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Dirt Road Adventures – Happy Mother’s Day

Hey friends, I really appreciate you for stopping by today.

I hope you are getting to spend some special time with your family on this special day.

I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet so you can get back to family time.

Do You Ever Get Over Missing Your Mom?

First, this is my third Mother’s Day without my mom. I don’t think you ever get over the loss of your Mother!

However, I can’t be too sad because I was luckier and most. My mom was 38 year old when I was born and lived until she was almost 99 years old. I can’t complain about enjoying 61 years with my mom.

Oops, did I just tell you my age? Doesn’t matter! With age comes wisdom or so they say. If you still have your mother, don’t let time slip away without treasuring your moments together.

This photo of my mom was taken on the original pier in front of our farmhouse before I was born.


I’ve shared many times that I wish I was more like my mom! She was the most giving person I’ve ever known.

She planted a large garden until she was 97 years old just so she could give most of the produce away to friends and family. She never expected anything in return. It gave her joy to give!

My favorite quote!

She always said “Use it or lose it”.

Those are words she lived by. She was working hard until she couldn’t and therefore had a long and blessed life.

I shared a Memories of Mom Tablescape set up on the new pier and if you’d like, you can read it here.

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

7 Best Cinco de Mayo Table Settings / The Ultimate Guide to Creative Tablescapes

How to Split a Lilac Bush / How to Create and Decorate Open Shelves in a Kitchen

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

You are not going to believe what these are made from. Check out my friend Chloe – How to make DIY Coffee Filter Roses – This is definitely one of my “why didn’t I think of that” ideas. So cute.

T’is the Season – Gardening Tips

The best gardening tips from Stacy at Bricks N Blooms – 10 Easy Care Shade Loving Plants That Bloom

Shade Garden in the back border

Just what I need – 12 Tips for Creating a Low Maintenance Garden from Kim at Shiplap and Shells

low maintenance garden perennials coneflowers

More gardening tips – 10 Flowers to Grow in a Cutting Garden that are Easy – Cottage on Bunker Hill

This and That

Y’all know I love vintage shopping and so does my friend Ann! Check out her Very Vintage Weekend.

Antique Boston Rocker

If you love to read, check out Books to Read This Spring – White Arrows Home

If you love blue and white decor, you have to see 11 Things I Love From This Blue and White Living Room – Thistlewood Farms

I love this ideas from Thistle Key Lane – How to Make Lavender Sachets.

I hope you have the best Mother’s Day! I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.


Tuesday 10th of May 2022

So much fun to see what you're up to each week, Rachel! I love that you have so many wonderful memories of your Mom and that you get to honor her each day with your property and your posts. She sounds like such a great lady. Hope your weekend was richly blessed, CoCo


Wednesday 11th of May 2022

CoCo, Thanks so much for your kind words. Have a blessed week.

Jennifer Howard

Monday 9th of May 2022

I love that picture of your Mom!! Didn't everything just seem more glamorous back then?


Monday 9th of May 2022

Jennifer, Thanks so much. Yes she looks like a movie star.


Sunday 8th of May 2022

Same here. Three years.


Monday 9th of May 2022

Karen So sorry for your loss. It's still so hard.


Sunday 8th of May 2022

Have a beautiful Mother's Day, Rachel!


Monday 9th of May 2022

Thanks so much Debra

shawn Hoffman

Sunday 8th of May 2022

Happy Mother's Day. My mom has been gone since 1995. I still miss her every day. Love all your ideas. They give my motivation.


Sunday 8th of May 2022

Shawn, I'm so sorry for your loss. It's something we never get over regardless of how much time passes. Thanks so much for your kind words.