So ever since we’ve moved in July (okay, like end of August) I have gotten so many questions about our cabin, how we store things and if we could do a tour. So today, I am finally giving in! Here is a tiny tour of our tiny cabin! And don’t miss our special Christmas tour that will be featured on Richly Rooted in the coming months!
Now please note: I am soooo not a professional photographer by any means (although I have dabbled in photography before.) All of these photos were taken with my phone by me, the unexperienced technology user. So #nohate
So, I’m super excited because we have decorated for fall and harvest time. *Note* We do not celebrate Halloween as we feel it does not honor God. (1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 3:17)
We were gifted with indian corn and pumpkins and I was so excited to decorate the front of the house. This is my first stand alone house–that I have not shared with my mother–where I have free reign to decorate so that was really exciting. There’s just something about being a homemaker (even if we rent) where you can do what you want in your home decor wise.
I bought the strand of fake leaves from Hobby Lobby and put it on one side of the banister (there’s another side on the right there,) but my husband said that he didn’t want me to spend the money on another strand of leaves (because they are expensive!) so the one works just fine! Then, one of my favorite “decor” pieces is this guy, whom we call Mr. Moose. My husband has had this moose for goodness knows how long and we’ve always had it hanging around the house. Now that we live in what we call “Moose Cabin” we find it a perfect fit!
Then we have our little cabin decor signs that we’ve gotten from various places. Obviously, our cabin has to have your standard cabin sign, welcoming you into our home, but then we also ask for blessings because my husband can sure be one grumpy bear in the morning. *smile*
I also have my little nick knacks that I’ve collected over the years. The top three belonged to my mother before I was even born, the faith sign (which is highly coveted by my mother) I got at a thrift store, and the two on the bottom right I bought for my book photography from Hobby Lobby.
And then some of my most favorite decor pieces in the world (which totally speak to my soul) are my Willow Tree Figurines!!! I adore these and plan to someday fill my whole house with them! (After the children are grown and gone…so a while.) Right now, I have five: I have the Holy Family, the wedding couple (which was our cake topper in our wedding,) then I have one plaque–which as you can see is broken–that is of a child and dog, because I love my pup so much! And then I have the daughter/mother and daughter/father figurines that were given to me by my parents. I sincerely adore these figurines and they are just so adorable! Right next to my figurines I have a little rustic sign that says “Home is wherever I am with you.” and a heart that was also featured at our wedding.
One of the nice things about the cabin is all of the little details that were there before we were. Like this little “cork board” pictured, that in reality is hiding the electrical panel. It’s a great place to pin things that I need to keep track of!
Another cute thing is the little iron work that holds up some of the shelving. It’s around the cabin here and there, and the best part is that nothing matches. I’m one of those quirky people who likes it when nothing matches, so long as it’s close! *smile*
And while I love the quirkyness of our home, one thing I couldn’t get over for a while was the bookcase in the center of our “great room”. I didn’t know what was going to go there as it is a very big piece. But then I realized how perfect it was for the handmade cross that I crafted in college. So, now that’s where it sits, and it greets everyone who walks into our home. It reminds us of our humble roots and the One who saved us all.
Another cute detail that I added to our home, was this couch. I’ve totally talked about this couch all over instagram because we were in camp chairs for the longest time. But we bought this couch new and it came with a sleeper inside, so when we have guests, we don’t have to pull out an air mattress. But the topper on the cake, were these pillows that were just bringing the whole cabin vibe together. They’re kind of scratchy though, despite their adorableness. And yes, that’s a fake pumpkin from Hobby Lobby in the corner.
One of the big rewards that came with this house was a massive storeroom. We are huge “preppers” we’re not really prepping for doomsday, but more for a snow day….but anywho. We adore this room, where we put Christmas decorations, and a few other things that we don’t always need, and then we added that silver shelf in the middle (from Aldi’s) where we store bulk food, and then more processed food sits on the shelf on the right. There is another shelf above that where we store our kitchen appliances. And the microwave cart on the left has been replaced by our brandy new washer/dryer combo!
Isn’t it pretty? I had only seen one of these on House Hunters International and it’s a washer and dryer all in one! I’m really excited to use it but I don’t think it will be installed until after the first snow as our landlord has a ton to do.
Another brandy new appliance we got was this new oven. As you can see our kitchen is very little and after we found three 3ft long snakes in the broiler part (on the bottom), had to get new knobs, (that didn’t work) and found out the thermometer for the oven part didn’t work, our landlord gave up and bought us a new stove. I am in love. Other than having to figure out how to turn it on, I love it.
Honestly, I don’t really mind a small kitchen, I’ve done it before, and I can do it again, especially with the store room right behind it. The only problem I’m having is counter space. That counter space on the right of the sink is taken up by a dish strainer (that is always in use, so there’s no putting it away.) So if you have any ideas for extra counter space leave a comment below!!
Speaking of extra space…this is our loft. Looking out from our bedroom. We also use this for a lot of bunny needs storage, as you can see we have extra hay, wood chips, food, and their kennels that they travel in off to one side, and then we have the bunnies off to the left side there.
Here’s looking in the other direction at our bed, and our tiny window which looks over our crab apple tree where we can find as many as 10 deer, and 7 bears and a number of other animals each night.
And lastly, my most favorite part of this house (and all the homes we have) is my homemaking candle. I’ve talked about my homemaking candle before and it’s just something that makes a house into a home. I change it out each season, and I’m almost burned out for this season, but this one is Autumn Wreath from Yankee Candle. And if you’re looking for one just like it check with your local school kids, as a few of my kiddos are currently doing a Yankee Candle fundraiser.
And that’s it. That is a tiny tour of our tiny cabin. I hope you enjoyed the tour, and I really cannot wait to share the Christmas tour with you!!
May God bless you!
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