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Dirt Road Adventures: Waco Trip

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – Waco, Texas Trip. Each Sunday, 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.

I’m back from my trip to Waco, Texas, and I can’t wait to share all the adventures with you.

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Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

Okay, I’m going to be honest: I’m exhausted and more than a little brain-dead from all the information I learned last week at the Achieve Conference in Waco.

I just returned after being gone for six days, and I can’t wait to share all the fun things about Waco. However, I will share a few of the exciting things we did today and next week, I’ll share more details when I’m not jet-lagged.

First, we were able to walk to most of our destinations from the Hilton Hotel. It was right beside the Historic Suspension Bridge and Riverwalk area.

The bridge was completed in 1870 and served as a Chisholm Trail crossing for cattle.

No trip to Waco would be complete without a visit to Magnolia at the Silos. We had so much fun exploring this unique shopping experience.

I’ll be sharing more from inside the store next week.

We extended our stay so that we would have time to have brunch at Magnolia Table and visit more of Downtown Waco.

I’m traveling home today and will be sharing more adventures from Waco through out the week.

In Case You Missed It

Last week’s blog was filled with many DIY projects and budget decorating ideas. Here’s a recap of everything I shared.


How To Make A Copper Pot Rack Hanger: Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas

Are you looking for ways to add country charm to your farmhouse kitchen? You will love this easy DIY project to make a pot rack hanger out of copper—a budget-friendly tutorial. This Farmhouse Kitchen idea will instantly warm your kitchen when you display vintage copper collections or other vintage kitchenware. Plus, it’s such an easy project.


Tin can wrapped in foraged twigs. DIY tin can project.

How To Upcycle Tin Cans with Foraged Twigs

Looking for ways to upcycle tin cans into usable home decor? You will love this rustic DIY project that uses recycled tin cans and foraged twigs for free Fall decorating. They can be used for a beautiful fall centerpiece or alone with fall stems. This easy tutorial will be a fall favorite.


DIY Wooden Ladder with fall wreath. Rustic diy ladder.

How To Make A Budget DIY Rustic Wooden Ladder Home Decor

Looking for ways to add rustic charm to your home decor? How about adding wooden ladder decor? See this easy, budget-friendly DIY Ladder Tutorial plus ways to decorate with a wooden ladder your home. You only need a few supplies and minimal tools to make this rustic ladder.


Milk glass vase with foraged sweet gum.balls.

Autumn Decor with Elements of Nature: Ideas for Your Fall Home

Autumn Decor with Elements of Nature is all about bringing the outdoors inside to create beautiful farmhouse decor with natural vignettes.


Wreath made from foraged oak leaves. Vintage door with grapevine and oak leaves.

How to Make a Foraged Oak Leaf Wreath for Fall the Easy Way

If you are like me and want to save money when decorating your home for Fall, you will love this easy oak leaves wreath made with forage leaves and natural materials. You can create a wreath for Fall with just a few leaves, a grapevine wreath, and acorns.


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What’s In My Cart

What are you looking for on Prime Deal Days?

It can be overwhelming to find all the deals. Just comment at the bottom of this post, and I’ll help you source the items you are looking for.

Here are some items I ordered last week and a few I plan to add to my cart for Prime Days. I’m also linking some items I wanted to purchase that I saw in Waco and some items I packed for the trip.

KariAnne Wood was at the conference for a book signing, and I picked up one I didn’t have called DIY Style Finder.

If you don’t have her latest book, it’s now available. 10 Minute Decorating Ideas is a must have.

Plus.. I spent the whole week with Stacy Ling and you can pre-order her Beginner’s Guide to Flower gardening due out in February.

Thanks for following along and I am so excited about what’s to come in October and beyond. Stay turned for all the adventures.

Don’t forget to let me know what you are looking for during prime days.

Stacy Ling

Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Had so much fun in Waco!


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Yes, me too.

Sandra Claycamp

Monday 9th of October 2023

I would love your help navigating the things you picked , and I have prime !


Monday 9th of October 2023

Sandra, I plan to post my favorite things tomorrow.


Sunday 8th of October 2023

It looks like great fun can't wait to see more. Thank you.


Sunday 8th of October 2023

Diana, It was a great trip and I'll be sharing more. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday 8th of October 2023

It was so much fun seeing you in Waco. Hugs to you.


Sunday 8th of October 2023

Renae, Thanks for stopping by.

Susan Sikes

Sunday 8th of October 2023

I love all of these ideas. It was great meeting you last week. The conference was amazing! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!


Sunday 8th of October 2023

Susan, I appreciate this. Thanks for stopping by.