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Dirt Road Adventures – Catching Up From Waco Trip

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – Catching Up From Waco Trip. Each Sunday, we review all the exciting events behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This weekly recap ensures you don’t miss any of our adventures.

Wait until you see my thrifting haul and the great DIY projects for fall I shared. My prime day deals are arriving and I’m sharing my favorites.

I’m getting caught up after a week in Waco, and as promised, I’ll share a little more about the trip.

The Achieve conference was action-packed, but we had time for a bit of fun along the way.

I was so excited to finally visit Magnolia at the Silos and see the sight I have watched on Fixer-Upper for years.

I’ll share some of the shopping adventures as well as all the things happening last week here on the Dirt Road.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the Magnolia Market at the Silos. Here a few views from inside the shop.

The shop has two levels with unique accessories for the whole house. The lower level includes a cute greenhouse with gorgeous florals and great vintage and antique finds.

In addition to the market, the grounds are filled with areas for families to gather. Picnic tables, wide open lawns and food trucks fill the area surrounding the Silos.

The Findery is another great shop with many antique and vintage pieces. They also had a great selection of unique accessories and it’s within easy walking distance to the Silos.

I saw many unique vintage finds but unfortunately, I couldn’t fit them into my suitcase.

Historic Suspension Bridge

The bridge was just across the street from our hotel, and we had a view of it from the restaurant each day.

Completed in 1870, the Suspension Bridge served as a Chisholm Trail crossing, and at the time of its completion, it was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi. 

It’s located at the Riverwalk and is a legendary icon for downtown Waco.

We couldn’t help getting a few photos with the life-size cattle around the entrance of the bridge.

In Case You Missed It

Pulled Pork and Nachos bar. Pork Nachos party. Pulled pork ideas.

How To Set Up A Pulled Pork Nachos Bar: Everything You Need to Know

Do you love casual entertaining ideas? What about planning a Pulled Pork Nachos Party? Today I’m sharing a recipe for Pulled Pork Nachos Bar that is so easy, and your guest will love it. All ingredients are easy to prepare ahead of time for simple entertaining.


Dry Clay DIY Christmas decoration. Snow bird on Chridstmas tree.

Creative Must-Have Christmas Crafts Supplies & Ideas 2023

Let’s get creative this Christmas with a guide to unique Christmas crafts! We’ll show you the must-have Christmas craft supplies and ideas for making unique ornaments, wreaths, and other decor. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crafter, you will find something to inspire you.


DIY Dollar Tree book leaf woodcraft decoration.

DIY OLD Book Leaf with Dollar Tree Woodcrafts For Fall Decor

Have you seen all the great Dollar Tree Woodcraft cutouts? I recently picked up several of their Fall leaves and couldn’t wait to use them in my fall decor. I love using old book pages for DIY projects, and today’s leaf craft combines them with inexpensive Dollar Tree Woodcrafts. I can’t wait for you to see how this project turned out


Pumpkin Pillow made with ribbon. Fall Pumpkin pillow.

How to Make a DIY Pumpkin Pillow with Ribbon A No Sew Craft

Looking for a fun and easy fall craft to make? You can’t have too many Pumpkin Pillows. Am I right? This unique DIY pumpkin pillow is made with craft ribbon and is perfect for beginners because it doesn’t require any sewing. Plus, it’s a great way to add a touch of fall to your home décor.


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

Want to give your porch a touch of Halloween? Jennifer shared these spooktacular ideas.

I can’t wait to try Carol’s Yarn Pumpkin Tutorial. They are so cute and look easy to make.

What would you do with a dusty box of mini liquor bottles? Don’t throw them away until you see how Wendy transformed them.

And speaking of Halloween DIY projects, these are the cutest clay ghosts. I want to make them.

Have you heard that Nepeta helps to repel mosquitos? Check out Stacy’s guide to growing this perennial in your garden.

Renae’s Five Minute French Country Wreath is stunning.

Y’all know I love budget decorating and KariAnne shared 10 Things that you already have to Decorate for Fall.

Cindy shared the cutest Fall Porchette

Wait until you see this storybook style Fall Front Porch by LizMarie

Thrifting Adventures

I was able to fit a little thrifting into my schedule this past week, and here is my tiny haul.

I only spent $14.00 and was really excited about the blue transferware platter and copper kettle.

I also love the little Bible for only 50 cents. And you know I can’t resist a good candlestick.

I’ve already styled the candlestick and Bible on the side table in the living room. The rustic book page pumpkins add a touch of fall to the space. You can see the Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial for details.

What’s in my Cart.

Y’all, the boxes are arriving as I speak. Did you stock up on Prime Deal Days?

So far, I’m not disappointed in anything I purchased.

I love the new skin care items, especially the lip mask.

I got these craft items because I use them all the time. Mod Podge and Fabric glue

These iPhone accessories. Charging Station for iPhone, Watch, and AirPods. Plus, a Magnetic Cordless Phone Charger – perfect for charging on the go.

This cordless rechargeable light is for the beach cottage. And these great little lamps for the outdoor tables.

Finally, I’m loving this chunky sweater.

Click items to shop

Coming Soon

  • Thrifting with the Gals – The Pottery Road Adventure
  • Supper Club Dinner Party
  • Fall Pie Recipes
  • Thrifty Christmas Ideas
  • And more….

Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.


Monday 16th of October 2023

What a wonderful week you had in Waco. It was a whirlwind for me in and out! I had to get back to those grandkids. YOu sure got to experience so much. Thank you for sharing my rusty bottle project.


Tuesday 17th of October 2023

Wendy, Well it was my first trip and I wanted to take it all in. You are welcome.


Sunday 15th of October 2023

Glad that you had such a great time in Waco! I would love to go there one day! And The Findery antique place would really be fun to visit!


Monday 16th of October 2023

Mary-Ann They had some beautiful pieces. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 15th of October 2023

We had the best time in Waco!! I love the pic with the cattle! That might be my favorite one hahahahaha. Miss you! xoxoxo


Sunday 15th of October 2023

Stacy, It was a blast and I'm so happy we were able to make the trip together. I agree with the cattle photo. so fun.