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Journey Jots #21

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #21!

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 #21!

Journey Jots #21

Journey Jots #21

Hello, guys! Hope you are well!

These weeks just seem to fly by. I feel like I just wrote last week’s jots but here we are again!

How are your Easter preparations coming along? Over here, the Easter bunny has prepared a special present for my niece Molly…I’m so excited for her to open it 🙂

And, I found a really yummy recipe for a lemon poppyseed bundt cake that I’m going to make for Easter brunch. Have you ever made a bundt cake? Did it turn out? I’ve never actually baked anything in a bundt pan before so I hope it comes out nicely!

Life Lately

Honestly, nothing too exciting happened over the past week. Except, somehow, our 1/4 cup measuring cup literally just disappeared!

We can’t find it anywhere…it’s so weird! Since we use that measurement quite often, I had to order a new set until the other one shows up. Has that ever happened to you?!

My niece Molly is now eating solid foods, that are obviously very mushy, but she is obsessed with it all!


Also, my parent’s watch Molly a few days a week and my mom has been working with her on core strength.

Molly loves to workout on the big exercise ball!

Molly ball

Lastly, we’ve still been having nice Spring weather! Tilly loves to be able to walk without being freezing cold.

This is one of our favorite walking spots near the Minnesota River!

Tilly walking

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

On the Blog-Journey Jots #21

Last week, I shared three posts!

On Tuesday, I shared a post all about collecting and decorating with vintage enamelware.

This is one of my favorite collections that is so charming and timeless.

Enamel Everywhere: 7 Stunning Ideas for Decorating with Vintage Enamelware

Then, on Thursday, I shared a brand new Easter DIY on how to make an Easter Egg Topiary Tree!

With the pastel colors and the green moss, this decor piece is sure to wow all of your guests.

a DIY Topiary tree made with paint and plastic eggs

I also shared tips and tricks for styling vintage handkerchiefs.

These old linens are such pretty decor pieces and can be used anywhere!

vintage linens used on a shelf with milk glass

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing how I’ve decorated my home for Spring with a Spring Home Refresh! Then, in a few weeks, come back for the latest installment of the ‘Thrifted Goodies’ series. I’ve found some incredible thrifted finds that you won’t want to miss!

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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The Antiqued Journey Soy 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! If you order now, they should be to you in time for your Easter celebration!

hand poured soy candles made to order

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #21

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #21! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Do your best and then give it a rest 🙂

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9 Comments. Leave new

  • MaryJo Materazo
    March 17, 2024 1:16 pm

    Happy Sunday Rachel and hope you are doing something fun for St. Patty’s. Thanks so much for the shout out friend. XO- MaryJo

  • I LOVE THAT SAYING… Do your best, then give it a rest. GREAT WORDS!

  • Is Molly just THE cutest or what – gah that sweet smile will melt your heart in a minute! Love seeing all the fun things you’re up to from week to week and I can’t wait to check out your links. Can’t wait to hear what you think of the bundt cake pan. We use ours all the time. It’s great for make n takes! Hugs, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 20, 2024 11:18 am

      Right?!?! It’s impossible to feel anything but happy when she’s so smiley. Yes…I’m hoping the bundt pan gifts me with a lovely shareable dessert:)

  • Yes, time is flying by but I’m so glad Spring is here and you’ve been having great weather! Molly is the cutest! Hope you have a wonderful week and your cake comes out of the pan perfectly!!

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 20, 2024 8:09 pm

      Not so great weather anymore!!! It’s Been SO COLD this past week and we are expecting 6 inches of snow tomorrow and another 6 inches on Monday!! Winter didn’t escape us 🙂

  • Hi Rachel! That vintage hankie is adorable. Don’t you love that “back in the day” women took the time to embroider charming designs on them? Oh and I LOVE vintage enamelware!

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 20, 2024 8:08 pm

      Hello! YES! I’m obsessed with hankies and don’t NEED Anymore yet can’t stop buying them 🙂


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