Monday, December 31, 2018



The links I loved in December!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


5 ways to display kitchen cabinet wreaths | On The Creek Blog //

5 different ways to display Christmas wreaths in the kitchen! 

After my post last week about Kitchen Christmas decor, I started thinking about all of the ways to display Christmas wreaths in the kitchen.  I had a few of these Dollar Tree wreaths, so I decided to do a little photo shoot with them!  I came up with 5 different ways to display the wreaths & I’ll be highlighting them below…so let’s get started!












Monday, December 17, 2018

new kitchen cabinet door hinges | on the creek blog //

After years of living with old hinges, I finally replaced them to match my door pulls!

When we completely overhauled our kitchen a couple years ago, the door hinges were the last thing on my mind.

I mean, the doors already came with hinges & replacement hinges are so expensive! We called it good enough & that was that…

Until it started bothering me.

You know those things that once you see them, they can’t be unseen?! Well, one day, the hinges did that to me. The old & busted hinges were all I could see every time I entered the kitchen! I’d walk in there & think, ‘I really should change these hinges out!’ all the time!

Finally, I checked out their selection of hinges when we were at Home Depot for unrelated reasons. We bought our door pulls there, so I figured they would have matching hinges. I was so excited that their hinges matched the door pulls perfectly! I immediately picked up the value packs! They’re still expensive, but it wouldn’t bother me anymore!

Thursday, December 13, 2018


Small table makeover using homemade chalk paint!

A cute little table makeover using homemade chalk paint!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Decorating a small tree for Christmas using a tiny galvanized pot & Dollar Tree ornaments, tinsel & lights!

A mini Christmas tree from JoAnn Fabric & Crafts decorated with finds from Dollar Tree!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Easy Christmas decorating ideas for the kitchen!

Decorating for Christmas in the kitchen!  Simple & easy decor idea using Dollar Tree wreaths!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Mason jar baking supply storage | On The Creek Blog //

Easy baking storage using large mason jars!

Since we’re getting into the Christmas baking season, I decided to switch up my spice shelf!

My baking supplies are usually in the cabinet above my shelf but since I like to bake cookies during Christmastime so I wanted my baking supplies easy to get to. 

Tuesday, December 04, 2018


Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers!

Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Cute & cheap Christmas decorations found at the Dollar Tree!

Cute & affordable Christmas Decorations found at the Dollar Tree!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


A recap of my fall & my favorite blog posts from fall 2018!

Here are my fall 2018 photos & a recap of my favorite fall blog posts!

Monday, November 26, 2018


Pumpkins in the wagon!

Here’s a look at the pumpkins I had in my yard this year!  It was a mix of store bought large pumpkins & local farm pumpkins!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


#fallvibes canvas art & free printable!

Free #fallvibes printable & see the canvas art I made using my Cricut maker!

Monday, November 19, 2018


White distressed shelf painted with homemade chalk paint!

I gave this shelf a distressed white makeover using homemade chalk paint!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


Full source list on where we bought everything for our kitchen!

The full source list for everything in my kitchen!  I’m also talking about how everything is holding up two+ years later!

Monday, November 12, 2018


High School Senior Photo Session

Check out some of my favorite photos from my recent high school senior session with Kayla!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018


Red hutch from the Habitat For Humanity ReStore!

Check out my awesome Habitat For Humanity ReStore cabinet & help me decide what to do with it!

Thursday, November 01, 2018


Maple Leaf in the fall

All the links I loved in October!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018


A Simple Fall Porch | On The Creek Blog //

Check out my super simple last minute fall front porch using yard sale finds!

Happy Halloween!

I know I’m super late with the whole ‘fall porch’ trend, but better late than never, right?!

Honestly, I didn’t even know that I was going to do a fall porch until yesterday anyway!

The thing about our porch is that it isn’t a true front porch.  Our steps don’t run straight down like a normal porch.  Actually, lets back up a little bit…before we bought our house, our front porch didn’t even have a set of steps.  It was just doors that led to a porch.  No steps at all.  The entrance to the house was the side door with a tiny porch.  One of the first things we did when we purchased our house was to add steps to the front.  The easiest way to accomplish this was to just take off the railing & add steps to the side.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


2018 Garden Recap!

Here’s the recap of my 2018 garden!  Check out what I loved & hated about the garden this year!

Monday, October 29, 2018


'Resting Witch Face' free printable & canvas art | On The Creek Blog //

Download a free ‘Resting Witch Face’ printable & check out the canvas I made!

With Halloween being only 2 days away, I thought I’d sneak in one more Halloween free printable!

I’m having so much fun creating this mixed media canvas art & I love how this one turned out!  As you can tell, I’m keeping it simple for now.  I’m not comfortable enough to tackle more advanced projects just yet!

This was the last canvas I created using the materials I already had on hand.  I created the black canvas background some time ago, so all I had to do was finish it & add my letters.  I found a gold paint pen for the letters & finished it off with a coat of Mod Podge.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Garden | October 2018 // Roma tomatoes & green peppers

Here’s what I gathered from the last garden harvest of 2018!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Command Center Makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Country Grey

A thrift store command center makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®!

