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Dirt Road Adventures: The First Week Of March

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.

How has your first week of March been? We have experienced a combination of warm days, cold days, and rain.

We stayed at the beach until Thursday because we needed to pick up the slate roofing shingles I mentioned last week. Fortunately, we were able to load them before the heavy rain began.

Upon arriving home, the first thing we noticed was that the forsythias were in full bloom. Even with all the rain, it was hard to resist capturing this spring-like view.

Forsythia plants in bloom at The Ponds.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

While hanging around for a few unexpected days, we took advantage of the spare time to visit with some friends who had moved to the coast. We traveled to Southport for lunch on the water. It was a blustery day, so we enjoyed the view from inside Oliver’s Restaurant.

Ya’ll, know that when I’m at the beach, I love to visit some of my favorite shops in Wilmington. After loading the shingles, the bottom fell out, and we dashed into Ivy Cottage to wait out the storm. With a little extra time to explore, we found two treasures to bring home.

The blue and white oyster plate was a must-have, and I couldn’t resist this cute bird bath. I think it will be a great centerpiece on our screened porch for Summer.

In addition, we spotted some free roadside trash that I have plans to update for my Spring garden. We were on our walk and built up our muscles carrying these treasures home.

Roadside finds: three rustic planters for Free

Adventures I’ve Had This Past Week

Make someone a Friendship Easter Basket with DIY and free items.

Gift of Time & Creativity: Build a Free Friendship Basket

If you’d like to show someone you care this Easter, how about creating a Friendship Basket? Instead of spending a lot of money, share your creativity and add items you already own. Here are a few ideas that I came up with to build a free Friendship Easter Baskets! We all probably know someone who could use cheering up. I hope these ideas will inspire you to share what you have available to make someone else feel special.


Farmhouse screened porch shiplap Easter Tree. Easter screened porch.

Easter Screened Porch Spring Tour

If you are looking for porch decorating inspiration, you will see today’s Decorating the Screened Porch for Easter tour. It all began with the DIY Shiplap Tree.


Wood Accent Wall decoration. Farmhouse wall decoration.

Easy DIY Accent Wall with Repurposed Shelf and Trim

If you are looking to add an accent wall, check out this upcycled, repurposed shelf idea. I’m sharing how to add an inexpensive, easy wood accent wall to your home using a repurposed thrift store shelf.


Decoupaged Lambs in basket with grapevine topiary. Easter Lambs.

Easter Lamb Makeover: Give Your Thrift Store Finds New Life

While out thrifting, don’t overlook cute seasonal decor just because it doesn’t work with your home’s aesthetic. You can easily give thrift store finds new life, like these cute boutique-worthy Easter Lambs. Create stunning Easter Lamb decorations with an easy napkin decoupage makeover. I love using Easter Lamb decorations for Spring, but the inexpensive thrifted lambs were not my decor style.


Vintage Milk Glass with DIY Easter Eggs. How to decorate for spring with milk glass.


10 Stunning Vintage Milk Glass Centerpiece Ideas for Spring & Summer

Looking for budget-friendly vintage-inspired table centerpiece ideas? These 10 stunning vintage milk glass centerpiece ideas will bring timeless elegance to your spring and summer tables!


Spring Porch Decor. Easter & Spring porch decorating. DIY Wreath.

Welcome Spring With DIY Porch Decor: Easter & Beyond

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to embrace outdoor decor! Celebrate the season and add charming touches to your front porch with easy DIY Spring porch decor, perfect for Easter and beyond. See how you can create budget-friendly porch decorations for Easter and quickly transition into Spring with minimal changes. Elevate your DIY Easter decorations for outside with styling tips to create a stylish but affordable porch 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

Easter is fast approaching and I thought I’d share a few Easter DIY projects today.

If you are getting ready for outdoor decorating and gardening, check out these posts.

And more…

I hope you have the best week! I look forward to sharing all my next adventures with you.


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

So many fabulous finds, Rachel. I'm excited you guys were able to pick up the tile too. I can't wait to see what you do with them and the pots too. Thanks so much for sharing my flower egg project. I really appreciate it.


Wednesday 13th of March 2024

CoCo, You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday 11th of March 2024

That birdbath was a great find! You have so busy and I'm loving your all your posts, Rachel. You're so creative! Thanks so much for sharing my tips on maintaining a raised bed garden. Have the best week!


Monday 11th of March 2024

Kim You are welcome and I appreciate your encouragement.

Jill | Bungalow 47

Sunday 10th of March 2024

Rachel, I'm dying over your free roadside finds! Score!! And the birdbath and oyster plates are true wins. Wish I could go picking with you. Thank you for adding my link to your weekly roundup as well, sure appreciate it friend.


Sunday 10th of March 2024

Jill, I know those planters are huge and in great shape. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 10th of March 2024

I love this lamb project, now I need to find the lambs. I'm also going to do an Easter basket for my Mom hope she loves it.


Sunday 10th of March 2024

Diana, I'm so glad you like them. I hope you can find some. Check with all the thrift stores.


Sunday 10th of March 2024

Thanks for sharing my home tour. The pots are a great roadside find!


Sunday 10th of March 2024

Cindy, Yes, I couldn't believe they were in great shape.