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Does anyone else feel behind when it comes to fall decor this year?? Cuz I definitely do! I blame the move to a new house. But here’s the thing: fall decor is my absolute favorite thing to style. So, even though the house is still mostly unpacked and chaotic, I decided it was time to do something about it! I perused the Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart fall decor options and knew exactly what I wanted to create: a simple autumnal tablescape with an easy fall centerpiece DIY centerpiece using potted plants, pumpkins, and gourds. My goal was to create something that would last for a while and require minimal upkeep — basically so I can keep focusing on unpacking, but also enjoy some pretty fall decor!
You guys, where has the time gone??? I’m still wrapping up a few gifts, including stocking stuffers. Which means that I’ve turned to Amazon thanks to their super-fast shipping. While this post is not sponsored, I have to say… I have worked with Amazon in the past and I’m totally hooked. I love the ability to shop from the comfort of my sofa, while knowing my gifts will show up on time. If you’ve waited til the last minute or simply need a few more last minute gift ideas, this gift guide is perfect for you!
I feel like it’s expected to say that the holiday season is stressful… we all know it, we all acknowledge it, but what do we do about it?? After sharing more of my personal story with this Instagram post, I realized it was time to open up the conversation into a larger discussion — and to share ways to make the holidays less stressful. I’m talking about things that work for me and tips that are actually attainable.
I think by now we all know that I’m obsessed with all things Italian, right? After two summers spent wandering Italy, I’ve fallen hard for this beautiful, vibrant, quirky culture. There are sooo many things that Italians do very, very well: food, wine, design… but today I want focus on cocktails! The holidays are the perfect time for mulled wine, but I wanted to put a special twist on it and instead share an Italian style mulled wine recipe called Vin Brulè. It’s so tasty!
When it comes to sharing DIY posts, we’re often asked to share crafts that are kid-friendly, but still with our usually creativity and style. Immediately, we thought of making traditional birdseed ornaments. But it wouldn’t be a Jojotastic DIY without putting a twist on them… and in typical fashion, I couldn’t stop with just one idea — I had to give you three! When it comes to DIY tutorials, I’m a big fan of anything that is multi-purpose and eco-friendly — and these birdseed ornaments hit ALL the right notes.
What did you think of Joanna’s holiday tablescape yesterday? Personally, I love the festive simplicity of it. The holidays always come with so much bling and sparkle, sometimes it’s nice to embrace a palette cleanser and tone things down, ya know? I think there’s so much beauty in that. Today, I am sharing a foraged evergreen centerpiece tutorial that’s so simple and easy to recreate. With Joanna’s Scandinavian woodland Christmas theme in mind, I knew the primary goal was to have our centerpiece be a little reflection of the forest. After all, here in the PNW, that isn’t hard to achieve! In fact, all of the greenery we used was foraged, except for the juniper.
I’m changing things up on you guys and sharing my Christmas tablescape first! Usually, I like to share the floral centerpiece DIY first, then build to the full tablescape the next day. But for my holiday table this year, the two posts go hand in hand! Sarah designed the centerpiece, I set the table around that, then she added the final details. I loved styling a table this year and feel like that really comes across in how festive and cozy it feels.