9 Things of Note | July 2020

Joanna’s Things of Note from July 2020 (including the new Osmia mud cleanser & more) #thingsofnote #shopping #shoppingguide #musthaves #favoriteproducts

I feel like July went by really quickly, hence this is actually posting a little bit later in August than I usually like… I just needed a bit more time since we’re painting the house! I haven’t been shopping a ton, but there were a few key purchases last month that you absolutely must know about. First of all, Osmia released a new mud cleanser that is just soooo good. The very first time I used it, I knew it would be in this post. And now, after a few weeks, I am even more obsessed! Ok, let’s dig into the 9 products I tried and loved in July 2020.

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DIY Shower Bottles Using Plasti Dip 2 Ways

Two ways to use Plasti Dip: learn how to use Original Plasti Dip @plastidipintl to make these DIY shower bottles with blue and white marbling! And try Plasti Dip Craft for an ombre effect for a soap bottle. This easy DIY is great for upcycling old pump bottles and customizing non-skid bottles for the bathroom. Learn how on jojotastic.com #AD #dipheadsunite #plastidip #DIY #custom #diycraft #handyproject
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plasti Dip. All opinions are 100% mine.

Prepare yourself because, if you don’t know about Plasti Dip, you’re about to have your mind blown! It’s truly one of my favorite easy DIY materials to use for so many reasons. Basically, Plasti Dip is a rubber coating that air-dries onto pretty much any surface. Since 1972, people have been using it to make handles grippier, but it’s also an incredibly versatile DIY material. Case in point, I used two different types of Plasti Dip to customize these shower bottles for our home! If you’re like us and trying to remove ‘visual noise’ like labels and stickers, definitely keep reading and try this super-easy craft project.

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5 Tips for Dog Friendly Camping

5 tips to help you adventure and embrace dog friendly camping! Including everything in my dog first aid kit and everything I pack to take dogs car camping and backpacking #dogs #camping #carcamping #backpacking

I knew last week’s post about how we go car camping would be popular, so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that the next one you guys want is my tips for how to camp with dogs! We don’t always bring our dogs with us because they can be sort of a pain. Noodle is older, so the trips are really hard on him. But Lucy loooooves coming along. For us, it’s a balance of what we plan to do on the trip and what is safest for them. When I go solo camping though, I always bring at least one of the dogs with me for safety. Here are 5 suggestions to help you enjoy dog friendly camping even more this summer!

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Small Space Squad Home Tour: Sun Soul Style

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside the California casual home of Sun Soul Style, small apartment with big style #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #minimalism #neutralhome #californiacasual

Brace yourself, this is a goooooood one. I’ve been lusting after Christina Higham’s home for a VERY long time after discovering it on Instagram. You may already know her as the designer behind Sun Soul Style, but if you don’t know her work already, you should now! Christina’s home is the definition of California casual to me. It’s layered, textured, and an eclectic mix of cozy decor elements. I absolutely love it! Let’s peek in and take a tour.

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Our Car Camping Essentials

Car camping essentials for camping off the grid, van life, mountain adventures, hiking, and rock climbing! Every single piece of outdoor gear and equipment we take in the Pacific Northwest in our Vanagon #vanlife #camping #hiking

Ooooooh boy, pull up a chair, get yourself a coffee, and get comfortable because this post is a BIG one! Now that I’m more regularly sharing my outdoor adventures, I’ve been flooded with requests for a blog post all about my favorite car camping essentials and equipment. I totally get it! Sean and I have honed our assortment of gear over the years, so we have a really good set up right now. So it finally felt like a good time to share what works for us when we go camping here in the Pacific Northwest! Let’s dig in.

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How To Make Lamb Souvlaki Like My Greek Grandma

My Easy Lamb Souvlaki Recipe — From My Yia Yia's Recipe Collection! Greek food recipe, works well with beef or chicken, too. Ingredients include American lamb, bell peppers, grilled onions, and tzatziki #greekfood #souvlaki #kabobs

This year has definitely been a mixed bag of emotions, but I’m doing my best to stay positive. One bright spot has been consistently working in partnership with Fred Meyer and Kroger on Instagram! They’ve been such awesome brand partners, especially since it gives me more of an opportunity to share recipes I love. I’m also aware that not all of my blog readers follow me on Instagram, so just in case I decided to publish it to the blog, too! This recipe is straight from my Yia Yia’s recipe collection (that’s Greek for grandma, btw).

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How to Buy Plants

How to Buy Plants: What to Look for When Picking New Houseplants! Tips and tricks to help you shop for new plants like a pro. #plants #houseplants #lowlightplants #indoorgardening #tipsandtricks #decoratingwithplants

If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ve added a few more houseplants to your space during quarantine. Not only do plants add amazing ambiance and coziness, they have tons of health benefits (more on that here!). I shared how to buy plants online a while back, but wanted to share tips for how to buy plants in person, too. I know shopping habits have changed, but as more and more shops open, I have the feeling we’ll be adding stops at the local nursery to the errands list! After all, there’s nothing better than a new impulsively bought houseplant, amiright?! So here are a few things I keep in mind when picking out new houseplants. Let me know if you think I should add anything to this list, too.

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