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Ok, I’m here to admit it: I’m an instagram fiend. I just really, really love capturing mundane scenes around me and sharing the beauty of day-to-day life, especially now that I live in California and my family is all the way across the country. I’m also already thinking about the holidays, specifically small but meaningful gifts for everyone I know. After discovering Social Print Studio, I’ve decided it would be extra cute to give sets of magnets to my family. Think about it: a set of cat photos for my mom (the original cat lady), a set of my hiking photos for my dad (the man who taught me how to fish), and even a set of just photos of me for my grandma (she calls me ‘her special person’). This is the perfect simple gift to show my family I’m thinking of them, even though I’m all the way across the country.

For this reason, I’m extra excited about this week’s giveaway with Social Print Studio!

use your instagram photos for buttons, magnets, and stationery with Social Print Studio + a giveaway over on @jojotastic It’s easy to enter: follow both Social Print Studio and Jojotastic on Instagram. Then leave a comment here saying you did so (please note: comments left elsewhere won’t count, so please be sure to leave your comment below!). One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday November 18 at 9 am PST. Open to US + Canada residents only. Winner will receive one set of 15 buttons, one set of classic 4×6″ greeting cards, and one set of 10 square magnets, all valued over $50. Good luck!

use your instagram photos for buttons, magnets, and stationery with Social Print Studio + a giveaway over on @jojotastic use your instagram photos for buttons, magnets, and stationery with Social Print Studio + a giveaway over on @jojotastic

INSTAGRAM LATELY // super california vibes

October in California is a toootally different ballgame for me. It’s warm, like 80 degrees, and we go to the beach. My pumpkin-craving, flanneling-wearing soul is all WTF, but for now I am embracing these silly California vibes. Here are a few of my instagram snaps of late. Totally gives you that fall feelin’, right?

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INSTAGRAM LATELY // super california vibesINSTAGRAM LATELY // super california vibesINSTAGRAM LATELY // super california vibes

For more inspiration, be sure to follow @jojotastic.

projecteo + a giveaway! enter to win your very own mini projector and slide wheel www.jojotastic.com

Mini things are simply the best, don’t you think? That’s about 75% of why I love Projecteo. Measuring under 2″ in all directions, this tiny wonder projects your Instagram photos anywhere. The other 25%?  Why, that’s my love of sharing photos the old fashioned way, with a wheel! Projecteo allows you to create your mini slideshow and take it on the road without worrying about bulky equipment. Can you believe it’s the size of a matchbox?? Pretty awesome and adorable.

projecteo + a giveaway! enter to win your very own mini projector and slide wheel www.jojotastic.com
This week I’ve partnered with Projecteo so you can win your very own pint-sized projector and custom wheel. Simply enter below for up to 8 chances to win.

Projecteo giveaway

One winner will be chosen at random by Tuesday July 22 at 10:30 am PST. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Winner will receive one projector and one wheel valued at $34.98. Good luck!

Also, Jojotastic readers get $5 off your first order when you use code FRIEND0D9E at the checkout. Head here to create your own wheel!
projecteo + a giveaway! enter to win your very own mini projector and slide wheel www.jojotastic.com
photography by Jojotastic

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pirates cove, muir beach

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this: I just had the best weekend ever. It all started with a hike with a close friend on Muir Beach. Between scrambling down steep slopes and perching on cliff edges to gawk at the ocean, we had lots of girl talk time, aka the stuff that feeds your soul. Between time spent with a good friend and time spent exploring, I feel totally set for the upcoming week. Noodle tagged along and I was so proud of how well he kept up. He’s really proving to be a great adventure companion for me.

muir beach
muir beach
Sunday was a different story: I spent the day lounging in a park and then doing domestic things around the apartment. Like I said, I find that sort of thing grounding.
scones
I made these strawberry scones for the week’s breakfasts using this recipe from Joy the Baker. You should definitely try out the recipe.

apartment progress // jojotastic.com
I’ve also been making (slow) progress on getting the apartment settled. The rug isn’t back from getting cleaned yet, but here’s a sneak peek of my space. I converted a large walk-in closet to be my “bedroom” to save space. This means I actually have the space to dedicate to an office (more on that to come)! Can you tell that I am seriously in love with my apartment?

photos by Jojotastic on Instagram

the golden gate bridge

Guys, I’m in love. Not with a man, but with the city of San Francisco. My life here has totally turned around and it is just so, so good. Every weekend is bursting with great new things to do, people to see, and avocados to eat. Heck, even my weekday adventures in Sausalito after work have been pretty spectacular. It’s pretty safe to say that I am very happy about my move to San Francisco, so now that I’ve been here for two months, I feel like I can share a few of my favorite adventures.

Fort Funston in San Francisco
My first San Francisco pick is Fort Funston. I heard about this not-so-hidden spot via Victoria of SF Girl By Bay on Design*Sponge. Previously a military lookout point, this dog-friendly spot offers an easy hike, gorgeous beaches, and one of the best views of the Pacific I’ve ever seen. Noodle and I went for a Saturday romp and, let me tell you, I have never seen him more excited.

Twin Peaks in San Francisco
Another great spot that’s more commonly known is Twin Peaks. I went with Danielle and Wil of Danfredo Photography when they got here with my car (more on that here). If you want the ultimate view of the city, this is the place to go. It is absolutely breathtaking. Stay for sunset, but be sure to pack some warm layers because it gets very windy.

yummm
If you’re in the mood for vintage shopping, plan a try on the first Sunday of the month to hit up the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. Technically not in San Francisco, this treasure is absolutely worth the trip to Oakland, just be sure to get there early. In true hoarder spirit, I scored all kinds of goodies: a mid-century modern desk chair, 5 vintage dresses, stacks of books, and all sorts of sweet tchotchkes. Oh, and they have food trucks! Check out the taco truck and the mini donuts truck for sure.

sailing in San Francisco
I’ve had a few other random adventures, too. I went on an impromptu sailing trip with a coworker around the bay at sunset. Talk about amazing. It was one of those moments where I was just so overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and sea.

photos by Jojotastic — follow me on Instagram!