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Dirt Road Adventures – The Best-Laid Plans

I hope you had a great week!

After returning from a busy weekend away for a wedding, I was ready for a productive week—however, the best-laid plans and all that.

I had such grand plans.

We can start dieting seriously this week.

I’ll get the house decorated and everything back in order.

I’ll get my editorial calendar filled with creative ideas.

And so many other plans to get the year off to a great start.

Things didn’t go exactly as planned.

First, my husband woke up on Tuesday morning sick and tested positive for covid. Rudy sensed something wasn’t right and didn’t leave Brad’s side.

As a precaution, I cancelled my hair appointment, so it’s been crazy hair days over here.

In addition, I sanitized everything like crazy and felt confident that I was getting sick every few minutes. LOL

By Friday, I’d talk myself into getting sick. I woke up to a dripping nose and had a sore throat by evening. I tested negative for covid and don’t feel bad, just irritated. LOL

Needless to say, I needed this quote this past week.

I hope your second week of January was productive, and I’m ready to check off all the boxes on my to-do list this week. But first, let’s see what did happen last week on the blog.

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

After a week of being confined to the house, I was able to update a few of your favorite posts. I shared a few new projects and started working on some upcoming posts.

In addition, I was able to catch up on some of my favorite bloggers, and I’ll share some of their inspiring posts today.

In Case You Missed It

First, if you need to brush up on your photography skills, check out Top iPhone Photography Tips

Next, I shared this Easy Mid-Century Furniture Flip.

January is a great time to get organized, and these 8 Organizing Tips are helpful.

I shared my original post on Thursday about how we built our DIY Greenhouse.

And finally, How to Transform an old TV cabinet into a usable storage cabinet.

Finally, some warm and cozy bedroom decorating 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 shared How To Make this gorgeous Fresh Lemon Wreath!

My friend Molly shared her winter wonderland views from her home on the coast of Maine.

Check out Ann’s Vintage Hutch styled perfectly with wedding china.

Read these 13 Self-Discovery Books this year.

I want to try this Healthy White Chicken Chili Recipe.

If you love yarn projects, check out these 5 Valentines Heart Ideas.

How To Care For House Plants in Winter is so helpful.

Look at this cute DIY PomPom and Heart Garland.

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Coming Soon!

Beginning this week, you will start to see several new posts, including some of the following:

  • Cozy Winter Home Tour
  • How to use Thrifted Items for Valentine’s Decor Ideas
  • How To Make Paper Flowers
  • How To Decorate the Tops of Your Cabinets.
  • Supper Club – Book Club Theme
  • Blueberry Bread Pudding Breakfast Recipe
  • A Winter Valentines Porch
  • A Cozy Romantic Guest Bedroom
  • And More…

I hope you have a wonderful week, and I look forward to sharing more adventures with you soon.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 21st of January 2023

I hope you are all feeling better over at the Ponds Farmhouse Rachel. It's so sweet how Rudy was stuck to your hubby like glue. That's how Jax is when we aren't feeling well. I'm sure your hair looks much better than the picture you shared. Sending hugs and love.


Saturday 21st of January 2023

Kim, I really appreciate this but it really doesn't look much better.


Saturday 21st of January 2023

Thanks, Rachel, for another great post! Hope your hubby is feeling much better. How cute to see that picture of your dog right by your husband. Our pets always know when things are not right.

Rachel, having to cancel a hair appointment is absolutely devastating -- especially when you really need that haircut, etc. I hate when this happens!

Take care! Hope you stay well. This covid is horrible. I wish it could go back to China!!


Saturday 21st of January 2023

Mary-Ann, I really appreciate this. We are finally feeling better and getting out a little today. Have a great weekend.


Monday 16th of January 2023

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, Rachel. I haven't had Covid but everyone I know that has says it's super uncomfortable. I'll definitely be praying you don't get it. Thanks so much for sharing my 37 self discovery books. I really appreciate it. Hugs, CoCo


Monday 16th of January 2023

CoCo, You are so welcome and Thanks for your prayers.

Wendy McMonigle McMonigle

Monday 16th of January 2023

Oh Rachel, I sure hope you both feel better soon. There is nothing worse. Your posts are always so delightful to read and I enjoyed the story of your shed. Thank you for sharing my lemon wreath, your such a doll.


Monday 16th of January 2023

Wendy, I really appreciate this. Thanks so much.


Sunday 15th of January 2023

Rachel, I hope you both feel better soon! Thank you so much for sharing my yarn hearts this week! You’re so sweet! Take care of yourself and get some rest!


Monday 16th of January 2023

Kim, I really appreciate this, and you are also welcome. Have a great week.