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Dirt Road Adventures: Thrifting Hearts

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.

Hey Friends, what are your Valentine’s Day plans? We had an early Valentine’s treat with our daughter and SIL. We attended a fun Chocolate & Cocktail Pairing at Bitter’s Social House. It’s the cutest venue, and we love the owners.

Next week, I’m meeting girlfriends for a Galentine’s Lunch. It’s a great excuse to get together with friends. Let me know what you have planned for Valentine’s Day. I hope it’s something fun.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

Early last week, we were at the beach and did a little thrift store shopping. I found this cute Valentine’s Table at Flea Body’s Antique Mall in Wilmington. Many of their vendors had the cutest displays.

If you are visiting the Wilmington, NC area, you should check out this Thrifting In Wilmington article.

Neutral Vanentines table. Farmhouse Valentiners tablescape.

What? A Neutral Table for Valentines?

I know most of us immediately think pink and red when it comes to Valentine’s Decor! However, what about a neutral Valentine’s Decor?


DIY Plate Charger made from foraged twigs.

DIY Twig Plate Chargers

Looking for unique, budget-friendly table chargers to create stylish tablescapes for Spring. You will love this DIY Twig Plate Chargers tutorial. I will show you step-by-step how to make twig plate chargers for so much less than the inspirational ones I found. I was inspired to make these cheap DIY charger plates after seeing some that were out of my budget.


DIY Heart Garland Wreath. Rustic bench with cow print.

Easy Heart & Vintage Seed Packet Garland

Here is how to make an Easy Heart Garland DIY using Vintage Seed Packets and these moss-covered hearts. This Valentine Garland may be the easiest DIY I’ve ever shared. The seed packets look great for a spring garland, and the moss hearts for Valentine’s Day. Therefore, you can display your DIY garland for several months.


Pottery Barn Easter Egg dupe. Clay Easter Egg mini bowls.

Craft Fun DIY Clay Easter Egg Bowls: Budget Pottery Barn Dupe

Want the latest from Pottery Barn Easter Decorations but don’t want to pay the price? You can easily make your own Pottery Barn Dupe Easter Egg Bowls. This fun Air-Dry Clay Craft is a quick and easy way to duplicate the look of these cute Easter Table Accessories. They can be used as a decoration on your Easter dining table as creative Easter plate decorations, guest gifts, or trinket trays for yourself.


Furniture Makeover. Repurposed dresser in farmhouse bedroom.

3 Step Thrifted Furniture Transformation: Easy DIY Makeover

Want an easy way to update old or thrifted furniture? See this 3-Step Furniture Transformation for a quick and easy DIY makeover. Using only Chalk Paint & Wax, this tired chest has an updated finish and great farmhouse style.


Vintage farmhouse bathroom with free standing bath tub. Bath tub organizer.

Budget Modern Bath Decor Ideas To Add Vintage Bathroom Charm

Looking to add vintage character to your modern bathroom with a spa-like feel? Infuse your space with timeless charm using vintage bathroom decor ideas that don’t look like everyone else’s cookie-cutter style. With these budget-friendly ideas, you can transform your bathroom into a unique haven that tells a story without sacrificing modern amenities. You will see these ideas and more as we plan and decorate our modern black-and-white bathroom.


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

Stacy’s new gardening book is finally shipping, and you can get your copy here. If you’ve ever wanted to start a flower garden, this book is for you.

Thrifting Haul Of The Week

Last week was a slow thrifting week, but I did find three things that I’d been looking for. Most of these are scheduled for a makeover.

I also found some great old books, including the one at the beginning of this post.

What’s in my Cart

I’m in the mood to completely update my living room so I ordered some new pillows. Wait until you see them with a new rug that just arrived.

These blue and green embroidered pillows look amazing.

I had to have this green pillow cover.

And this embroidered pillow cover rounds out the new living room style.

Blue/Green Flowers .////. Green Pillow cover .////. Vine Pillow cover

I also added these rattan storage chests to add texture to the room.

I added this leaf punch and this flower punch for an upcoming project.

This lampshade arrived, and it looks perfect. I can’t wait for you to see the thrift store lamp transformation that I’m sharing on Thursday’s Thrifting With The Gals.

I hope y’all have the best week and I look forward to sharing more adventures with you next week.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 17th of February 2024

The chocolate and cocktail pairing sounds like such a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day Rachel. Loved all your blog posts this week.


Sunday 18th of February 2024

Kim, I really appreciate that. Yes, it was so fun.


Sunday 11th of February 2024

Good Morning Happy Gailtines Day I to am touring a Monza Chocolate Factory with the Garden Club ladies we will be making our own candy bars. Our meeting is on Valentine's Day we decorate the Library and have coffee tea and sweets lol..... Nice to have a busy week. Plus my Birthday this week....Thank You for sharing all your Ideas DYIs Recipes.... Your home is amazing make me think of Kentucky when I lived there.

Enjoy Your week happy Valentine's Day and a Blessed Sunday Eva


Sunday 11th of February 2024

Eva, That sounds like a wonderful week and Happy Birthday. I hope you have the best week.