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Journey Jots #24

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #24!

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 #24!

Journey Jots #24

Journey Jots #24

Hello, guys! Welcome to April…my very favorite month! Why, you may ask?!

Well, my birthday is coming up in 2 weeks…I’ll be 37! Hubby’s birthday is one week after mine and it’s a big one this year as he is turning 40! Then, to round out the month, we will be celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary on the 27th. We like to pack all of the celebrations into one month 🙂

I hope you are well and had a very happy Easter!

Remember that bundt cake I was telling you about? Well, it turned out fabulous and was SO GOOD!! It looks exactly like the recipe photo. I’m so proud of it!

lemon poppyseed bundt cake

Life Lately

It was pretty gorgeous outside last weekend so we took a walk around a lake by our house.

There’s a neat waterfall on one end of it!

waterfall at lake

It was also a fun weekend celebrating Easter with my family.

We took our annual Easter morning, post church family picture but Tilly was more interested in looking at the ducks than the camera 🙂

Easter 2024

Miss Molly had a BLAST opening her Easter basket and gifts.

I put this crinkle paper in her gift instead of tissue and, honestly, she was into this paper more than any of the neat toys and books that she got!

crinkle paper

She did so well at her first Easter church service and looked adorable in her pink headband.

me and Molly

Molly and Tilly had a great day, as you can see!

Tilly playing

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

April is Earth month and, here at The Antiqued Journey, we celebrate living in a sustainable way!

So, this month, I’ll be sharing all eco-friendly products whether that be home decor, home goods, or otherwise. Let’s pull together and take care of our planet!

On the Blog-Journey Jots #24

Last week, I updated an old post all about displaying antique and vintage collections. If you are a collector of things, I share some easy ways of styling said things to help them feel fresh and updated!

how to display antique and vintage collections

Thursday was a brand new post about how to decorate a hutch for Spring.

I shared my tips for styling a seasonal hutch without spending any money!

vintage and thrifted decor used in a hutch for Spring

And, if you are needing a Spring DIY idea, check out this Spring cloche! It mimics a mossy English cottage garden and is perfect for sitting on a mantel or shelf for the season.

a DIY Spring cloche with moss and a faux bird

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing a brand new Spring DIY involving a watering can. Then, in a few weeks, come back for a cheery Spring tablescape!

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 handleI LOVE Thrifting stainless steel straw tumbler

Inspiring Content from Around the Web

Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #24

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #24! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: When you go out to eat, put a re-usable container in your purse to bring your leftovers home in!

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7 Comments. Leave new

  • Judy Christensen
    April 7, 2024 10:17 am

    I am curious about the coconut scrubber kitchen sponges vs the Swedish dishcloths. Do you think one is better than the other or are they similar in use and longevity? I have been using the dishcloths but have a love/hate viewpoint about them.

    • Rachel Granholm
      April 7, 2024 11:11 am

      Hi, Judy!
      Thanks so much for your comment!
      The dish scrubbers I use solely for washing dishes. What I’ve noticed about them is that they last longer and don’t get stinky like the normal sponges that I was using.
      The cloths I use for wiping counters, the stove, sink, etc…I’ve also taken to using microfiber cloths as well and really like how they clean up the kitchen and bathrooms.
      Hope that helps!

  • Looks like you had a fabulous Easter! My boys were just like Molly when they were little, they always loved the wrapping and boxes as much as the gift, lol! You have so much to look forward to in April! It’s going to be a great month!

    • Rachel Granholm
      April 9, 2024 10:08 am

      That’s hilarious!! Yes…I always love April 🙂 And it’s such a beautiful day today! Hope you are well!

  • Janice Switzer
    April 8, 2024 11:02 pm

    Ohhh Miss Molly is adorable. Such a fun age.

  • Beth Anderson
    April 11, 2024 10:55 pm

    Loved this jot! So many helpful hints and recommendations!


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