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Dirt Road Adventures – April’s Over

Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – April’s Over. Today is a look back at everything happening behind the scenes, on the blog, and around the web. We have a week full of Mother’s Day Planning, and I found some great ideas that will inspire you as you plan your celebrations next month.

Can you believe April is over? The month has flown by, and I thought I’d share some of the highlights of April with you today.

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

We started the week with some much-needed grooming.

Rudy had his appointment on Monday, and he’s looking sharp.

Rudy's new hair cut before the beach trip.

I had my spa day on Tuesday, just before we took off to our beach cottage.

We plan to replace our cottage’s front door this trip, so stay tuned for all the details.

But before the work begins, we enjoyed a little shopping and dining out.

My friend and I checked out this great new-to-us restaurant in Wilmington, NC

We had heard good things about this fun spot, and it didn’t disappoint. Be sure to get the cucumber salad side.

Dirt Road Adventures lunch with a friend at The Kitchen Sink Restaurant in Wilmington, NC

Then Brad and I took Rudy to another fun spot for lunch, Smoke on the Water. It’s an incredible view and a delicious meal.

We always take a stroll along the waterway before heading back to the beach cottage.

In Case You Missed It

The week began with a healthy Beet Salad recipe, and it is SO…. Good! Even if you don’t care for beets, you will surely like this nutrient-packed salad.

Then on Saturday, our Supper Club Series shared a full menu and 10 recipes that are perfect for a Mother’s Day Luncheon or Brunch. To get some new recipe ideas, check out 10 Best Mother’s Day Meal Ideas.

The guest bedroom is filled with vintage and antique family heirlooms. Here are 9 Unique Vintage & Antique Bedroom Ideas.

You don’t want to miss the 6 Mother’s Day Luncheon Table Ideas. There are so many creative ideas this month.

If you are looking for some creative gift ideas for Mother’s Day, I shared 10 Best Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, which include creative DIY projects and other out-of-the-box unique ideas for the perfect gift.

In addition, I found some items online that you might consider. I want to try these bamboo pajamas, and these are my favorite comfy jeans.

See all the gift items here.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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

Everyone can use these tips to get stains out of a rug.

I loved these other vintage bedroom ideas, also.

If you want a new Summer Wreath…..

Do you love to play games? Don’t miss The Best Games for Game Night!

Looking for more unique gift ideas for Mother’s Day?

Some Favorite Thrift Store Finds

While out shopping in Wilmington, my friend and I found these great silver goblets. I love the patina and can’t wait to use them on one of my tablescapes.

thrift Store silver goblets

April was a great thrifting month, and most of my favorite finds were baskets.

These two baskets were both great deals. When you save money on most of your home decor accessories, you can splurge when you find something really special.

Thrift Store Baskets

My favorite find of the month is the harvest basket from The French Farmers Wife. I’m still playing around with where I’ll display it. However, I love it here for now.

Harvest Basket - Favorite Find for April's Over Dirt Road Adventures.

What’s in my cart

Do you get hot during the night? I’m trying these Bamboo Pajamas. I hope they help.

This handle set for our new front door at the beach cottage.

These cute & comfy casual sneakers. I already have them in Black.

This rug for the cottage bathroom.

This rug to replace the one just like it at the beach cottage. I love how it catches all the sand when you walk in the door.

I love these Blue & White Chinoiserie Pillow Covers.

These are lovely as well.

I had to replace my hair dryer brush with this one. I love how it smooths my hair. I also got some of this blowout primer.

See More Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Here.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday 3rd of May 2023

Rudy is the cutest thing ever, Rachel. I love his new haircut. Piper also got groomed this week but unfortunately, it did not go well and she came home with a verbal warning and additional anxiety meds. Let me know when Rudy is ready to give her some tips - she needs it! Thanks so much for sharing my monogrammed stationery gift idea. It's one of our most appreciated and requested gift ideas. Off to catch up on your links and posts. Big hugs, CoCo


Friday 5th of May 2023

CoCo, Rudy is so chill. He's a sweet heart. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 1st of May 2023

So many good shares. A spa day and lunch sounds terrific! Thanks so much for sharing my springtime door basket! Have a good week!


Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Kim, You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 1st of May 2023

So many fun projects you have shared! I can’t wait to try the bamboo Jammie’s. Thank you for sharing my wreath post.


Tuesday 2nd of May 2023

Wendy, You are very welcome.

Anne from Simply2Moms

Sunday 30th of April 2023

Thanks for sharing our game recommendations! 😘😘


Sunday 30th of April 2023

you are welcome.


Sunday 30th of April 2023

The waterway looks so pretty down there! I can’t wait for beach days here. Thanks for sharing my wreath this week.


Sunday 30th of April 2023

You are so welcome.