Living La Vida Holoka

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Hi! I'm Jessica Holoka. I'm a lifestyle blogger from New Jersey who likes to eat, make things, and hang out with my husband and our dog, Hunter!

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AD: I'm officially done working for two weeks, which means now I can enjoy some of my favorite holiday festivities like baking! Certain flavors definitely pull the holidays together. For me, one of those flavors is Peppermint Mocha.
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Today on the blog, I'm sharing a recipe for Peppermint Mocha Loaf. It's an easy, chocolaty dessert loaf infused with the flavor of @indelight Peppermint Mocha holiday creamer.
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Click the link in my bio to bake up this sweet holiday treat! #DelightfulMoments #CBias
AD: It's cold outside and we experienced our first snow of the year this weekend. Even though Hunter loves the cold, it can take a toll on his sensitive skin.
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Today on the blog, I'm sharing some of our favorite @iodogs products that have become a part of his daily winter wellness routine.
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With treats made with natural, beneficial ingredients and supplements to help his skin and coat, he's all set for a happy and healthy winter!
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Click the link in bio to learn about #isleofdogs products like jerky treats, dental treats, and a skin and coat formula. #brandambassador
We're both pretty excited for the first snow of the season! We'll be outside on and off all day playing! In between playtime, I plan on cooking and hopefully doing a bit of baking, too. Have you had a snow day yet?
One of the things I'm most grateful for this year is the awesome brands I get to work with! I'm partnering again with @fruitbouquets today to share some more of their amazing treats!
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Fruit Bouquets recently sent me a box of their holiday chocolate-covered strawberries. I don't know how they knew they're my favorite! I decided to pair them with a festive sangria.
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This pair will be perfect for holiday gatherings! Get the recipe for my sparkling cranberry apple sangria on the blog today (click the link in my bio) + info on how you can order yourself, or someone else, from Fruit Bouquets! #ad
I had never been one for just sitting and soaking, but I could get very used to this! Especially with a lavender bath bomb and the scent of  holiday cedar and balsam!
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Last night, my husband helped me make my new bath tray and after this morning, I am forever grateful for his handiness.  What a way to start a Thursday! 🛁
Are you traveling with your pets this holiday season? If so, you know how important it is to keep them safe and comfortable in the car.
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Today on the blog, I'll show you how your pet can travel in style this holiday season with @molly_mutt car seat covers.
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There are so many fun patterns to choose from to keep your car seats clean and keep your pets comfy while traveling!
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Click the link in my bio for all the details! #ad #brandambassador
Happy Monday! I might not know much about the football game, but I do know a little something about football food! Today on the blog, I'm partnering with @farmrichsnacks to share a recipe for easy Mini Meatball Parm Sliders!
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These sliders will make you a #HomegatingHero on game day! Especially when you pair them with Farm Rich's mozzarella sticks! Click the link in my bio for the recipe! #ad
It's been a really nice weekend! I've spent lots of good quality time with the hubs. And we get to continue it tomorrow since he has a three day weekend!
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This afternoon, we took the Vette out for a drive down the shore. We saw some awesome things while we were down there today including old army barracks that we might visit next weekend so I can take pictures.
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We also saw a mighty buck in the brush on the side of the road. If you look real hard, you can see him in this photo! 🦌
We're officially into December so I have to ask - how are you doing on your holiday checklist?
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This week, I wrapped gifts and today I addressed Christmas cards. I'm hoping to get some holiday baking in this weekend, but we'll see. I just haven't been into it these past few years.
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While I was wrapping gifts, Hunter was chilling on the floor next to me, concerned over puppy cries heard on "Too Cute!" from @animalplanet! I guess you can say that in itself was "too cute!" 😉😍
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Now, I'm just waiting on my Christmas stamps to come so I can send cards. Wish me luck that I get my baking groove back! I really do miss it!
Happy December! Need a sugar rush to get you through the busy holiday season? Or are you looking for a fun gift for someone on your list? Treat yourself or someone else to a @candyofthemonth subscription! 🍬#ad
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I just got my first box and 😍!! I'm seriously going to hide this candy from my husband. Maybe I'll have to get him his own box! 😉
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I've already sampled the Jelly Belly Champagne Bubbles 🍾, the Sweet's Peppermint Salt Water Taffy (as good as the Jersey shore!), and the Albanese Gummi Christmas Trees and Snowmen with Snow! 🎄⛄️ So good! I also got milk chocolate ladybugs in my box, but I'm saving those for a major chocolate craving! 🍫🐞
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Intrigued? You can save $15 on your first box here: http://candy.do/2yX8fHj #candyofthemonth
AD: Christmas is fast approaching and I'm already thinking ahead to our holiday menu. After Thanksgiving, I'm over turkey and I've never been a big fan of ham. That's why I'm thinking about bringing something new to the table this holiday.
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@kikkomanusa Soy Sauce and Panko Bread Crumbs  ring pork loin to a whole new level! Today on the blog, I'm sharing a recipe for Panko Crusted Soy Mustard Pork Loin that's sure to be a hit on your holiday table!
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Click the link in my bio and save this recipe to add to your holiday menu this year! @walmart #SeasonYourHolidays
We all have that one person on our list that seems impossible to shop for. Right? So I'm going to make it easy on you this year.
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Instead of the same, old, go-to gift like a candle or a gift card, "Make it Reindeer" for someone this holiday instead! 🦌💸
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Today on the blog, I'm partnering with @njlottery to make an adorable DIY gift idea with #NewJerseyLottery Holiday Instant Games! Click the link in my bio to get to this easy tutorial and make someone's holiday a lot more merry and bright! #ad #Win #Play #NJLotteryHoliday