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Journey Jots #11

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #11!

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 encouraging content from other creators. Settle in and join me for Journey Jots #11!

Journey jots #11

Journey Jots #11

Hello, guys! Happy New Year and welcome to 2024!

I hope this year is off to a great start and you are enjoying the calmness that comes after the holiday season.

I want to thank you for all of your concern, thoughts and well wishes after I shared last week’s jots! I’m happy to report that my niece is all back to her happy self and hubby and I are slowly feeling better each day.

Life Lately

Curious how we rang in the new year? Well, like this!

We cozied in to a fire, made baked chicken in the air fryer, and watched some good shows. I fell asleep at 20 minutes to midnight. Did your New Years’ Eve look the same?!

new years eve

My sweet niece Molly is moving ALL over the place. She gets around by either rolling over and over or scooting.

She’s going to be crawling before we know it!

Journey jots #11

We’ve luckily been feeling well enough now to continue our daily walks with Tilly.

Some of you know what hubby and I are bike into biking and we usually can be on the bike trainer inside all Winter but, with recovering from Covid, these walks have been our saving grace in terms of exercise!

There is a tiny amount of snow on the ground now which is super pretty.

walking the woods trail

And, I’ve been painting my closet! This project started over a month ago but, with Christmas and then being sick, I just didn’t have the time.

But! Now I do. It’s hard to tell from the photo but it’s like a dark green blue color…very moody. I’m digging it. It’s amazing what paint can do to improve a space!


Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

On the Blog

Last week, I shared my first post of 2024! As I do at the beginning of each new year, I shared a more personal story and my thoughts on being in the present. I’ve already gotten so many amazing comments from you guys and I’m so thankful it was well-received!

a snowy winter scene in the woods

If you are in need of an easy decorating idea and DIY in one, check out my post on how to make a Winter basket display using birch logs! It’s a super easy and beautiful way to bring the outdoors in for the season.

a DIY Winter basket vignette on a mantel

And, in case you missed it, I shared the top 10 Thrifting Posts of 2023! This was a super fun round-up to put together. I’m so happy many of you enjoy thrifting as much as I do!

vintage decor styled on a mantel

Lastly, I wanted to share with you that I now have a shop on the LTK app!

Here, you will find app-exclusive content with many shopping links to items and decor pieces that I use everyday. It’s free to download onto your phone. Here is the LINK to my shop where you can follow along!

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing a brand new thrifting post with my pal MaryJo! I’ve found SO many amazing pieces of vintage decor the past few months and can’t wait to share those.

Then, in a few weeks, I will show you how I’ve decorated my home for the Winter season.

Lots of super fun content coming your way! Be sure you are subscribed to my e-mail so you are the first to know about new posts and merchandise updates!

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Inspiring Content from Around the Web

This week’s theme is wreaths…because who doesn’t love a good wreath?!

Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #11

Thank you so much for being here! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Start over as many times as you need to but always show up for yourself.

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If you are new here, I’m Rachel, the writer and content creator here at The Antiqued Journey. I’m so happy to have you! I encourage you to stop by the ‘about me’ page to get to know me a little more.

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  • Happy New Year, Rachel. Your niece is so adorable. They grow up too fast. I girls turn 16 and 10 in just a few weeks!

    Thank you for sharing my DIY winter wreath!

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 7, 2024 7:10 pm

      Hey! You are welcome! HNY, to you as as well! She is…she’s starting get a little personality on her and it’s just adorable. That’s crazy…you will have a driver!! Have a great week!

  • So glad to hear everyone is feeling better! Thanks for sharing my upcycled Winter wreath! Have a fabulous week!


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