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December 2011

MAG-CBN-DEC11-1001
Cabin Life brings you the joy of cabin, cottage and lakehome living with ideas, information, and inspiration for your special place. Gorgeous photos, beautiful cabins, renovation ideas, delicious recipes and fun weekend projects are only a few of the things you'll receive in every issue of Cabin Life magazine. 
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Features
From bears to bats, find out how some creatures endure the bluster and blizzards.
pg. 20
Readers share 10 photos that freeze-frame the fun as well as the crisp, quiet beauty of winter.
pg. 24
When cross-country skiers take a few wrong turns, a mini vacation becomes a true story of winter survival ... and fun!
pg. 26
Cabin neighbors welcome every new year with a chilly dunk in the lake.
pg. 32
The maverick redo of a mountaintop cabin reveals endless vistas. COVER IMAGE
pg. 34
Learn nine ways to protect your place from the frosty elements.
pg. 40
Why tear out your kitchen when you can just give your cabinets a facelift?
pg. 42
Great tips on how to conserve water at the cabin.
pg. 44
Walk through a beloved cabin designed for six siblings and their families.
pg. 46
Architects, builders, and even Cabin Life readers share their thoughtful tips on how you can fit a book nook into your cabin.
pg. 52
At this northwoods cabin, functional is also fun.
pg. 54
Food, Friends & Fun
Cheers!
Try a 'tini that would tickle Santa's fancy, find out what "wassail" is, and check out our must-try list of 10 seasonal brews.
pg. 57
The festive flavors of this classic Italian dish provide the recipe for perfect holiday pork.
pg. 58
Quick & Easy Gourmet: Cabin Life Cookie Exchange
We open our recipe boxes to share our secret family treats with you! Try MorMor's Rosettes, Chocolate Graham Cracker Bars, and Old-Fashioned Christmas Sugar Cookies.
pg. 60
In Every Issue
Q&A
Is it a wolf or coyote? Find out how to tell the difference.
pg. 7
From the Deck
The majestic hooded merganser, how a new fireplace may help at tax time, book reviews, the 2012 real estate outlook, gas-sipping snowmobiles, winter ATV accessories, 10 ways to cut energy costs, four inspired holiday-party ideas, tips on boat storage and shopping, fun with pontooning, and more!
pg. 8
My Cabin
How a mother learned to love her New York cabin year-round, and how a Michigan cabin helped raise a boy.
pg. 16
The View From Here
Paul Sullivan: What to give the cabin-loving friend who has everything.
pg. 18
Dreams on Paper
Floor plan: A three-bedroom getaway with an apartment-style suite is designed for relaxation.
pg. 56
Lights Out
Cabin Grandmas are a special class of women.
pg. 66
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