Monday, April 6, 2009

Last of the photos

I just realized I've taken thousands of photos of our log home. Here is the last of them. Some of these you may have already seen before. Our place is still a work in progress and my next projects include landscaping, finishing the basement and completing the loft furnishings. Oh - and getting a real LIVE dog to put in there! Greg - if you're reading this - get ready!

P.S. Each Thursday for the rest of April, I am going to draw a name out of my followers and send them a SURPRISE GIFT from my nature store. So you get ready too!

Here's the loft freshly carpeted. Looks like a great place for a party!

My moose themed bathroom.

I don't know who is going to change those light bulbs!

Can you picture Scarlett O'hara coming down these stairs? ha,ha!

Here's our log cabin before it was stained.

We stained it with a medium red-tone brown. The darker stains last longer - approximately 5 - 6 years.

This year we'll be able to stain our deck. This is my observation point to check on all my neighbors. Seriously.

Marvin has requested a window seat. We'll see....


Betsy from Tennessee said...

So gorgeous... I love seeing your cabin, Shelley... I commented on Diane's blog tonight saying how much I love 'my' home and wouldn't leave it for the world--UNLESS I could have Shelley's log cabin!!!!! ha ha ha

What do you have in the basement --and what do you use it for????

Have a great evening. It's been snowing all day (just flurries ).YUK!!!


Kristina said...

I just came across your blog and I love it! I also live in Michigan and it is my DREAM to have a log home someday. I have my plans all picked out. Now I just need the money! You have a beautiful home!

Screen Door said...

Love these photos... Bet you can't wait till the "green" stuff is back outside the windows.

Cedar ... said...

How exciting a time that must have been to see your dream of a cabin come true. I must say that Marvin has the right idea,.. a window seat to curl up on and watch the rain, snow or sunrise,... yes!

Kath said...

I just love it here, I'm wondering if I can just stay? ;)
It's so beautiful!
I am lookin forward to seeing whatcha do with the landscape!
How nice of you to pick followers and send them a gift! You're so dang sweet!

Enjoy your day!

Cindy said...

I just love the cabin/lodge look! So I love seeing pics of the cabin...puts me in this little dreamworld.... my perfect dream -- cabin on the side of a mountain with a few chickens and goats running around, my garden to the side, my birdfeeders full of birds...ahhh, dreamland!

Dawnie said...

your so blessed but Im sure you know that. Ohhh yeah I can picture you coming down the staircase especially with a cute dog by your side. I can imagine how excited you are to get the warm weather coming. It will be nice to see the flowers.

Constance said...

YES! I an see Scarlett coming down those stairs, with a pair of hiking boots! If you throw the party I'll bring the spinach artichoke dip!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh shelley that is cool that you are doing your giveaway!

I just love looking at your pictures.

Well, Betsy from TN, we don't have just flurries, we have actual snow! Snowing and blowing and covering the ground! My mom lives in TN I should call her and find out if she has snow.

reliv4life said...

Hey Shelley! nice photos, of course. BTW we stained our deck with a sprayer - very simple!! In fact we do it every few years, only takes a few hours and our deck is not small, wraps around 3/4 of the house and is 8 feet out - so it will not be as big of a chore as you thought!

Karen said...

You are just so funny. I get such a kick out of visiting with you.
Love the cabin. Love everything about it. Makes me so antsy I CAN'T STAND IT!
Hugs. Karen

Darla said...

Beautiful!!! Love the moose theme, a window seat would look awesome just for Marvin. I can see Shelly coming down those stairs. Our home is brick and cypress we have the darker stain too!

Dawn said...

it has been great fun seeing your log cabin photos :) it is absolutely beautiful, and it sounds like it is your sanctuary! i cna imagine that a home away from home is a very cool thing!

74WIXYgrad said...

Now how is Marvin going to react to a dog?

And I'll bring the cheeze whiz.

Sharon said...

We are staining the logs right now. We have been here 19 years, time sure goes fast. Our colors are the same as yours. Our logs are hand hewned so require lots of sanding this years :-(. But it will look great when finished. Sharon

John Poole said...


I really enjoyed this virtual tour and the construction history, too. I hope you continue to post more photos through out your forthcoming projects (landscaping, loft furnishing etc.). They're all great!

- John

P.S. The red exterior stain was an excellent choice, IMHO!

Anonymous said...

Dear Shelley, Everything is just beautiful ♥ I can see how you must enjoy sitting on your deck. It looks so peaceful there. The whole cabin is just awesome. I am getting so excited about your dog! I can't wait until you get him or her.I hope you have a wonderful Easter. Marvin looks so content. Give him a hug from Charli and Me :>)

The Retired One said...

