One Room Challenge: backyard oasis, week 3

One Room Challenge, my backyard oasis makeover week 3. Rock Ridge thermal bluestone pavers, makeover progress, landscaping, choosing a stain color and type of pea gravel. @mycraftyhmelife #oneroomchallenge

Happy week 3 of One Room Challenge! While I’ve been at High Point (check it all out on my Instagram Stories) getting all inspired, Sean has been back in Seattle working on the fence and doing a LOT of construction stuff. Imagine being in a showroom full of beautiful furniture, mimosa in hand, and getting a text message about trimming a massive tree — that is what week 3 of ORC has been like for us! Even though I’m traveling, so much progress has been made, especially lots of decisions.

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One Room Challenge: backyard oasis, week 2

One Room Challenge, my backyard oasis makeover week 2. floor plan, makeover progress, demo day, choosing a stain color and type of pea gravel. @mycraftyhmelife #oneroomchallenge

Happy week 2 of One Room Challenge! This week was all about planning for our backyard oasis. Not only did I make a rough floor plan for us to follow, but we also created an epic to do list of everything we need to do before we reveal the finished space. Oh, and our dining room is currently stacked to the ceiling with all of the new pieces we’ve received from the amazing sponsors! Let’s dig in, shall we? (Pun only a little bit intended.)

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One Room Challenge: backyard oasis, week 1

In case you missed last week’s Instagram post, I am officially participating in this spring’s One Room Challenge! If you’re unfamiliar with it, One Room Challenge is when a group of 20 designers and influencers makeover a room or space in 6 weeks… documenting the progress each week with a huge reveal at the end of it all! The last time I participated, I made over the bathroom in my rental loft, but now that I’m a homeowner, it feels like the stakes are higher! I am so excited to announce that we will be making over the mudpit we call a backyard and turning it into an incredible oasis, perfect for summertime entertaining.

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our backyard chickens story + favorite resources

our backyard chickens story + favorite resources on jojotastic.com #urbanfarming #backyardchickens #chickens #fancychickens #chickencoop

This post is a bit of a departure from our everyday content, but I hope you enjoy it! In case you’ve been living under a rock (aka not following my Instagram Stories), we’ve had backyard chickens for almost a year. I regularly share them on Instagram as #chickentv and have really come to love the humor and eggs that they bring to our life here at the tiny bungalow. So many of you have asked for help getting your own flock and which resources worked best for us as we were learning, so I thought it was about time for a blog post about them!

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2 year anniversary of homeownership + visual diary

it's the 2 year anniversary of buying my first house, a fixer upper! What a year it's been... lots of adventures, renovations, makeover reveals, and yard work! Check out the full visual diary on Jojotastic.com

Over the weekend, I checked Facebook and it alerted me to the fact that I’ve owned #mytinybungalow for TWO years. Wow. Aside from all the clichés about where time has gone, it’s flown by, etc etc, I can’t help but feel extremely sentimental over my two year homeownership anniversary. I’ve never had the opportunity to put this much of myself into a space and make it utterly, completely my own. Now that Sean has moved in with me (almost a year there, too!), the bungalow is even more meaningful. It’s rapidly become our home, our tiny shitshow, our fun project that is the gateway to even more adventures for us.

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the easiest way to decorate around a big tv: a gallery wall!

The easiest way to decorate around a big tv: a gallery wall! Learn how to curate a beautiful gallery wall to balance a large television using the Gallery Wall Designer and ArtView™ feature of the @artdotcom app + enter the giveaway! #ad #LoveYourWall Learn more on jojotastic.com #gallerywall

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It all started in November: Sean and I were chatting about the living room and one of us mentioned that we need a new TV. The existing one had been with me since I graduated college and was a bit dated, to say the least (the speakers would buzz and rattle with any hint of bass). Flash forward to Black Friday and suddenly we had bought a 55″ television. While this was a definite upgrade from our 37″ dinosaur TV, it was also quiiite an addition to our tiny living room. If you saw my Instagram Stories, you know how overwhelmed I was when the giant TV came into our home. Truth be told, I thought about returning it, but then I fell for it… hard. High definition is sort of amazing, as is not having to search for my glasses to watch The Bachelor. Anyways, after we wall-mounted it, I realized that I’d have to get creative in a big way to make it blend a bit more into our tiny home. And that’s when Art.com enters the picture (pun very much intended) — their vast selection and The Gallery Wall Designer and ArtView™ in their easy-to-use app made it a breeze for me to select a pre-curated gallery wall and order.

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