My Design Plan for Our Cabin

Introducing the design plan for our new cabin! Decor inspiration for our a-frame log cabin in the North Cascades including paint color and techniques, to do list, renovation plans, interior design inspiration and more!

I think we could all use some eye candy and a happy distraction today, so what better than to talk about the design inspiration I’ve pulled for our new cabin?? Designing this home is going to be a totally different process than our old bungalow. Not only is it WAY bigger, but there are two stories! Imagine that. The home itself is also an entirely different style, while the location is also vastly different. Plus, I’m also just really excited to try out new design ideas and stretch my aesthetic more!

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Modern Fireplace Tools Round Up

15+ Modern Fireplace Tools to Help You Stay Cozy All Winter Long! Chic and stylish hearth and fire tools to tend to your woodstove or fireplace

One of my favorite parts about our new cabin life is that we have a wood burning stove! I grew up in a home with one and it’s just the coziest. Truly, nothing says ‘hygge’ quite like hanging out by the fire with a hot toddy in hand. With the temps here in the mountains dipping into the 20s and even teens at night, we’ve been building a fire nearly every night… but we still don’t have fireplace tools to actually tend to it! Instead, we’ve been using a ridiculously heavy and unwieldy metal rod that the previous owners left behind (I posted it to my Instagram Stories last night). So naturally, I’ve gone down the rabbit hole of modern fireplace tools and simply had to share my findings with you!

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Q&A: All About Our New Cabin + Video Tour

Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Our New Cabin! how we picked it, our renovation plans, how we're keeping the animals safe from predators, and more!

I cannot get over all the support, love, and curiosity that you’ve all sent our way after our move! Our new cabin has meant so many dreams are coming to fruition for us and I cannot wait to share every step of the journey with you. Trust me, I am already working on plotting our renovation projects and makeovers. I recently posted to Instagram in preparation for today’s Q&A and sooo many questions were submitted! We’ve officially been here for a month, so it’s time to get those questions answered and share more details of new our cabin.

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25 Of My Favorite New Designs from High Point Market

25 New Designs Seen and Loved at High Point Market — home decor and furniture inspiration and trends from Style Spotter Joanna Hawley-McBride #HPMKT #hpmktSS #highpointmarket #furnituretrends #designtrends

High Point Market is truly one of my favorite events each spring and fall. I was beyond excited to attend both this year as a Style Spotter (basically someone who picks 25 pieces that stand out from the crowd of new arrivals!) and then COVID hit… such a bummer! My doctor didn’t think it was safe for me to travel yet because of my lungs, so I attended Market virtually this fall. While the experience was different than being there in person, I still loved so many of the new pieces that were unveiled! It’s gotten me excited to attend in the future. So today, I wanted to share 25 of my favorite new designs as seen at High Point Market. If you’re an interior designer, I especially hope you love this post and feel inspired by it!

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A Fall Centerpiece DIY Using Kale, Pumpkins & Gourds

Learn how to make this easy and affordable fall centerpiece DIY with potted kale plants, mini pumpkins, and colorful mini gourds + get tips on setting a perfectly autumnal table to match — with gorgeous decor from @bhglivebetter exclusively @walmart ! #BHGlivebetter #walmart #betterhomesandgardens #AD #falldecor #fallcenterpiece #fallDIY
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

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!

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How to Paint a House + Our Bungalow Exterior Reveal

Tips and tricks for painting a house + the reveal of our newly painted bungalow! Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black and Pure White exterior paint review and how to paint a house
Disclosure: For this post I received gifted product from Sherwin-Williams. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

You guys, I lived in the tiny bungalow for 4.5 years… and it’s had peeling paint on the exterior the entire time. The siding is vinyl (not my fave, but it will do), so that’s in good shape. But the wood trim needed attention for way too long. A big part of preparing it to sell last month was to improve the curb appeal… and finalllllly deal with the exterior paint! I reached out to my friends at Sherwin-Williams to help us finally get this project off the list! After sharing some peeks on Instagram, I figured I should dedicate an entire blog post to how to paint a house in addition to revealing how ours turned out. If you’re in a similar situation with a 100+ year old house and no idea where to start, but a desire to DIY, this is the post for you!

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My Search for a Modern Chandelier

Looking for a Modern Chandelier? Check Out These Options in cut glass, crystal, brass, matte black, and unexpected materials for large dramatic chandeliers! #lighting #chandelier

I have chandeliers on the mind lately… not the stuffy, crystal one of your grandma’s era, but a modern chandelier. Our new house has an epically tall ceiling (15 feet!) which means I can finally make my dreams of dramatic dining room lighting come true. While I don’t have a peek of the space to show you yet, you know me and know what I can’t help but plan ahead and daydream about the space… so I started perusing some of my favorite lighting sources for inspiration. What I found was just too good to keep to myself! In case you’re on the hunt for a modern chandelier, here are a few really, really good ones that I found!

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