Old country home

Big Creek Progress

Good Monday morning from Big Creek!  It’s time for a little progress update on the renovation of our old country home! The newly re-framed sun room has been stuck in ‘pause’ mode for a couple of weeks now.  The bare sheetrock and naked trim has been looming over us like a cloud.  We bought the stain, […]

Remodeling Big Creek – There’s More!

Isn’t remodeling a joy?  At least we are getting awesome ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of our old country home. Yep, we are remodeling Big Creek!  I have so much to share. First of all, check this out!   That’s a far cry from the shiny, empty, cavernous dumpster I showed you before.  Remember? That’s a […]

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 […]

Big Creek: Still Hangin’ On Like A Hair In A Biscuit

I have shared quite a lot about this old country home we live in, and I realize that so much of it does not seem very inviting.  At times, I don’t even feel invited.  We’ve hit so many snags in trying to begin renovations that I’ve begun to wonder if we’ll ever get to start, […]

Monday Catch-You-Up: Big Creek & Handmade

I already showed you how amazing Coach was during his Spring Break, and how he transformed our shop buildings right before my eyes.  Well folks, that’s not all.  He is unstoppable once he gets on a roll, and I may be showing off for weeks to come from that one week that Coach was off! […]

Papa’s Shop: After

I know last Monday’s post was a cliff-hanger, but you’ll forgive me, right?  I’m nervous because Pooh, my oldest daughter, was so angry last night after watching the first segment of Mockingjay, she was spitting nails!  I don’t want anyone to be that angry at me, but I think I’m pretty safe.  Besides, I’m here […]

Papa’s Shop

It’s March again! This is cause for much celebration, because March is the beginning of the end of winter here in The Deep South. It certainly doesn’t mean that winter is over..done..kaput….just that there is an end in sight. Daylight Savings Time is a week away, and that is definitely something to write home about! […]