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Journey Jots #23

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #23!

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 #23!

Journey Jots #23

Hello, guys!

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

Remember that impending snow storm I was telling you about last week?! Well, it came. It snowed, and rained, for 3 days straight. In total, we ended up with about 9 inches of snow and ice! So crazy.

Our Easter will feel more like Christmas this year…which is funny because Christmas felt more like Easter without any snow and Spring-like temps. Mother Nature has it all mixed up!

snowy ground

Life Lately

Let’s see.

Well, I’m happy to report that Sylvia, our Ficus tree that I was telling you about last week, is doing great! We fertilized her a few days ago and really greened up after that. I’m so proud of her 🙂

I also poured some candle orders! When all I want to see is green grass and flowers, the floral smells of these candles are giving me life.

You can order candles here!

hand poured Soy candles to order

Miss Molly is on the move! She’s crawling now and getting into everything. 

She was being a good helper and helping her mama fold laundry the other day 🙂


It’s been too cold and snowy to take long nature hikes with Tilly so I don’t have any forest photos to share.

But, a client of my hubby’s gave him this Easter Lily and it’s almost fully in bloom! It’s so fun to notice the buds open up ever so slowly. I placed her by the window so it would get more sun and she’s thriving.

Easter Lily in sun

With that, I hope this lily brings you hope during this holy time. Easter is a very special holiday for me as it always reminds me of my Grandma Jean. Easter was her favorite celebration and, to this day, I can still hear her voice singing the hymn “Jesus Christ Has Risen Today”.

And, if you would go up to my grandpa and say “He is Risen!” He would always reply, in a booming voice, “Indeed, indeed.”

He is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia!

Happy Easter, friends. Wishing you love and joy, today and always. Thank you for being here!

Journey Jots #23

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

On the Blog-Journey Jots #23

On Tuesday last week, I shared an updated post all about vintage crocks. If you are curious about collecting old crocks or want ideas on how to decorate with them, this post can help with that!

a vintage crock on a stool

On Thursday, I shared the next installment in the Thrifted Goodies series. In this post, I share my latest thrift haul for Spring and share ideas for thrifty seasonal decorating. I spent under $30 on the entire lot…isn’t that so cool?!

thrifted decor for Spring

Lastly, I shared some of my best thrifty tips and tricks in ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Thrifting’. I share easy ways of navigating the aisles of thrift stores to find the good stuff!

a vintage enamel kettle with a blue jar

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing how to decorate a hutch for Spring! Then, in a few weeks, come back for a super easy DIY wreath idea using a watering can.

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 Shop-New Merch Update!

I also wanted to let you know that I have brand new merch available in The Antiqued Journey shop. I’m so proud of how they turned out!

There is a super cute t-shirt that comes in light pink, light purple, and heather grey. I mean…how cute for Spring, right?! I also added a few travel mugs that are so fun…one with a handle and one with a straw.

Let's Go Thrifting t-shirt from The Antiqued JourneyThe Antiqued Journey travel mug with handle

All of these items were designed with sustainability and comfort in mind. I do hope you will check them out!

Your purchases help me to continue writing and creating content. And, if you have any requests for specific merch, send me an e-mail. I would love to know what else you guys are interested in!

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #23

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #23! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Come as you are and let that be enough.

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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!

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Other Posts to Enjoy

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5 Comments. Leave new

  • Oh my goodness you got a lot of snow. I’m glad we were able to get out of Minnesota last weekend and missed the worst of it.

    Thank you so much for sharing my DIY napkin rings. I appreciate it so much. Happy Easter!

    • Rachel Granholm
      April 1, 2024 9:03 am

      It’s almost all melted now, thanks goodness!
      You are welcome! Wishing you a lovely week ahead!

  • Hi Rachel- Sorry to hear about 9 inches of snow 🤦🏼‍♀️. Spring is on the way- I promise.

  • Hi Rachel! I can’t imagine getting that much snow at Easter! Mother Nature has a way of surprising us!
    Stay warm and have a fabulous week!


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