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Dirt Road Adventures – Mother’s Day Ideas

Happy week before Mother’s Day! I thought I’d share a look back at this past week and give you some Mother’s Day Inspiration as well.

Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – Mother’s Day Ideas. This past week I shared a Mother’s Day Brunch Menu and Recipes that are so easy even I’ll make them. I wanted to expand on that post and share some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and other tips for Mother’s Day with you. In addition, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite blog posts from my friends.

Memories Of Mom – Mother’s Day Ideas

This will be the second Mother’s Day without my mom and last year I created a Memories of Mom Tablescape in her honor. My friend Ann from Dabbling and Decorating also created a tablescape in memory of her Mom, In My Mother’s Home. We both shared these tablescapes in one of my first blog hops. We never get over the loss of our Mom’s and it was so special for Ann and I to both honor our mom’s in this way. Here are a couple of the photo’s from last year.

Picture of my Mom from 1957
My Mom on the original pier at The Ponds before I was born.
Close of view of dishes I used in honor of my mom on Mother's Day.
The dishes that I remember my Mom using when I was a child.
Ann’s Mother’s beautiful Transferware

You can read the full blog post and link to Ann’s at Memories of Mom Tablescape.

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

First, I shared Best Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas which was part of a Pinterest Challenge

Then I shared these Easy Brunch Menu Recipes for Mother’s Day!

In addition, I worked with my husband to build an addition to our storage building. I also worked in the garden and managed to get some plants in the ground. I took advantage of the flowers already in bloom and will be sharing those with you next week.

I shared this project with you a few weeks ago, but it’s not to late to make one for Mother’s Day! This fun scrap fabric pillow can be made using sentimental fabrics, such as children’s clothing and would be treasured by any mom. You can see How to Make a Scrap Fabric Flower Pillow Here.

What Will Be In Bloom for Mother’s Day?

Here are some updates on what’s blooming at the end of the Dirt Road. Do you remember this view from last week? The buds were there but not in full bloom. I hope these hang around for at least another week.

Both of the petunia plants are volunteer from last year. They are already glorious.

The lilacs popped out over night. I’ll share some more of these gorgeous blooms next week.

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

Y’all know I love a good tin can craft and I fell in love with this vintage inspired look that Rachelle at My Hubbard Home shared. These would be so lovely for Mother’s Day Gifts as well.

May Day Flower Baskets

Beth at Creatively Beth designed these adorable free printable Mother’s Day Cards. What a great idea. Click here to see all the details.

Trio of FREE Mother's Day Cards to Print and Color by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #freeprintable #freedownload #coloring #mothersday #card #free

Kim at Shiplap and Shells shared Mother’s Day Inspiration in the Garden and I know you’ll be inspired by her tips.

Some of My Favorite Flowers to Plant for Mother's Day, including these roses

My good friend Kristin at White Arrows Home, who I rely on for my next great book, shared her latest recommendations here.

More Great Ideas for Mother’s Day

For The Gardener
For Pampering or Me time
For The Cook or Entertainer


Thursday 6th of May 2021

My mom passed away the beginning of March, so this will be the first Mom's day without her. I loved the way you created a table setting in honor of her, and that gave me the inspiration to put one together with the colors she loved! And thank you for featuring my tin cans for May Day. That was really sweet of you, Rachel. If you like, drop by the Friday with Friends link party and add your mom's day table setting. I'll be thinking of you and Ann on Sunday, and sending little prayers your way :)

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Sunday 9th of May 2021

Rachelle Thanks so much for letting me know.


Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Those dishes are so pretty Rachel! I'm looking forward to Mother's day too.

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Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Stacy, Thanks so much for stopping by.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

I love that you and Ann were able to honor your moms in such a wonderful way. It is so tough to not have a mom around for Mother's Day. I have my garden to help me through all the loss that this day reminds me of, and the flowers really help. I'm loving your lilacs. I am honored that you featured my blog post on Mother's Day inspiration Rachel. It means a lot.

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Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Kim, You are so sweet and I'm so sorry for your loss.


Monday 3rd of May 2021

This Mother's Day will also be my 2nd without my Mom. It was 2 years ago my siblings spent Mother's Day in the hospital with her and she passed during the night. Saddest day of my life. She was 89 and I miss her daily. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing. Julie

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Monday 3rd of May 2021

Julie, Thanks so much for your sweet compliments. Yes, it's so hard. My mom was 98, almost 99 and although she had a blessed life, I miss her daily.


Monday 3rd of May 2021

Thank you so much for thinking me of today Rachel💙💙💙

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Monday 3rd of May 2021

Ann, You are welcome.