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Journey Jots #22

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #22!

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 #22!

new Ivy plant

Journey Jots #22

Hello, guys!

Hope you are well. It was another busy week with work and life things!

Even though we had such amazing weather a few weeks ago, old man Winter has not escaped us. We are awaiting a big snow storm later today (as I’m typing this on Thursday) with about 6 inches expected. And…another 6-7 inches is expected on Monday!!

Just when we thought Winter was over…that’s March in Minnesota for ya 🙂

MN River

Life Lately

We were going to go fishing last weekend but the weather had different plans…it was SO WINDY for like 5 days straight.

So, instead of fishing, we went to a garden center!

We’ve been looking to buy a house plant for a corner in the dining room for awhile now. But, we’ve had to do a lot of research on which house plants don’t need direct sunlight since our windows are east-facing.

garden center plants

But you guys… you have NO idea how life-giving and soothing walking through that garden center was for me!

It was warm, sunny, and full of the prettiest Spring blooms. The smells were absolutely HEAVENLY!

pink ranunculus flowers

love flowers. It pains me that I can’t plant any of my favorite flowers because our outdoor space is in full shade. I can’t get anything to grow except for Fern plants and maybe Coleous.

Someday soon, when have a home in the country, I’m going to pack that yard full of bulbs such as Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils.

Having dreams and goals is what life is all about!

hyacinth flowers

Anyways, we ended up purchasing two new plants!

This hanging Ivy plant caught both hubby’s eyes and mine so into the cart it went. Her name is Ivy and she is thriving!

new Ivy plant

This is the Ficus tree that came home with us. Isn’t it so pretty?! The braided trunk is just gorgeous.

Her name is Sylvia and is doing okay. She’s dropping leaves but I’ve read that’s normal when you re-pot a Ficus tree, especially when it’s in a new environment.

If you have any tips for Ficus tree care, leave them in the comments!

new Ficus tree

Lastly, I’ll leave you with another adorable picture of Molly…no caption needed 🙂

Journey Jots #22

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds- Spring Home Decor

On the Blog-Journey Jots #22

Last week, on Tuesday, I shared a post all about collecting tips and decorating ideas for milk glass. If you’ve been around for any length of time, you probably know my deep love for this white glass! It’s timeless and can be decorated with all year round.

collecting tips and decorating ideas for milk glass

Then, on Thursday, I shared my home all decorated for Spring! Using my collection of vintage dishes, linens, and books, it’s packed full of all my favorite things!

vintage and thrifted Spring decor finds styled

Finally, come see how to create a Spring vignette using a thrifted basket! I’ll show you elements to use as well as a simple method of putting everything together in a cohesive way.

a decorative basket used in a Spring vignette

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing the latest installment in the ‘Thrifted Goodies’ series! I can’t wait to show you the fun thrifty finds I’ve found in the past month. It’s good stuff…you won’t want to miss it! Then, in a few weeks, I’ll show you how to decorate a hutch for Spring!

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 wanted to remind you that you can now purchase hand poured Soy candles made to order!

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

handmade soy candles made to to order

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #22

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #22! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Notice what you are giving your attention to. If it doesn’t serve you, have the courage to let it go.

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6 Comments. Leave new

  • MaryJo Materazo
    March 24, 2024 10:54 am

    I love your new plants Rachel. Ivy has some great legs. Ficus trees are super hardy so it’s a good choice. You’re right, when you move them they need to adjust but once they settle into new space they thrive easily. Water 7-10 days and feed regularly and that’s it! Enjoy. XO- MJ

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 24, 2024 11:05 am

      Thanks for the tips!! She’s looking a lot better today than she was a week ago so…yay! We’re getting a snowstorm as we speak…could get 10 inches when it’s all over! Enjoy your sunshine!

  • Molly is adorable!!! 🥰 Also, Kacey Musgrave is one of my favorite artists. We got 14 inches of snow yesterday 😩. Here’s to a future with flowers 💐

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 24, 2024 1:25 pm

      That’s amazing!!! Her voice is so angelic. 14 inches?!?! That’s nuts…it’s snowing currently with an expected total of 6-10 inches and I thought THAT was a lot 🙂 It will be Spring someday!!

  • Hey Rachel! So sorry to hear you’re dealing with snow, I know you’re ready for Spring! Enjoy your beautiful new houseplants! I wish I had a green thumb! Stay warm!

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 25, 2024 2:52 pm

      It’s okay…It was actually super pretty falling yesterday! We hadn’t had a snowfall like that all Winter! Thanks, Donna!


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