Today’s Dirt Road Adventures is all about Baking, Decorating, Thrifting, DIY – and a little road trip adventure – Oh My!
So much I want to share and so little time.
The week flew by, and BTW, Brad and I are both feeling much better. I appreciate all the well wishes from last week.
You know, I guess god knew I needed a break and time to rest.
By the end of the week, we were climbing the walls, and a road trip was just what the Doctor ordered.
I’m feeling the old creative spark again and can’t wait to share some of my new ideas in the coming weeks.
But first, let’s take a look back and share come inspiration.
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This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
The week started with us still quarantined in the house. Thankfully, we were almost back to normal by the weekend.
A Unique Dining Experience – Road Trip
Have you ever had a meal that was so good and unexpected you felt like you could still taste it over a decade later?
My daughter and I had one such experience!
We were working in the middle of nowhere!
It was a country store with a grill and a chalkboard list of specials.
We have been talking about finding that country story again for almost twelve years.
Well, after being cooped up in the house for two weeks, my husband and I decided a road trip was in order.
I remembered the general area next to a river and an old mill.
After several google searches, I felt confident we’d found it and were happy to see it was still thriving.
I was concerned that the hour-plus drive would be a disappointment, especially to Brad, since I’d raved about that sandwich for years.
Saxapahaw General Store – Your Local 5-Star Gas Station – Didn’t Disappoint
It was almost exactly as I remembered with a small amount of seating inside to store.
However, the menu was much more extensive, as were the lines of people waiting to place their orders.
I can’t say it’s the same sandwich, but the Beef Brisket on homemade bread tasted as I remembered. Brad got the short-rib sandwich and loved it.
I recommend you check out this unique dining venue if you are ever in the area and want a great meal.
You can read more about this 5-Star Gas Station on its website.
We arrived early before the crowd and were able to snag a table inside. However, they also have a nice patio seating area that a few brave souls occupied when we left.
Finally, we walked around the renovated areas of the old mill and were happy to see more thriving businesses in what was once a mill town.
I love seeing areas like this restored into unique venues.
In Case You Missed It
First, I shared a couple of super easy recipes to start the week. Both of these are family favorites, and I hope you like them.
After finally getting the farmhouse decorated for Winter, I shared some tips for making your home warm and cozy on this Budget-Friendly Winter Farmhouse Tour.
Have you ever made Paper Roses? I am obsessed with making these Vintage Book Page Roses.
They are easy, and I’m thinking of all the ways I can use them in my decor.
We were excited to share our first Thrifting with the Gals series for 2023. The Thrifted Valentine’s Decor Ideas combines vintage finds and simple DIY projects.
Finally, I shared a favorite DIY Candle Holder Centerpiece Idea with a full tutorial.
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
Y’all know I couldn’t resist a good Thrift Store post. Clever KariAnne shared Thrift Store Finds: Decorating & Styling A Hutch
Y’all know I’m a sucker for a fun makeover! You must check out Mary’s before and after cute bistro set update!
My friend Stacy shared the Secret to Watering Houseplants and Keeping Them Alive.
My super creative friend Jennifer showed us How To Make Moss Branches. I love these.
I’ve pinned all these Coastal Winter Decorating Ideas.
I didn’t know what Hygge meant, but now I want to Incorporate these Simple Ways To Hygge at Home.
I love this vintage cabinet update.
Don’t miss this Amazing Pinecone Wreath.
Check out the thrifted finds along the way to Saxapahaw!
See how I decorated the porch for Valentine’s for Cheap with a couple thrifted finds.
Don’t miss this months Supper Club – Book Club Brunch Tables, Recipes and Menus
How To Decorate Cabinet Tops