2019 Reader Survey Results & Feedback

2019 Reader Survey Results & Feedback. Sharing your feedback on my blog, social media, and newsletter so I can make it a better resource for you. #bloggerdesk #desk #studio #readersurvey #giveaway #blogreader #blogs #business #blogging #bloggingbusiness #survey #feedback

Two years ago, I started the practice of sharing some of the feedback I have received during my annual reader survey. At the core of my mission for this blog is to always be open, honest, and totally authentic with you. This is why writing this post is sometimes the hardest one I’ll write, but also so valuable. I simply want the blog to be the best possible resource for you! So without further ado, let’s dig into this year’s reader survey results.

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Hidden Crystal Candle DIY

Crystal Topped Candle DIY tutorial. This soy wax candle is topped with calming crystals and infused with essential oils for a DIY that’s beautiful and mood enhancing. How to make a candle, make your own candles on jojotastic.com #DIY #candles #makeyourowncandle #crystals #healingcrystals #selfcare #wellness #howtomakeacandle

Today’s post is all about how to make your own hidden crystal candle — aka a really great project if you’re snowed in! Maybe you’re lucky enough to live in a place where the thermometer currently reads above sixty degrees. But, if you’re like us here in the PNW (or those poor unfortunate souls current stuck in a polar vortex), you still have a fair amount of winter to get through. And what better way to cope with dark, drafty days than with a candle? But not just any candle: one that’s infused with beautifully scented essential oils and topped with a handful of artfully faceted crystals. The finished product is a decorative art piece and a mood enhancer. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

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30+ Poufs to Make Your Home Even Cozier

30+ Poufs, Ottomans, and Footstools to Make Your Home Even Cozier! Get the full shopping guide, resource list, and round up on Jojotastic.com #poufs #ottoman #footstool #homedecor #interiordecor #hygge #cozydecor #smallspaces

At this point, most of my round up style posts are because a friend has asked me to source something for their own home. Today’s post is all about poufs thanks to my good friend Becca Risa Luna. You see, she’s sort of on the short size and needs something to rest her feet on that could easily slide under their coffee table. The coffee table can’t move closer to the sofa because then there wouldn’t be room to walk through! So a pretty pouf or handsome ottoman is the perfect solution.

source: Montana-striped Clive ottoman from Anthropologie.
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Weekend Wellness: The Life-Changing Magic of Going Tech-Free

Weekend Wellness, The Life-Changing Magic of Going Tech-Free. 4 Benefits of taking a break from technology, including improved sleep and reduced blue light. #selfcare #wellness #winterwellness #goingtechfree #techdetox #bluelightglasses #sleeptips #selfcareroutine #sleeproutine #insomnia #insomniatips

Technology is an incredible tool that has become a necessity for us to function in our everyday lives, but I’ve been finding myself more and more anxious to step away from it lately. I literally try to respond to every DM and email that blog readers send my way — which can amount to a lot of time spent on my devices. I love hearing from you, but feeling a need to keep up 24/7 is sort of exhausting, too. Recently, I realized that it’s taking over every aspect of my life and I really need a tech detox.

So that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do lately. I haven’t stepped away for weeks (or even days) at a time or anything, but I’m trying to be a little bit more aware. And as it turns out, there are some incredible benefits to taking a break from technology! Here’s what I’ve learned/noticed so far in my journey to take time to go tech-free:

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9 Flower Arranging Tips from a Floral Designer Pro

The Best Flower Arranging Tips & Tools, Straight from a Professional Florist! Read now and pin for later all of these easy tricks for creating centerpieces, wreaths, flower arrangements, bouquets, garlands, and more from The Stemmery. #tipsandtricks #florals #flowers #flowerarranging #florist #professionalflorist

I’ve been obsessed with florals for as long as I can remember. I am someone who has always keeps fresh flowers in my home. Now with my professional florist business, I can encourage others to do the same. You can imagine just how many flower arranging tips I’ve collected over the years — and long before I became the professional floral designer behind The Stemmery! Now that I work with flowers all of the time, I’ve learned even more about how to create a beautiful arrangement at home and how to care for your flowers to help them live as long as possible. Joanna asked me to change things up and share my favorite tips instead of sharing a floral tutorial this month.

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Our 2019 Home Renovation Goals

Our Home Renovation Goals + To Do List for 2019! tips for planning renovations, remodels, landscaping. #fixerupper #renovations #punchlist #todolist #homerenovation #homerenovationgoals

I can’t even believe I’m writing this post, but here we are. Given last week’s kitchen update, you’d think I am totally over renovations! While I couldn’t even imagine adding another project to my plate, these types of things take a fair amount of planning. Also, I just so happen to be an obsessive planner. With all of that being said, this is the list of home renovation goals we hope to accomplish in 2019!

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Modern Wedding + Le Creuset Giveaway (CLOSED)

Enter to Win a Copy of Modern Wedding + a Le Creuset Dutch Oven! #ad #modernwedding #giveaway #lecreuset #castiron #weddinginspiration #weddingplanning #realwedding #bookreview #entertowin
Disclosure: For this post I received gifted product from Artisan Books and Le Creuset. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

With our wedding a little less than 9 months away (!!!!), I need all of the inspiration I can get. I’ve poured over Pinterest, bought all of the magazines, but there’s something still so special about sitting down with coffee and a physical book (especially on a slow Saturday morning). Sometimes you just have to go offline, huh. Artisan Books was kind enough to send over a copy of the new Modern Wedding book by Kelsey McKinnon and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. And luckily for one reader, I teamed up with Artisan Books and Le Creuset for an exciting giveaway!

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