Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware for Outdoor Dining

Dine Outside All Summer Long with These Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware — perfect for summer entertaining, dinner parties, eating outside al fresco and more

It’s finally time to eat every meal outside and I am HERE FOR IT! I love dining al fresco on our patio. But we have one rule: no glass outdoors. No one needs a pet or person stepping on broken glass! So with that in mind, I recently invested in a full set of reusable outdoor dinnerware, drinkware and serveware so that we are fully prepared for summer entertaining. Ready to do the same? Here are some super cute melamine plates, cups, and more to get you inspired!

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How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person

How To Be a Responsible Camper & Outdoors Person. essential rules for backpacking, camping, climbing, and hiking

With camping season pretty much here, now is a great time to talk about one very important component of outdoor adventure: being a responsible camper. In my opinion, knowing how to camp responsibly without impact on the environment is one of the most important things you can do as an outdoors person. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for an afternoon hike or a multi-day backpacking excursion or a group car camping outing. These tips are are all things that I do every time I do anything remotely outdoorsy and I hope you’ll join me in being a good steward of our great outdoors.

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These 7 Plants Will Thrive in Your Kitchen

The best houseplants to put in a kitchen including pothos, snake plant, spider plant, venus flytrap and more kitchen house plants to try!

I don’t know about you, but I have been in the mood to fill our cabin with plants lately! They just make me happy and given that I’m grieving, I’ll take all the joy I can get. I’ve shared tons of inspiration and tips about houseplants here on the blog (full list below), but I have yet to share my favorite plants to keep in the kitchen specifically. With so many options, I know it can feel daunting to pick just a few. So I wanted to share a bit about the best plants to put in a kitchen to inspire you! Let me know what you think of this list + if there are any additional plants to keep in mind!

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My Best Tips for Organizing a Small Laundry Room

Small laundry closet organization ideas on a budget. storage tips, cleaning supply storage, stylish laundry baskets and more. Shop the post & learn more on jojotastic.com

Laundry was definitely a fraught issue in our cabin up until recently. We had a small electrical fire in the dryer about two months ago and then we discovered that our washing machine needed to be retired (refer to this really gross discovery). So now that we’ve replaced our machines (not pictured! I haven’t had a chance to take photos of them yet), we’re finally getting through a backlog of dirty clothes and bedding. Given that our laundry area is actually a closet, I’ve had to get really creative with organization in our small laundry room, so today I wanted to share a few in depth tips in case you’re in the same boat!

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Life Update

A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

Hi friends. I’ve admittedly put off writing this post for over a week, but it’s time to get back to normalcy and routine. I want to start by thanking everyone who’s sent kind words, flowers, and even memes to bring some lightheartedness to our lives. Every time a major life event happens (and there have been a lot of them recently), we are always amazed by the amount of love we receive.

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Cookbooks I’ve Been Loving Lately

Get Out of Your Cooking Rut With These Cookbook Recommendations including vegetarian recipes, Italian food, Asian dishes to try and more

Woof, the cooking fatigue is REAL. Especially now that we live in the mountains. I literally cook every single meal every single day. It’s a LOT. It got to the point where I felt like I was making the same thing day in and day out… so I went in a mini cookbook buying spree recently. In case you’re also in a cooking rut, I wanted to share a few cookbook recommendations I’ve loving these days! I hope they help to inspire you to try something different. Here are my current favorite cookbooks + the recipes I’ve been making the most from them.

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Date Night Idea: Create a Tropical Oasis At Home

Easy date night idea: create a tropical oasis in your backyard on a budget with @bhglivebetter @walmart with stylish and affordable outdoor furniture, weather resistant pillows, twinkly lights, bug repellent torches and more. Shop the post & learn more on jojotastic.com #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.

When we lived in the city (and before COVID), Sean and I always made time for date night. Usually that meant dinner out, followed by some cocktails. But now we live in the middle of nowhere! Combine that with the fact that Sean is away during the week and, well… we need a date night! So I decided to surprise him the other night by setting up a tropical oasis at home under our pergola. I teamed up with Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart to create a cozy, tropical vacation-inspired spot on our property that’s perfect for date night. Here’s how:

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