Welcome to Journey Jots #1!
In each weekly recap, I’ll share some of my most recent posts, favorite finds or things I’m currently shopping for, and an assemblage of home decor tips and decorating ideas from other bloggers. Settle in and join me for Journey Jots #1!
Journey Jots #1
Hello, guys! Happy Sunday!
It was another busy week preparing our living spaces for Winter. Isn’t that crazy?! Most of the trees in our yard have lost all their leaves and it’s a chore just to keep our patio space free of leaves!
I pruned back my potted Fern plants in hopes that they will come back in the Spring. Have you ever had any luck with that? Let me know…I would love to not have purchase new Fern plants each season!
Next weekend I plan to hang the Christmas lights and garland up outside. It may seem early but I like to do it before it gets super cold and there’s snow flying around. Plus, it starts to get me in the holiday spirit, you know?!
You may or may not know that, a few weekends ago, we spent 5 glorious days on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota with my family.
The Fall colors were simply magical. We did a little hiking, a little shopping, and a whole lot of fishing!
My mom snapped this photo of us having our morning coffee on the deck. There’s just something so majestic about waking up to this view and listening to the waves crash into the rocks.
This is the largest lake in the world and it’s such a treasure to have part of it in our state. It’s awe-inspiring each time…I could sit there and stare and it for hours!
We also fit in one long last bike ride before it get’s too cold to ride outside. All Summer, we chose one weekend day to ride 32 miles to our favorite coffee shop. It’s such a pretty bike ride through the woods. The halfway point is the coffee shop where we stop for coffee and a treat, then turn around and bike back home! Isn’t this the prettiest coffee?!
As we round out the month of October, we celebrate not only Halloween but our sweet girl’s 5th birthday on Tuesday!!
Tilly is the most special doggy. She’s so funny, adoring, and takes care of us just as much as we take care of her. Her favorite things are food, treats, going for walks, and playing with her long, dangly toys (she only likes the toys that have 4 long arms and legs to whip around). I don’t know how we got so lucky with her but we did and I’m so, so grateful. Happy, happy Birthday, my sweet baby!!
Favorite Shopping Finds
- My all time favorite Fall hand soap.
- The best under eye concealer.
- These re-useable storage bags are effective and cut back on plastic waste!
- If you have a dog with food allergies or digestive issues like I do, check out Tilly’s favorite dog treats.
- This Apple Cider Vinegar clarifying hair rinse has been a game-changer for my hair.
- I take this whole food multi-vitamin once a day.
Have you started Christmas shopping yet?? I like to get an early start on buying gifts as well as home decor for the season.
- These Christmas Bells are inspiring my Christmas decor theme this year!
- I use this Velvet Ribbon for decorating as well adorning the tops of Christmas gifts.
- These Fairy Lights are perfect for decorating shelves and Christmas villages!
On the Blog This Week
On Thursday I shared a new thrifting adventure as part of my monthly Thrifted Goodies series here on the blog. I found something SUPER special in this haul…come see what it is!!
You can also find many more thrifting posts here.
If you are new to the antiquing world, and even if you’re not, this Beginner’s Guide for Antiquing offers many easy tips and tricks for successful shopping!
I also shared How to Use Thrifted Art for Fall Decorating. If you love old, vintage art or love to display unique artwork in your home, this post will give you some helpful tips on what to look for and fair prices to pay!
Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey
This week I’ll be sharing some ideas for decorating with vintage creamers, and, in a few weeks, a sustainable toy gift guide.
My Christmas candle collection will be launching in mid-November. They go FAST so be sure to keep an eye out.
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Home Decorating Ideas from Around the Web
I also found a few amazing home decorating ideas and easy DIY projects from some other bloggers that I wanted to pass along.
- You won’t believe what Anna used to create these star ornaments!
- Donna’s dining room makeover looks so good!
- This pumpkin floral arrangement makes such a statement centerpiece.
- Stacy’s rustic Fall table decor is just stunning.
- These no-sew fabric pumpkins are adorable and come with a free pattern!
Thank you so much for being here!
Mindful Tip of the Week: Remember to show yourself and others Grace.
I am wishing you a peaceful week ahead.
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