How to Solo Camp as a Woman & Why It’s Important to Me

How to Solo Camp as a Woman & Why It's Important to Me! Tips for going camping by yourself and being safe. Pacific Northwest camping, camping for self-care. #camping #solocamping #selfcare #wellness

This week was really eye opening to me about the type of content I can share here on the blog and on my Instagram. I went on a solo camping trip last weekend and, on a whim, decided to share about it in my Stories… and WOW, I got so many responses! I was totally not prepared for it, to be perfectly honest with you. So many people were amazed that I go camping by myself! I’ve never really thought too much about it, but I do get it. There are safety concerns, for sure. So today I wanted to share how to solo camp as a woman and why it’s so important to me to do this for my mental health and well-being (more on those benefits here)! I hope this post inspires you to do give it a try and see if it works for you, too.

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Our Mountaintop Wedding Photos & Video

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Our mountaintop wedding was just over 6 months ago and I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to share our photos and video with you today! I definitely needed a little bit of a pick me up (because of sheltering in place, morale is a little bit low), so it felt like the perfect time to share ALL of the details from September 7, 2019. BTW I included a vendor list for every aspect of our day. From my dress to rentals to Sean’s shoes… it should all be here! But leave a comment if I missed something and I’ll update the post. Without further ado, let’s look at our wedding photos and videos!!!

The video above is our full length wedding video! I also have the trailer linked below so you can watch it, too.

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How We Keep Our Aging Pets Active & Healthy

How We Keep Our Aging Pets Active & Healthy! Learn all about Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® and how this joint supplement helps to keep cats and dogs active and reduces joint stiffness. @myhappypetsUSA #ad #FlexWithFlexadin #dachshunds #wienerdogs #activedogs #agingdogs #cats #activecats #jointsupplements #petsupplements  
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II®. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.

It’s an established fact that Sean and I lead a really active lifestyle. From climbing to hiking to sailing, we do it all — especially now that I’ve made progress in facing my PTSD about rock climbing. One question I’m always asked is whether we bring the dogs with us. The short answer is YES! Especially when we go sailing. After all, the running joke is that the boat isn’t actually ours, it’s Lucy’s. Today I teamed up with Flexadin® Advanced with UC-II® to share how we keep our aging pets active and healthy so they can join us in all of our various adventures and activities.

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8 Summer Self-Care Ideas

10 Self-Care Ideas To Help You Celebrate Summer! #selfcare #wellness #summertime #summer #summerselfcare #selfcareroutine #selfcaretips

With our wedding on the horizon in September, I can’t help but think ahead. But here’s the thing: I still have a whole summer! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day so I took some time to brainstorm a few summer self-care ideas to help me stay grounded. It’s sort of like a to do list or bucket list of sorts… cuz summer is short in Seattle and I want to enjoy every moment of it!

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DIY // interchangeable clay garden markers

Dress up your garden with these pretty markers made from oven-bake clay. Get the full DIY at Jojotastic.com

Can we talk about Joanna’s garden for a minute? Never mind the beautiful flowers and chickens and wiener dogs running around, those planter boxes are basically bursting at the seams with lush kale, chard, herbs and more. It’s a major urban farming success story (and makes me extremely jealous of her yard!) and it deserved to be dressed up a little bit with some pretty garden markers to help differentiate the fennel from the dill — I’m looking at you, Oprah.

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gift guide // the thrill seeker

the ultimate gift guide for the thrill seeker / adventurer — great gift ideas for this holiday season for the outdoorsy type. find more gift ideas on Jojotastic.com

This might be the gift guide that speaks more to the ‘true Joanna.’ I’m one of those people who likes to be active and outside as much as possible, often chasing adventure. Whether it’s ocean, mountain, or desert, I’m always totally blown away by nature. This is the ultimate gift guide for other ladies with a deep appreciation for adventure and the outdoors!

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the mountains are calling and I must go

The mountains are calling and I must go. Sharing some personal news on the blog today... head to jojotastic.com to read all about it

(Confession: I’ve always wanted to use that as an Instagram caption.)

I’m gonna get real in this post, guys. Get ready. Basically, I am leaving tomorrow for a 2 week long solo road trip. While the blog has continued to run and look like everything is peachy keen, the fact is that things have not been great for me lately. The past few months have been incredibly hard and not for any one particular reason, but for a multitude of reasons all piling up and feeling overwhelmingly crushing. I started to list them as I write this post and when it’s all spelled out, it seems so trivial — work has been slow… I’m not able to rock climb because of an injury… I’m constantly exhausted and struggling to maintain focus. The list goes on and on, but at the root of it is that I struggle with depression. I have for years and I’ve touched on it here, but never in a big way. Currently, the deep dark abyss is looming and I know it. But here’s the thing, I’ve been there before and I am not going back. I refuse. So it’s time to do something about it.

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