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Dirt Road Adventures – I’m a basket case!

Hey friends, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures. I’ve been a basket case this week.

Well, not literally, but I’ve been obsessed with baskets this past week.

I did a whole post on decorating with baskets for our Thrifting with the Gals series.

That same day, I visited the French Farmer’s Wife Barn Sale and found this great harvest basket.

Dirt Road Adventures - I'm a Basket Case - See my basket obsession from this past week.

I have wanted one for years, and they have one that I’ve dreamed about, but it was too large for my house.

So when I saw this smaller one, I knew immediately that I had to have it.

Now it’s time to take a look back at all the things happening at the end of our Dirt Road. In case you missed something on the blog, I’m sharing a recap and also lots of creative and fun things from around the web.

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

In addition to my basket adventures, I did a little thrift store shopping with my daughter in Greensboro, NC.

I found a few items that I’m excited to use.

The card file box is a great size, and I plan to paint it a fun color.

The cute leaf plates will be great for a fall tablescape and perfect appetizer plates for fall parties.

And you know I can always find a use for great vintage books.

Thrift Store Finds while shopping in Greensboro NC.  Card catalog, leaf dishes, and old vintage books.

We also spent a lot of time in the garden this week. I’m still transplanting some of my existing plants and added a few annuals to the landscape.

I was excited to see these blooms in the yard and couldn’t resist cutting a few for an upcoming tablescape.

Do you remember Gertrude and Heathcliff, our resident geese? Well, Heathcliff stood guard while Gertrude rested on her nest.

This week the results of their labor appeared in the form of 5 baby geese. They are so cute as babies but they grow up real fast and we are ready to see them move on.

We actually ordered some of this natural goose repellant for our front yard. They are welcome on the other side of the ponds.

In Case You Missed It

First, my husband and I are obsessed with making the Stack Recipes, and I shared our Poke Tuna Stack Recipe.

Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon, and this is one of my favorite tablescapes. Hopefully, it will help you to plan your own festive party. You might also like to see how to make the table runner using real fruit.

If you want ideas to freshen up your bedroom, check out these 5 Spring Bedroom Ideas.

And I know you love seeing what the Thrifting with the Gals have been up to, so be sure to see How To Decorate with Baskets.

I’ve wanted one of these over-the-table rod stands and finally got Brad to help me build one. You will not believe how easy it was, and we used recycled lumber, so it was cheap to make.

DIY project - How to Build a Decorative Stand - Over the Table Rod Stand DIY.

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

Are you familiar with Blue & White Cornishware? It’s beautiful, and Molly is sharing its history and her beautiful collection.

I love using old Scrabble tiles in my decor, so you know I loved Heidi’s DIY Plant Labels.

This dessert looks so yummy. Warning you are going to want to make it right away.

It’s gardening season, and you will not want to miss Stacy’s Early Spring Garden Tour.

My attention was grabbed with this LAZY GIRLS guide to growing Zinnias.

Have you seen Pottery Barn’s Succulent Wall Art? Well, wait until you see Jennifer’s budget option. It looks so good.

I love my chippy wheelbarrow, and CoCo’s Wheelbarrow container ideas are spot on.

Don’t miss the refreshing Avocado & Blackberry Salad Recipe.

Cinco de Mayo easy wreath idea with a straw hat and Mexican strip towel Cinco-De-Mayo-Supper-Club-3.jpg

What’s in my cart?

We used these clamps to hold our latest DIY project on our outdoor table.

I’m also using this tablecloth for an upcoming Mother’s Day Luncheon.

Wait until you see what I did with this punch.

To protect our yard, we ordered this natural goose repellant.

See All My Favorite Finds Here.

I hope you have the best Sunday!


Thursday 27th of April 2023

Catching up on everything you've been up to, Rachel! I always love seeing what you pick up at the thrift stores, roadside stands, and antique markets. You find the best stuff. I adore your basket. Thanks so much for including my wheelbarrow ideas. I really appreciate it. Hugs, CoCo


Saturday 29th of April 2023

CoCo, You are so welcome.


Tuesday 25th of April 2023

Thank you so much for the feature. I think that you are pretty amazing! Hugs to you.


Saturday 29th of April 2023

Renae, You are so welcome.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Monday 24th of April 2023

Rachel, you have so many ideas I need to catch up! Love everything about your baskets and those baby goslings are so adorable. Happy Sunday! Now it's time to go back and read what I missed last week.


Tuesday 25th of April 2023

Mary, Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you so much.


Monday 24th of April 2023

Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for sharing my Cornishware post today! I love love that new basket you got! Great find! Maddie and Cisco spent a lot of time last week chasing the geese off our lawn, haha! They are my natural goose repellant! No babies yet here, but oh my, yours are so cute! I am enjoying your beautiful spring weather vicariously -- we still have no leaves and today it is "feels like" 33. Yikes! Have a great week!


Monday 24th of April 2023

Molly, You are welcome. Rudy isn't very aggressive, and the geese aren't afraid of him. LOL. Hope you get warmer weather soon.


Monday 24th of April 2023

Oh my gosh those baby geese are adorable!!! Love the basket you found too Rachel! Thank you for sharing my scrabble tile plant markers, they are so easy to make & look cute in the garden too!


Monday 24th of April 2023

Thanks Heidi