joey and lana

I am Lana. He is Joey. We are both from the south. I am a bit more east and from the land of palm trees and beaches in Boca Raton, FL. He’s from Texas, the Houston part. We met in New York City about 9 years ago. We got an apartment.We got a dog. Then we got married. Then we got another dog. Then we bought a house just north of Manhattan. In January of 2013, we had our first baby boy, Atlas.

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We are in the process of selling our house, and are going to do it all again, and maybe even build. Let’s see what happens next!

We like to make things, and I think thats a start.

Have a question? Want to reach out? hello@makingahouseahome.com

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  • We do sell ad space.
  • We don’t accept advertising disguised as guest posts written by third parties, we like to write our posts.
  • We love love love to hear from you!

 Can’t get enough photos? Check out our Flickr.  If you don’t already, join us on twitter! Want to see us be awkward? Our YourTube channel will help with that.  Lana has a pinterst addiction, so there is always inspiration there. Lana also is obsessed with Instagram, so go be friends with here and so she can see your baby and house pictures.


What does Joey do for a living?

Joey is a composer and songwriter for film and tv and sometimes commercials. He has gone platinum, gold, and won an American Music Award. I guess you can say he’s a professional musician!

Didn’t he write the music for Alvin and the Chipmunks?

Yes, he wrote a lot of it, and also sang. You can see him in the bonus features of the 1st DVD.

What does Lana do for a living?

Lana has been a marketing director and consultant for about 15 years in New York. She also has some awards up her sleeve, but they are of the much dorkier kind. Now, she’s a mama, full time blogger and owner of richhippies.co.

What were your dog’s names?

Porkchop VanderSandwich and Rocket VonScience.


I thought you were moving to LA, what happened?

After a lot of planning and discussing, we decided to stay East for now.

Where is your house?

About 15 miles north of Manhattan.

How much did you pay for it?

Less than a million.

How do you have time to work and blog and do all your home projects?

Joey and I work together as a team and are pretty good about working off a to-do list. We collect materials during the week, and even do a few small projects during the week. Then the weekend during the day we try and get as much done as we can. Sometimes we even squeeze in a date night! We thought this was a two year project, now we know it’s more of a five year project.

Where do you shop?

We are putting more info on our sources on this page bit by bit.

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