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Journey Jots #35

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #35!

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 #35!

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Journey Jots #35

Hello, guys! Welcome to another Jots and a brand new week!

Happy Summer to you, as well! We are officially into the heart of Summer time and it’s just glorious, don’t ya think?! We’ve been soaking up all the outdoor time that we can get whether that be on the bikes, on the lake, or on the river.

What’s your favorite part of or activity to do during the Summer? I’d love to know in the comments!

Life Lately

Last weekend, hubby and I rode almost 40 miles to Lake Waconia, which is a beautiful lake in a town west of us. It was a very humid morning of biking but always SO worth it when you get to see destinations like this!

Also, the iced coffee and bakery treat at the end were a great reward 🙂

lake Waconia in Minnesota

A recent event in our family is that my brother-in-law and his wife adopted a new puppy! His name is Rocky and he’s an almost one year old French Bulldog. He’s SO cute and is the most chill puppy I’ve ever met!

Anyways, they came to town last weekend with him so we brought Tilly over to my in-laws to meet him. They did SO well and played for hours! These 4 little eyes looking at me just melts my heart.

Tilly and Rocky dogs

I also did a bit of thrifting last weekend and found some GOOD stuff for such cheap prices! You will see everything, with detailed prices and such, in this week’s thrifted goodies post!

a vintage decor thrift haul

Lastly, miss Molly has been enjoying the summer and playing in her swimming pool! She loves to splash and throw all of the toys out of the pool..cuz why not?! 🙂

Molly swim pool

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds- Women’s Summer Fashion

  • Summer weddings are in full swing. This dress is SO pretty to wear as a guest. Another dress option is this cornflower blue one…what an amazing price!
  • Jumpsuits for Summer are a must for me…so flowy, cool, and breezy for the hot days!
  • This tank top comes in so many colors! I love the price and the high neck line, too.
  • How fun are these hot pink wide leg pants?! These can be styled up or down!
  • Casual and comfy oversized tunic…need I say more?!
  • A good jean short is a staple for Summer…and is a bonus when they are on sale!
  • This flutter sleeve top is so pretty!

On the Blog-Journey Jots #35

This past week, I shared part two of my blue and white Summer home series. In this post, I showcased thrifted and vintage Summer decor for shelving, kitchen, and displaying vintage artwork!

a vintage blue jar filled with stems for Summer

If you missed part one in the Summer home series, you can find that, too! In this post, I shared how to decorate a mantel, credenza, bathroom, and dining room space for Summer with vintage blue and white finds.

vintage books with milk glass styled on a mantel for Summer

Lastly, a popular post recently has been this one all about decorating with vintage handkerchiefs. If you love vintage linens, hankies, or have a collection of them that you need help styling, I’ve got you covered!

a plethora of vintage hankies hanging in an antique booth space

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

This coming week I’ll be sharing the next post in the ‘Thrifted Goodies’ series! I’ve found some really good stuff recently that I can’t wait to show you. Then, in a few weeks, come back for the final part in my Summer home series where I’m decorating the hutch.

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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In case you haven’t heard the news yet, I WROTE AN E-BOOK! My very first e-book, ‘An Introduction to: Antique and Vintage Home Decor’, was released early last week and I couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s been two years in the making!

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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Also, in case you forgot, there is new TAJ merch in the shop section of my website. You will find super cute t-shirts, mugs, and even an iPhone case designed by yours truly.

Each purchase means the world to me and helps me to continue writing weekly content. Thank you for supporting my small business!

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Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #35

Thank you so much for being here and joining me for journey jots #35! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you. Have a lovely week ahead!

Sustainable Living Tip of the Week: Use bar soap in the shower instead of body wash. You will save one plastic bottle from being used that way!

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If you are new here, I’m Rachel, the writer and content creator here at The Antiqued Journey. I’m so happy to have you! I encourage you to stop by the ‘about me’ page to get to know me a little more.

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Styling Tips for Vintage Jars

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I’m so glad you are here! Old things are my jam. Antique malls and thrift stores are my happy places.

Here on the blog I love to share my excitement, knowledge, and ideas about all things antique, vintage, and thrifted. Let’s journey together!

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