recipe // coconut water + pink lemonade popsicles for Popsicle Week

It's #PopsicleWeek! Head to jojotastic.com for this not-too-sweet and super-hydrating recipe for coconut water + pink lemonade popsicles. They've got bits of lemon zest and strawberry for a refreshing light treat on those hot summer days!

You guys, it’s the most fabulous week of the year: Popsicle Week! As a refresher, every year Billy from Wit & Vinegar gathers his favorite bloggers and we share yummy popsicle recipes. It’s pretty great, not gonna lie. This year, we’re sharing the not-too-sweet and super-hydrating recipe for coconut water + pink lemonade popsicles. They’ve got bits of lemon zest and strawberry for a refreshing light treat on those hot summer days.

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Tasting Rome + giveaway

enter for a chance to win a copy of Tasting Rome! check out recipes from this gorgeous cookbook over at jojotastic.com

Hands down, my favorite part of traveling is the food. Digging into a region’s cuisine or trying a city’s signature dish at a hidden gem is so rewarding and has made for some of the best memories — and meals — of my life. It’s a feeling that Katie Parla and Kristina Gill convey in their new stunning cookbook Tasting Rome.

This love letter to the food culture of Italy’s capitol, transports you to the trattorias, food stalls and home kitchens across the city. With classic recipes and bold new flavors, I already know I’ll be reaching for it’s gold leafed pages again and again.

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recipe // rosé sangria with summer fruits

This Rosé Sangria with Summer Fruits recipe is exactly what you'll want to sip all summer long: slightly tart, minty and sweet, and super refreshing. Get the full cocktail recipe on Jojotastic.com

If there are two things I love love love they would be rosé and sangria. So why not combine them?? Today’s recipe is exactly what you’ll want to sip all summer long: slightly tart, minty and sweet, and super refreshing. I’ve been entertaining more than ever lately, thanks to my awesome deck makeover and this recipe has come in handy on multiple occasions. It’s super fast to whip up a batch at the last minute, plus you can make a LOT of it all at once. This way you can be the hostess with the mostest without worrying about whipping up individual drinks for your guests. You know, so you can actually enjoy everyone’s company!

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a perfect picnic for date night + Columbus Craft Meats

need an affordable date night idea?? how about a sunset picnic with lots of yummy @columbusmeats paired with cheeses, fruit, nuts, and more toppings! see my picnic + charcuterie essentials on jojotastic.com #salami #craftmeat #nobaloney

Thanks to #thejoysofhomeownership, we’ve been on a bit of a budget, but that’s no excuse to eschew date night. Instead, Sean and I have been thinking up ways to spend time together that are budget-friendly, but still enjoyable. One of our latest favorites is packing a picnic and heading to a local park to watch the sunset, so when Columbus Craft Meats reached out to partner I was totally stoked.

Keep reading for my favorite picnic pairings and essentials…

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recipe // kale chickpea seed salad

YUM! get this healthy, filling, and easy recipe for Kale Chickpea + Seed Salad with Miso Yogurt Vinaigrette on jojotastic.com (and save this pin for later!)

Ever since completing my deck makeover, I want to eat every meal outdoors. When we’re not grilling, I try to keep things simple by instead eating freshly made salads full of seasonal produce. Typically I’ll drizzle olive oil and balsamic over the salad, but I’ve rapidly grown bored of that. I asked our recipe contributor Emma to suggest a new spin on a salad for me: something flavorful, packed with protein, and topped with a delicious savory dressing. This Kale Chickpea + Seed Salad with Miso Yogurt Vinaigrette recipe is her answer and, believe me, you’ll wanna make this your lunch asap!

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recipe // strawberry rhubarb daiquiri

Strawberry Rhubarb Daiquiri get the recipe on Jojotastic.com

We’ve been having abnormally warm days here in San Francisco and it sounds like Joanna is finally seeing some sunny days in Seattle, t00 — seems it’s time to start thinking summery drinks, don’t you? Meet your new summertime go-to cocktail, the lip-smackingly delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Daiquiri. This recipe is not your standard issue strawberry daiquiri though. A sickly-sweet, slushy daiquiri has it’s time and place (like poolside in Vegas or on an all-inclusive resort vaca), but daiquiris are so much more than that! Or rather, so much less.

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for your friday + last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift idea?? check out this round up of GREAT handmade gifts over on jojotastic.com — like this ice dye throw craft.

I know you would neeever forget, but Sunday is Mother’s Day so I wanted to help you out with a few awesome ideas to make for mom. By no means is this a last-minute round up of ideas… nope, no way.

Crafts and DIY projects are always a fun gift. I love the idea of putting a personal touch on any of our past DIY projects for mom. Be sure to check out these favorites from the Jojotastic archives… like our DIY ice dye throw. This is our most popular project yet; why wouldn’t mom love it??

looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift idea?? check out this round up of GREAT handmade gifts over on jojotastic.com — like this shibori dyed bathmat (can you believe the bathmat is from IKEA??)

Or perk up mom’s bathroom with our shibori bathmat DIY. It’s super easy, but packs some legit drama.

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