1. Home
  2. Journey Jots
  3. Journey Jots #20

Posts on theantiquedjourney.com may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn on qualifying purchases. You can read the full privacy policy and disclosures here.

Journey Jots #20

By Rachel

Share this post. Share the Journey!

Last Updated on March 10, 2024 by Rachel Granholm

Welcome to Journey Jots #20!

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 #20!

Journey Jots #20

Journey Jots #20

Hello, guys! Hope you are well!

Are you starting to prepare for Easter? It’s crazy how early the holiday is this year. Usually, Easter falls right around my birthday in mid-April. It caught me off guard when I looked at the calendar saw that that’s not the case this year!

Do you have any fun Easter traditions that you do year after year? Let me know in the comments!

Life Lately

It’s been another busy week on the blog and at home. Life just hasn’t slowed down! Between work, family things, and fitting in hobbies like biking and thrifting, some days feel like a blur. But, I am continually grateful for each day and this life that I get to live.

This is how all of us feel at the end of each day lately 🙂

Tilly sleeping

Last weekend, hubby and I were lucky enough to be on niece duty for a few hours. Molly continues to amaze me with how smart she is and her joyful, bubbly personality ALL the time!

me and Molly

She is babbling non-stop, basically crawling, and is now eating real people foods!

Tilly LOVES Molly and was SO excited to lay on the blanket with her! Tilly even went and got one of her dog toys out of her basket and wanted Molly to play with that…it was THE CUTEST thing ever.

Molly and Tilly

The weather is starting to feel more like Spring and it’s just lovely. We continue to try and take nature walks as much as we can. It gets us outside, away from screens, and re-connects us to the present moment.

This an old mill building, from the 1800’s, near the MN River that we walk to sometimes. It’s such a neat spot!

old mill building near river

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

On the Blog-Journey Jots #20

Last week, I shared THREE posts!

Last Tuesday, I shared an updated post on how to make the cutest DIY bunny ornaments for Easter!

With a few materials and some paint, you can totally create these adorable pieces of decor to add to your Easter celebration.

a DIY Easter tree sitting on an Ironstone platter

Then, on Thursday, I wrote a brand new post all about the best artificial flowers for Spring.

You will find all of the tips and tricks needed to find the best stems and make them look real!

white artificial ranunculus flowers

Lastly, I shared how to decorate a cloche for Spring!

This simple tutorial will show you how easy it is to create a vignette, under glass, for your own home!

a Spring cloche displayed on a mantel with vintage books

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing a brand new DIY on how to make a Easter egg topiary tree. You guys..it’s SO cute. Don’t miss it!

Then, in a few weeks, I’ll be showcasing my home all decorated for Spring to bring you some budget-friendly decor options.

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!

Rachel from The Antiqued Journey

Sign me up for the Journey!

Sign up for free antique and vintage inspiration, DIY projects, and thrifting tips straight to your inbox.

The Antiqued Journey Candles

I also have an important announcement regarding candles. Last year, I poured a certain amount of candles and when they were gone, they were gone.

But, I’m trying something new this year!

So, in the shop, you will find a listing for ‘Candles Made to Order’. Right now, I have floral and Spring scents available for order. You can choose to order any scent from the dropdown menu.

handmade soy candles made to to order

They are made the exact same way and hand-poured, by me, out of my kitchen. I’m so excited to share them with you!

hand poured soy candles made to order

Inspiring Content from Around the Web

Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #20

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #20! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Right when waking up in the morning, find one thing to be grateful for.

signature from The Antiqued Journey

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.

Here on the blog, you will find loads of inspiration for decorating with vintage and antique decor, simple DIY crafts and many thrifting adventures. If that interests you, I invite you to sign up for my e-mail. You will receive a free digital download as a thank you!

Follow Along with The Antiqued Journey

Other Posts to Enjoy

vintage thrifted art collection
Thrifting for Affordable Art

a thrifted basket styled into a vignette for Spring
Basket Vignette for Spring

top 10 thrift store shopping tips
Top 10 Thrift Shopping Tips

8 Comments. Leave new

  • MaryJo Materazo
    March 10, 2024 11:44 am

    So fun Rachel. Yes, Easter is way too early this year. But my kids will be home from college on spring break so we’ll be able to celabrate all together. For that I am grateful. Happy Sunday friend. XO- MJ

  • Lora Bloomquist
    March 10, 2024 7:02 pm

    Yes, trying to get my Easter mojo going, but it is so early! Wonderful to enjoy the Springlike days, though! Thanks for including me in your highlights this week, Rachel!

  • I can’t get over how much Molly is growing, Rachel. I swear it feels like she was just born! I love that she and Tilly have such a special bond. It’s such a sweet thing to see and experience. Can’t wait to dive into all these links. I love all the spring and Easter ideas you’ve been sharing lately! Hugs, CoCo

  • So glad Molly and Tilly love spending time together! They are both so cute! Glad you’re having good weather! When my boys were little we always went to church on Easter morning, and then had a big family meal with an Easter egg hunt for all the littles! I miss those days! Happy Spring!

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 13, 2024 2:20 pm

      Thank you!
      We did the same!! I’m excited for Molly to be able to do that as she gets older 🙂


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

Rachel from The Antiqued Journey blog

Hey! I’m Rachel!

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!

E-Book now available!

Sign me up for the


Sign up for free antique and vintage inspiration, DIY projects, and thrifting tips straight to your inbox.


    My hand poured holiday candles are SOLD OUT!

    Thank you so much for supporting my little business.