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all ears // october // a spotify playlist inspired by the moon and night sky. give it a listen on www.jojotastic.com

This month’s playlist is dedicated to my beacon in the night, the moon. Whenever I feel the pull of the ocean or unsettling thanks to Mercury, it’s hard for me deny the impact the moon has on my being. On nights when I find myself riddled with insomnia (often), I lay flat and glimpse the moon through the window above my bed — ever calming, tranquil, and the greatest reminder to be present. While I currently live in a city entirely too bright to see the stars, at times I drive far, far out of my way to catch a peek of them, too. There’s something about the night sky that’s also just a bit romantic, too. I envision nights spent in a field, laying in the bed of an old pickup, holding hands with the one you love. This is what I’d play.

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FriedaSophie Jewelry

There’s no denying that crystals, geodes, and minerals (ok, Hank) are all having a moment. So you can imagine my excitement when I discovered SF-based FriedaSophie Jewelry on Etsy. Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted using one-of-a-kind gemstones, minerals, and natural specimens. Furthermore, FriedaSophie hand selects each stone and ensures that all pieces are made using ethnical business practices. Then she combines them with 14k gold fill metals for these truly gorgeous pieces.

FriedaSophie Jewelry FriedaSophie JewelryFriedaSophie JewelryThese pieces really speak to FriedaSophie’s love of traveling her lust for the beauty of the natural world. It is hard to pick a favorite — like, really, really hard.

FriedaSophie JewelryFriedaSophie Jewelryimages via FriedaSophie Jewelry

I’ve been hinting at a big project coming for a few weeks now… well, today’s the big day! Last year I had such a blast working with Ziploc as their Guest Creative Director that I decided to do it all over again. This year we have a special twist up our sleeves —videos! I’m so pumped to share crafts, recipes, and a few tips and tricks to triumph over the holiday chaos, all with cheerful, fun videos.

Guest Creative Director for Ziploc // I did it again! Guest Creative Director for Ziploc // I did it again! Guest Creative Director for Ziploc // I did it again! Guest Creative Director for Ziploc // I did it again! One of the reasons I love partnering with Ziploc so much is because they truly want me to show my own personality in everything that we do. Whether it’s attempting to catch popcorn in my mouth or dancing like a fool, Ziploc embraces who I am and what I bring to the table. So get ready, we’ve got tons of silliness, sparkle, and snacks to share this holiday season. Be sure to follow along over at Ziploc and subscribe to the Ziploc YouTube channel for all the holiday fun.

Guest Creative Director for Ziploc // I did it again!For the projects pictured here, check out:

Guest Creative Director for Ziploc // I did it again!photography by Nathan Michael 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ziploc. All opinions are my own and I would never endorse something I didn’t completely love. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Jojotastic going.

ultimate fall home decor from Toast

It’s no secret that I’m craving fall and this home decor inspiration from Toast’s fall lookbook is not helping in the slightest. Or maybe it’s helping just a little bit too much? Now all I can think about are these burlap-covered walls, mix and match patterned bedding, and moody eggplant-hued ceramics. It’s all just so good and so perfectly fall.

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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

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there are TONS of columbus day sales going on... here are a few of my favorites

Confession: Columbus Day is one of my favorite non-holiday holidays. Why? Because of the sales, duh. It’s really the perfect time of year to stock up on some essentials, without worrying about them being out of season. Yes, I love a good end-of-summer sale, but chances are, you don’t want to buy a ton of dresses for next year… you wanna wear them NOW. Hence, Columbus Day sales. They are good this year, too. Here are some I plan to hit up:

(through Oct. 13)

there are TONS of columbus day sales going on... here are a few of my favoritesBesides these picks from Madewell, here are a few more things I plan to stock up on this weekend:

there are TONS of columbus day sales going on... here are a few of my favoritesHappy shopping!

house of cardboard

What a week it’s been. I’ve been battling some awful cold/flu thing and I am soooo tired. I am just looking forward to a weekend so I can stay away from the laptop a little bit longer and catch up on rest. Being self-employed gets so tricky when you’re sick. There’s this guilt for not checking in, not being ‘on’ when clearly your body is telling you to slow down and take some time off. I’ve been struggling with it.

For some weekend reading, check out my posts on Anthology: Oversize Knitting by Jacqueline Fink and Lara Hutton, House of Cardboard by Dosshaus, and these amazing paintings by Diarmuid Kelley.

oversized knittingdiarmuid kelleyAlso, here on Jojotastic:

fab fall coatsLastly, I shared a few more awesome shopping guides over on eBay. Be sure to check ‘em out: Fab Fall Coats and Must Have Shoes for Fall. (image credit: Ashley Lynn Fry and my Instagram.)must have shoes for fall