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Hey Homies. Things are so exciting and crazy busy around here. Summer is in full swing, the kids finished school yesterday and we’ve got every weekend of the entire summer filled-up (midwestern term). In our free time we talk about mortgages, and money, and furniture, and friends, and what it’s gonna be like to have a real cabin! We can’t wait.

The cabin comes furnished, but I’m not sure I’d call that a perk. It’s decorated in a very genereric-off-the-shelf cabin sort-of-a-way. It’s great to not worry about having to furnish a whole entire cabin, especially in the kitchen, bathroom, home maintenance and boating gear departments, but at the same time, do we really want to live with other people’s stuff? Thankfully the cabin has been a rental for the last 7 years or so, there isn’t a lot of personal paraphernalia that will be staying – we still want it to feel like it’s ours though.

We have a relatively small budget that we are working within, and we have been trying to figure out what things we need to make it feel more like ours, while trying our hardest to make that dollar stretch. Let’s just say I came home with an entire station wagon full of Ikea sheets, bedding, mattresses, pillows and comforters yesterday.

I wanted to share some cabin inspiration for any of you who might be curious as to where we are heading, there’s lots more over on my Dream Cabiné Pinterest page too. I’ve got more mockups to share in a forthcoming post (which has been halfway written for at least a week), hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. I’d like to veer on the side of minimal and thoughtful. I think paint will be our best friend when it comes to lightening, brightening and simplifying. We’ll be following through on our ambitious painting plans once we get into the throes of winter, and need an activity to keep us occupied. For starters though, we’ll be ripping out the carpet to expose the hidden hardwoods the minute we take ownership, we’ll furnish the living room with a new sofa and arm chair, and we’ll be replacing most of the beds and bedding with new fresh linens.

For now we dream…

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  • Laura June 15, 2017

    You’re KILLIN’ me. These inspirations are so perfect! As I attempt to navigate the super-depressing housing market, I think I’ll be living vicariously through your cabin updates :)

  • lauralou June 16, 2017

    Well geez, now I want a cabin in the woods! Awesome inspiration photos. I will look forward to seeing you put your style on it.

  • caroline June 17, 2017

    you’re killing me– all that inspiration is to die for. literally just gonna pin the crap out of all of this! so excited for you!

  • Rebecca June 19, 2017

    I’ve been sloooooowly convincing my husband that we should invest in a cabin at the lake and I am SO EXCITED to see how your project comes together. Love the inspiration photos!

  • Lynn June 20, 2017

    Hello! Congratulations on your cabin purchase! So exciting for you & your family w/lots of new adventures & memories to make ahead!! I just wanted to share about a magazine I picked up a week ago that had a really cute A-frame cabin in it that a couple had fixed up & decorated w/some fun summer-cabin-like antiques. My two teens & I were out in Woodbury & stopped in @ our favorite Barnes & Noble (they have the best selection of magazines of any of the B&Ns I’ve ever been to!) Anyway, the magazine is called Best of Flea Market Style. It is supposed to be displayed on stands until July 25 & the article is on page 38 & is titled “Cabin Fervor.” If you get a chance to check it out, might be another fun inspiration for you. Take care-

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