Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Chick at the cabin!

Ever since we've had our log cabin, I've been inspired to decorate for every season and every holiday. Some of you know I already put out some Valentine decorations. But here's the one that sent Greg over the edge. He said that I am "chicking" the cabin out with this Valentine's Day tree. (This is all said with good humor of course!)

But I bet he won't think these yummy cupcakes are too "chicky" for him! Huh mister? What do you think about these? Should I give them to all the chicks on our street?
(P.S. I love you!)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Place

As many of you already know, my log cabin is my "happy place." And what better place to celebrate Valentine's day with my sweetie? I ordered one of our absolute favorite treats - Cranberry Pecan Bread from Zingerman's to bring up with us. If I could get my hands on that recipe.....and then make fresh loaves every day.......oh never mind! I'll just continue spending the $15 per loaf until the day I die. (P.S. One of my blogger buddies - Charli & Me - just did a post on Zingerman's. It's just a wonderful place you have to experience!)

Since the weather should be mild this weekend, Greg and I are going to try to clear a better path to the lake. We have a lot of brush in the way to reach the water. Besides, I'm a Loon Ranger - I have to have a better view of my little friends!

What are you planning for Valentine's Day?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bird house collection

I've never really collected anything in my life before. I know some people have collections like dolls, stamps, cows, etc., but I never did. I used to think maybe I was a wine collector - but I was always emptying it out (no - I wasn't DRINKING it all) by giving them away as gifts, bringing a couple bottles to parties, etc. so it never grew substantially. I have a good friend that collects Coca Cola items - so she was so easy to buy for. My mom likes tea pots and tea cups. My husband likes watches. Me - I like to buy canned cat food for my cat because it makes him purr!

Anyways, in looking at the space above our cupboards at the log cabin, I thought a birdhouse and some greenery would like nice up there. Then I had to get a couple more because just one of them up there didn't look right. Then POOF! I now have 10 birdhouses - so I guess I have finally become a collector of something!! How about you - what do you collect?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cabin Cat Love

marvin on vent

We interrupt this log cabin blog to bring you a message from Marvin, our log cabin cat. He has a little crush on Knatolee's kitty Naomi. He was quite impressed when he saw her "cat on a hot tin vent" photo (you must check this out!) and thinks she must have a good job. He also shares a passion for heat vents, loves canned cat food and can identify at least 20 different types of birds. Marvin would like to know what she's doing for Valentine's day.

Kitty love....isn't it great?!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Amazing Log Homes

I was surfing the net checking out other log homes. No, I'm not in the market for one but I do love seeing other design styles - it makes me dream of what I'd do for my next log home. Greg, don't get nervous - I'm talking way in the future! And also a much more humble size than the homes featured below. HGTV did a profile on "Amazing Log Homes" and here's what I found:

This log home is 8,000 square feet. I think it's so "warm" looking for its size and I love how it blends into the hillside.

This 10,000 square foot log home is located in Colorado. I love the roof angles and all that stonework on the bottom of the foundation.

This is one of the largest log homes in America. It is 20,000 square feet! The owners have 6 children and 10 grandchildren so I guess they can all comfortably sleep there, huh?

Check out this log home in Costa Rica! I bet the weather's nice.....

And here's our log home. We didn't make the cut for HGTV but I love my piece of paradise just the same!