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Journey Jots #29

By Rachel

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Last Updated on May 13, 2024 by Rachel Granholm

Welcome to Journey Jots #29!

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 #29!

Journey Jots #29

Hello, guys! Hope you are well.

Spring is in full bloom here in the North and it’s just GLORIOUS! The whole Earth comes to life with the flowering trees, Daffodils, birds, and ducks. And! My favorite! The hummingbirds have returned!! I make homemade nectar for them and, the other night, saw one come to the feeder and eat for close to a minute. I LOVE my little hummer friends!

Although, with that, comes my awful Spring allergies. It happens every year right around this time and lasts about a month. Do you get them, too? Have you found anything that helps besides taking medicine? I’d love to know!

pink flowering crabapple tree

Life Lately

It was a pretty quiet week around here for once! I went to a friend’s bridal shower last weekend with a whole bunch of close family friends and it was SO fun.

I managed to get most of my pots planted on the patio and, I have to say, it’s the best it’s ever looked out there. We were going for a jungle feel by just loading it with ferns and vines. Through careful planning, we achieved that look!

Hanging Fern

Also, this is the first time for these type of Begonia’s on the patio. We found these at an Amish greenhouse on our vacation a few weeks ago and fell in love with them. They remind me of a rose the way that they are curled.

So far, I’m super happy with how they are doing…blooming like crazy!

purple and pink Begonia's in a terra cotta pot

In the evenings, especially this time of year when there are no mosquitoes yet, I love to sit out on the patio. I’ve been slowly making my way through my favorite magazine. It’s just so peaceful and helps to calm my busy brain after a long day.

country Home magazine

And, as always, I’ll leave you with a photo of miss Molly. She LOVES to read. By that I mean she pulls out all of her books from the bin onto the floor, flips through one or two pages, and then moves on to the next one 🙂

She turns ONE in a few weeks and I just can’t believe where the time has gone!

Molly reading

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds- Patio Edition

On the Blog-Journey Jots #29

Last week, on Thursday, I shared a brand new post about How to Be a Mindful and Intentional Thrift Shopper. This post comes directly from my heart and speaks to the more minimal lifestyle that I’ve adopted over the years.

a shelf full of vintage goods

If you have an outdoor space that needs some freshening up for the Summer, you might find some useful tips in a post I wrote last year all about how to style small outdoor patios!

half sphere planters for a small patio

And, lastly, find ways of creating Quick, Easy and Free Floral Arrangements for Summer!

vintage tins with flowers for Summer

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing a new post all about thrifty patio tips, just in time for the upcoming warm months! Then, in a few weeks, come back to see how to style a thrifted basket three different ways!

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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Also, I want to mention that there is new TAJ merch in the shop section of my website. You will find super cute t-shirts and mugs designed by yours truly.

Each purchase means the world to me and helps me to continue writing weekly content. I do hope you will check it out!

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Inspiring Content from Around the Web

  • I stumbled upon a YouTube channel the other night that I FELL IN LOVE WITH. Seriously guys..check out Simple Happy Zen. She is truly amazing.
  • Also, while you’re at it, check out this channel, Reflections of Life. I could binge this content all day.

Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #29

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #29! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: If something you own is getting worn out, try and think of a different way to use it before completely throwing it away.

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  • Hi Rachel! Sorry to hear you have allergies, they are such a pain! I had terrible allergies in KY but when we moved to FL no issues…until a couple of weeks ago that is. I’m hoping it was a cold instead of allergies but it turned into a sinus infection. I tried using saline nasal spray and Beekeepers Natural Immune Support because I didn’t want to take meds but ended up on an antibiotic! I hope you’re feeling better by now!!

    • Rachel Granholm
      May 15, 2024 8:39 am

      Oh man!! That stinks. So sorry!
      I am in the thick of it right now as all of the tree pollen leaves a fine yellow dust over EVERYTHING. I did make an essential oil roller blend that seems to be helping but my eyes are SO itchy.
      Anyways, hope you feel better quick!

  • Allergies are no fun, Rachel! I tried to avoid taking meds too but sometimes they just get so instense I wind up taking Claritin D. Love seeing Molly’s update each week. She’s adorable and I’m excited about all your flowers and plants too. It feels like the perfect way to kick off the season! Off to dive into your links. Big hugs, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      May 22, 2024 2:15 pm

      Thank you!!
      Yes…it’s the tree pollen that gets me. The trees are now basically all greened out so I think I’m on the other side, thankfully!


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