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Dirt Road Adventures – Welcome 2021

Welcome to a look back at the First Week of 2021! Boy was it a long week! I feel like I’m still getting my feet back under me after slowing down over the holidays

Dirt Road Adventures – Welcome 2021, is a look back at what’s been happening this week at the end of the our Dirt Road! In addition, I’m sharing what my friends have been doing off the Dirt Road.

Do you struggle getting the house back in order after the holidays?

Are you someone who likes to get organized at the beginning of the new year?

Or do you want to eat healthier?

Do you want to learn more in 2021?

Well, since I’m not good at everything, LOL! I’m sharing several posts from friends, to help you with the above issues.

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

First, here is what I’ve personally been up to.

The week began with a few new recipes and both are really delicious.

On New Year’s Eve we tried a Oven Oyster Roast and OMGosh! Yummy!

Click here for the recipe. See these re-usable oyster shells here.
Healthy Recipe

One of my favorite Dirt Road Adventures was making some fresh beets.

I don’t usually share more than one recipe a week but these were so good, I couldn’t resist. You are going to love “Hard to Beat Those Beets Recipe.”

Adventures in iPhone Photography on the Dirt road

You can learn to take fabulous photo’s with these tips and you don’t need an expensive camera to do so. The smart phone cameras have all the capabilities most of us will ever need.

See all the tips and tricks here.

Beat the Winter’s Blues – Dirt Road Decorating adventures

See how to keep your home cozy but never dull with these Winter Decorating Tips.

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

Getting organized – 2021

I don’t pretend to be an organized person so you know this didn’t come from The Dirt Road! LOL

I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. So as much as I wanted to write a blog post about getting organized, I knew it wouldn’t ring true.

Therefore, I’m sharing this beautiful article from my friend Co Co at The Crowned Goat.

Raspberry-Iced-Coffee-The-Crowned-Goat-1 10 Tips for a More Organized Life Organization
Winter Blues-Off the Dirt Road

Another great way to beat the winter blues (no pun intended), is to fill your home with beautiful shades of blue. KariAnne at Thistlewoods Farm certainly has an eye for mixing patterns and her home is so lovely.

Enjoy all her gorgeous blues here.

Vintage DIY

Michelle at The Painted Hinge shared how to make paperback books look like old vintage books. Y’all know I’m all over this project. I can’t wait to give it a try. They look so authentic.

If you want to give it a try, here is everything you need to know.

How to Make Paperback Books Look Vintage
Winter Reading

I love to read and actually have more time to do so in the winter. My friend Kristin, at White Arrows Home always knows which books I should be reading and I thought I’d share her choices with you today.

Here is what Kristin has been reading.

Thank you so much for showing up each week and if there is something you’d like to see more or less of, you comments and thoughts are always appreciated.

Have a wonderful day!


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Sunday 10th of January 2021

Have pursued the book written by President Jimmy Carter, FAITH. Also, viewed the March 2018 Utube he was in with Steven Colbert re the book. Thank you for sharing the blogger who was offerring these reads. My reading usually occurs in the winter as I'm out gardening come spring/summer!

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Monday 11th of January 2021

Julie, So glad this helped. I also am outside gardening in the other months. Welcome.


Sunday 10th of January 2021

Thank you so much for including my organization tips. I love to try all kinds of tips and tricks so it's definitely a passion of mine to pass along the things that work :) I'm super excited to try your beets salad too. It looks amazing! I hope your weekend has been peace-filled and relaxing, CoCo

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Monday 11th of January 2021

CoCo, Thanks so much and I appreciate you for allowing me to share. Rachel


Sunday 10th of January 2021

I am going to order the Oyster plates. Have never seen them. Great idea. Love these posts.

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Monday 11th of January 2021

Pat, So glad you found something useful.


Sunday 10th of January 2021

Boy you did have a busy week Rachel! Lots of great articles and love the vintage book inspo! xoxo

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Sunday 10th of January 2021

Stacy, Thanks so much for stopping by. Rachel

Margie Clements

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Good morning to you! I always look forward to hearing from you! So if you want to do back to back it A ok with me! Hadn't tried your recipes yet but the oyster recipe sounds so good! And love the vintage book project! Whenever the temperature gets way up want to try that idea for sure! Looking forward for some Valentine projects to do! I need some different easy ideas because I decorate our fellowship hall tables at church for different occasions and Valentine's day is coming up! Thanks Rachel!

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Sunday 10th of January 2021

Margie, YOu are so sweet. I appreciate your support and comments.