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Journey Jots #34

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #34!

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 #34!

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Journey Jots #34

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

I can’t believe another week has come and gone! It’s really feeling like Summer here in the Midwest with temps in the 80’s and high humidity.

How was your week? Did you do anything fun? Let  me know in the comments!

Life Lately

We did a thing last weekend.

As you may know, we have a very long hallway that connects the living area with the bedrooms and bathrooms. Due to that, it’s actually a very important part of our home. When we moved in here almost 8 years ago, we painted everything white just to get us a clean slate. But, we were tired of all the white.

So, we painted it! Can you guess what color?!

On the left is what it looked like before and the right is one coat of the new color.

painting a hallway

We went dark and moody and I’m TOTALLY digging it!

The finished, newly painted hallway is better than I could have imagined. I love it SO much more than I thought I would.

So, now I’m on the hunt for a vintage mirror to go right above this light switch. I’m thinking a gold or brass framed mirror would look REALLY pretty paired with this color. What do you think?! Let me know your ideas in the comments!

hallway painted a dark blue green color

Next, my paddle board took its first voyage out on the lake for the season! It was SUCH a gorgeous evening on the water. There was even a mating pair of loons that came right up by us. So cool!

Loons on the lake

We’ve been enjoying slow Summer days as a family lately. We took Tilly on a long nature walk over the weekend to a park that is staged like it’s from the 1800’s. There are beautiful period homes on display along with all kinds of farm animals.

There were little piggies and Tilly was VERY interested in them!

Tilly with little pigs

We also payed a visit to the sheep pen. They stick their little faces through the fence, asking for dandelion leaves, which is like a treat to them. As I was feeding them, Tilly wasn’t happy with me and started barking!

Isn’t that little sheep so cute?!

Tilly watching sheep

I’ll leave you with a cute picture of Molly. She had her one year doctor appointment last week and is a very healthy girl!

Molly playing with a ball

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

On the Blog-Journey Jots #34

Last week, I shared part one of my Summer home series. I went with a blue and white vintage, coastal theme for the season and am SO happy with how it all looks. Come by for some simple home decorating ideas using thrifty and vintage decor!

vintage books with milk glass styled on a mantel for Summer

If you are looking for patriotic decorating ideas for the season, this post on vintage patriotic hutch decor ideas is full of easy tips! You can take apply these same methods to any space of your home.

patriotic hutch decor with vintage and thrifted items

Lastly, this very simple patriotic bunting banner DIY will add a touch of red, white, and blue flair to your home for the season!

a bunting banner for 4th of July using thrifted fabric scraps

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing part two in my Summer home series which includes the kitchen, living room shelf, and Summer artwork. Then, in a few weeks, come back for the latest installment in the Thrifted Goodies series!

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #34

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #34! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you. Have a lovely week ahead!

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: Keep re-usable shopping bags in your trunk. Then, whenever you are out thrifting or grocery shopping and such, use those instead of plastic bags!

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Tips for Styling Thrifted Finds

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  • Looks like you all are enjoying Summer and going on fun outings! I’ve never been on a paddle board but I would like to try it sometime! I love the color you painted your hallway! Thanks for sharing my coastal table decor ideas! Have a wonderful week!!

    • Rachel Granholm
      June 18, 2024 10:45 am

      You are welcome! We for sure are! You would LOVE paddle boarding..it’s so fun!! You can rent them on the inner coastal waterways in Florida…totally try it!

  • It has been crazy hot and humid here in Nebraska this week. We are in a heat warning today with temps in the high 90’s before the heat index. Yuck!

    I love your new hallway paint color. The green is so pretty!

    Thanks so much for sharing my 4th of July talbescape. I appreciate it!

    • Rachel Granholm
      June 24, 2024 7:28 am

      You are welcome! That’s crazy that it’s so hot already!
      We finally had a gorgeous day yesterday after weeks and weeks of rain.
      Thanks, Jen! Have a great week!


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