I’m Jessica Holoka and I live in New Jersey with my handsome husband and our spoiled Cairn Terrier, Hunter.  The kitchen wasn’t always my favorite room in the house.  As my father has said, “I was the girl who could burn water.” #truestory

But in 2012, I got laid off from my full-time job, married the love of my life, and – poof! – I became a homemaker.  We had to eat!  So I turned to Pinterest to find simple recipes and called my parents a lot with cooking questions.  Before I knew it, I had friends asking me for my recipes!  And just like that, my blog was created!

I was the girl who could burn water.

Eventually, my blog expanded from just sharing easy family recipes.  I’ve been crafting ever since I was allowed to wield a glue gun, so I decided to share simple crafts I’ve made, too.  When we got Hunter, I started created pet-friendly posts. These posts include helpful tips for fur parents, treat recipes, and DIY projects for dogs and dog lovers.

As a general lifestyle blog, you will also find tips on blogging and living life with simplicity, and adventures in my personal life and marriage. Aside from my own blog, I occasionally contribute recipe posts to SoFabFood’s website.

About Jessica

I’m a self-taught home chef who’s obsessed with every single one of Gordon Ramsay’s shows and would love to kick ass in the craft room like Martha Stewart.  When I’m not blogging or digging through my craft stash, you can usually find us outdoors.  We’re pretty much homebodies and like hanging out in the backyard, tending to our garden, and being with family.

Coming from a big Italian family, I love to eat (although I prefer home cooked meals to going out).  I’ve even managed to turn my husband into a foodie, “assistant” blogger, and sometimes Instagram husband!  I love finding new ways to let my creative juices flow whether it’s in the kitchen, doing a little DIY, or planting in our garden!

Partner with me

I believe in building relationships with brands that I already use in my home and personal life. That makes the brands that I work with a great fit for my blog and my readers, as well!

If you choose to partner with Living La Vida Holoka, I will always give my clear and honest opinion within my post, and represent your brand in a truly respectful and professional manner.


What can I do for you?

Living La Vida Holoka is a for-profit blog.  I currently offer professional services in the form of product reviews, recipe creations, social media promotions, and sponsored content.

I have had ongoing partnerships with brands like CricutHungryroot, Torani, NJ Lottery and more!

Feel free to contact me regarding any of these services. If you think you would be a good fit for my blog and are interested in working with me, please contact me!  I look forward to working with you!

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  • Reply Lauren October 5, 2021 at 1:11 AM

    I just want to say hello – I blog at momhomeguide.com. I also live in New Jersey, near Princeton. I also have a small pup, a Shih Tzu. I like your recipes and projects!

    • Reply Jessica October 5, 2021 at 8:39 AM

      Hi Lauren! It’s always nice to meet another Jersey blogger! Thanks so much for visiting! I’m so glad you enjoy my content. I’ll be sure to check out your blog! 🙂

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