Thursday, December 14, 2017


Netflix Picks | December 2017

Here’s what I’m looking forward to watching on Netflix in December!

Saturday, December 02, 2017


Paper White Flowers

Happy weekend!

Here are some links I’ve been loving lately:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Fall 2017

Prepare for pumpkin overload!

Saturday, November 18, 2017


Cat feet

Happy weekend!

I’m finally back with another ‘Link Love’ post! 

Here’s what I’ve been loving lately:

Thursday, November 09, 2017


Netflix Picks | November 2017

I’m so excited that a few of my favorites are coming to Netflix this month!

Here are my Netflix picks for November:

Monday, November 06, 2017


On The Blog | October 2017

October turned out to be a slow month for the blog!

I guess I just wasn’t really feeling it this month because I only posted 6 times!  Here’s a recap anyway!

Monday, October 23, 2017



Pumpkin Harvest | On The Creek Blog //
It's harvest time for our pumpkin patch!

(More pumpkin patch posts: An Unexpected Pumpkin Patch | Pumpkin Patch | August)

It is finally harvest time for our little unexpected pumpkin patch!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Halloween Links | On The Creek Blog //
Halloween Links!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.

I love all of it from the candy to the costumes!

Apparently a lot of other bloggers love Halloween as well because I found a ton of great Halloween links this year.

Here are some links to get you ready for Halloween!


Saturday, October 14, 2017


Maple Leaf

Happy Saturday!

What are you up to this weekend?

I edited a ton of pictures today from a mini photoshoot I did yesterday!  Tomorrow, we’re going out on the boat for one last hurrah!  The weather has been so nice & warm here!

Friday, October 13, 2017


Netflix Picks | September 2017

It’s time for another edition of ‘Netflix Picks’!

This month, I added a few scary/thrilling movies to the list.  While I usually don’t like watching really scary movies, I decided to make an exception for October!

Here’s what I’m looking forward to watching this month:

Monday, October 09, 2017


On The Blog | September 2017

Here’s what was on the blog in September!

Link Love

Link Love 30 // 31 // 32

‘Link Love’ posts are always so fun to write!  I get so many ideas from other bloggers!

Labor Day Links

Labor Day Links

I thought that post was one last summer hurrah, but summer has been lingering on where I live!  It’s been summer every weekend!  I love it, but I also can’t wait until it’s truly fall!

Netflix Picks | September 2017

Netflix Picks

I don’t think I watched any of these picks!  I have been watching a ton of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix though!  I’m probably the last person on the planet to start watching Grey’s!  I’m only in season 2 right now, but it’s sooo good!

Finding My Blogging Groove

Finding My Blogging Groove

Aaand as soon as I wrote that, I disappeared from blogging!  Haha!  But seriously, letting go of the blogging “norms” feels so good!

2017 Garden Recap

2017 Garden Recap

Our garden this year was so successful!  We even have some plants still hanging on!  I’ll take tomatoes in October any time!

Planning For the 2018 Garden

Planning For The 2018 Garden

Garden planning is no joke!

My Parents' Garden

My Parents’ Garden

I’m always envious of my parents’ huge garden!  Maybe next year, I’ll go all out with gardening!

Semi-Homemade Pasta Sauce

Semi-Homemade Pasta Sauce

This was just some pasta sauce I threw together from items I already had in my pantry!  It turned out fantastic!

Sergio The Mini Pony

Sergio | 5 Months

Sergio is growing up!  He’s such a cute horse!  He has completely lost all of his fluffy hair now so I’ll have to take more pictures to show how pretty he really is!



I’ve been taking some pictures just for fun lately & those sunflower pics were some of them.  I have a legit photography gig this weekend, so I need all the practice I can get!  This will be my first actual photoshoot so I’m nervous & excited!

I usually write my blog posts first & photograph based on that, so writing a post around photos is a new concept that I’ve been loving!

So that was the month of September on the blog!

PS:  On a more serious note, here’s an awesome read that I resonated with regarding blogging after the Las Vegas tragedy:  Here’s Why You Should Have a Good Weekend

Saturday, October 07, 2017



Happy Saturday!

