Decorating for Fall at Our New House

Take a peek at our new house + how I'm decorating for fall with @bhglivebetter @walmart including mums, pumpkins, and a wicker egg chair! #BHGlivebetter #walmart #betterhomesandgardens #AD
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

I am SO excited about this post for two reasons: it’s finally time for fall decor (my personal fave) and this is your first peek of what our new house looks like! I teamed up with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart to make our front porch a bit more inviting. Even though we just moved in (literally, last week), I couldn’t help myself! I was stocking up on groceries and simply had to bring home a few pumpkins and mums to start decorating for fall. And that chair? Well, it might just be my new favorite thing!

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It’s officially moving week and life is just about as chaotic as you can expect! Between the fires, really bad headaches, moving, and a few other behind-the-scenes personal things, it’s just a lot right now. Because of that, I’m going to take the rest of the week off from posting here. Hopefully, I will have some fresh content up for you next week or the week after… honestly, I just don’t know at this point and it all depends on how our move goes! I’ll be posting to Instagram whenever possible, so be sure to keep up with me there if you want a peek at our new home.

XO, Joanna

What to Look for When Shopping for Underwear

What to Look for When Shopping for Underwear, tips and tricks from a textile designer and fabric expert to help you be a more informed consumer and better shopper. Information about the pros and cons of different types of fabric, trim, what is a gusset, and more!

I am so incredibly glad that you guys enjoyed last week’s Underwear Thesis kick off post! Because I want to give this project the due diligence it deserves, I am not quite ready to share my first batch of brand reviews. So definitely stay tuned for those… but until then, I wanted to take some time to answer your questions about what to look for when shopping for underwear. I touched on this briefly (haha get it?) last week, but wanted to go into even more detail to arm you with knowledge to make an informed decision!

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Small Space Squad Home Tour: Lexa Amstutz

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside the bright and airy RV home of Lexa Amstuz, small house with big style, 5th wheel makeover, fifth wheel #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #minimalism #neutralhome #californiacasual

With just over a week until we move, I am feeling really nostalgic about small space living. There are so many amazing and inspiring examples of the Small Space Squad! And today’s home tour featuring Lexa Amstutz is another great example. I’ve always dreamed of making over an RV, so it’s awesome to see how Lexa and her husband Peter have taken their 5th wheeler to a totally new level aesthetically! BTW if you don’t know what a 5th wheel is, basically it’s an RV that attached to a truck… so you can literally take it anywhere! Now that’s living the dream. Let’s dig into this bright and airy home tour.

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Looking Back on Our First Year of Marriage

What I Learned from Our First Year of Marriage, a personal essay about the connection of being newly married, starting a new family, and building a new life together.

On Monday, Sean and I celebrated our first year of marriage and I have some feelings about it! Honestly, the first year passed incredibly quickly. So many people told me it would be the hardest year, especially as we figure things out… but that wasn’t really the case. Maybe because our first year of marriage included a global pandemic, my diagnosis with a rare genetic condition, and now us buying a new house together and moving… but I wanted to take some time to ‘put pen to paper’ and consider what this past year has meant for us as a couple.

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Underwear Thesis: My Search for The Most Comfortable Underwear (Part 1)

The Search for The Most Comfortable Underwear Brands Under $60! Join me as I shop for new underwear and talk about all of the features + how to buy underwear. As a former textile designer, I am sharing information about seams, stitching, chafing, underwear construction, the best fabric for underwear and more! Get all of this shopping advice + underwear brand reviews on #underwear #panties #undies

That’s right… today we’re talking underwear. And most likely not just today, but for a while in the future! About a week or so ago, I randomly posted to Instagram asking for recommendations for new underwear. I wanted something cotton, with coverage (aka a brief or bikini style), and decent quality. What I was not prepared for was the number of women who would ask me to share what was submitted! I got a few submissions, but overwhelmingly the message was that most people don’t actually have underwear they love. Either they are like me and haven’t bought any in years or they just deal with disappointing panties… which got me thinking. What if I just started ordering underwear that was recommended and try them out? And what if I documented each step?? So I started doing that and it’s sort of blown up! I am officially deep in the midst of my #underwearthesis and hot on the trail of finding the most comfortable underwear for women. I got tired of the limitations for sharing my findings on Instagram, so I’ll be sharing regular updates here on the blog. But definitely follow along on IG because I post daily underwear chats (complete with ridiculous drawings of how each style fits my butt). Since this the first post, let’s dig into the why and what!

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Everything I’ve Read So Far in 2020 (Part 2)

Everything I Read in 2020 Part 2 + My Book Recommendations for What You Should Read Next while sheltering in place #reading #bookreport #mustread #books #bookrecommendations #whattoread #booksuggestions

Am I the only one who’s been finding major comfort in the world of books this year?? I definitely read a lot, but I’ve found that I’m escaping more and more into reading lately. With so much going on, it’s really nice to step inside the world of someone else and tune out for a bit. Also, just like everyone else and their mom, I read a ton more books about racial and social justice recently. I’ve been trying to alternative between one serious book and one escapism book, but honestly… it all depends on what I am able to get from the library. So today, I wanted to share part 2 of everything I’ve read so far this year (here’s part 1, btw). My goal is to read 40 books and I’m already up to 35!

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