How to Buy Plants

How to Buy Plants: What to Look for When Picking New Houseplants! Tips and tricks to help you shop for new plants like a pro. #plants #houseplants #lowlightplants #indoorgardening #tipsandtricks #decoratingwithplants

If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ve added a few more houseplants to your space during quarantine. Not only do plants add amazing ambiance and coziness, they have tons of health benefits (more on that here!). I shared how to buy plants online a while back, but wanted to share tips for how to buy plants in person, too. I know shopping habits have changed, but as more and more shops open, I have the feeling we’ll be adding stops at the local nursery to the errands list! After all, there’s nothing better than a new impulsively bought houseplant, amiright?! So here are a few things I keep in mind when picking out new houseplants. Let me know if you think I should add anything to this list, too.

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Small Space Squad Home Tour: The Crafted Life

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside the Bold and Colorful Home of Rachel Mae Smith, aka The Crafted Life, in NYC, small studio apartment with big style #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #minimalism #colorfulhome

I took a mini break from sharing more Small Space Squad home tours, mostly because life has been quite tumultuous lately. But it’s time to get back on track and share more inspiring and amazing small spaces! Today’s tour is a good one, too: meet the bright, bold, and colorful life of Rachel, aka blogger behind The Crafted Life. I know this is a slightly different aesthetic than you usually see here on the blog, but I was SO excited to share Rachel’s space. To me, the best way to describe the color palette is juicy thanks to saturated pops of aqua, yellow, and pink. Let’s take a tour!

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15 Stylish Insect Repellent Candles

Repel Bugs All Summer With These Stylish Insect Repellent Candles including citronella candles and modern outdoor candles. Get the full round up + links on

Are you the person who gets eaten by every bug all summer long? I definitely am! For some reason, mosquitos love me. When I go camping, I use bug spray, but at home I don’t want to have to go this far. So I usually have a few insect repellent candles going any time I’m in our backyard or working on the deck. Ever the stylist, I’m always on the lookout for stylish alternatives to everyday objects — and citronella candles are no different! Here are a few stylish insect repellent candles if you’re like me and need ’em this summer!

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Our Outdoor Dining Space & Mini Makeover

Tour Our Updated Outdoor Dining Space with furniture from Article, my favorite source for affordable, stylish, modern outdoor furniture! #AD Get the details of our teak dining table, powdercoated metal chairs, navy blue umbrella, outdoor lanterns, terrazzo planter and more! Before and after of our small deck for small space living #smallspace #outdoordecor #outdoordining #outdoorentertaining #deck #patio
Disclosure: For this post, I received products to review from Article. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

Any time someone asks me for outdoor furniture recommendations, I immediately direct them to Article. They’ve been a wonderful brand partner throughout the years, including our deck makeover a few years ago and this post from when they first launched and had a different brand name! I keep working with them and trusting their product because it’s so incredibly well-made — especially the outdoor furniture. There was literally nothing wrong with the furniture from the last time we partnered; I just wanted to have a larger outdoor dining table in preparation for summer. Keep in mind though… I wanted a larger outdoor dining area before COVID! *facepalm* Even though I haven’t been able to entertain in this newly finished space, we’re still absolutely loving the changes! Let’s take a tour and talk more about my design selections for our outdoor dining space and mini makeover.

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My Latest Launch: 30 Specialized Tips for Interior Designers on Social Media

30 Social Media Tips for Interior Designers, the latest launch from The Jojotastic School of Social Media! This list is specifically tailored to the needs of interior designers and includes 30 tips to guide you through ways to establish a consistent aesthetic, connect with your audience, and get noticed by brands and press publications. #socialmediatips #socialmedia #interiordesigner

In case you haven’t heard yet, we launched something new for The Jojotastic School of Social Media recently! They are checklists of 30 tips and tricks to improve your social media accounts and get out of a rut — and each one is dedicated to a specific industry! Right now, there are 4 to choose from: interior designer, florist, wedding photographer, and maker (i.e. ceramicists, artists, illustrators, and anyone who makes a product!). More to come, too. There’s so much to share about each one, but today I want to focus on the social media tips for interior designers since I know that’s a large part of my blog readers and social media followers! Oh, and before we dive in too far… did I mention that they are each only $25???

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How We Live With a Cat (& Litter Box) in a Small Space

Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System Review + Tips for Living With a Cat in a Small Space! #AD Find out why I love the ammonia odor absorbing pads and anti-tracking pellets from #TidyCats and how I transitioned my cat to a new litter box on #EaseofBREEZE
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

Let’s talk litter boxes… I was definitely NOT prepared for the number of questions I received when I posted this Instagram in partnership with my friends at Tidy Cats. There were a lot of opinions and questions about how we could possibly live with a litter box in our living room. Trust me, I know. That is a huge part of why I was so thrilled to team up with Tidy Cats — because we were literally willing to try anything to make this situation better for everyone involved, including Georgette. After using the BREEZE Litter System for about a month now, I wanted to post a more in-depth review of it here on the blog + take some time to answer more questions.

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5 Budget Decor Hacks I Swear By

These Budget Decor Hacks I Swear By Are Total Game Changers! Interior design tips, decorating tips for a small space and affordable decor #interiordesign #smallspaces #designhacks

This is actually a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while! I’ve been writing about decor on this blog for 8 years now (!!!), so you knowww I have a lot of decor hacks to share — especially budget-friendly ones. Since it’s finally warmer out and we’re still spending time at home (right???), it felt like the perfect time to post these tips and tricks. Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, I tried to make sure there’s something in this post for you!

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