My Ultimate Guide to The Best Stocking Stuffers

The Best Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Any Budget! Stocking stuffers under $5, under $10, under $15 on jojotastic.com #giftguide #giftidea #giftgiving #gifts #presents #christmaspresents #christmasgiftideas #christmasgift #stockingstuffers #affordablegift #budgetfriendlygiftideas

To me, stocking stuffers are a tricky thing… I hate the idea of giving a gift that someone doesn’t really need in order to simply fill a stocking. That feels so wasteful to me and the antithesis of my goals to reduce the waste in our home. Instead, I always brainstorm stocking stuffer ideas that are desirable, fun, and budget-friendly. This year I thought it would be fun to share my favorites with you!

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Our Living Room Makeover for the Holidays

Our Living Room Makeover With Crate and Barrel + Tips for Entertaining in a Small Space! Check out our holiday decor and living room refresh with @CrateandBarrel on jojotastic.com #ad #CrateStyle #smallspaces #holidaydecor #livingroom #smalllivingroom #holidayentertaining #holidaydecorating #tinyhouse #livingroommakeover
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Crate and Barrel. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

The living room in #mytinybungalow is the first major project I undertook when I moved in… and that was nearly 4 years ago! Since then, our living room has had a lot thrown at it. From functioning as our temporary kitchen during that renovation to my office to a photoshoot studio to a guest room… it’s been through a LOT. So imagine my excitement when Crate and Barrel, one of my favorite home decor brands, reached out to partner for a makeover! I’ve been hinting about the reveal on Instagram for a while and today is finally the day. Step inside our newly finished living room makeover!

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2019 Cyber Week: The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales to Know About

2019 Cyber Week: The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales to Know About! #giftguide #sales #blackfriday #cyberweek #shopping #discounts #couponcodes#cybermonday

I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving yesterday and that you’re ready to shop… cuz today is Black Friday and there are TONS of amazing deals. As always, I’ve rounded up some of the best sales of the year for Cyber Week. Plus, I will be updating this list as more sales are announced! Happy shopping!

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18 Chicken Ornaments I Want/Need

18 Chicken Ornaments I'm Adding to My Holiday Decor This Year! Christmas & Holiday decor 2019 via jojotastic.com #chickens #backyardchickens #chickenlady #fancychickens #eggs #christmasornaments #ornaments #chickenornaments

I’m not exactly someone who decorates a theme Christmas tree, but I do like to hang a variety of ornaments that are inspired by my interests… like chickens! Sean doesn’t really participate in the decorating (more on that here), so the decisions are left to me. As always, I’m a chicken lady at heart. So I’ve been on the lookout for chicken ornaments to add to my collection… and there are so many! Here’s some of what I found that have me questioning the difference between ‘want’ and ‘need.’

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A Traditional Thanksgiving Tablescape for a Small Space

Hosting Thanksgiving in a Small Space? These Tablescape Styling Tips Will Help! #flowerarrangement #floralarrangement #flowerarranging #centerpiece #thanksgiving #fall #thanksgivingdecor #florals #flowers #fallflowers #friendsgiving #tablescape #tabletop #styling #tablestyling #dinnerparty

Here’s the thing about Thanksgiving, I love it because it’s the perfect excuse to bring everyone together. But when you live small, that can definitely be a challenge. We always have Thanksgiving with Sean’s family in their own homes, but I styled this tablescape to inspire anyone who lives small and is hosting this year! Plus, the aesthetics of this table feel like a departure for me… because it’s sort of traditional. For some reason, I am really feeling the cozy, warm autumn tones this year. We’ll dig into that more! First, let’s talk about all of the details of my Thanksgiving tablescape.

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A Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Dried Flowers | DIY

Learn How to Make this Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Dried Flowers, Golden Chrysanthemums, Cream Spray Roses, Branches of oak and maple leaves. Get the full DIY tutorial on Jojotastic.com #flowerarrangement #floralarrangement #flowerarranging #centerpiece #thanksgiving #fall #thanksgivingdecor #florals #flowers #fallflowers #friendsgiving

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away. How are you preparing? When I’m creating flower arrangements in the fall, I really enjoy incorporating the beauty of the rich golds and browns and the crispy textures of dried foliage and florals in my designs. I used to balk at dried botanicals as I mentally categorized them with bowls of potpourri and lace doilies (all of which have great potential in the right context). But now, each autumn I’m more and more inspired by the beauty they exhibit and I think they can actually be used to create a very modern Thanksgiving centerpiece!

BTW, I’ll be hosting a wreath workshop on December 3rd at OOLA Distillery in Capitol Hill. If you live in the Seattle area, we’d love for you to join us. We’ll be making wreaths from blue spruce, cypress and juniper to create a unique, fragrant beauty to adorn your home for the holidays, all while sipping on hand crafted hot toddies featuring OOLA spirits. Click here for more details and tickets.

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4 Classic Holiday Cocktails Every Host Should Know

Make Entertaining a Breeze With These 4 Classic Holiday Cocktails! Classic drink recipes including Manhattan, Gibson, White Russian, and Hot Toddy perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. #cocktails #cocktailrecipe #classiccocktails #gibson #manhattan #whiterussian #hottoddy

Wanna know an easy way to impress holiday guests this season? By mastering a handful of classic holiday cocktails you can whip up in a moment’s notice — with things you already (or should already) have in your bar. Because here’s the thing when it comes to the holidays: you already have enough on your plate without monkeying around with specialty drinks that require an extra 25 ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a fancy, festive drink, and have spent plenty of time infusing spirits, concocting simple syrups, aging shrubs, and mixing up punches. But nothing tops the cool factor of serving up a classic drink like it ain’t no thing.

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