Mountain Life

UncommonGoods Fire Hose Log Carrier

UncommonGoods Fire Hose Log Carrier

A few weeks ago, I was approached by UncommonGoods to do a product review of their gifts for men. Up until then, I was not familiar with the company. They were nice enough to provide me with information to learn more about the company. Here’s a […]

Sloppy Joes and Mountain Chores

Sloppy Joes and Mountain Chores

These mouthwatering Sloppy Joes are quick, easy and inexpensive to make. They are hearty, messy, and meaty this American Classic is guaranteed to satisfy anyone at your supper table. They are also a quick and easy meal after a busy day of chores. The weather […]

What Staycation Really Means: PART XII Home Sweet Mountain Home!

What Staycation Really Means: PART XII Home Sweet Mountain Home!

We were still closing! Turns out, Mr. Realtor was calling to see if we could meet earlier than we planned. He wanted to bump the entire closing up to around 1:00 p.m., a whole 3 hours before we had originally planned. I agreed and immediately called […]

What Stacation Really Means: Part XI

Old Man Winter’s clock was way off. No way were we supposed to get that much snow in the fall. Approximately 4-6 inches of snow fell and accumulated on October 28th, 2011. When the roads were clear and we felt it was safe to return […]

What Staycation Really Means: Part X

What Staycation Really Means: Part X

It was around Memorial Day 2011, when we signed the contract with Mr. Builder, who was going to build our house on the mountain. After that weekend, days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months. Summer was in full force. Sometimes David and I […]

What Staycation Really Means: Part IX

What Staycation Really Means: Part IX

It was a tough pill to swallow, but building our dream house on a mountain wasn’t going to happen. I think the disbelief that we could actually do something like that is what made the disappointment little more bearable. We didn’t even know it was […]

What Staycation Really Means: Part VIII

What Staycation Really Means: Part VIII

We set up a meeting with the builder and our Realtor to discuss how our dream home could be built on the side of that mountain lot. At that time, we also discussed the products the builder used in the homes he built. He also […]