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 […]

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 […]

A Big Creek Summer With Home Improvements

Summer is in full swing here at Big Creek!  I’ve gotten through my biggest wedding of the season, and I have one more week to work before my vacation starts.  Do you know what that’s got me thinking of?  My awesome Brother Bear and his family are coming to visit again this year for the […]