Wednesday, September 28, 2016



Grape Picking | On The Creek Blog //
Grape picking is a fun fall activity!

My husband & I have a tradition of making grape jelly every year.

It started with my father-in-law's grapes.  He passed away 5 years ago & left behind wild concord grapes growing on his property.

We don't take care of the grapes at all but noticed they were producing a lot of grapes.  We made jelly with the grapes a couple times when the crop was good.

This year the grapes didn't yield anything but we still wanted to make grape jelly.  For the first time, I found myself searching for vineyards that sell grapes.

We are lucky to live in a large grape growing area.  There are tons of vineyards & wineries.

I ended up finding a place that sells concord grapes not far from our house.

Monday, September 26, 2016


Staircase and loft railing details | on the creek blog //

Hey, Besties! 

Do you know how some home projects are like hidden gems? Today, I'm unveiling one of ours: our staircase and loft railing! 

The Photo Struggle Is Real 

Capturing our home's transformation has been a bit like trying to bottle sunshine—tricky but oh so worth it! Last week, we finally managed to snap some pics that do justice to our revamped staircase and loft railing.

Staircase and loft railing details | on the creek blog //

Why These Pics? 

So, why did we suddenly decide to photograph our staircase? Our local Habitat For Humanity had an identical railing kit for sale. I thought, "Why not show off how fab it can look when assembled?" 

Staircase and loft railing details | on the creek blog //
Staircase and loft railing details | on the creek blog //

A Walk Down Memory Lane 

Before we dive into the 'afters,' let's take a quick stroll down the 'before lane.' Trust me, the transformation is like night and day! 

The Grand Staircase: A Closer Look 

Ready for the grand tour? Feast your eyes on these beauties! Our staircase has gone from drab to absolutely fab! 

Staircase and loft railing details | on the creek blog //

Staircase and loft railing details | on the creek blog //

The Transformation Journey 

This railing has come a long way since we first saw it. It's like watching a caterpillar turn into a butterfly! 

The Deets: Where to Buy & How to DIY 

Are you curious about where we got this railing kit and how to assemble it? Stay tuned because I've got all the details coming your way! 

Deck Railing

Stair Railing

Friday, September 23, 2016



sewing tables decorated for fall | On The Creek Blog //
Painted sewing tables decorated for fall!

I know yesterday was the first day of fall but you couldn’t tell by the weather.  I was outside for a little while & was actually sweating, which is an incredible feat for me because I’m cold like 99% of the time!

Remember the sewing tables I got at our local Habitat For Humanity ReStore?

When I got them, I painted them & proudly photographed them & then put them in my basement for approximately 4 months while I tried to find the perfect spot for them in our house.  I also forgot about them.  Both explanations kind of fit here!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


fall tv 2016

My absolute favorite season is here once again:

Fall TV premieres!

I honestly couldn’t care less about the weather as long as it stays out of the way of my TV viewing.

Fall TV is my personal Super bowl.  Last year, my satellite went dark the week of most of the TV premieres and didn’t come back on for almost a month.  As a result, I missed out on a ton of shows so this year I’m extra excited!

Going through the list, it seems like there are a ton of new premieres this time around.

Here’s what I’m looking forward to:

Fall Premieres:
- Bull 9/20 CBS
- Conviction 10/3 ABC
- Designated Survivor 9/21 ABC
- The Exorcist 9/23 FOX
- Frequency 10/5 CW
- The Good Place 9/19 NBC
- The Great Indoors 10/27 CBS
- Kevin Can Wait 9/19 CBS
- MacGyver 9/23 CBS
- No Tomorrow 10/10 CW
- Notorious 9/22 NBC
- Pure Genius 10/27 CBS
- This Is Us 9/20 NBC
- Timeless 10/3 NBC

Midseason Premieres:
- The Blacklist : Redemption NBC
- Doubt CBS
- Emerald City NBC
- Imaginary Mary ABC
- Making History FOX
- The Mick FOX
- Midnight, Texas NBC
- Powerless NBC
- Trial & Error NBC

Complete list of new shows available here!

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