pardon the silence

Oof, guys.

I had the most amazing weekend camping and climbing (check out Instagram for proof) and now I am so horribly sick. I felt it creep in on Friday before I’d even left, but was convinced it was just allergies so I went anyways. The trip was totally worth it, but now I can barely get up from the sofa. Posts may be a tad bit slow this week, but I’m hoping to be back on my grind by next week. Thanks for hanging in there and I’ll be back as soon as I feel up to it!

image source: kyanite + quartz clusters from Marble & Milkweed

jojotastic turns 1

Throw some confetti, light some sparklers because JOJOTASTIC TURNS 1 TODAY! I truly cannot believe it’s been a year since I launched this blog. Time flies, big time. I couldn’t be happier with the progress I’ve made since I launched and the response I’ve received from everyone. I am so grateful for all of the support of readers, friends, family, and sponsors. Thank you all SO MUCH! Here’s to another year of style posts, round ups, and pet photos! In the coming year, I hope to do more style shoots (they are too much fun, especially with Claire), bring you more exciting, one-of-a-kind content, and have loads more fun giveaways. Tell me, is there anything else you are dying to see here?

photo by Jojotastic — follow me on Instagram!

introducing… Clementine Daily!

Meet Clementine… Clementine Daily to be exact! Featuring original content, powerhouse writers and stunning photography for beauty, style, home, living and food, Clementine Daily celebrates the beauty of today’s multi-faceted, modern woman. Put bluntly, it’s all about real women and what we really want. No more of this aspirational, “I wish my life looked like that” stuff. This project is near and dear to my heart because it means I get to work with truly amazing women and write for an audience with which I closely identify. Be sure to follow Clementine Daily on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram — exciting things are to come!

See more about about this project here:

Also, check out my first post for Clementine Daily: 10 Pitch-Perfect Hostess Gifts!

hostess gift ideas

Top photo by Melissa O’Hearn. Images via Clementine Daily

The Week in Review

The week feels just a tad bit discombobulated because I hit the road Monday to see my momma for her birthday and came back to Philly last night. Now I’m all kinds of confused about what day it is! Can you believe it’s already the weekend? Maybe it’s because fall apparel is (not so) slowly trickling into stores, but I feel like summer is almost over. I’ve got this frenzied need to absorb as much sunlight and beach-time as possible before I have to start wearing pants and close-toed shoes again. Every weekend feels like one more step closer to shorter, darker days. That being said, I think a trip to the airplane-shaped pool is in order. Have a friend weekend!

Links to check out as you’re counting the minutes to leave for the weekend:

Photo by Woodnote Photography

The Week in Review

Happy Friday, all! Any good plans this weekend? I’m excited to see what adventures come my way. I’m hopeful for lots of time outside now that the heatwave has broken, plus drinks with friends and maybe another batch of popsicles? On that note, Wit & Vinegar is planning Popsicle Week — stay tuned for more to come!

Links to check out as you’re counting the minutes to leave for the weekend:

  • Have you entered my super huge, awesome giveaway with BRIKA? Believe me, you’re gonna want to win this prize — my biggest giveaway yet!
  • My latest posts for Anthology this week: It’s Party Time! / The Best of Brika: Wood / New Arrivals from Rebecca Atwood
  • Head over to Luvocracy to get free shipping on everything in my shop until Friday at midnight!
  • Need a good laugh (at the expense of others)? Check out this video about a family that spent $100k on Beanie Babies!

Photo by Jojotastic

The Week in Review

Stayin’ cool? I have to admit, this heatwave in Philly is majoring kicking my butt. I am just not built for heat like this. It might even keep me away from the beach this weekend, can you imagine?!

It’s been a busy week here at Camp Jojotastic, as I’ve started calling my apartment. Here’s a quick recap of all the goings-on!

Also, of note this week:

  • Anne of the The City Sage is giving away a copy of Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair. Be sure to enter here!
  • My dear friend Chloe just launched her own blog this week, Click Clack Chloe. I promised her I’d wait to share with you all, but I just couldn’t! She’s a good one to follow, trust me!

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. If you’re also in the midst of this heatwave, be sure to keep cool!

Photography by Claire Hudson for Jojotastic.

extra, extra!

Let’s try something new, shall we? It’s not often that I blog on a Saturday, but I just have so much news to share with you! As I evolve this blog and grow as a designer/person/blogger, I celebrate the steps along the way. Here’s just a quick recap of all the various joys I’ve had this week.

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(artwork created by me for Jojotastic)