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Dirt Road Adventures – Christmas Tours 2022

Happy December! This week kicked off the busiest time of the year and started with lots of Christmas Inspiration.

Here is a look back at all the tours, Christmas decorating ideas, DIY projects, and some behind-the-scenes.

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We returned home after the Thanksgiving Weekend to finish decorating and prepare for our holiday entertaining.

The living room and kitchen received their final touches. Next was the porch which I’ll be sharing with you next week.

Decorating the porch for Christmas.

I had a day of shopping and lunch with my daughter.

In addition, we are adding a new sofa to our beach cottage, and I’m working on finding pillows.

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

In Case You Missed It

Here is a look at the blog posts from the week, in case you missed it.

How To Fold Paper Christmas Trees for Tree Ornaments or Garland

Warning, this project is addictive. You’ll be looking at paper in a whole new way.

How To Make Paper Folded Christmas Trees for ornaments, garland or standing trees.  Cheap decorating ideas.

Christmas Ideas for A Farmhouse Kitchen Tour

This might be my favorite year! The kitchen has slowly filled with collected treasures on my thrifting adventures. Combined with the Christmas touches, it’s just the right amount of industrial cozy this year.

Industrial Farmhouse Kitchen Christmas Decorating Ideas Tour.  Vintage Copper and foraged ideas.  Sustainable Budget-friendly decor.

9 Creative Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

I joined 8 talented bloggers to share more Christmas Tree Decorating ideas.

9 Best Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas for Sustainable and Budget-friendly Holiday Decorating.

Farmhouse Living Room Christmas Tour

As I finished the final decorations for the living room, I decided to give you a quick tour of the neutral space.

Farmhouse Living Room Christmas Tour with Vintage and DIY Budget-Friendly Decorating ideas for the holidays.

How To Make A Floral Garland with Coffee Filters

One of my favorite DIY hacks. The original inspiration was available at Ballard Designs and I made this version for a fraction of the cost.

Coffee Filter Craft - DIY Floral Garland for Table Centerpiece or for mantel

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

My friend Stacy shared her beautifully decorated flocked tree and I’m loving the colors.

Neutral Decorations for a Flocked Christmas Tree

I’ve been crushing on pink Christmas decor this year but can’t make it work with my farmhouse style. However, I’m loving it in other people’s homes, and you have to see my friend CoCo’s mantel ideas.

Pastel Pink Mantel Decorating for Christmas

You have to see my friend KariAnne’s nutcracker-themed bedroom.

Nutcracker Inspired Christmas Bedroom Ideas

Check out this home tour if you love simple and elegant Farmhouse style. It’s just beautiful.

Do you want your outdoor spaces to make a good first impression? Check out these tips.

This Spinach Quiche Recipe sounds so good.

Have you decorated your tree? If not, be sure to check out these step-by-step tips.

You will love this vintage sleigh makeover.

This Christmas Dip sounds so easy, and I can’t wait to try it.

What’s In My Cart

Antique Candle Co. extended their Cyber Monday Sale – Up to 50% off here.

Antique Candle co. Sale

Coming Soon….

Next week is filled with more holiday inspiration including…

  • Holiday Cookie and Treat Exchange
  • Porch Tour and Inspiration
  • Industrial Loft Tour
  • The Best Gift Wrap Ideas Including How to make the perfect bow.

I hope you have the best Sunday and a great week.


Monday 12th of December 2022

Thank you so much for sharing my little sled. That was super sweet of you to do! Merry Christmas!!


Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Kim You are so welcome. I love it.


Tuesday 6th of December 2022

Your holiday home posts have been inspirational as always, Rachel! It's so much fun to see what you're up to and what you're creating each week. Your ideas constantly blow me away and I'm thankful you share your talents with us. Thanks so much for including my step-by-step guide to decorating a holiday mantel. It's super sweet of you! Big hugs, CoCo


Friday 9th of December 2022

Thanks so much and you are welcome.


Tuesday 6th of December 2022

It was a fun week of tours! Thanks so much for sharing my flocked tree! Glad you had a great week!


Friday 9th of December 2022

You are so welcome.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Tuesday 6th of December 2022

Rachel, your Sunday posts are always filled with such goodies! Thank you for sharing my post on Making a Good First are the best! Now I’m off to try my hand at making paper trees!


Friday 9th of December 2022

Mary, watch out because they are addictive. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 4th of December 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I wish I could join you this week on the porch decorating. We need snow here😂😂


Monday 5th of December 2022

Ann, This has been a crazy year.