Let it Snow!

The first snow of the year!  I couldn’t resist an early morning walk.  It was so quiet and beautiful. Wishing everyone the best and here’s to a wonderful and joyous 2018!


Now that the cabin is finished, I wanted to share some other cabin fixer uppers I worked on while waiting (impatiently) for the cabin to be done. And I have to admit, shopping for and fixing up the secondhand stuff we found in the Historic West Bottoms was just as much fun as watching the cabin […]

Moving Day

It’s Move In Day!!  After months of waiting, we received that awesome call from our contractor saying our door and windows were finally installed and the squirrel holes were all sealed up tight. So we rented a truck, picked up appliances at Home Depot and took advantage of the 3 day Memorial Day weekend to […]

Cabin Work Begins: Land-scraping, poison ivy and snakes

The cabin renovation has begun!  Here are results of two weekends of hard manual labor in the yard. Before Clearing Ta-dah! Now you can see the cabin I feel like a picnic table wants to be here. Plants and bushes we discovered at the cabin Bristly Greenbrier – covered in thorns Missouri Gooseberry – covered in […]

Buying our new cabin (as is) in the woods

As is. Two words that can strike fear in any home buyer. When we purchased our small cabin in western Missouri we knew we were taking on a challenge – but we felt were up to the task. We had been dreaming of a place where we could get away (think Unplugged Nation on the […]