My name is Allison. I'm 29 years old and I live in Roanoke, Virginia with my husband Riley and our dog Gidget. I have a handmade jewelry shop on Etsy. I love the good and simple things in life. From my closet to my kitchen, I prefer those things that are simple, straightforward, and of the highest quality that a modest lifestyle can afford. This blog is a way for me to collect and share those things that inspire this kind of living.
The past year has been an eventful one, as Riley, Gidget and I left our first home together in the country, moved onto a 30' sailboat that we had fixed up ourselves, and embarked on a five month sail down the East Coast. When we returned to Virginia, we began an entirely different kind of adventure by moving into a downtown apartment in the beautiful little city of Roanoke. Things are never dull around here!
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Want to know more?
I wrote the short and sweet version of my life story (in under 250 words) and a little bit about starting up my Etsy shop. If you like lists, here are 5 random facts about me, and 10 things that make me happy.
There are some wedding pictures in our fifth anniversary post, and I also wrote a little bit about anniversaries and expectations. You can read about my hardworking husband in the life of riley, and he answered a few questions in his own words in the boy behind the blog. Also, there's plenty more mushy stuff under the love label.
The post, did I mention that we'll be living on a sailboat? is a great place to start. You can also find a little bit of background under the sailing tab, or you can read any of my posts about the boat under the sailing label (also a good place to go if you just want to look at a lot of pretty pictures!). As if that's not enough, we also started a blog to document the trip, beginning with all of the work we've done to get the boat ready to go!