We had to meet with a builder last week for insurance purposes. One of the things that insurance takes into account after a total loss to fire is the cost to rebuild. So we had to sit down with plans of our beloved a-frame and go over every inch and tally up what they would […]

The past few days, I got dressed and ate food and blow-dried my hair. I slept mostly without nightmares. In summary, we’re all doing much better after the fire and loss of our cabin 10 days ago. There has been such an out-pouring of love and support over the past week and a half and it […]

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 […]

This post is sponsored by Walmart. Our goal to spend Christmas at the cabin is inching closer and every passing day we’re making more progress on the spaces there. We’re not aiming for done-ness–more like safe, cozy, clean, livable. We have always envisioned the loft at the cabin being the landing spot for kids. We […]


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