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AN UPDATE ON MY LOG CABIN RENOVATION

Hi there. Several months ago I told you about the vintage log cabin Brad and I purchased in nearby Fawnskin, California. If you missed the post you can find it here. Built in 1932, our old log cabin is one of the originals built in this mountain community that was once nothing more than a logging […]

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HOW TO BE 2 PLACES AT ONCE

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping in.  Right this minute I am actually in 2 places at once. That’s because I am delighted to tell you that today I am guest blogging over on one of my favorite blogs.  It’s called 702 Park Project, and I hope you’ll pop on over there, meet my host Sarah, and read […]

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MY NEW “OLD” LOG CABIN

Hi! Today is an exciting day because Brad and I just closed escrow on another fixer-upper cabin in Big Bear Lake, California. Well, to be more specific, it is located in the village of Fawnskin, ten minutes from the City of Big Bear Lake. This time we bought an old 1930’s Log Cabin. This latest […]

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MY BIG BEAR COTTAGE FEATURED ON THE KITCHN

Today I have BIG NEWS!!! I am thrilled and very excited to announce that the renovation of my Big Bear Lake vacation rental cottage is being featured today on one of the most popular websites on the internet: THE KITCHN.  The Kitchn (not a misspelling) is a daily web magazine devoted to home cooking and kitchen design. […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE KITCHEN RENOVATION – #7

Hi! Today I’m really excited to show you the before, the in-progress, and the after photos of my Big Bear Lake cottage kitchen renovation.  To wet your appetite, I’ll give you a sneak peek of how the tiny kitchen looks today.  But it didn’t always look like this. On the left is what the kitchen […]

MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE KITCHEN RENOVATION - #7
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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 6

Hi friends, I realized it has been ages since I last gave you an update on my Big Bear Lake Cottage renovation so today I’m doing just that.  Last time I showed you my cottage, affectionately called The Bird’s Nest… we had just finished selecting paint colors. This is the result. At the same time […]

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ANNOUNCING A “KITCHEN LOVE” CONTEST

Hi Folks, It’s Sunday and I usually don’t blog on Sunday.  On Sunday I am usually spending time with my family instead of with my computer.  However, this Sunday a fellow blogger from a great site called “The Enchanted Home” published a blog post called “Kitchen Love”.  She asked her readers to send in photos […]

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MY BIG BEAR LAKE COTTAGE RENOVATION – PART 5

Welcome to “My Big Bear Lake Cottage Renovation – Part 5”. When we last visited the “The Bird’s Nest” I had just finished telling you about the insulation and drywall going in. So, it was at this point that I had to start making some decisions about both the interior and exterior paint colors.  It was […]

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