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Journey Jots #32

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #32!

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 #32!

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Journey Jots #32

Hello, guys! Welcome to June!! Hope you are all doing well.

Another week has come and gone…gosh these days just fly by! How was your week? Did you do anything fun? Let me know in the comments!

It’s been very rainy and stormy here lately. But! We went into the Spring with a severe drought so all of this rain is really helping to fill up the lakes again.

The other evening, as we were sitting out on the patio, and big rainstorm came through, leaving behind this INCREDIBLE rainbow. There’s something so comforting about seeing a rainbow, ya know?!

I ran out to the street to snap a pic before it disappeared. The purple is usually hard to see but this one so vivid!

a rainbow after a rainstorm

Life Lately

With the holiday last Monday, it was such a quick week!

I did some thrifting over the long weekend and found some really neat things. The thrift stores have been SO good lately…I hope this keeps up for a while!

a thrift haul of vintage decor

We also spent some time with Molly! This sweet girl turned one this past Wednesday. She’s just the most loving, caring girl with the sweetest little spirit. I’m so grateful to be her Auntie.

Her birthday party was yesterday…I’ll have some fun photos from that to share in next week’s Jots!

me and Molly

Tilly always wants Molly to play with her dog toys…Tilly will bring her toy over to Molly and want her to grab it and play tug. It’s so cute!!

Tilly playing with her cow toy

Finally, we took an evening bike ride last week and, as we were riding through the woods, there were a ton of deer in this field eating!

We stopped for a few minutes to watch…they just looked at us and kept right on eating. So neat!

deer in a field of grass

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

  • I recently purchased these knobs for some closet doors and they are SO pretty.
  • This essential oil diffuser is perfect to use on a desk!
  • Have you ever tried incense sticks?! We recently started to get into them and are completely obsessed. Find different scents here, here, and here. Holders can be found here and here.
  • My very favorite essential oil blend!
  • This floral door mat is so pretty for Summer!
  • This pillow has such a vintage look to it.
  • A mini lamp is adorable for an entry table, bathroom counter, or kitchen space!
  • Lastly! Some of you have asked for an update on these laundry strips that I recently shared. I can officially say they work AMAZING!! I think better than other laundry detergent. No residue, nice light scent, and doesn’t irritate skin. So, give them a try and save a plastic bottle!

On the Blog-Journey Jots #32

Last week, on Thursday, I shared the latest thrifty post in the ‘Thrifted Goodies’ series here on the blog. In it, I share my latest thrift haul and some tangible ways of styling found pieces!

styling tips for thrifted decor finds

Summer is basically here! If you are in need of some budget-friendly and easy decorating ideas, you can find them in this post all about thrifted decor for Summer.

vintage decor for Summer

Lastly, this post on simple Summer decorating with give you basic ideas on how to style your home for the new season.

a thrifted milk glass vase for Summer decor

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing a Summer decorating roundup with a bunch of Summer decorating ideas all clumped together in one big post! Then, come back next week for my Summer home tour to see how you can style your home for less this season.

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 #32

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #32! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you. Have a lovely week ahead!

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: Try storing unwashed berries in lidded glass jars in your fridge. Simply wash the ones that you need at any given time. The produce lasts so much longer!

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6 Comments. Leave new

  • Debbie- Dabble
    June 2, 2024 7:48 am

    Love those knobs!! So pretty!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
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  • Glad you had a great holiday weekend and captured that glorious rainbow!
    Tilly is so sweet to share with Molly! I can’t wait to see her b-day pics!
    Thanks for sharing my candle post, I appreciate it so much!
    Have a wonderful week!

  • MaryJo Materazo
    June 10, 2024 7:41 am

    I love a good rain and that rainbow is fabulous. So lucky you captured it so perfectly. Happy birthday to Molly! Such a great age. Can’t wait to see your summer tour!


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