Monday, June 24, 2013

Jojo Home Happenings!

As y'all know, we are both Marjorie Johnston Interiors and Design AND Jojo Home.  Jojo home is our carefully curated collection of some of our favorite finds.  The store itself is an eclectic mix of lamps, accessories, pillows, furniture, and art.  Of course, we just love our happy store because it holds beautiful items.  But we also love it because it provides a lovely place to meet new people and catch up with some of our old friends. Below you will see some recent additions to the shop.  Hope to see you here soon! 

p.s. Summer hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (10-4) 

Antique Fern Print 

Milk Glass Egg Lamp


Marble Cheese Tray

Antique French Beehive 

Mid-Century Club Chair

Cage Lantern in Antique Brass

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See y'all soon ...

Thursday, June 13, 2013

More Loving Lately -- Summer Style

We wanted to pass on some more Summer "happys!"  Check out the links below the pictures to see more of the things that make this Summer heat more bearable.

Leona Ava Dress
Leona is a lovely fashion line started by Southern girl, Lauren Leonard. 


JCREW Panama Hat

This hat is our most loved accessory for the Summer.  Not only is it chic and comfortable, but it also good for your skin!  

Caroline Reehl Liza Jane Vase

Like Lauren Leonard from Leona, Caroline Reehl is also an extremely talented Southern artist.

Bacon, Avocado, Corn Salad

A traditional salad with a Summer makeover. This is one of our favorite go-tos for a quick dinner.


Martha Stewart Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Perfect for lake afternoons on the dock

Soludos Espadrille Slip-ons

Soludos are an authentic Toms alternative.  We love them with long flowy skirts as well as with our favorite pair of jean shorts. 

Sugar Paper Raspberry Confetti Card
Perfect to send to your daughter at camp, your best friend in Atlanta, or your favorite pen-pal. 


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunny Summers

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had the familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."

                                                            -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Well, the Alabama Summer has arrived!! With temperatures in the high 90s this week, we have been loving all things "Summery."  Think espadrilles, fresh flowers, beaches, panama hats, bright outfits, and tasty Summer food. Let this be the best Summer yet! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Simple and Sweet: The Simplified Planner

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” 

― Leonardo da Vinci

Any woman knows that a planner is one of the most important accessories. With all the busyness that encompasses each of us every day, it is almost impossible to stay organized without some sort of planner or agenda book.  With the invasion of technology, it would make sense to use our phones, our ipads, and our computers to "organize" our lives.  However, despite the overwhelming possibilities for technological planning, all of us here at Marjorie Johnston and Co. prefer a paper planner.  There is something simple about using a tangible, paper planner.  It is as if the fact that a paper planner doesn't have an "on or off" switch makes life seem easier and simpler.  For me, I love that a paper planner is something I can have with me at all times. Moreover, it allows for me to make constant changes to my schedule with all my favorite colored pens because sometimes life changes when you are away from your desk. However, to be honest, one of my favorite things about my paper planner is that it provides another surface for my doodles, thoughts, and notes. Sometimes its hard to say if I have a planner with doodles or a sketch pad with a calendar...Because who doesn't want to celebrate a birthday with big happy colorful letters? 

As you can see, a planner is no small matter . The perfect planner not only helps to organize one's life, but it is also be a place to dream, draw, and celebrate. All this said, I have found THE planner.  What first caught my eye about the planner is its a name, "The Simplified Planner."  The creator behind the planner, Emily Ley (who is also precious and a smart business woman!), wanted the name of the planner to reflect its purpose as well as the philosophy of her brand.  She hopes that the planner will simplify your life by providing a "home" for all the things in our lives that need planning, remembering, and organizing.  When you buy a planner, you receive a binder with the calendar inside.  Then the fun starts! There is a large variety of options to chose from to fill your binder.  Some of the options include: budget tracker, meal planner, grocery list, to-do list, dreams and goals organizer, doodle pages, notebook pages, blog organizer, business files, dividers, journal pages, and folders.  

The benefit of getting to essentially design your own planner is that you can make it fit YOUR life! Emily Ley insists that these planners are for all of us: "Busy women! Moms! Business Women! College Gals! High School Gals! The Simplified Planner is designed so that you can build your own planner to fit your lifestyle-- whatever age, whatever story! You create your perfect planner."  

If you love these as much as me, you'll be excited to know that she just released the new Simplified Planner today! Last year the planners sold out quickly so hurry up and order yours today! 

To order: 

emily ley

 Emily Ley is a sweet, Southern girl from Pensacola who wants to help simplify YOUR life. :)