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INTRODUCING MY LOG CABIN BATHROOM RENOVATION

Hello! Today is a BIG day… because… at long last… drum roll please… I’m INTRODUCING MY LOG CABIN BATHROOM RENOVATION to you! But, before I make the big reveal, let’s take a sentimental journey back to see the original bathroom. Here is what our bathroom looked like when we purchased the cabin. The bathroom was an […]

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AN INTIMATE GRADUATION GATHERING IN OUR NEW MOUNTAIN RETREAT

Hello! Last Saturday evening our youngest son Austin graduated from Rim of the World High School, Home of the Fighting Scots. He received his diploma from a kilt-wearing Principal bearing a sword. Austin elected to have an intimate graduation gathering in our new mountain retreat in lieu of a large graduation party like the one […]

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A VISIT TO MY LOG CABIN

Hello there! Since closing escrow a few weeks ago on my new/old log cabin in Fawnskin, near Big Bear Lake, California, I have had little time to devote to what will soon be my latest renovation project. That’s because up until last Saturday I have been devoting most of my spare time to preparing for […]

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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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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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HOW TO MAKE CAPPUCCINO

Buon Giorno! In my last post about hunting for wild mushrooms I told you that in the mid 1980’s I owned a country house in northern Italy.   That got me thinking about a habit I formed during my days living in Italy:  a Cappuccino habit. In those days the only people who had heard of Starbucks Coffee […]

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The Hill Ironworks

Coming Soon! Thank you for your interest in The Hill Ironworks. We’re currently putting the finishing touches on our web store, where you’ll be able to purchase fine-quality, hand forged wrought iron furniture and accessories online.  We will offer for sale many of the items we designed to furnish our Big Bear Lake Vacation rental […]

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FAQ

What is your educational background? It is with a slight bit of embarrassment that I admit that I possess a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Hawaii in the now rarely pursued field of Home Economics Education.  What does that mean?  Well, first off, I have a teaching credential, and, in what I think of […]

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