Deck Before and After Makeover

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 our deck before and after makeover, because I’m in love with how it turned out.  I’m also in love with the man who did the work! (Coach, […]

tequila lime chicken

Tequila Lime Chicken

Tequila and Lime go together like peas and carrots, right? I’d rather have tequila and lime over peas and carrots any day.  If you try this amazing tequila lime chicken, you’ll agree, and you’ll hold the peas and carrots! Unless you’re making a delicious taco salad with the tequila lime chicken like we did, 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?  […]

cake mix buttermilk pound cake

Cake Mix Buttermilk Pound Cake

I’m still stuck on those delicious, juicy peaches.  I can’t help it…they were just so good!  While the peaches lasted, they had my kitchen smelling so sweet and peachy, I just had to make a pound cake to eat with them and vanilla ice cream…but I didn’t want to do a lot of work.  My cake […]

up-cycled salon capes

Up-Cycled Salon Capes

Do you ever think about how many things get thrown into landfills each year?  Not just common garbage (food scraps, paper towels, water bottles), but bigger stuff (household items, furniture, shower curtains) gets tossed on a daily basis.  It got me thinking…what if I made something new for hard-working hairdressers out of all that old […]