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Dirt Road Adventures – Fall Is In The Air

Wow, where did Summer go? Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures where I’m sharing a look back at last weeks adventures which include Fall DIY, Fall Crafts, Recipes, Gardening Tips and so much more.

I’m sitting on my front porch and it’s 60 degrees! After relentless 90 degree weather since July, it’s a welcome relief.

Cooler nights have also helped in the garden. Everything looks so much healthier without the continuous heat.

Zinnias  in full bloom for late summer.

Since Fall is in the Air, I decided to take a morning stroll around The Ponds and document some of the changes we’ve made here since we started refurbishing the property. I shared a video with some before and after footage on this YouTube Video.

I am sharing more DIY Video’s on my channel and have several planned for Fall and the Holiday’s. I hope you will subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more detailed tutorials.

Walking Tour of The Ponds Before and After
See Garden and Ponds Walking Tour Here.

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

Although it was hot at the beginning of the week, I began sharing some Fall DIY Projects with you.

It’s really never too early to start planning your fall projects because if you blink you are going to miss these last days of summer.

I pulled out all my fall bins and started putting away the summer containers this past week.

Do you remember how I know what’s in each bin? Well I can’t remember so I shared this great app that helps keep me organized and aware of what I have available from season to season.

Storage Tips for Seasonal Decor
You can get the QR Stickers and details here.

Fall DIY Projects to Make Right Now

It was a week of Fall DIY projects to help you get a head start on Autumn Decorating.

I saw these cute napkin rings on Pottery Barn’s website and decided to try making my own. This version turned out better than I could have imagined.

All the supplies and tutorial are available on this blog post.

DIY Fall Napkin Rings Pottery Barn Hack
You can see How to Make Napkin Rings Pottery Barn Style on this video also.

Next, I loved how these Napkin Decoupaged Pumpkins turned out. This is such an easy way to update Dollar Tree Pumpkins for a boutique style fall decor.

DIY Napkin Decoupage Dollar Tree Pumpkins for Fall Decorating

Thursday I joined some of my favorite bloggers to share our favorite fall DIY projects. I shared my Drop Cloth Hand Painted Table Runner’s and you can see all the projects on 9 Fall DIY & Craft Ideas.

9 Fall DIY and Craft Ideas you can make now.

Finally, on Friday I shared the easiest way to add decorative flair to your home decor by making DIY Tassels. This tutorial is for Jute Tassels, but I included some of the other ways to use and make tassels in your home this fall and holiday season.

How to make a DIY Jute Tassel for Fall Decorating.

Stay tuned for more budget friendly Fall decorating and DIY ideas.

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

Talk about cute fall DIY projects, take a look at this adorable wreath my friend Michelle at Thistle Key Lane made with fabric scrapes. I love the color combo.

Blue and yellow wreath. Summer To Fall Rag Wreath.

My friend Kim at Shiplap and Shells shared some cute DIY and Fall Decor ideas.

fall decor ideas with vignette

What a cute idea my friend Chloe had using a Dollar Tree Basket. This is one the kids would love to help with also.

DIY Dollar Tree Fall Craft Project

If you have a gardening question, you will find all you need to know from my friend Stacy! See her post about garden mums.

9 Simple Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas and How to keep mums looking great.

Check out these great Pantry Organizing tips from my friend Mary.

What about this Blueberry Buckle Recipes that my friend Kim shared.

And this Easy Chocolate Chip Dessert from Pasha!

Are you ready for some football? Check out my creative friend Michele’s Football Themed Tablescape.

Do you like to use farm animals in your decor. See 3 Reason’s Cindy loves to them in her decor.

Another talented friend Jennifer shared this must see Hydrangea Garland.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have the best Sunday!

Fall is In the Air at Dirt Road Adventures this past week.  Fall DIY, Fall Crafts, Recipes, Gardening Tips and more.


Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Thank you for sharing my love for farm animals. Always enjoy your dirt road adventures posts. And that hydrangea and magnolia leaf garland... Say whaaat?! Fabulous!


Friday 19th of August 2022

Cindy, you are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 15th of August 2022

I can't believe you guys were in the 60s, Rachel, that is so cool! We had lots of coastal winds this past weekend which made the humidity lower and it was really nice. Like you say, it feels like Fall is on the way which is so exciting. Can't wait to dive into your links and see what everyone is up to. Hug, CoCo


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Thanks so much CoCo. I hope you get cooler weather soon.


Monday 15th of August 2022

I LOVE those napkin rings! Thanks for sharing my blueberry buckle, friend! Have a great week!


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Kim You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 14th of August 2022

I just love all of your fabulous fall ideas Rachel. And I can't wait to check out the app you use to organize your Christmas, I need that in my life for sure.


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Wendy, I really appreciate you for stopping by.


Sunday 14th of August 2022

Fall diy is in the air! I love those cute pumpkins Rachel! I should make some! Thanks for sharing my garden mums post!!!


Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Stacy, Thanks so much.