Here are some links I’ve been loving lately!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017



Sunflowers | On The Creek Blog //
This post is all about sunflowers!

My mom loves sunflowers.  She has them sprinkled throughout her garden.  She plants the big, pretty sunflowers that make a statement in her flowerbeds.

I attempted to grow sunflowers this year.  Our neighbors gave us a few plants & even though we planted them, they somehow disappeared!  I don’t know what happened to them!

Then one day, I noticed some tiny sunflowers growing in random areas.  In the driveway.  On the side of the patio.  Then I remembered the bird seed I put out for the birds.  Just like the pumpkin patch, an accidental planting had occurred!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Sergio the baby pony

Sergio has grown up!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Semi-Homemade Pasta Sauce | On The Creek Blog //

Semi-Homemade pasta sauce recipe!

I’ve never really been the type to make homemade pasta sauce.  That was also before I had about a million Roma tomatoes in my garden!  Since I had so many tomatoes, I decided to venture into the waters of homemade sauce making.

I imagined myself adding different spices together until I came out with the perfect pasta sauce.

In reality, I bought a pasta sauce seasoning packet at the grocery store.  It’s the same thing, right?!  Haha!

One thing I didn’t realize was that it takes a lot of tomatoes to make a sauce.  The first time I made tried to make a pasta sauce, I used 14 Roma tomatoes & came out with 2 small jars of sauce.

Saturday, September 16, 2017


Link Love

Happy Saturday!

Here’s some of the links I’ve been loving this week:

- Frozen Pumpkin Pie – Pumpkin pie with gelato?  Sounds awesome to me!

- Cabbage, Sausage and Potato Soup – I want to start making homemade soups & this looks like a good starting place!

- Easy Lasagna Soup – Here’s another soup recipe I can’t wait to try!

- No-Bake Greek Yogurt Vanilla Espresso Cheesecake – I can never say no to cheesecake!

- 15 Magnificent Fall Porch Ideas – I’ve already decorated for fall, but I could always use more ideas!

- Turning A Tiny Cottage Into A Two-Story Modern Farmhouse – What an amazing transformation!

- S’mores Earthquake Cake – How delicious does this look?!

- September Sangria – I love sangria anyway, but this looks great!

- Spiced Pear Moscow Mule – BRB, going to pick the last of my parents’ pears!

- Honeycrisp Apple Pandowdy – This looks like fall!

- Maple Cream Cheese Frosting – An easy & delicious frosting!

- Hot Chocolate and Toasted Marshmallow Pots de Crème – This looks beyond dreamy!

- Easy Buckeye Bark Recipe – This is everything!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 15, 2017


My parents' garden

My parents always plant a huge garden! 

Here’s a peek at what they grew this year:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


2018 Garden Planning

It’s never too early to plan for the garden!

Alright, so maybe it is too early, considering we have about 8 months before anything can actually be planted outside!

The only reason I’m even entertaining the idea of next year’s garden is because of a yard sale.

You see, I have this thing where if I find a good deal at a yard sale, I just can’t pass it up.  It doesn’t matter if I’ll use the stuff a year from now or maybe not even if all:  if it’s a bargain, I’m all over it.

It just so happened that I found a ton of seeds & planters for a bargain basement price in a large garage in August.

It didn’t matter that these seeds are not what I would have normally chosen for a garden.  They were super cheap & I had to have them!

Let’s take a look at what I bought:



I’ve been on the lookout for perennials to plant somewhere on our property.  Of course by ‘on the lookout’, I mean I saw them at the sale with the words ‘perennial’ written on the tag & I had to have them!  I have a pretty decent idea of where I want to put them, but nothing is rooted down yet!  Haha!

These aren’t something I probably would have chosen if I had a larger selection, but they’ll work.  Flowers that keep coming year after year without a lot of care?  I’m all about that!  Hopefully, they’ll make me look good because I’m really good at keeping flowers alive!



