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Dirt Road Adventures – Almost Summertime

Some say Memorial Day is the beginning of the Summer Season!

Pools open and kids are getting out of school.

It’s June and the temps are rising.

My daughter and I certainly enjoyed these first days of June.

We spent a few extra days at the beach for our annual Mother/Daughter beach time. (The one that got rained out around Mother’s Day.)

The weather this past week was great and although summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st., it sure felt like summer.

We spent a lot time reading on the porch and on the sand.

In addition to our beach and reading time, I enjoyed taking her to some of our favorite restaurants and doing a little shopping.

First, True Blue Butcher & Barrel at South Front, Wilmington. Brad and I discovered this great spot when it first opened at this second location in Wilmington.

We love that we can take Rudy with us and stop by often.

Jennifer loved the brussel sprouts as much as I do.

Another favorite is Indochine on Market Street. Wilmington. Not only is the food delicious, but the grounds and decor is amazing. Such a fun spot for lunch or dinner if you’re in the area.

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

First, I shared this GPS Nautical Coordinates Sign that I made for the Beach Cottage. I included how to find your coordinates and make your own sign.

In addition, I shared…

Here’s one minor adjustment that made our Potting Bench more efficient.

I appreciate all the support from my fellow bloggers and this past week several of my blog posts were featured and you can see all the featured posts below.

Karins Kottage Linky Party featured this Patriotic Summer Picnic Ideas.

CoCo’s From The Front Porch and Stacy’s Bricks N Blooms Weekly both featured How to Make a Kraft Paper Tablecloth.

Kristen’s My Neck of The Woods shared my Tips for Hosting a Low Country Boil.

Michele shared my DIY Free Garden Obelisk on her Saturday Morning Gatherings.

KariAnne included this DIY Greenhouse Decor Ideas and Summer Tour on Thistlekeeping!

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

My sweet gardening friend Stacy’s home was nominated for Best Curb Appeal by Cottages and Bungalows Magazine recently. Here Stacy shares her 5 Budget Friendly Tips To Landscaping for Curb Appeal.

1850 farmhouse with front porch and spring flowers including ajuga, ranunculas, with hostas and buckeye tree.

KariAnne’s 11 Ways to Make Your House Look Cuter are so creative.

Don’t miss CoCo’s 64 of the Best Summer Reading List.

You might also like Mary’s Summer Reading List 2022

DIY Seed Starting with Paper Pots from Kippi

Best Tips for Limelight Hydrangea Tree from Kelly

Courtney shared How to Keep Deer from Eating Your Rose Garden.

What about this Blackberry Bourbon Smash Cocktail Recipe from Michelle

What’s In My Cart

These Trappify Hanging Fly Traps.

This Paper Pot Maker is a great way to recycle.

A book I’ve been wanting for some time – Shades of White

I am loving this cooling comforter and you can still save 25% with code 25RACHEL6

Summer Best Sellers – Get a Free Wick Trimmer with $130.00 Purchase – Shop Antique Candle Co.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday 17th of June 2022

Thanks so much for sharing my summer reading list, Rachel, I really appreciate it. Summer is such a great time to slow down and read a good book. Love that you and your daughter got a redo on your time together. It looks like it was so much fun! Hugs and thank yous, CoCo


Friday 17th of June 2022

CoCo, You are so welcome.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 11th of June 2022

So glad you were able to spend some time with your daughter at the beach Rachel. So glad it's June. I'm ready for a lazy summer!


Saturday 11th of June 2022

Yes it was a great time.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

Rachel, thank you so much for featuring my Summer reading list. I have been SO busy and now been called to grand jury duty but I long for a lazy summer day of reading. Love your Sunday post! Keep 'em coming.


Tuesday 7th of June 2022

Your welcome and it was my pleasure. I’ll have to pick out some to read. Good luck on the jury. Hope it’s not too time consuming

Wendy McMonigle

Monday 6th of June 2022

I just love reading about all of your adventures on the dirt road. I too love brussel sprouts. And your potting bench hack is fabulous. Way to go Rachel.


Monday 6th of June 2022

Thank you Wendy, I appreciate that.