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Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

While I was waiting for something else at Lowes, they were finishing set up this kitchen model. The kitchen has milk paint green countertops. The white tile backsplash has a slightly darker green accent. The cabinets have a low shine. They have beadboard doors and […]

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

Changing the Rest of the Door Knobs

The house came with Satin Nickel door hardware. I don’t really care for Satin Nickel. I bought reproduction glass door knobs. They did not work out. Old door knobs use a smaller hole than new door knobs. We could only use them on the closets. […]

Chinese Privet Growing Wild

Chinese Privet Growing Wild

Nature News, a local radio program about what is going on in nature in our area had a field trip on the air this morning. Among things they described along the way is Privet. They weren’t fans. I had just taken a bunch of photos […]

Flood-proof Tiny House: Planning the Location

Flood-proof Tiny House: Planning the Location

Whether you are building a tiny house, play house, workshop or shed on your land, you need to prepare the spot. The first, VERY first step is to make sure your building is not going to flood. Even before you plan the foundation, you need […]

Getting the Log Cabin Ready to be a Vacation Rental – The Photographer

Getting the Log Cabin Ready to be a Vacation Rental – The Photographer

We have gotten moved into the new house and, at least for now, we are going to rent out the log cabin as a vacation rental. So, if you want to, you can stay in our cabin. When Cliff and I first got married, we […]

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

Build This Kit House in 3 Hours

This is another origami house you can buy complete and set up anywhere, the Weizhengheng 2 or 3-bedroom Expandable Home.  They call it a container house. This isn’t a house made from a shipping container. It is a partially assembled house kit that is delivered […]

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

Tailgate Spreading Gravel at the Cabin

The gravel at the log cabin was beginning to look sad. Cliff told me to call around and see how much gravel we need and what it is going to cost. Sounds like an easy project, but it really wasn’t. After I measured the driveway, […]

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

This modified A-frame house is near our new house. The house itself is only 26-feet wide. It was built in 1978. The deck wraps around the front and side of the house. It is big enough to put a table and chairs on and use […]

IKEA Ektorp Sofa

IKEA Ektorp Sofa

We are getting the log cabin ready to be a vacation cabin. Since we are taking most of the furniture with us, we have to buy a lot of things. I have always liked the IKEA Ektorp Sofa. It is really comfortable and you can […]

Getting Settled and Enjoying Spring

Getting Settled and Enjoying Spring

The grass is starting to grow. The daffodils I planted in the field behind the house are blooming. And we are getting some things put away. The grass is starting to grow. You can see a lot of green under the straw. And a lot […]