I opened up our search a little bit and found this beauty. It is just a little too far away to make it work. At least that's what we say now. I've been known to change my mind.
posted on: Friday, August 8, 2014
To say I have cabins on the brain is an understatement. Obviously, I LOVE Jens Risom's prefab. The wood, bright colors, windows, and outdoor space is stunning.
I'm curious to see if a cabin without an entire wall of windows can feel happy and cozy while still exposing so much natural wood. Also, the green peninsula and bookshelf are amazing. I'm kind of dying to paint a big piece of furniture in my home to have a similar impact. I think I'll use Annie Sloan's chalk paint. We need a bit more storage in our bedroom. Maybe an armoire?
posted on: Thursday, August 7, 2014
We've decided to house hunt. It might take a year or two or three to find the right one and that is ok. Pretty much everything in Santa Cruz is out of our price range, BUT just six miles tucked away in the redwoods is a special little mountain town. We are hoping to find a cabin that we can slowly make our home, where the boys can be a little wild, where we can maybe put a yurt (no surprise), and I can focus on creating.
Below are photos taken by Amy Johnson of her family cabin. It is everything I want our home to be.
posted on: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
We spent the weekend up in Oakland with our good friends. Saturday while the 3 year old's were taking a nap baby Lewis and I took the opportunity to finally check out Temescal Alley. I picked up a new houseplant at Crimson Horticultural Rarities, browsed Book Shop (I'm in LOVE with their Ribbon Bookends), and soaked in all the goodness at Esqueleto.
PHOTOS: They were taken just down the street from the Alley. I loved how the ground matched the house perfectly.
posted on: Friday, August 1, 2014
I'm trying my damndest to make this beige rental feel like home. Hanging art always seems to help. But seriously, what I wouldn't give for white walls.
art - top to bottom
Katie Vernon Healing Wreath - Fertility : Leroy Jessop : copper tray : Leroy Jessop
Turkish Farmer 1 : Wendell Berry poem & woodcut by Wesley Bates : photo of Mono Lake : Turkish Farmer 2 : Leroy Jessop
posted on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Four years ago my girlfriends and I road tripped thru California, Oregon, and Washington. One of the most memorable spots we camped was on Lopez Island. There were yurts, a bathhouse, a treehouse. It was almost too much to take in. Pure magic.