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Dirt Road Adventures – DIY Weekly

Hey Friends! What a crazy short week it’s was! Do holiday’s totally ruin your schedule? Well, I’m going a little DIY Crazy over here and I’m sharing what I did, plus some of the cutest ideas from my friends.

We were at the beach for Memorial Day Weekend and didn’t get home until late Tuesday. Therefore, it felt like Monday!

My most immediate concern was the garden. After being left alone over a long weekend, everything was still alive. Yay!

Adventures at the end of the dirt Road

My oldest hydrangea plant, which I complain about not having many blooms, is full of blooms this year! It’s going to be gorgeous.

The Bees Balm is standing tall and will be blooming any day now. I can’t wait to watch to hummingbirds and butterflies that are attracted to this, easy to grow, plant. See the link below, from Stacy Ling, for more easy plants that attract butterflies.

The light purple verbena came back strong from last year and the butterflies are already hovering.

Also, standing tall is the Lollipop’s. They are popping up all over the yard. I’m singing “Lollipop lollipop oh, lolli lolli lolli lollipop”. all day long. LOL

My tomato plants had really gotten tall while we were gone. I knew we needed something to support them so we quickly threw together a Garden Obelisk. We used some reclaimed wood from a porch railing. See how easy it was to construct here.

If you missed the salvaged bed frame garden bed post, you can check it out here.

If you missed the Simple Antique Furniture Makeover, you can still check it out here. It’s a perfect solution for a damaged piece when you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money to refinish.

The Vintage Chest is currently being used for display in my mini RaH-Rags Shop downtown Asheboro.

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

Niky at House On Silverado shared this adorable DIY Flag using wine corks. What a fun and creative idea.

Keeping with the patriotic theme, I love how Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate set her table with elegant Red, White & Blue Chinoiserie.

My creative friend Michele, at Vintage Home Design created this fun swan planter and I’m in search of a swan to copy her idea. Isn’t it so fun?

swan planter

Corine at Junk to Gems is so talented and I love these cute rustic patriotic flags she made. See the tutorial here.

Diy Patriotic decor using burlap cut in triangles.  Then painted like a floag and glued to sticks.

Some Gardening Tips

Kim at Shiplap and Shells – Inspired by Blooms June

Stacy Ling Bricks N Blooms – 10 Easy Care Plants that Butterflies Love

Annette at Azure Farm Life – 4 Clever Ways To Use Excess Chicken Eggs

Summer Decorating

Ann at Dabbling & Decorating – When Summer Starts

KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms – 11 Ways to Display Throw Blankets

Jenn at Down Shiloh Road – 5 Tips for Decorating Outdoor Spaces

Bit’s and Pieces

Kristin at White Arrows Home – Summer Reading

Chas at Chas Crazy Creations – How to make a bathroom smell good.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Stay tuned for more DIY and a Fun Tour of the Summer Greenhouse this week. In addition, we are starting a renovation of our guest cottage/mobile home. I can’t wait to take you along. Be sure to watch Instagram Stories for more video coverage.

Y’all have the best Sunday!


Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Rachel your gardens are looking amazing! Love the purple flowers and all of your patriotic decor. I say this all the time but I LOVE YOUR DIYs!!! Thank you so much for featuring my butterfly garden post! It's so fun to see them hangout! xo

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Thursday 10th of June 2021

You are so welcome Stacy


Monday 7th of June 2021

Thank you so much for featuring my tablescape Rachel! I hope you enjoyed your time at the beach! I love your diy garden obelisk. I still haven't gotten the hang of growing anything here in Florida...time will tell!

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Thursday 10th of June 2021

Chloe, I'm sure you will soon have lovely tropical things growing. Thanks for stopping by.

Marlene Stephenson

Sunday 6th of June 2021

Hope you had a great time, love all these posts so inspiring.

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Monday 7th of June 2021

Marlene, Thanks so much for your encouragement. I appreciate you for stopping by.

Chas Greener

Sunday 6th of June 2021

Thank you so very much for the feature Rachel, you are so very sweet. Great shares this week! Hugs!

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Monday 7th of June 2021

Chas, You are so welcome. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Sunday 6th of June 2021

Thanks for the feature Rachel! I appreciate it so much and I j hope you had the best time at the beach❤️☔️

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Monday 7th of June 2021

Ann, Thanks so much sweetie.