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Living the Cabin Life

Now that you've found and built your perfect cabin, it's time to reap the benefits of cabin life. Enjoy outdoor recreation like hiking and boating, learn about the nature that resides around your property, and prepare for hosting large families and guests so you're stress-free.

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DIY a Covered Bird Seed Tray
DIY a Covered Bird Seed Tray
Keep the neighborhood birds happy with this unique and easy-to-build feeder.
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why do we see such beautiful foliage in the fall? We reveal the biology behind why the leaves change color every year.
Make Your Own Spice Rack
Make Your Own Spice Rack
This sleek spice rack holds your favorite spices and measuring spoons all in one spot. It’s easy to make and looks great, too!
Women ould you Try This Stand-to-Pee Device
Women—Would you Try This Stand-to-Pee Device?
The Tinkle Belle is a stand-to-pee device for women who are on the go and don't want to expose too much.
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
Do you know that many manufacturers recommend cleaning the coils on your refrigerator at least twice a year?
Read This Before you Buy a Firepit
Read This Before You Buy a Firepit
Make sure you know exactly what you are getting with this basic guide to firepits at the cabin.
Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Pie
Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Pie
In our book, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, caramel, or pecan pie in any form. Combine all three in one pie, and the result...
Pumpkin Bars with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Bars with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’ve been in search of the best-ever pumpkin bar recipe, here it is! Its cakey texture and rich frosting make this one spe...
3 Ways to Preserve and Can Your Fall Harvest
3 Ways to Preserve and Can Your Fall Harvest
Keep the kitchen shelves stocked and loaded with these canning, dehydrating, or freezing tips for your fall harvest.
Leptospirosis: The Disease to Know About If You're Near the Water
Leptospirosis: The Disease to Know About If You're Near the Water
Leptospirosis is an unseen bacteria that lurks in waters. The odds of it spreading goes up in the summer because the disease st...
Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
The United States Forest Service uses its fire restriction and fire ban system to stop dangerous activities when the risk of st...
How One Minnesota Mother Embodies Healthy Living and Sustainability
How One Minnesota Mother Embodies Healthy Living + Sustainability
The Minnesota mother lives in an A-frame in the woods with her chalk-artist husband, two dogs, two cats, ducks and chickens.
Grilled Broccolini
Grilled Broccolini
Healthy can be delicious! This grilled broccolini recipe will have you dreaming about vegetables for days.
Grilled Chicken & Red Pepper Sauce
Grilled Chicken & Red Pepper Sauce
Flavorful, yet simple, this sauce turns everything it touches into pure gold. How have you lived without it for so long?
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu
Classic ingredients, classic recipe—cordon bleu is old school but this new twist proves it still has plenty of life!
Hot Accessories for Your Porch
4 Hot Accessories for Your Porch
Whether you’re having friends over for a drink or serving dinner to a crowd, make sure you keep your loved ones warm and cozy a...
DIY Copper Garden Tower
DIY Copper Garden Tower
Build this trellis in a day. Then use it to dress up any corner of your garden!
DIY: Build Your Own Adirondack Chair
DIY: Build Your Own Adirondack Chair
Adirondack chairs are the perfect accessory for any outdoor cabin space. Add a touch of personal flair to your yard by followin...
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The Right Place to Put a Bird Feeder
The perfect place to put a bird feeder isn't as easy to figure out as you might think.
The Best Weekend Backpack to Take to the Cabin
The Best Weekend Backpack to Take to the Cabin
Finding a backpack that conveniently carries all your things—while still looking fashionable—for that quick weekend getaway at ...