Aloha, I’m Allison.  I started this blog in 2011 right before we bought our first house – a modest duplex in Alexandria, Virginia.  My husband, Shane, and I took a leap of faith, leaving our government jobs and selling our house to move to Hawaii and begin new careers. Two kids later and we are slowly but surely working on our second house. My family keeps me busy, but occasionally I have a chance to write about making our house a home.