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Dirt Road Adventures: Pollen Season, Porches, and Prom

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures: Pollen Season & Porches! 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.

Hey friends, and thanks for stopping by. This past week was busy as we tried to work in the yard and get the outdoor areas spruced up. A neighbor asked to have their daughter’s prom pictures taken on our property, and you know we wanted to make it look as nice as possible. However, the combination of rain, wind, and pollen set us back slightly. Our new mulch didn’t arrive as planned, but we added a few flowers and tried to clean everything up.

They were such a sweet group and were all so lovely.

We are in the midst of pollen season, and we could wash the porch every few hours. I’ve decorated the porch, but I keep bringing things back inside. I feel like I’ve got pollen stuck in my teeth whenever I’m outside for a few minutes.

Thankfully, we cover our screened porch from winter through May, which keeps most of the pollen out and prevents things from getting blown around in the wind. It is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. I appreciate all your kind comments about the screen porch decorated with birdhouses. I’m so glad you liked it.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

In addition to the prom photo shoot, we started thinking about the upcoming reasons to throw a party. Did you realize that the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo are both on the same weekend? It’s a little hard to throw two parties back to back. However, I shared some ideas for both. Stay tuned because I’ll be sharing more Kentucky Derby ideas over the next couple of weeks.

In Case You Missed It

DIY Cinco De Mayo tablescape. Lime printed table runner with iron skillet and Cinco De Mayo place settings.

7 Best Cinco De Mayo Table Setting Ideas

Want some fun ideas to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style? Here are my 7 Best Cinco De Mayo Table Setting Ideas, and I’m excited to share them with you today. Using these valuable tips, you will learn how to set a budget-friendly, fun, and festive Cinco De Mayo tablescape.


Tricks to help hang picture frames. Lopsided picture frame fixes.

Master The Art Of Picture Hanging: Easy Tips & Tricks

Tired of lopsided picture frames and endless damage to your walls? Transform your wall décor from frustrating to fabulous with our guide on how to hang a picture frame! This article unveils easy tips and tricks that will have you hanging art frames like a pro in no time.


Easy DIY Topiaries sitting on a bakers rack. Wooden village .

Easy DIY Topiaries You Can Make Yourself

If you are like me and love the look of fresh greenery topiaries but fail to keep them alive for a hot minute, you will love these DIY Topiaries. With these step-by-step instructions, you can make your own authentic-looking topiary in a few minutes.


Farmhouse Mantel Decorations. Springtime mantel decorations.

Springtime Mantel Decor Refresh: 7 Budget Farmhouse Ideas

Looking for creative decorating ideas to refresh your Springtime mantel decor? Look no further and get ready for some refreshingly light and airy decorating ideas. Transform your home with these budget-friendly ideas for farmhouse Spring mantel decor, which include a mix of DIY, vintage, and thrift store finds.


Display of vintage thrift store finds. Clay  pots displayed in vintage cabinet.

Creative Display Ideas for Vintage & Thrift Store Finds: Pro Tips

Want to learn how to display your vintage collections and thrift store finds tastefully? If so, you’re in luck! There are plenty of ways to decorate your home with thrift store finds and vintage treasure collections that are budget-friendly and stylish.


DIY Horse Race Game made from plywood, golf tees, playing cards, dice and chips. Derby Horse Race Game.

DIY Wood Horse Race Game: Thrilling Derby Fun For All Ages

Ready to bring the excitement of the derby racetrack right into your living room? This DIY Wood Horse Race Game is a perfect family activity that’s both fun to build and thrilling to play! Looking for a fun party game? The Horse Race Derby Game is a crowd-pleasing addition to your Kentucky Derby party games. Great for all ages.


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

What’s In My Cart

It’s been a slow shopping week, but I have a few things to share. First, I returned these Floral Stamps because they were a lot smaller than I expected. If you are working on a small project, they are of good quality. But I did find some that I hope will be the size I need.

I also have been thinking about Mother’s Day and found some great gardening books that I’m sure anyone would like to receive. Click the image below to see details.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas - Garden and Flower Books.
DIY Planter and Wreaths combined with Faux Boxwood topiary for inviting Farmhouse front porch.

Coming Soon

  • Thrifting With The Gals
  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide
  • Kentucky Derby Dinner Party Ideas

Thanks for stopping by today, and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.


Wednesday 17th of April 2024

How fun that you had a photo shoot for the kids at your property. I'm sure they loved it. Thanks so much for sharing my coffee table with old metal baskets!


Wednesday 17th of April 2024

Debra, You are welcome. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.