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Dirt Road Adventures – Welcome Spring

Welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – Welcome Spring. I’m so excited to see early spring blooms and green grass again. Next up will be the pollen, which is the part of spring I like least.

This week on Dirt Road Adventures, we are so excited to welcome Spring. In doing so, I’m sharing a look back at all the exciting adventures that happened here at the Ponds this past week. In addition, I found some fun adventures off the dirt road.

What did Spring 2020 look like?

First, here’s a look back at what things at The Ponds Farmhouse looked like last year about this time.

The reality of Covid isolation was just starting to sink in and we began to realize that we were truly stuck at home without a lot of social outlets.

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since this mess started.

My husband was no longer traveling at all. It was an adjustment, to say the least.

For over 25 years, I was alone from Monday to Thursday almost every week.

So with him home, I was in steroid DIY mode, however all my projects had to be done with items I had on hand.

I shared how to Age Clay Pots. That project is a favorite every spring as we begin to think about getting our gardens ready.

EASY DIY to Age New Clay Pots.  Step by Step instructions to aging your pots.
This post was also just featured on HomeTalk yesterday.

In addition, I shared several Easter DIY projects such as this one. Both the carrots and eggs were easy projects and you can see how to make them here.

I also shared a link to learn how to make these cute flowers from wine corks on this same post.

As we welcome Spring 2021, we are hoping for a more normal Spring. However, we did accomplish a lot of DIY projects. LOL

What Happened on the Dirt Road Last Week

First, the Shop where I have my mini boutique sponsored a Fashion Show on the street and it was such a fun time. All the other boutiques that are located Downtown Asheboro participated and it was a great way to support our downtown area.

Local restaurants were hosting a Streatery and the whole street was blocked from traffic. It was a great day.

Here’s a look at my sweet models for the show

What I Read Last Week

Are you a Jane Austin Fan? If you so you will enjoy reading Jane Austin Society. I just finished and really enjoyed it. It’s such a fun, light read.

Earlier in the week, I had a hot minute where I tried to find a way to change everything in my kitchen to the latest home decor trend. Thankfully, I came to my senses and decided to not chase this trend. See all the details here.

Photo credit: Micky at Cottage on Main St.

In addition,, the Thrifting with the Gals group shared all of our thrifting finds and tips. If you missed that post, you can see it here.

I found two identical iron sconces at two separate thrift stores. They are now perfect for the greenhouse. See how easy they were to update here.

Adventures off the Dirt Road

A fun spring mantel with moovelous new art work
A Fun Spring Mantel by Cindy at County Road 407
Ann at Dabbling & Decorating makes me wish I had collected Pink Depression Glass with her beautifully styled table. Depression Glass Cherry Blossom Pink
A Simple Farmhouse Bedroom Spring Makeover – Our Prairie Farmhouse. I just love Tammie’s simple fresh approach to decorating,

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you found some inspiration on Dirt Road Adventures this week.

I look forward to sharing all my adventures with you this first week of Spring.

Y’all have the best day!


Monday 22nd of March 2021

Rachel thank you so much for the beautiful feature this week! I’m so appreciative😘


Monday 22nd of March 2021

Your post came out beautifully as always ❤

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Monday 22nd of March 2021

Debbie I really appreciate this.


Sunday 21st of March 2021

So much fun to see what you've been up to each week, Rachel! It's so hard to believe we've been dealing with all things COVID for a year now. Can't wait to check out all your fabulous links and your book recommendation too! Hugs, CoCo

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Monday 22nd of March 2021

Coco, I really appreciate your encouragement.


Sunday 21st of March 2021

Thank you, that was fun, love the adventures and your style, have a great week.

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Monday 22nd of March 2021

Marlene, Thanks so much.


Sunday 21st of March 2021

You made me think back to the days my husbands job had him work every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Having 3 young kids made it difficult for a social life but we made it work. Now he works from home and I love it. He get's to help me with my projects on the daily. LOL.

One of these days I hope to visit and will definitely get over to your boutique! I know it must have some incredible things.

Thank you so much for sharing my spring mantel. Always love your dirt road adventures. ;)

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Monday 22nd of March 2021

Cindy, I would love that. Thanks for stopping by.