Big Creek Farmhouse Remodel

We Floored Our Screened-In Porch for Less Than $100!

Well…. we almost floored our screened-in porch.  We’re not done yet, but we will come in under $100 when it’s all tallied up!  Flooring our screened-in porch was the one project we had slated for spring break, and thanks to Coach, a pretty day, and a little bit of child labor, it’s almost there!  Read […]

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist 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 […]

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 […]

Creating Space in a Tiny Kitchen

Good Wednesday morning! I promise to keep today’s post a little short…yesterday’s was a doozie!  I just had so many pictures of Coach’s hard work, and I didn’t want to leave out any details!  Today, it’s my work you’ll get to see, so you automatically can assume it will take up less of your time. […]

New Year, New Bathroom, New Hall!

Happy New Year! I got a new bathroom!  Ok, not really new, just a painted one. I got a new hall!  Ok, not really new, just a painted one.  But still!  Isn’t it exciting? I’m a day late posting, but in the middle of my attempt to blog yesterday, Madre called with alarming news.  My […]

Bathroom Remodel Reveal, Plus a Winner!

Today is an exciting day!  I could hang my head and drag my toe around sheepishly as I tell you that not one drop of paint nor one square inch of flooring decked our hall, but I won’t!  It’s true that the work hasn’t been done, but I don’t have time for hang-dogging! I have […]

Deck the Hall with Paint and Flooring!

We’ve been a busy crew. Between Pooh’s band activities, a couple of craft shows for me, Pooh’s band activities, Christmas shopping, Pooh’s band activities, Tigger’s Girl Scout party (on the same night as a band activity), Pooh’s band activities, and Coach working on the house, there’s been little free time around here (and they said band […]

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. […]