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Dirt Road Adventures – Thrifting & Puppy Love

Happy Sunday, and Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures with a little thrifting and a lot of puppy love.

Today we’re looking back at some of my thrifting adventures and some great finds. In case you missed it, here is everything that happened on the blog and some great inspiration from around the web. In addition, a behind-the-scenes adventure to Red Spring Farm.

Mini-Golden Doodle
Jennifer’s New Puppy before her haircut

Thrifting Finds

First, I shared a few of these items last week, but I only made it home with these items on Monday.

The blue dessert glasses were a great deal at only $1.00 each. I can’t wait to share how I plan to use everything.

I also couldn’t resist the metal lamb and brass vase, perfect for Spring decorating.

On Saturday, we went to Red Spring Farm to help my daughter choose a new puppy.

This is where our sweet Rudy is from, and it was so tempting to bring another puppy home with us.

Jennifer chose a sweet girl, and we are excited to have a new grandpup. She had a recent haircut, so she looks so tiny compared to the photo above. But she’ll be a fur ball again soon.

Kristen has just started breeding mini-bernedoodles, and Brad was very tempted. We were in puppy heaven.

Rudy was less than thrilled when we came home smelling like puppies. We had to change clothes and take a shower before he calmed down. So maybe it’s a good thing we didn’t bring a puppy home this time. LOL

Mini-bernedoodle puppy from Red Spring Farm
Mini-bernedoodle puppy

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

In Case You Missed It

Did you see this fun St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape? I love the DIY Placemats and thrifted tableware.

St. Patrick Day Table Setting with green and white vintage tableware.  DIY Shamrock Placemats

How To Use a Thrift Store Lamp for a Earthenware Potty Barn Lamp Hack

Entry table decorated for Spring with boxwood greenery and DIY Thrift Store lamp

See how we added extra storage and updated our closet for less than $350.00 with this Closet Design Idea.

Budget-Friendly DIY Closet Makeover.  Closet Organization with IKEA.

I took you Thrifting in Downtown Asheboro, where I find most of my home decor. Plus, I shared all the best places to eat or grab a drink downtown.

Thrifting Downtown Asheboro. Taco Loco Great Authentic Mexican restaurant.

How To Make Fresh Boxwood and Lemon Topiaries

How to Make Fresh Boxwood Topiaries with lemons. DIY Topiary Project for Spring
A random act of kindness quote

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 Stacy makes the most beautiful floral arrangements, and this week she shared all her tips on How to Keep Flowers Fresh Longer. It’s a must-read.

Beautiful centerpiece with fresh flowers.  How to keep flowers fresh longer.

I love decorating with baskets, and my friend Kelly shared some great tips for decorating your home with baskets.

How to decorate with baskets for Spring.

See how Renae made these yummy St. Patrick’s Day Parfaits.

St. Patrick's Day Parfait Recipe.

I really can use these Bathroom Organizing & Decluttering tips.

I loved seeing these views of Paris in Spring.

Wait until you see what a difference a board and batten wall can make and how easy it is to make.

Wow, how creative is this idea to make a dog feeding station from an old nightstand?

These 5 Creative Spring Mantel Ideas make me wish I had a mantel.

You will love this creative use of Old Books.

What’s in my cart

Although I love vintage copper pieces, I decided to add the new copper measuring spoons to the DIY Copper Spice Rack. They are convenient to use with the spices displayed here.

I also can’t get enough of the Brass S hooks. I use them all around the house.

You also saw the pegboard bins I added to the closet makeover.

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Coming Soon

Next week I’m starting to share some Spring Ideas, plus it’s our Supper Club monthly series.

  • Crock Pot Chili Recipe that I’ve made for years.
  • DIY Easter Eggs for Spring Decorating
  • Spring Entry Decorating Ideas
  • Supper Club Table Setting
  • 6 Winning Chili Cook-off Recipes

Thanks so much for hanging with me this past week.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.


Sunday 26th of February 2023

Your new puppy is the cutest!!!! Congrats! Thanks for sharing my post this week on how to keep your fresh flowers longer! xoxo


Monday 27th of February 2023

Stacy, Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

So many fabulous links to enjoy, Rachel! I am losing it over the pups. They are so cute. My sister has a cava-poo (I think that's what they're called King Charles Cavalier + a Poodle) and he is the best dog. My nephews are wild for him and he is just as patient as patient can be. I hope Jennifer has the same kind of experience with hers. Rudy cracks me up! Love all the goodies you found on your treasure hunt and can't wait to see how you decorate for spring. I'm off to pin your beautiful St. Patty's tablescape! Hugs, CoCo


Thursday 23rd of February 2023

CoCo, They are such sweet-tempered dogs and I feel Jennifer made a good choice. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle |Thistle Key Lane

Monday 20th of February 2023

Seeing your new grand pup puts a smile on my face! We lost our sweet dog last year but still not quite ready to get another. Time will heal. Thanks so much for the mention this week!


Monday 20th of February 2023

Michelle, I'm so sorry. It's hard; we waited four years before we go another.


Sunday 19th of February 2023

I love puppies and have to stay away from all shelters! We've had 3 dogs for years and I could add another 3 a week if I could afford it or had the time! Very excited for your daughter! Love this weeks posts and features as well. That St. Patty's Day table is amazing.


Monday 20th of February 2023

Cindy, I know it was so hard not to bring one home with us. I appreciate your sweet comments and I love that table too. One of my favorites.


Sunday 19th of February 2023

Oh, the puppy steals my heart! I have a micro-Bernedoodle who just had a hair cut, too.


Monday 20th of February 2023

Suzi, Yes, it's a necessary evil. I love the mini beredoodles. My husband is wanting one.