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 // www.onthecreekblog.comHey there, Besties! 🌟

Ever find yourself on a seemingly endless quest to sprinkle that last pinch of perfection into your home? Well, gather around because I've got a tale from the heart of our kitchen that's all about the little things making a huge impact. Let's talk about the transformative journey of our kitchen cabinet door hinges! πŸšͺ✨
new kitchen cabinet door hinges | on the creek blog //
Our kitchen makeover a few years back was a whirlwind of creativity and hard work, touching every corner except, oddly enough, the door hinges. They were the silent bystanders, clinging to their posts as we danced around them, deeming them "good enough" amid the flurry of change. But, as with all things in our cozy nooks that don't quite fit, they started whispering to me, becoming impossible to ignore. πŸ€”

Picture this: whenever I waltzed into the kitchen, those old hinges caught my eye, like uninvited guests at a gala, clashing with the elegance around them. It became my daily mantra, "Today's the day I'll swap them out," Yet, days turned into months. πŸ•°️new kitchen cabinet door hinges | on the creek blog //

Fast forward to a serendipitous trip to Home Depot (because what's a weekend without a little DIY scouting, right?), where we stumbled upon the perfect match for our door pulls. It was like finding the missing piece of a puzzle – a moment of DIY serendipity! I gleefully snagged those value packs of hinges, a little splurge for peace of mind and aesthetic harmony. πŸ’Έ✨

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

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

Oh, but the plot thickens, dear friends. This hinge swap was but a chapter in the ongoing saga of our kitchen's transformation. Peeling paint and wearied cabinets had been casting a shadow over our culinary haven, a stark reminder of the sealing step I'd skipped in our initial remodel. The plan? A kitchen cabinet repaint and the grand debut of our new hinges. πŸŽ¨πŸ› ️

Here's a sneak peek into the hinge upgrade saga, with before and after snapshots that capture the essence of change. It's amazing how such a small detail can reignite the love for a space we thought we knew inside out. And, for those eagle-eyed among you, that's a hint of our new cabinet color making its cameo alongside our shiny new hinges. A subtle change, but in our DIY journey, every brushstroke counts. πŸ“ΈπŸ’–

new kitchen cabinet door hinges | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.comStay tuned for the full story of our kitchen cabinet's facelift – it's a tale of transformation, resilience, and a little bit of sparkle. Because in this grand adventure, we call home improvement, the smallest details craft the story of our homes.

I couldn’t find them online, but here’s what the 10 pack looked like!

Replacing the door hinges was a tiny part of my plan. For the last 6 months or so, my entire kitchen itself has really been bothering me. When we remodeled our house about 3 years ago, I painted our cabinets, but they showed severe wear. I didn’t seal them well enough & the paint started to chip in places & the doors just looked icky overall. So the plan was to repaint my kitchen cabinets & apply the new hinges!

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

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

I’ll share our repainting adventure in another post, but here are the hinges for now! The pictures above show the old hinges & now the new hinges. I think it makes a big difference & I’m so happy that they match now!

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

PS: You can also get a sneak peek of our new cabinet color in the above photo with the old hinges! It’s not a big difference, but it was time to repaint!

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


Joy in the Kitchen with Dollar Tree Wreaths & seasonal candles | on the creek blog //

Hey there, Besties! 🌟

As the holiday season wraps its cozy arms around us, I've fallen even deeper in love with the quaint charm of Dollar Tree wreaths. Their petite size is just perfect for adding a dash of festive spirit anywhere and everywhere, especially in the kitchen!

Joy in the Kitchen with Dollar Tree Wreaths & seasonal candles | on the creek blog //

A Rustic Christmas Touch

Living in our snug log home means traditional decor doesn't always fit the bill. Our kitchen, lacking a conventional backsplash, yearned for a sprinkle of Christmas magic. Enter the adorable Dollar Tree wreaths, which found their perfect home there, bringing just the right amount of holiday cheer without overwhelming the space. It's like they were meant to be!

Joy in the Kitchen with Dollar Tree Wreaths & seasonal candles | on the creek blog //

Decorating, Tiff-Style: Spontaneous & Sweet

If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I'm all about embracing the beauty of the spur-of-the-moment. Planning? Not in my vocabulary! I prefer decor that's as spontaneous and delightful as a midnight cookie run. These wreaths? They're my kind of last-minute magic, effortlessly infusing our kitchen with holiday warmth.

Joy in the Kitchen with Dollar Tree Wreaths & seasonal candles | on the creek blog //

Joy in the Kitchen with Dollar Tree Wreaths & seasonal candles | on the creek blog //

The Scent of Christmas Wonder

And because no Christmas scene is complete without the comforting aroma of the season, I stumbled upon the most enchanting "Frosted Winter Berries" candle at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts. A serendipitous find in the checkout line (for under $8, no less!), its scent is a hug in candle form. While I couldn't spot it online, the store was brimming with these fragrant treasures, alongside a bounty of other holiday scents, all beckoning with the promise of sale tags.

Joy in the Kitchen with Dollar Tree Wreaths & seasonal candles | on the creek blog //

Share Your Holiday Heart

I'm curious, Besties, what's your holiday decorating rhythm? Are you a meticulous planner, or do you dance to the tune of impromptu elegance like me? Either way, I believe that the most beautiful decor comes from the heart, reflecting this special season's unique joy and love.

