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December 2012 Blog Posts (7)

Become a Club Member

There are certain marketplace products that transcend purpose and functionality, and become an embodiment of a lifestyle or mindset. Take Jeeps or Harleys. These brands are so distinct among cars and motorcycles that to own one grants you membership into a special club, as owning one implies inherent interests that are unique to these products and unite these…


Added by Whitney Richardson on December 29, 2012 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Purchase Log Home Floor Plans - Step #6 in Planning for Success

Assuming that you have progressed through the first 5 steps in the Successful Planning series you have now completed your research, set a realistic budget, know where you are going to build your log cabin home, sketched some log home floor plan ideas on paper and are within the building/move in timeline you have set for yourself, it's now time to have your preferred log home…


Added by Donald Parsons on December 28, 2012 at 11:50am — No Comments

Timeline for a new Log Home - Step #5 in Planning for Success

Some folks will set a date that they want to be moved in to their new log home like Christmas, Thanksgiving or a special anniversary or birthday. Setting goals are a great idea but they need to be matched with realistic expectations. If you’ve never had a custom home built before, now may be the time to investigate a bit further.

There are several factors that will…


Added by Donald Parsons on December 26, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Ring me up

Sometimes work on the cabin just plods along.

Take the doorbell, for example. An inexpensive electric chime was installed during the first renovation, but somewhere during the reconstruction it was disconnected and no longer functions. We have been without one since we moved in last April. But in anticipation of our new house, Antonia had…


Added by John Duke on December 20, 2012 at 12:42am — No Comments

Seeing Green in 2013

Each year, Pantone Color Institute selects a color from its spectrum that reflects trends in a variety of industries, including architecture, fashion and furnishings. For 2013, Pantone has chosen emerald as its color of the year — a "lively, radiant, lush" shade of green.


"Today, it is a good thing to be green," says Laurie Pressman, vice president of Pantone, noting that people are adding more green foods to their diet, and companies are using green packaging to emphasize…


Added by Whitney Richardson on December 16, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Top 4 Ways to Deal with Snow on Your Outdoor Spaces this Winter

Chances are good that if you own a log home, it is likely somewhere near or in a mountain and after the leaves fall, so does the snow. While it may make for a beautiful winter landscape right outside your front door, all that snow can lead to wet, slippery and icy conditions that make it treacherous for you to walk to your car or your mailbox.

Finding ways to keep…


Added by Robyn Sorenson on December 7, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Snow Patrol

Although we haven't yet seen snow around our offices, colder temperatures and chilly winds are definitely here. So it won't be before long until we're pulling out the ice scrapers and road salt to battle the onset of wintry mixes.

However, because we tend to see less of this inclement weather than other areas of the country, we're not nearly as efficient as they are…


Added by Whitney Richardson on December 3, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

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