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joyful family homes {giveaway}... 29 Sep 2016

joyful homes giveaway

I love a beautiful living room. But once you have kids, it does get harder to design a living room exactly the way you want to. However, it's not impossible! It's about adding in decorative pieces that are safe for kids, while keeping some items (that are still special to you) out of their reach! So today, we've partnered with Kid & Coe and some of my favorite home brands to help you create a beautiful and kid-friendly living room...

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Enter here for your family’s chance to win $3,500 in prizes from Oh Joy!, Kid & Coe, Gray Malin, Hygge & West, Maryanne Moodie, Oeuf, and Aelfie. The giveaway ends on October 5 so make sure and enter!

$3,500 Prize Package Includes: 

- The entire Oh Joy fall home decor collection

‐ $500 in Kid & Coe travel credits to stay at a well-designed and kid-friendly rental home

‐ $500 Gray Malin gift card to hang a beautiful new framed print from "Gray Malin at the Parker" series

‐ $500 Hygge & West gift card for wallpapering a beautiful accent wall or an entire room

‐ $500 Maryanne Moodie gift card for a brightly woven wall piece

‐ $500 Oeuf gift card for modern and chic furniture to hold those toys that always seem to multiply

‐ $500 Aelfie gift card for a gorgeous, colorful rug that those little feet will love running on

 *Visit right here to enter and see all the rules for entry! And good luck!

tokketok {giveaway}...(now closed) 20 Sep 2016

tokketok

I love getting handwritten notes—in the mail, on a gift, from my kids, basically anytime. And I love sending them to those I love. One of my favorite stationery brands is Tokketok because of the simple, yet whimsical, messages. So today, we've partnered with Tokketok to give away TWO complete sets of the ENTIRE COLLECTION ($395 value each)!

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The collection includes all the flower card designs (7 sets); all the happy jotter sets (4 sets); 6 notepads; all the sticker notes; a set of flag notes; 3 sets of fill in notes; and boxed notes

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To enter, please visit Tokketok's website. Then, leave a comment here telling me your favorite product and who you would send it to! Entries close this Friday, September 23rd at 8am PST and two winners will be chosen at random.* Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Thuy B. from Yukon, OK and Kylie T. from Jacksonville, OR for being our winners this time! 

*This giveaway is open to readers anywhere in the world! Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $395 USD total value per winner. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

a {giveaway} with packit...(now closed) 2 Aug 2016

Packit Insulated Lunch Bags

Everyday, I pack Ruby's lunch for school. I have been a big fan of PackIt because I freeze the bag overnight, pack it in the morning, and her lunch stays cool all day. They're also awesome for my own lunch for work or for trips to the park or picnics. So today, we've partnered with PackIt to give away $100 worth of credit on their site to two lucky readers!

Packit Insulated Lunch Bags

To enter, please visit PackIt, then leave a comment here telling me your favorite design and pattern! Entries close this Friday, August 4th at 8am PST and two winners will be chosen at random.* Good luck!

P.S. All Oh Joy! readers can claim 15% off at PackIt! Use code OHJOY15 

UPDATE: Congrats to Gloria C.  from Paramount, CA and Suzanne W. from Loveland, OH for being our winners this time! 

*This giveaway is open to readers in the United States! Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $100 USD total value per winner. Winners will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

a back-to-school {giveaway}...(now closed) 21 Jul 2016

oh joy back to school giveaway

It's crazy to think that it's already time to start thinking about going back to school (Cue children's wails and parents cheers!). To get everyone excited for a new season and new chapter of the school year, today, we've partnered with Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages to give away over $200 in back-to-school items to THREE lucky readers that I have personally picked out myself!  

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The gift includes everything shown above including a limited edition Oh Joy First Aid Kit, which is available exclusively at Target and is great to have on hand and stocked for quickly treating any cuts and scrapes that might happen from back to school activities and sports. We’ve stocked the kit with essentials such as Oh Joy Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Neosporin, Benadryl, Neutrogena Sunscreen). Other gift items include the Oh Joy! Accent Table, Mint Lamp, File Box, File Folders, Patches, Stencil Book, Paper Pad, Pencils, Markers, and a Watercolor Set.

To enter, please leave a comment here with what you're most excited about for going back to school! Entries close next Thursday, July 28th at 8am PST and three winners will be chosen at random.* Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Tanya L.  from Olympia, WA; Carolyn N. from Richardson, TX; and Tanya T. from Apex, NC for being our winners this time! 

*This giveaway is open to readers only in the United States! Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Over $200 USD total value per winner. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

a {giveaway} with pehr...(now closed) 28 Jun 2016

Pehr Designs

Storage is a never-ending issue in my house—especially when it comes to the kids' toys, books, crafts, and everything else! So, I love these cute storage bins by Pehr that come in a bunch of cute patterns. These awesome drums are one of my favorite pieces by Pehr because they hold shape well and can fit a ton from towels and household items to the kids' stuff. But Pehr is not just for kids! They've got tabletop items, throw pillows, and so many things you need for the house.

