Living in the Trees

We live in a forest.  And we love it.  Aren’t trees one of the reasons we gravitate toward log cabin living? Some people come to our cabin and say, “it’s so shady here, you should cut down some of these trees.”  But that couldn’t be further from our minds.  We love the shade that the […]


Rustic Spring Flowers

Well, there’s not much sign of spring flowers yet here in the east, so I guess we’re on our own to lift our spirits by creating a spring floral display or two.  Just love this idea that I found on tumblr.  Shouldn’t be too tough to scout up an old crate, and add tulips, hyacinths […]


Outdoor Living

Outdoor space is so important to log cabin living, and with the first robin sightings (finally!), it’s time to plan spring and summer projects!  How’s this for an idea?  I found this on, which is also a great resource for rustic decorating inspiration. The design and construction is by Alderwood Landscaping in Washington state. […]

Cabin Fever

I’m not usually one to complain, but the lake is NOT supposed to look like this on March 30. We got another 4 – 5 inches of snow last night, and the lake is still completely frozen.  I heard a report yesterday that there are 1,800 square miles of ice on Lake Erie, seven times […]

Lake Placid Lodge

Bringing the Outdoors In

Now this is what we mean by inspiration!  This image from the Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondacks shows that it’s all in the details and finishing touches.  From pack baskets on the mantle to rough log furniture, duck decoys, antler lamps, overstuffed furniture with patterned pillows and wool blankets and throws, Adirondack style is […]

Welcome to!

We’ve wanted to create this website for years, but it wasn’t until I was laid-off from my job as an ad agency vice president after 25 years that the time was right. Please be patient with us as we begin this journey.  It’s just the two of us, no employees and no investors.  We built […]