Cabin Dreaming & Summer Wishes

Lately I have had a serious case of cabin fever.

Not the kind where I have been stuck inside.

I have been getting out plenty.

I have the kind of cabin fever where I desperately want to get myself a rustic cabin. 

I think it was last fall when the desire came. Right before Christmas. And the passion for it has grown ever since.

A lovely little rustic cabin tucked away in the woods. Yes, that is what I have been day dreaming about.

But since a small, rustic, cabin in the woods, isn’t on the horizon for me, I decided to create a rustic “cabin style” back patio for my family to enjoy this summer.

And strive to find “cabin” beauty all around me in my own backyard, of which there seems to be plenty.

I added some vintage finds for the little ones to play with, which they have been enjoying.
We have already been eating out here quite a bit. Both kids love that. And I love when it is grilling season, and my husband does most of the cooking.
Every day the kids and I have been exploring the backyard. Looking for chipmunks, caterpillars, butterflies. 

You name it
While I have been looking for beauty in our humble surroundings.
I have many things on my wish list for this summer. I hope we can get further along on some of our house projects (mainly our kitchen renovation). 
I also want to start reading for pleasure again. It has been so long, I can’t even remember the last time I picked up a good book.
Most of all, this summer I want to be grateful for every moment that we have together.  
Fill my little ones’ days with wonder. 
Love my husband. 
Enjoy my home and my surroundings. 
Find beauty in the simple things.
What is on your summer wish list? I would love to hear what your hopes and plans are.
To see more of what has been inspiring me as of late check out my Pinterest boards: cabin fever and hazy summer days
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Till next time…
~Alice W.


  • Jeanette@Creating A Life

    What a beautiful post, Alice! That is one perfect summer wish list. There are so many things "up in the air" over here. I definitely need to give myself a little daydreaming time. I adore your photos!


  • The Feathered Nest

    What a wonderful post sweet Alice!!! I can see your love of "rustic cabin" and how it has influenced your beautiful decorating style. I too, love so many different things that when you see my home, all you can say is ecclectic!!! What gorgeous photographs, especially the ones with the babies. Good grief they are growing like weeds!!! My dear friend Lisa of loves to decorate her Christmas tree in a very cabin, natural, rustic, Ralph Lauren way….Ralph Lauren!!! That's what this post reminds me of!!! I hope you are doing so very good sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

  • Olivia Godfrey

    What an awesome space to hang out this summer 🙂 I have been enjoying seeing your cabin fever through your rustic cabin pins on pinterest! It makes me more appreciative of the area I grew up in. If you're looking for some rustic cabins, head to northern Wisconsin!! haha They really do have such a cozy, homey feel though…I hope you find one to escape to this summer!

  • Janine Hamilton

    I love this, can't wait to play with the kids outdoors there you did a great job, reminds me of the summer cabins your grandpa used to take us camping to when we were kids. Time for fishing poles and I'll bring the marshmallows!

  • Sandi

    No cabin dreaming for me! ha! I just want to get this house put back together and wishing and hoping that things will quit falling apart. lol SO very thankful for Gods blessings on me no matter what!

  • Chatelaine

    Love your Summer list and I don't think it will cost a thing! The best things in life really are free. Your new patio décor is fantastic!

  • Alison Agnew

    That's a sweet, summer list. Your cabin in the woods is my shack on the beach. And I dream of the day I'll go there and fall asleep with sand in my sheets, burnished skin, wave weary limbs, and the sound of the sea washing the shore. Someday.

    Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


  • Jann Olson

    I think you cured the cabin fever with your wonderful décor Alice! Love the vintage book and binoculars! What a fun place to hang out! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  • Nicki

    Alice-I LOVE this! I have a thing for cabins and cottages myself. Any place that's cozy and comfortable. You nailed a cabin "feel" that is sophisticated and whimsical. So fun to see!