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Dirt Road Adventures – Happy Mother’s Day

Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures, and Happy Mother’s Day!

I hope you are spending time with your families today.

We are spending the day with our daughter and son-in-law as we celebrate both Mother’s Day and their birthdays.

My daughter was my Mother’s Day gift 40 years ago. Wow, that is so hard to believe.

This was my sweet Mother’s 98th birthday celebration, and she just missed her 99th by two months. We were so blessed to have her with us for so many years. However, it’s never long enough, and this is my fourth Mother’s Day missing her. So if you are lucky enough to have your mom with you today, give her a hug for me.

Happy Mother's Day - My Mother and I on her 98th birthday.

I’ll keep today’s post short and sweet, but we will still look back at everything on the blog and some fun things I found online.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

The Kickstart Diet

Brad and I began the week determined to eat healthier. We started The 17-Day Kickstart Diet by Mike Moreno.

We opened the pool last week, and although it’s not warm enough to dive in, it will not be long. Therefore, a little kickstart was in order with swimsuit weather on the horizon.

We have used this book to get back on track for the past couple of years successfully.


Since we are eating lots of veggies, we were inspired to plant a few more in the garden.

I’m trying brussels sprouts for the first time. We love them, so I’m hoping for a huge crop.

Getting the Porch Ready

I finally added new ferns to the porch and placed the geraniums I saved over winter in the porch planters.

The pollen is slowing down, and we will remove the vinyl covers from our screened porch next week.

It’s almost safe to be outside and enjoy porch sitting again. LOL

More Baby Geese

I shared that Heathcliff and Gertrude were proud parents a few Dirt Road Adventures ago.

Well, this week, I spied another gaggle of baby geese—our second hatching of the season.

They were so tiny I could hardly see them in the grass.

Dirt Road Adventures - Baby Geese

I hope the Goose Repellant will keep them out of our front yard. LOL

In Case You Missed It

Here are the posts that I shared last week.


Home Improvement Supplies and tools

DIY Supplies

Vintage Kitchen Utensils & Decor Options

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

If you’re decorating a coastal home, don’t miss Jennifer’s New England Coastal Decor Tips.

I can’t wait to check out these suggested Beach Reads.

I can’t wait to make these DIY Bucket labels.

Are you a shoe fanatic? Take a look at these adorable DIY sneakers.

I love having Black Eyed Susans in my garden, and you can see Stacy’s tips on how to grow them.

I planted a peony bush earlier this Spring and was worried when it stopped blooming. Kelly’s tips really helped.

Want to make floral arrangements with wildflowers? Wendy has the secret.

Now go and have the best Sunday!


Monday 15th of May 2023

I hope you had an amazing Mother's Day! Thanks for sharing my post! xoxoxo


Thursday 25th of May 2023

You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 15th of May 2023

Happy Mother's Day Rachel! Love this round-up to tips, tricks, DIYs, inspiration, and LIFE. I was delighted to see that you have included my Easy DIY Fabric Covered Sneakers! Have a wonderful week! Creatively, Beth


Thursday 25th of May 2023

Beth, They are so cute. Such a clever idea.


Monday 15th of May 2023

Love the picture with you and your Mom, Rachel. It's such a special capture! I hope you and your daughter and son-in-law had a great time celebrating Mother's Day and birthdays too. Thanks so much for sharing my DIY bucket labels. They were super simple to make! Hugs, CoCo


Monday 15th of May 2023

CoCo I hope you had a good day on Mother's Day and I appreciate your comments so much.


Sunday 14th of May 2023

Happy Mother's Day to you, Rachel! Hope you had a nice day with your daughter and her hubby -- and, your hubby too.

Such a nice picture of you and your Mom. What a wonderful long life she had. I know you miss her because I sure miss my dear Mom who passed in 1996.

Those little geese are so darn cute!

Enjoy these nice days!


Monday 15th of May 2023

Mary-Ann, Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 14th of May 2023

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your family today. Thank you for sharing my wildflower post.


Monday 15th of May 2023

Wendy, You are so welcome. Hope you Mother's Day was special.