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Journey Jots #19

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #19!

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 #19!

river fishing with sun rays

Journey Jots #19

Hello, guys! Hope you are well!

It was another busy week both on the blog and the home front.

My post two weeks ago, Top 10 Thrift Shopping Tips, went viral and I was in utter shock, in the best way possible. I’m so, so grateful to all of you who read that post and resonated with it!

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And, here at home, we had to call a plumber last week to come snake our garbage disposal drain. It kept backing up and was incredibly disgusting. Then! Because home projects are never just one and done, the pipe that connects to the disposal itself was leaking afterwards.

My husband is very handy and fixed it, after a trip to the hardware store of course, but we literally couldn’t use the kitchen sink for 2 whole days!! You don’t know how much you use and need the kitchen sink until you don’t have it. Has this ever happened to you?!

river fishing in Minnesota

Last Saturday, we spent fly fishing at one of our favorite river spots. Although the sun was out, it was SO windy and very cold. But! That’s part of fishing. Even though the fishing was hard and we got skunked, it was still extremely relaxing.

I never, ever regret spending a day on the river. Nature teaches you so many things if you just choose to listen.

river fly fishing

Then, earlier last week, the temps were in the 60’s, which is unheard of in Minnesota in February!

So, we decided to go for a 15 mile bike ride on the trail by our house! SUCH a blast…the whole ride I kept thinking it was April because that’s what it felt like!

Journey Jots #19

Lastly, Molly turned 9 months on Thursday! I just cannot believe it.

She is the happiest little human I’ve ever met and makes everyone else around her smile.

Molly 9 months

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds- Home Updates for Spring

On the Blog-Journey Jots #19

Last week, I shared THREE posts!

On Tuesday, I shared an updated Spring decorating post to help you jumpstart your seasonal decorating. The ideas shared in this post are all budget-friendly and use things you probably already have around the house!

effortless Spring decorating touches on a budget

Thursday’s post was the next installment in the ‘Thrifted Goodies‘ series here on the blog. In this thrifting post, I shared tips for finding art at the thrift store as well as my latest vintage art finds!

vintage thrifted art collection

I also shared a post all about how to thrift for vintage books. The tips shared in this post gives you ways of spotting old books while thrifting that you may not have thought of before!

how to thrift for vintage books

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing a post all about my favorite faux stems for Spring. Then, in a few weeks, I’ll be making an Easter egg topiary AND sharing my Spring home tour!

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 #19

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #19! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Practice being in the present moment, over and over again.

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  • Sorry to hear about your plumbing issues! We had to call a plumber for the first time in this house and found out that tree roots were clogging the pipe, ouch! Glad you’ve had such great weather and been able to get outside! Have a fabulous week!

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 5, 2024 8:45 pm

      Oh gosh! That’s crazy!! It wasn’t that big of an issue but still something expensive to pay for…home ownership 🙂

  • What a great way to spend the day, Rachel! I’m glad the weather has been nice so you can fishing and biking. That double rainbow was so pretty. I’m totally with you on plumbing issues. I hold my breath any time it even looks like their might be something to address. It can get messy and expensive so quickly! Glad you guys everything worked out, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 8, 2024 1:51 pm

      Right?! Home ownership is super fun but those are the not so fun parts. Enjoy the weekend, friend!


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