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Dirt Road Adventures – Landscaping Idea

Hey y’all are not going to believe this but we’ve been home for over a week.

After spending so much time remodeling our beach cottage over the winter and spring, it feels odd to be home for an extended period of time.

Tiny House Remodel - Beach Cottage Before and After

However, we did get some work done around the yard and even enjoyed a few evenings in the pool.

Landscaping Adventures

Here’s a little behind the scenes from this past week.

First, when Brad returned home after Memorial Day, he found that most of our mulch had washed into the driveway and onto the concrete around the pool.

We don’t have any level ground around our home and during a heavy rain, everything washes toward the ponds.

We decided we needed to create a barrier around the natural areas in our landscape.

Since we have an abundance of field rock in the pastures, for free, we got our workout by gathering them in the gator.

Next, we began placing a barrier wall of rock around our landscape mulch areas.

We will be gathering more rocks next week.

However, we got a lot accomplished.

We are amazed by how much better this looks and can’t believe it’s taken us 6 years to think of this solution. Plus… it’s free, except for the labor and hopefully our mulch will not wash away.

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

The Low Country Boil Kraft Paper Tablecloth was featured on Karins Kottage Link Party last week.

New Blog Alert

Friends I’m so excited that my friend Molly from Molly in Maine has just launched her blog.

Molly has such a beautiful account on Instagram and we have been insta-buddies for several years. I’m so excited to now follow her blog for more in-depth information about her home on the coast of Maine.

Click here to see her newly launched blog and below is a sneak peek of what’s in store.

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

Isn’t this Summer Farmhouse Style Dining Room just stunning. Leslie shares her creative Summer Entertaining Ideas in her carriage house.

This is the cutest Garden Ornament DIY by Michele at Vintage Home Designs.

Jen shared her Summer Rainbow Pallet Mantel this week and I just had to share all the cuteness with you. How fun is this room?

Master Gardener Stacy shared her Complete Guide to Hydrangea Care.

Check out this Patriotic Door Basket from my friend Jennifer.

Carol gave us some great inspiration with 10 Stunning Summer Decor Ideas.

You will love seeing Kim’s Beach Cottage Summer Tour.

And check out these Simple Summer Bedroom Ideas from Meeghan.

Plus, more Countrified Charm in these 3 bedrooms that Cindy shared.

I love dried lavender and Marie shared How to harvest and dry Lavender

This clever idea from Renae to Customize Store Bought Curtains to Fit Your Style.

Don’t miss Ann’s Best Housewarming Gift Ideas.

What’s In My Cart

I previously purchase this White Sun Visor and LOVE IT. I’ve worn it out and so I’ve just ordered a replacement.

I have a project that I needed this Chalking White Spray Paint.

Now that my hair is growing out, I’m loving this Air Brush Dryer.

This and this came in one day and shhh… it’s a gift. You can still get one for that special someone.

Coming This Week

I’m looking forward to share a Summer Home Tour with you.

In addition, I have a new DIY Wreath Project and Thrifting With The Gals all coming this week.

Plus… a few surprises.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 18th of June 2022

I'm loving your stone border Rachel. You live in such a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing my home tour.


Sunday 19th of June 2022

Kim, You are so welcome.


Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Thanks so much for sharing my farmhouse bedrooms. I really appreciate it! I laughed out loud when I read that it took you 6 years to think of the rock edging for your beds. Sounds like something we'd do! It looks great but also back breaking. Gotta love free though!


Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Thanks Cindy, it wasn’t too back breaking for me. My husband did the heavy lifting! LOL

Jennifer Howard

Monday 13th of June 2022

Girl, how cute are you next to your Gator!!! Also, your field stones look fantastic...all I dig up are chunks of granite up here. I always know Jen from Tatertots&Jello's pictures...they always make me so happy!! Thanks for sharing me this week!!! Have a great week!


Monday 13th of June 2022

Jennifer, We have an abundance of rock here and bad soil. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Rachel, gathering, hauling and placing field stone is a lot of work. But what an attractive solution to your drainage problem! Love all the great shares this week.


Monday 13th of June 2022

Thanks Mary, it was a lot of work but we actually enjoyed it!

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 12th of June 2022

You always share the most beautiful blog posts Rachel. I look forward to each and everyone of your posts.


Sunday 12th of June 2022

Thanks Wendy, I really appreciate you checking them out and I appreciate your feedback.