The biggest lesson we’ve learned while upgrading our little cabin (which we’ve christened The Burrow after the Weasley’s wonky yet magical abode) is to be flexible in our expectations. We always start with a big picture but the end never ends up looking like what we had originally envisioned. Every step of the way needs … More And Even More Progress!
For the past year, I’ve felt that we’ve only been making baby steps forward in the ever-growing list of things that need to get done at the cabin. Things fell apart last spring when Soldier Boy and I couldn’t get well. I fell ill with everything and anything. He was still having problems with his … More Progress! Finally!
Thank you LifeStraw! You’ve made life at the cabin a whole lot easier! This week, one of the many little jobs I did at the cabin was to finally set up the LifeStraw water filtration system. We opted to get the LifeStraw Family system because of its ability to filter up to 2L at a time. … More From Lake Water to Drinking Water
Soldier Boy and I are very motivated people when it comes to the cabin. We are far better at imagining upgrades, finding materials and putting it all together for the cabin than for the house. When we are at the cabin, there is always something to do. Always something we can do better. Everything we … More Observing the Sabbath
This year has been strange so far. I seem to recall last year, we had been up and working on the cabin from the beginning of May. This year, I feel like we’ve hardly accomplished anything. This post is going to be completely unorganized. Because my thoughts are completely unorganized. You know why? Because the cabin … More It’s Been a While…
You know those items of clothing you have hidden in the back of your closet? The ones squished to the back of your drawers? The shirts that are a little too short or tight to wear respectably in public? The yoga or sweat pants that have started to pill from extensive wear because at the … More A New and Loving Home: Cottage Clothes
At the end of a long, winding and incredibly rocky road, there is a little yellow cottage. It’s on .8 of an acre and is surrounded by coniferous and deciduous trees, offering privacy in the summer, colours in the fall and a wonderland in the winter. The land is varied and though small, has enough … More Our Canvas (aka The Cabin)
On December 20th, 2014, I got the keys to my first piece of real estate. A cottage. This may not sound like such a tall order to most, especially because almost everyone owns at least a house. Except that I made a few financially questionable decisions in my life and while I certainly don’t regret … More How It All Started