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
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
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
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
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 rules. … More Camp, Cabin, Cottage or Lakehouse?