the friday edit

a quick getaway to London. classic British architexture

Greetings from London! We arrived this afternoon and have been a whirlwind of activity since arriving. There’s just a lot to see and do, so be sure to follow along on Instagram for more of my London adventures!

Some good reads this week:

The most perfect shade of pink for a spring jacket.

How to get cheap furniture… without going to Ikea! My friend and home decor editor Megan Pflug shares her best tips!

The Citizenry announced a new Moroccan-inspired bath collection and I. WANT. IT. ALL.

My favorite local Seattle shop, Miroja, just announced subscription boxes! Be sure to get yours here.

In case you’re obsessed with sloths like I am… sloth pins!

Because I believe in the Oxford Comma

Many congrats to Justina for launching her new Jungalow shop — be sure to check it out and shop your favorite boho vibes.

style // pastel pretties & hoping for spring

spring personal style inspiration. high-waisted levi's, white off the shoulder top, pale pink suede mules. @urbanoutfitters #uoonyou #ad

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

Spring, are you there? Can you hear me? It’s me, Joanna, and I miss you.

You guys, I am wholeheartedly over winter. Seattle has been getting record amounts of rain and you’d think I should be used to it by now, but I’m not. I want to be warm and dry and wearing open-toed shoes. I want to wear pastels and maybe even have a little bit of a tan. Urban Outfitters reached out to share some of their suuuper-cute spring styles and it got me craving a seasonal change in a BIG way.

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my unexpected essentials for a long flight (next stop, London!)

time to get ready for summer travel. this is the ultimate guide for my unexpected essentials for a long haul flight! get the full list on jojotastic.com

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

The countdown is ON. I’m heading to London with Virgin Atlantic to celebrate their new direct flights from Seattle to London! We leave tomorrow, so I’ll be sharing all of the amazing places we go, what we eat, and all of the adventures we have, but until then… I’ve put a lot of thought into what to pack for the 10-hour flight. I’ve seen tons of ‘essentials’ lists, so I’m all good there (aka pack a phone charger and medications). But I also tend to bring along a few items that help make traveling a little less stressful.

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bedroom makeover // progress report!

progress report for the bedroom makeover in my tiny historic house. we found 19 layers of vintage wallpaper, fixed drywall, and restored a shiplap ceiling! Read all about our renovation on jojotastic.com

It’s been a few weeks since I officially kicked off the bedroom renovation and –woof– so much has happened. I don’t even know where to start… if you’ve been following on Instagram stories, you know the gist of it: we started removing drywall and found… more paneling, then sooooo much wallpaper. 19 different kinds of wallpaper to be exact. Nineteen. And nothing quite prepared us for what we found on the ceiling…

(Brace yourself, none of these photos are edited or Pinterest-worthy at all!)

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The Business of Being Creative: The Best Podcasts for Lady Bosses & Bloggers

the business of being creative. the best podcasts for bloggers and boss ladies. our favorite podcasts, the best episodes, and tips on fitting all of these podcasts into your schedule. get all of the free resources on jojotastic.com

Do you ever find yourself with an endless amount of tabs open to must read blog posts, your download folder filled with free newsletter opt-ins and your inbox exploding with newsletters? (Joanna’s note: yes.) Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the online creative space for some time, the amount of free business content available can overwhelm you. I still love reading blogs and newsletters, but my favorite way to educate myself is to listen to a business podcast. There are some really great ones out there, so today we’re sharing our favorite podcasts, the best episodes, and tips on fitting all of these podcasts into your schedule.

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the friday edit

Cuyana Seattle Opening Party. shop gorgeous bags, wallets, sweaters, and leather goods.

Seriously, is there a Friday about which I’ve been this excited? Not for a long time… what a week! Drywall is IN here at the house, which means the renovation is moving along. Sometimes I go into the bedroom just to pet them. My birthday is tomorrow, but we might spend the day painting the room simply because I want to be in it already!

Also, Seattle friends, mark your calendars because one of my absolute favorite brands, Cuyana, is in town and hosting an essential tour! You can find out more here + RSVP. I wish I could be there, but I’ll be in London. My girl Kasey from Turntable Kitchen will be curating the music, so be sure to stop by!

Some good reads this week:

Loving these empowering buttons from Second Floor Flat.

I’m calling it right now: the saddle bag is the It Bag of 2017.

Seeing this white paneled ceiling from Emily Henderson is giving me all of the feelings and hope for my bedroom renovation.

I’m in the middle of reading this right now and want you guys to read it, too!

My friend Julie launched her pottery shop, Plant Provisions, and it’s just too pretty for words.

I’m sort of loving coleslaw lately, so this coconut quinoa coleslaw recipe sounds perfect.

You should definitely try these 5 spring beauty trends!

Made of Cloth

nature inspired printed textiles from Made of Cloth. blue, white and natural linen patterns. Find more interior design inspiration on jojotastic.com

It must be because my previous jobs were as a textile designer for bedding companies, but I always seem to have my eyes open for gorgeous printed textiles! My latest discovery is Made of Cloth, a textile house out of Essex, Vermont. The vibe is modern, fresh, and casual with a color palette of natural linen, soft blues, and striking white.

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