Monday, October 22, 2018


Just here for the boos -- Free Printable | On The Creek Blog //

I’m just here for the boos!  Download the free printable & check out the canvas art I made!

(Note:  this post contains affiliate links.)

So…here’s the thing:

I’m not an artist.

As much as I want to, I’ll never be someone who creates magnificent art.  I try to be proficient at a lot of different art types, but I don’t think I’ll ever be super great at anything. I love to experiment with different art, though!

Here’s something weird about me:  I like to do something to the max for a while & then completely abandon it.  Like I’ll eat the same meal for days & then wait months & months before I’ll have it again.

Friday, October 05, 2018


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I mentioned yesterday that I usually put ‘Dollar Tree randomness’ on my two front doors because it’s incredibly difficult to find two matching wreaths when thrift shopping (& that’s the only way I buy wreaths!), so I thought I would show you the current randomness going on!

Thursday, October 04, 2018


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So…I’m going to tell you a thrifting secret.  It’s a big one!

The best things to thrift are hands down….

Wednesday, October 03, 2018


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I’m finally done with my arboretum edits!  It took forever…only because I had so many pictures that I loved!  I guess that’s a good problem to have!

These photos were taken at the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio!

Friday, September 28, 2018


fall maple leaf

As you know (because I’ve probably said it a million times!), I follow a ton of blogs.  I love the inspiration & seeing the creativity of all the fantastic bloggers!  But…following a lot of bloggers can be overwhelming.  Sometimes I get extremely behind when keeping up with everyone on the internet!  But yesterday, I decided to finally go through all of my favorite blogs & read all of the things, so here’s a huge list of the links I loved!  There’s so much good stuff!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Ceramic pumpkin with mums inside | On The Creek Blog //
Styling a ceramic pumpkin found at the thrift store!

Check out this ceramic pumpkin I got at a thrift store!

When I saw this on display, I knew I had to have it!  There was another customer also looking at the display, so I wanted to get it ASAP.  The problem was, I was carrying a large piece of furniture (to be revealed in a future post!) & I couldn’t grab it!  My husband was already at the register, so I’m trying to quietly motion for him to come over & pick it up for me.  Of course, he’s not understanding my dire situation, but I finally get him to come over & get it!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


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When we went to the arboretum recently, I was so inspired by all the flowers & trees!

Since we’re in the middle of an entire regrading project in our yard, we can’t plant anything & I’m incredibly impatient about it!  I want to plant everything!  (I did sneak in a lilac bush earlier this year!)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


fall maple leaf

I’ve gone back & forth on whether or not to write a ‘Fall TV’ post this year.

It didn’t seem like there were very many good fall TV show premieres this year!  I was kind of disappointed, until I realized something:

TV has completely changed.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Vintage milk cans repurposed as fall planters with vibrant mums. | on the creek blog //

Hey, Besties!

Ready for the simplest fall decor hack ever? Trust me, this one's a game-changer.

Vintage milk cans repurposed as fall planters with vibrant mums. | on the creek blog //

The Tale of Two Milk Cans

So, I stumbled upon these vintage milk cans at a yard sale this summer. They came pre-painted by their previous owner, and honestly, I've been vibing with their rustic charm. I've been toying with the idea of giving them a fresh coat of paint—white, black, silver? The possibilities are endless, and indecision is real, my friends. But hey, I've got all winter to dream up their next look!

"Sometimes, the beauty lies in the imperfections."

Vintage milk cans repurposed as fall planters with vibrant mums. | on the creek blog //

Vintage milk cans repurposed as fall planters with vibrant mums. | on the creek blog //

From Summer Blooms to Fall Mums

When I first brought these beauties home, I filled one with summer flowers. The other? Well, it patiently awaited its turn. As summer bid adieu, my blooms started to look a bit sad. Enter mums—the quintessential fall flower. And guess what? The store pots fit perfectly into the milk cans. It's like the universe aligned just to make my decor dreams come true!

Vintage milk cans repurposed as fall planters with vibrant mums. | on the creek blog //

Effortless Chic

There's something magical about decor that's both effortless and stunning. I'll definitely be saving these pots for future plant ventures. It's the little things that make a house a home, right?

Sending you all the creative vibes for your next decor adventure! ๐ŸŒฟ✨

Vintage milk cans repurposed as fall planters with vibrant mums. | on the creek blog //

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Vintage milk cans repurposed as fall planters with vibrant mums. | on the creek blog //

Thursday, September 20, 2018


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My husband & I went to an arboretum last week.  It was my first time ever going!  I thought I would hate it, but I really loved it!  We did a ton of walking, but it actually wasn’t too bad because we took our time.  We ended up spending 4+ hours there & I want to go back to explore more!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Home decor trends

It seems that no matter where you go, you’ll find the same pieces of home decor.  I’m not usually one to follow trends, but the same ones over & over are difficult to miss!

After going to a few home decor stores over the weekend, I decided to gather together the things I’ve been seeing a lot of lately!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Milk can makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Country Grey

Check out my milk can makeover!

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