I had such big plans for this summer. But they all got pushed to the side in favour of swimming and lounging in the hammock and reading and playing guitar. We were going to rip everything out of the Third Room (which we did) and then insulate (we have the insulation in our possession) and … More The Patio
Here I am! Finally at the cabin for 3 and a half weeks to do almost whatever I want! Almost…because we still have a room to put back together. To be fair, I’ve been on vacation for three weeks already. But I was in the Adirondacks for the first four days and then Iceland for two … More Let Vacation Begin!
For the last week or so the temperatures have been above 0°C and the snow has started to disappear. Not that we had a bad winter. It really only started to get cold in January and then it really only started to snow in February. And now it’s looking like at least another week in these tropical … More This Year’s Projects
One of the things I immediately fell in love with when looking to buy our little cabin in the woods, was the uneven ground. It’s very rocky and has these mini-cliff-like rocks that are fun to scramble up and sit on top of. To get from the cabin to the campfire, you have to walk … More A Really Simple Fireside Bench
You could spend hours on Pinterest looking at all the pallet projects that are out there. There is no end to the ideas that you could come up with when it comes to this free and easy-to-find resource. But before you start loading up the vehicle with these wooden wonders, there are a few things … More Finding and Using Pallets
I’m not above scavenging from other people’s garbage. Especially in my neighbourhood. My neighbourhood is a DIY-er’s heaven. I live in a neighbourhood where people throw out perfectly upcyclable items ALL. THE. TIME. I am not judging. If people want to toss these items instead of donating them or upcycling, that is their right. In fact, … More The Trash to Treasure Table
Have you ever had one of those rooms that you HATE? Absolutely can’t stand? Every time you look at it, you cringe, feel a little throw-uppy, want to burn it to the ground? Yeah. That was how I felt about the bunk room. Oh, little Bunk Room, how I hate thee. Let me count the … More The Bunk Room
Ever heard of a rocket stove? Neither had I. But see, that’s the beauty of sharing my life with a soldier, who also happens to be a Prepper. A Pragmatic Prepper, of course, in case of natural disaster. We do live in Canada and we have been known on occasion to get some pretty crazy winter … More The Rocket Stove
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
I’ve been tossing the words cottage and cabin around interchangeably since buying the property in December, never really sure which one applies best. I actually looked up online specific definitions for these words, curious as to which would apply to our tiny paradise best. As it turns out, there aren’t any hard and fast … More Camp, Cabin, Cottage or Lakehouse?