Friday, January 15, 2010

A Tour of the Lil Cabin

Many of you have asked for a tour of the lil cabin in the woods. This is a quick tour of the cabin and I hope that you enjoy it. My sweet husband helped me with the design of the cabin and he really did a great job with everything. I am really blessed to have the cabin and love to share it with friends. If you ever in this neck of the woods, stop by. The coffee is always ready and the company is always welcome.

When you enter the door from the porch you will enter the sitting area. Here is where you can find me studying - it may be for a class I am taking at school or studying God's Word. You can also see that the WII is there for when the girls have friends over or if I decide to get a little exercise from the WII Fit.

This is a view of the downstairs sitting area from the loft. It gives you a better idea of how things look as you enter through the front door (it is really the only door to the outside world). The cabin is very simply arranged but it really does feel like a home away from home. My mom loves to spend the night with us and stay in the cabin. She always teases that she's going to come live there when she gets old. My mom is one of those that will never get old -- just better!

As you travel through the cabin to get to the creative side you first arrive at the sink and bathroom area. When we first started talking about building the cabin, I wasn't sure I wanted to go to the trouble of adding a bathroom. My husband really felt like it was worth adding and now I am really glad that we did. On those cold nights, a trip to a warm bathroom versus running outside to go to the house is very much appreciated.

The next area is the creative side of the cabin. This is where any project that I or even my girls might be working on will be created. The cabinets on the left we got at a really good deal. My husband and a friend from church made the countertops which really looks great. They also match the countertop used in the sink area.

This is the area you can find the Cricut Expression or other tools used to work on the projects we create. My laptop is always connected to the Cricut in hopes of getting to create a new vase of flowers or card for a friend. The work area was created by putting JetMaxx cubes together and then adding a tabletop from IKEA, stained to match the rest of the cabinets. It turned out to be a great way to store my supplies and helps to keep the area neat and clean which makes my husband very happy!

The JetMaxx cubes were part of my Christmas gifts from the family this year. After Christmas, they went on sale at 50% off, so I added several more to make the storage area complete. Now, if I work on a project over an extended period of time, I have places to store it and then pull it out to continue working on it.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed the tour of the lil cabin in the woods. Just like the door says as you leave, Faith, Family, and Friends are always welcome! As you leave, remember to always stay with Christ, for He promises never to leave or forsake you! Come again!


  1. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us. I love it! What a great space to study or create....wish I were able to come over and have that cup of coffee with you.... :)

  2. Your cabin is beautiful...thanks for sharing this part of your life with us.

  3. Your cabin reminds me of the one we built and lived in when we were in Alaska. We had two preschool children and the time, no electricity and no running water. We spent the summer building and the winter weekends were spent cutting wood to heat it. I'd much rather have it as a studio as you do!


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