Truly, this is one of my favorite gift guides! Not only is it perfect for your hippie friend who is saving the planet one takeaway cup at a time, but it’s also a great way to encourage others to consider the earth in their daily lives. As embracing a more sustainable lifestyle becomes ‘trendier,’ sustainable gift ideas have gotten way more stylish. I will say, I am not 100% versed in the manufacturing processes of these gifts. So if you are looking for a gift that is truly zero waste and eco-friendly, I suggest doing more research. That being said, I curated this sustainable gift guide as a list of thoughtful gifts that I know I’d love to receive, as someone who is eco conscious in my daily life!Continue reading “Sustainable Gift Ideas for Your Earth-Loving, Hippie Friend”
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means the holidays are pretty much here. Where did 2019 even go?! This question pops up in my mind every time I publish a gift guide or share anything else holiday-related on the blog. It causes me stress with how quickly time passes, anyone else? Lately, I’ve been very aware of how it can be hard to take time to slow down and and give thanks. And although this is typically a time of joy and celebration, sometimes the holidays are a little more complicated than just pretty tablescapes and delicious food. With allll of that in mind, I have been thinking of alternative ways to give thanks this year. If you’re feeling anything remotely similar, I hope this post helps you… and at the very least, I hope it inspires you to view Thanksgiving in a new light.Continue reading “5 Alternative Ways to Give Thanks”
I was sooo surprised that people loved my small space gift ideas last year. And honestly, most of these gift ideas aren’t specific to tiny homes and small spaces. They can work for anyone who takes pride in their home and appreciates small improvements. If you have a friend who really enjoys being organized, this gift guide works for them, too! So, let’s dig into some of my favorite small home gift ideas.Continue reading “Practical & Stylish Small Home Gift Ideas | Gift Guide”
I’ve probably gone wayyy overboard on requesting feedback about gift guides on Instagram this year. But I feel like this means I can absolutely promise you that these will be the BEST gift guides that I’ve ever shared! I wanted to kick things off with a list of my go-to gifts that usually work for most people. If you’re looking for a present for friends, family, co-workers, or really anybody, a lot of these ideas will work.
Photography by Meghan Klein.Continue reading “My Go-To Gifts for the Holidays | Gift Guide”
In my book, nothing beats handmade holiday decorations. Not only is it often more budget-friendly, but you can customize it to be any color and material you want. Over the years, we’ve shared so many holiday DIYs and craft tutorials here on the blog, so I wanted to round up some of my favorites. This list of 12 handmade decorations is only the tip of the iceberg — you can always find even more craft projects here!Continue reading “12 Handmade Holiday Decorations to Make Your Home Festive AF”
Tell me: do you decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving or after? It’s a question Joanna posed on her Instagram and I’m dying to know what you think here on the blog. This year, we’re sharing holiday posts early to help inspire you, no matter when you decorate. Like this oversized peace sign wreath! On it’s own, it’s a very cool way to decorate. But, with the help of some carefully chosen faux flowers, we made this store-brought wreath feel special and modern. Keep reading to learn how to upgrade this oversized peace sign wreath (it can work for any wreath, too!) — it’s perfect to hang outside your home now through the New Year!
p.s. Notice a new name?? Hello, my name is Melissa and I’m the new team member at Jojotastic. We’re still figuring out my official title, but for now, I’m working on a few different things behind-the-scenes. Stay tuned for more!Continue reading “Peace Sign Wreath with Faux Foliage DIY”
Pears are such an underrated fruit, don’t you think? Apples seem to get all the glory. Don’t get me wrong, I love a crisp, tart apple. But pears are creamy, juicy, sweet, and tart all at once. They are so versatile, too. I love just snacking on slices all by their lonesome or with a slice of cheese, roasted and caramelized, and my new favorite: poached. They are delicately simmered in a flavorful liquid until tender and spoonable. These chai-poached pears with spiced hazelnut oat crumble and caramel sauce are next-level good.Continue reading “Chai-Poached Pears with Spiced Hazelnut Oat Crumble and Caramel Sauce Recipe”