There was something about this past winter that made me itch to escape to a cabin in the woods. Winter in the city sucks. I hate it. But the winter, when you can explore nature and enjoy the quiet seems different.
Typically my nights at home would go like this —- I’d lie in bed and browse MLS on my phone and save properties that I loved. I’d nudge Aubrey and show him. He’d nod patiently, having finally come to the realization that I wasn’t really suggesting we buy it. Before he had come to that realization there were notes of exasperation in his expressions (like um, we can’t afford that at ALL)
In my mind – Winter months would be spent snowshoeing the forest and having cozy fires. Then, in the summer time I’d move up there and Oscar and I could spend hours upon hours walking trails, picking apples, or swimming. Sometimes it’s just fun to work through all the scenarios to think of what something could be like.
Reality is…. Aubrey works weekends, we have no extra funds to put into another property, and I can barely find time to mow my lawn (or water it) here in the city. Adding another property is not in our reality. However, as someone that can’t help designing / and coming up with ideas my my mind, I have come to the conclusion it’s much better to just go with the dreams and designing in my mind. It’s free, and fun, and – well worth the hours spent browsing Pinterest.
I think the thing for me is that the interior of a cabin would be totally opposite than the feel of inside my city home. Here in the city, I like things to all have a place. Clean lines, white walls, it helps my mind stay focused. But I feel like a cabin, things could be left out. You don’t do white walls. You have big fluffy duvets and the covers don’t get tucked in. Plaids, stone and exposed wood. Books lying out everywhere, board games strewn on the kitchen table. Darker walls, cozier fabrics, and countless hours spent outdoors.
As much as I dream of having a cabin, I do need to confess I equally crave a beach front property (see where Aubrey’s exasperation comes from?) So one day I will post all my dreams on that. 😉
Other Links For You
Love cabins as much as I do? You can take a peek at more inspiration via my Cabin Pinterest board here.
I should also probably get this book for my house.