9 Things of Note | June 2020

Joanna’s Things of Note from June 2020 (including the perfect military jacket, Dr. Bronners lip balm, gochujang, coffeesock, the perfect summer tanktop, SheaMoisture detangling spray & more) #thingsofnote #shopping #shoppingguide #musthaves #favoriteproducts

Time during COVID has really been weird… I feel like new, fresh months keep rolling in, even though it feels like we’re still stuck back in March. Anyone else?? But here we are, July 1 and I’m really shocked by there the last month went. It’s already time to share my 9 things of note, aka new-to-me products that I tried and loved during the past month — and this is a good one, especially if you’re looking for a really good, affordable detangler, the perfect summer tank top for less than $10, and how to use a CoffeeSock.

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How We Live With a Cat (& Litter Box) in a Small Space

Tidy Cats BREEZE Litter System Review + Tips for Living With a Cat in a Small Space! #AD Find out why I love the ammonia odor absorbing pads and anti-tracking pellets from #TidyCats and how I transitioned my cat to a new litter box on jojotastic.com #EaseofBREEZE
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tidy Cats. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

Let’s talk litter boxes… I was definitely NOT prepared for the number of questions I received when I posted this Instagram in partnership with my friends at Tidy Cats. There were a lot of opinions and questions about how we could possibly live with a litter box in our living room. Trust me, I know. That is a huge part of why I was so thrilled to team up with Tidy Cats — because we were literally willing to try anything to make this situation better for everyone involved, including Georgette. After using the BREEZE Litter System for about a month now, I wanted to post a more in-depth review of it here on the blog + take some time to answer more questions.

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5 Budget Decor Hacks I Swear By

These Budget Decor Hacks I Swear By Are Total Game Changers! Interior design tips, decorating tips for a small space and affordable decor #interiordesign #smallspaces #designhacks

This is actually a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while! I’ve been writing about decor on this blog for 8 years now (!!!), so you knowww I have a lot of decor hacks to share — especially budget-friendly ones. Since it’s finally warmer out and we’re still spending time at home (right???), it felt like the perfect time to post these tips and tricks. Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, I tried to make sure there’s something in this post for you!

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The Best Sources for Affordable Outdoor Rugs (under $200!)

The Best Sources for Affordable Outdoor Rugs (under $200!) for your deck, patio, or balcony. Plus, tips on how to shop for an outdoor rug. #outdoorrug #outdoordecor

The other night I was chatting with my friend Kate from Drinking with Chickens about a new outdoor space she was working on. Mostly we were trying to figure out her outdoor rug situation… when it dawned on me that I haven’t shared best best sources for them on the blog! Literally, I couldn’t remember if I had written a post dedicated to this topic, so I searched… and nope! So here we are… I scoured tons of my favorite outdoor decor sources to find the best affordable outdoor rugs for your deck or patio!

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A Personal Update

a personal update: my diagnosis with Birt-Hogg-Dubé a rare genetic syndrome.

I’ve gotten a few messages lately from people checking in, asking if everything is ok because I haven’t been super-consistent with publishing posts lately… and the truth is that you’re right. I have been slacking lately because I’ve had some personal stuff going on behind-the-scenes. If you’ve read the blog for a while, you know that I consider you to be part of my online family. Because of that, I do my best to keep you informed with my life especially the good, bad, and ugly. To me, transparency is very important as a blogger. So it’s felt really weird to me that I’ve had a “secret.” But the time just wasn’t right. I didn’t want to cloud the important conversations we’re all having (and continuing to have!) about anti-racism. To me, talking about what was going on behind-the-scenes for me and my health felt incredibly selfish and, quite frankly, inappropriate. It just wasn’t the right now. I also needed some time to mentally process on my own. Blogging is this weird balance of constantly asking yourself what is too personal to share and what should be shared, no matter how personal, in order to help and connect with others.

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A Day in the Life: How I Run My Blog

A day in the life of a full-time blogger. How I run my lifestyle blog on a typical day, plus my weekly and monthly workflow for planning blog content, planning photoshoots, editing photos and videos, and more. #creativebusiness #socialmediatips #bloggingtips #blogging #adayinthelife

Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like in my life? Today’s the day you’ll find out! I get asked a lot how I manage to run this blog, stay active on all of my social media channels, freelance, consult for brands and small businesses, shoot and edit photos, and a lot more as a team of one. I’m not going to say that it’s easy at all… but I am a very process-oriented person, so there are some tools and systems in place that definitely help me to be more productive. And they just might help you, too! Today I wanted to walk you through what a typical day looks like for me as a blogger and give you a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes.

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How to Store Produce So It Lasts Longer

Store Produce So It Lasts Longer With These Tips! How to store vegetables and fruits in the fridge, on the counter, and in the pantry. Tips for how to make fresh food last longer and reduce food waste (while living a more eco-friendly lifestyle!). #sustainability #foodwaste #foodstorage #produce

Thanks to our burgeoning vegetable garden and my obsession with our local farmers market, we always have a lot of fresh produce on hand. If you’re like me or have a CSA sometimes it’s really hard to keep up with making sure everything is eaten before it spoils. I used to google ‘how to store X’ in order to find out the best way. At some point, it got really annoying, especially when Sean asked me how to do it. So I decided to make a list of what goes where (counter, pantry, fridge, etc). If you’ve ever wondered how to store produce so it lasts longer, this is the post for you!

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