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4th of July Berry Salsa!

4th of July Berry Salsa / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! Let's bring on the red, white, and blue because next week is July FOURTH! This year, we're celebrating with a really tasty berry salsa and cute star crisps for dipping. It's fresh, festive, and easy to make! Here's how...

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The Oh Joy Office: Final Reveal!

The Oh Joy Office: Final Reveal!

We spent most of the last year renovating our new Oh Joy office one space at a time. It takes a while for it to all happen, but it's been so fun and rewarding to see the space finally come together. I've loved sharing each reveal with YOU (see our beautifully organized craft room, dream kitchen, and my executive office reveal!), and I am so excited to show you the main office space today!

The Oh Joy Office: Final Reveal!

I wanted this space to feel very Oh Joy! but also have a lot of white space to stay crisp and fresh and to allow space for inspiration and ideas to grow daily. I worked with my friend Sarah Sherman Samuel who helped us to create a functional, yet beautiful and whimsical office space. The use of color is key to making all of the rooms at the Oh Joy! office feel cohesive. We used pops of pastels, white, gold, and sprinkles of bright accent color throughout. Come check it out... 

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Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoes are here!

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

I am SO, SO, SO excited that we’ve joined together with Freshly Picked for a second time to bring you perfectly whimsical soft shoes for your baby’s adventures! We launched our first collection three years ago with two prints, and this time around, we're bringing you FOUR new designs: Garden Stroll, Space Walk, Party Hop, and Moon Bounce. Take a look!

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Garden Stroll is a colorful floral print that dances with delight and has gold metallic soles! It's available in the Mary Jane silhouette which has sweet scalloped details and cute cut-outs perfect for summer picnics and playdates.

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Space Walk is packed with stars and mini planets in blue, green, yellow, orange and white on a black leather background with chrome metallic soles. This print is available in the Moccasin silhouette, perfect for your littlest space walker.

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Party Hop is a super fun, multi-colored design with confetti pieces sprinkled about. They are truly a party in a shoe and perfect for a birthday or any everyday celebration! My favorite part? The Mary Jane soles are the prettiest metallic rose gold! 

NEW: Oh Joy! for Freshly Picked soft shoe collection

Finally, Moon Bounce is available in the Moccasin silhouette! It's a great gender-neutral option with solar system drawings on a white leather background and steel metallic soles for a little extra shine. 

You can buy them all now online for a limited time only at Freshly Picked

{Photos by Lily Glass. Styling by Wilmarose Orlanes, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.

a simple to chic table DIY...

Ikea Table DIY / via Oh Joy!

Happy Tuesday! Today, we have a super easy (yet chic) way to take a basic Ikea table and spruce it up with some pretty detailing! For this project, we kept focused on the the edges of the table and the legs using only white paint and gold tape. Here's how...

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Pattern Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Jumbo Dots!

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June is almost over (what!?), which means we're wrapping up this month's Pattern Adventures with a few of my favorite ways to wear dots! Because polka dots are always a classic in my mind, I tried to focus on bolder dot patterns that might be more challenging to style with. From shirts to dresses to matching tops and bottoms, here are four ways to rock them... 

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A Pretty Acrylic Wall Hanging DIY

How to Make a Acrylic Wall Hanging DIY / Oh Joy!

I love wall hangings as an easy way to add color and texture to a room! Remember when we showed you how to make one with beaded rope, another with velvet ribbon, and one with painted plexiglass?! They're an inexpensive alternative to buying a large piece of artwork, and you can customize them to fit perfectly into your color scheme or aesthetic. So, today, we're showing you how to create one with colorful acrylic panels! You can use any color combination you want, but we picked warm and bright tones for summer. Here's how...

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healthy (and delicious!) monster muffins...

Monster Muffins / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Weekday mornings are always go-go-go for our family. So I love having breakfast options that are easy and healthy for the kids that can be prepped in advance. These monster muffins are full of nutrients (we snuck some spinach in there), great to have on hand when picking up the kids after school, or even to bring with you to work for a pick-me-up throughout the day. Here's how to make them... 

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Pattern Adventures: A Dotty Living Room!

Pattern Adventures: A Dotty Living Room / Oh Joy!

For this month's Pattern Adventure, we created a dotty spot to sit! A lot of people love wearing polka dots, but have you ever tried styling with them before? Jumbo dots are super playful, so you typically see them in kid rooms or playroom...but today, we're showing you how to style them in a fun adult living room! Check it out...

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Introducing: Oh Joy! For Alice & Ames

Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames

Kid's clothing has been a long-time request from you all, so I am super excited to partner with Alice & Ames to bring you really fun, playful outfits for summer. As a long-time fan of their dresses for my girls, I love that the pieces are super wearable and washable for everyday use, yet are still perfect for special occasions. Here's a look at our collection...

Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames

Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames

Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames

The Ballet Dress — These ballet dresses are SUPER easy to wear for a day of play and make for the BEST twirling dress. They range from sizes 2T to 10, and you can get them in either Oh Joy! print — Fizzy Bubbles or Dancing Daisies.

Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames

Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames

Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames

The Sunsuit — How cute are these sunsuits?! I love the criss-cross straps in the back and ruffle detailing on the sides. They're perfect for keeping cool on those hot summer days and range in size from 3 months to 4T. They also come in both Dancing Daisies and Fizzing Bubbles, two patterns that are different yet complement each other just like sisters.

The Oh Joy! for Alice & Ames collection is available right now. We'll have limited stock so go grab them while you can!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Styling by Lucia Tran. Special thanks to our models: Arianna, Cami, Boston, Gianna, Zealand!}

DIY Gummies for Dad!

DIY Gummies for Father's Day! / via Oh Joy!

Happy weekend and happy almost Father's Day! Here's a fun last minute treat you can make to help you tell Dad just how awesome he is...giant, homemade gummies! You can make them at home with a few ingredients, place them in a small jar, and top it off with a sweet note! Here's how...

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