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Dirt Road Adventures – Two Magazine Features

Wow, what a busy week! It was filled with lots of Christmas Decorating Inspiration and some thrilling mailbox surprises!

Although I shared many great ideas for the 10 Days of Christmas Decorating series, I also found some great inspiration around the web. I can’t wait for you to see it all.

Two Magazine Features – An Exciting Week

Opening my mailbox has never been so fun because I received two advance copies of upcoming holiday magazines.

I was so honored to receive not one, but two magazine features this week.

Both magazines featured previous DIY projects I’ve shared with you.

The first feature was the Real Cedar and Orange Topiaries I made for my dining room table. Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Christmas is also the magazine that photographed and featured our entire home decorated for Christmas in 2019.

I have shared the Shiplap Christmas Tree Tutorial several times, including last week on the 10 Days of Christmas Decorating Ideas. Still, seeing the three-page article in American Farmhouse Style Magazine this week was an honor.

Actually, my husband gets credit for this DIY project. He made the tree from reclaimed shiplap boards for our first Christmas in the farmhouse. I love decorating it for all seasons.

Look for both magazines on newsstands!

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

I began the week with some ideas for getting ready for Christmas Decorating. Then I joined some of my favorite bloggers to share our best ideas for Christmas Decorating in our series – 10 Days Of Christmas Decorating Ideas.

In Case You Missed It!

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

I thought this centerpiece by Courtney at French Country Cottage was lovely and so unique.

And oh my gosh, look at this clever bottle brush tree DIY

Renae’s Pumpkin Roll Recipe looks delicious.

This Merry Christmas Banner is so clever.

Take the pressure off Christmas Decorating with this mood board idea.

Have you ever considered Split Rail Fencing? You will after you see Ann’s new fence.

Ways to boost your mood.

What’s In My Cart

Early Christmas Sale

Don’t miss this great sale at Antique Candle Co. The deal is – buy 2 and get one FREE on any 16 oz. and Brass candles.

These make such great gifts, so stock up now. The sale ends on 11/13/2022.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 19th of November 2022

I'm so sorry I missed this Rachel. Congratulations on not one but both of your features. You deserve this so much and I'm so happy for you.


Sunday 20th of November 2022

KIm, I really appreciate you.


Thursday 10th of November 2022

Seriously so excited for you, Rachel! I definitely need to head to the bookstore so I can check those magazines out. Both of them featured 2 of my favorite projects of yours and I know they are going to be a big hit! Big hugs and thanks so much for sharing my holiday mood boards, CoCo


Friday 11th of November 2022

CoCo, I was so honored. Thanks so much.

Jennifer Howard

Monday 7th of November 2022

I'm over the moon happy for you!! That's an excellent way to wrap up 2022 my friend!!


Tuesday 8th of November 2022

Jennifer, You are so sweet. I appreciate your encouragement.


Sunday 6th of November 2022

Wow, Rachel! Congratulations on your two magazine features! I am so happy for you!


Monday 7th of November 2022

Molly, Thanks so much. It was a fun week.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Sunday 6th of November 2022

Rachel, congratulations on your two magazine features! If anyone deserves us you do! I’ve been entertaining so much that I am way behind on any Christmas post reading but I will catch up soon. Thanks for sharing all your fabulous ideas.


Monday 7th of November 2022

Mary, I appreciate this so much. Thanks for your encouragement.