My Best Tips for Hosting a Low Waste Holiday Party

How to Host a Low Waste Holiday Party That Still Feels Luxe & Inviting! #wellness #zerowaste #ecoliving #greenliving #plasticfree #reducewaste #zerowastetips #entertaining #dinnerparty #thanksgiving #christmas #holidayentertaining

Even though the holidays are imminent, I am still making efforts to reduce waste in our home and rethink how I entertain. The past year has actually been about building that awareness in our home, so this will be the first true test of those goals during the holidays. As I plan our holiday dinner parties, I have been brainstorming ways to reduce the environmental impact of playing hostess. I hope these tips help you to be more aware while hosting — all without impacting the aesthetic and atmosphere of your party.

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A Moody Fall Dinner Party | Small Space Entertaining

How to Style a Moody Fall-Inspired Dinner Party in a Small Space. A fall tablescape with mini cloches, gold taper holders, candlesticks, black dinner plates, smoke glass, mercury glass. #entertaining #tipsandtricks #fall #tablescape #thanksgiving #halloween #smallspaces #dinnerparty

Ohhh, boy I have missed sharing small space entertaining tips! Between the year-long kitchen renovation, our wedding, and my unexpected hospital visit, 2019 has been a doozy and has prevented me from sharing more tablescape and dinner party inspiration with you. Such a bummer. But now that the holidays are upon us, I am making it more of a priority to share more of these photoshoots with you. Yesterday, Sarah shared how to make a hanging floral installation, so today I am sharing how I styled this moody fall-themed dinner party set up in our small space.

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Small Space Squad Home Tour: Neat N Tiny

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside the bright and airy Toronto home to Jo Charron of Neat N Tiny! @neatntinybog #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #moderndecor #modernrustic #modernfarmhouse

I’ve been asked a few times to highlight home tours that feature living small with kids, so today’s Small Space Squad does just that! Meet the charming and cozy home of Jo Charron, aka Neat N Tiny. Jo offers really wonderful tiny living hacks and her home is just so light, bright, and airy. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

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The Best Flush Mount Lighting

My Ultimate List of the BEST Flush Mount Lighting — in 3 finishes! #kitchen #kitchenrenovation #kitchenlighting #lighting #smallspaces #fixerupper #renovation #flushmount #flushmountlighting #brasslighting #blacklighting #nickellighting #ceilinglight

Warning: this is a looooong post with SO MANY sources. I’ve been asked a lot for flush mount lighting suggestions. Probably because as a small space dweller, we don’t have the ceiling height needed for a big, dramatic chandelier or pendant! There are so many options out there, but on the flip side, there are some terrible options, too (hello, boob light). Because I can’t be in your home picking out the perfect fixture for your space (totally wish I could though), this is a list organized by finish. And every flush mount listed in this post is one that I’d put in my home in a heartbeat!

Source: Hudson Valley aged brass ceiling light c/o Lamps Plus
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Small Space Squad Home Tour: The Gold Hive

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside the Charming Restored Historic Home of The Gold Hive @ashleykgoldman #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #minimalism #historichome #oldhome #restoration #historicalhome #craftsman #craftsmanhouse

Owning an old home takes a very specific type of personality. You’ve got to have a certain amount if tenacity and patience to tackle alll of the myriad situations that old home life equals. And no one is a better example of this than Ashley Goldman of The Gold Hive. Her home is truly so beautiful and soooo lovingly renovated and refreshed. She’s literally the first person I text when I’m about to just torch my bungalow out of frustration because she’s been there, done that. Get ready for a gorgeous home tour, full of historic details and so much charm!

P.S. Usually for my Small Space Squad Home Tours series, I keep it under 1,000 sqft. However, Ashley’s home is so truly special and she is an outspoken sharer of living a more eco-friendly, reduced waste lifestyle that her home felt like the perfect fit for this series.

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Fall Scented Candles to Cozy Up Your Home

Embrace all Things Hygge with these Cozy Fall Scented Candles! #fall #candles #pumpkin #cinnamon #fallscents #scentedcandle #pumpkincandle #apple #applecider #hygge #cozy

Honestly, is there anything better than a brand new candle? Now that I work from home, I have one burning pretty much at all times. And now that it’s autumn, I am alllll about the cozy scents. Bring on the cinnamon, the apple, the spice, the pumpkin. YES PLEASE. If you’re like me, I thought you’d appreciate knowing what my absolute favorite fall scented candles are!

Source: pumpkin shaped candles from Linnea’s Lights.
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Get Inspired at The Seattle Home Show

Looking for home decor inspiration? Check out The Seattle Home Show and see how the theme of "Fall Into Focus" is translated into indoor and outdoor decor. @seattlehomeshow #ad #seattle #seattledesign #seattledecor #interiordesign #homeshow #homedecortrends #seattleinteriordesign #seattlehomeshow
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Seattle Home Show. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

In this digital age, it’s really easy to get home decor ideas online, but to me, nothing beats an in-person experience. I love traveling for inspiration, wandering local boutiques, and perusing magazines. Anything that is hands on usually equals lots of inspiration for me! Next week I am excited to attend my first ever Seattle Home Show to get even more inspiration for our tiny bungalow and additional interior design projects!

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