Friday, July 11, 2008

My new log home venture & a GIVEAWAY!

A lot of good things have been happening to me and it's time. Time to celebrate my new venture into log homes and the launch of my new website . So I've decided to offer a small GIVEAWAY - a 1-year subscription to Log Home Living Magazine!

Here is the deal - I love nature quotes - anything to do with log cabins, the woods, nature, birds, etc. (You may have noticed the Thoreau quote I have in my blog header.) So - to enter my giveaway - here are the rules:

  1. Please post your favorite nature quote on my blog comments. Leave me the link back to your blog.

  2. The nature quote can be from someone famous or something you've made up yourself.

  3. No duplicate quotes please.

  4. U.S. residents only.

  5. Deadline for entry is July 18, 2008.

The person's quote I like best wins the subscription!

Looking forward to seeing what my blogging friends come up with! And oh yes, please check out my new website and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

My dream living room for a log home

When we were up in Munising for log home training, I got to snap some photos of Hiawatha's (our log home provider)log home studio where they are headquartered. I just love their living room with all the log accents in the ceiling,tall fieldstone fireplace, the way the track lighting is arranged and how the dormer windows add more space. Check out that huge wrought iron chandelier! Maybe in my next log home....

Monday, July 7, 2008

Wrapping up outdoor projects at the Log Cabin

Right now we are trying to wrap up the staining - still a few things to do. The deck railings need to finish being caulked and have another coat of stain slapped on. Additionally, due to having a tongue & groove log joinery system on our log home, we need to fill in those grooves with caulk and slap some stain on that as well. This will add additional protection to the logs from insect infestation.
As far as landscaping, we really have to wait till fall to plant more shrubs and trees. Right now we are getting quotes to grade the back of the log cabin and add mulch to make it aesthetically pleasing for the time being. My husband is still on the hunt for more rocks to add to the landscape....maybe he can open up his own rock nursery!