My Recipe for a Cozy Date Night In

How to Set the Scene for the Coziest Date Night at Home! Plus, my one rule for dates and how to set the mood and affordable date ideas. #fall #datenight #cozy #hygge #affordabledate #dateidea #ambiance #autumn #nightin

Sean and I have been newlyweds for just over a month now and we’re still glowing from our special day (more about that here!). A big chunk of that time was spent either in the hospital or recovering from surgery, so I can’t say we’ve had exactly the most… normal newlywed period. But we still try to make our time together special, so we’ve embraced staying in and having a date night at home. This post isn’t exactly like… earth shattering with suggestions, but I thought you guys might still appreciate knowing what we do to make the night special. I also love this entire idea because it’s budget-friendly and easy to put together at the last minute.

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Small Space Squad Home Tour: The Gold Hive

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside the Charming Restored Historic Home of The Gold Hive @ashleykgoldman #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #minimalism #historichome #oldhome #restoration #historicalhome #craftsman #craftsmanhouse

Owning an old home takes a very specific type of personality. You’ve got to have a certain amount if tenacity and patience to tackle alll of the myriad situations that old home life equals. And no one is a better example of this than Ashley Goldman of The Gold Hive. Her home is truly so beautiful and soooo lovingly renovated and refreshed. She’s literally the first person I text when I’m about to just torch my bungalow out of frustration because she’s been there, done that. Get ready for a gorgeous home tour, full of historic details and so much charm!

P.S. Usually for my Small Space Squad Home Tours series, I keep it under 1,000 sqft. However, Ashley’s home is so truly special and she is an outspoken sharer of living a more eco-friendly, reduced waste lifestyle that her home felt like the perfect fit for this series.

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Q&A: Wedding Venues, Planning, Photography & More

You Asked, I Answered: Your Questions about Planning Our Wedding, Wedding Venues, Photography & More! our Pacific Northwest x Greek wedding next September in the Cascade Mountains outside of Seattle in Washington. #PNW #newlyweds #northcascasdes #wedding #bluewedding #seattlewedding #washingtonwedding #mountainwedding #elopement #mountainelopement #greekwedding #weddingplanning #weddinginspiration

Now that I’m on the other side of our wedding, I am able to say it was alllll worth it. As stressful and time consuming as the process was, our wedding day was truly wonderful. So I’m here today to tell you that if you’re going down that path instead of eloping (which we definitely considered!), it will get better! I also want to be a resource for you if you’re planning a wedding, so I asked my Instagram followers what I could answer about this process. This list covers wedding venues, what I’d do differently, how to start the process, whether you need a videographer and MORE.

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Fall Scented Candles to Cozy Up Your Home

Embrace all Things Hygge with these Cozy Fall Scented Candles! #fall #candles #pumpkin #cinnamon #fallscents #scentedcandle #pumpkincandle #apple #applecider #hygge #cozy

Honestly, is there anything better than a brand new candle? Now that I work from home, I have one burning pretty much at all times. And now that it’s autumn, I am alllll about the cozy scents. Bring on the cinnamon, the apple, the spice, the pumpkin. YES PLEASE. If you’re like me, I thought you’d appreciate knowing what my absolute favorite fall scented candles are!

Source: pumpkin shaped candles from Linnea’s Lights.
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Seattle Neighborhood Travel Guide: Fremont Edition

Seattle Travel Guide: What to Eat, See, & Shop in Fremont! Visiting Seattle and the Pacific Northwest? Check out these tips for the Fremont neighborhood in the Emerald City. #seattle #travelguide #fremont #cityguide #PNW #pacificnorthwest

I’m so excited to share my next Seattle neighborhood guide to Fremont! This neighborhood is very close to mine (Ballard), but a totally different vibe. It’s quirky, artsy, and a bit bohemian. After all, Fremont has a welcome sign that says it’s the center of the universe! Let’s dig in:

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The Friday Edit

The Friday Edit. Check out my list of the top reads, interesting posts, delicious recipes, and MORE from the week. #weekendreading #fridayedit #recap #seattle #pnw #ballard #sailing #PNWsailing #fall #autumn #PNWfall #seattlefall

Happy Friday, guys. It’s been a weird, long week, mostly because I’m still getting back to 100% after my health scare. I get really tired very easily, so life has been this weird mix of wishing I could do more, trying to do it, getting exhausted, feeling frustrated, napping, and then starting that cycle all over again. It sucks… especially when all I want to do is enjoy the Pacific Northwest autumn. Earlier this week I was able to go sailing and it was so damn wonderful. I loved feeling the crisp, salty air in my newly fixed lungs and being out and about, even if I was just sitting there. Each day is bringing me a little more activity and movement, so I need to focus on that and my healing.

Keep reading for my must-reads of the week, the best sales to shop, & a recap of anything you might have missed here on the blog!

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Get Inspired at The Seattle Home Show

Looking for home decor inspiration? Check out The Seattle Home Show and see how the theme of "Fall Into Focus" is translated into indoor and outdoor decor. @seattlehomeshow #ad #seattle #seattledesign #seattledecor #interiordesign #homeshow #homedecortrends #seattleinteriordesign #seattlehomeshow
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Seattle Home Show. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

In this digital age, it’s really easy to get home decor ideas online, but to me, nothing beats an in-person experience. I love traveling for inspiration, wandering local boutiques, and perusing magazines. Anything that is hands on usually equals lots of inspiration for me! Next week I am excited to attend my first ever Seattle Home Show to get even more inspiration for our tiny bungalow and additional interior design projects!

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