Weekend Wellness: 7 Last Minute Tips to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

7 Last Minute Tips to Get You in the Holiday Spirit, a personal essay with advice and tips. Weekend Wellness series via jojotastic.com #wellness #gratitude #selfcare #healthyhabits #holidays #holidayspirit #christmas #goldwreath

Truly, I cannot even wrap my mind around how we are less than 10 days away from Christmas. How did this happen?? I don’t know about you, but my holiday spirit is sort of lacking right now. I’ve been so swamped with work, the kitchen renovation, and wedding planning that it doesn’t even feel like it’s the holiday season. The magic of the holidays just has not arrived yet in our tiny bungalow and it makes me kinda sad. With just 10 days to do, I made a few adjustments and perked myself up quickly! Here are some tips that might help you, too.

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festive holiday pajamas for Christmas morning

Does your household wear matching holiday pajamas on Christmas morning? If there is one holiday tradition that I still love as an adult, this is it. As a kid, my and mom would splurge on pjs just for this occasion. Usually the pajamas were matching, but sometimes not… mostly they were just really cute pjs with a holiday spin to them! And, while this goes against everything my reduced waste, minimalist brain believes in… sometimes you just really want festive pjs, amiright??

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A Festive and Elegant Christmas Party

Last year’s tablescape was inspired by warm, Scandinavian vibes and primarily used green in the color palette. So this year for my Christmas party, I wanted to change things up and showcase shades of vibrant, luxurious red! The pomegranates from Sarah’s centerpiece really spoke to me, so I used those to inspire the rest of my holiday tablescape styling. The overall look feels festive and luxurious, don’t you think?

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Luxe Holiday Centerpiece with Pomegranates | DIY

One of Joanna’s favorite ways to celebrate the holidays is by throwing a small, intimate dinner party. She’ll be sharing the overall styling of the table tomorrow, but today it’s all about the flowers! This year the aesthetic of our holiday centerpiece is a spin on traditional luxe vibes, but still with a modern twist. I viewed it as a fun challenge to make something using colors and materials that are just a little bit unexpected. While this luxe holiday centerpiece does feature some traditional Christmas-y elements like evergreens, I added some surprising elements. Pomegranates provide a nice, traditional pop of red, but in a new way. Then bringing in privet berries added another color and texture element. Using roses always brings a classic feel, and in the case of this arrangement, it just felt perfect.

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Thick Wool Tree Skirt with Huge Braided Tassels | DIY

A braided tassel tree skirt crafted from chunky wool yarn for a chic holiday look. Get the full tutorial at Jojotastic.com #holiday #treeskirt #wool #festive

Deck the halls with truly gigantic, cloud-like tree skirts — that’s how the carol goes, right? You guys, this project is my holiday masterpiece. The scale of it, the texture, the shape and the all-around cozy wonder of it just delights me every time I see a picture of it (Lucy was delighted, too, and showed her appreciation with some insanely cute #modeldog pics that you can see at the end of the post). This plush, thick wool tree skirt adds a huge dose of hygge to your holiday decor, and it looks waayyyyy more expensive than it actually was, which is a huge plus during this season of spending. I’m so thrilled with how it turned out and I can’t wait for you guys to try it for yourselves!

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On Having Holiday Spirit When Your Partner Isn’t Into It

On Having Holiday Spirit When Your Partner Isn't Into It, a personal essay with advice and tips. #wellness #gratitude #selfcare #healthyhabits #holidays #holidayspirit #relationshipadvice

We’re in the thick of the holiday season right now and I’m absolutely loving it. Every year I just feel like this is my prime time. Come Thanksgiving, I am practically rolling in holiday spirit. I love decorating, I love spending the additional time with friends and family and love (love!!) Christmas music. Sean on the other hand, well, he’d be good if the whole season was canceled. He just doesn’t care. And I’d be lying if I said this hasn’t been a point of contention in our relationship. I mean, we don’t yell and scream about it, but every year I get excited and Sean gets slightly annoyed.

So, in the spirit of holiday joy and in lieu of a Weekend Wellness post, I decided to put this post together on having holiday spirit when your partner isn’t into it. If your relationship is anything like mine, I hope these ideas help!

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How to Create a Cozy Home with Spruce Up

This post is sponsored by Spruce Up. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

In case you missed my Instagram post, I recently discovered a new personalized shopping service called Spruce Up… and I’m kind of obsessed! As you all know soooo well by now, our kitchen renovation has taken over the house. It has also inspired me to revisit the decor in pretty much every other room in the tiny bungalow, so I was thrilled when Spruce Up wanted to partner on a post. I turned to their design and style experts to help me re-style the living room and make it feel super cozy, just in time for holiday guests!

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