Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever, Some days you just have to stay home and deal with it.

But on the bright side, when you’re stuck home, you can take a good long look at things around you: what would you change? What would you LOVE to have in your dream house?  What would your ideal backyard look like? Where would in the world would you want these to be? The closest I have come to having any kind of style, about anything, would probably be what I like in my house (or what I would if I could).  A log cabin with a big, deep porch overlooking a lake would be my ideal dream house. In the meantime I can dream, we can dream together.  Here I would like to share ideas for the home and for outdoor spaces, maybe even some game recipes. Though please don’t confuse me with Suzy Homemaker or being a Domestic Diva, seriously, the Hubby will choke from laughing so hard!

 

Cabin Fever log cabin with porch

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

My little Piece Of Heaven On Earth

My favorite place when I am home is in my perennial garden. In the middle sits an open fire pit and sitting there watching the sunsets in the Fall is my little piece of Heaven. It would be one of those “project in the works” kinda thing, but it keeps me happy and sane when all else fails. AND because my favorite Redneck is also a wood worker and trying to start his own business I will most definitely and shamelessly brag and show you his latest creations. So, here at Cabin Fever, you have three choices to check out: In The Cabin, Outside The Cabin & From The Kitchen. Maybe some I have actually done myself, or maybe it’s on my never ending wishlist of gorgeous things to adorn my dream house. either way, stop by and let me know what you think. If you are lucky enough to have something you thing I would love, please share it! Or, if you have something you made by hand or in the kitchen, i would love to check it out too!

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. ariefw

    Living in the city all my life, I certainly have a dream for a cabin in the wood by the lake.

    It is certainly wonderful to have a cabin that you can furnish with your own handiworks. Sadly, I am not a wood master. Craftsman is not in my blood and I am too fond of Ikea.

    Maybe I should buy a house in the suburb and have space for me to learn how to craft a table or a rocking chair. That should be a nice dream to have.

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    1. Donna (Post author)

      You can do anything you want if you set your mind to it. Start small, every little thing adds up!

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  2. Shannon

    Wow, did your son make those tables?! He’s got some real talent! I also love the idea of a cabin on a lake, away from the busy streets and noise of the city. Drinking my morning coffee with the mist of the lake sounds pretty nice. We can all dream!

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    1. admin

      Thank You! “Manboy” fell in love with woodworking in high school. He is currently doing wood working on the side until business gets going & he can do it full time. Dream Big or Go Home!!!

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  3. Robert Basaker

    I really like the wood tables and the dream garden and pool. It’s kind of what I had in mind when thinking about my idea retirement. Such a serene setting. Great content and pictures. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Donna (Post author)

      Hi Robert, Thanks for stopping by! Lucky for me my son likes to make “slab wood” tables, so some of the things I will eventually have will be homemade from right here!

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  4. Eva Tipping

    I am the proud owner of an original Hunter Whitehead bench.

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    1. Donna (Post author)

      AND it was specially made just for her too!

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  5. Shannon

    Wow, your dream cabin is gorgeous! And I love the wood tables. Very nice website. 🙂

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    1. admin

      One of these days I will get some pictures of the tables my son has done. He likes to make furniture from scratch, like get a chunk of wood, mill it and everything!

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  6. shelley

    You enter touchy territory when talking about hunting and wearing orange.. having spent many years on horseback riding in Virginia countryside, we would never go out during hunting season with out blaze orange on.. non the less..maybe the rednecks here are worse.. but sadly it got to dangerous to ride.. so hikers and equestrians get to miss out.. Your site is cutesy and maybe a little to local oriented.. there are many towns and cities all over the world where pedestrians have the right of way.. maybe some research on to how to make this happen in your town would be good.. LOVE the dogs with the orange vests.. how about an article about orange blankets for livestock? oh and your husbands furniture is outstanding!.. making him a site?

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    1. admin

      HI Shelley,

      Thanks for the tips. I grew up around hunting, as well as riding horses too, all my life so don’t think much about wearing some orange during hunting seasons, it was always something you just did. Like the idea of orange blankets for Livestock! Definitely going to look into that, thanks so much for the idea. The furniture, that would actually be my son’s work, you can check him out here: http://www.whiteheadwoodworks.com/

      Manboy’s site is on the To DO’ list for some serious updating, for his most current work check out his Facebook page.

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  7. Anh Nguyen

    Lovely cabin. I am also someone who loves the outdoor life, not totally in the woods though, ha ha. I mean I need my internet connection and all.

    You talk about your perennial garden and I am quite interested in it. How does it look like? Maybe you can show us some photos.

    Cheers!

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    1. admin

      I hear you about the internet!! I LOVE my nice quiet time by myself but then I still need to get connected ahha. Stick around & you will definitely see my garden one of these days. I had a blog about it years ago that I am thinking of resurrecting to. It is my R&R work and always in a state of progress. When having a bad or stressful day, it gives me a place to mindlessly work and be busy, while working things out in my head. Helps keep my sanity in check!

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