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Dirt Road Adventures: Hearts & Flowers

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures: Easter Sunday! This is where we review all the exciting events behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This weekly recap ensures you don’t miss any of our adventures.

Hey Friends, I hope you had a heartfelt Valentine’s Week. It was a week filled with hearts and flowers.

Did you do anything special? We had several gatherings with friends this past week, and it was the best.

Hearts and flowers with blue and white.

We shared a Valentine’s Dinner with our daughter and SIL the previous Saturday. Then, on Sunday, we attended a Super Bowl gathering. I only heard snippets of the game as there was a lot of catching up with girlfriends.

Girls at Super Bowl Party

We don’t spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day except for dining at restaurants. In addition to our Saturday and Sunday gatherings, I think we had three other meals out with friends during the week.

Do you have traditions? Are you a flowers and candy kind of person?

What was your favorite thing about your Valentine’s week?

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I’m all in for Easter and Spring decorating.

It’s a little cool outside, but the daffodils and forsythia are telling me Spring is just around the corner.

February Daffodils in Bloom

Are you gearing up for Spring? Let’s take a look at all things on the blog from last week.

Adventures I’ve had this past week

Sofa Table decorated with thrifted items. Farmhouse sofa table.

3 Ways to Decorate a Sofa Table for Spring With Thrift Store Finds

Looking for new ideas for styling a sofa table? Today, I’m sharing 3 Ways to Decorate Sofa Table for Spring using thrifted spring décor collected from thrift stores and flea markets. I couldn’t decide which style I liked best and can’t wait to see which of the couch sofa table ideas you like best. So, let’s get started on the console table styling.


Upcycle Thrifted Ginger Jar. Decoupage magic makeover.

Upcycle Thrifted Ginger Jar! Blue And White Chinoiserie Decoupage Magic

Want to breathe new life into thrift store finds? This step-by-step tutorial will teach you to create a stunning Blue and White Ginger Jar. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to turn this inexpensive ginger jar vase from plain to fabulous. Follow along as I teach you the simple steps to applying napkin decoupage to create a Chinoiserie Ginger Jar.


Easy DIY Decoupage Easter Eggs.
Unique Easter Egg craft.

How To Make DIY Decoupage Easter Egg

Are you ready for DIY Easter Eggs Inspiration? You can make high-end designer Easter Eggs with these decoupage techniques. See options for using old book pages to decoupage Dollar Tree eggs and easy napkin decoupage ideas. Here are some DIY decoupage Easter Egg decoupage ideas that will make your home look stylish and high-end this Spring.


Thrifted Hobnail lamp DIY. Hobnail lamp craft.

Thrifterd to Chic: Create a Textured Lamp with GFaux Hobnail Design

Want to create a designer textured lamp for less? See how to repurpose a thrift store lamp with a DIY faux hobnail design. This inexpensive upcycled lamp looks exactly like the Ballard Designs pricey, designer lamp and costs a fraction of the price. If you like hobnail milk glass, wait until you see this updated modern lamp style.


Rustic moss Easter Bunny farmhouse budget friendly Easter Centerpiece.

Natural Easter Centerpieces: Rustic Charm on a Budget

Are you looking for creative Easter Centerpiece ideas? Check out these rustic ideas using budget-friendly natural elements. You’ll see step-by-step instructions to make putting your Easter Table together super easy.


Dollar Tree Rabbit Topiary DIY. Farmhouse DIY Easter.

Hop To It! Stylish Moss Easter Rabbit Topiary (Dollar Trerer Craft)

Are you looking for budget-friendly Easter Rabbit decorations for your Spring decor? Wait until you see this inexpensive DIY Moss Easter Rabbit Topiary, a Dollar Tree Easter Craft. This cute Easter bunny decoration looks boutique-worthy but costs less than $10.00. If you hop to it, you can easily make this moss bunny craft in an afternoon to kick-start your Easter decorating.


Adventures Off The Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

There are so many wonderful blog posts each week, 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

I’m so excited for Spring, and if you are a flower lover, you are in luck.

My friend Stacy’s new book is available to purchase, and you’ll learn everything you need to know about starting a flower garden. Click to get your copy of A Beautiful Easy Care Flower Garden.

Stacy's Easy Care Flower Garden Book

In addition, Stacy just shared a Beginner’s Guide To Growing An Herb Garden.

And my friend, Kelly at The Tattered Pew, recently started a Lazy Girls Garden Club, and it’s all about growing Zinnias. You can learn more and link to her garden club here.

Kelly's Garden Club

You also don’t want to miss Kim at Shiplap and Shell’s tips on How To Grow and Care for Your Spring Bulb Garden.

Speaking of flowers, my talented friend Wendy from WM Design House shared 12 Unique Flower Vase Ideas.

And, Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill shared How To Make Flower Arrangements on a Budget, and it’s filled with great tips for keeping your tulips from drooping.

What’s in my Cart

I’ve had several deliveries this week, and I’ll be sharing more with you on the blog as I utilize all my new goodies.

The pillows arrived and exceeded my expectations. They are all three stunning. They coordinate so well together and with my new rug. I’m so excited and can’t wait for you to see what’s coming for Spring.

Blue/Green Flowers .////. Green Pillow cover .////. Vine Pillow cover

It’s pretty obvious the colors I’m planning for my Spring decorating? I just received these great blue and white planters.

And this Preserved Boxwood Planter.

I’m still crafting with these new Blue and White Napkins.

These decorative Rattan Boxes arrived, and I love them. They are the perfect size.

Coming Soon

I’m working on several projects for our first Supper Club of 2024. You can see all the details on Thursday.

In addition, I’m working on a couple of DIY projects to decorate the front porch for Spring. Can’t wait for you to see what I’m up to.

I’ll also be sharing all the recipes from our Supper Club Series next Saturday.

I’m updating my living room and kitchen for Spring and will be sharing a Spring Tour soon.

Can’t wait for you to see all that I’ve got planned for Spring.

I appreciate you so much for showing up each week. I hope you have the best Sunday!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 24th of February 2024

I am really loving your Easter DIY ideas Rachel. Thank you so much for sharing my spring bulb blog post this week. I appreciate you so much.


Sunday 25th of February 2024

Kim, You are very welcome. I'm glad you liked the Easter DIY!

Wendy McMonigle

Monday 19th of February 2024

Rachel, you are truly amazing! I love all of your DIY Projects and the yummy recipes. Cucumbers are one of my favorites, so I will try this recipe. Thank you for sharing my post this week.


Tuesday 20th of February 2024

Wendy, We have had this recipe twice now and it's so easy and good.