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Dirt Road Adventures – Girlfriend Shopping Time

Happy Sunday, Friends! I hope you had a great week as we began February.

We had a fun week here on the Dirt Road as we wrapped up some winter projects and started planning for Spring.

The forsythia stems I brought inside the house a few weeks ago are in full bloom, and my Christmas amaryllis finally bloomed.

With all the fresh flowers, I’m starting to think of Spring.

My girlfriend and I went on a much-needed shopping excursion. One of us has been sick since before Christmas, so now that we are well, a day out was in order.

In addition, we had some friends over to watch the Carolina vs. Duke basketball game on Saturday night.

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

Girlfriend Shopping Time

First, let’s talk about a shopping day for just girls.

We both started our girlfriend shopping time, saying we didn’t need anything. Just going to look! LOL

We started at a wholesale florist supply warehouse, and we both quickly loaded our carts.

I’ll be sharing some of the great finds on some Spring projects.

We then stopped by Spade and Broom’s Spring Opening. The shop is located in an old farmhouse and is filled with a wonderful mix of old and new. They are open Thurs.-Sat. and the shop is filled with Spring inspiration right now.

You’ll see some fun things I found as we move into Spring. In the meantime, here is a glimpse of this great shop.

In Case You Missed It

I started the week with this tutorial – How To Make a DIY Valentines Garland using vintage seed packets and moss hearts.

Supplies to make a Vintage Seed Packet and Moss Heart  Garland for Valentine's Day

Next, I joined some talented bloggers for a Valentine’s Inspiration Blog Hop – Cozy Valentines Bedroom Ideas

Guest Bedroom filled with red and black plaids for Valentine's Day.

Don’t toss out faded moss decor, instead read How To Refresh Preserved Moss.

Preserved Moss and how to keep it looking fresh.

Do you remember those great vintage spice bottles I shared last Sunday? Remember I said I wanted a way to display them? Well, by Monday, I had them displayed, and I shared How To Make A Copper DIY Spice Rack in an hour.

Built In DIY Copper Pipe Spice Rack with Vintage Spice Bottles with copper tops and old copper measuring cups

Finally, on Friday, I shared How To Use a Vintage Headboard with a modern bed frame to save space in a tiny bedroom.

Antique Headboard repurposed to work with a modern bed frame to save space in a tiny bedroom.

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

My creative friend and master gardener Stacy shared 11 Ideas for a relaxing zen garden. Isn’t this just stunning? I could sit here all day.

Zen Garden

Y’all know I’m always sharing my creative friend Wendy’s projects. This week she shared How to make this adorable Tea Dyed Valentine’s Wreath.

DIY Tea Stained Heart Fabric Wreath for Valentine's Day

You’ll want to try my friends Anne & AnnMarie’s yummy Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail. It’s perfect for Valentine’s or Galentine’s gatherings.

Raspberry Presecco Cocktail Recipe

Have you started thinking about bunnies yet? Check out this Pottery Barn Dupe Bunny from my friend Jen.

Check out this post to see the latest trends in decorating for 2023.

Check out these fun vintage Valentine’s Decorating Ideas if you love vintage decor.

Don’t miss this No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Wait until you see Mary’s amazing centerpiece and tablescape ideas for Valentine’s Day.

I loved seeing Niki’s creative use of vintage items for Valentine’s Decorating.

In My Cart

Here are a few items that I’m ordering this week.

Coming Soon

This next week is filled with creative ideas, and I hope you’ll check back often.

  • The Best Spring DIY Projects
  • St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
  • DIY Napkins
  • How to Decorate Cabinet Tops
  • How to Use Candles and Candlesticks to decorate.

I also want to let you know how much I appreciate you for following along on my adventures. I appreciate all your encouraging comments and support. I couldn’t do this without you; your comments make my day.

Have the best Sunday!


Saturday 11th of February 2023

Thank you for sharing my zen garden! I'm glad you had fun with your friends and the indoor blooms are such a mood lifter!!!


Sunday 12th of February 2023

Stacy, I agree. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday 10th of February 2023

It's always so much fun seeing what you're up to each week. The Spring Open House looks amazing. I can't wait to see all the projects you have in store for us. No doubt, they will all be fabulous. Hugs, CoCo


Sunday 12th of February 2023

CoCo, Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 6th of February 2023

Thanks for featuring our cocktail recipe! Happy Monday friend!


Wednesday 8th of February 2023

You are so welcome.


Sunday 5th of February 2023

You have been so busy, Rachel! I have so many half-done projects around here that I need to get wrapped up. And I really need to get to thinking about my garden! Thank you so much for sharing the link to my DIY bunnies.

I hope you had a great weekend!


Monday 6th of February 2023

Jen, You are so welcome. Take time to recover. Everything will be waiting once you are feeling better.

Bonnie Baker

Sunday 5th of February 2023

Hi Rachel, I've been admiring your cozy bedroom for some time and took the plunge and ordered the bedspread/quilt, shams and the 12x20 pillow cover. Love them as much as I did seeing them in your bedroom! I have an adjustable bed and cannot use a dust ruffle, so this gives me the look I wanted. Just want to say thanks for inspiring posts, enjoy them all. Bonnie


Monday 6th of February 2023

Bonnie, I'm so glad that the bedding worked for your bed. I really appreciate your kind words. Thanks for following along.