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this & that... 31 May 2011


...wear this Lepidoptery necklace, prep summer fruit on that Anna Pernilla cutting board...


dim sum & doughnuts... 31 May 2011




While Bob was in Vegas, I spent the weekend satisfying my pregnant lady cravings with good food and the help of good friends. Luckily, Bonnie was up to the task of helping to satiate my appetite. Saturday was all about dim sum at New Capital Seafood {I had to get my favorite shrimp noodles!} and then The Donut Man for a bit of their seasonal fresh strawberry doughnut {I had no idea at the time that Bonnie was capturing my very serious doughnut decision-making on camera!}. After this, I was thoroughly happy and full...and the baby was moving around a bit extra from all that food! — Joy

{candid iphone photo by Bonnie, others by Oh Joy}

happy friday + long weekends... 27 May 2011


Happy {long} weekend folks! How are you spending this Memorial Day weekend? I have a chill weekend to myself as Bob's spending it in Vegas for a bachelor party. I plan to have some great meals with good friends, look for some cute summer dresses that will grow with my expanding belly, and dive into some more work on my new book.

For those of you in Portland, due to your enthusiastic interest, I added one more session onto my Oh Joy Rx Blog workshop as part of Summer School. There are a few more spots left in this one on June 19th! I can't wait to meet those of you attending!

Finally, congrats to Christine M. from Oakland, CA {#125} for being our lucky winner for the Hound giveaway! All readers can still receive a special 15% discount through Tuesday, May 31st on anything in their shop. Simply enter the code OHJOY15 at check out.

Happy weekend and see you back here on Tuesday! — Joy

{photo by Jen Siska in Napa last summer}

get grillin'... 26 May 2011


{1. Blackberry Farm chow chow from Williams-Sonoma, 2. Target beverage dispenser, 3. Jme holy habanero hot chili sauce, 4. Inoshishi hibachi grill from Anthropologie, 5. Dean & Deluca American links, 6. french fry seasonings from Crate & Barrel. — Joanna}

love this... 26 May 2011


Last week, I picked up one of these cupcakes in a cone from Milk. Such a simple and idea that makes the cupcake way less messy to eat! — Joy

{photo by Oh Joy}

{closet & casa} with jade suazo... 25 May 2011


who: Jade Erin Suazo, Wardrobe Stylist/Owner of Fauna Vintage 

why jade rocks: She recently styled this beautiful cover shoot for Rue Magazine. Her eye for vintage clothing is impeccable!

in her closet: I'm in love with this vintage dress! The cut, the pretty colors, & the beautiful watercolor pattern make me feel like a thousand bucks every time I put it on. I found it at Ragg Mopp Vintage in Silver Lake where I find most of my favorite and fanciest dresses. Sometimes I open up my closet just to stare at this dress.

in her casa: This vintage Polaroid Land Camera was my gift from a friend for being the Maid of Honor in her wedding. She gave it to me, not just because I have an appreciation for vintage and low-fi photos, but because polaroids have a special meaning within our friendship. I have the box and camera on display in my home, and every time I look at it, I think not just about how awesome it is to own one of these babies, but how awesome it was to be a part of her special day.

Thanks Jade!

{photos by Jade}

anthology issue no. 3 {sneak peek}... 25 May 2011


As the Market Editor for Anthology Magazine, I get to see the issue before it gets printed and arrives to your mailboxes. For those of you who subscribe, your issue should be arriving any day now. And for those of you who have yet to subscribe, good news is that the third issue will soon be available at Anthropologie stores and is now available to purchase online!

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The new issue is my favorite yet with the theme on living every day like it's a party. My home is also featured in the issue, so I wanted to give you a peek into part of the story right here! Right after we finished this shoot, I found out I was pregnant so it was indeed a day perfectly fitting with our celebratory theme! — Joy

{cover art by Julia Denos, photos by Teri Lyn Fisher, styling by Emily Hensonliving room decor by Emily Henderson}

feeling quirky countryside... 25 May 2011


{1. Madewell coveralls, 2. elephant basket by Kate Spade, 3. Michael Aram golden corn shakers, 4. toast coasters from Urban Outfitters, 5. Nom & Ada flats, 6. Winter Water Factory onesie, 7. Michi Girl necklace. — Joy}

this & that... 24 May 2011


...wear this Alice + Olivia dress, serve guests with that Anthropologie bowl...


a summer {giveaway} from hound... 24 May 2011





In honor of the increasingly sun-shiny days, we have a special giveaway today from the Chicago-based clothing line, Hound. Inspired by the stars, bodies of water, and geometric shadows, their new summer collection is juicy and bold in pops of color that I just adore. One winner will get to choose from one of the four outfits shown above.

To enter, simply visit Hound, then leave a comment stating which outfit you'd choose if you win! Entries must be posted by this Friday, May 27th at 9am PST*, and one winner will be chosen at random.

As an extra bonus for all Oh Joy readers, Hound is offering a special 15% discount from today through next Tuesday, May 31st on anything in their shop. Simply enter the code OHJOY15 at check out. — Joy

UPDATE: Congrats to Christine M. from Oakland, CA {#125} for being our lucky winner!

{*Sorry, limited to US residents only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $150-240 total retail value depending on selected outfit. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and announced on the bottom of this post soon after. Good luck!}


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