Let's fill our homes with not just decorations but with memories and moments that twinkle brighter than the most elaborately lit tree. After all, isn't that what Christmas is truly about? πŸŽ„πŸ’«❤️

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Monday, December 10, 2018


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

Hey there, Besties! 🌟 

As the twinkling lights of the holiday season begin to glow, my kitchen transforms into a cozy haven for Christmas baking. This year, I decided to sprinkle a bit of organizational magic onto my spice shelf to make this festive season even sweeter.

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

My Mason Jar Baking Supply Makeover | on the creek blog //

A Dash of Creativity for Baking Bliss

Tucked away above my spice shelf, my baking supplies were begging for a spotlight during this cookie-crafting season. So, I thought, why not give my mason jars a starring role? Not only do they add a touch of rustic charm to my kitchen, but they also make grabbing that all-important flour or sugar as easy as pie.

Mason jar baking supply storage

The Mason Jar Makeover

Imagine simple, 64oz mason jars discovered on a serendipitous sale at Ace Hardware, now proudly lining my shelf. Each jar is topped with a sleek black sticker and labeled with a silver Sharpie to avoid any baking blunders. It's a sight that would make any pantry envious!

My Mason Jar Baking Supply Makeover | on the creek blog //
From Clutter to Clarity

Gone are the days of sifting through a cluttered cabinet of chaos. With my baking supplies neatly nestled in their jars, my kitchen feels like a sanctuary of organization. It's amazing how a little jar action can transform a space from catch-all to clutter-free.

Mason jar baking supply storage

Mason jar baking supply storage

My Mason Jar Baking Supply Makeover | on the creek blog //

The Sweet Line-Up

And now, the piΓ¨ce de rΓ©sistance: my Christmas baking wishlist! This year's menu features the ever-so-easy Peanut Butter Blossoms, delightfully powdery Snowball Cookies, a first attempt at Gingerbread Cookies, and the perfect Sugar Cut-Out Cookies—complete with cute Christmas cutters for those Insta-worthy ugly sweater cookies.

My Mason Jar Baking Supply Makeover | on the creek blog //

Baking Spirits Bright

With my mason jars filled and my recipes ready, I'm all set to dive into the heartwarming world of holiday baking. Whether it's the simplicity of a three-ingredient wonder or the adventure of trying something new, each baked cookie adds a little more joy to the season.

So here's to a kitchen filled with the aroma of freshly baked cookies, to jars that keep us organized, and to a holiday season that's as sweet as can be. Remember, Besties, in the cozy corners of our homes, every sprinkle and every stir is a chance to create memories that last a lifetime.

Happy baking! πŸͺ✨πŸ’•

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018


Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers! | on the creek blog //

Hey there, Besties! 🌟 

With the holiday season twinkling on the horizon, I found myself tangled in a bit of a decorating dilemma. The festive spirit was calling, but my heart yearned for simplicity. That's when the magic of vintage mason jars paired with Dollar Tree's floral finesse came to the rescue!

A Love Affair with Mason Jars

My thrift store adventures often lead me to the humble mason jar aisle, where these glass treasures whisper tales of potential. Admittedly, my collection has grown perhaps a tad too ambitiously, with grand visions of decor that, until now, remained just a dream.

Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers! | on the creek blog //

Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers! | on the creek blog //

A Christmas Revelation

This year, my Christmas decorating spirit flickered to life a bit slowly, like a vintage string of lights warming up to its full glow. I needed a simple yet heartfelt way to welcome the holiday cheer into our home. And then, inspiration struck through my previously showcased Dollar Tree Christmas decor venture like the perfect plot twist in our favorite holiday movie.

The Creation of a Festive Oasis

Armed with newfound enthusiasm, I returned to Dollar Tree, eyes gleaming with the vision of the perfect floral arrangement. This time, I embraced the holiday palette more fully with two bouquets of white poinsettias and a dash of red filler to weave in a pop of traditional Christmas color. An old Atlas mason jar I already had promised to be the ideal vase for my festive bouquet.

Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers! | on the creek blog //

Faux Florals for the Win

Given my less-than-green thumb, faux florals are my secret to enduring and effortless holiday charm. Not only do they offer a forgiving alternative to their perishable counterparts, but they also promise to grace our Christmases for years to come without a single droop or wilt.

The Joy of Simplicity

This experience has been a gentle reminder that Christmas decor doesn't need to shout to be heard. Sometimes, the most profound statements come from the simplest touches. A vintage mason jar filled with carefully chosen blooms can carry the essence of Christmas as beautifully as any grand display.

Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers!So here's to finding joy in the little things, to decorating that speaks to our souls, and to creating a holiday haven that feels just right. Remember, Besties, in the cozy workshop of life, it's the simple, loving touches that make the most significant impact. πŸŽ„✨πŸ’•

I’ve been off to a super slow start when it comes to decorating for Christmas this year.  I just can’t get into it!  I needed something simple to ease into the Christmas decorating & I think I found it with these decorated mason jars!

Simple & easy Christmas decorating using old mason jars & Dollar Tree flowers!I showed you one of my jars last week in my ‘Dollar Tree Christmas Decor’ post & decided to do it again!  I loved the easy Dollar Tree floral arrangement so I went back for more flowers.  This time I went all out & picked out 3 bouquets!  2 white poinsettias & a red filler.  I found an old Atlas mason jar & thought it would be a perfect vase.

I don’t have a green thumb at all, so fake floral is the way to go for me!  I love that I can also use these for years to come!

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

I’m finding out that Christmas decorating doesn’t always have to be extravagant!  Simple touches can make a huge impact!

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!

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