life update (june)

Cup Of Jo


Hello friends!

This morning started with a boost of motivation, triggered by yours truly, coffee.


And it looks like summertime is strolling on in and I couldn’t be happier, S/O to all my summer babies it almost our time.


But today I turned a new leaf! I officially purchased my Cup Of Jo domain….5 years later. Better late than never though, right?!

So I’m officially XOCUPOFJO.COM

I also decided to give my blog a small little makeover; the look and feel is almost to where I want it to be. A little glimpse below, but to see the full thing just click the link 🙂

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To my fellow WordPress friends: Do you need to have the premium membership in order to have full customization capabilities? What membership do you guys use? If it’s the premium, do you find that it’s worth it? Do you have any tips/tricks to customizing? For example: I’d love to include a custom contact form on my page- is that something I’d need premium for?

What else is new?

Let’s talk about Gemini season. My Gemini moon gleams with joy during this season but I especially love to celebrate some of my favorite people. I have three special shout outs:

Britt 6/13


An ode’ to my best friend, my sis, my other half she makes my world go ’round.

Kate 6/13 


Gosh, I think this was 2018(?) maybe 2017? Regardless of the year, I remember this day like it was yesterday. It was the first time I met Kate in real life and we somehow managed to track each other down in Central Park. All I have to say is, what a ray of sunshine a genuine sweet soul. Go follow her blog! Kate- Live In The Nautical

Cinthya 6/8


This was when Cinthya and I met for the first time after 2 years of working together. We’ve been friends since her first day and she still remains as my work wife even though we no longer work together.

Some other minor updates…

I officially got my Colorado license plates! In fact it was the quickest and easiest process at the DMV since they were only taking customers by appointment. I was literally in and out within, I swear, 5 minutes. Record breaking time for the DMV.

I finally convinced Andrew that we NEEDED a new couch. I secretly hated the couch we originally ordered when we first moved and have been patiently waiting for the day that I could persuade Andrew into going halfsies on a new one. Well, it happened the day came. Vin pup just had one too many accidents and it needs to be replaced. It’s been ordered and now we wait for it to ship.

Lastly, Andrew and I (re)booked a trip that’s coming up mid July! It’s still a place within Colorado so we’ll be driving and staying at an Airbnb. Originally we were planning on going back to Steamboat Springs for the Hot Air Balloon Festival again-IMG_1453

But for good reason they’re postponing it, which I don’t even know if they’re going to follow through. So instead, we’re going somewhere that has been on my bucket list FOR FOREVER. Before I even moved to Colorado, it’s been a place I’ve had my sights set on- so we’re really looking forward to it. But until then, I’m keeping the location a surprise.

Not a whole lot of net new things, which Vin is happy about because he’s staring at me with hungry eyes. But overall, super stoked about the domain and primarily what I came on here to share.

But please blogging friends (even if you host your blog on a different platform) I’d love some insight into what you use and what you like about it, etc.

Have a great night fam!

xo, JJ

4 thoughts on “life update (june)

  1. Hi Jo: It was really pleasant bouncing into you and your post today. I browsed through it with pauses at each pic you posted and enjoyed the warmth, charm and oomph you shared with so much of grace. Loved it all. Keep it going. Love to see you reach higher realms of success.


  2. Sophia,
    Thank you so much for checking out my page; your kind words mean so much to me!! Your positivity is so sweet and always welcomed! ❤


  3. Oh my gosh you legit made me cry! Thank you so much! You are the sweetest! And that day is still one of my favorites! We need another reunion soon! Ironically I think today is as hot as that day was! Lol.
    AND congrats beauty! I am so excited for you and all the amazing things ahead for you and your blog!!!! I LOVE the new design! It is so much fun and so chic!
    I am so sorry you had to rebook your trip, but I can not wait to see where you are going! Eeeek I hope this summer is amazing for you sweet lady you deserve it! SO much love to you! ❤


    1. Aww of course Kate, you’re so awesome and the shout out is very well deserved! We totally need a reunion again, just as soon as it’s safe to get on a plane, whenever thatll be lol Thank you so much for your encouragement towards my blog, you’re always too good to me ❤ ❤


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