Monthly Life Update, June 2021

Exploring the North Cascades mountains in Washington state with my blue pitbull, Diamond. A quick life update about my health, our cabin, our pets, my business, and more.

Hi friends, this is a weird post for me to share, so I hope you’ll bear with me. I might as well come out with it: I will not be posting here to the blog for the next 3-4 weeks in order to simply take a break. There are a lot of reasons why I’m doing this and I’ll share those later in the post. But if you’re new and just happening upon my blog or haven’t checked in for a while, this is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this. I’ve pretty much never taken this much time off from posting in order to focus on myself or anything else. But it’s time. And here’s why:

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Kailu Heritage Silk Duvet Review

Kailu Review for the Heritage Silk Duvet handmade in the Yangtze River Delta with raw silk. Learn all about the story behind these comforters, the wellness benefits of raw silk and more:
Disclosure: For this post I received gifted product from Kailu. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

A couple of years ago, we were walking at a local beach in Seattle when Noodle accosted a doodle puppy. The owner and I got to chatting, while the two dogs romped (aka Noodle jumped Marty for at least 20 minutes). After parting ways, she found me on Instagram and we’ve been in touch ever since. Around that time, the pup’s owner, LiLi Tan, launched Kailu, a brand combining old-world textile techniques with modern design to make your sleeping experience even better. LiLi sent me one of the Heritage Silk duvets for me to try out and let me just say… it’s truly luxurious. We’ve used our raw silk duvet for over a year now and I’m pleased to finally share my full Kailu review with you today!

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The Best Peach Pie Recipe (With Thyme & Honey)

The Best Homemade Peach Pie Recipe (With Thyme & Honey), perfect dessert for Fourth of July, summer, and stone fruit season. How to make the best lattice pie crust from scratch and the best peach pie filling from scratch

Summer is here and the stone fruits are soon to follow! *celebration emoji* This month, I am sharing a recipe that has a special place in my kitchen: PIE! The best peach pie recipe, to be specific. This homemade peach pie combines the classic flavors of peach pie with a fun, herbaceous twist that’s just tooooo good. One of the first “big” baking successes I ever had was pulling off my pie crust recipe. I’ve given it a few good tweaks over the years, but it’s always my go-to because it leaves a lot of room for creative adjustments. At this point, it’s a recipe I could make in my sleep. While it is still a bit early for the good peaches, it’s great to have this recipe in your back pocket. As we all know, good peaches have a tight shelf life, so it’s always good to have a plan! Plus, who doesn’t love pie??

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Source List: Our PNW Cabin Guest Room

Curious about the source of something in our PNW cabin guest room? Check out my full source list including lighting, rugs, furniture, & more!

So what did you think of our guest bedroom reveal last week?? I’m still absolutely obsessed with it and love how it turned out… especially because we’ve had so many visitors lined up to come see us this summer! I always get the “where is that from” question, so today I wanted to share a quick round up of everything in the cabin guest room so you can get the look, too! If I missed anything, please leave a comment and I’ll make sure this post gets updated.

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Cabin Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal

Before & After: Our PNW Cabin Guest Bedroom Makeover with @bhglivebetter @walmart with stylish and affordable decorative pillows, sateen sheets, retro style fan and lighting, and more. Shop the post & learn more on #BHGlivebetter #walmart #betterhomesandgardens #AD
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It’s finally here!! I could not be more excited to share the reveal of our cabin guest bedroom makeover… especially because it means that we’re officially able to welcome guests to our new home in comfort and style. There are SO many details that went into our guest room from ripping up carpet to painting everything to incorporating chic affordable decor from Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart. Let’s take a tour, shall we?

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Source List: My PNW Cabin Dining Room Decor

Full Source List: Cabin dining room. Every Decor Item & Furniture Piece in Our PNW Cabin Eclectic Scandinavian Inspired decor

I’m not fully finished decorating the dining room of our PNW cabin yet, however I can’t quite put my finger on what else it needs! Because of this, I’m embracing the idea of slow design and letting it play out with small changes along the way. Right now, the balance feels really good to me, so I wanted to share a resource list similar to this one I did for our living room in case you’re curious about where anything has come from. Once my new site launches, we’re going to have an entire section dedicated to the cabin and where you can shop to get the look! Until then, I hope you find this recap helpful. Now, onto the details of our cabin dining room and why I chose these pieces!

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My Guide to Mixing and Matching Decorative Pillows Like a Pro

My Guide to Mixing and Matching Decorative Pillows Like a Pro! how to choose the right throw pillows and style them like an interior designer: pattern mixing, print mixing, proportion, scale and more general interior design rules & tips!

If there is one home decor item that I absolutely love, it’s pillows. To me, nothing quite changes up the look and feel of a space as easily and quickly as a good mix of pillows. So today I wanted to share everything I’ve learned over the years for a guide on how to mix and match pillows, including examples from both of our homes and a few of the spaces I’ve styled over the years. I hope you find this easy guide helpful!

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