Fox News Features Lager !

Bill Rohrer from Fox News did a story on Lager!  It was nice to meet Bill – he was so nice, and made us feel very comfortable while filming the story at our home.  Brian and I had great fun doing this story, as Lager is a very special pup!

Click HERE for the link to the story, and the video of the news feature that was aired:

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Featured Story in Cabin Life Magazine

Cello, Hooch, and their Windy Spot Cabin were featured in the August edition of Cabin Life Magazine, published on June 16, 2015!

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You can see the online version of this story plus additional bonus web-exclusive photos by clicking HERE.

For more renovation pictures of Windy Spot Cabin, visit our Windy Spot Cabin section of the website!

Downstairs Powder Room

This is the original bathroom of the home.  It had a window which faced the street, and a tub/shower.  By the time we had bought the cabin, the tub had been removed, the logs had been covered with paneling, and over the paneling drywall and wall paper had been installed.

This is the powder room the day we looked at the cabin for the first time.

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I just couldn’t stand the wallpaper, so when we moved in, I painted over it as at temporary fix until we could get started on the construction of this room.

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When we began to rip out the drywall and paneling, we also realized because of the way they married the walls to the bedroom and kitchen addition, it was best to add half-logs, rather than expose the original logs, as we had first planned.

Half logs were put on walls, and stained to match the original logs.

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The toilet was too close to the wall now that the half logs were installed, so we had to move the toilet slightly.

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…and repair the flooring…

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Brian had the idea to make a vanity from a large cedar stump:

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Brian hollowed out the stump using a chainsaw to make room for the pipes.

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An in-set hole had to be made for the sink, and a hole for the faucet had to be cut.  This was all very time-consuming, as we only had one shot at making this vanity right, or we’d have to search for another cedar stump! powder room 12

Testing out the sink:

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After all holes were cut, I applied a finish to the wood.

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Moving the log into the powder room: powder room 7

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Vanity and sink in place, floor re-finished, and new toilet.  We uncovered the original window of the bathroom and decided to have a piece of stained glass made to hang in its frame, since the window opening now backs up to the kitchen addition:

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Stained glass installed!

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This powder room is the FIRST officially completed room in our cabin!

The Sand Stand, Medford Lakes, NJ

 After helping us complete a home visit for potential adopters for the GSP Rescue of NJ, Cello and Hooch enjoyed some vanilla ice cream at a local favorite spot…

The Sand Stand!

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Hooch tries his first taste ever of ice cream (vanilla!) and loves it:photo 4

 

Brian and Cello enjoyed sitting on the bench outside The Sand Stand:photo

Rita visited the Sand Stand for the first time as well in May 2016!

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PJ Whelihan’s, Medford Lakes, NJ

After a hard-days-work of being a donation dog at Working Dog Winery, Cello made a stop for some dinner…we were all hungry!!  PJ Whelihan’s was the perfect place to grab a bite to eat!

PJ Whelihan’s is located in Medford Lakes, NJ, a 1.2 square mile town with 22 lakes, and over 150 log cabins!

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PJ’s has outdoor seating that is dog friendly.  Cello was so well behaved, and enjoyed lots of attention from everyone!

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 Cello was very interested in my sangria!

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Rita visited PJ Whelihans in May of 2016!

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Check out PJ Whelihan’s events if  you are ever in the area… it’s a fun place to relax and enjoy some food and drinks!