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Dirt Road Adventures: It’s Persimmon Season

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – It’s Persimmon Season. Each Sunday, we review all the exciting events behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This weekly recap ensures you don’t miss any of our adventures.

Dirt Road Adventures - It's Persimmon Season and time to make persimmon pudding from Mama's recipe

I’m so glad you stopped by today. What an exciting and busy week we have had. As you are reading this, I’m heading to Waco, Texas.

Yes, I’m so excited.

I planned my first trip to Waco for the Spring of 2020, but the trip was canceled, as you can imagine. So, 3 1/2 years later, I’m finally on my way.

Like the previous one, this trip is part business and part pleasure.

I’ll be meeting up with all my blogging friends from across the country to learn from each other and hear from the best in the industry. There will be lots of inspiring workshops and a little time for shopping at Magnolia as well.

Have you ever been to Waco? If so, share with me what you enjoyed the most. I’ll be checking my comments.

I can’t wait to share all about the trip next week on Dirt Road Adventures

Dirt Road Adventures - It's Persimmon Season and I'm headed to Waco Texas and Magnolia Market

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

This past week was filled with preparations for my trip and getting everything set up for next weeks blog posts.

In addition, it’s persimmon season, and this year looks like it will be good for them.

Brad has already picked up several containers for our daughter and friends.

Gather persimmons to make a persimmon pudding on Dirt Road Adventures - I'ts Persimmon Season

Did you see my Mama’s Persimmon Pudding Recipe I shared this past week? My mama made the best and my daughter follows in her footsteps and will be making me one for my birthday.

If you’d like to give it a try, READ RECIPE.

Mama's Persimmon Pudding Recipe - the perfect fall dessert.

In Case You Missed It

Farmhouse loft with dry bar made with chicken feeder and old hospital cabinet. vintage small desk and chair.

Discover the Ultimate Fall Decorations in this Industrial Farmhouse Loft Tour

If you are looking for Industrial Farmhouse style decorating ideas, you will discover the ultimate fall decorating in this Industrial Farmhouse Loft Tour. Industrial Farmhouse Fall Decorations can be used to decorate many home styles. You will find ideas that will work well with rustic country, farmhouse country chic, cottage, and modern mid-century style homes.


Side table with fall decor. Vintage basket, vintage books, pottery barn lamp dupe.

How to Set Up a Stylish Budget-Friendly Fall Table Vignette.

Decorating your home for fall is about adding warm colors and cozy textures to create inviting fall vignettes. Learn how to add budget-friendly style to a fall table set-up with seasonal elements. A table vignette is a small arrangement of decorative items on a table, book shelf, mantel or other surface. It can be as simple as a few pumpkins and leaves or a vintage vignette with collected thrift store finds and antiques.


Sweet and Salty Sweet Potato Bake. White Ironstone Plate.

Sweet Potato Bake With A Sweet And Salty Twist

Looking for a delicious Sweet Potato Bake Recipe? You have to check out this sweet and salty caramel with sea salt Sweet Potato Bake.


Creative cheap Halloween tablescape.

Creative & Cheap Dollar Tree Halloween Table Decoration Ideas

I’ve always loved Halloween, but I rarely decorate because I don’t want to spend much money on the decorations. But then I discovered Dollar Tree Halloween decor and picked up many great items for Halloween Table decorations. If you are looking for Halloween decoration cheap ideas that are still creative and stylish, you’ll be amazed at what I found.


Dollar Tree Halloween tablescape Centerpiece. Spooky centerpiece.

Cheap and Easy Halloween Centerpiece Using Dollar Tree Decor

Looking for Cheap Halloween Decoration ideas to celebrate the season? How about a Witches Brew Centerpiece? This DIY Halloween Centerpiece is spooky and easy to make using Dollar Tree decor. The Dollar Tree DIY Centerpiece is affordable, costing less than $12.00 to make.


6 Fabulous Fall Recipes.Halloween Dinner Party Recipes.

6 + Fabulous Fall Recipes Perfect For A Halloween Dinner Party

Looking for new fall recipes to wow your guests? Don’t miss today’s Halloween Dinner Party menu and recipes. Plus,… some additional recipes perfect for any occasion.


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

What’s In My Cart

I didn’t get a chance to do any thrift store shopping this week, but I did add a few items to my cart.

I’m stocking up on DIY and Craft Supplies. I’ve added several new items to my Amazon DIY Storefront.

Plus.. I’m getting ready for Christmas; you can click below for craft items I’m stocking up on.

Prepare for Thanksgiving with these tableware ideas

More Favorites for Fall

Coming Soon…

  • Creative DIY to Display Copper Pots
  • Recycle Tin Can Project
  • DIY Rustic Ladder Decorating
  • Elements of Nature Autumn Decorating Ideas
  • A Stunning Fall Wreath from Nature
  • Thrifting and Collecting Pottery
  • And More…

I appreciate you for following along on my journey. I hope you have the best week and I look forward to sharing all my adventures with you.


Wednesday 18th of October 2023

You are so sweet to share my pumpkin spice bars with cream cheese icing, Rachel, thank you. I have a big family with lots of picky eaters and since we can all agree on these I look forward to making them all season. Hope you had a blast in Waco and soaked up lots of extra time with blog friends. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo


Thursday 19th of October 2023

CoCo, You are welcome and yes, the Waco trip was amazing and we had the best time.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Rachel, thank you SO much for sharing my pink fall mantel in my dining room. Been out of internet range and finally got a chance to read your Sunday post. You are the best!


Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

Mary, You are so welcome.


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Thanks so much for sharing my fall reading list! I have not been to Waco and definitely wish I was going with you. Have the best time, Rachel! Safe travels! 💛


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Kim I'll miss seeing you here. Thanks.


Sunday 1st of October 2023

I live an hour from Waco, have been to Magnolia several times! It's always fun to visit and shop there. Try to see the downtown area, too, if you can! LOTS of great antique shops, unique boutiques, eateries, etc. All along Franklin and Washington Avenues, from University Parks Dr. down to 18th St. Just a FUN area!


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Brigitte, Just arrived and can't wait to explore. Thanks for the tips.

Laura Ingalls Gunn

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Rachel, I live just an hour and a half from Waco. A trip to the Silos is always in order. Magnolia Table is a good restaurant as well as the classic Health Camp burgers. If you love vintage fashion and true western wear then a visit to The Style Station is a must. Have fun!


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Laura, Thanks for the tips. Are you coming to Achieve? I'd love to meet you in person.