Thoughts & Musings

Light Up the Night!

December 6, 2021

Log home outdoor lighteningYou have had this dream log home ratting around in your conscience for some time, daydreaming about it in meetings, sketching it on the back of napkins, pointing out similar photos that come across your social media feed to anyone in eye-shot. Every detail. Interior trusses. Exterior rooflines. Great Room windows. Stone masonry. Flooring, plumbing fixtures, appliances, cabinetry, toilets….. But, chances are, this design of yours is missing something and it’s because you have been dreaming it “in the light of day”. There are 24 hours in a day and, when you average them out for that trip around the sun, about half are in the dark. These hours are the ideal way to add that extra drama, beauty, allure and, to quote Emeril Lagassé, that “BAM” to elevate it to the extraordinary. So when the sun starts going down, light it up! Read more

There’s No Place Like Home

September 21, 2021

Pro-tips on visiting us this time of year

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“Show Me Your Good Side”

May 26, 2021

Cedar Home SelfieWhen taking group pictures, it’s more than likely that you’ve been forced to switch places with your friends because “that’s not my good side” or “I look better on the left.” Personally, I am fine standing on the left or the right, the middle, the front, or even the back of the pack. I don’t shave only one side of my face, press only the bottom half of my suit and sure hope my stylist pays as much attention to the back of my head as the front. That’s just me. But, trust me, I do get it. I’m not slamming anyone for wanting to look good. Read more

Morels: The Northern White Cedar of the Fungi World

May 3, 2021

Morel mushroomAs you all of course know, northern Michigan is best known as the home to White Cedar and our little White Cedar log home company (at least that is our opinion…)*. But a close second has to be that elusive,  unpredictable, Springtime king of the mushroom realm — the morel.  Our neighbor just down the road from us, Mesick, is even considered the unofficial Mushroom Capital of the United States because of this forager favorite. Read more

TGIF

April 16, 2021

Noon on a Friday. Your watch seems to be stuck and moving nowhere. The temptation is to buzz your assistant and clear the rest of the day; it’s been one. of. those. weeks… Your focus has long since left the building and made its way to your favorite watering hole — TGIF!

TGIF is the universally known acronym for “Thank God It’s Friday”, used to express the joy one feels in knowing that the work week has officially ended and that they have  days off with which to enjoy, usually kicked off with an adult beverage (or two) of choice. Read more

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