for your friday — the 95 yesler studio sale!

Here's the scoop friends: We're purging our prop library, selling some of our best home goods, and passing on a few fashionable favorites! The fun starts Friday, April 1st with champagne and shopping at 4pm and will continue through the weekend:   Friday 4pm - 7pm: Bubbles will be provided.   Saturday 10am - 4pm: Drop by for the best stuff before it's gone!   Sunday 10am - Noon: Last minute bargains. Make us an offer we can't refuse!

Happy Friday you guys! I’ve got some exciting new: Cass and I are teaming up for a studio sale here in Seattle. We’ve been bursting with stuff for so many months, so it’s time to purge our prop library and personal homes to sell some of our favorite home goods, clothing, and artwork. Be sure to swing by to check out the goods and the deals!



95 Yesler Way in Seattle



Friday, April 1 from 4-7 pm (with bubbles!)

Saturday, April 2 from 10 am – 4 pm

Sunday April 3 from 10 am – Noon.


Exact cash and cards accepted. For a sneak peek of items, head to the Facebook event page.


seattle like a local // velouria

explore Seattle like a local today on the blog! check out one of my favorite boutiques Velouria, great for independently-made, small-batch clothing, jewelry and home goods. more on

When I first moved to Pioneer Square here in Seattle, I felt like my shopping habit would fiiinally get a bit of a break. The neighborhood felt more restaurant- and bar-focused instead of shopping-focused… that is until I discovered Velouria. This gorgeous boutique once resided in Ballard, but migrated south to Pioneer Square. They specialize in small production, independently-made pieces ranging from apparel, jewelry, and small house goods.

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seattle like a local // good bar

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Inspired by the Seattle city guide I wrote for Design*Sponge, I decided to launch a new series: Seattle Like a Local! I’m not sure of the cadence of this post, but I want to share with you guys some of my favorite haunts, as well as new spots I’ve recently discovered. Whether you’re a Seattle local or planning a visit to the emerald city, I hope these posts help! First up, I want to share my favorite neighborhood watering hole, Good Bar.

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Cocktail Pairing School with Blurb & Pennyroyal

Cocktail Pairing School with Blurb & Pennyroyal //

As an avid cocktail lover, to say I was excited when Blurb invited me to an evening of cocktail making and food pairing at the Pennyroyal is an understatement. This gorgeous Kimpton establishment is right in downtown Seattle and inspired by old-world European style bars. The dark wood, exposed brick, and moody lighting had me feeling heady and even tuned out my normal shutter-bug impulses that usually crop up with every course. It was the perfect setting to connect with fellow creatives and learn about Blurb’s self-publishing and marketing platform. Continue reading “Cocktail Pairing School with Blurb & Pennyroyal”

HP Sprout truck stop tour

HP Sprout truck stop tour @hp #gomakethings #sproutbyHP

Full disclosure: I am absolutely fascinated by the world of ‘vlogging.’ These are people who live their lives on the internet via video and in plain view of everyone… this is definitely the next evolution of blogging. It’s kind of amazing, but also a little bit insane. Oh, and it’s just so easy to fall down the YouTube rabbit hole, don’t you think?? I’m fascinated. Recently, HP asked me to join them at Vlogger Fair where they had brought the HP Sprout Truck Stop. I jumped at the opportunity — not only for some amazing people watching, but also as a chance to share my story of how I use the HP Sprout for creative projects.

HP Sprout truck stop tour @hp #gomakethings #sproutbyHPHP Sprout truck stop tour @hp #gomakethings #sproutbyHP

We started out the day by sharing a few past projects with the HP Sprout (see those here and here). I even gave a quick demo explaining my favorite tips and tricks for using the HP Sprout for creative projects. The audience was really amazing and asked some thoughtful questions.

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link love

link love on @jojotastic + this weeks must reads!

This week has been jam packed with excitement and activity, let me tell you… but really, those of you who follow me on Snapchat (username ‘jojotastic’) already know that! I set a personal goal of having my loft settled and totally unpacked by September 1 and that day is FAST approaching. This week, I got a new couch + tv stand, so the living room area is looking great. My next goal is to find the perfect rug and then build my gallery wall. Does anyone else feel totally paralyzed by picking the ‘right’ rug for a space?? For some reason, I can’t actually make up my mind about which one is the one. My deadline is fast approaching though, so decisions must be made!

Also, this Saturday I’ll be hanging out with the HP Sprout Experience Tour at Vloggerfair in Seattle! I’m doing a demo using the Sprout (past posts here and here) and also giving a preview of some exciting projects to come. Head here for more info, including all the other stops on their nationwide tour.

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on the blog this week:

Plus, a few other new & noteworthy things:

Seattle peeps, need something to do this weekend? Be sure to check out Day Shift on Sunday August 23!

p.s. Seattle peeps, need something to do this weekend? Be sure to check out Day Shift on Sunday August 23!

top image via Instagram.

seattle // nature walk

seattle // nature walk

I feel like I’ve been neglecting the blog this week — instead I’m caught up in photoshoots and boys and climbing and witnessing as many sunsets as possible. In reality, this means that I’m off living my life, something of which I am fiercely proud. In the past, it was all too easy for me to stay online and ‘connected,’ but without actually connecting with anyone or anything. It’s a trap, this thing we call the internet, social media, etc. I’m over this false sense of connection and instead am being fueled by the outdoors. This week I grabbed my camera on a whim and went to a local spot called Discovery Park to take in the sunset — this is what I witnessed.

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