Today marks one month since our beloved A-frame caught fire and burned down. I’ll never forget that morning, Chris just got a new truck and was driving Greta to school (as usual) before heading to the gym. It wasn’t five minutes after he left that he called, with a shake in his voice and told […]

At the beginning of every year, we love to lay out our project goals, things we’re aiming to check off! At the end of the year, we look back and see how we did (you can see last year’s report card right here). This is already shaping up to be a busy year, which is […]

Right before Christmas, literally a week!, we had the main space in our a-frame painted. We were thinking about it for awhile and then it hit us–as soon as we start moving furniture in (we were hosting family starting the 23rd) it was going to become a lot more difficult to ever do it. So […]

Both of the fireplaces at the cabin are finished and we’re one step closer to being able to start furnishing this cabin of ours. Last week, in addition to celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary, we celebrated 1 year of owning our A-frame. We dreamed and schemed for awhile before really diving in. Major renovations […]

Big renovations started on our A-frame at the beginning of August and by the end of September, I think/hope all the major players will be in place. It’s going to be another busy month up there but I thought I would give you a big update on everything that has been done and will be done […]


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