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Dirt Road Adventures – Let’s Get This Party Started

Tis the season for Christmas parties, and this past week was all about getting ready for our annual Christmas Party.

This is just the beginning of all the holiday celebrations and this week on the blog I’ll be sharing some more ideas for holiday entertaining.

Today I’m taking you behind the scenes of our party, looking back at all that happened on the blog and some inspiration I found on the web. You don’t want to miss a minute.

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

Brad decided to add an old Christmas tree to the pier to greet our guests as they arrived for the Christmas Party. We loved seeing the Christmas lights reflected in the water.

We both worked hard to get the property and the farmhouse party-ready.

The Annual Christmas Party

We enjoyed good food and good times with friends at our annual Christmas party on Friday night.

I thought I’d share a few of the smiling faces with you. It was so good to celebrate the season with family and friends.

As always, I wish I’d taken more photos and captured every moment of the fun.

In Case You Missed It

First, a look at the DIY Greenhouse Decorated for Christmas.

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranates – Yum

Rudy loves to be front and center when I share the front porch. You can see more of him and all the foraged details on Farmhouse Porch Decorated for Christmas Tour.

I’ve been using this method to tie bows for years. On How to Tie a Gift Bow, you can learn the secret to making them perfect every time.

Although the loft is a casual space for us to relax, it’s filled with vintage finds. If you missed the tour, check out Industrial Loft Vintage Christmas Tour.

Click to see Loft Tour Video

Check out these 13 Gift Wrap Ideas for Christmas if you missed them yesterday.

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 Kim has the most charming cottage style, and I know you will get so much inspiration from her Christmas Bedroom Tour.

If you love the trend of using pink for Christmas, you have to see CoCo’s Soft & Romantic Farmhouse Christmas Tour. I had a difficult time choosing just one image to share with you.

Jayne’s Rustic Christmas Centerpiece speaks to my foraging, repurposed decorating heart. You can see her full tour on the Rustic Christmas Living & Dining Room Tour.

I love these gorgeous wreaths my friend Stacy shared on her 5 Easy Farmhouse Front Porch Christmas Decorating Ideas.

If you love a rustic log cabin in a winter wonderland setting, be sure to see this Christmas Home Tour.

You must see How To Decorate Bookshelves for a Vintage Christmas if you love the vintage decor.

Don’t miss these DIY Wool Felt Ornaments.

You know I love vintage, and these favorite ways to show off vintage collections are so fun.

This up-cycled cardboard box idea is so clever.

Coming This Week

  • More Entertaining Ideas
  • More Holiday Recipes
  • A Best of Thrifting with the Gals 2022
  • And much more… stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventures with you.


Wednesday 14th of December 2022

It looks like you guys had so much fun at the party, Rachel! I love how you arranged all the food and I know your home was gorgeous as always. Thanks so much for sharing my farmhouse holiday home tour. I really appreciate it! Hope you have the best week. I'm off to dive into these amazing links! Hugs, CoCo


Thursday 15th of December 2022

CoCo, Thank you so much for stopping by.


Monday 12th of December 2022

You are so amazing, my friend. Happy holidays to you.


Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Renae, You are so kind. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 12th of December 2022

Looks like a fun and memorable evening. Your home is so lovely and homey. Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas season!


Monday 12th of December 2022

Debra, Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 11th of December 2022

Happy Sunday Rachel. Your Christmas party looked very festive and fun. I also enjoyed your tour of the loft.


Monday 12th of December 2022

Wendy, I really appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.

Gail Fickle

Sunday 11th of December 2022

Looks like everyone enjoyed the party, could you let us know what you served and maybe a few of the recipes.


Sunday 11th of December 2022

Gail, That's a great post idea. Let me see what I can do.