Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Guests at the Log Cabin - Part III

I have to say one of the best parts about having this log cabin is all the friends that want to come visit us! A log cabin on a lake is certainly more enticing than my suburban home downstate. I love showing them around my town. My friend Kim and her boyfriend Mike came to visit us for a couple days - and I think Kim is competing for best guest of the year. She brought enough food to feed Greg and I for the next several months! (Either that or maybe she wants to move in.......she did have a lot of luggage with her...hmmmm.....just kidding Kim!)

I'm constantly looking for new items to add to my guest room to make it more cozy and inviting! I think warm blankets and decorative touches help.

I had this little gift box filled with goodies for my friends when they arrived. I think they liked it!

I was happy we were able to take our friends to one of our favorite places - Hartwick Pines State Park. It's nice when your friends enjoy the outdoors as much as you do.


Sandi Keene said...

What a great hostess!

Constance said...

It's wonderful when friends can share on the same level, the things that bring you joy. We recently had a housefull and I am sure that I will not win Hostess of the Year! Too many people and not nearly enough time to devote to all of them! I know they understood but I sure missed my one-on-one time!

Now that our daughter is married and gone (yikes, that sounds really sad to me this morning) we are going to change her bedroom. We don't have enough spare room to make it into a guest bedroom, that'll happen I'm guessing when Charlie flies the nest (not too soon, my emotions aren't ready to even contemplate that yet!) For now, we are going to move some of our milk bottle collection in there and also my scrapbooking stuff.

We're going to start painting in there on Saturday. Right now it's just too sad to walk into her room with its brightly colored, yellow walls and not see her or her stuff in there. Can you tell I am having a rough morning?



Rick and Dianne said...

Gosh I love that "goodie box"! And what do you fill it with???

I guess I'll just have to come visit and check it out for myself!

I'm glad you had such nice weather that you could take advantage of the park. Although, if they enjoy the outdoors as much as you (and the snow) I'm betting even a walk in the park during a blizzard would appeal to them!

Carol said...

I love the gift box for your guests, I enlarged the picture, how pretty! What was inside?

reliv4life said...

Oh Shelley - it sounds fabulous! That room is so cozy - I bet you have more and more guests!! I am so glad you are happy!!

Shellmo said...

Sandi - Aw shucks!

Connie - I bet you are a good hostess! Congrats again on your daughter's marriage!

Hi Dianne - you're right - I would've walked in the snow too!

Carol - I filled it w/ chocolates, a scented candle and scented shampoos. I loved that box too - I got it at garden ridge.

Michele - the more, the merrier!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I can see why you have many visitors! You are a wonderful hostess and you have a lovely home in a beautiful area. I coming for a visit :-)...

Shellmo said...

Penny - you would be welcome anytime!!

Jen said...

You are the hostess with the mostess!

When are you adding the addition so we can all come?

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Shelly,
Your log cabin home is beautiful. How very special that you and your husband are living out your dream - you are living proof that dreams do come true. What a fabulous hostess you are and what a lovely place to visit.
I am so glad that you found my blog via Penny's blog and now I have the pleasure of visiting you and seeing your dream cabin in the woods. As a new blogger I am finding that Blog Land is a very special place.

Shellmo said...

Jen- soon my friend, soon!

Painted Garden - thank you for your nice comments and for coming by! Your blog was a nice find!

This Country Girl said...


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your kind comments, but I'm really glad you lead me over here! I love your log cabin! I love the snow! I love the beautiful spot where your cabin is nestled! are truly living a dream! My 9 year old daughter and I are sitting here drooling over the pictures of your cabin in the snow!

And if we stopped by that guest room, you just might not get me away either! :)

I'm saving you to my blogroll so I can keep up with your log cabin living!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Shellmo said...

Country girl - Thank YOU and your daughter for stopping by! I will be adding you to my links as well. see you soon! :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

There's nothin' better than showing off your new cabin to special friends!!!!! We just got home from our visit to a cabin in the Smokies. The cabin's name was Bunny Brook (there was a brook out back) --and there were bunnies ALL over the cabin. Too Cute!

Denise said...

Your friends are lucky to have you! How nice of you. I think that your guest bedroom is perfect!