5 Tips for Dog Friendly Camping

5 tips to help you adventure and embrace dog friendly camping! Including everything in my dog first aid kit and everything I pack to take dogs car camping and backpacking #dogs #camping #carcamping #backpacking

I knew last week’s post about how we go car camping would be popular, so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that the next one you guys want is my tips for how to camp with dogs! We don’t always bring our dogs with us because they can be sort of a pain. Noodle is older, so the trips are really hard on him. But Lucy loooooves coming along. For us, it’s a balance of what we plan to do on the trip and what is safest for them. When I go solo camping though, I always bring at least one of the dogs with me for safety. Here are 5 suggestions to help you enjoy dog friendly camping even more this summer!

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Our Car Camping Essentials

Car camping essentials for camping off the grid, van life, mountain adventures, hiking, and rock climbing! Every single piece of outdoor gear and equipment we take in the Pacific Northwest in our Vanagon #vanlife #camping #hiking

Ooooooh boy, pull up a chair, get yourself a coffee, and get comfortable because this post is a BIG one! Now that I’m more regularly sharing my outdoor adventures, I’ve been flooded with requests for a blog post all about my favorite car camping essentials and equipment. I totally get it! Sean and I have honed our assortment of gear over the years, so we have a really good set up right now. So it finally felt like a good time to share what works for us when we go camping here in the Pacific Northwest! Let’s dig in.

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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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