Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures! It’s been a short week because we didn’t return from our Easter weekend until Tuesday. It took me all week to recover from vacation.
However, the trip was worth it because we had a great time celebrating with our beach families and enjoyed our time away. The food was delicious and the companionship was wonderful.
Brad and I made candied bacon to add to the Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar. Have you ever had candied bacon?
I’ll share the recipe soon. It’s yummy, and we have several recipes that we use it for. It’s particularly good in Bloody Marys.
Rudy had his first teeth cleaning experience last week, and this was the position he took all the next day. He also stayed mad at us for about 24 hours.
Brad worked at our daughter’s home, installing new flooring for her: two rooms down and one to go.
While he was out of town, I transplanted plants and separated hosta and phlox to spread the love around our landscape.
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This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
After being away from home for a week, getting back into the swing of things was hard.
I couldn’t come up with a single creative idea. Thankfully I had planned some projects before vacation.
As the week wore on, I felt more myself and began forming new plans.
You’ll get a hint when you see what’s in my cart. LOL
In Case You Missed It
First, one of the easiest DIY projects saved me $95.00. You can check out Easiest Pottery Barn Dupe.
Another dupe was this napkin decoupage decorative box tutorial.
Finally, if you love budget-friendly farmhouse-style kitchens, you’ll want to read Best Farmhouse Style Kitchen Ideas.
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
My friend Wendy is so creative; you’ll love the moss mushrooms she made.
My gardening friends are getting busy now that Spring has Sprung!
- Stacy shared How To Grow Zinnia’s and enjoy the flowers.
- Kim is working in her greenhouse, and you’ll want to check out her Cut Flower Gardening Do’s & Don’ts.
- Jennifer helped me by sharing about Planting Early Spring Vegetables.
I loved following along on Mary’s Guest Cottage Rejuvenation.
You’ll also love KariAnne’s 12 Ideas to Make Your House Look More Expensive
If you love banana pudding, wait until you see this Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cake – YUMMY!
What’s In My Cart
Y’all, I finally came up with new crafty ideas, and this week I ordered this Flower Punch.
Then that creative Amazon site suggested another one, so I ordered this unique punch also.
Who wants a bunch of flowers without any leaves, so I ordered this leaf punch. I can’t wait for you to see my idea.
If you remember these battery-operated candles from last week, I finalized that order, and they will arrive shortly.
If you missed these clever lighting ideas, you will find them all right here.
You can also see all the materials used for the decorative box tutorial.
What Coming Soon?
- Another Stacked Salad Recipe. You’ll want to get these soon if you haven’t ordered your metal cake stacks.
- Also a Delicious Fruit Salad with Beet Recipe that you don’t want to miss.
- Help planning your Cinco de Mayo Party.
- Thrifting with the Gals – How To Decorate With Vintage Baskets
- And More so stay tuned.