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Journey Jots #33

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #33!

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 #33!

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Journey Jots #33

Hello, guys! Happy Sunday! Hope you are doing well.

What a week it was! I love Summertime….so many fun things happening! From Molly’s birthday party last weekend to fun bike adventures and everything in between, there’s always something to look forward to.

What’s your favorite part of Summer? I would love to know in the comments!

Tilly laying in the sun

Life Lately

I know many of you have been waiting for photos from Molly’s 1st birthday and you are in luck because today is the day!

You guys…it was SUCH a joyous party. She is SO loved!

The birthday cake was both gorgeous and delicious 🙂

Molly's birthday cake

I was in charge of making the flower arrangements and it was SO much fun. I used fern and ivy clippings from my plants for the greenery and the flowers came from Trader Joe’s. It was a wildflower theme party so I tried to choose flowers that looked like they had just come from the meadow.

This one is my favorite…the flowers look so pretty in my enamel kettle!

wildflower bouquet

How stinkin’ cute is this tutu outfit?!

me and Molly on her first birthday party

There were a lot of people at her house, which she isn’t used to. But, uncle Mitch got her warmed up and smiling in no time 🙂

Molly in her tutu outfit

The highlight was her smash cake…she was unsure at first but then took a taste of the frosting and was like…mmm!!

first birthday smash cake

After it was all said and done, this is what happened!

Hahahaha!! Frosting EVERYWHERE! Safe to say she loved it:)

frosting mess

We ended the week with a bike ride to a spot in the cities called Harriet Island…it’s in St. Paul right along the Mississippi River. Such a neat area to bike around!

Summer bike ride

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

  • I have a new favorite hand soap! It smells INCREDIBLE and comes in an aluminum bottle!
  • These yellow pillow covers are soft, budget-friendly and so pretty for Summer!
  • Recently, I switched from powder foundation to liquid and this foundation brush is so good.
  • Organic strawberry lip balm, anyone?!
  • I purchased this small trash can for the hall bath and it’s the perfect size WITH a lid!
  • You guys. I’m not kidding when I say these are THE MOST comfortable pants I’ve EVER found. I’m wanting to go back  and buy more colors! Also, this crew neck t-shirt is AMAZING. Buy it in multiple colors…it goes with everything and is lightweight for Summer!

On the Blog-Journey Jots #33

Last week, on Thursday, I shared a round up list of 7 decorating ideas for Summer. It’s a compilation of posts that I’ve written in the past and delivers easy and budget-friendly summer decorating all in one spot!

vintage yellow enamelware teapot on a mantel for Summer

If you are looking for a fun and unique DIY craft for the Summer, check out these DIY mini tart pan coasters with cane! They are perfect to use on a patio or for a Summer party!

DIY cane coasters with lemonade

Lastly, this 4th of July table setting with a coordinating centerpiece is SO easy and cheap! Using only dollar store items, you can create this table for mere dollars.

a 4th of July tablescape with an easy centerpiece

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing the first Summer 2024 decorating post! This will be a three part series, spanning 4 weeks. So, stay tuned for ALL the thrifty and vintage Summer content comin’ at ya!

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 e-book is a 32 page, downloadable PDF file that you will receive in your email upon purchase. In it, you will find tips for sourcing, pricing, and styling decor from milk glass to copper to linens. I do hope you check it out!

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #33

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #33! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you. Have a lovely week ahead!

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: Instead of using store bought cleaner, buy a glass spray bottle, lemon or orange essential oil, and vinegar. Mix the oil and vinegar with water and voila! Cleaning spray that works anywhere!

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2 Comments. Leave new

  • Hi Rachel! That is such a pretty quilt Tilly is lying on! Thanks for sharing b-day pics of sweet Molly, I still can’t believe she is already one! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Rachel Granholm
      June 10, 2024 10:20 am

      Hey! Thank you!! Isn’t that so pretty?! I was recently gifted that quilt from my husband’s dad’s cousin…she’s had it for years and it’s never been used!! Isn’t that so nice?!
      Thanks for coming by today!


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