for your friday

sharing some of my favorite independent makers and artists for your weekend inspiration! get all of the sources on Jojotastic.com

Cue the trumpeting horns emoji… it is FRIDAY. I started off the week in San Francisco, visiting some good friends, and then ended the week working on my living room makeover. So basically lots of paint stripping, sanding, and priming. I am so excited to finally tackle an interior room in my home!

I hope you guys have a great weekend — here are a few finds that are inspiring me lately:

  1. I’m a firm believer in only using fabric napkins in my home, so I’m loving the colors of these Irish linen napkins from 31 Chapel Lane. That olive green color is positively drool-worthy.
  2. Oh, WKNDLA… how do I love you, let me count the ways… I already have the giant tassels in my home, but now I need a wall hanging!
  3. Tassels and pom poms are certainly having quite the moment these days, but I have a suspicion that bells are soon to be a big deal, too! Loving this etched ceramic bell from Leif.
  4. I’m eternally in the mood for neutrals, so this artwork by Trine Struwe is beyond perfection.
  5. Lastly, let’s shop local! Basalt is a Seattle-based brand of insanely gorgeous and sumptuously fragranced candles. I’d definitely burn this sweet tobacco candle in my bedroom.

Hope you guys have a great weekend! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Snapchat to see what I’m up to.

essentials for the first-time homeowner + what I’ve learned after 6 months

Today on the blog I'm sharing my essentials for the first-time homeowner + what I've learned after 6 months — head to Jojotastic.com to read more! #AmexAmbassador @americanexpress #bluecasheveryday

It’s been a while since I last gave you guys an update about what I’ve learned as a first time homeowner and, WOW, so much has happened. I thought it was about time to share what I’ve learned. Also, I’m excited to announce that I’m now working with American Express and their Blue Cash Everyday Card, which I personally use and helps make my everyday more epic. These days I’m all about entertaining friends and family in my new home, so getting 3% cash back on U.S. grocery store purchases (for example) when I use my card is majorly beneficial.

Today I’m sharing my list of essentials that I think every first-time homeowner needs, plus ways to reward yourself for all of that hard work, too!

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recipe // Gin & Tonic with citrus ice

Celebrate the last days of summer with this super simple recipe for Gin & Tonics with citrus ice! Get the full recipe for this classic cocktail on Jojotastic.com

This Gin & Tonic recipe comes with a bit of a backstory. While shopping on Amazon for novelty molds for our fancy margarita jello shots, I sort of fell down the black hole of novelty ice cube molds, too. Literally, I scrolled through hundreds of options and basically tried to buy them all. Gwen intervened and told me to reign it in! But before that, I found these super cute citrus sippers which allow you to mold your ice around a straw. Pretty genius, huh? With the help of resident recipe expert Claire McAleese, we whipped up a batch of Gin & Tonics with a few special additions.

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the Decorist DesignOff with House of Hipsters + Jojotastic, Part 3

it's the BIG REVEAL of my living room + dining room makeover design plan from @decorist for the #DesignOff with @houseofhipsters! Get all of the layered bohemian navy design details on Jojotastic.com + learn how to shop this look for your own home! (oh AND get 30% off design services from Decorist)

In the grand scheme of things when doing a makeover in your home, today is the second biggest day of the entire thing! It’s Design Reveal Day — aka when I finally share with you guys the selected look for my living room + tiny, tiny dining room for the Decorist DesignOff with House of Hipsters. Keep reading to see which design plan readers like you chose and why I’m so in love with it…

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3 amazing shopping resources for small spaces

3 amazing shopping resources for small spaces — so much inspiration for tiny living and storage ideas! Get the full list on jojotastic.com

I’m not sure if I’ve shared just how tiny my house is… it’s a one bedroom and measures just over 640 sqft in total! While it’s not the traditional tiny house you see on HGTV, it is pretty damn small, something that I’ve had to take into account as I make decor decisions. Going from a way bigger loft (catch the full tour of my old loft apartment here) to this small space without a single closet has been challenging. But, if there’s anything I’m truly good at, it’s finding great resources. Today I’m sharing 3 shopping resources for small space living!

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MINI-malist on Etsy

loving these boho-chic textiles found on Etsy! See more on Jojotastic.com

Billed as gender-neutral children’s wear & simple home decor, I was pretty thrilled to discover MINI-malist on Etsy the other day. Admittedly, I could care less about the kids cloth access (sorryyyy), but the home decor is pretty damn spectacular especially in the textiles category. Indigo, linen, fringe, and tassels…. this shop has it all.

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recipe // fancy margarita jello shots

Have some fun this summer with these fancy margarita jello shots! Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com

Summer, can you just never end? Lately, it sort of feels like I’m using these long summer days to relive my wilder days, so when it was time to think up a cocktail for this month I immediately reverted back to my college days and had one idea: jello shots! There’s just something about these jiggly, boozy, brightly colored treats that make me happy (and a bit tipsy). With the help of Claire, we fancied up this old favorite with a delicious margarita recipe topped with Maldon salt, of course.

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