One good thing about 2020 was having lots of time to work on upgrading our little cabin in the woods. Here are some of the highlights. … More The Projects of 2020
The summer is here and we are back at work at the tiny cabin! Here is a project I finished this weekend that adds some rustic flair to our cabin in the woods. … More The Pine and Pallet Pub Perch
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!
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
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…
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
If you’ve read my post on letter-writing, you’ll know that I have a thing for writing. I love journals. I love pens. I am one of those people who get giddy walking through the stationary aisle of Staples or WalMart. I have an entire shelf in one of my bookcases dedicated to writing. It’s filled … More A Journal-Style Tablet Case
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