Wooden Deck Maintenance, Before and After

Wooden Deck Maintenance, Before and After Y’all know how I love a good before and after makeover, right? From hairstyles to home improvements, I think everyone enjoys seeing big transformations. Today I bring you evidence of our wooden deck maintenance, before and after, because I’m in love with how it turned out.  I’m also in […]

blueberry bumper crop

Blueberry Bumper Crop

One of my favorite things about Big Creek is Madre’s enormous blueberry patch.  Sure, the bushes only produce for a handful of weeks in the year, but those are some delicious, glorious weeks!  This year Madre has a blueberry bumper crop, picking almost a gallon of plump, ripe blueberries every day…because you have to stop […]

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?  […]

DIY Zip Line

DIY Zip Line

You may remember last year when I showed off our creekside clean-up and our new zip line.  That was exciting stuff!  You can read about it here if you missed it.  Now I’m revisiting all that fun because swimming season is upon us.  I want to share how you can have your own DIY zip line, […]

Hallway Decor

I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally completed my hallway decor!  It’s been months since we revamped our hallway space, removing a huge, cumbersome piece of furniture and changing the paint.  You can read about that here and here. Once we got that change complete, the hallway became the collect-all.  I […]