DIY // an ikebana inspired & foraged centerpiece

This time of year is always so intriguing to me. The days are getting shorter, the light is definitely moodier, and I feel the impending glut of the holidays. I find myself holding onto the clean simplicity that the month of September has to offer. I’ve also been really inspired by Ikebana, which is traditional Japanese way of arranging flowers. It’s all about striking a balance using your elements. For this Ikebana inspired centerpiece, I asked Sarah from The Stemmery to pull inspiration from this art form, while also foraging for bits of greenery from my yard. I know I say this every time, but this is my favorite centerpiece we’ve done yet!Β Without further ado, let’s learn how Sarah artfully arranged such a gorgeous centerpiece.

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window shopping // vintage gold tones for fall (for under $100!)

source: Stelen valley top

This post is basically an ode to my favorite color in the world. I usually call it gold or mustard, but there are soooo many ways to refer to this lovely shade. Marigold. Sunflower. Honey. It’s all just so good. I love it because the vibe is totally vintage, but still somehow feels modern. Maybe because this is the most perfect shade to wear for fall? Anyways, I’m alllll about these vintage gold tones for fall and here are some of my favorite finds, all under $100!

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the friday edit

fall is officially here! celebrating the change of seasons and autumn

Happy Friday, you guys! I’m fighting a tiny head cold at the moment, but planning to rest a lot over the weekend. Next week I’ll be in Indianapolis doing a really fun trip with Delta Faucet and I’m so excited. If you’ve got tips on stuff to check out (and eat!!) while I’m there, let me know.

Anyways, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:

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book report // what i read in September

my september 2017 reading list. Get the full book report on jojotastic.com

I always think I’m a slow reader, but when it came time to round up what I read in September, the list felt longer than usual! This month I loaded up my Kindle with lots of fiction which is always my favorite thing to so when I’m feeling like staying in and getting cozy on the sofa. With fall upon us, I have the feeling I’ll be reading more and more!

Here are my favorite books that I read in September:

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jewelry by WKNDLA

handmade modern, statement jewelry by WKNDLA. learn more and shop the collection on jojotastic.com

My love for WKNDLA is definitely well-documented, from this blog postΒ to the fact that one of Cindy’s tassels hangs on every available doorknob in my house! Lately I’ve noticed on her Instagram that she’s stepped into the world of jewelry design and I just had to share her incredible pieces.

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40+ resources for stylish round mirrors

source: the Madeleine mirror from Anthropologie

In my bathroom renovation daydreams, I always envision a round mirror because it feels like such a classic piece for any space. No matter what route I end up taking for my tile, finishes, and textiles, I’m pretty sure that round mirrors are a safe bet. Plus, a round mirror works really well in other parts of a home: over a lowboy dresser in the bedroom, paired with a bench in the entryway, and even in a dining room. There are loadsss of amazing options, so I decided to round ’em all up and spare you the trouble of searching!

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the friday edit

freshly baked homemade chocolate chip cookies

I don’t know what it is about this week, but man, what a doozy. Being totally honest, my anxiety this week has been through the freaking roof. This isn’t anything particularly new for me, but the immensity of it is something I haven’t experienced for quite a while. Yesterday, I ended up leaving the studio early to try to calm myself and take the afternoon to reset. I came home and decided to cook. There’s something so grounding and settling in the simple act of combining flour, sugar, and butter. So I mean chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and sweet tea. Just a few of my favorite things that are easy to make. I woke up this morning feeling a bit better, like the cloud has lifted a bit. If you’re feeling the same way, I hope you know that it can get better. It can feel like an all-consuming thing, but better days are possible.

Anyways, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:

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