Big Creek Farmhouse Remodel

Sunroom: A Dreamy Workspace

Today is the first ‘business day’ of my new employment status!  I am now officially a Work at Home Mom.  This is exciting and terrifying all at the same time!  I’m so accustomed to having a steady cash flow, since every day was a pay day in the salon.  Not having that will take some […]

Upstairs Carpet Reveal!

I don’t have to say much today.  All you need is these beautiful pictures to see our upstairs carpet reveal!  See this post if you need a reminder of the “before” pictures.  Without further adieu…   Yes, those are the antique beds I was bragging about.  My grandfather, Madre’s father, hand-made those beds.  My girls are […]

Make a Sacrifice

Over the past couple of years, and especially the past eleven months since we moved here, you have read a lot about things that Papa made.  Papa, my stepfather, was a maker in every sense of the word.  If he needed something, or Madre asked for something, he made it, whether it be a cutting […]

Martie’s Rodent Solution (LANGUAGE ALERT!)

Let me start by saying that the big carpet reveal is coming.  The installers came on Monday, as scheduled, and did an excellent job!  The problem is, we haven’t had time to move the furniture back, and I haven’t been home when it was light enough outside to get new pictures.  Attic rooms can be […]

Why Are We Getting Carpet? Take a Look!

This is how we spent our Sunday.  All you can see is an empty room, I know.  With junk piled up on every non-removable surface, I know. But even with the flaws, it’s a beautiful room, isn’t it?  I love old attic rooms, and especially this one, because it’s the same room I shared with […]

Celebrating a Completed Project

Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was as fabulous as ours was…we spent it celebrating a completed project! I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time this past weekend walking around in circles in my house, just because I can!  Yep, we finally got to move everything back to the sunroom, which means I can walk […]

The Crazy-House Blues

The Crazy House Blues: {Bum-Bow-dow-bum-bum  bum-bum bum-bum}…(you know, a blues riff…) This house is a messsss… {Bum-Bow-dow-bum-bum  bum-bum bum-bum} It’s causin’ all my stress! {Bum-Bow-dow-bum-bum  bum-bum bum-bum} Nothin’s in its place… {Bum-Bow-dow-bum-bum  bum-bum bum-bum} Tears runnin’ down my face! Ok, not really.  Sure, I shed some tears last week, but I think I’ll manage to […]

Big Creek Progress Update

Good Monday morning from Big Creek!  It’s time for a little progress update on the renovation of our old country home! The newly re-framed sun room has been stuck in ‘pause’ mode for a couple of weeks now.  The bare sheetrock and naked trim has been looming over us like a cloud.  We bought the stain, […]