Big Creek

Patio Landscaping Ideas

I’m sure you remember my beautiful rock terrace, or multi-level patio, right outside my back door here at Big Creek.  I’ve been hit with some exciting patio landscaping ideas, thanks to some beautification Coach and I did last weekend in that area. Isn’t it amazing how doing some simple cleaning up can spur ideas for something bigger and better?  […]

Gardening With Rocks, Creekside

I can’t tell you how excited I am that creek weather is coming back!  We’ve already spent a lot of time sitting by the water, the girls and I dreaming about our first splash off the rickety old dock.  With all the rain we’ve had, along with the lingering cooler temperatures, it’s going to be […]

Big Creek | Outdoor Spring Cleaning

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Guys? I think the groundhog was right!  I’m a little afraid to say it, but here we are, all the way into our second week of March, and the forecast is still positive!  It has been a few years since Puxsatawney Phil predicted an early Spring, and if memory serves, we got […]

How I Rid My Old House of Musty Odors

If you have an older home like I do, I’m sure you’ve battled musty odors at one point or another.  Big Creek is over 100 years old, and has virtually no crawl-space underneath, so some of the conventional methods for eliminating old, musty odors just don’t work for us.  I can’t open my foundation vents […]

Big Creek: A Year of Improvements

We’ve been at Big Creek for a year!  I can hardly believe that. In some respects it seems like it’s only been a short time, but mostly it seems like I’ve been here forever, like I never left.  Coach and I have been talking a lot lately about everything we’ve accomplished here in one year, and […]

The Hunt for the Perfect Christmas Tree

I would like to invite you this morning to go with us on the hunt for the perfect Christmas Tree! I just hope you don’t mind unsuccessful hunting trips. We have a big, beautiful, artificial Christmas tree.  We’ve had it for about 11 years, and we bought it when we had a really small house. […]

Topping Off Big Creek|Roofing Our Old House

Roofing our old house is what’s been in the forefront of our minds since we moved here, because the current roof is just a conglomeration of layers upon layers of shingles on the original 115-year-old base. Scary. The past two weeks have been very noisy around here.  Nearly every morning, I’ve been awakened at 5:30 am […]