I just got done saying that I’m not a good candidate for keeping flowers alive, but here I am with the annuals!  I only got a few packets so I figured I could probably keep them alive.  One of the packets is sunflowers, which is a toss up for me.  I actually planted sunflowers from plants our neighbors gave us & they disappeared!  But, I had some sunflower seeds in the bird feed I had out & they turned into sunflowers, so I would consider that a success, even if I didn’t have anything to do with it!



I daydream about having a perfect herb garden & using fresh herbs while cooking.  Of course, I never use fresh herbs while cooking, but that’s beside the point!  I’m going to give these a go in the spring & see what happens.



To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of baking with squash, but it’s so ridiculously easy to grow that I had to buy the seeds.  I’ll definitely be on Pinterest trying to find squash recipes!



Watermelon was one of those things that I wished I grew this year.  I just didn’t have the space for it, but I’ll be making space next year!  My husband said watermelon are difficult to grow, so we’ll see if they produce anything!



I had good luck when it came to growing tomatoes this year, so I’m hoping for a repeat next year!  I got a couple different varieties so I’m anxious to see what will happen!



I don’t know anything about growing carrots, but I’m going to try them!



Again, these are something I wouldn’t normally pick out, but I’m excited about growing them!

Green Onions


I actually don’t even like green onions!  I think they’re easy to grow, though, so I’m going to give them a try!  Maybe I’ll learn to love them?  Probably not!

Green Beans


I like fresh green beans, so I can’t wait for these to grow!

Basket of seedsA lot of these veggies are things I wouldn’t have normally chosen for my garden, but I’m excited to try to grow new things!  Of course, I’ll probably add a million more things to the garden (SWEET CORN!), but this is a good start!

Monday, September 11, 2017



Welcome to garden week here at On The Creek!

I honestly didn’t plan it this way, but I have a couple gardening related posts that I’ve grouped together to make an entire week full of gardening stuff!  I figured I should just get all of the gardening talk out of the way so I won’t have to mention it again until next May!

Today, we’re kicking things off with an in depth look at my own garden!

(In case you missed it, here’s the Garden Tour, July Update & August Update!  Also, here’s my Ultimate Stevia Guide!)

I would say that our first ever garden was a success!

Saturday, September 09, 2017


Link Love

Happy weekend!

Here are the links I’ve been loving this week:

- Plan Your Leaf Peeping: Here's When Fall Foliage Will Peak Across The US – I love this!  There’s even an interactive map!

- 10 Amazing Cleaning Hacks – I love these cleaning hacks!  There are so many links to cleaning tips too!

- How To Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes Or Less – Quick & easy cleaning tricks!

- Tropical Mimosa Smoothie – What a cool treat!

- Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes With Avocado Fudge Frosting – I made these the other day without the avocado frosting & they were delicious!

- Vegan Peanut Butter Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake – This looks so good!

- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookie Cups – Chocolate chips for breakfast are always a good idea!

- Tropical Rosé Sangria – The perfect drink if you’re still clinging to summer like I am!

- 4 Tips for Making the Best Cinnamon Rolls Ever – This is an addition to the the cinnamon rolls I put on my ‘link love’ last week!

- Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – A good way to use up the overabundance of zucchini that I have!

- Long Island Iced Tea – You can’t go wrong with a Long Island Iced Tea

- A Dilapidated Old Church Becomes a Happy Vibrant Home – This house is beautiful!

- DIY Apple Pie Tea Light Candles – These are the cutest!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017


Netflix Picks | New releases coming to Netflix in September 2017

I’m so excited for the new releases on Netflix this month!

Two words:  Disney!  Movies!

Specifically…Beauty and the Beast!

I’m a huge fan of Disney movies & can’t wait to watch my favorites!  Aside from the Disney extravaganza coming to TV screens everywhere, there are also a few movies & shows that I can’t wait to watch!

Here are my picks:

Monday, September 04, 2017


Labor Day Links

Happy Labor Day!

I’m sad this is the unofficial end of summer, but I’m looking forward to everything autumn!  Bring on the corn stalks, pumpkins & apple cider!

