New Home Build - Deb and Danelle

New Home Build

Construction has Begun on our New House

Have you been watching stories over on social media?   Construction has begun on the new house.  I cannot believe it.  The above picture does not look like much, but we have been planning this for 2 1/2 years.  So it’s A LOT to us just to get this dream of ours going.  Let’s reflect on […]

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Home Tour

Our New Home Coming in 2022

Have you been around since the beginning of us talking about building?  Do you remember the big decision we made in 2020?  In the midst of the pandemic, we had some major decisions to make.  It’s the reason we built Deb’s workshop first and moved here about a year ago.  Can you believe that?  It […]

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DIY Sidewalk - Deb and Danelle

Home Tour

DIY Sidewalk by the Cottage

Deb and I shared this DIY sidewalk by the cottage over on social media several weeks ago.  It wasn’t until now that I had time to share it here.  I have stated before that we want everything to look like it’s been here forever – including little things like sidewalks.  We love to use items […]

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Sunsets on the deck by the pond - Deb and Danelle

All Things Outside

New Addition to the Pond – A Deck

I was sent a photo over on Instagram of a small deck built by a pond.  We both fell in love with the look and decided that we would love one of our own.  The sunsets are so beautiful out here in the country in Ohio.  So, this deck will give us another little seating […]

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Fall Halloween Fireplace Mantel - Deb and Danelle

All Things Mantels & Shelves

Simple Halloween Fireplace Mantel

  I already told you we were getting ready for a baby shower here in the cottage.  One of the girls is due on November 5.  I know it’s probably not the most ideal thing for the mom to have a shower, BUT, she hasn’t been around this area for YEARS.  And, I didn’t want […]

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How to hang string lights outside - Deb and Danelle

All Things Outside

String Lights around the Fire Pit and New White Pine

We have been wanting to add some outdoor string lights around the fire pit area again but just never took the time to do it.  There are some at the Squatter’s Camp, the Pergola Swing, and the back deck (new post coming soon on those).   They just add the perfect amount of twinkle to the woods.  […]

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All Things Outside

Sunday Spruce-up Project – A Deck Makeover

I mentioned over on Instagram that we were doing a Sunday spruce-up.  Several people said they would love for it to be a regular thing.  Fact:  We work on projects A LOT, which is probably an understatement.   Some of them are major projects like the lamp post we installed last year by the small garage.  […]

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Deb and Danelle - The Squatter's Camp

All Things Outside

The Squatter’s Camp – Tour the Outside and Huge Backcountry Sale

This post is sponsored by Backcountry and ShopStyle Collective.  All opinions are my own.   Backcountry is having the biggest sale of their season with up to 50% off on gear, apparel, and accessories.  It includes the brands Reebok, Vans, Nike, Hoka, and so many more.   Also… For full-priced items, remember to use code […]

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