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Dirt Road Adventures – Autumn Decorating

Hey y’all, how was your first week of Fall?

It was a roller coaster ride here in North Carolina.

First, it was warm and I took off to the beach for some girlfriend time.

Then, wouldn’t you know it, the weather shifted and got cool. Therefore, sitting on the beach was not an option.

Girls Trip to Kure Beach, NC - in Wilmington Having Lunch at Indochine Restaurant.
Girls Trip To Kure Beach, NC

However, not to be outdone, we managed to find some great restaurants and did a little retail therapy.

Then the trip was cut short due to Hurricane Ian, and we got the heck out of there before the rain!

Ironically, our beach area had only minor damage while the storm came inland through the middle of the NC. Personally, we appear to have only minor tree damage.

There are lots of limbs to be picked up but no significant trees down on our property.

Brad isn’t happy that the pool is full of leaves as well.

However, the power went out at 8:00 pm on Friday evening; this was the outage map on Saturday morning.

The circle with the 4 inside is our house. Yikes. We are praying for all those linemen working overtime this weekend.

We are certainly praying for the folks in the storm’s path who were not as fortunate. It’s heartbreaking to see the damage in Florida.

By the way, the power was finally reestablished at 5:00 PM on Saturday. Although it wasn’t 24 hours, it felt much longer. LOL

Thanks so much for all the messages and well wishes on social media.

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

This week we are looking back at Fall Decorating Inspiration for Fall Front Porch Decorating and a Farmhouse Home Tour for Fall. Plus, fall DIY Projects and tutorials that I shared on the blog.

In Case You Missed It

This first week of Autumn was filled with so much inspiration on the blog. I was involved in two Fall Blog Hops, and you are going to love all the tours.

First was the Front Porch Tour, and I was joined by 11 talented bloggers sharing their autumn porch decorating tips.

11 Best Cozy Front Porch Ideas for Fall to create comfortable seating areas for outdoor living spaces.
11 Best Cozy Front Porch Ideas for Fall

Then the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour included 30 talented decorators opening their homes to share fall inspiration.

Industrial Farmhouse Fall Home Tour overhead view from the loft.  Pops of burnt orange and blues for Autumn Decorating.
Industrial Farmhouse Fall Home Tour

In addition, I shared three different DIY Projects that are all budget-friendly and super easy to make.

I look forward to sharing more fall inspiration with you this week.

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 thought this Fall Pumpkin Garland that Jennifer shared was just adorable.

Jennifer’s Pumpkin Garland

Michelle updated a moss wreath for fall and it looks amazing.

Moss Wreath Updated for Fall with foraged materials and raffia.
Michelle’s Moss Wreath Updated for Fall

Robyn shared this cute Pumpkin Arrangement.

Robyn’s Pumpkin Arrangement

Kim shared this great fall wreath tutorial.

Pampas Grass DIY Fall Wreath.
Kim’s DIY Fall Wreath

I don’t do a lot of decorating for Halloween. However, Deb’s idea is just the best.

Deb’s Halloween Eye Balls

I always love to check out what Kristin is reading.

Here is another Pampas Grass Fall Wreath

Don’t miss these tips for decorating with dried hydrangeas for fall.

Here is another fabulous Fall Home Tour.

Check out this air fryer recipe! What a creative idea!

You’ll want to save – How To Plant Bulbs in Fall for Spring Blooms

Don’t miss this off-the-charts coastal bathroom.

Great Deals This Week!

Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home has written a book, and my copy just arrived. She is so talented, and since I’ve been without power, I have enjoyed reading every page without interruption.

All I can say is wow! You will love the attention to detail and Leslie’s creative ideas. Get your copy here.

Have I told you how much we love our mattresses from Sweet Night? They are so so comfortable and they are on sale.

They are having a 50% sale on pillows and accessories.

Check out their 35% off mattress sale before it ends.

Mattress Sale – 35% off

See Fall Candles by Antique Candle Co.

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Tuesday 4th of October 2022

Rachel, so sorry your girls' trip was cut too short. The important thing you got home safely before the mess all started. So glad you all are safe from the storm. Thankfully, we just have one tree down but never loss power.


Wednesday 5th of October 2022

Tammy, I'm so glad. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Glad you only had limbs and branch5 my Prayers was with anyone Ian was going to hit too.....Places will have a big clean up sad for the up coming Hoildays......Like Kentuckys flooding and winter coming on ......I 🙏🙏for people to warm ...... love reading your Emails and see what your up to next......,Thank You for sharing


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Eva, I appreciate your kind words. You so many in need of prayers.


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

So glad you were able to get in a bit of girl time in before the hurricane blew through, Rachel. I'm also glad you didn't have a lot of damage either. Even though we've been through many, many hurricanes it's always so creepy to be without power at night because you can hear the wind and the rains but you can't see what kind of damage they're causing. I'll be so happy when hurricane season is officially over. Until then, I'll be reading these fabulous links in between clearing out tree and yard debris right along side you guys. Hugs, CoCo


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

CoCo, Yes, I agree. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Love the pic of you with your friends! Sorry your trip was cut short and I’m glad you didn’t get hit badly with Ian! Thanks for sharing my bulbs post!


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Thanks so much Stacy and you are welcome.


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Love reading about all your adventures and the sweet finds and decor you and fellow crafters create! I have been trying to repurpose all the lovely junk left in my parents home place. Between cleaning out and 'saving' (see hoarding according to my adult children) it has been a trial. They want to dump or burn, I want to salvage and ne'er the twain...however I have found ways to hoard the most prized, lol. Bring a momma for over 40years had it's sneakyness (new word?). Anyhoo I have family in Florida and North Carolina (all safe as of this morning) so my prayers have been hot and heavy for everyone. So glad to hear y'all are safe and sound ♥️ Keep giving us these wonderful ideas and I promise at some point I'll sneak out the materials and make something to surprise my offspring. I'm slowly indoctrinating them to the truth of if momma ain't happy she don't make their favorite desserts!!! 😂🤣 Love your blog and ideas, keep'em coming!!


Sunday 2nd of October 2022

Shirley, I'm so glad you are saving some of those treasures. It's so hard trying to decide what to save and what to get rid of. Just about the time you let something go, it's the hottest thing.