This week, 9 months after the fire at our cabin, the plot finished getting cleared of all the debris. The investigation took MONTHS and in the end they declared the cause undetermined, which was heart-wrenching. It’s a weird thing being attached to something that no longer exists. Wanting to be somewhere that isn’t possible. We […]

This post is sponsored by Artfully Walls Our a-frame has undergone a lot of big changes over the last few months but perhaps the one we’re most excited about is the addition of an entire bedroom/bathroom downstairs. Not only can we sleep additional people, but this one large open space seems to have a lot […]

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Friday, Chris and I spent the day up at the cabin working on the kitchen and the loft. It was the first time in months that we were there working with no contractors present. It was rejuvenating and motivating and the fact that we’re seeing so much progress is making […]

This project is in partnership with FrogTape®. They allowed us to choose a small space to makeover and provided us with painting supplies and $1000 to execute our vision. Vote for your favorite here.  We’re so excited to share the after photos of our cabin reading nook today, as well as the budget breakdown and […]

This post is sponsored by World Market We have quite a few activities planned up at our A-frame cabin in the coming month for the holidays and while I’m still definitely aiming toward an essential minimalist decorating approach (catch more about that here) for this home, I thought a little bit of holiday decor would […]


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