Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures. Here’s a look back at all things happening last week and behind the scenes of our annual Mother/Daughter Beach Trip.
A few behind-the-scenes adventures, all things on the blog “in case you missed it.” Some inspiration from around the web, what I’ve been shopping for, and what’s coming soon.
For most of this week, I’ve been at the beach cottage with my daughter. We have an annual ritual of spending time together to celebrate her birthday and Mother’s Day, which are both in mid-May.
However, weather and other circumstances have delayed our trip until last week.
Although a little windy, it was a great time to be at the beach.
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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road
This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
When Jennifer and I are at the beach alone, there’s always lots of beach time, reading, and porch sitting.
Dining in Wilmington, NC
But first, I wanted to share some of the new dining experiences and places her dad and I have discovered recently.
Unfortunately, time didn’t allow for more than one trip to Wilmington, so Jennifer picked the spot.
We had lunch at The Half and then went to the Edward Teach Brewery, which is just around the corner in the Brooklyn Arts District of Wilmington, NC.
The Half is a quirky 1,000 sq. ft. restaurant featuring delicious sandwiches and beer.
As you travel down the historical brick street, you’ll know you are getting close to your destination because both sides of the street are packed with vehicles.
Thankfully, this tiny dining spot has an enclosed back patio with picnic tables to expand its dining experience.
Come hungry or plan to take half home for dinner, which is what we did.
Thrift Store Shopping
Although Jennifer isn’t the thrift store junky I am, I convinced her to make a quick stop at the Mission Rescue Center Thrift Store.
This was my second trip, and both times I’ve come home with some great deals.
A little vintage copper and silver were added to my collections. Plus.. brand new grilling planks for Brad.
We also walked every day and took a stroll on the Kure Beach Pier. The Pier has been family owned since 1923. You can see banners along the pier celebrating 100 years.
We traveled back home on Saturday to celebrate Father’s Day at The Ponds. The weather has warmed up, and the pool has also. Thankfully, we were able to spend some time by the pool, played corn hole, and enjoyed an Old Fashioned Father’s Day Celebration just like I shared with you last month.
Since Edward Peach Brewery is her dad’s favorite, Jennifer was able to pick up a Tee Shirt and some of their Teache’s Peaches beer as a Father’s Day Gift.
In Case You Missed It
Last week’s blog was filled with DIY Projects, Thrifting with the Gals, and Summer Porch Tips.
- How To Build Faux Galvanized Planters for Your Porch
- 15 Ways To Use Ticking Fabric for Decorating and DIY Projects
- The Real Truth About Deconstructing A Chair
- How To Give Kitchen Countertops A New Look With Thrifted Decor.
- 5 Ways to Keep Your Porch Looking Fresh, Clean, and Stylish All Summer
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
Heading out for vacation soon? You’ll want to read Stacy’s tips on How To Care For Plants While On Vacation.
I love all the tips and styling ideas for Vintage Cutting Boards that CoCo shared last week.
My friend Jennifer also shared some great ideas for decorating with thrift store items.
Do you have family recipes that you treasure? See all these brilliant ways to preserve sentimental recipes that Susan shared.
What’s In My Cart
We are in project mode again, so here are the latches we ordered, and they look great. Stay tuned for the tutorial.
I shared these shoes last week, but I’m in love with how comfortable and cute they are.
I’m loving these casual pants for summer.
This fun hat came in handy while at the beach. It’s so comfortable, and even the wind didn’t carry it away.
This umbrella arrived while I was at the beach. Just in time for our Father’s Day weekend by the pool.
These capri sweat pants are so comfortable.
Have you tried these Chunky Granola Bites? I can’t decide which is my favorite, so I’m getting one of each.
- Planning for a Hawaiian Cocktail Party
- The cutest and easiest DIY Napkin Rings
- Burlap placemats tutorial
- Tropical Cocktail recipes and appetizers
- See what we did with our old beach cottage windows.
I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating Father’s Day with all the dad’s in your life.