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grilled corn toppings! 23 May 2017

Grilled Corn Toppings

I love summer and foods that can be both made and enjoyed outdoors. Today, we've partnered with BAND-AID Brand Bandages to grill up a summer favorite–corn on the cob and adding a few fun toppings! Watch the video below for a little summer BBQ inspiration!

 // CREDITS //
Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Band-Aid Brand
Creative Direction: Joy Cho and Julia Wester
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "Together So Perfectly" by The Lady & I
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Graphics: Angie Stalker

chic + comfy dresses... 22 May 2017

Sonnet James

I am totally a dress person and wear them almost every day when the weather allows for it. But a lot of people say they can't wear dresses when they need to get a lot done or run errands or hang with their kids. Well, there are so many great options these days that are easy to wear, washable, and still look very put together. Here are a few of my favorites!

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happy friday + styling my new hair cut! 19 May 2017

how to add texture and waves to straight hair

I recently chopped off my hair to a lob (long bob). It feels lighter and really great for summer. I am VERY minimal when it comes to hair and would prefer to roll out of bed and not do anything at all. But when your friend (who happens to be the founder of DryBar) says, "Let me show you what you can do with your new hair cut!"...you say, "OK!". So Alli Webb came by to style my hair, and we caught it all on video so that I could recreate it myself and show others who might have a similar length or type of hair how to style it, too!

If you can believe it, I am actually fixing my hair a few times a week now! It's a fun change to my normal straight hair, and I finish the whole thing in about 5 minutes. I love that the styling here is not about perfection, and looks best loose and however feels right! See the video above for the full how-to!

Have a great weekend all!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, video by DryBar, hair styling by Alli Webb, my dress by Whit.}

38! 18 May 2017

Oh Joy

Today, I celebrate my 38th year of life! I remember when I thought 38 was SO old...it seemed like I would never be that age. But once my 30's hit, I gained a new-found confidence. I felt stronger as a person, more confident in who I was, and it felt like I was just starting to turn into whomever I am really meant to be. I don't mean to get all mushy or anything on my birthday, but I also am feeling very happy and content about growing older. Things aren't perfect, there are lots of things I still want to do, but with age, I learn more, I become better at the things I love, and I get to better understand what makes me (and those in my life) happy...which is really the most important thing.

Thanks for following along here on this journey of mine, and I hope to keep bringing you back for a while to come!

a housewarming gift for a new graduate! 17 May 2017

Tassel Tea Towel DIY

Whether it's a high school graduate heading off to their next chapter or a college graduate off to their first apartment in the real world, a housewarming gift is always welcome for any new stage of life. Today we've teamed up with FedEx to make a set of colorful tea towels to send to your favorite graduate in their new home. Here's how...

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4 ways to teach young kids about giving back... 16 May 2017

4 ways to teach young kids about giving back

As my kids get older, it's been really important to me and my husband to help teach them how to give joy to others—especially those who don't have as much or have been born into unfortunate circumstances. So throughout the year, we have a few different ways that we try to teach our kids the gift of giving and to also teach them to be grateful for what we do have. I get a lot of questions about this when I share some of the things we do on Instagram stories, so I wanted to put together a few of my favorite ideas here on how to teach young kids to give back...

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3 grown-up ways to wear rainbow! 15 May 2017

3 grown-up ways to wear rainbow

Rainbow has been super on-trend this year in everything from fashion and home decor to hair and nails! But when does the rainbow trend look too young vs. age-appropriate? While I would gladly wearing a full-on rainbow outfit every day of the week, I also try to make sure I'm not one of those 30-somethings (actually...almost 40-somethings) who is dressed like a teenager. So, here are three outfits I put together that feel more grown-up while still rocking the whimsy that is rainbow...

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oh joy eats: botanica in silver lake... 12 May 2017

Botanica in Los Angeles

Happy Friday! Last week, our friends at Botanica opened their new restaurant in Silver Lake! It's GORGEOUS...and the food is SO beautiful and delicious. Come have a gander with me... 

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cinnamon party buns for mom! 11 May 2017

party cinnamon buns / oh joy

Mother's Day is just a few days away, so here is a VERY easy last-minute morning, noon, or nighttime treat you can make for your mom...or really, for anyone, anywhere who likes sweet things. I like to call these Cinnamon Party Buns because they look like cinnamon buns that are having way more fun than everyone else! Here's how to make these beauties...

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old drawers turned new! 10 May 2017

old drawers turned new

There are so many times I see a cool piece at the flea market, but it's so worn with age that it doesn't seem like it will work in my current home with my more modern decor. But, don't let that cool piece pass you by yet! Today, we've partnered with Rust-Oleum to show you how easy it is to bring in the old and give a piece new life like we did with these metal drawers! Here's how...

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