So today, we've partnered with Pehr to give away $200 worth of credit on their site to two lucky readers - and 25% off their entire site for all our readers!

Pehr Designs

To enter, please visit Pehr's website. Then, leave a comment here telling me your favorites! Entries close this Friday, July 1st at 8am PST and two winners will be chosen at random.* Good luck!

P.S. Use code OHJOYXPEHR at Pehr Designs to claim your 25% off discount until July 5th! 

UPDATE: Congrats to Haley S. from Cincinnati, OH and Sonia L. from North Vancouver, BC for being our winners this time! 

*This giveaway is open to readers anywhere in the world! Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $200 USD total value per winner. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

the best moments are the everyday moments... 24 May 2016

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When people ask how we get such great photos of our kids, the answer is simple: we bring our camera with us almost everywhere and we capture everyday moments. Today, I've partnered with Artifact Uprising to share some of my favorite, everyday moments and how you can capture them, too.

You might be saying, "Well, Joy, you're a blogger, so that's easy for you to take pictures all the time!" Sure, my mindset is a bit different because I am so used to documenting life. But it wasn't originally easy for me to do. Lugging around a camera can be a pain in the butt and sometimes you just don't want your picture taken. But I realized that when we get over those hurdles and just make it fun to capture the everyday, you will never regret it. It's kind of like exercise. It may seem like a pain to go through the steps to make it happen and it's easy to just not do it, but the result is well worth it. My kids can look back at photos of themselves just enjoying life. It doesn't have to be just a birthday party or just a family vacation. My favorite photos in this layflat photo album are of everyday moments like going to the park or playground and just spending time together.

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Don't forget to get IN the photos, too! Often parents are too busy taking photos of their kids or chasing after them or trying to get their attention for the photo that they don't want to be in the photo. This photo above was taken at brunch on a Sunday while we were waiting for our food. There was nothing glamorous about where we were or what we were doing, but when a baby has cheeks like mine does, they need to be kissed. I'm working on a wall of some of our favorite family photos and this framed print is one of them.

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This is one of my favorite photos that Bob took while we were visiting our parents back in April in Philly. We were in my parents' backyard and my dad was taking Coco around to look at the flowers. It wasn't a grand moment. It wasn't a special occasion. It was just normal life. Yet that sweet moment captured tells such a big story. I can't wait to give this framed print to my dad for Father's Day.

To recap, here are a couple tips for capturing the everyday:

1. Bring your camera with you everywhere. At first, it will seem more like a pain then it's worth. But once you get used to capturing more of life, it will come naturally. It helps to have something smaller that won't be a pain to lug around (even an iPhone works!). But once you get into the habit of it, it becomes second nature.

2. Get in the photo. It doesn't matter what you're wearing or what your hair and makeup look like. Your kids think you look amazing no matter what! And someday, when your kids look back on these photos they want to see their parents (and grandparents) in the photos with them, too. 

3. Capture those moments and then put the camera away. You don't have to be taking photos all day long, but bring it out during certain moments where it just feels right. You can never shoot too much and with kids, you often have to shoot more to make sure you get a good shot. And then stick the camera in your bag, soak up those moments that pass too quickly and enjoy life!

P.S. Two fun things...

1) Artifact Uprising has kindly offered 10% off any item with code OHJOYFD10 valid through June 1, 2016. AND...

2) You can enter your email address in the box below to enter to win $250 credit with Artifact Uprising towards a photo gift for your Dad/Husband/Grandpa for Father's Day. Entries close on May 31st at midnight.

UPDATE: Congrats to Courtney S. from Vancouver BC, Canada for being our winner this time!

This post is brought to you in collaboration with Artifact Uprising—a brand I've been using and loving for years. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and original content like this for Oh Joy.

{Photos by Mary Costa, styling by Julia Wester, personal photos by Joy and Bob Cho}

a {giveaway} with le creuset...(now closed) 5 Apr 2016

Oh Joy with Le Creuset

This spring, I partnered with one of my favorite kitchenware brands, Le Creuset, to offer some tips for hosting and throwing baby showers, bridal showers, and gatherings of any kind in their lookbook "April Showers". Check out my advice and the best Le Creuset pieces to accomplish a great event.

As a celebration of spring and their new Oasis colors, we've partnered with Le Creuset to give away a $1,000 credit to one lucky reader!  

Oh Joy with Le Creuset

To enter, please follow Le Creuset on Instagram and find your favorite products! Then, leave a comment here telling me what you would buy with the credit. I personally love the tiered stand, mini cocottes, and multi-bowl we used here! Entries close this Friday, April 8th at 8am PST and one winner will be chosen at random.* Good luck!

