4 MORE Sustainable Fashion Brands I’m Loving Right Now

Check Out These (New-To-Me) Sustainable Fashion Brands including For Days, Wayre, Seek Collective, and Wolven! sustainably made clothing, eco-friendly fashion.

To be totally honest, I haven’t been shopping much. It’s not like I really have anywhere to go! But now that it’s summer, there are a few key pieces I have my eyes on — and all are from sustainable fashion brands. I’ve really been focusing on ‘greening up’ my wardrobe choices, so I recently did a deep dive on Instagram to discover new eco-friendly options. Here are a few you might be into!

Image source: Seek Collective
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Small Space Squad Home Tour: The Crafted Life

Small Space Squad Home Tour: Inside the Bold and Colorful Home of Rachel Mae Smith, aka The Crafted Life, in NYC, small studio apartment with big style #smallspaces #tinyhouse #livesmall #smallspacesquad #hometour #housetour #minimalist #minimalism #colorfulhome

I took a mini break from sharing more Small Space Squad home tours, mostly because life has been quite tumultuous lately. But it’s time to get back on track and share more inspiring and amazing small spaces! Today’s tour is a good one, too: meet the bright, bold, and colorful life of Rachel, aka blogger behind The Crafted Life. I know this is a slightly different aesthetic than you usually see here on the blog, but I was SO excited to share Rachel’s space. To me, the best way to describe the color palette is juicy thanks to saturated pops of aqua, yellow, and pink. Let’s take a tour!

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How To Start Composting At Home

My Easy (and Real) Guide To Start Composting At Home! How to get started composting, what to compost, what not to compost, which compost bins to buy and more! An easy guide to help you live a more eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle #compost #composting #vermiculture

It’s taken me quite a while to get this post fully fleshed out and written, but it’s definitely one that I’m asked over and over again! If you’ve ever wondered how to start composting at home, this guide is for you. I tried to keep it as easy and informative as possible, but if you have any outstanding questions, definitely leave a comment on this post. And by no means am I an expert in composting — this post is based off of what I’ve researched, but also what’s worked for us. Climate and location are factors in how you should compost, so be sure to research anything specific to your home, too. We’re in Seattle, so our compost ‘recipe’ reflects that. Let’s dig in (pun very much intended).

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15 Stylish Insect Repellent Candles

Repel Bugs All Summer With These Stylish Insect Repellent Candles including citronella candles and modern outdoor candles. Get the full round up + links on jojotastic.com

Are you the person who gets eaten by every bug all summer long? I definitely am! For some reason, mosquitos love me. When I go camping, I use bug spray, but at home I don’t want to have to go this far. So I usually have a few insect repellent candles going any time I’m in our backyard or working on the deck. Ever the stylist, I’m always on the lookout for stylish alternatives to everyday objects — and citronella candles are no different! Here are a few stylish insect repellent candles if you’re like me and need ’em this summer!

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30 Social Media Tips for Artists & Makers

30 Social Media Tips for Artists and Makers, the latest launch from The Jojotastic School of Social Media! This list is specifically tailored to the needs of artists, illustrators, potters, Etsy shop owners, textile artists, jewelry makers and more —and includes 30 tips to guide you through ways to establish a consistent aesthetic, connect with your audience, and get noticed by new customers and press publications. #socialmediatips #socialmedia #smallbusiness #smallbusinessmarketing #socialmediaforartists

Before we even launched The Jojotastic School of Social Media, we did a TON of research and brainstorming about how to make each lesson as meat and valuable as possible for small business owners. As a small biz owner myself, I understand how important it is for each dollar invested in the business to multiple and grow it. Because of this, we spent a lot of time considering the needs of makers such as artists, illustrators, ceramicists, woodworkers, jewelry makers, Etsy shop owners and more. The classes are actually designed with my friend Silver + Salt in mind. We have chatted at length about ways she can use social media to increase her sales and expand her customer base… and it’s working! So today, I wanted to share more about our latest offering: 30 Tips & Tricks for Makers on Social Media. Long story short: for $25 you can now get my best social media tips for artists and makers!

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Our Outdoor Dining Space & Mini Makeover

Tour Our Updated Outdoor Dining Space with furniture from Article, my favorite source for affordable, stylish, modern outdoor furniture! #AD Get the details of our teak dining table, powdercoated metal chairs, navy blue umbrella, outdoor lanterns, terrazzo planter and more! Before and after of our small deck for small space living #smallspace #outdoordecor #outdoordining #outdoorentertaining #deck #patio
Disclosure: For this post, I received products to review from Article. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

Any time someone asks me for outdoor furniture recommendations, I immediately direct them to Article. They’ve been a wonderful brand partner throughout the years, including our deck makeover a few years ago and this post from when they first launched and had a different brand name! I keep working with them and trusting their product because it’s so incredibly well-made — especially the outdoor furniture. There was literally nothing wrong with the furniture from the last time we partnered; I just wanted to have a larger outdoor dining table in preparation for summer. Keep in mind though… I wanted a larger outdoor dining area before COVID! *facepalm* Even though I haven’t been able to entertain in this newly finished space, we’re still absolutely loving the changes! Let’s take a tour and talk more about my design selections for our outdoor dining space and mini makeover.

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8 Cookbooks I’m Loving Lately

8 Cookbook Recommendations to Inspire You To Try Something New in the kitchen! Easy dinner ideas, weeknight meal recipes, my favorite must-have cookbooks #cooking #cookbooks #bookrecommendations

As tired as I am of cooking every meal for the past 4 months, it’s also been incredibly gratifying to try new things, explore new ingredients and discover cookbooks to add to my library. The last time I shared cookbooks I love, the list was relatively short. To diversify my collection, I made an appointment at my favorite local shop called The Book Larder. I’m obsessed with it because now you can make an appointment to shop safely — and also it’s totally dedicated to cookbooks! Not all of the ones I’m mentioning in this post are from this source, but if you’re local I definitely recommend checking it out. Anyways, let’s dig into the cookbooks I’m loving lately and why!

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