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Dirt Road Adventures – Last Weeks Adventures

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures, a look back at all the behind-the-scenes blogging adventures and inspiring ideas I found online.

I hope you had a wonderful week and that your Mother’s Day was a special day!

We spent the day in Greensboro with our daughter and son-in-law and visited a couple of their favorite breweries.

Here we are at Oden Brewery, located in a historic building with an amazing story behind the brewery. You know how I love old architecture? This building was a soft drink bottling company in the 1930s and ’40s.

Decades after closing its doors, the old Buffalo Bottling Plant has been refurbished by the original owner’s great-grandson. You can sit in the great outdoor space they’ve created and listen to live music, grab a bite from the food trucks that rotate to this venue, and enjoy a tasty brew.

If you are like me, you will love just looking at all the historical architectural elements inside the brewery.

Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

Grandpup Sitting

We stayed in Greensboro for three nights to sit with the grand pups and to finish installing new flooring. Brad has been working on their upstairs flooring one room at a time, and he finished the primary bedroom this trip. Finally, their home is carpet free!

While Brad did most of the work, I could work on my blog posts and play with the doggies. There is nothing like waking up to 3 of them bouncing on you. LOL

If you give attention to one of them, the other two will not be left out. After losing Pumpkin just before Christmas, Millie is Jennifer and Jason’s new puppy.

Millie is a mini-goldendoodle, just like Rudy, and as she’s filling out, it’s hard to tell them apart. The Yorkie is Jackson, and he’s a tough little fella to put up with the other two.

Millie, it appears, has picked up some bad habits from her grandparents (haha) and is now the princess of the sunroom sofa.

I’ve had several questions about why Rudy was wearing a cone. You may have seen him wearing it in the videos I posted.

Rudy in cone of shame.

Rudy hasn’t healed from an anal gland rupture a few months ago. He’s had two rounds of anti-biotics, but it’s not healing properly because he will not leave it alone. So he’s in the cone unless we have eyes on him 100% of the time.

However, he is the best boy and doesn’t mind wearing the cone, which I find amazing. In fact, Brad pretended to put the cone on Millie, and Rudy was not happy about that. LOL!

In Case You Missed It

With Memorial Day just around the corner, the week began with 25 Creative Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day. You may also be planning outdoor parties, and this DIY Kraft Paper Tablecloth will add to the festivities.

If you like Hydrangeas, you will want to make this Twig Vase Hydrangea Arrangement.

Don’t miss our Thrifting Adventure in Southport, NC. See where to shop and which restaurants to check into.

Want to add vintage style to your outdoor living spaces? See 7 Vintage Outdoor Vintage Decor Ideas.

Vintage Outdoor Kitchen Decor and What to look for.  Dirt Road Adventures

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

It’s mental health awareness month, and Stacy is sharing Why Gardening is Good For Your Mental Health.

You saw that I love hydrangeas and want more real ones in my landscape, so Kelly’s 12 Things You Need To Know About Hydrangeas was helpful.

Do you have a sweet tooth? You’ll love Renae’s Chocolate Charcuterie Board Idea.

Want to make a Fern Wreath? See Jen’s easy tutorial.

I love live edge wood tables, and Regina shares how you can make one. I can’t wait to try this.

I also can’t wait to try these Fabric Covered Flower Pots that Amy shared.

Oh, and wait until you see Lora’s Vintage Seed Packet Flower Pot Wreath.

Y’all know that I’m basket obsessed, so Debra’s Vintage Basket Ideas are so inspiring.

I can’t get enough tips for Starting Raised Garden Beds, so I’m pinning all of KIm’s ideas.


What’s In My Cart

Y’all, I’m all about the porch and outdoor spaces this week. Therefore, here are a few things that have arrived and other’s I’m considering.

I’m so excited to add this rug by our front doors. Here are some other rugs I considered.

I needed a new hat with sun protection.

I’m loving these motion-activated night lights.

Shhh…. My husband is getting this for Father’s Day!

You are going to love this new bedding.

Plus… Here are all the ones I was trying to choose from.

Historic Southport, NC

Coming Soon….

  • An Old Fashioned Dessert Recipe
  • Planning a Father’s Day Dinner Party
  • Menu Planning for Father’s Day
  • A Summer Home Tour – 10 Budget-Friendly Bedroom Updates That You’ll Love
  • Summer Porch Decor
  • Patriotic Ideas & DIY Projects

Thank you for letting me share my adventures with you. I appreciate you for stopping by weekly and welcome any input or suggestions you may have.

Have the best Sunday!

Lora Bloomquist

Monday 22nd of May 2023

Thanks for sharing my Seed Packet Flower Pot Wreath, Rachel. So glad you had an enjoyable Mom's Day:)


Thursday 25th of May 2023

Lora, You are so welcome. Thanks.

Wendy McMonigle

Monday 22nd of May 2023

You sure have had a busy week! love all those sweet puppies.


Thursday 25th of May 2023

Wendy, It was crazy busy.


Sunday 21st of May 2023

All that sweet puppy love! I hope Rudy is feeling 100% in no time! Always fun reading your adventures, friend. Thank you so much for sharing my raised bed garden post! 💛


Thursday 25th of May 2023

Kim, You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Lois Angers

Sunday 21st of May 2023

Thank you for your cheerful messages and connections to so many creative crafters. I can never leave your blog without finding something to inspire me. I hope you can continue your emails and Dirt Road Adventures in the coming years.


Thursday 25th of May 2023

Lois, I'm so glad you are enjoying my posts. Thanks so much for lifting me up today with your encouraging comments.


Sunday 21st of May 2023

Happy Sunday, Rachel. Thank so much for sharing my fern wreath. I appreciate it!


Thursday 25th of May 2023

Jen, You are welcome.