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Dirt Road Adventures – Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Week! What are your Thanksgiving Plans?

We’ve talked about Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving for weeks, but it still feels like it’s arriving way too early.

We plan to spend Thanksgiving at our beach cottage and have a celebration with our beach neighbors and family. In addition, we will do a little shopping and enjoy lots of leftovers all weekend long.

I’m looking forward to a break from all the holiday decorating. I don’t do much at the beach cottage since we don’t usually go back until New Year.

Whatever your plans, I how they will be amazing.

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

First, I celebrated my birthday on Monday, and my husband took me to our favorite oyster bar.

See what we brought home, and I can’t wait to share what I plan to do with them.

Oyster Shells

In addition, I received my Christmas bedding from Levtex Home, which looks so festive on the bed.

I choose the Winterberry Collection, but they have so many great options.

More from Levtex Home Christmas Bedding

The rest of the week was filled with decorating for Christmas. I wanted everything completed before leaving for the beach.

I added several DIY projects and some that I’ll share in the next few weeks.

In Case You Missed It

I shared a new recipe I made combining a few different ideas for this Zesty Pistachio Cream Cheese Veggie Spread. It is really yummy.

Zesty Pistachio Cream Cheese Veggie Spread

Next, I shared these Eco-friendly, sustainable, and budget-friendly DIY Foraged Christmas Topiaries that I made for my dining table centerpiece.

They look great with the Faux Paperwhite Arrangement I added to a vintage tureen.

DIY Foraged Twig and Dried Orange Topiaries for Christmas Table Centerpiece.

On Wednesday, I joined some friends to share tips for Christmas Entertaining, and I shared 15 Tips To Host a Christmas Party.

15 Tips for Hosting A Christmas Party

Thursday was our monthly Supper Club (one week early), and it was a fun Christmas Breakfast Table Setting.

The table consists of natural greenery, thrifted tableware, and the DIY Centerpiece.

Neutral Christmas Tablescape

Also, on Thursday, we shared our monthly Thrifting with the Gals series. I shared How To Repurpose A Yard Sale Find this month for the holidays.

They turned out so cute I’ll probably leave them out all year. Plus, if you missed all the other gals’ posts, be sure to check it out.

Repurposed yard sale find - Vintage Wooden Spools made into Christmas Tassels

I also shared an oldie but a goodie. How to Dry Oranges for Holiday Crafts along with some projects for using the dried fruit.

How To Dry Oranges for Christmas DIY and Crafts - Decorate with Dried Oranges

Finally, I shared the full menu and recipes for our Christmas Breakfast Supper Club.

6 Christmas Breakfast Recipes and Menu

See Sneak Peak of Farmhouse Christmas Tour 2022

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 friend Jennifer is so talented, and I loved this DIY Bottle Brush Tree Wreath she shared this past week.

Bottle Brush Tree Wreath

And talking about holiday wreaths, check out my friend KariAnne’s clever idea for a wreath bow.

Clever Christmas Wreath Bow

You will want to check out these cozy porch views from my friend Kristin.

Christmas Porches

I may have to try this yummy recipe for Christmas Sangria. It looks so good.

Christmas Sangria

This and That

Don’t miss these 15 Inexpensive Christmas Family Activities.

I love these colors for a Christmas Dining Room.

This star garland is so fun.

These ideas to transition from Fall & Thanksgiving to Christmas are so perfect.

Have you made herb butter? I want to try this recipe.

Check out this last-minute budget-friendly Thanksgiving Table Idea.

I love this Gingerbread Snow globe Idea.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Week and I’ll be sharing more adventures with you all week long.


Sunday 27th of November 2022

It was a great week! Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!


Monday 28th of November 2022

Stacy, Thanks so much.


Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Rachel, thank you so much for featuring my Christmas Sangria. It’s so delicious.


Monday 28th of November 2022

You are welcome.

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Thanks for including my porch post in your round up of inspiration! I'm so honored!


Monday 28th of November 2022

Kristin, You are so welcome.

va in nc

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

Love your ideas for the breakfast table. Will try to make, I am not a crafter but will give these a try. Thank you for sharing all your ideas and especially the detailed instructions.

Blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving.


Monday 28th of November 2022

I appreciate this so much. Your encouragement keeps me going.


Sunday 20th of November 2022

Rachel, thank you so much for featuring my gingerbread snow globe centerpiece. I hope your readers enjoy it! Happy Thanksgiving, friend!


Sunday 20th of November 2022

Jen, You are very welcome.