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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Your Guide to Zero Waste Stores in Seattle

Your Guide to Zero Waste Stores in Seattle. Looking for a zero waste store in Seattle to help with your journey to be more sustainable? Check out my guide to all of our local stores! #wellness #zerowaste #ecoliving #greenliving #plasticfree #reducewaste #zerowastetips #masonjar #reusablebags #seattle #shoplocal #buylocal

I consider myself incredibly lucky because there is a zero waste store in walking distance of my home. As we continue to expand our eco-friendly practices in our home, this resource has played a huge roll. But what if you’re new to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle? Today I am sharing some of my favorite local resources and zero waste stores in Seattle to get you started. Keep in mind that local farmers markets play a huge roll in eco-friendly shopping, especially because it encourages you to eat what is in season. If you’re looking for a place to get food storage, bulk goods, and home products, I hope this list helps!

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Captain Whidbey Inn | Travel Guide

The Coziest Pacific Northwest Destination, Captain Whidbey Inn on Whidbey Island just north of Seattle + the Miracle Pop Up. Travel guide and tips for Whidbey on jojotastic.com #seattle #PNW #whidbeyisland #whidbey #miraclepopup #holidaydecor #pacificnorthwest #christmasdecor #penncove

Recently, I had the opportunity for a mid-week, mini staycation at a new-ish destination just a couple of hours away from Seattle call Captain Whidbey Inn. It was SO beautiful, SO cozy, and SO festive that I knew I had to share with you! It was also the furthest I’ve been from Seattle since my lung surgery, so I was especially happy to be there. Breathing the fresh air of the PNW really brought some stuff into focus for me. Captain Whidbey is a truly magical spot where I will definitely be returning!

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My Favorite Seattle Shops for Small Business Saturday

Shop These 8 Amazing Boutiques for Small Business Saturday! The ultimate gift guide for local Seattle shops. Click through to find the perfect Christmas or holiday gift for everyone on your list or go to Jojotastic.com for locally made, handmade, artisanal gifts in the PNW. #shopsmall #shoplocal #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusiness #buylocal #seattle #PNW

Next week is Small Business Saturday, the perfect time to shop locally at your favorite boutiques. I figured the best way to celebrate is to feature my absolute favorite shops here in Seattle! It was SO hard to write this post because, truly, there are some amazing bouquets here in the Emerald City. But if I had to narrow it down to my ride-or-die, always on my mind shops… this list of 8 would be it!

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