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Dirt Road Adventures – Preparing For Fall

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.

It’s hard to believe, but most of last week was spent preparing for Fall Decorating. Although the days have been hot, I am already seeing a change with cooler mornings and noticing some leaves beginning to drop.

We have had rain almost every day this week, and I told my husband I could feel fall weather coming as we were on our morning walk.

With these thoughts looming, I worked on a few fall projects, did a little vintage/thrift store shopping, and shared some Fall inspiration with you.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

Have you started any fall decorating? I have not pulled out a single pumpkin, but I have begun storing away some of my summer decor.

It’s been a slow process because I’ll also try to choose some items to sell or donate. If you’ve been around awhile, you know these decisions don’t come easy. I get attached, and I’m always thinking “I might could repurpose that some day”.

So as of today, I have one item in the resale box and several to be packed away for next year.

Do you have trouble letting go of things? Tell me I’m not alone!

Thrifting Adventure

One exciting thing happened, I found a really cool antique store desk at the Habitat ReStore. It was such a great deal, and I had to have it.

Dirt Road Adventures - Thrifting with The Gals - Thrift Store Find Antique Desk.

However, this means I have to sell the old handcrafted desk and chair that I’ve had in this spot for a few years. I still love it, but look at the cute details on the antique one, and Brad said one has to go.

In Case You Missed It

There were several projects and a few blog hops this week on Dirt Road Adventures Preparing for Fall. I hope you enjoy all the ways to prepare for fall decorating.

How To Rust Metal Faster – Tin Can Projects – If you like the look of a rusty tin can for rustic decorating, you’ll love learning how to rust metal faster with these simple ingredients.

Decorating For Cheap With Damaged Thrift Store Finds – If you are a thrift store junky like me, you’ve probably seen your fair share of damaged thrift store finds. You can turn those cheap thrift store items into stylish cheap home decor.

Pottery Barn Napkin Ring Dupe – Do you love the Seasonal Decor at Pottery Barn? If so, you will love these budget-friendly creative ideas for Napkin Rings, Pottery Barn Style. 

10 Fall DIY Craft Ideas To Make Now – Are you looking for some budget-friendly Autumn Decor ideas? Check out these creative fall craft ideas that are easy and inexpensive. 

15 Stunning Ways To Decorate With Vintage Milk Glass – If you are a vintage shopper, you most likely have vintage milk glass pieces. It is a beautiful and versatile material that can add a touch of elegance to any style home.

In Other News

We had a blast on Friday night in Downtown Asheboro, along with everyone else in Randolph County. LOL

The Eagles tribute band On The Border performed to a record crowd for the “Friday Night Rockin’ The Park” free concert series.

I love our little downtown, filled with quaint antique and thrift stores. If you missed Thrifting in Asheboro, NC, you can click here to see more about the restaurants and shopping available in my hometown.

Dirt Road Adventures behind the scenes - Friday Night Rockin In The Park.

Then we ended the weekend at a Baby Shower. One of our dear friends, son and daughter-in-law were the guest of honor. So much fun catching up with all our friends.

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 really appreciate these Natural and Organic Methods of Pest Control In Your Garden.

Want to plan a tea party? Check out How To Host The Most Beautiful and Elegant Tea Party.

I love mixing and matching plate patterns and just picked up some great tips from this expert blogger.

So many great tips on How to Transition From Summer To Fall Decorating, and you also need to read 17 Ways To Ease Into Fall. Both will give clear steps to make the transition smooth.


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Such a fun weekend, Rachel! I've been at Loblolly and was helping my Mom go through some things and she had the same "what if I need this and can't find it again when I'm ready" reaction going through her things too. It's hard when you're a collector or a treasure hunter and have so many fabulous pieces. I totally get the pull. Thanks so much for sharing my simple ways to ease into the fall season. It's still crazy hot here but as long as the humidity stays low I'm happy to pretend it's on the way :) Hugs, CoCo


Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

CoCo, you are so welcome.

michele - vintage home designs

Monday 14th of August 2023

I am with you Rachel, on not wanting to part with things. I always think I might want to use it again another time.

I love your leaf napkin rings! They turned out so cute.

And thank you so much for sharing my post about transitioning from summer to fall decor!!


Tuesday 15th of August 2023

Michele, I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Thanks for stopping by.

Teri Pickens

Monday 14th of August 2023

Rachel, I love your antique store desk! I will also be trying the napkin ring DIY! Thank you so much every week for such inspiration on your blog post! Have a wonderful week, Teri


Monday 14th of August 2023

Teri, Thank you for your kind words. You have really encouraged me, and I appreciate it. Have a blessed day.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 13th of August 2023

Rachel, Oh that desk from Habitat is such a score! I love it and never think to shop there....The concert in the park also looks like such fun. There is something about listening to music outside that makes is so much more festive. Happy Sunday! Great post.


Monday 14th of August 2023

Mary, I'm so glad you like my new desk. Thank you for stopping by today.