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Dirt Road Adventures – Happy New Year!

Finally it’s 2021 and everyone is hoping for a better year!

This week on Dirt Road Adventures I’ll be doing a final recap of 2020! We are looking forward to a Happy New Year!

Although, 2020 was a hard year, there have been many accomplishments and as I approach one year on the Blog, I wanted to share my favorite project of the past year.

Favorite Dirt Road Adventure – The DIY Greenhouse

Although the Greenhouse construction didn’t make the top 10 posts for last year, it is definitely my favorite thing about the year.

Not only the construction but all the projects that followed as a result. The DIY Apothecary / Card Catalog Cabinet was the #2 favorite post of the year.

You know that my husband and I built the greenhouse all by ourselves. There were a few tense moments because my husband had to do all the heavy lifting and ladder climbing. Here are a few of the outtake moments when he didn’t appreciate my input. LOL

Don’t tell him I shared these photo’s! LOL

We learned so much during this construction that we hope to never need to use again. Seriously, I’m amazed that we did it. You can see the full construction process on this post.

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Dirt Road Adventures – Last Week of December

I shared my 10 Ten Posts from last year! You can see all the winner’s here.

Tips for New Year’s Eve at Home

I also shared some fun tips for spending New Year’s Eve at home since most people were unable to get together for the celebration. Some of these tips will make great party ideas as well.

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

This post includes two of my favorite bloggers and a favorite share from their blogs this past year!

Y’all know how much I love free, foraged décor and we have pinecones in abundance. Michele shared how to bleach pinecones and I can’t wait to try this technique. In addition, Michele shared her creative New Year’s Eve table on Instagram and here is a link for you to watch. I love how creative she is.

fall tablesetting with bleached pinecones
Michele at Vintage Home Designs – How to Bleach Pinecones.

I thought this table center piece by Leslie was outstanding.

My 100 Year Old Home – How to Make a Hanging Wood Centerpiece

What’s New on the Dirt road?

I’m so excited to start this year of projects, decorating and hopefully, some entertaining.

I value your input and will be happy to try to provide you with posts that are of interest to you. If you have any ideas or decorating challenges that you’d like for me to cover, please let me know.

Once again, I couldn’t do this without your support! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Y’all have the best day!



michele/vintage home designs

Friday 8th of January 2021

Love seeing the progress of your beautiful greenhouse!!

Thank you so much for sharing my bleached pinecone DIY and the New Year's decor!!

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Friday 8th of January 2021

Michele, You are so welcome. Love your talent.

Barbara at Mantel and Table

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Ha - I LOVE the outtakes! You two are obviously a great team to be able to build a whole building together! :) Thanks for sharing all these great memories Rachel!

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Thursday 7th of January 2021

Barbara, I'm so glad you liked this. Thanks so much for this.


Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Woo hoo! Congratulations on one year of blogging! That is no easy feat. And a job well done. I started blogging in September, there is so much to learn. You have taught me so much. Happy New Year!

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Monday 4th of January 2021

Renae, I really appreciate this. Thank you so much. Rachel


Saturday 2nd of January 2021

I loved following along on your adventure this year with the greenhouse!

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Monday 4th of January 2021

Kristin, Thanks so much

Dood Wood

Saturday 2nd of January 2021

I have so enjoyed " getting to know you and the things you love." Retirement has opened the door( teacher for 38 years) for my creativity to be expressed in different ways. Thank you for the inspirations!

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Monday 4th of January 2021

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I can't wait to share more with you.