Before I go full speed ahead into fall, I thought I’d share some of my favorite posts I wrote this summer!  There’s still a little time left to soak up the sun!

- The App That Will Make Your Road Trips Epic – We’re planning on hitting the road next week & I’ll definitely be using this app!  Give me all the weird attractions!

- Summer Punch – Before we head into the holidays with the traditional punch, I’m planning on giving this pretty drink a last hurrah!

- How To Have An Epic Summer – How’s your summer bucket list coming?  Mine is dismal, but there’s still time to catch up!

- Summer Wreath – I currently have that wreath proudly displayed outside.  This reminded me to take it down before I get into fall decorating!

- 10 Drinks To Make This Summer – I still need to make these!  I’ve been drinking premixed Margaritas this summer!  So embarrassing!

- Pineapple Upside Down Cake – This is delicious any time of the year, but especially in the summer!

- Summer Potluck Ideas – I actually only attended one potluck this season & I didn’t bring anything!  Better luck next year?!

I’m off to get my summer on!

Sunday, September 03, 2017


Link Love | Links I'm loving this week!

Happy Sunday & Labor Day weekend!

What are you up to during this holiday weekend?

Our dog had surgery on Wednesday, so we're been at home with him for most of the weekend.  He's recovering well, but we want to keep an eye on him.  I'm working on a full post for later this month that will explain the entire ordeal we've been going through with him over the past couple months.  I know I've been fairly vague on what's been going on so hopefully that post will explain more!

Here are the links I’ve been loving this week:

Friday, September 01, 2017


On The Blog | August 2017

August was a slow month for blog posts!

Things with our dog were crazy & unpredictable so I spent a lot of time taking him to vet appointments & trying to calm him down.  That didn’t leave a lot of time for blogging.  I tried to make up for it at the end of the month, when things calmed down a little.  I’ve been super productive lately & have a few September posts already written out!  If things get crazy again, I’ll be ready!

Here’s what was on the blog in August:

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Fall TV | Premieres & Returning Shows
It’s that magical time once again:  Fall TV premiere season!

It seems like I get more excited every year about all the new shows coming on TV!  I love getting lost in a good show & autumn is when a ton of new shows come out.  I even made a little cheat sheet with the premiere dates on it!

Fall TV | Premiere Dates Cheat Sheet
It looks like the networks are trying to space things out this year.  There are a lot of midseason premieres this time, which is a relief for my DVR because it’s currently filled to the max with about a million episodes of Mysteries At The Museum!  It’s one of the only shows I can fall asleep to & I almost never finish an episode so they just hang out on my DVR until I either finish watching or delete them!  I’ll have to get them under control before the premieres start!

When it comes to fall TV, I don’t discriminate.  I’ll record everything & then weed out what I don’t want to watch.  This year I’m not overly excited to watch any particular new show.  I’m just looking forward to watching them all & picking favorites afterwards!

What I’m really looking forward to are some of my favorites coming back from summer break. I can’t wait until Scandal, The Blacklist & Quantico come back!

What shows are you looking forward to?

Monday, August 28, 2017

Garden | August 2017
Our garden is a jungle right now!
Garden Fresh PepperGarden Fresh PepperGarden Fresh Stevia
I’m currently working on another post detailing everything I’m planning to do differently for next year’s garden, but I will say this right now:  this year’s garden was too small!  Those cute garden boxes we made?  They’re totally overgrown with plants!  I can hardly get in there to get the veggies out!
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I’m really happy that everything grew so good this year.  We have a ton of yellow squash & tomatoes.  Our cucumbers didn’t do very well.  I think an animal got in the garden & tore up the vines a little.  We still managed to get 5 cucumbers, though!
Garden Fresh CucumbersGarden Fresh TomatoesGarden Fresh Tomatoes
As far as canning goes, I haven’t ventured into those waters yet.  I made refrigerator pickles with the cucumbers & a very small amount of pasta sauce with the tomatoes that wasn’t worth canning.
Our tomatoes & squash are still growing, so there will probably be a September garden update as well!
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