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Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures: Easter Sunday! This is where 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.

How was your week? I was really busy planning my Spring decorating.

If you have seen all the blog posts, you know I have Spring and Easter DIY ideas galore. I’m just trying to make time to get everything in my head accomplished.

So stay tuned. I’m not out of ideas yet! LOL

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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


I hope you had a great week. Rudy went to a new groomer last week. He was way overdue for a spa day. He looked so handsome after getting all cleaned up.

While we waited for Rudy, we strolled through the Collectors Antique Mall and Minkology in Downtown Asheboro. Although there were many items that I loved, I came home empty-handed. We didn’t have time to explore any of the other shops but I plan to revisit asap. You can read about thrifting in Asheboro, NC, for shop details.

Pickled Asian Cucumbers recipe. Crunchy Chinese Cucumbers.


Looking for a quick and easy side dish recipe with an Asian flair? You have to try these crunchy, delicious Chinese Pickled Cucumbers. Tossing the Chinese Pickled Cucumber recipe together takes minutes, and after one hour, it’s ready to serve. Plus, you can use these simple pantry staples to achieve the tangy Chinese cuisine flavors.


DIY Craft Decoupage Napkin Rings. Budget Friendly Napkin Ringds.

Craft Stunning Blue & White Napkin Rings With Budget Friendly Decpupage

Want to dress up your table setting with stylish napkin rings? Consider this easy DIY Napkin Ring, Budget-Friendly Decoupage Idea when you can’t find exactly what you are looking for at a reasonable price. You can create fantastic custom table decor like these Blue and White Napkin Rings for a fraction of the high-end boutique store versions. Gather some inexpensive thrift store napkin rings and a few napkins, and you are all set.


How to preserve Moss and make it last. How to keep moss fresh looking.

How Long Does Preserved Moss Last? And How To Keep It Fresh!

Y’all, I love using natural elements in my decor, and today I’m going to answer the question “How Long Does Preserved Moss Last?” and share “How to Keep It Looking New with an easy solution.”


Budget DIY Chinoiserie Tablescape. Asian themed tablescape.

Budget Blue & White Chinoiserie Tablescape: Easy DIY Ideas

Creating a stylish and sophisticated table setting doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out these creative ideas for a stunning blue and white Chinoiserie tablescape that won’t break the bank. Learn how to combine budget-friendly, DIY blue & white Chinoiserie decor with unique thrifted finds for a touch of authentic charm. Create a rustic but elegant dinner party setting that your guests will swoon over.


DIY Dollar Tree Easter wreath hanging on vintage farmhouse door.

3 Easy Easter Wreath Ideas with Dollar Tree Egg Frame 2024

Have you stopped by Dollar Tree to see all the amazing Easter decor? I couldn’t resist filling my cart with packages of wooden Easter eggs, carrots, and those great egg-shaped Easter wreath frames. If you are looking for DIY Easter Wreath inspiration, you are in the right place. You can make these three budget-friendly adorable wreaths for under $20.00 with Dollar Tree Craft Supplies.


Spicy Chinese Pickled Cucumber Side Dish. Dinner party side dish ideas.

5 Easy & Tasty Chinese Recipe Ideas to Spice Up a Dinner Party

Craving a taste adventure that’ll wow your guests without breaking a sweat? Look no further than these 5 easy & tasty Chinese recipes! If you are planning a small gathering of friends or a larger party, you can ditch the takeout and impress your guests with these flavorful Chinese Dinner Ideas.


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

I’m always looking for new DIY ideas, and I love Jennifer’s Vintage Butterfly Botanical Wall Art idea.

I have always loved topiaries, and Cindy’s reasons to love topiaries made me want to add more to my collection. LOL

My mouth is watering over these delicious sounding Strawberry Cookies my friend Tammy shared.

I love deviled eggs and can’t wait to try Michelle’s Spicy Bacon Deviled Eggs Recipe.

It sounds like it might go perfectly with KariAnne’s Peach Sweet Tea Recipe. And only two ingredients – YUM!

I wish I had fresh lemons in my garden to make this adorable Fresh Lemon Wreath from my friend Wendy.

If you are gearing up for Easter luncheons or dinner parties, check out Chloe’s adorable Peter Rabbit Tablescape idea.

These faux concrete planters look amazing, and Jen shares how easy they are to make.

Don’t forget to get your copy of my friend Stacy’s new book! It’s amazing! Get your copy here.


Monday 26th of February 2024

Love your topiary ideas been working/ thinking what I like to do.....Thank You for all you do here ....


Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Eva, I really appreciate this. I am thankful you like them.

Wendy McMonigle

Monday 26th of February 2024

You are always so full of great ideas, Rachel; I don't know how you do it! Loved your cucumber recipe and all of the darling wreaths you made this week. Thank you for sharing my lemon wreath this week.


Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Wendy, You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 25th of February 2024

Such a nice picture of Rudy in the garden! He is so handsome and looks so happy with his grooming!

Wow! That picture of the antique shop just makes me want to go! We do not have antique shops with such interesting items here. You are so fortunate to live so close! I could see quite a few things that would love to come home to our house! If we ever get down your way, we will definitely be going to the antique shops.

Have a great week!


Monday 26th of February 2024

Mary-Ann, We are fortunate to have several within driving distance. I hope you can make a trip soon.


Sunday 25th of February 2024

One of these days I'm getting to NC and just from those 2 photos, I can already tell I better bring a trailer! So many fun things to buy! How do you say no? Gaaah! Thank you for featuring my topiary post. I really appreciate it. Happy Weekend Rachel. And btw, I love all the pics of handsome Rudy. ;)


Monday 26th of February 2024

Cindy, I'd love for you to come and visit. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 25th of February 2024

This was fun and Asheboro D.T. is looking fabulous. I haven't been there in years, but will put it on my list of great antique places to go see. Thank you for the post.


Sunday 25th of February 2024

Diana, Downtown is a happening place these days.