Jessica Holoka

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Hi! I'm Jessica. I'm a lifestyle blogger from NJ who likes to eat good food, make pretty things, and hang out with my husband and our dog, Hunter!

https://livinglavidaholoka.com/

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Not a shabby way to spend a Saturday morning! Took care of the garden, cleaned up the house, and even braved the grocery store early this AM!
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So now I’m rewarding myself with a bowl of 🍒 and flipping through @countrygardensmagazine. I just might need someone to come tell me that I do NOT need to make a succulent tower (but it looks SO cool!). 😂
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Happy official kickoff to summer, indeed!
Happy Friday! I’m not too sad to see this week come to an end.
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Nothing really went wrong, but it didn’t seem all right either. It felt like I was hanging somewhere in the middle for most of it.
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So now I’m glad I can spend a three day weekend just hanging out and having fun with the family! What are your plans?
Today has been A DAY! But before I indulge in too many sweets and wine, I wanted to tell you guys about the new post I have up #ontheblog.
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So you know how I love my plants. 🌱Right? I mean, DUH!! Just look at my profile. Well, if you’re a fellow #crazyplantlady like me, you need to check out my new post!
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Head to the blog today to embrace your inner plant lady 🌵 with gear from #Amazon! 🌿
Do you have a favorite spot in your garden? I think this might be mine. It’s just a little section of cluttered plants and wind chimes, but I love visiting it almost every morning (with Hunter tagging along, of course).
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Despite the endless pots filled with plants and herbs, there’s just something peaceful about it. I think because it’s kind of a reflection of who I am.
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A little messy, but constantly trying to quiet the chaos through color and creativity.
Happy Wednesday!  Every time I post a new air fryer recipe, I can't help but laugh a little.  When my husband had mentioned that we should get an air fryer, I was SO against the idea.  I didn't think we would ever use it and that it would eventually become a waste of money.
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Fast forward several months and you'll find that I actually use our air fryer ALL the time now!  It's been really fun experimenting with different air fryer recipes, like these Spiralized Zucchini Parmesan Cakes!
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Take zucchini parm up a notch with this Air Fryer Zucchini Parmesan Cakes recipe! It's made with spiralized zucchini. Serve with fresh mozzarella, marinara, fresh herbs, and Parmesan cheese for a tasty summer dish or side! Get the recipe #ontheblog today!
Did you get outside this weekend?  We had rain Friday and Saturday, but it wasn't a total washout.  Thankfully, the sun was shining yesterday and we got to spend lots of time out on our deck!
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There's nothing more we enjoy during the summer than hanging out on our deck.  That's until we start whacking away the mosquitoes!  Bug sprays stink and aren't exactly made with the best ingredients and candles don't seem to do much either.
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Today on the blog (#linkinbio), I'm sharing a way you can naturally repel mosquitoes by making a container garden filled with plants they hate!  These plants repel pest and some can even be used for cooking and tea!
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It's a multi-purpose container garden that will hopefully making spending time outside a little more enjoyable this summer!
We went from 50 degrees and rainy yesterday to 80 and sunny and humid today. I mean, I’m not going to complain too much about the humidity. There’s a nice breeze going and, hey, at least it’s not raining!
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Since my AM sneezing fit seems to be over, we’re hanging outside this afternoon and going for a walk after lunch. I was going a little stir crazy stuck inside yesterday! I’m going to soak up this sun as much as possible today!
You would be so proud of the men your sons have become and how they always honor you. You will never be forgotten and your kindness and warm heart continues to shine through them. I am happy to watch as your boys, rebel princes, continue to live in your footsteps. 🇬🇧❤️
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"If you find someone you love in life you must hang on to it and look after it." Princess Diana
Sorry, not sorry for flooding your feed with plant posts! 🌱 I mean, if you seriously get mad at plant babies, we probably shouldn’t be friends anyway.
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My mother-in-law and I went to a large garden center this morning. My mom gave me a list of things to get for her, too. I’ve been saying that I’m finished filling our backyard with plants, but like Maury says, “we determined that was a lie.” 😂
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So I brought home a hanging succulent arrangement, three smaller succulent plants, a Canna Lily, two basil plants, and a new pot. Trust me - it could have been way worse!
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I think I’m officially out of room now! I think! 😉
We're all trying to drink more water. 💦 But if you're like me, the idea of chugging down a glass of plain water isn't so appetizing.  It's downright BORING!  That's why I love infusing my water with fresh fruit and herbs.
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But did you know that you can actually add essential oils to your water?  Yup!  This is something I recently learned as a #YoungLiving member!  The Young Living Vitality oils are perfect for adding a splash of flavor to your water!
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Head to #livinglavidaholoka today (#linkinbio) to check out some of my favorite essential oil flavor infusion combos + a few things you should know when it comes to infusing your water with oils!
Remember my pretty #Bouqs bouquet that lasted about 2+ weeks? It finally took a dive. So I headed to @wholefoodsunionnj this morning to build an arrangement with their 3 for $15 florals.
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I got some pretty pink carnations, baby’s breath, and accent leaves. I put together this bouquet and still had a little leftover for a small arrangement to keep in the kitchen!
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I thought about using artificial flowers, but there’s just something about fresh flowers! 💐 Don’t you agree?
#sponsored We recently put down a new floor in the attic + a new cooling system, got our garden planted, and our deck in order for summer. We also decided on our new flooring for the kitchen. Total win and check mark on the road to redoing most of our house this year!
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That definitely calls for pizza! 🍕 The Dr. Oetker Mozzarella & Pesto @VirtuosoPizza is so good and one pie is perfect for two! It’s perfect for celebrating those small wins and big ones, too!
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How do you celebrate the small wins in life? #VirtuosoPizza