please buy this so i don’t // rattan magazine rack

please buy this so I don't: vintage rattan magazine rack, a boho interior design must have accessory. via jojotastic, all Etsy sources on jojotastic.com

Raise your hand if you can see many, many stacks of magazines around your home at this very minute. I know I am not the only one who does this. It seems like I can never keep up with my reading, so the magazines just pile up. Recently I decided #mytinybungalow desperately needed a cute, vintage rattan magazine rack to house the chaos. So I fell down the Etsy rabbit hole and simply had to share some beauties with you guys!

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our search for modern adirondack chairs

our search for modern adirondack chairs, the perfect addition for summertime entertaining on the deck or patio. via jojotastic, jojotastic.com

When I was house shopping, I knew I had to have a yard where we could hang out, enjoy a cold beer, do some gardening, etc. Now that our tiny urban farm is well underway, Sean and I have been sitting back to enjoy our hard work… except we’re sitting on the front porch steps! He really wants to get Adirondack chairs because they’re comfortable, but I’m not totally sold. They always feel too ‘forest cabin’ to me and not modern enough. He’s really set on them though so I did an internet deep dive and found a few good options! I know I can’t be the only one with this problem, so here are a few really great modern Adirondack chair options:

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Which set of modern Adirondack chairs do you think we should buy??

my favorite design books to inspire your next makeover

While our bedroom makeover is on hold a bit as my leg heals, I’m still brainstorming what other renovations we can tackle this year! Homeownership… the work never ends, ha. While Pinterest is obviously my favorite place to find inspiration, nothing quite beats the timeless, classic inspiration that so often comes from books. I have a fairly large collection, so now that I’m essentially on couch-rest all the time, I’ve been digging back into some old favorites and wanted to share my favorite design books to inspire your next makeover!

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small space entertaining // moody blue marbling for spring

small space entertaining inspiration. moody blue marbling for spring. white and blue dinnerware with matte black cutlery. smoky quartz as a gift for guests. get more entertaining inspiration on jojotastic.com

Before all of the drama of last week and my broken leg (and surgery), I wanted to launch a new series — meet Small Space Entertaining! As the proud owner of #mytinybungalow, I find that I entertain way more than I ever did when I lived in a larger space. I think it’s probably because I own my home and love showing it off to people, even though it’s still in major fixer upper mode. But entertaining in a small space has it’s challenges. To kick off this new series, I decided to set my table for a springtime brunch for 4 and share my inspiration.

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lessons learned + updating our deck for summer with Article

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

This won’t be news to long-time homeowners, but it’s a lesson I keep learning over and over and over again: house stuff is never actually finished. Case in point, our deck. Being a new homeowner, I thought I could simply put waterproof covers over our outdoor stuff during the winter months and everything would be ok… except it wasn’t, not at all. It turns out that someone had set up a home there in the winter months. Several someones, actually. I don’t even want to think about what they were, to be honest, but everything was destroyed. Lesson learned — the hard way.  Thankfully, Article reached out with their new outdoor furniture line — wanna see our deck makeover??

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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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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

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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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