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Dirt Road Adventures – Another Girls Beach Trip

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – Another Girls Beach Trip. Each Sunday, we review all the exciting events behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This weekly recap ensures you don’t miss any of our adventures.

With fall fast approaching, we had to squeeze in another girl’s beach trip, and we barely made it.

The weather was perfect when we arrived, and we were able to spend time on the beach, a little shopping, and perfect outdoor lunches.

However, on Friday morning, we were rushing to outrun tropical storm, Ophelia, rushing to the shores of North Carolina.

All the girls scattered, and everyone made it home with little more than a sprinkle of rain.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

We began our trip at our beach cottage and ended the trip at Sunset Beach, NC. This was my first trip to my friend’s home at Sunset Beach, and I loved the area.

We enjoyed visiting Host and Graze. It was the perfect little wine and charcuterie shop, and the owner, Lindsay, was just adorable. You’ll want to stop in if you are ever in the area.

In Case You Missed It

The week on the blog was filled with Fall decorating and Budget DIY projects!

Fall Magnolia Wreath with preserved golden leaves.

How To Preserve Magnolia Leaves To Make A Rustic Fall Wreath

If you love a wreath with magnolia leaves, get ready for the easiest tutorial on how to make a magnolia wreath ever. It only takes an hour, and it’s almost free to make.


5 Ways to Decorate a large farmhouse porch for fall

5 Easy Ways To Decorate A Large Farmhouse Porch For Fall

Fall is the best time for porch sitting, and creating a cozy and inviting farmhouse porch is at the top of my decorating list. Are you looking for fall ideas for your front porch? Keeping everything cozy when decorating a large farmhouse porch can be challenging. However, after six years I have several large front porch ideas to share with you. Whether your front porch is large or small, these farmhouse front porch ideas are guaranteed to help you create a cozy farmhouse porch for fall.


red geraniums - how to save geraniums and ferns overwinter successfully.

Best Tips to Save Geraniums and Ferns Over Winter Successfully

Do you want to save money on Spring plants next year? Check out the best tips for overwintering geraniums and overwinter ferns to save them for next Spring. Here are the tips and materials you will need to overwinter some favorite plants. Plus, see how to prepare for spring blooms by planting bulbs.


How To transform thrifted Flips into Pottery Barn Inspired Decor.

How To Transform Thrifted Flips Into Pottery Barn Inspired Decor

Are you a Pottery Barn Fan with a Thrift Store budget? You will be amazed at how you quickly make a thrifted flip into a Pottery Barn Dupe, and I’m sharing all my secrets.


6 Easy Ways to Decorate a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Frame for 2023 Fall Decorating.

6 Easy Ways to Decorate A Dollar Tree Pumpkin Frame – 2023

Are you a Dollar Tree junky? I can’t resist filling my cart with seasonal decor, such as this years Dollar Tree pumpkin frames. Dollar Tree Crafts DIY projects are a great way to add a festive touch to your home for fall without spending a lot of money. Here are six Dollar Tree Craft ideas to easily decorate a Dollar Tree pumpkin frame.


Adventures Off The Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

There are so many wonderful blog posts each week, 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

Looking for a unique pumpkin idea? Check out CoCo’s Simple Flower Pumpkin DIY.

Plus, these DIY black terra cotta pumpkins are so fun for Halloween.

Did I tell you I love KariAnne Wood’s new book? Check out her 10-Minute Decorating Ideas available here.

My friend Jennifer loves to use her gardening skills to create beautiful home decor. See this DIY Garden Wreath she made for Fall.

I have some huge Hosta plants and got so many helpful tips from Stacy’s How to Divide Hosta Like A Pro.

You can also pre-order Stacy’s Easy Flower Gardening Book now.

Brad and I visited Butchart Gardens several years ago, and it was the most amazing experience. Kim shared images from her visit and other boat trip experiences on her Saltwater Sounds Weekly Boating Travels to Canada.

Thrifted Finds

I was only able to spend a small amount of time thrifting this week, but I did find two new treasures.

I added a new, perfectly imperfect book and a deer skeleton antler to my vintage collection.

I can’t wait to share my plans for the deer antlers this Christmas.

Thrifted Finds - Deer Antler Skeleton and vintage book on a deconstructed chair with drop cloth faux grain sack cover.

In My Cart

Most of my purchases this week are for DIY and Craft Projects. Plus, I have some great porch decorating decor I used this year. Click on the images below to shop.


Tuesday 26th of September 2023

So glad you guys all had a chance to get together and there wasn't too much damage from Ophelia. I swear I will be SO glad when hurricane season is over. Thank you so much for sharing my simple pumpkin DIY. I really appreciate it. It's been a SLOW and LONG recovery from Covid and Strep so it was such a sweet surprise. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo


Tuesday 26th of September 2023

CoCo, I'm so glad you are feeling better. Thanks for stopping by.

Jennifer Howard

Monday 25th of September 2023

Thanks for sharing my wreath! I was wondering about you and the storm! We only got a little bit of rain from this one.


Monday 25th of September 2023

Jennifer You are welcome. Glad you were safe as well.