Recipe // the Paloma-rita for Margarita Week

Happy Margarita Week, you guys! It’s my second year in a row participating in this and I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe for the Paloma-rita. It’s sort of a mash up of two drinks I really love: a Cadillac margarita and a Paloma. Both use the refreshing, bright taste of grapefruit, but I’ve changed things up with smoky mezcal and a bit of mint for a cocktail that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo (or really any occasion, to be honest).

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how I stay hydrated (even when I’m too busy)

how I stay hydrated (even when I'm too busy) with @BritaUSA + fruit infused water recipes and combinations! #FilteredLife #ad

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This week has definitely been one of those weeks. Not only do we leave today for warm and sunny Palm Springs (yay!) for a wedding, but I also have loads of deadlines, some last-minute renovation projects that need to be done, and I haven’t even thought about what to wear! But as busy as I am, I know that getting dehydrated will not help anything. I’m definitely a happier, more productive person when I’m hydrated! Recently, Brita was kind enough to send me their new Stream Pitcher and I am pretty much obsessed.

Keeping reading to learn all about what makes the Stream so innovative + get my quick infused water recipes that have helped me kick my soda habit!

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how I maintain my photoshoot props (and find new ones!)

This post is sponsored by eBay. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

I have a confession to make: I’m a hoarder. There, I said it. The truth is that my studio is practically overrun with photoshoot props that I simply no longer use. Recently, I decided it was time for some serious decluttering and went through every. single. one. of my props. One of my ultimate styling tips is to sell the pieces on eBay when I’m through with them to help me recoup those expenses and put the money toward new props. eBay also makes it super easy to list the items and then package and ship each piece. And, again, here’s where eBay really comes into play: it’s my ultimate source for finding new photoshoot props!

Keep reading for tips on how to sell on eBay, details of an awesome giveaway, and tips for finding new styling props.

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lessons learned + updating our deck for summer with Article

This post is sponsored by Article. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

This won’t be news to long-time homeowners, but it’s a lesson I keep learning over and over and over again: house stuff is never actually finished. Case in point, our deck. Being a new homeowner, I thought I could simply put waterproof covers over our outdoor stuff during the winter months and everything would be ok… except it wasn’t, not at all. It turns out that someone had set up a home there in the winter months. Several someones, actually. I don’t even want to think about what they were, to be honest, but everything was destroyed. Lesson learned — the hard way.  Thankfully, Article reached out with their new outdoor furniture line — wanna see our deck makeover??

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Jojotastic x Madewell — you’re invited!

Come shop with Madewell and Jojotastic in Seattle this Friday!

Calling all Seattle readers! I’m hosting a really fun shopping event with our local Madewell at University Village this Friday and I’d love to meet you. I’ll be sharing styling tips + droppin’ some Pinterest knowledge, so be sure to stop by.

When: Friday, April 28 from 6-8 pm

Where: 2666 NE University Village

I hope you can join us!

beauty report // the April edit

natural beauty products and skincare reviews including natural bath sea salts for soaking and 100% rose water spray. get more info on jojotastic.com

I feel like I’m constantly changing up my beauty routine, testing out new products, and falling in love with them. Here are a few of the beauty products I’ve been loving lately:

Invigorate Bath Salts from Hillockburn Farm (c/0) — I met these amazing folks during the Sodo Flea last month and it was basically a love fest right away. I’ve been using their lovely bar soaps for the past few weeks, but my favorite thing is soaking in these salts. They smell incredible and I find that they help to soothe my aching muscles after a hard workout.

S.W. Basics Rosewater Spray (c/o) — quite honestly, this is the best rosewater spray I’ve used. I got sunburnt last week and sprayed this onto my skin and immediately felt less like my skin was burning with the fire of 1,000 suns. I also find that the fragrance of this is the most true to real, live roses… probably because literally the only ingredient is rosewater.

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bedroom makeover // my search for small space friendly nightstands

my search for white small space friendly nightstands for my tiny house bedroom renovation / makeover. get all of the shopping resources on jojotastic.com

The bedroom makeover has sort of stalled… don’t get me wrong, we’ve made some EPIC progress, but at the same time there are a few big impact pieces that are still missing from the room. One in particular is a nightstand. I scored these lovely vintage Lane pieces on Craigslist for a song, but as soon as the wallpaper went up, they suddenly didn’t feel right. There’s something about the scale and the tone of the wood grain that isn’t jiving with my vision. It’s actually been really hard for me to figure out why they aren’t quite right! And thus began my search for a white nightstand that is also small space friendly…

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