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Dirt Road Adventures – A Girlfriend Getaway

Happy Sunday Friends! I’m currently at our beach cottage for a girlfriend getaway and having way too much fun.

This is an annual trip planned each year at the end of August and we are celebrating our 5th year of gathering for much needed laughter and making great memories.

I wanted to share a glimpse into our time together as well as share all things happening last week.

Lunch Plates at True Blue in Wilmington, NC. Girlfriend Getaway
Lunch at True Blue Butcher and Barrel, Wilmington, NC

Dirt Road Adventures

Each week on Dirt Road Adventures, I take a look back at all things happening on the blog “in case you missed it”! This past week included a yummy low calorie cocktail recipe, a fun fall basket centerpiece, this mini charcuterie board, a country garden dinner party as well as the full supper club dinner menu. In addition, I found some exciting projects and information around the web that I couldn’t wait to share with you.

Supper Club table with crepe myrtle bloom centerpiece.
Country Garden Dinner Party

Girlfriend Time

Girlfriend are like diamonds
Photo Credit: Your Tango

But getting back to the girlfriends beach weekend! It began on Thursday with some great food and lots of laughter.

The first evening is dinner at a neighbors house and catching up by reminiscing about all of our previous trips.

I worked so hard getting the cookies together that I forgot to clean the flour off my face. LOL

They were actually store bought from Aldi’s and the flour was just a joke.

fun times with girlfriends joking around with flour on my face and a tray of cookies.

However, the rest of the menu was homemade and absolutely delicious.

The next day was filled with a little shopping and naturally included a two hour lunch with more great food at The George, Wilmington, NC.

Girlfriend weekend getaway

Although we had a two hour lunch, we still managed to find room for dinner at one of the true gems of Kure Beach, Freddie’s Italian Restaurant.

One of the highlight of the weekend is our Saturday Brunch party hosted by one of my sweet beach girlfriends. This is a priority each year and there may have been a few Bloody Mary’s consumed. There was definitely lots of fun stories and laughter. Many more memories made for sure.

Bloody Mary Toast at Girlfriend Getaway Weekend.

Today we are sad the weekend is coming to an end, however we are planning a last day lunch at Havana’s. This is another favorite restaurant in Carolina Beach that I previously shared with you on Kure Beach Activities and Adventures.

I’m fortunate to be staying and my hubby will be joining me for the Labor Day Weekend. I’m trying to take advantage of these last days of summer and enjoy our remodeled Beach Cottage.

How To Plan A Girlfriend Getaway?

As I’m writing this I’m so thankful for good friends and fun times. It’s very therapeutic to get away from our routines and spend time with friends.

“It is true that women who have girlfriends that they socialize with regularly are healthier both mentally and physically.”

Even if you can’t plan a girlfriend getaway you can still plan time with girlfriends. Here are a few ways to get much needed girlfriend time.

  • Plan a girls night out for dinner
  • Meet girlfriends for coffee or drinks
  • Go to the movies or a play with girlfriends
  • Take a class together such as a painting class, cooking class, wine appreciation, etc.
  • Put together a game night
  • Start a book club
  • Host a girlfriend brunch

See more about hosting girlfriend time here.

I’m sure you can think of other ways to spend time with friends and I hope you’ll share your thoughts with me.

Plan Girlfriend getaways or girlfriend time to improve your health and well being.
Photo credit: Pinterest

Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

In addition to all the Kure Beach fun, here are a few of the things I shared with you last week.

In Case You Missed It

We started the week with this low calorie tequila cocktail recipe – Ranch Water. If you missed it, be sure to check out this tasty and refreshing drink.

How to add a seasoned rim to cocktail glass

Next, I joined the Pinterest Challenge and created with Basket and Pumpkin Centerpiece for the screened porch. You can see how I managed to use items I already owned to decorate the porch for fall.

Basket and pumpkin centerpiece on screened porch table with orange candles.
Pinterest Challenge – Basket Decorating Ideas

In addition, I added individual mini Charcuterie Board Appetizers to each place setting for our monthly Supper Club Dinner Party. The cute individual boards were so fun and easy to make. See how to make the mini salami rosettes and more.

The highlight of the week was our Country Garden Dinner Party. The old farmhouse and surrounding structures made the perfect backdrop for this Supper Club event.

Country Garden Dinner Party Table Setting for Supper Club

The Garden Party Dinner Recipes and Menu is filled with delicious ideas to help you plan your next dinner menu.

Recipes for Supper Club.

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

Don’t you just love this Dried Grass and Flower Wreath that Jennifer made? See her easy instructions and budget friendly options.

Natural Grass & Dried Flower Wreath

What about this adorable Pinecone Wreath? See Rich and Donna’s easy tutorial for all the details.

Pinecone Wreath.

Wendy has some clever ideas for transforming Dollar Tree Pumpkins.

Dollar tree pumpkin transformed

Sunflowers make me happy and you’ll love this bucket filled with their fun faces.

Check out these great ideas for decorating with neutrals for fall.

I loved this Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Planning

And this guide to Planting Next Years Garden in the Fall

Also, see How to Improve and Organize Wasted Bathroom Space

Don’t miss this easy picture frame transformation.

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

stacy

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Looks like you had a great time!!! Thanks for sharing my post! xoxox

Rachel

Thursday 1st of September 2022

Stacy You are welcome.

CoCo

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

It's really exciting to see how much fun you guys are having! I love that you travel together and make it an annual event. It's so smart to get it on the calendar early too! Thanks so much for sharing my fall planning guide. We totally have to make our own "fall" in Florida but I'm excited to get started. Big hugs, CoCo

Rachel

Thursday 1st of September 2022

CoCo, Thanks for stopping by and it was a pleasure to share your ideas.

Donna Allen

Monday 29th of August 2022

It looks like you had a wonderful time on your girlfriend's getaway! I enjoyed seeing all the fabulous inspiration in this week's post! Thank you so much for including my pinecone flower wreath! Blessings, Donna

Rachel

Tuesday 30th of August 2022

Donna, It's so lovely and it was a pleasure to share it.

Jennifer Howard

Monday 29th of August 2022

Rachel...I laughed out loud at that pic with the flour on your face!! So funny!! Glad you had a good weekend, girlfriends are so important to our mental health!! Thanks for sharing my wreath too!

Rachel

Monday 29th of August 2022

Jennifer, Thanks so much. We had a fun time and it was exactly what we all needed.

Sharon Archer

Sunday 28th of August 2022

Rachel love your post on girlfriend getaway! This will be our 5th getaway from the smoky mountains to the outer banks. We stay for a week to renew our soul and our spirits. From fishing to junking to rides on the ferry or just doing nothing, fresh seafood, drinks and friendships that have lasted a life time.... perhaps we will send you a pic !

Love your post, Sharon

Rachel

Monday 29th of August 2022

Sharon, That sounds amazing. I know you all love the time spent together.