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Dirt Road Adventures – Valentines

Welcome to Another Week of Dirt Road Adventues!

Dirt Road Adventures – Valentines, is a look back at what’s been happening this week at the end of the our Dirt Road! In addition, I love sharing all the creative things my friends have been doing off the Dirt Road.

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Happy Valentines Day Tomorrow

Hey friends, wow what a busy & exciting week. Can you believe I’ll be sharing a Spring Tablescape tomorrow? Well, it’s actually a Promise of Spring Tablescape & Blog Hop with some of my friends, so stay turned.

Are you celebrating Valentines Day tomorrow or tonight? My husband and I have been married for 41 years and we don’t make a big deal about the occasion. I really don’t want candy or cards.

Y’all know I’d rather have something vintage and since I JUST got my Christmas present, I’m not holding my breath. LOL

Most likely we will spend Valentines Day like most of our Sunday evenings. ‘

My husband usually grills steaks while I enjoy a glass of wine. We do that almost every Sunday and I doubt tomorrow will be any different.

Does that sound boring? It really isn’t, we love our Wine Down Sunday’s. We make an occasion out of every Sunday, not just holidays.

I hope your day is special and you spend it with those you love.


Here’s what happened last week at the end of the Dirt Road in case you missed it.

I painted my Christmas present and within 2 hours the piece was completely transformed. See the before, during and after here.

I also shared how easy it is to plant an indoor herb garden using thrifted items. See all the details here.


Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts. In case you missed them, I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

Brilliant Organizing Adventure

This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” ideas. Such a great space saver.

Laura at Everyday Edits shared this ingenious idea of How to Store Leftover Paint.


A Gardening Adventure

Kim at Shiplap & Shells shared How To Grow Sweet Peas and since my seeds just arrived, this was perfect timing. LOL

sweet peas in the garden

Reading Adventures off the Dirt Road

Who loves a good book. Since I’ve been friends with Kirstin at White Arrows Home, I don’t have to do a lot of research because she shares What I’m Reading This Month and I can just follow along.

A DIY Adventure

I love the look of Vintage Paint Brushes and Ana at Fiddle Leaf Blog shared to DIY Faux Vintage Paint Brushes. I can’t wait to make these.

vintage paint brush tutorial


Niky at House on Silverado – Easy Vodka Sauce & Pasta

Melissa at The Inspired Room – Check out this Cottage Transformation – Amazing Before & After’s

Sarah at Sarah Joy Blog – See this amazing wall.

Emily at My Weathered Home – Antiques I will be Searching for in 2021

Jen at Mid West Life & Style – Reese’s Peanut Butter Valentine Cookies

Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home – Citrus Stained Lemon Tart Recipe

and a last minute Valentines DIY also from Leslie at My 100 Year Old Home – DIY Clay Conversation Heart. I’m definitely saving this one for next year. So cute.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I just realized that I must have been hungry when I was writing this. Look at all the yummy recipes. LOL

Y’all have the best week!



PS….. Don’t miss tomorrows Tablescape Tour. So many Promise of Spring ideas.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Monday 15th of February 2021

I really loved your post this week Rachel! Maybe it was because you so generously featured my sweet peas, which I really appreciated. But I really loved everything you shared on your blog this week and I learned so much from your features. I'm using the great idea about storing paint in mason jar. Thanks for the fun!


Saturday 13th of February 2021

Rachel: can you help direct me to a blogger who I got to by clicking on one of your reference links. She made a large cutting board, transferred a sunflower on it, and some french script. I cannot find her to get the details! If you are able to help, please provide her link. I'm thinking maybe her name was Cheryl? But it could be something else. Thanks for all, Sandra

Miche Ortega

Saturday 13th of February 2021

Thanks, Rachel, and Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!

Margie Clements

Saturday 13th of February 2021

Steak and wine sounds good to me! Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️


Saturday 13th of February 2021

Love all the inspo this week Rachel! Have a happy Saturday! xo