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Dirt Road Adventures: Enjoy Your Mother’s Day

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures: Enjoy Your Mother’s Day! This is where 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.

Hey friends,

I hope you’ve had a wonderful week and that you are spending time with your loved ones this Mother’s Day weekend. I’m keeping everything short and sweet this weekend, but I wanted to give you a little update on what’s been happening behind the scenes and on the blog.

We are tired of having water issues.

First, here is an update on the water damage at our guest cottage. All the insulation has been removed from underneath, and floors are being torn out as we speak. Hopefully, after things dry out, the new flooring will be installed by the end of next week. Fingers crossed.

In other water-related news, we opened the pool this past week and found three tiny holes in the liner that had to be patched. Some poor fellow had to take an early swim. Thankfully, the liner is still in good shape after the repair. There is no need for a new liner this year! Whew!

Then, just as the pool water was looking good, a leak appeared in an outside pipe. Brad fixed the problem, and all is well. The pool is looking great!

We just are tired of all the water issues. That’s three. Don’t they say bad things come in threes? If so, hopefully, we are done with that. LOL

Pool is now open for the season.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

We are spending the weekend at our beach cottage, and true to our nature, we are working on a project. I have been wanting to replace the built-in cabinets that surround the bed. Storage space is so limited in the 460 sq. ft. cottage, and the cabinets have been much needed.

We talked about removing and building something ourselves. However, just the cost of materials is staggering. So, we came up with another idea. We have the project about halfway completed as I’m writing this, so I’ll be sharing the updated cabinets with you next week. So far, I’m loving the new coastal look.

Beach Cottage Bedroom Built-in cabinet project.
Beach Cottage Bedroom Built-in cabinets BEFORE

I also brought the DIY Coastal Patriotic Star wreath to the beach cottage in preparation for Memorial Day. It looks great hanging on our front door.

DIY Coastal Star Wreath with Dollar Tree Supplies.

In Case You Missed It!

If you’ve been busy all week and want to take a minute to enjoy your Mother’s Day, settle back and check out all the posts from this past week.

Vintage DIY Sign hanging in outdoor kitchen. Homemade sign.

Vintage DIY Wood Sign: Easy Guide For An Authentic Old Sign

Don’t you just love old vintage wood signs? They are hard to find in good shape. However, you can recreate the look with this easy, authentic old sign step-by-step guide. You’ll be amazed at how easily this DIY wood sign project comes together. Let’s start planning your DIY vintage sign today.


Lilac bush beside farm pond. Beautiful Lilac bush ideas.

Plant a lilac Bush Today! 3 Reasons You Won’t Regret It

Today, I’m sharing 3 reasons I recommend planting a Lilac Bush. I accidentally planted one a few years ago, and I love them so much that I’ve been splitting the original plants and spreading them around my yard. Here are some of the things I’ve learned after discovering I had a lilac bush. For one thing, lilacs are so easy to arrange, so I’m sharing some tips for enjoying them inside your home.


Rose Mary herb bush in front of farmhouse porch.

10 Best Herbs to Grow & Why You Should Plant Them This Year

Want to know the 10 Best Herbs to Grow and Why? It’s time to start planting, and herbs are easy to grow, save you money, and make for a beautiful garden. In this article, you’ll learn which herbs are annuals, which are perennial, and, most importantly, how to preserve herbs for off-season enjoyment. You’ll also learn tips on how to use your herbs for more than just spices.


DIY Terrarium sitting on repurposed bar stool. Dollar tree craft DIY terrarium.

DIY Standing Glass Terrarium: Thrifty Bar Stool Upcycle

Looking for a budget-friendly but creative way to display your plants and more? See how to transform a thrifted bar stool into a unique standing terrarium! This easy DIY terrarium project is perfect for plant lovers on a budget. Get creative by using Dollar Tree supplies and create a beautiful glass terrarium with plants for your home.


Unique plate wall display using vintage thrifted plates and vintage basket.

Unique Plate Wall Decor: Vintage Style Display Ideas

Have you ever created a wall-hanging plate display? If you are looking for unique plate wall decor ideas, you will love how this blue and white plate wall came together. A vintage plate wall is a beautiful and creative way to add a touch of personality and history to your home. However, I went and threw a vintage basket into the mix. If you like out-of-the-box decor choices, you will love this guide to decorating plates on the walls with a unique vintage-style.


Check Out These Favorite Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

I hope you have the best Mother’s Day possible, and I’ll see you next week!

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 19th of May 2024

Rachel, Enjoy Mother's Day.Sorry about your water problems. There is always something, isn't there?


Monday 20th of May 2024

Mary, I feels that way sometimes.


Monday 13th of May 2024

Rachel, so sorry to read about your water problems. You have sure had your share. Hopefully, everything will go well for you and you will enjoy a beautiful summer.

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.


Tuesday 14th of May 2024

MaryAnn, Thank you! I'm sure everything will settle down.


Sunday 12th of May 2024

Water problems are the worst Rachel! I hope you had a nice Mother's Day in spite of the issues! 😊


Monday 13th of May 2024

Cindy, Thank you and yes I did. Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful.


Sunday 12th of May 2024

Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. The shopping list is perfect.


Monday 13th of May 2024

Diana, I appreciate this so much. Hope your day was wonderful.


Sunday 12th of May 2024

I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, Rachel!!


Monday 13th of May 2024

Kim, Thank you so much. I hope your day was wonderful as well.