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Journey Jots #27

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #27!

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 #27!

bike trail in the woods

Journey Jots #27

Hello, guys! Hope you are well.

It was another fun week as my hubby celebrated his 40th birthday this past Wednesday! Yes…we are one week apart but by 3 years. He rang in a new decade with some amazing authentic ramen takeout and leftover birthday cake 🙂

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Last weekend, we celebrated April birthdays at my sister’s house. My brother-in-law, myself, and hubby all have April birthdays spaced roughly one week apart from each other. It’s always a fun time to all get together and have a festive birthday celebration!

I bought some bubbles for Molly and we tried them outside for the first time. She wasn’t sure of them but I know will love them as she gets older!

bubbles outside

Molly is on the move constantly and is so exhausted by 7 PM every night. I managed to snap a photo of us right before she went to bed!

me and Molly

The weather has been warming up slightly and we were able to get a long bike ride in last weekend.

biking outside

Our favorite route takes us on a gorgeous bike trail that goes through the woods.

And, there are old brewery ruins from the early 1900’s right off the trail! It’s so cool but creepy at the same time.

old building in the woods

We’ve biked by it so many times but this is the first time I actually found artifacts!

This old piece of pottery, that I’m assuming is from an old crock, was just lying in the leaves. Isn’t that so neat?!

old pottery in woods

Lastly, this past Sunday, we had my in-laws over for one last birthday celebration. My MIL baked an amazing blueberry nut bundt cake for us! (P.S. If I look tired to you in this pic, I was!! This is right after we biked 21 miles and I was beat.)

birthday cake

Although our birthday’s are behind us for the year, we have one more occasion to celebrate! Yesterday, the 27th, marked our 12th wedding anniversary.

So, as you are reading this, we are out of town for a much needed 4 day getaway at our favorite spot out in the country. I’ll share more pics when we get back.

Here’s one of my favorite photos from our wedding…just babies, right?! Cheers, guys!

wedding photo

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds-Birthday Edition

  • I LOVE my new flatware set! It’s SO gorgeous.
  • I’ve been taking my new Stanley mug EVERYWHERE! The handle is amazing and fits perfectly in the car cup holder!
  • This vase from Magnolia is just stunning.
  • If you are in need of a new vest for Spring, this one is the perfect choice.
  • Who doesn’t love a good pair of sunnies?! These sunglasses are polarized, made for petite noggins and a slim fit for smaller faces 🙂
  • Need some new sneaks?? I’m loving my new trail runners…seriously the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever had!
  • With Summer on the way, these Birkenstock sandals are always a staple in my warm weather wardrobe.

On the Blog-Journey Jots #26

Last week, on Tuesday, I shared an updated post about how to decorate a thrifted basket for Spring! With a few items, you can minimally style your home for the season.

a decorative basket for Spring

On Thursday, I shared a brand new post in the Thrifted Goodies series! Come see my latest thrift haul and find easy tips on how to decorate with thrift store finds.

a thrifted ironstone pitcher used for spring decorating

Also, in my top 10 thrift shopping tips, you can find my best thrifty tips and tricks to find the good stuff!

an antique store in St. Petersburg, Florida

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing 10 easy vintage decorating ideas for any room! Then, in a few weeks, I’ll be writing a new post on how to be intentional when thrifting.

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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These candles are made to order. You can choose the scent you would like from the drop down menu and I will get right to work on pouring it!

hand poured soy candles made to order

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #27

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #27! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: Shop at your local thrift store for needed goods! It saves millions of pounds of trash and unwanted things from going to landfills.

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Happy Anniversary! Your wedding pic is gorgeous! Looks like your hubby had a great birthday too! Have a wonderful week!

  • Happy Anniversary, Rachel. Your wedding picture is gorgeous! I loved seeing all the pictures from your bike ride. 21 miles seems like a long way! And of course cutie pie Molly. She’s adorable. It’s fun that you guys celebrate so many fun events in April. I bet the entire month feels like one big party! Big hugs and safe travels, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      May 2, 2024 9:47 am

      Thank you!!
      It does but also is quite exhausting sometimes! Now that May is here it will be a much quieter month 🙂 Thanks, friend!


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