am at the very beginning of my journey towards small business ownership.  When I say beginning, I mean that I haven’t even created a business plan or took the first college course yet.  The good thing about this is that you get to come along with me as my dreams become a reality.

*Organizing Eye Candy*

Home organization has always been and will continue to be my first love {at least, when it comes to home interiors}.  A room is only as good as it’s functionality; which means that you could have one of the most beautiful, expensive rooms in the world but if it doesn’t meet your organizational needs, then you have wasted a lot of time and energy on something that just doesn’t work.  However, you can have a home that is BOTH pleasing to the eye AND highly functional.

*Decoration Inspiration*

Decorating is also one of my biggest hobbies, coming in second only to organizing.  So, you can expect to see a lot more interior decorating inspiration, tips and projects.  I like to feature other bloggers through things like house tours and “get organized with…” posts as much as possible because I believe in spreading the love.  However, as funds are available, I will be showing you ways in which I am personalizing our home.

*Intentionally Simple*

This one overlaps organizing from time to time {which is probably why I have a soft spot for it}, but really it hits on all aspects of life.  Here at Taylor Made Home, I will be focusing on how we can be more intentional with what we bring into our homes as well as how we can simplify our home life.


If these topics interest you, I hope you’ll join me by subscribing to the RSS feed or subscribing to new posts via email.

If you ever have a question, please feel free to email me at ourtaylormadehome {at} gmail {dot} com.


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