Papa’s Rock Terrace

I know I’ve shown off Papa’s rock terrace before in this post (beware of sideways pictures again),  but I don’t think I’ve ever shared the story behind it. It was amazing, really, and probably the most needed improvement Big Creek ever had, and one of the most beautiful examples of stone masonry anywhere. Before the Rock Terrace […]

Chipotle Lime Steak | Cinco de Mayo

  One of my favorite holidays is Cinco de Mayo, and I’ll admit shamelessly that it’s all for the food. This year for our Cinco de Mayo feast, the star of the show will be this Chipotle Lime Steak for tacos or burritos. I concocted it for a trial run this weekend, and it was […]

Are Gnomes Real? You Tell Me.

Are Gnomes Real? You Tell Me. After you read my story today, you’ll be asking yourself this question: are gnomes real? I really do believe in gnomes, and I have some very real gnome stories to tell. It’s true. I’ve always believed that gnomes exist, and I even believe I can provide evidence of that fact. […]

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 […]

Rosemary Garlic Citrus Pork Loin

I love to find a pork loin roast on sale.  It’s like hitting the jackpot!  I like the little tenderloins, too, that usually come in pairs, but the pork loin roast is probably my favorite cut of pork.  The pork loin is lean, tender, and always feeds my family twice! I conjured up this Rosemary […]

A Tour of My Dressing Room

Farmhouse Interior | A Tour of My Dressing Room If you love a good virtual tour of a farmhouse interior, then you have come to the right place. I’m showcasing one particular (and tiny) room today that just might be my favorite room in our old country house: the dressing room. Need to see more? […]

A French Toast To The Weekend

Our weekend started a little early, due to unfortunate weather conditions in much of the area on Thursday night. There were severe thunderstorms, some localized flooding, and possibly even some funnel clouds.  We got a call at 10:30 Thursday night informing us that there would be no school on Friday. So, I’m making a very […]

BBQ Gulf Shrimp

Here’s a little story about BBQ Gulf Shrimp that will make you jealous. Our next door neighbors went to the Gulf of Mexico over spring break.  I don’t even know where they went, whether it was Florida or L.A. (Lower Alabama), but when they came back home, they brought us some beautiful, plump gulf shrimp! […]