Wow...our log homes are scaringly similar!
BTW, I have left several comments and they aren't appearing on our blog. Have you seen them???
The Retirement Chronicles

Anonymous said...

I can almost smell the wood when I look at your photos. I think the moose in your bathroom is so cute! Happy neighbor gazing!

George said...

Thanks again for sharing more of your cabin with us. It is definitely beautiful. By the way, I think Marvin deserves a window seat.

Anonymous said...

Your home is simply stunning! I love all of it and I am enjoying seeing all the photos that you have. So so so gorgeous!

Shellmo said...

Betsy - Our basement has a full bathroom, and then we hope to finish the rest this year as a recreation room. Come visit! :-)

Hi Kristina - love hearing from others in Michigan! I hope you get your log home one day!! Thank you for coming by!

Screen Door - I would LOVE to see GREEN right now! lol!

Cedar - He usually can't decide if he likes the window seat or wrapping himself around my head when I'm sleeping - lol!

Kath - come on over! bring apple pie!

Cindy - Dreams do come true....I hope yours does!!

Dawnie - I'm just as excited about the dog as I am about spring finally getting here!

Connie -that's one of my favorite dips! I'll be waiting!

Wendy - I've been watching snow flurries all day! Crazy!

Michele - you make it sound easy...I might have to give it a shot myself!!

Karen -Sorry to make you antsy - lol!!

Darla - cypress sounds nice!

Dawn - thank you! It is my sanctuary. Everytime we head home, I count the days until I'm there again.

Wixy - Marvin loves dogs! In fact he jumped our fence to get to our neighbor's dog so he could visit w/ him. Good thing that that dog likes kitties too - lol! And no on the cheese whiz - how about some brie? :-)

Sharon - 19 years is a long time! I love the hand hewn look too!!

John - thank you for complimenting the stain - we have to put 1 more coat on this spring and then the sealing coat.

charli - marvin loves rolling around on that deck! Marvin wishes you both a wonderful Easter!

Retired One - I published them - am I missing some of your comments? Hope not!! Also, I have a request- please post more pics of your home - it's gorgeous!!

JyLync - it still has some of that fresh wood smell! I might need to invest in a telescope for the neighbors....ha,ha!

George - Marvin says thank you and that you are obviously an intelligent man!

Sarah - thank you so much! Still a work in progress...

Sandi Keene said...

Loved the photos and am sorry to see them end! : (

Lady of the Mote said...

it is ABSOLUTELY Beautiful!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

Each beautifully put together. I do not think I would leave to go anywhere if I lived there. I really enjoyed seeing how it came together for you. You both did an outstanding job.

joated said...

Love your photos and especially like the runner in the hall! It's almost a perfect match for the rugs at my place.

Three years ago this week the foundation was poured and the first floor deck constructed at my place. The log package arrived on April 19, 2006 and we moved in in time for Christmas. And, yes, it's been a work in prgress indoors and out ever since.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So beautiful.....So glad I found your blog. Your pictures are GREAT...
Hope you will stop by my blog. I am a new blogger. This is my second month in the world of BLOG. I am great give away this month. This drawing will be the last day of April.
Every comment you leave throughout the month will enter your name in the drawing. This NEW blogger was so touched by all the comments I got on the Blog Party Give Away,(over 300) that I decided to make this a monthly GIFT...
Also, if you mention blog telling about the monthly giveaway, you will have your name entered 10 extra times...Just be sure and let me know that you did. How is that for an incentive?
I was so blown away by all the responses that I wanted to email each person personally... I did love reading all of them..I am continuing to introduce my family members. In May, there will be some fun blogs coming from Disney World with the grandkids. I hope to blog every night, in case you like a good trip report. And there will also be a great Disney giveaway.
I am so thankful for all my new friends.

Michele said...

I can't believe it's been a year already. You've done so much!

grammy said...

I love the way it looks when it is stained. Party? Sounds fun (o:

Ginger said...

It turned out so great and I know you enjoy going there so much. I would too!!
Can hardly wait for you to get your dog.

Ginger said...

I forgot to mention, the stain is beautiful. I like the colors you chose. And the deck is really inviting...

Connie said... your cabin tour! Thanks for your kind comments about my son's move to Colorado..they made it safely. Connie

Sandy said...

Great photos and I love the observation deck, I would be out there all the time.

I Play Outside The Box said...

Just beautiful!!

Sharon/primthyme said...

Your home is breath taking !! Just beautiful !!
Happy Easter
Prim Hugs & Blessings,