About Martie


I'm a Christian, a wife, a mother, and a former hairstylist. My family and I moved to my childhood home, Big Creek, and we're slowly restoring it. There's always something to paint, plant, cook, sew, or just look at here at Big Creek. I hope you'll follow along!

Posts by Martie:

electric fireplace log sets

Electric Fireplace Log Sets For A Warm and Cozy Christmas

Electric Fireplace Log Sets For A Warm and Cozy Christmas I never thought I would be shopping for electric fireplace log sets. With an amazing, hand-crafted stone fireplace, why would I? I mean, I should just build a real fire, right? Our stone fireplace, built by my step-great-grandfather, is definitely the focal point of our […]

southern thanksgiving menu ideas

Southern Thanksgiving Menu Ideas, Biscuit Style

Southern Thanksgiving Menu Ideas, Biscuit Style When it comes to Southern Thanksgiving menu ideas, the hardest part is knowing where to draw the line and say “enough is enough”.  We Southern ladies have a tendency to overdo it with family meals, especially at Thanksgiving! If you’re feeding a crowd of 20-30 people, you can definitely get […]

stress relief gift ideas

Stress Relief Gift Ideas That Rock!

Stress Relief Gift Ideas that Rock! It’s an election year, the holidays are coming, and you need stress relief gift ideas that rock! There’s no better way to say “I love you” than by helping the love of your life to relax and destress. I’ve found the absolute best spa and relaxation gifts out there, […]

hair problems and remedies

Hair Problems and Remedies to Fight Bad Hair Days

Hair Problems and Remedies to Fight Bad Hair Days Let’s go over some common hair problems and remedies that will turn your bad hair days into GREAT hair days, without making you late! *This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you purchase using the links I provided. All opinions […]


Easy Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup | Spicy Food For a Cold

Easy Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup | Spicy Food For a Cold Trust me…you need this recipe for easy Chinese chicken noodle soup, especially if you have a cold that you’re trying to fight off. What does this have to do with hair and makeup? Not a darn thing, but I’m sharing it anyway. This recipe […]

beauty gifts for teens

Beauty Gifts for Teens | Gifts Girls LOVE!

Beauty Gifts for Teens | Gifts Girls LOVE! Christmas is coming, so let’s talk beauty gifts for teens! I’m sharing all the makeup gifts girls love in this post, and planning a future post on hair care gifts. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter so you won’t miss it! If you want to give […]

marching band hairstyles

Marching Band Hairstyles For Stylin’ Band Girls

Marching Band Hairstyles for Stylin’ Band Girls I’m a proud marching band Mom, y’all! I’m sharing my secrets today for cute marching band hairstyles that look great with shakos, or without! Having cute hair while wearing a boxy hat is not easy, but I think I’ve nailed a few looks that you’ll love.  *This post […]

cute homecoming updos

Cute Homecoming Updos | No Time? No Curling!

I spent some time last week playing around with some cute homecoming updos, because my Tigger was elected to be in the homecoming court at her middle school! I knew we’d be seriously pressed for time when it came to getting her dolled up and back to the field, so I wanted quick, easy homecoming hair […]

rotten floor joist repair

Rotten Floor Joist Repair is Underway at Big Creek!

Rotten Floor Joist Repair Is Underway! I’m taking a short break from yapping about hair, makeup and beauty because finally…the rotten floor joist repair is underway here at the Big Creek house! My guys got started yesterday morning, and I’m praying that in a couple of weeks, it will all be done. We are so […]

hairstylist appointment book

Hairstylist Appointment Book Options

Hairstylist Appointment Book Options Did you know there are scads of hairstylist appointment book options out there? I mean gobs. You can find salon appointment book software, salon scheduling apps, and even online salon scheduling sites. As a hairstylist who is a creature of habit, I always ended up with the same type of salon […]