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Dirt Road Adventures – New Adventures

Y’all, last week was a whirlwind of activities. I had the most blog posts obligations ever. I hope you enjoyed all the different topics. I’ll be sharing some behind the scenes adventures and sharing about all the changes getting ready to happen here at the Ponds.

Today on Dirt Road Adventures – New Adventures, I’m looking forward to sharing some exciting news and bring you up to date on all things happening this past week. In addition, I’ll share some of the fun adventures happening off the dirt road with my blogging friends.

The Exciting New adventure begins

I have some exciting news!! In less than a week my husband will officially be my full time handy man. LOL.

The company my husband has worked with for almost 45 years, offered an early retirement package to a select group of employees. This was so unexpected, but was a dream come true for us.

Over the past few weeks, we have felt like everything we have been working toward, just fell into place. We are truly blessed and know that by following our hearts, we made the right decisions.

You may know that we down sized and moved here to the Ponds in preparation for this day. We wanted to be in a position for my husband to retire without worry of debt.

I shared a post with you two weeks ago, but if you missed seeing why we did what we did, click here for more details.

It’s very scary to make changes to your lifestyle. As we started our down sizing adventure, we were uncertain that we would adapt easily. We were making a lot of changes all at once.

  • Living a Country Lifestyle
  • Living 20 minutes from town
  • Moving away from all our friends
  • Building a smaller home
  • All the work that would be required to refurbish the property.

However, 5 years into this adventure, we wouldn’t change a thing and we certainly are excited to see what this new adventure holds for us.

I share this with you today, in hope that it will encourage you to follow your heart and your instincts to live your best life.

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In other Dirt Road Adventures

I began the week with a fun girlfriend, sister, mother, grandmother or anyone, Easter Gift Idea.

Next, I took you on a Easter Screened Porch Spring Tour with some other fabulous bloggers.

Next, my girlfriends and I shared our Spring Tablescapes for our monthly Virtual Supper Club Parties.

Finally, we ended the week with all our recipes for our party. I was responsible for the dessert and here’s my Kahlua & Blue Bunny Delight recipe.

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

I can’t resist sharing one more tablescape with you this week. I just adore how Kristin at White Arrows Home style her Spring Table. The red and white dishes mixed with a birdhouse theme is just adorable.

A Gardening Adventure

My friend Kim at Shiplap & Shells shares a Gardening by The Month series for PNW, however, you can adapt it to your region. So much information and inspiration.

planting daffodil blooms in a vintage wheelbarrow In the March garden

An Easter Craft Adventure

My friend Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home shared these cute and easy Copper Foil Eggs. I can’t wait to try this craft. Check out her blog post for all the details.

How to Make Copper Foil Easter Eggs DIY
Spring Decorating Adventure

Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest shared Three Mantel Styling Ideas for Spring. I just love her vintage style.

I hope you enjoyed this past weeks adventures. I look forward to sharing a new DIY Project with you this last week of March.

Have the best Sunday!

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 29th of March 2021

I can't tell you how excited I am for you and your husband Rachel! That is just the best news. I know you will be keeping him very busy, and can't wait to see what projects you come up with. Thank you for featuring my garden post, my friend. I really appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Kim, Thank you for these encouraging words. I appreciate you so much.


Monday 29th of March 2021

That is exciting news! Just think of all the fun stuff y'all can do together now and all the extra hours he gets to help you around the house. ;) I wish we could do that. Best wishes.

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Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Cindy, Thank you so much Cindy. It will be different for sure.


Sunday 28th of March 2021

We made the copper foil eggs and they are beautiful and oh so easy to do. Love them!

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Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Kathie, I'm so glad you made them. Thanks for sharing.

Marlene Stephenson

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Congratulations on your husbands retirement. I love where you live and wish my home were more in the country but I retired 8yrs. ago and love traveling, veg. and flower gardening, and thrifting. Widowed ages ago and still seem to get things done.

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Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Marlene, That sounds wonderful. I hope to travel more also. I appreciate you for sharing.

Barbara at Mantel and Table

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Oh that sounds so wonderful Rachel! I'm so inspired - we're on the cusp of making some of those same decisions - and so glad you're happy with your choice! Congrats to you both! Also, your garden is lovely! I'm inspired there too! ;) Happy Sunday!

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Tuesday 30th of March 2021

Barbara, I really appreciate you for stopping by. Thanks so much.