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Dirt Road Adventures – A Busy Week

Welcome to this week’s Dirt Road Adventures as we look back at everything happening behind the scenes and on the blog. It was such a busy week, and I have so much to share. I can’t wait for you to see all the inspiration I found from my blogging friends and more.

We began the week at our beach cottage as we are continuing with our renovations and remodeling projects.

We did some thrift store and vintage shopping in South Port, NC, and I’ll share all the details soon.

After returning home, more vintage shopping and a fun Cinco de Mayo evening out with friends.

I can’t wait to share all the adventures with you.

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

First, on Monday, we replaced the 1940s front door. This was an interesting project since the house is anything but square.

However, we finally installed the door, and all the hardware in place.

On Tuesday, we added the trim work and paint. It’s such an improvement, and once again, we used a lot of chalk to hide our inexperience. We should have bought stock in the chalking industry before beginning this remodel. LOL

Dirt Road Adventures - new front door at the beach cottage.

You may enjoy looking back at the Beach Cottage Before and After or How To Make the GPS Coordinates Nautical Address Sign.

Thrifting Adventures

Before returning home, we spent the day in South Port, NC. It’s just a ferry ride from our beach cottage.

The was spent exploring all the thrift stores and vintage shops in this quaint little historical coastal town. We had Rudy with us but found a great waterfront restaurant that allowed him on their enclosed patio.

I will share more of our adventures in South Port in an upcoming blog post.

However, in the meantime, here are a few of the best deals I brought home.

I have been searching for blue water goblets and love these. Once I spied these vintage spice jars, they were too cute to pass up.

Upon further inspection, the spice jars are Delft, and the spice labels are in Dutch. I’m still researching, but if anyone has any insight into the cute jars, I’d appreciate your input.

I’ve translated the spice labels and have salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, paprika, bay, and laurel jars.

Upon returning home, my friend and I attended the last barn sale at Chartreuse Barn. We are so sad for these sales to end.

I could only grab a couple of items because it was well-attended, and the lines were incredibly long.

The great basket and vintage linens were from Rust Bunnies. They also have another location that I hope to visit soon.

One last stop before heading home yielded this copper kettle and a few other trinkets for less than $5.00 at Habitat ReStore.

The Habitat ReStore also had this very interesting Soap Box Derby Car. It will be a great find for someone.

Soap Box Derby Car at a Thrift Store.

Meanwhile on the Dirt Road

While I was out thrifting with the gals, Brad was working hard. He opened the pool for the season. YAY! Plus, he spread pine needles around our landscape.

On Saturday, I transplanted daylilies and worked on the area beside the outdoor kitchen. It was overdue for a refresh.

I just hope everything lives. LOL

In Case You Missed It

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

Wait until you see this amazing Office Makeover.

This method of reviving old, tarnished silver sounds easy.

Need kitchen organization? Check out these pro tips.

You’ll love these 27 Soothing Water Features for your yard.

I love this Lamp Makeover.

Planning a graduation party? Don’t miss this clever party idea.

Y’all, I included Lavender in my 10 Best Herbs to Grow yesterday. However, I’ve not had much success with this herb. I just read All About Lavender and can’t wait to try these tips.

Have you ever thought about building a Pollinator Garden? Check out why you should.

What’s In My Cart

I’ve done more thrifting this week than buying new items. However, here are a few things that came in the mail and that I still have in my cart.

I am in love with my new Brush Dryer.

This leave-in conditioner is wonderful.

I just ordered my third container of Collagen Peptides Powder. I began using it for my nails, and I can already see such an improvement. I add it to my coffee each morning and can’t taste it.

I’m still waiting to receive these Bamboo Pajamas. Obviously, they are getting a lot of orders.

Brad is also spraying this goose repellant in the front yard this weekend.

I hope you are having the best weekend. I look forward to sharing more adventures with you this week.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 13th of May 2023

So much inspiration this week Rachel.


Monday 15th of May 2023

Kim, Thank you.


Thursday 11th of May 2023

Such a fun week, Rachel! I love the new door and trim, it looks amazing and I'm excited you guys have the pool open for the season too. Love all your treasures from the week and can't wait to dive into these links. Thanks so much for sharing my silverware trick. Hugs, CoCo


Thursday 11th of May 2023

CoCo, Thanks for stopping by and you are very welcome.

AnnMarie | Simply2Moms

Sunday 7th of May 2023

Love those blue glasses!! Thanks for sharing our blog post this week.


Monday 8th of May 2023

AnnMarie, You are so welcome.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 7th of May 2023

Oops, I hit send, thank you for all of your inspiration, love your blue glasses.


Monday 8th of May 2023

Wendy, I appreciate you for stopping by.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 7th of May 2023

Enjoying your post this Sunday morning! I have been under the weather again... I can't seem to stay well for over a few days lately. I guess my grand kids are g dishes. ugh


Monday 8th of May 2023

Wendy, I'm sorry you are not well. I hope things settle down soon.