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Journey Jots #26

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #26!

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 #26!

yellow Gerbera daisies

Journey Jots #26

Hello, guys! Hope you are well.

I had an amazing birthday last week. Thank you all so much for the birthday greetings!

Hubby spoiled me, as always. He baked me homemade doughnuts, waffles, and cooked me fresh pizza. He took me to REI and let me pick out a few new things because…truly…I never pay full price for anything. But, he convinced me that it’s okay to buy yourself a new pair of sneakers 🙂

As I begin my 37th year around the sun, I’m just so, so grateful. Grateful for this life I get to live with my husband and Tilly girl. And, grateful for my job and let’s be creative, be me, and stand up for the things that I’m most passionate about. So cheers, guys! Here’s to another year!

Life Lately

On my birthday, I slept in a tad and woke up to these beautiful daisies.

How pretty are they?! Such a happy yellow!

yellow daisies for my birthday

Then, I went and got my free birthday coffee from a local coffee joint!

birthday coffee

My red velvet birthday cake turned out amazing! 

We actually ran out of powdered sugar to make enough frosting so we used cream cheese to make it creamy and…let me tell you…that put the flavor over the top. Hubby spent so much time frosting the cake and it looked SO pretty!

red velvet birthday cake

And…he even did 4 layers!

red velvet cake slice

Even though it was a tad chilly, we walked Tilly at the lake.

Tilly walking

To round out the day, we went out to dinner at a super neat restaurant and they gave me a free dessert! Isn’t that so nice?!

We ordered lemon cheesecake with blueberry compote to share…it was super delicious.

birthday cheesecake

And, I would be remiss if I didn’t share what Miss Molly has been up to.

She LOVES to eat and avocado is super fun because it’s so messy!

Molly eating avocado

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 #26

Last week, on Tuesday, I shared an updated post on how to paint furniture from Target. Many of us probably have a basic piece of Target furniture and I show you how to easily update it with paint!

a Target cabinet that has been re-painted to a white cream color displayed with vintage finds

On Thursday, I shared a brand new post on how to set a Spring table setting with mix and match vintage dishes.

And, the best part is, since I used decor that I had on hand, I didn’t spend a dime!

From delicate floral patterns to bold and colorful designs, vintage dishes, paired with soft vintage linens, add a touch of nostalgia and elegance to any gathering.

a Spring table setting with vintage dishes

Lastly, if you are looking for Spring hutch decor ideas, you can check out my most recent hutch post here or this post from last year!

vintage and thrifted decor used in a hutch for Spring

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing the next installment in the ‘Thrifted Goodies’ series. I’ve found some incredible vintage pieces over the past few weeks and can’t wait to show you! Then, in a few weeks, I’ll be writing a post all about how to be an intentional thrifter.

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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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #26

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #26! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: Use the things that you have until they literally can’t be used anymore. Wear them out before buying a new thing just to buy something new.

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  • I’m so glad you had a wonderful birthday! Your cake looks so yummy! I hope this is your best year yet! And thank you for sharing my potting bench post! I appreciate it so much! Have a great week!

  • So excited to hear more about your birthday week, Rachel! I love that you guys went all out and made it extra special. It seems like you had such a relaxing time and your cake looks almost too good to eat. Molly gah-what a cutie pie! I swear she gets more adorable by the week. Sending you tons of hugs for an amazing year, CoCo


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