Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware for Outdoor Dining

Dine Outside All Summer Long with These Cute Melamine Plates, Cups & Serveware — perfect for summer entertaining, dinner parties, eating outside al fresco and more

It’s finally time to eat every meal outside and I am HERE FOR IT! I love dining al fresco on our patio. But we have one rule: no glass outdoors. No one needs a pet or person stepping on broken glass! So with that in mind, I recently invested in a full set of reusable outdoor dinnerware, drinkware and serveware so that we are fully prepared for summer entertaining. Ready to do the same? Here are some super cute melamine plates, cups, and more to get you inspired!

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My 2020 Cyber Week Sales Guide

2020 Cyber Week Sales: The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales to Know About including small businesses!! #giftguide #sales #blackfriday #cyberweek #shopping #discounts #couponcodes#cybermonday

I hope you’re ready to get your shop on… there are a ton of sales right now, so I decided to publish this post early! As always, I’ve rounded up some of the best sales of the year for Cyber Week. Plus, I will be updating this list as more sales are announced! This year I’m doing things little differently and including as many small businesses as possible, so be sure to keep an eye out for those. Happy shopping!

Update: I just decided that I will be donating 100% of the affiliate commissions I make from this post through Monday will be donated to the Native American Rights Fund.

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How to Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season

7 Ways to Support Small and local Businesses During the Holidays This Year! #shoplocal #shopsmall

You might have noticed my bigger focus on sharing small businesses this holiday season. Or at least I hope you’ve noticed! This year more than ever, it’s important that we all band together to help small and local businesses get through COVID and help them stay open. That can mean so many different things, especially given how many types there are! So I wanted to take a minute to share some ways you can support various different types of small businesses while shopping for holiday gifts this year — especially before we get caught up in the hullabaloo of Black Friday and Cyber Week sales (that post is coming later this week, btw!).

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9 Things of Note | August 2020

Joanna’s Things of Note from August 2020 (including the Untamed by Glennon Doyle, H&M dresses, AGOLDE jean shorts & more) #thingsofnote #shopping #shoppingguide #musthaves #favoriteproducts

August is truly one of the weirdest months I’ve lived through. Between deciding to move on a whim, selling our house, and buying a new one… woof. I haven’t done much shopping, except for a few summer essentials. I realized at one point that it’s been a long time since I really bought any clothing (especially underwear), so I picked up a few inexpensive, easy dresses from H&M. Also, I read Untamed, which was SO good. So let’s dig into my 9 things of note from the past month!

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24 Sources for Black Outdoor Sconces

Illuminate Your Patio With These Chic Black Outdoor Sconces! 24 sources for outdoor lighting for the deck, patio, front porch, or back door!

When I received our new outdoor dining area on the deck, I got loadsss of questions about our lighting! Most of the illumination at night comes from the string lights, but we also have a wall sconce that helps. It’s great when we’re running out the door to take out the trash or feed the chickens. And of course, I chose a black outdoor sconce… I am so predictable! Our light fixture was gifted by Lamps Plus, but in case it’s not your style, here are a few more chic black outdoor sconces that you might love for your own home!

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9 Things of Note | July 2020

Joanna’s Things of Note from July 2020 (including the new Osmia mud cleanser & more) #thingsofnote #shopping #shoppingguide #musthaves #favoriteproducts

I feel like July went by really quickly, hence this is actually posting a little bit later in August than I usually like… I just needed a bit more time since we’re painting the house! I haven’t been shopping a ton, but there were a few key purchases last month that you absolutely must know about. First of all, Osmia released a new mud cleanser that is just soooo good. The very first time I used it, I knew it would be in this post. And now, after a few weeks, I am even more obsessed! Ok, let’s dig into the 9 products I tried and loved in July 2020.

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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

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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