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Journey Jots #16

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #16!

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 #16!

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Journey Jots #16

Hello, guys! Hope you are well!

Since being back from Florida for almost two weeks now, it’s been SO WARM here! Like…creepily warm. We’ve had temps in the upper 50’s which is unheard of this time of year. It literally feels like Spring has already arrived…I’ve never experienced anything like it and I’ve lived here for almost 37 years. It’s crazy!

However, I’m not complaining because it’s making ‘Winter’ feel so enjoyable!

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I was FINALLY able to see my Molly girl for the first time since Christmas weekend! Isn’t that nuts?!

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She’s growing like a weed..jabbering and talking constantly, rolling over and scooting everywhere, loves to pull off her socks, and is eating yummy pureed food!

me and Molly

Molly can also sit up all by herself now…look at how big!! I can’t even…she’s so stinkin’ adorable.

sitting in her pink chair

We’ve also been able to walk Tilly in the woods without hats, gloves, boots, and parkas!

It’s so strange (and very muddy) but she LOVES it.

large Oak tree in the woods

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On the Blog- Journey Jots #16

Last week, I shared a new post all about decorating a mantel for Winter. On this mantel display, I incorporated decor that I already had on hand with natural elements like pinecones!

Winter mantel decor with milk glass and natural elements

On Tuesday, I re-posted a blog all about antique shopping for beginner’s. If you are new to the antiquing world, and even if you are not, this post has many of my tips and tricks to finding the good stuff!

Treasure Hunting 101: Your Beginner's Guide for Antiquing

And, come by for some last minute Valentine’s Day decor ideas! You’ll be able to whip up a pretty table styling or shelf display in no time!

4 easy and neutral Valentine's day decor ideas

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing my Florida thrift and antique haul as well as tips for thrifting in a different state!

Then, next week, come back for my top 10 thrifting tips. At the end of the month, I’ll be joined once again by my friend MaryJo for our monthly ‘Thrifted Goodies’ series. We have a special guest joining us this month for that, as well.

Lastly, I will be starting to pour candles in a few weeks for the Spring candle line that will launch around the end of March!

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 #16

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #16! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Practice gratitude and thankfulness.

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Maryjo Materazo
    February 11, 2024 10:50 am

    I’m so happy you got time to spend with Molly. Family is so important. Spring is definetly knocking on the door. Can’t wait! Excited to see your funds form the Florida trip. XO- MaryJo

  • Your niece is the cutest and she’s growing so fast! Can’t wait to read about your thrifting adventures in Florida! Have a wonderful week!


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I’m so glad you are here! Old things are my jam. Antique malls and thrift stores are my happy places.

Here on the blog I love to share my excitement, knowledge, and ideas about all things antique, vintage, and thrifted. Let’s journey together!

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