Clean beauty is 100% my jam and Follain is my favorite place to shop for it. They opened a beautiful shop here in Seattle, but it’s also an amazing online resource for non-toxic, effective, and luxurious skincare and makeup. In fact, they have a rigorous approval process before they allow a product to be sold in their shops! So you can trust that whatever Follain offers is amazing.
Recently, Follain launched their own collection of wonderful exclusives in the clean beauty category. I was lucky enough to be given a set of every item to try out, so I wanted to share my favorites with you today. Plus, there’s a giveaway for one lucky reader!
The countdown is ON! I leave for Italy in just over a week and I could not be more excited. I’ll be traveling in Rome and Florence before heading to Tuscany to wrap things up by teaching our Styling Your Life workshop. I fell in love with Italy last summer when I went for my first time. It feels like a dream to go back again! But what to wear?? Here’s my packing list for Italy in case you need some summer vacation inspiration!
Ah, coffee. I think it’s safe to say that most of the world is basically addicted. If you’re not, congratulations, you’re the minority. For me, though, it’s less about the taste and caffeine and more about the routine (most of the time). I loooove a good steaming cup of joe on a slow Sunday morning. Add in sitting in our backyard with the chickens and a little bit of sunshine and that sounds like my absolute perfect morning.
So, since it’s such a big part of our lives, how do we make it healthier? Because I don’t know about you, but every time I walk into a coffee shop, all the creamy, sugary varieties are staring me straight in the face. Here are a few ideas!
Disclosure: For this post I received gifted product from Rejuvenation. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.
I know I keep saying we’re in the home stretch on the kitchen renovation… well, we are. Still. I had hoped to reveal the kitchen renovation this week, but there’s still so much that needs to be done. One of the biggest things that’s happening this week is the installation of our Rejuvenation kitchen cabinet hardware! The process of selecting hardware was so stressful to me because it felt like such a permanent decision. After all, you’re drilling into beautiful, brand new cabinetry. So I thought it would help anyone else in the same boat to share my tips on how to pick kitchen cabinet hardware!
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming… it must (finally) be springtime in Seattle! This can mean one thing: it’s time to start entertaining outdoors. A key piece in a successful backyard hang sesh is our fire pit. When we renovated the patio last summer for One Room Challenge, I treated our fire pit as the centerpiece. It’s the best place to gather round and hang out! So many people ask about our fire pit, so it felt right to do a round up of my fave sources for modern fire pits!
To me, the best part of sharing Small Space Squad home tours is celebrating different, non-traditional ways of living. The meaning of ‘home’ varies so widely from person to person. It can mean living on the go in a van, rehabbing a Skoolie, or pouring love into a 110 year old tiny bungalow. Even when you remove the aesthetic of the home from the equation, the type of space a person calls ‘home’ can be so telling about their priorities and goals. I’ve long been enamored with the idea of living in an RV on a plot of land, just like Ashley Carpenter of Joyfully Growing. To me, it feels like the ultimate dream because there is just so much room for possibility.
Sometimes I worry that I post too frequently about going plastic-free or working toward zero-waste. I hope it’s not too much for you. At the end of the day, I feel like it’s my duty to share posts like this because it helps to make our world a better place. I prefer to have a holistic approach to most things in my life and being green is another example. Today’s post is all about tips on how to embrace a more eco-friendly lifestyle — these few changes aren’t that hard, I promise!