audrey jeanne

I’ve found my ultimate soul sister in cat-ladydom. Meet French artist and illustrator Audrey Jeanne. I found her via this instagram from my friend Trina of la la Lovely and immediately had to go to her online shop. And now, of course, I want it all. Her aesthetic is sweet and simple… oh-so very French, if I may say so. From buttons to posters to totes, Audrey Jeanne has pretty much everything the modern day cat lady desires.

audrey jeanne audrey jeanne audrey jeanne audrey jeanneKeep up with Audrey Jeanne and her latest work (and her adorable cat) on Instagram.

cat lovers unite

As you may already know, my cat Georgette is the apple of my eye. As my first pet as an adult, Georgette has really been there for me. Break ups, cross-country moves, lazy afternoons on the couch — she is always by my side, purring all the while. Her little speckled face just makes me so happy. I actually get teary when I start to think about how much she means to me. So, whenever I can, I try to pamper her, but especially during Feastivities, as Fancy Feast® likes to call the holiday season (how cute is that??).

cat lovers unite
She’s a BIG fan of ear rubs, as you can see. It’s kind of her favorite thing. Her ears get all flat and her tiny nose scrunches up. It’s actually hilarious.

cat lovers unite
I also like to talk to her… and make kissy noises…

cat lovers unite
Georgette also really loves play time. She’s 5 years old, but still has the energy level of a kitten… sometimes!

cat lovers unite
This year, Fancy Feast® is celebrating Feastivities by hand-selecting 7 designers to create one-of-a-kind gifts for cat lovers everywhere. Including a playful illustrated print by Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, a cozy cat tent by Julie Buratowski, and (my personal favorite), a dainty meow-adorned ring by Jennifer Tigley, Fancy Feast’s® gifts are the purrrr-fect way to ring in Feastivities for all cat lovers this holiday season. Be sure to shop the gift guide here!

cat lovers unite
PS – how sweet are these toes??

Photography by Ashley Lynn Fry.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Fancy Feast® and Style Coalition. All opinions are my own, and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

doxie love

I swear, now that I have a dachshund, I see them everywhere! Maybe it’s just a trend, but it seems like every store has something with a sweet doxie on it. From holiday ornaments to home decor to graphic tees… to everything ever, I need to practice some major restraint when it comes to all of the sweet Noodle-inspired pieces I’ve found lately!

Links: sweater dress from ASOS, Long Hair Don’t Care tee, pillowcases from Modcloth, canine companion mug from Fab, Jonathan Adler crossbody bag.

doxie love
West Elm knows exactly how I want to decorate my Christmas tree this year!

doxie love
Hmmm, not entirely sure that this paper towel dispenser from Anthropologie is actually a dachshund, but I’m just gonna assume it is!

Bloggers Love Cats and Bloggers Love Dogs: A Calendar Fundraising Project! All proceeds go to The Human Society

This is huge, guys. Kelly Beall of Design Crush invited me to show off Georgette and Noodle in her fundraising project called Bloggers Love Cats and Bloggers Love Dogs. You know I jumped at the chance, right?? Any opportunity to show off my babies, plus this project (just like Kelly) has a heart of gold: all proceeds going directly to The Humane Society of the United States. Each calendar is downloadable, meaning that every penny of the proceeds goes to the animals! Smart thinking, Kelly.

Bloggers Love Cats and Bloggers Love Dogs: A Calendar Fundraising Project! All proceeds go to The Human Society
Head over to Etsy to choose from Bloggers Love Cats or Bloggers Love Dogs for $7 each… or both for $12 (my personal choice)!

Bloggers Love Cats and Bloggers Love Dogs: A Calendar Fundraising Project! All proceeds go to The Human Society
Bloggers Love Cats features 13-months of felines from Sugar and ClothJoy the BakerDesign CrushAnd Kathleen (also the cover model), Cupcakes and CashmerePaper & StitchJustina BlakeneyFieldguidedOh So Beautiful PaperFor Me, For YouTeenAngsterLisa Congdon, and Jojotastic (that’s me!).

Bloggers Love Cats and Bloggers Love Dogs: A Calendar Fundraising Project! All proceeds go to The Human Society If canines are more your thing check out 13-months of Bloggers Love Dogs! Included are the pooches of Smith & Ratliffsfgirlbybay (the cover girl!), Design MilkHouse of BrinsonCookie and KateStyle & Pepper,The Broke-Ass BrideDesign CrushHoney KennedyDog MilkLisa CongdonbigBANG studio, and Jojotastic (me, again!).

photography by Kelly Beall of Design Crush

anthropologie hardware

Talk about fall, huh? These Forest Critter knobs that I did for Anthropologie are the perfect update to your home for fall. I could even see them gracing the fronts of kitchen cabinetry! Each brass knob started as a pencil sketch, if you can believe that. I was such to include each little groove and indented line that you see so that the artisan who made the pieces understood my vision. That’s right, these are each handmade! I especially love that fact because it means that each knob is totally unique and one-of-a-kind. These little guys are all about the tiny details!

forest critter knobs from anthropologie
So tell me: which animal is your favorite??

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Images via Anthropologie. See more of my designs here!

my new friend

It’s no secret that I’ve wanted a big dog for a long, long time. My cat is amazing, but I have a bit more energy than she’d like and she’s not as super cuddly as a dog would be. I wanted a big dog so I could rough house and wrestle and generally burn off some energy. I’ve always kept my eyes on the adoption list at my local shelter and on Wednesday I saw a pair of brown eyes that I knew I had to meet despite a diminutive stature. Meet Cuddles the dachshund, aka Noodle. (The shelter named him Cuddles because he’s so good at, you know, cuddling… but I felt a bit silly saying that name in public.) He’s my little tiny dachshund friend! To make certain that Georgette is cool with a dog, I agreed to foster him for a week. So far it’s day 4 and I must say… I’m in puppy love! He’s sweet and cuddly, energetic and playful. Plus, he engages in some of my favorite big dog behavior: tug and fetch.

snuggly dachshund
I mean… just look at this face.

best friends
Plus, we had a play date with everyone’s favorite pug!

photos by Jojotastic — follow me on Instagram!

cat ladies unite - a Pinterest board

I like to think I share a special bond with my friends Anne of The City Sage and Kelly of Design Crush… and it all centers around cats. We are cat ladies, through and through. So I figured it was high time to start a collaborate Pinterest board for us to share all cat-related things: tees, iPhone cases, photos of strangers’ cats, and the like. Here are some of my favorite picks from our Cat Ladies Unite board. Also, be sure to follow us for a purrrrr-fectly good time. (I had to. I’m not sorry.)

cat ladies unite

links: throw pillow from Gemma Correll / photo via Flickr / Crafting with Cat Hair from Modcloth / Fur Sighted Tee from Modcloth / backpack from Nasty Gal

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