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Journey Jots #13

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #13!

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 #13!

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Journey Jots #13

Hello, guys! I hope everyone is staying warm in this cold snap that many of us are experiencing!

It’s been so brutally cold here in the North…we’re talking -20 below windchill for many days. But! That’s usually how Winter goes….I just bundle up as best I can and keep on 🙂

Given the dangerous temps, we have had to halt our daily Tilly walks because she just get’s way too cold. Here is a pretty snowy scene from a few days before the cold rolled in!

snowy woods trail

Life Lately

If you remember, last week I shared that we had purchased a new washer and dryer. Well, that closet has come such a long way in a week and looks SO much better than it did!

I put a fresh coat of white paint on the wall and we added deep shelving to accommodate all of our things. I LOVE to do laundry, now! It’s not so much of a task when everything has a space, you know?!

organized new closet

You know I have to share recent photos of miss Molly in Journey Jots #13. This one is just…come on!! Look at those baby blues.

My sister took her to the aquarium at the Mall of America the other day and she was just having the time of her life!

Molly loved looking at all the fishies and sea turtles.

Also, I wanted to let you know that hubby and I are traveling this week. We leave for sunny Florida on Tuesday! I haven’t been on an airplane since Jan of 2020…that’s the last time we were in Florida.

I can’t believe we are actually going…the smell of the salty air and my feet in the ocean is something I’ve looked forward to for so long!

So, due to that, I will be a little quiet on the blog for the next 7 days. But, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, @theantiquedjourney, you should because I’ll be sharing photos and scenes of the ocean over there!

snow on trees in woods

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds- Travel Edition

On the Blog- Journey Jots #13

This past Thursday, I shared my home all decorated for Winter with cozy, neutral touches! Come see how to create a comfortable oasis for the cold months.

Winter decor: neutral and vintage with natural elements

I also shared my latest thrift haul and how I used these thrifted finds to decorate for Winter.

vintage blue and white transferware pitcher with faux cedar stems

And, if you are thinking about Valentine’s Day, you can take a look at how to style an elegant tablescape using vintage dishes!

a place setting for a Valentines table

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 some of my favorite bags to bring thrifting!

Then, in a few weeks, I’ll share an updated Valentine’s Day post all about how to incorporate neutral tones for the holiday such as light pink and white.

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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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #13

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #13! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Practice diverting your attention from what’s wrong to what’s right.

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9 Comments. Leave new

  • Debra@CommonGround
    January 21, 2024 9:35 am

    Have fun on your getaway Rachel. Perfect timing to escape the cold!

  • Cindy@countyroad407
    January 21, 2024 10:46 am

    A new washing machine and dryer is my love language! New appliances always give me an extra boost to want to clean. Read your other post too and your hobnail collection is beautiful. Goes so well with winter decorating. All great tips!
    Thank you for adding my quilt post this week. Much appreciated. Enjoy Florida! What a nice change from the super cold temps. 😃

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 21, 2024 11:58 am

      I know, right?! It’s amazing what new appliances can do!!
      Thanks so much, Cindy! I appreciate it! Enjoy the day!

  • Lora Bloomquist
    January 21, 2024 5:13 pm

    How wonderful that you get to escape to sunny Florida! Enjoy the ocean air & sand for the rest of us;) Thanks so much for including my Valentine kitchen in your round up today!

    • Rachel Granholm
      January 21, 2024 6:18 pm

      I will:) We’re going to visit our uncles in St. Pete..I’m also meeting up with Donna on Friday!! You are welcome!! Thanks for coming by today…stay cozy!

  • MaryJo Materazo
    January 22, 2024 10:49 pm

    Have the best time in Florida Rachel. The surf & sun will be good for the soul. I always love these posts. XO- MaryJo

  • I’m so excited you are coming to Florida! I know you will love the warm temps and sunshine! Safe travels and enjoy your time off!


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