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Dirt Road Adventures – 43 Years Of Adventures

Y’all it’s hard to believe but Brad and I just celebrated our 43rd Wedding Anniversary as part of this weeks Dirt Road Adventures!

Approx. 1980 with a poor quality camera. LOL

1979 – I wish I still had that skin.

We decided to down size and simplify our lives about 8 years ago.

So we moved to the country and built our forever home at the end of a dirt road.

Little did we know that the real adventures were about to begin.

1983 – you can barely see baby Jennifer / Approx. 1990 when we were first at Kure Beach

I started my blog to share our adventures without realizing where it would lead us.

First, I never thought you would be interested enough to read it and what a blessing you have been to us. Your support and encouragement means so much.

Second, I’ve met so many wonderful people along the way. Most I’ve not met in person but I’d love to have everyone here at The Ponds so Brad can cook for you one day! Wouldn’t that be so fun?

You can see more about our beginning at The Ponds here.

The adventure continues

Here we are at the beach cottage a few years ago. I wouldn’t want to be on this adventure with anyone else.

We work pretty well together.

I come up with the crazy ideas. Like removing a window and adding a closet.

He likes to grumble for a minute but always jumps on board.

So here’s to 43 years and many more adventures on the dirt road.

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This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

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These Patriotic Memorial Day Ideas

I was so honored to be featured again this week by Fabulous Friday Link Party! This week’s feature is – 10 Best Herbs to Grow and Why

Thanks to KariAnne at Thistle Keeping for featuring this post 17 Reason for Shopping Second Hand Charity Shops.

Adventures off the Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week, there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

This Vintage Badminton Racket Wreath is just so clever by Ann at Dabbling and Decorating.

Wait until you see this clever idea from Wendy at WM Design House – How to Repurpose Old Tools into Succulent Planters. Wendy’s creative idea was featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine the Spring of 2018 with a 5 page spread. You may have seen this idea elsewhere now, however it was Wendy’s original idea. Isn’t she talented?

Wait until you see what Stacy did with this Thrift Store Flip. It’s just perfect.

This and That

You are going to love what KariAnne did with this wood bead garland and full length mirror.

One of my favorites is this container garden in a wheel barrow from CoCo.

It’s perfect timing with these 75 Inspirational Quotes for Graduates from Simply 2 Moms.

These 11 Tips for Planting Garden Containers from Kim.

Would you like to visit Lisbon, Portugal? Pasha shared this a complete travel guide that you don’t want to miss.

Decorating with Glass Cloches is one of my favorite decor accessories and I love Niki”s.

What’s in my cart

I can’t wait to show you what I’m doing with one of these cute stamps.

And this brown craft paper.

This chair is so comfortable and perfect for the beach or by the pool.

I’m loving these watering spikes that I got a few weeks ago.

These beets are coming up in my garden. I can’t wait to harvest time. You can plant them all summer into fall for continuous beets. If you love beets, you’ll love this Hard to Beat Those Beets post.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!

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Lora Bloomquist

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Happy Anniversary! Definitely something to celebrate!


Wednesday 25th of May 2022

Lora, Yes, it's a long and happy marriage.


Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Congratulations Rachel and a happy anniversary to you both. Your pictures are wonderful to see. Keep doing what you're doing, it's obvious that you are something right.


Wednesday 25th of May 2022

Carol, I appreciate your kind words. Thanks so much.


Monday 23rd of May 2022

Wow! You two are so cute. Happy Anniversary and many more years of love! Suzanne P.S. My husband and I have been married for 47 years. What an adventure it is!


Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Suzanne, Yes it is an adventure and congratulations on 47 years.

Jennifer Howard

Monday 23rd of May 2022

Happy Anniversary you crazy kids!!!


Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Thanks so much Jennifer


Monday 23rd of May 2022

Ok, can I just say these throwback photos of you guys made my entire month! I LOVE them so much. 43 years is such a long time to be married and is definitely something to be celebrated and commended. I'm so thankful to have found you because I can't wait to follow along on even more. Thank you bunches for sharing my metal wheelbarrow - it was super sweet of you. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo


Tuesday 24th of May 2022

CoCo, You are just the sweetest. I'm glad those first photo's didn't scare you away. LOL. Thanks for your kind words.