P.S. Le Creuset is also offering a signed copy of the Oh Joy book! Sign up here to be entered.

UPDATE: Congrats to Kimberly O. from Garden Grove, CA for being our winner this time!

*This giveaway is open to readers located in the United States only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $1,000 USD total value per winner. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Ariel Fulmer}

a {giveaway} with instacart...(NOW CLOSED) 30 Mar 2016

Instacart

As a working mom of two, I feel like I have less and less time to get stuff done every day. I've talked before about using delivery services, apps, and other tools help make your life a little easier. Grocery delivery is one of those modern day conveniences that has made my life SO much easier. There are so many times when I don't have time to load up the kids and make a big trip to the grocery store...but I still need food to stock my fridge. I've used Instacart for over a year now and have been a regular customer because I can get my usual favorites from my local grocery stores (like Whole Foods or Gelson's), but it shows up at my door within 1-2 hours and allows me to do something I'd rather be doing in that time...like spend time with my kids!

Instacart is currently available in 18 U.S. cities. To celebrate its launch in Orange County, we've partnered with them to give away a $350 credit and a full year of Instacart Express (free deliveries!) to one lucky reader (a $500 value).

To enter, please visit (and like!) this Instacart post on Instagram! Then, leave a comment here telling me what you would do with the free time you'd save using Instacart. Entries close this Saturday, April 2nd at 8am PST and one winner will be chosen at random.*

UPDATE: Congrats to Melanie L. from Austin, TX for being our winner this time!

New Code for Oh Joy! Readers!  Instacart is offering $5 off for first-time orders of $35+!  Use code "ohjoy5" to save!**

*This giveaway is open to readers located in the United States and eligible for Instacart service. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $500 approximate USD total value per winner. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

**Credit expires 4/9/2016 at 11:59pm PST. Credit valid on first-time orders of $35 or more. Credit will be deducted from the total purchase price for all non-alcohol products. Credit cannot be applied to alcohol products. In order to take advantage of this offer, customers must have a valid account on Instacart.com with a valid form of accepted payment on file. Only one Credit per household. Instacart reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time. Credit may not be sold, copied, modified, or transferred. Void where restricted or prohibited by law. Credit has no cash value. Instacart is not a retailer or seller. Instacart may not be available in all zip codes.

a {giveaway} with le cou...(NOW CLOSED) 8 Mar 2016

Le Cou

I have always wanted to be one of those girls who could pull off the layered look with a collared shirt under sweater, but I always find it to look too bulky. I was recently introduced to Le Cou who makes the modern version of the dickey. When's the last time you heard anyone say "dickey"?!? They not only make a collared shirt version but a bunch of other really pretty and chic styles as well. I also love that when your body changes (pregnancy, post-partum, etc.), these pieces go with any other clothing you are wearing in whatever size you're wearing. So that you can experience the wardrobe possibilities these pieces add, today we've partnered with Le Cou to give away TWO pieces of your choice to three lucky readers (up to $180 value per winner). Here are some of my favorites below...

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To enter, please visit Le Cou, then leave a comment here telling me which one(s) you'd choose if you won. Entries close this Friday, March 11th at 8am PST and three winners will be chosen at random.*

P.S. As a special offer for Oh Joy readers, Le Cou is offering a special 20% discount through March 25, 2016. Simply enter OHJOYXLECOU at checkout.

UPDATE: Congrats to Tanya S. from NY, NY; Rebecca L. from Ashland, OR; and Sunny K. from Fullerton, CA for being our winners this time!

*This giveaway is open to readers located ANYWHERE in the world. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $180 approximate USD total value per winner. Winners will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

{Photo by Le Cou}

a duo of aprons {giveaway}...(NOW CLOSED) 15 Dec 2015

Hedley and Bennett aprons

With the holidays fast approaching and thoughts of making and baking our favorite treats for loved ones set in, we have a fun giveaway with Hedley & Bennett today for a duo of their amazing aprons. A mix of modern and timeless, these are our go-to aprons (you'll see plenty of big-time chefs rocking them, too!). We're giving away TWO aprons of choice to one lucky reader (up to $200 value). You can choose between two adult aprons or one adult and one child apron, as well as colors and style of your choice! I love the Sweet Pea apron (shown above).

To enter, please visit Hedley & Bennett, then leave a comment here telling me which one(s) you'd choose if you won. Entries close this Friday, December 18th at 8am PST and one winner will be chosen at random.

UPDATE: Congrats to Whitney B. from Portland, OR for being our winner this time!

*This giveaway is limited to US readers only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $200 approximate USD total value per winner. Winner will be contacted via email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

{Photo by Casey Brodley}

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