Monday, July 31, 2017


The Sinner on USA Network

Are you looking for a summer thriller that will keep you on your toes with excitement?  Check out The Sinner, premiering August 2nd on USA Network!

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Link Love

Aaand it’s Saturday!  Time for another ‘link love’ post!  I know I say this every week, but I love putting these posts together!  There are so many creatives out there & I love seeing what they come up with!

What are you up to this weekend?  After a bad couple of weeks, I’m hoping just to relax & calm down a little bit!  One of our dogs is having some health problems & it’s been quite stressful.  He still has a few more issues that need to be taken care of, so I’m hoping for the best.  Also, a family member has been going through some health issues as well, so it’s been a trying couple of weeks.

Enough with the sadz…here’s what I’m loving this week:

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Blueberry Pie

An homemade blueberry pie!  Fresh blueberries, white wine & a homemade crust make this pie irresistible!

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We went blueberry picking last weekend.  I never realized how tedious blueberry picking actually is!  It takes so long just to get a small amount a blueberries!  It also didn’t help that I chose one of the hottest days of the year!  My husband & I were actually going grocery shopping when we passed a “U Pick Blueberries” sign.  Of course, we followed the sign all over the countryside until we arrived at a wonderful farm.  We then spent the next hour or so picking blueberries & sweating profusely!

Complaints aside, it was all worth it because the blueberries were used in this amazing pie.

This pie is completely from scratch, which is a first for me.  When I worked in retail, I had a customer tell me all about her homemade apple pies.  She then asked how I make pies & I had to admit that I used a pie filling in a can.  She left me in the dust after that!  In my defense, I never knew how easy it actually is to make pie filling.  Not to mention it tastes so much better too!

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For the crust I used a homemade pie crust recipe I found in one of my vintage cookbooks.  It worked out perfectly.  If you don’t have a homemade pie crust that you love, check out Ali’s post on the perfect pie crust.  It’s life changing!

The pie filling is modified from Tieghan’s Mulled Cherry Bomb Pie recipe.  I used white wine instead of red & 1/2 cup more brown sugar.  It came out so good.  The white wine I used had a more mild flavor with the blueberries, which I enjoyed.

As you can tell by the pictures, I have no idea how to crimp the edges of the crust!  I just did the best I could to make sure the filling stayed in the shell!  It had a small overflow, but it wasn’t as bad as I expected!

Even though making a pie homemade is a time consuming activity, I think it’s worth it!  I’ll definitely be making more homemade pies from now on!

Blueberry Pie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Roadtrippers is the best app for road trips!

I couldn’t believe I forgot to add ‘road trip’ to my summer bucket list post!

Spontaneous road trips are my favorite.  I love hitting the road without a specific destination.  Road tripping that way leads to so many random & cool adventures!

Of course, when I just randomly travel across the map, I miss out on a lot of sights!  Whenever I come home from a road trip like that, I like to open up Google Maps & see the big picture of where I’ve been.  I end up finding so many cool places nearby that I could have visited.

I needed to find a balance between spontaneity & seeing the sights.

Monday, July 24, 2017


Younger TV Show on TV Land

Younger is a quick & easy binge watch!  It’s full of great characters & a secret that carries through the entire series.

Sunday, July 23, 2017



Happy Sunday!

We had so much going on this weekend!  I couldn’t skip out on my favorite weekly post, though!  I usually write these posts before the weekend but this week I procrastinated too much, so here I am with the post on a Sunday instead of its usual Saturday!  But there are a ton of great links this week, so I guess it’s worth the wait!

Friday, July 21, 2017


garden + tomatoes + squash

Here’s an update on our garden!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

An unexpected pumpkin patch | On The Creek Blog //

Since it's #throwbackthursday, I thought it would be fun to take a trip back to last autumn...

Remember my fall ‘display’?

I wanted to spruce up the space on the side of our house so I gathered up my sewing tables & put pumpkins on them!  I thought it looked super cute for being such a last minute idea.

Saturday, July 15, 2017


Link Love | Links I'm Loving

Happy Saturday! 

My blog posting has been nonexistent lately!  Sorry about that!  I’m in the middle of an intense writer’s block & it makes me so mad!  It is totally the WORST!  It’s so weird that I can sit here & write without any problem some days & other days I can’t find the right words!

I was contemplating not even doing this week’s ‘link love’, but there are just SO MANY good links that I couldn’t resist!  I’m happy that other bloggers aren’t having the same writing problems I am!

Here are the links & blogs I loved this week:

Saturday, July 08, 2017



Happy Saturday!  What’s on your agenda for the weekend?  We don’t have any real plans today!

Yesterday, we went to some yard sales & ran into my former coworker, who was hosting a yard sale!  It was so nice to catch up with him!  We might hit up some sales again today.  I’ve become obsessed with yard sales this year & have purchased a ton of awesome things!

Whatever your plans are, I hope you have a great weekend!

Now on to my link loves this week!

Friday, July 07, 2017


Netflix Picks | July 2017

It’s time for another Netflix Picks post! 

There are a lot of good shows/movies coming to Netflix this month!  For my personal picks, I’ve stuck to either ones I’ve seen & loved or ones that I really want to watch!

Here are my Netflix picks:

Wednesday, July 05, 2017


on the blog | June 2017

Here’s a recap of what I posted on the blog in June!

I didn’t write as many posts last month, but it ended up being one of my best months ever for visits to my blog!  I’m working on a ton of promoting techniques to really get the most out of my posts.  I’m also working to make my posts better.  Both things take a lot of time, thus the lighter posting.

So…now on to the posts!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Summer Punch drink recipe!

This punch is perfect for all those summer gatherings!  It’s tart, colorful & full of flavor.  It’s a perfect tropical drink, full of #summervibes!

It’s time to bring out the punch bowl…

Or pitcher…

Or larger mason jar!

It’s summer, after all! It's the magical time of the year where the drinks have only requirement:

They have to be ice cold.  I don’t care what container the drinks are in as long as they’re ice cold!

Saturday, July 01, 2017


Link Love

Happy 4th of July weekend!  My husband has a super long weekend this year so we’re soaking up as much summer as we can!

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