Monday, January 17, 2022

Celebrating Valentine's Day at the Log Cabin


One of the things we couldn't wait for when we moved into our log cabin was to celebrate the holidays! The log cabin looks perfect, cozy and warm with Christmas trees, a wreath, garland and more.  We decided to keep the festive spirit going by having a year round tree and celebrating many different holidays and events. 

Here is our Valentine's Day tree above. We picked up lights, decorative valentine wooden ornaments and garland at Hobby Lobby and Christmas Tree Shop.  I think a white tree is perfect to show off the red and pink colors.  A heart garland was hung across the fireplace. We are now ready to celebrate!

Other upcoming fun holidays and events you can decorate a tree for: St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 4th of July,  Spring (think bird and butterfly motif) and more.  Besides, I love enjoying twinkling lights at night at the cabin. 

Let us know if the comments if you ever had a year-round tree. 

Happy (upcoming) Valentine's Day! 

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Dog Sledding!

Our log cabin is located in northern Michigan. We get a lot of snow and we always are looking for new winter activities to try.  One thing that has been on my bucket list for a long time is dog sledding. I've always been interested in the history of the Iditarod and marveled at the talent and pure joy of the sled dogs.

My husband knows I love experiences over material things so I was over the moon when he booked a dog sledding trip as my Christmas present.  They had a Michigan dog sled team at a local ski resort and I was able to do a 30 minute ride.  Watching the dogs bark and howl because they were anxious to go made me excited to go too! 

After riding through the snow, watching the dogs work together - I was even more amazed.  At the end of the ride I got to hug, pet and thank each one of them.  I can't wait to do this again! 


Friday, April 3, 2020

Wildlife Watching

Probably one of our favorite activities at the log cabin is to watch wildlife. This includes the birds (we have many feeders!), fox, coyote, deer, turkey and more.  In our northern Michigan town you can go to the Pigeon River Forest to try to catch a glimpse of the elk or head over to Gaylord's City Elk Park.

This nature park has a wild herd of elk on about 100 acres. They have been cared for by staff for over 14 years. They have approximately 70 elk and they are magnificent to behold!

Every spring I await the return of the Common Loons. This is one of my favorite birds! I love their complex behavior, their beautiful feathers and the haunting song they make on the lake.  They are the true sound of the north!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Bear Country Log Homes

Hello! It's been a while since I've blogged. It's a crazy world out there right now. Just heard we will be on lock down for another 4 weeks during this coronavirus pandemic. 

I have quite a few people contact me that are feeling that urge that they would like to have their own log cabin in the woods - their own get-away.

Please visit my website at to get ideas for your dream log home. I have a floor plan book posted as well as a nice slide show of the interior design.

Stay safe and healthy!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas at the Log Cabin

Spending time at the log cabin over the Christmas season is always extra special. We love decorating for the holiday and enjoying all the winter activities.  The logs add a natural warmth and the scenery outside makes for a nice backdrop. 

Sitting in a comfortable chair, hot cocoa in hand and seeing the birds, trees and snow from the window is such a relaxing feeling.  As the snow accumulates in northern Michigan, we will break out our snow shoes and skis. As Andy Williams once sang, "it's the most wonderful time of the year!"

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fall is coming!

I can't think of a better place to spend Autumn than at our log home in northern Michigan. Our fall decorations are out but nature puts on the best show.  This is also the time of year when migrating birds pass through so it's a great time to get out those binoculars. Bring on the hot apple cider and pumpkin pie!

P.S. Are you ready to plan your own log home dream? I can help you! Please visit my website at  We became dealers for Hiawatha Log Homes after we built one of their homes in 2008.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Dogs love log cabins

Dogs love log cabins. They especially love the outdoor adventures that come with owning such a home and our dog Scout is no exception. We have been taking her boating on our small lake and enjoy watching her act like she's captain of the ship. She is also the official squirrel patrol leader. Many a bird feeder has been protected by our ever faithful dog. Dogs and log cabins just go together.