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Dirt Road Adventures – Fall Foliage and more

It’s Fall Foliage time here at The Ponds Farmhouse. Everywhere you look, the colors are amazing, and I thought I’d share a few images for you to enjoy.

It’s been a busy week as we wrapped up our Fall posts and begin to get serious about the upcoming Christmas Holiday Season.

Although I’ve shared a mix of both Fall and Christmas this past week, next week is all about preparing for Christmas.

Starting November 1st, I’m joining 9 of my favorite bloggers to share Christmas inspiration for the 10 Days of Christmas!

Be sure to stay tuned for decorating, DIY, Crafts, Recipes, and more Christmas Inspiration.

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

Fall Foliage – The Ponds Farmhouse

This is a view of our gravel drive between two pastures. We live at the end of the mile-long Dirt Road, and the trees are amazing this time of year.

Here you can see the fall foliage surrounding the outdoor kitchen, my workshop, the greenhouse, and a tiny bit of the farmhouse.

Although the pool is now closed for the year, the view is still lovely.

A peek of the house through the foliage.

In Case You Missed It

The week began with a Bacon & Egg Breakfast Muffin Recipe and a Carmel Apple Cider Martini Cocktail Recipe. Both are perfect for celebrating the upcoming Thanksgiving Holidays.

In preparation for the fast-approaching Christmas Decorating Season, these DIY natural greenery ornaments and package toppers are easy and inexpensive to make.

Plus, check out these 37 Christmas Tree Inspiration Ideas for 2022!

I shared a Friendsgiving Table Decor & Brunch Ideas along with a Fall Tour of the Greenhouse.

Then to end the week, our Supper Club shared these 6 recipes for a Friendsgiving Brunch.

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

Like me, you are probably already thinking about Christmas and getting lots of ideas pinned and supplies purchased. I shared some things you should be stocking up on now before the supplies are gone.

In addition, my friend CoCo shared 12 Ways to Ease Into The Holidays that I believe you will find helpful.

Here are some ideas I can’t wait to try.

My talented friend Stacy shared this great idea to make scented gift tags. You have to check them out.

Another great idea is these Star Shaped Pinecone Ornaments by my friend Kelly at the Tattered Pew.

Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill shared these great gift wrap ideas.

What about some great recipe ideas?

Check out Molly’s Homemade Apple Crisp Granola

What about this Cranberry Orange Margarita from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane? It’s so pretty and festive.

Cranberries are popular and this Cranberry Cake by Lora at Create & Ponder looks amazing.

This and That

Here is more inspiration I found this week that you don’t want to miss.

If you love the colors of fall foliage, you have to see how Kim brings those colors into her garden that surrounds her adorable greenhouse tour.

This closet makeover will blow your mind.

Don’t miss these ideas for decorating a staircase wall.

This rustic coffee table decorating idea is one I love.

I say Yummy to this Cranberry and Ricotta Crostini Appetizer.

It’s not too late to make these DIY Stretch Velvet Acorns.

What’s in my Cart

I’m so excited about Antique Candle Companies’ offers for the Holidays. Candles make a great gift.

 I’m SUPER EXCITED about the HUGE Antique Restock featuring CHRISTMAS TINS in Fall and Christmas fragrances!

See all the new fragrances for Christmas and more here!

Also, don’t miss Sweet Night Mattress Sale. Great deals on mattresses and more.

10 Days of Christmas Begins November 1st

Be sure to stay tuned for 10 Days of Christmas which starts on Tuesday, November 1st.

Every day for 10 days, I’ll be sharing the best ideas for the holidays. Everything from DIY projects, Christmas Tree Decorating, Porch Ideas, and so much more. Mark your calendar.

Pin It To Remember It

Did you find some great ideas you’d like to save for future reference? Hover over the images you’d like to save and pin to your favorite Pinterest Boards when you see the PIN button.

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Saturday 5th of November 2022

Thanks for sharing my post Rachel!


Sunday 6th of November 2022

You are so welcome.


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Thanks so much for including our holiday prep ideas on Dirt Road Adventures, Rachel, I really appreciate it. I can't believe you get to look at those gorgeous trees every day. They are amazing! That red and orange mix gets me every time. Hope you're having a blessed week, CoCo


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

CoCo, I really appreciate your sweet comments.

Julie Briones

Monday 31st of October 2022

Such a fun post... and so much inspiration, Rachel! I was planning on featuring you at Tuesday Turn About tomorrow, but Lynne beat me to it (she got first choice this week)! ;-) Next time! Thank you for the share!


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Julie, You are so sweet. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 31st of October 2022

Thanks for sharing my post this week! It looks just as pretty there as it does here! Hope you had a great weekend!


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Stacy, Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 31st of October 2022

Thanks so much for sharing my yummy breakfast apple crisp recipe, Rachel! And wow, the foliage at your home is spectacular! You have such a beautiful property there!


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Molly, we are so fortunate. Happy November.