beauty report // the April edit

natural beauty products and skincare reviews including natural bath sea salts for soaking and 100% rose water spray. get more info on jojotastic.com

I feel like I’m constantly changing up my beauty routine, testing out new products, and falling in love with them. Here are a few of the beauty products I’ve been loving lately:

Invigorate Bath Salts from Hillockburn Farm (c/0) — I met these amazing folks during the Sodo Flea last month and it was basically a love fest right away. I’ve been using their lovely bar soaps for the past few weeks, but my favorite thing is soaking in these salts. They smell incredible and I find that they help to soothe my aching muscles after a hard workout.

S.W. Basics Rosewater Spray (c/o) — quite honestly, this is the best rosewater spray I’ve used. I got sunburnt last week and sprayed this onto my skin and immediately felt less like my skin was burning with the fire of 1,000 suns. I also find that the fragrance of this is the most true to real, live roses… probably because literally the only ingredient is rosewater.

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bedroom makeover // my search for small space friendly nightstands

my search for white small space friendly nightstands for my tiny house bedroom renovation / makeover. get all of the shopping resources on jojotastic.com

The bedroom makeover has sort of stalled… don’t get me wrong, we’ve made some EPIC progress, but at the same time there are a few big impact pieces that are still missing from the room. One in particular is a nightstand. I scored these lovely vintage Lane pieces on Craigslist for a song, but as soon as the wallpaper went up, they suddenly didn’t feel right. There’s something about the scale and the tone of the wood grain that isn’t jiving with my vision. It’s actually been really hard for me to figure out why they aren’t quite right! And thus began my search for a white nightstand that is also small space friendly…

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the friday edit + reader survey results!

pale pink tulip peony hybrids for spring. springtime flowers.

Happy Friday, you guys! I’ve got another weekend of gardening and yard work ahead of me — is it weird to say that I’m excited about that? I find this part of homeownership to be so gratifying.

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The Business of Being Creative Double-Take: working from home vs. a studio space

The Business of Being Creative Double-Take: working from home vs. a studio space. Advice for small businesses, boss ladies, and creatives — more tips on jojotastic.com

I launched my business, Katie Williamsen Web & Social Media Consulting, LLC, in January of 2016 while working a 9-to-5 in a traditional office setting. Although I enjoyed my day job, I wished my schedule had more flexibility. When I went full-time in August of that year, I loved having the ability to schedule my day and work at the times I had the most energy. On top of that, working from home was a perk for sure! Now that I’ve been working from home full-time for almost nine months, I’ve found that it really works for me. I’m not going to lie, I can certainly fall prey to distractions, but I love having the flexibility to work early in the morning and then head to a 9 am yoga class.

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recipe // the dirty shirley (with homemade grenadine syrup!)

an easy and strong cocktail recipe, the dirty shirley (with homemade grenadine syrup!). get the full recipe on jojotastic.com

Every Friday night, Sean and I go to the same local bar. It’s 2 blocks from my house, we don’t have to get dressed up, and their burgers are really, really good. I was having a rough day and I asked our bartender, Phyllis, with whom I’ve grown quiiite close, for something strong. She whipped up this Dirty Shirley and I knew immediately that I had to share it with you guys. If you’re having a crappy day and want an easy-to-make cocktail that’s delicious and strong… this is it.

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spring cleaning tips for small spaces (all under $100, too!)

Small space storage tips with big impact for pantries and closets. Spring cleaning inspiration #eBayGiftCards #eBaySpringCleaning #Ad #eBayGiftCards #eBaySpringStore

This post is sponsored by eBay. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

When I bought #mytinybungalow, I knew I’d have to get creative with my small space storage solutions. After all, this house doesn’t have a single closet! I’m in the process of installing one in the bedroom, but until then, I’ve had to get really creative. A few simple hacks have made a really big impact on our day-to-day here, and thanks to eBay and their Spring Hub, it felt like the perfect time to share my tips with you guys!

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the friday edit

spring shopping must-haves from the shopbop sale! find all my boho fashion inspiration on jojotastic.com

Happy Friday, you guys! I wanted to take the time to let you in on the news of one of my favorite sales of the year with Shopbop. It’s one of those sales that just keeps getting better the more you spend — 20% off orders under $500 or 25% off orders of $500 or more. And there is a LOT on sale. I’m heading to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree next month, so this is a great time for me to stock up on some summery pieces. These are just a few of my picks:

The sale ends April 14, so be sure to make your picks today!

ps — if you haven’t left your feedback already, I’d love to hear from you for the 2017 Reader Survey.

Some good reads this week:

This recipe for vegan coconut fudge brownies sounds amazing.

Also amazing? These yeast-free cinnamon buns. Gimme.

Looking for the ultimate ethnically made dress? Check out Season on Kickstarter!

30 pairs of the best statement earrings.

I’m obsessed with Dabito’s outdoor patio space and these painted floor tiles.