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Holiday Recipe Exchange - Log Home style

Ok, so it's not exactly log home related, but who doesn't like to eat—especially around the holidays, right? A few months ago, we created a Community recipe exchange in our Just For Fun forum. A few people posted, but we kind of let it die off. Now that the holiday season is upon us, member Glenn V has rekindled my enthusiasm by sharing his mother's recipe for Delicious Raw Apple Cake. Sounds perfect for Thanksgiving, and I can't wait to try it. Check it out and post your own culinary… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on November 5, 2008 at 11:06pm — 11 Comments

A New Slant on a Log Cabin

I'm always impressed with a company that's continually on the forefront of innovative log home design, and Meridian, Idaho-based PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes and Mountain Architects is at the top of my list again—this time, with its new series,The new Telluride Rustic Luxury cabin from PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes Rustic Luxury™ Log Cabins. I'm impressed by the the way they wove unique designs with… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on November 3, 2008 at 6:56pm — 11 Comments

Nothing stops the log home faithful-Not even Hurricane Ike

Forget the postal carrier's creed of rain, sleet, snow... whatever. When it comes to braving the weather no matter what Mother Nature can dish out, nothing beats the log home faithful. And I witnessed it first hand at our Log & Timber Home Show in Louisville, Kentucky, a little more than a week ago. On Sunday, the last day of the 3-day event, Hurricane Ike came barreling through the Midwest, making a beeline for Louisville. And yes, when… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on September 22, 2008 at 11:02pm — 1 Comment

Golden Eagle Log Homes helps sponsor a charity event for those affected by cancer

I recently received this press release about how Golden Eagle Log Homes donated its showcase home for a charity event to help ease the burden of those affected by cancer. It does my heart good to know that we're involved with such a thoughtful industry, so I had to share. I hope anyone who's in the Wisconsin region (or those willing to travel for an excellent cause) is able to attend. - Donna

Golden Eagle Log Homes, a leading log home… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on August 18, 2008 at 5:32pm — 4 Comments

All-American Fun

I just traveled back in time. At least it felt like it. My husband, daughter and I just returned from an extended 4th of July weekend at his aunt and uncle's lakeside vacation house at Indian Lake, Ohio. On the 4th itself, 14 of us gathered for an old-fashioned family picnic, where we chowed down on burgers and watermelon, played lawn games (I learned the art of "cornhole"--a beanbag-toss game that's all the… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on July 9, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Living (kind of) Like Ed

Some call him a radical, some call him an extremist, some call him a freak—I call him a visionary. I'm talking about Ed Begley Jr., TV personality, actor and activist who's one of the most recognizable faces in the "green" movement and has been for 30 years—long before it was cool.

In the July 2008 issue of Log Home Design, Ed chatted with us about building a green log home, but I had the great pleasure to meet him live and in person during the 2008 Earth Day celebration on… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on May 13, 2008 at 9:46am — 1 Comment

The Hat Lady

When I took my promotion as Log Home Deisgn editor-in-chief a little more than two years ago, I knew my new post would require me to wear many hats: writer/editor (a position I was as well versed in), manager (a new one to me), keeper of the purse strings (years of household budgeting prepared me for this one) ... but emcee??? That wasn't exactly in the initial job description. Yet, at our dinner gala for the recipients of our 2nd Annual Log Home Design Awards held in Orlando on March 8, that's… Continue

Added by Donna Peak on March 18, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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