It’s been 11 months (and a couple days) since our cabin burned down our cabin burned down and a monumental thing happened over the weekend–we finally got a check from our insurance. It actually arrived on the 11 month mark and there was a lot of relief that came with it, too. There’s not a […]

Happy March and goodbye, February! This week, we washed the inside and outside of all the windows in our house and everything felt brighter. (There’s definitely a lesson there) We looked at a few flip houses and watched The Parent Trap (the Lindsay Lohan version which is NOT as good as the Hayley Mills version, […]

Our cabin has three levels, the main level, basement and loft. The bedrooms were spread out, one to each level, but we have added one additional bedroom where there used to be a giant pool table (can’t wait to show you!!) and an adjoining bathroom to maximize the number of people we can accommodate. In […]

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 […]

Stuga Studio Floors

Up to now, “progress” in the cabin has looked more like destruction. Lots of things needed to be ripped out and redone, as a lot of the previous updates weren’t exactly up to code. Would you like an example? You’d like an example: That’s one of the bigger ones. A huge no-no. This is the […]


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