Oh goodness… my good friends over at Danfredo Photos + Films have staged a dachshund wedding. I don’t really post weddings often (or ever?), but this is just something really special, silly, and totally awesome. Noodle used to play with Hudson and Chelsea in Philly, you see, so it’s just a joy to see them finally hitched. Here are a few of my favorite shots from their special day! Also, be sure to see tons of behind the scenes on Instagram with the cutest hashtag ever, #hudsonloveschelsea.
It’s been exactly one year since I adopted my tiny little dachshund, Noodle, and I felt like it’s only fitting for me to write about just how awesome it’s been.
To my dearest Noodie boy,
Happy adoption day! I’ve learned so much from you over this past year. Before you came into my life, I had no idea I could snuggle this much, stay in bed this late, and work so many hours with a 17-pound lump on my lap. You’ve taught me to be patient with your stubborn, stubborn ways, whether it’s putting on the brakes to sniff another dog’s ass, eating every bit of garbage on the street, or barking incessantly. It’s true, I’ve learned patience from you and I’m grateful for that in a weird way. Thank you for all of the sweet midnight cuddle sessions, for keeping me safe from running children in hats, and for always loving me. I can’t wait to see where we go next. Mama loves you, you strange, little wiener.
If you can’t already tell, I absolutely recommend adopting pets. The love and value they add to your life cannot be described. Noodle came from an incredible organization in Philly called Operation Ava, but there are tons of amazing shelters across the states.
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.
Keep up with Audrey Jeanne and her latest work (and her adorable cat) on Instagram.
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??).
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!
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.
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!
West Elm knows exactly how I want to decorate my Christmas tree this year!
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 features 13-months of felines from Sugar and Cloth, Joy the Baker, Design Crush, And Kathleen (also the cover model), Cupcakes and Cashmere, Paper & Stitch, Justina Blakeney, Fieldguided, Oh So Beautiful Paper, For Me, For You, TeenAngster, Lisa Congdon, and Jojotastic (that’s me!).
If canines are more your thing check out 13-months of Bloggers Love Dogs! Included are the pooches of Smith & Ratliff, sfgirlbybay (the cover girl!), Design Milk, House of Brinson, Cookie and Kate, Style & Pepper,The Broke-Ass Bride, Design Crush, Honey Kennedy, Dog Milk, Lisa Congdon, bigBANG studio, and Jojotastic (me, again!).
photography by Kelly Beall of Design Crush
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!
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