Skip to Content

Dirt Road Adventures: Spring Break

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures: Spring break! 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, I hope you have had a good week. We spent the week at our beach cottage with 3 fur babies. We had more than a few mishaps with elderly grand fur baby. We felt he was homesick and a little confused. But we all survived, and they are back home with their parents. Whew!

In other news we got to spend some time with our beach neighbors and even got a little shopping in.

Did you see the lamp I found for the screened porch? It is just the cutest and I couldn’t believe the price.

Spring Bird Lamp at Ivy Cottage while thrifing in Wilmington, NC

See how it looks in its new spot at the end of the post.

(Posts on The Ponds Farmhouse may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. See the full disclosure details here.)

Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

Before we traveled to the beach, I had prepared all my blog post shares for the week. Here’s a quick recap in case you missed it.

Adventures on the Blog: In Case You Missed It

Aged DIY Vintage Terra Cotta Clay Pots on potting bench.

Easy DIY to Age Clay Pots: Vintage Terra Cotta Pots

Love the look of old Vintage Clay pots? Here is a quick and easy DIY process to make your new pots look like vintage, aged terra cotta pots that have been in your garden for years. This easy DIY idea to age new clay pots will have you running to the store for new pots.


DIY Grapevine Topiary in farmhouse with candles.

How to Make a DIY Grapevine Topiary: A Fun and Easy Project

Are you good with houseplants? I do much better with outdoor plants but love the look of greenery topiaries for indoor decor. This grapevine topiary is an easy DIY project, and you can make it in about 30 minutes. You only need a few supplies, and you will love the results. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about killing it. LOL


Wall featuring old family photos. How to Display old family photos.

Unique Ideas To Use Inherited Old Family Photos

Are you ready for some family photo ideas? When faced with boxes and boxes of old vintage family photos, the temptation to discard them can be overwhelming. So, what can you do with Old Family Photos?


You can also see DIY Custom Photo Mat for Vintage PIctures and How To Hang A Gallery Wall Without Any Mistakes.

DIY Door Wreath for Spring and Summer hanging on shutter.

20 DIY Spring & Summer Wreaths: Stunning Budget Door Decor

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to decorate our front doors! If you are looking for creative springtime wreath ideas, I’ve got you covered. These 20 budget-friendly stunning Spring and Summer wreaths are perfect for outdoors or enhancing indoor decor. From gorgeous florals to greenery to patriotic wreaths, you are sure to find the ideal wreath ideas to carry you through the spring and summer decorating seasons.


Easy Basket Centerpiece decorating ideas. Baskets hanging in DIY Greenhouse.

Easy Basket Centerpiece & Tablescape Vignette Ideas

Do you love a basket flower arrangement? A woven basket adds so much texture to a table arrangement. I love arranging flowers for a basket centerpiece, and I’m sharing some easy spring basket centerpiece and tablescape vignette ideas.


Unique ways to decorate with Birdhouses. Bird House on shiplasp tree.

Unique Birdhouse Ideas for a Show-Stopping Budget Spring Porch

Looking for creative and unique Spring porch ideas that are budget-friendly? You can spruce up your porch for Spring with a bit of creativity and thrifted finds. Use these spring bird and unique birdhouse decor ideas to create a show-stopping display.


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

Thrifted Find of the Week

Do you get excited when you find the perfect decor accessory? I had just finished decorating the screen porch with birds, nests, and birdhouses when I ran across this adorable Spring bird lamp. Although all the photos were taken and the post was going live the next day, I had to add the lamp to the article.

We arrived home, and the first thing I did was place my new treasure in its new home. Let me know what you think of it.

What’s in my cart

Although I didn’t do much online shopping, I did order a few things for some future projects. See if you can guess what I’m using them for.

Shop Spring Porch Decor by clicking below.


Friday 12th of April 2024

I bet your screened porch is a cozy place to be Rachel! Happy Spring to you :)


Saturday 13th of April 2024

Cindy, Thank you! We love it.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 7th of April 2024

I adored each and every one of your posts this week. Thank you for sharing my clock. You are so sweet.


Monday 8th of April 2024

Wendy, Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I'm always impressed.


Sunday 7th of April 2024

The lamp is perfect for your room, love it. I have no idea what you are going to do with the horses, but I'm here for it. LOL


Sunday 7th of April 2024

Diana, Thank you! Looking forward to sharing more with you.