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Dirt Road Adventures – Wedding Weekend

Where did the month of July disappear to?

It’s been the fastest month ever and I can’t believe it’s the last day!

I think I’ve slept in my own bed only 7 days all month long.

I have so much that I want to share with you from this past week.

In case you missed it, the most amazing Christmas in July Blog Hop with over 24 talented ladies sharing Inspiration and Trends for Christmas 2022. In addition, a delicious peach dessert recipe and a Backyard B B Q setup and dinner menu which included the recipes.

Plus, you will not believe what other inspiration I found on the web this past week.

So grab some coffee or tea and settle down for some Dirt Road Adventures.

Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

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

Here’s a little behind the scenes first.

Wedding Weekend

I had barely returned from the Haven Conference before I was on the road again.

This time we were traveling to Kure Beach for our beach neighbors daughter’s wedding. Our neighbors have been lifelong friends and were our neighbors when we were first married. It’s ironic that we are now neighbors once again at our vacation homes.

The wedding was held on Kure Beach Saturday evening and it was so beautiful.

I thought I’d share a few memories with you.

First, the setup crew and great friends minus the husbands who were also a big help setting up for the reception.

Friends getting ready for the wedding on the beach

Such a beautiful beach setting.

Bridge is escorted by her father and son

The weather was perfect.

Beautiful beach ceremony

Mr. & Mrs. arriving at the reception.

Mr. & Mrs. arriving at the reception

Brad and our friend sweetJoan at the reception.

My husband with our life long friend.

Sharing a special moment with the mother of the bride. There could have been some singing involved. LOL

After dancing the night away.

After dancing the night away.

Such a beautiful wedding and great evening spending time with friends that feel like family.

Thrifting with the Gals Adventures

I found these European Wooden Boxes or Baskets and I wonder what you would do with them. After doing a google search, they are designed for breads or pastries.

I have a few ideas about how I plan to use them, but would love to know your ideas.

In addition, I found this vintage dough cutter for only 50 cents which was a great deal.

Thrift Store Finds
Small Thrifting with the Gals haul.

I did a few DIY projects (that are coming up) and I’ll be sharing all the details ASAP.

Catching up from Haven Conference

I’m still shifting through my notes from Haven Conference and making a list of priorities for the next few months. I have so much I want to share with you and the ideas are just overwhelming. I’m trying to be more organized and hopefully I’ll settle down and get all these ideas up on my blog.

Thank you for your patience as I get myself organized.

Home Deport Christmas Inspiration at Haven Conference
Christmas Inspiration from Home Depot at Haven Conference

In Case You Missed It

If you missed the Christmas in July blog hop on Monday, you will definitely want to check out the 24 Bloggers who participated and all the great DIY projects and Christmas Trends for 2022.

Then getting back to summertime, on Tuesday I shared this refreshing no bake, icebox Fresh Peach Dessert Recipe.

Our monthly Supper Club Theme for July was Backyard B B Q and we all set up our festive tables on Thursday and then on Saturday, we shared the delicious Menu and all the recipes.

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

Jen at Midwest Life and Style created this lovely outdoor breakfast table and it’s a must see.

Cozy And Casual Picnic Breakfast In The Backyard - Midwest Life and Style Blog

Be sure to take this Summer Garden Tour at Peacock Ridge Farm.

Peacock Ridge Farm Garden Tour

The creative Wendy from WM Design House shared this DIY Garden Clock Tutorial that I’d love to make.

vintage garden tool clock
WM Design House Garden Clock

I loved these Vintage Inspired Gift Tags

Check out these 10 Dreamy Scandinavian Summer Cottages.

If you have an abundance of hydrangeas blooming, you’ll want to check out this Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free.

The Lodge Kohler in Green Bay Wisconsin looks like a great place to visit.

This creative DIY Marbled Christmas Ornament caught my eye.

How about a refreshing Peach Sherbet Dessert?

I loved this Blue and White Beach Bedroom Makeover.

Don’t miss these 5 Creative Farmhouse Decorating Ideas.

I also loved these decoupaged coasters.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward yo sharing my next adventures with you!

CoCo

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

So sweet of you to share my vintage-inspired gift tags, Rachel, thank you so much. They were crazy easy to make and I love that you can dress them up or down and use them throughout the year too. What a beautiful bride and a special day to celebrate a wedding. It looks like you guys had the best time! I am gobsmacked at how fast July flew by but I'm looking forward to the holidays. Can't wait to hear what you thought of Haven and to find out what you have in store for the holiday season. Big hugs, CoCo

Rachel

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

CoCo, I appreciate you for allowing me to share.

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Monday 8th of August 2022

That wedding looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing my Kohler Lodge post!

Rachel

Tuesday 9th of August 2022

Kristin, You are so welcome.

stacy

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

What a beautiful wedding! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing my post!

Rachel

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

Stacy, Thanks for stopping by.

Anne from Simply2Moms

Monday 1st of August 2022

Looks like the wedding was beautiful! So glad y'all had a great weekend for celebrating. I'm sure it was a wonderful time! Here's to a quieter, less busy August, right?!?! LOL

Rachel

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

Anne, Yes, I need a slow down. LOL

Renae

Sunday 31st of July 2022

Thank you so much for the feature, my friend. I sure appreciate you. Hugs to you.

Rachel

Monday 1st of August 2022

Renae, You are so welcome.