A New Metal Shingle Roof at the Cabin

The very first project we did at the cabin was not as glamorous as a new kitchen, but it was even more necessary. During inspection, we discovered that part of our cabin needed a new roof. It wasn’t actually a huge surprise, but it certainly wasn’t something we wanted to hear. It wasn’t leaking, luckily, but it was definitely in pretty bad shape, as you can see even in the original listing photo: We had to get a few estimates (and renegotiate the price) before we could even continue with closing, but it was also mid-November, and six inches of… Read More

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Ten Simple Swaps for a Greener Home

I read a quote recently that was along the lines of: “It’s better to have a lot of people making a few changes to produce less waste than a few people making a lot of changes.” It can be intimidating and terrifying when you hear about what’s happening to our environment, and it’s like, I can never do enough to make a difference. Or I want to help but I don’t want to make any huge, complicated lifestyle changes, so maybe I’ll just do nothing. I get it. I’ve felt the same way at time. But in our family we’ve… Read More

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Let’s Get Casual + June Recap

Oh hi there! We haven’t actually fallen off the face of the earth, contrary to what you may believe! Eek. We got so, so busy and overwhelmed, and, yes, quite a bit stressed out, preparing for the big move to the cabin, and all of the posts I had scheduled just didn’t quite get finished. But we’re here, at the cabin, which has furniture — even if it’s not all where it’s supposed to be and there’s a million unpacked boxes! At the end of last week, we filled up a Uhaul which Andy drove up to the cabin to… Read More

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