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Dirt Road Adventures – Holiday Entertainment Ideas and more

Happy Sunday, Friends! I’m sure you’ve been busy as bees this past week. This week the Blog was filled with holiday entertainment ideas and a couple of DIY projects. Plus, we shared the Best Thrifting with the Gals for 2022.

We recovered from our annual Christmas party and went into other holiday celebrations immediately.

Plus, I managed to spend some mother-daughter time combined with Christmas shopping.

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

Holiday Entertainment

We attended a couple of holiday entertainment events this past week, and it’s always so fun to gather with friends to celebrate the season.

We celebrated with the Kure Beach Girls at a friend’s home for brunch. We managed a few good photos in front of her beautiful tree.

Kure Beach Girls Christmas Gathering 2022.

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In Case You Missed It

First, a couple of DIY projects that you don’t want to miss.

DIY Vent Extender for Furniture

I shared how you can shop the Dollar Tree store for supplies to make a vent extender to avoid damage to your HVAC system and protect your furniture at the same time. Plus, this easy tutorial will save you so much money in the process.

How To make a vent extender for furniture for cheap with The Dollar Tree Supplies.

Easy Air Dry Clay Christmas Ornaments

This is a fun project to plan with kids and other family members.

DIY Air Dry Clay Christmas Tree Ornaments Tutorial for Budget-friendly Christmas Decor.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge & Ranch Bite-Size Cheese Ball Pops

How To Host A Wine Tasting Home Party & Christmas Party Ideas for Food

The Best Thrifting & Vintage Decorating Ideas 2022 Thrifting with the Gals

Don’t miss all these creative ideas that were the best of 2022 from our Thrifting with the Gals series.

Best of 2022 Thrifting with the Gals Series yearly recap

Wine Dinner Party Menu & Recipe Holiday Entertainment Ideas

Finally, we ended the week with our Supper Club Series – Wine Dinner Holiday Entertainment Menu Ideas.

6 Wine Dinner Party Menu Ideas and recipes

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 KariAnne at Thistlewood Farms shared her lovely Christmas Home Tour. You will love all her creative ideas.

Christmas 2022 Home Tour with Creative Vintage Touches

Molly is sharing her Natural Coastal Maine Living Room, and I love all the greenery and pinecones she used to decorate for Christmas.

Natural Greenery Christmas Mantel

I love how cute this fun DIY Wreath is. See Jennifer’s detailed wreath tutorial.

DIY Snowflake Wreath

My friend Mary is so creative, and I love this practical Neck Wrap DIY Project.

DIY Neck Warmer Tutorial

Heather shared How To Get a Layered Full Garland Look.

Don’t miss Stacy’s Wine Pairing Party ideas.

This Paper Gingerbread House Garland is so creative.

I want to try these Chocolate Oreo Snowflake Cookies this year.

I love this chippy Antique Farm Table.

I’m going to be hitting the thrift stores looking for old musical instruments after this idea.

Coming This Week

As the Christmas Weekend approaches, I’ll share less on the blog. It’s time to settle back and enjoy the holidays. However, I do have a few things planned, including a Candlelight Home Tour. Hopefully, it will get you in the Christmas spirit.

In addition, we have more gatherings all week long to celebrate, including our family gathering on Christmas Eve.

Stay tuned for other recaps within the week; however, I will not share a Dirt Road Adventures on Christmas Day. I hope your Christmas is blessed with family and friends celebrating the reason for the season.

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Monday 19th of December 2022

Your beach girl squad is totally fabulous Rachel! I love that you guys get together to celebrate friendship throughout the year and during the holidays. I'm excited that you got to spend some mother-daughter time together too. Thanks so much for sharing my snowflake cookies. They are crazy simple to make and taste so good too! Big hugs and Merry Christmas, CoCo


Monday 19th of December 2022

CoCo, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate all your comments.


Sunday 18th of December 2022

What a wonderful week. So many great ideas. Hugs and blessings to you.


Monday 19th of December 2022

Renae, Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tanya Derrey

Sunday 18th of December 2022

Thank you so much for including my Paper Gingerbread House Garland in this wonderful group of ideas! Wishing you the merriest Christmas!! Hugs :) Tanya @twelveOeightblog


Sunday 18th of December 2022

Tanya, You are so welcome. Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Sunday 18th of December 2022

Thank you so much for sharing my living room blog post, Rachel! You have been busy, as always! And so many fun ideas here -- love the line of bottle brush trees, the gingerbread house wreath, and that cozy neck wrap! Enjoy this last week before Christmas, my friend!


Sunday 18th of December 2022

Molly, You are so welcome. I hope you have the best Christmas.


Sunday 18th of December 2022

Thanks for sharing Rachel. Have the best Christmas❤️❄️🎄


Sunday 18th of December 2022

Ann, You are welcome.