Introducing: Love • Lake • Life

Allow us to introduce ourselves—we are Amy and Chris, and we’ve been invited by our friends at Retreat Home Furniture to author Love • Lake • Life—sharing insights and ideas on the limitless ways to love lake living.

We could not be more excited to get started.

By way of background, we’re lifelong friends and co-workers who absolutely love food, home decor and design. We both hail from large families, and have raised children of our own. 

Amy’s experience in cookbook publishing and food science fuels her passion for recipe development and baking. She is looking forward to sharing her favorite recipes—old and new—for effortless menu planning at the lake. 

Chris enjoys nature and outdoor fitness—biking, kayaking, skiing, hiking and, more recently, bird watching. Her professional background in writing and editing drew her to this opportunity with Retreat Home Furniture. 

With a combined 40+ years of cabin ownership, we’ve hosted countless family and friend gatherings over the years. These experiences have taught us much, not only about creating a cozy and welcoming environment for guests, but also about streamlining for efficiency and updating decor to keep things fresh. 

We look forward to bringing you our ideas to make family time and entertaining easier and more enjoyable for all. You’ll hear from us periodically with inspiration and practical tips, including some of our favorite, cabin-ready recipes. All designed to help you make the most of the time at your retreat, wherever it may be.


  1. I absolutely love this photo!

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