Happy Holidays & Cya Next Year!

indoor christmas tree forest and lit garlands on banister in a PNW cabin

UPDATE: Hi again… it’s actually January 4 right now and we are STILL working on our cabin painting projects from the holidays. Because of that, I’m taking a few more days off from posting here on the blog so that I can keep working on those projects and getting them wrapped up. Stay tuned for new posts soon!

Admittedly, it feels a little early for me to publish this post… but the truth is that I’m really burnt out and just lacking so much inspiration. I’m ready to be done for 2020. Totally un-unique statement: this year was a freaking DOOZY and I need some time off! So before I take the next couple weeks off, I wanted to thank you SO very much for being part of my journey and supporting this blog. You’ve helped me meet some of my business goals this year that I wasn’t totally sure would happen after everything screeched to a halt in March. And for that, I am so incredibly grateful! Honestly, having such a kind, supportive community has made all the difference in this dumpster fire year. So thank you and I hope you have a truly wonderful, magical holiday season and a happy, healthy new year.

I’ll still be posting a TON over on Instagram — especially as we work on getting the cabin painting and decorated. If you don’t already follow me there, head over for daily updates!

I will see you in 2021!

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Orange Spice Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Recipe)

Orange Spice Bûche de Noël (Yule Log Recipe) with meringue mushrooms, swiss buttercream, candied cranberries, candied rosemary and more! a fancy and traditional holiday dessert recipe

Well, we did it. We have finally arrived at December. After the year we’ve had, I decided that this month’s recipe should be a decadent treat that I think we all deserve. A dessert that will delight any crowd: an Orange Spice Bûche de Noël (or if you’re feeling a bit more pedestrian, a Yule log recipe). In years past, I have made every kind of complicated holiday dessert or treat imaginable…. gingerbread houses, croquembouche towers, even cream puff swans. Still, nothing has delighted folks quite like the whimsical forestscape of a beautiful Bûche de Noël. While a more traditional Yule log is usually chocolate, I assure you this orange spiced variation will be a delicious break from tradition.

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Our Christmas Eve Traditions, New & Old

What’s your Christmas eve tradition? I shared mine on the blog today in partnership with @bhglivebetter exclusively @walmart to share two thoughtful gift ideas for the men in my life (my husband and my father-in-law!) plus a peek at my holiday tablescape including charming 12 days of Christmas plates! #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.

Part of why I love the holidays is because of the nostalgia plays a big part of the season. I have so many fond memories from growing up and they are all tied up in the whimsy of the season. When Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart asked me to share my favorite holiday memory, I immediately knew what I wanted to share… as well as two really great gift ideas that just might inspire your own holiday gift giving this year! Keep reading, but promise you won’t tell Sean what I’m surprising him with ;)

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Coffee Cream Filled Brioche Donuts Recipe + A Very Good Sale

These coffee cream filled brioche donuts make a wonderful holiday breakfast & are surprisingly easy to make at home! Get the full recipe for brioche donuts plus learn all about the @braunhouse.na Kitchen Collection sale at @target happening now through 12/15 to get 20% off — the MultiServe coffee maker is a great gift for anyone on your list! #AD #dripcoffeeevolved
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Braun. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

In my book, there’s nothing more satisfying and cozy-making than whipping up a special breakfast for Christmas morning. And what better way to really step up your game than with brioche donuts?? I was pleasantly surprised to learn just how easy it is to make them… as a huge donut fan, I always thought they were really intensive, but that’s not the case with this recipe! Plus, any excuse to use my Braun MultiServe coffee maker is a good one — and I’m excited to share that the entire Braun Kitchen Collection is 20% off at Target now!

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Where to Shop for the Best Christmas Ornaments

Where to Shop for the Best Christmas Ornaments and Holiday Decor — my BEST secret sources, small businesses to support, and big box stores with great holiday trim

Did you love my cabin chic winter wonderland yesterday?? I hope so! Today I want to talk about one very important element of any holiday decor: ornaments! I am a bit of a collector and always get asked where I got some of my ornaments. So today, I decided I should finally round up my favorite places to shop for the best Christmas ornaments. I hope this list inspires you to deck the halls!

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My Cabin Chic Winter Wonderland

Tour my cabin chic winter wonderland including 3 christmas trees and my indoor christmas tree forest! Plus sources for pre-lit trees and garlands. Cozy hygge cabin vibes for the holidays

Let’s take a break from gift guides, shall we? Instead, I am SO excited to share the details of how I styled what i’m calling my cabin chic winter wonderland. I shared a peek last week, but there is SO MUCH MORE. You see, we just moved from a 640 sqft house where I could barely squeeze in a Christmas tree to a 2000 sqft house with 15′ ceilings in some places! And this year has been an utter dumpster fire, so I decided to lean into my holiday spirit and go overboard with the holiday decor. This isn’t even all of our holiday decor, but I was just too excited not to share it with you today!

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