7 Home Improvement Items I Swear By

7 Home Improvement Items I Swear By including the best rug pad, rug tape, step stool and more! The perfect list to help on fixer upper and renovation projects

I’m in the process of building a totally updated, brand new website and part of that will be a section dedicated to all of my favorite things — including home improvement items that I recommend and swear by! But until then, I wanted to share 7 of my favorites. This list ranges from smaller, un-seen items that quietly make your home better in the background… and larger, more visible daily use items. Everything on this list is something we’ve had in both of our homes and highly recommend! I hope you like it and leave a comment if there’s anything you recommend adding to the list.

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Our Cabin Bedroom Suite Renovation: Progress Check In (Part 2)

Cabin bedroom makeover and main bedroom suite renovation in our PNW cabin, paint is Current Mood by Clare Paint

One of my goals this year is to share more of the behind-the-scenes updates about our renovation projects. To me, it feels like these renovations happen overnight, but that’s really not the case. Especially with our cabin! So here’s a real quick update about what we’ve accomplished in our cabin’s main bedroom suite renovation. Let me know what you think!

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My Practical & Complete Guide to Bedding for Pet Owners

My Practical & Complete Guide to the best Bedding for Pet Owners! how to care for bedding, which bedding to choose for pets, how to prevent snags, the difference between linen, percale, and other pet-friendly fabrics and more!

I always love when blog readers request specific topics for blog posts. Not only does it make my job easier, but it always gets my creativity flowing! Recently, I was asked for my recommendations on choose pet-friendly bedding, how to care for the bedding, and anything special that I do and recommend. Such a good idea for a post, right?? So today I am walking you through how we have nice bedding and pets — it is possible!

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4 Unexpected Ways I Decorate with Vintage

A Few Ways to Incorporate Vintage Decor Into Your Home. Styling vintage decor like canisters, books, artwork, dishes, and more. Using vintage decor as functional storage.

Vintage shopping is truly one of my favorite pastimes. To me, nothing beats the thrill of the hunt and the unexpected joy of discovering something truly amazing (and for a great price while also finding new life in an existing object instead of buying something new). I’ve heard from a few of my Instagram followers recently that they struggle to know how to decorate with vintage decor pieces they source. And trust me, I get it. There have definitely been times when I feel like I’ve found the score of the century… and then I get it home and am like UH WUT NOW. But I’m here to tell you that even if you are in that exact situation right this minute, you shouldn’t lose the joy you have for that item… instead, try any of these ideas to incorporate vintage style into your home.

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Why I Chose an Indoor/Outdoor Rug for Our Dining Room

Why You Should Get an Indoor/Outdoor Rug for Your Dining Room, full review of Dash & Albert rugs from Annie Selke for durability, high foot traffic, pets and children #gifted
Disclosure: For this post I received gifted product from Annie Selke. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

Did you know I used to design rugs for a living?? Yup! Because of that, I feel like more of a rug expert than, say, your typical lifestyle blogger. After 5+ years of designing rugs, I know the ins and outs of what goes into making rugs, why they cost what they do, etc. But I digress… because I’m here today to share my deeeeeep love of Dash & Albert rugs from Annie Selke, especially the indoor/outdoor ones. They are just so wonderful and I highly encourage you to consider using one in your dining room! Yup, an outdoor rug inside… here’s why:

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My Complete Interior Design Process

My comprehensive and complete interior design process: how to make a moodboard, how to plan an interior design project, how I get inspired, how to create a floor plan, how to source furniture and more!

This post is a loooong time coming and I am so glad to finally hit publish on it! I’m asked all the time about how I approach a new interior design project, how I choose a color palette, decor concept, etc. So today I’m covering all of those topics AND MORE as I walk you through my entire, comprehensive interior design process. Keep in mind that I am not trained in interior design, but rather have relied on honing my eye over the years and practicing in my home and others. Also, this is a process that works for me, but feel free to adapt parts of it based on what works best for you!

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My Search for Woven and Rattan Lighting

Add Drama to Your Home with Woven and Rattan Lighting including pendants, chandeliers, table lamps, flushmounts, ceiling lights, sconces, wall lights and floor lamps

I am so hesitant to call this a trend because I believe that texture lighting is here to stay (and has been for a long time). But you can’t deny that there are officially TONS of options out there for woven and rattan lighting! Personally, I am on the hunt for one oversized wicker pendant light. While searching, I figured it was a good opportunity to share some of the gorgeous options I’ve found in case you’re on the hunt, too!

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