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Dirt Road Adventures – Fall Vibes

Fall is in the air! It’s amazing how quickly the temperatures drop once Labor Day is behind us.

Welcome friends to another week of Dirt Road Adventures. It’s been a week of catching up from our extended stay at our beach cottage.

We came home to a lot spent summer flowers. So one whole day was dedicated to cleaning up our landscape. I love my summer flowers and it was sad to see them go.

I’ve been working all week in preparation for another trip, this time to Asheville, NC. I was originally traveling today for a meet up with several North Carolina friends, but due to an increase in Covid 19 and more restrictions, that event is cancelled. It makes me so sad.

However, I had planned to extend my time in Asheville, so I leave tomorrow.

I’ll share some of my adventures with you next week.

Once I return, I will be adding fall plants and getting ready for our Fall Campfire Party and Virtual Supper Club. I have several new DIY projects that I’m so excited to share with you.

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

First, I shared several DIY and Entertaining projects from last year with you.


I shared How to Make an Earthenware Vessel from a cheap thrift store vase. It’s a perfect project for your fall florals.

In addition, these hand painted table runner’s are still one of my all time favorite projects. You’ll be amazed at how easy they are to make using drop cloth fabric and chalk paint.

I also shared 5 Tips to Plan a Casual Dinner Party! Both of these DIY projects were used to create a festive fall party.

I hope you didn’t miss my Best Ideas for Decorating a Porch for Fall. In addition to my tips, I shared 30 Blog Posts for Fall Inspiration both inside and outside your home.

The inspiration for this porch came from this Shedding Leaves Garland, Candle Ring & Floral Stems. Click on the highlighted names for more information.

Antique Candle Co. has released many of their fall scents and I love using them. both inside and outside my home. You can check out the available scents here.

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

Great DIY Adventures

Aha at Hammers N Hugs shared this creative idea to paint a chalk board inside a cabinet door to add Inspirational quotes or measurement conversions for a quick reference. Love this.

Use this DIY kitchen cabinet chalkboard tutorial idea to create a space for daily inspiration, functional reminders, or family messages.

Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill shared this cute 5 Minute Fall Wreath! Can you believe it only takes 5 minutes to make?

KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms shared 22 DIY Home Decor Projects.

simple planter projects you can finish in a weekend

Fall Gardening Adventures

Mary at Life at Bella Terra shared her September Garden Guide. Beautiful photography as well as great tips.

Do you freeze tomatoes? Check out Stacy Link at Bricks N Blooms late summer tips.

It’s a boating Adventure

My friend Kim at Shiplap and Shells just shared about her amazing boat trip and you can read it here.

Bits & Pieces

Grab a good book and read Cozy Couch Moments from Dabbling & Decorating

Check out this Backyard Patio Remodel from White Arrows Home

These Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies sound delicious. From Boots & Roots.

Magnolia – Hearth & Hands Finds

I can’t resist browsing to see what’s new from Magnolia and here are some of my favorite finds.

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Cozy Finds
Floral Finds

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


Tuesday 14th of September 2021

I'm so glad you had fun at the beach Rachel! Thanks for including me in your post today! I really appreciate you! xoxo

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Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Stacy, You are always welcome.

Chas - Chas' Crazy Creations

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Always such a great read, and I love all your amazing shares. Thank you so much!

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Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Chas, Thanks so much.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Sunday 12th of September 2021

I'm so glad you were able to get away to the beach Rachel. It's always hard to come back to the garden and all those spent flowers. I too have had to cancel a trip with the girls due to Covid. It's tough. Thank you so much for sharing my boat trip here today. I really appreciate it. BTW I love your table runner so much!

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Wednesday 15th of September 2021

Kim, Thanks so much.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Rachel, thank you for featuring my September Garden Guide. It is still SO hot here, but hope to be out in the garden planting soon. Also, I love your hand painted table runner....I must try that! Thanks for all your great shares this week!

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Sunday 12th of September 2021

Mary, You are so welcome. Your photography is gorgeous. I appreciate you for stopping by.


Sunday 12th of September 2021

I wish you would have an Open House so me & my daughter-in- law could see your gorgeous home...

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Sunday 12th of September 2021

Marion, You are so sweet. You are welcome to come and visit anytime.