My Weekend Morning Ritual

Weekend Wellness, My Weekend Morning Ritual for Self-Care #selfcare #wellness #selfcareroutine #morningritual #weekendrituals #weekendroutine #morningroutine #relaxation #slowdown #breakfastinbed

Usually for my Weekend Wellness series, I like to talk about something either trending or that I’ve received lots of questions about. But today, we’re going rogue! Instead, I want to talk about a habit of mine that I try to engage in pretty much every weekend. I call it my Weekend Morning Ritual, and quite honestly, I do this because it helps me to set the tone for the rest of my time off from work. I decided to start being mindful of my routines when it felt like each weekend slipped away faster and faster. I want to savor the slowdown, embrace a lazy morning, and shift my brain into a calmer place. These habits have helped me and I hope they resonate with you, too!

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Our Kitchen Renovation: Progress Report #3 (Tile!!)

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After last week’s kitchen renovation update about the cabinets, it’s time to share even more progress… we officially have a tile floor! For the most part during this renovation, Sean and I have been able to do the work either ourselves or in tandem with our contractor (more on him to come…). But tile is a totally different story. I feel like we could have handled a straightforward tile shape, like a subway. But I had to be fancy and choose the Chaine Homme from Fireclay Tile! So we brought in a tile master named Dan to install it. As you’ll see in the video, Dan is a trip.

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2019 Blog Reader Survey + Giveaway

2019 Jojotastic Blog Reader Survey. Help! I'd love your feedback on my blog, social media, and newsletter so I can make it a better resource for you. 2019 reader survey on jojotastic.com #readersurvey #giveaway #blogreader #blogs #business #blogging #bloggingbusiness #survey #feedback

It’s that time of the year again… the official 2019 Jojotastic Blog Reader Survey! I think this is my 4th year doing this and every year it’s more helpful than I can even imagine. It’s like a performance review — ha! Plus, I also love sharing the feedback you give me. You can see last year’s feedback here.

If you’re new to my blog, basically I conduct an annual reader survey. This helps me to make the blog even more of a resource for you, improves what I post to social media, and even inspires new topics that I discuss. And I really do take all of your feedback to heart. After receiving all of the results, I always pour over the comments, then adjust my editorial calendar throughout the course of the year based on them. If you submitted a response in the past few years, I hope you’ve noticed that your feedback has been taken into consideration! I really do try my best. And also, thank you so much for taking the time to do this — it really does mean a lot to me and my business.

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7 Ways to Refresh Your Home for the New Year

How to Make Your Home Feel Fresh for the New Year! 7 tips to refresh your home, get organized, and tidy up. #smallspaces #organization #homerefresh #storage #storageideas #organizationideas #tidyingup #mariekondo #konmari

I don’t know about you, but ever since the holidays passed, I’ve been dying to refresh our home. The new year always ushers in feelings of newness and change. Plus, I’ve been binging on Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, just like everyone else! For instance, if you follow me on Instagram, you saw that last weekend I refreshed our bathroom which is what’s inspired today’s post! If you’re in the mood for a little bit of a reorganization in your home, these 7 easy tips will help you refresh your home and make it feel totally perfect for the new year.

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20+ Functional and Stylish Jewelry Storage Ideas

20+ Functional and Stylish Jewelry Storage Ideas! #jewelrystorage #smallspaces #smallstorage #jewelrybox #jewelrystand #organization #storage #storageideas

Admittedly, I don’t wear a ton of jewelry. Most days, it’s my engagement ring, an evil eye necklace, and maybe one or two statement rings. But I still have quite a few pieces that I love to wear on special occasions. And don’t even get me started on how many statement rings I have… But here’s the thing: it all sort of just sits in a pile in the bathroom cabinet. Definitely not ideal. So recently I found myself on the hunt for jewelry storage ideas that are not only stylish, but functional as well. Here are some of the best options I found!

source: tabletop jewelry stand.

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The Lowdown on Seasonal Affective Disorder: What it is, Symptoms and Tips to Combat It

The Lowdown on Seasonal Affective Disorder: What it is, Symptoms and Tips to Combat It. #selfcare #wellness #winter #winterwellness #seasons #winterselfcare #SAD #seasonaldepression #seasonalaffectivedisorder #happylight #happylamp

The holidays are fun, but that’s only a brief moment in the long season that is winter. Although I’ve always been someone who appreciates living in a place where I get to experience all of the seasons, as I’ve gotten older, winter and shorter, darker days have started to take a toll on me. When I started researching how I was feeling, I realized I had Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD – what an appropriate acronym, right?).

I think SAD is a pretty common thing for a lot of people, but I wanted to dedicate a wellness post to it and shed some light on what you can do to turn things around. Plus, I’ve been talking about it on Instagram and have gotten several questions, so why not write a post!

Here’s what I know about Seasonal Affective Disorder (based on my own personal experience and research) and what I’m doing to combat it. I hope you find these tips helpful!

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How to Make Impactful Updates to A Small Bedroom

Big Impact Changes to Our Small Bedroom, January home decor small space refresh with @SoraaHome. Learn about the Soraa Home Radiant light bulb and how to get beautiful, white light — even in gloomy, rainy Seattle! #sponsored #SoraaHome #LightMatters #smallspaces #smallbedroom #bedroomrefresh #minimakeover
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Thanks to our kitchen remodel and the New Year, I have been on a tear going through our tiny bungalow and making changes to every room. Whether that means reorganizing our credenza, giving the bathroom a fresh coat of paint, or purging unwanted clothing, I’ve taken the past few weeks to make some major changes throughout our home. Our small bedroom is my latest project! I teamed up with Soraa Home to update our lighting, plus make a few more changes in the bedroom.

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