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Dirt Road Adventures – Beach Week

Hey friends! Happy Sunday!

We have spent the week at the Beach Cottage to finalize all of our renovations for the time being.

It was so exciting to look back at all the before and after photo’s. This was my favorite!

If you missed seeing all the details, including the before and after photos, of our 460 sq. ft. Cottage Renovations, click here.

While we were at the cottage this past week, we were fortunate to spend some time with our friends and I even got some Thrifting with the Gals accomplished.

My friend and I went to a new (to me) shop, Junky Monkey in Wilmington. I found several pieces for the beach cottage as well as a few for the farmhouse. The copper pitcher and brass sail boat were especially fun finds. However, the crock was probably the best deal of the day.

Then my husband and I stopped by the Habitat ReStore and found a cutting board, vintage grater and vase all for only $6.00.

While my husband and I were on our daily walk, I discovered this crate in a construction dumpster. Fortunately it was very light weight and we were not far from the cottage because home with me it came.

Can you guess how I plan to use it?

What would you do with it?

Finally, I enjoyed a fun a girls lunch date with more friends from the Wilmington area.

Just look at the view we enjoyed while dining at The Sailfish Fish Seafood Restaurant in Wilmington, NC

The meal was delicious as well.

And of course, we enjoyed a little more retail therapy before heading back to the beach house.

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

Although I wasn’t on the Dirt Road this past week, lots of things were happening here on the blog.

In Case You Missed It

I started with the Pier Refresh featuring new cushions and accessories from the Christmas Tree Shops.

Then I shared How to Fold a Napkin into a Bow Tie and these adorable DIY Burlap Napkin Rings made from scraps.

And of course the completed Beach Cottage Renovations.

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

Meeghan at Cali Girl In a Southern World shared these gorgeous DIY Gold Leaf Vases inspired by a much more expensive Anthropology version. I can’t wait to make some.

DIY gold leaf vase styled with Spring flowers on a tray with a bunny figurine, books, and candles.

Debra at Common Ground blows me away with her creative ideas. See how she decorated this Vintage Wicker Florist Basket for Easter.

This cute centerpiece is just one of the ideas shared in Spring Dining Room Ideas – by: She Gave It A Go

More This and That

See this cute Rainbow Butterfly Wreath – Tater Tots and Jello

This Simple Easter Table in the Garden Shed – Seeking Lavender Lane

How to Divide Dahlia Tubers for Spring – Shiplap and Shells

3D Paper Easter Egg Ornaments – Postcards from the Ridge

How to Refinish a Wood Table in Less than an Hour – Dabbling and Decorating

Such a cute Sunroom for Spring – Noting Grace

What a refreshing Hutch Styled for Spring – Songbird Blog

It’s amazing what paint can accomplish – Family Room Makeover in 1850 Farmhouse – Stacy Ling

Dollar Tree Easter Bunny Eggs – Southern Crush at Home

Deals this Week!

Check out Sweet Night Globals Easter Sale –Here– Get an additional 5% off with code: RHARPER

After sleeping on the new mattress all week, we were sold on all the great features.

Dreamy memory foam mattress-SweetNight

Antique Candle Co. – New Spring Scents have arrived and Country Pear is 15% off with Free Shipping. In addition, check out the Sample Packs that are on Sale. To shop all the deals, click here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.


Thursday 24th of November 2022

Just joined your blog - you’ve been working hard & sending you both a Happy Thanksgiving - looking forward to more posts👍


Monday 28th of November 2022

Michelle, I'm so happy to have you along. Thanks so much.

Thrifting with the Gals in Wilmington NC - The Ponds Farmhouse

Thursday 21st of April 2022

[…] all brought home several great deals. You might remember seeing my haul on Dirt Road Adventures that week. I’ve already found a use for every […]


Friday 8th of April 2022

Those were some lucky finds! Your cottage looks lovely. Thank you for sharing my spring decorated hutch.


Friday 8th of April 2022

Marianne, I appreciate this so much. You are so welcome.


Friday 8th of April 2022

Marianne, you are very welcome. I'm so glad you stopped by today.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Tuesday 5th of April 2022

I love that you had some girl time. It looks like you had so much fun, Rachel! You deserve some downtime at the beach after all the work you've been doing on your beach cottage. Thank you for sharing my dahlia tuber post.


Wednesday 6th of April 2022

You are so welcome.


Monday 4th of April 2022

It looks like you guys had so much fun! Honestly, after all the hard work you've done on the beach cottage, you totally deserve some time off to rest, relax and vaycay. I love all the thrifted things you've found and excited to see your girl squad. You guys are all so cute! Sending you lots of hugs for a happy week, CoCo


Monday 4th of April 2022

CoCo, I appreciate your interest in our project. Thanks for all the sweet compliments.