Oooookaaaaaaay. It feels like forever since I wrote something on the blog. Oh. Right. It actually has been quite a while hasn't it? Well, that's what vacations are for, right? Not that writing here is hard work or anything but time seems to be a different beast when we remove ourselves from everyday life and routines. For the past few weeks while we were in Sweden days have just unfolded with events, adventures and peacefulness following on the heals of each other.
I've really been wanting to share some pictures of our cabin over there with you, but there have been so many good friends to see and so much great food and desserts and cakes to eat and so many blueberries to pick and so many stores to visit and then once we got back we were starting school and kindergarten and then today my youngest boy was having surgery so ....yeah. I know, excuses, excuses, excuses. Anyway. Now that this surgery is squared away I'm in the couch with my recovering little sweetheart and I actually have had time to sort through the photos I have.
Actually taking photos of your own home while you (and your kids, mind you!) live there is a very tricky thing by the way. There's always stuff there that you don't want in your picture. Like dishes. Or laundry. Or toys. An ugly towel that you don't even want to have but you don't have any others. Also, our house just got ready for us to move in last summer, so we've only lived there for a total of a few weeks. Needless to say, it's not complete yet. For instance, we're still missing one of the windows, and a proper entrance. And what feels like a million other things. But all that will get done in time. This cabin has been in the works for about 10 years and now we are just sooo excited to be able to live there when we go over. A few missing features is nothing when you've waited for that long! Did I set your expectations low enough now that I dare share some of those pictures? No? Oh, well then maybe I should tell you that I drew up the blueprints for the house myself and my husband's brother's built it from scratch. Nope. I'm not an architect and they've never built a house before. It's been a crazy, crazy project. But the house itself is simple in many ways and not very big. And like I said..it's taken us a lot of time since we all have day jobs as well.
Ok. Here goes. Welcome to our cabin in the woods!
So that's most of the house. As you can see, both materials and colors are close to nature. It felt right for the location to keep the interior very natural, but also I think it will end up being choices we can live with for a long time. And since this is not our permanent home I don't think we will want to invest time or money anytime soon to make updates to it.
I don't have any pictures worth showing from the loft because that's not furnished yet. I spent so many hours this summer trying to find the perfect couch to put there and I finally gave up since I knew I wasn't going to be able to get it before we left anyway. That was disappointing but on the other hand, now I have an entire year to find the perfect one! I'll show you where we end up with that little project next year, I promise!
I hope you liked the tour, I get a pretty bad case of cabin fever looking at these pictures. I just can't stop thinking of all the wild blueberries, raspberries and chanterelles that are at their peak right outside that door..yum!