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Dirt Road Adventures – Another Travel Week

Y’all we just got home last Monday from the beach and I’m already packed for another trip. This time I’m headed to Atlanta for the Haven Conference for Bloggers. This will be my first time attending, however I did attend virtually in 2020.

I’m so excited to learn more about being a successful blogger but even more excited to meet up with so many friends that I’ve teamed up with for blog hops and other collaborations.

I feel as though we have forged great friendships although I’ve never actually met most of them in person. These ladies are some of the most generous and encouraging people I know.

So get ready because when I return, I’ll be busting with excitement and new ideas to share with you.

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

One of the weeks highlights was a Free Concert in the Bicentennial Park, Downtown Asheboro. The band was Rumors ATL, a Fleetwood Mac Cover band. We had a wonderful dinner and got to see everyone in Asheboro. LOL. It was a huge crowd and so much fun.

In addition, we had the cutest fisherman join us for a little fishing and this is just 1 of the 3 huge bass he caught.

In Case You Missed It

This is one of my favorite posts. You will gain so much inspiration about creating an intentional home from all these talented ladies.

5 Tips to Create An Intentional Home

In addition, I shared this Easy Spray Paint Update and how I used them on this inspired picnic table setting.

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

I just loved this photo from my friend Stacy at Bricks N Blooms. I need one of those gators! LOL. Stacy shares the best tips for gardening and I found The Best Treatment for Poison Ivey so helpful. BTW, I’m so excited to be spending next week with Stacy at Haven!

Another friend that I’m excited to spend time with next week is Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm. She shared this yummy Fresh Berry Dessert that I can’t wait to try.

Simply 2 Mom’s, Anne & AnnMarie shared this helpful post on Shopping for College Dorm Rooms. I’m excited to be catching a ride to Atlanta with these talented bloggers from NC.

shopping cart full of dorm room essentials

My friend CoCo shared this summer journey’s end house tour and it’s so beautiful.

My favorite trip was when we traveled to Italy and I’m reliving aspects of that trip through my friend Kim. You must see Kim’s Highlights from her trip to Italy & Greece

Maine is on my bucket list of places to visit and I’m taking notes from my friend Molly’s Blog. She shared the Best Little Lobster Shack in Maine.

Kelly shared these Easy Ways to Add Vintage Decor for Summer.

I loved Heidi’s idea for Stove Top Potpourri.

Check out this fun Dinner Party at Lake by Karin.

Who doesn’t love a before and after. Mary shared all these amazing home transformations.

My friend Ann shared this cute idea to use old license plates.

Ice Cream and Summer just go together so why not throw an Ice Cream Party like my friend Kristin did here.

What’s in my Cart

Y’all know that I stocked up on several deals this past week. I shared this Prime Day shopping list which included many items that I already own. But there were a few deals I couldn’t resist.

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Sale Sale Sale

In addition, I received a sneak peek of the new fall candles from Antique Candle Co. this week. Can you believe that we are gearing up for fall already. Yikes.

But the best news is you can still take advantage of their summer sale. 30% off plus an additional 10% off select candles and accessories. PLUS FREE SHIPPING in the US.

Check out the sale here – sale ends 7/17.

Although I’ll be traveling most of the week, I have some great post ready to share. So stay tuned.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Thursday 28th of July 2022

Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for sharing my blog post! I can't wait for you to visit Maine one day! So much great inspiration in this post! That outdoor concert sounds like it was fun. I love Fleetwood Mac!


Friday 29th of July 2022

Molly, They are really a great tribute band if you ever get a chance to see them. Thanks for your kind words.


Monday 25th of July 2022

Thank you so much for sharing our home tour, Rachel, I really appreciate it! I'm so excited you guys were able to spend lots of time at the beach and you'll be able to enjoy Haven too. I've been 3 times and getting to meet all the other bloggers was my favorite part. Can't wait to hear how it all went. Big hugs and safe travels, CoCo


Monday 25th of July 2022

CoCo, I appreciate this.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 22nd of July 2022

Oh, Rachel, that is one cute little fisherman! I so wish I was going to see you and Stacy at Haven. I will have to make an effort to go one of these years. I know you are going to have so much fun. Thank you so much for featuring my Europe trip, my friend.


Friday 22nd of July 2022

Kim, thanks and your welcome. So far the trip to Atlanta has been wonderful. I hope we can meet here sometime!

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 17th of July 2022

Rachel, safe travels to Haven. I've never been as it always seems to be the week my family takes a vacation...however, not this year. We are home with our big dog, Cooper who is not doing well. But enjoy and I look forward to hearing all about it. Thank you too for sharing my Before and After photo post. I'm going back now to read the post about creating an intentional home...missed it somehow. Have fun in Haven!


Monday 18th of July 2022

Mary, I'm so excited and I wish you were going to be there. I'd love to meet you.


Sunday 17th of July 2022

Rachel have so much fun at Haven! I'll be following along and vicariously living through you! Thanks for sharing my post too, you are always so kind!


Monday 18th of July 2022

Kelly, Thanks so much and I wish you were going to be there.