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happy friday + nesting... 19 Sep 2014

Oh Joy / Hers and Mine shoes

You guys, I have officially gone into nesting mode. If you try and look for me right now, I am somewhere rummaging through a closet or in boxes or sorting through piles of clothes or baby things. I've been getting rid of things by the bagful and trying to make space for the new baby...both physically and mentally.

Why is that nesting happens when you're super pregnant and not capable of moving around tons of things? Yet all I want to do is move around a ton of things. Both Bob and Ruby have been sick this week, so we've had lots of restless night around here lately, and I'm hoping for some rest for all of us this weekend.

I hope you have a fun and restful weekend, too! I love this time of year because it's just starting to feel like a change is on the way....

{Photo by Oh Joy. Shoes by Brother Vellies.}

itsie bitsie bracelets... 16 Sep 2014

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

I've been a long-time fan of 31 Bits—the accessories company that makes all of their jewelry from recycled paper and employs and empowers female artisans in Uganda to earn a living and provide income for their families through the jewelry made.

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

And since I'm all into mama and me types of pieces, I'm excited to share that today 31 Bits launched their newest line—Bitsies—mix-and-match bracelets made for kids with the same positive impact as the grown-up pieces. Ruby and I had a chance to see them in person at their studio a few weeks ago, and we loved layering them together.

Oh Joy Loves Bitsies

Bitsies

Bitsies

Bitsies is a colorful and fun way for kids to have an impact on the world while accessorizing, giving, and sharing with their friends. The bracelets are available in 10 different colors, each with an inspiring meaning like "Be Loving", "Be Brave", and "Be Generous". I love that they are simple, sweet, and stand for positive messages.

P.S. For the next two weeks, Oh Joy readers will get a special 15% off everything at 31 Bits through September 30th.  Simply enter OHJOY15 at checkout.

{All photos by Kayla Adams for 31 Bits, backdrops by Greta Anderson, and hair & make up by Chelsea Ann ScottMy outfits: Pink dress is past season from En Soie, top is past season Lauren Moffatt, flats by BC Footwear. Ruby's outfits: orange dress is vintage from Wolfechild, orange/pink dress is from I Love Gorgeous.}

happy 4th! 3 Jul 2014

Oh Joy / Hers and Mine bathing suits

Oh, don't you love four day work weeks?!? For those of you in the States celebrating the 4th of July tomorrow, I hope you have an amazing day off tomorrow. I really should be working with my book deadline looming, but I'm forcing myself to shut down for the day and spend some fun in the sun with my little family. My friend, Marysia, give us these matching bathing suits so I'm pretty psyched to finally have a chance to wear them!

Have a great, long weekend guys! See you back here on Monday!

P.S. Thanks so much for your amazing name suggestions. There were so many great ones and really fun to read! We have a tough job ahead of ourselves ;)

{Photo by Oh Joy. Bikini by Marysia, kid's suit by Bumby}

little bits of happiness... 29 Jan 2014

Oh Joy and Boden | On the line

Oh Joy and Boden | All in Blue

Oh Joy and Boden | Making Pizza

Oh Joy and Boden | Hey there

One of the things I treasure most these days are the simple moments that I get to enjoy with Ruby. I used to feel like things had to be really over the top or involve big adventures for things to feel special, but now, I'm appreciating the every day so much more.

Through mid-February, I'll be sharing some of my favorite moments of happiness over on my "Little Bits of Happiness" Pinterest board in collaboration with one of my favorite clothing lines, Boden. Whether it includes fun DIY activities to do with kids, fun mother/daughter outfits I've put together (like the one below), or simple everyday moments to savor, I hope you'll follow along for a bit of joy each day.

Oh Joy and Boden

P.S. Boden is offering a chance to win a $1000 gift card. See how right here...

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Boden. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thanks for supporting these sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for
Oh Joy.

{Photos by Bob Cho} 

hers & mine... 21 Jan 2014

Oh Joy | Hers and Mine

Oh Joy | Hers and Mine

Oh Joy | Hers and Mine

Oh Joy | Hers and Mine

An on-going photo journal of our often similar things and moments...

top | Visiting one of my besties and watching our girls bond instantly.

middle | Our growing vintage Block Chromatics collection...

bottom | Learning how to swim in swimsuits by our friend Marysia.

See past ones right here...

{Photos by Bob Cho/Oh Joy}

hers & mine... 18 Dec 2013

Oh Joy | Hers & Mine

Oh Joy | Hers & Mine

Oh Joy | Hers & Mine

An on-going photo journal of our often similar things and moments...

top | Hers: striped dress (unknown). Mine: dress by Tea Collection (past season).

middle | Hers: Heart sweater from My Little Square. Mine: vintage Ban.do scarf.

bottom | Hers: Old Navy dress (past season). Mine: Duvet by PBteen.

See past ones right here...

{Photos by Oh Joy}

hers & mine... 6 Nov 2013

Oh Joy | Hers and Mine

Oh Joy | Hers and Mine

Oh Joy | Hers and Mine

An on-going photo journal of our often similar things and moments...

top | Hers: CrewCuts glitter moccasins. Mine: CrewCuts lodge moccasins (if you wear a size 7 or below, you can fit into their largest kids size!)

middle | Hers: My Moon leggings. Mine: Madewell tee (past season).

bottom | Hers: Pom necklace — a gift from our friend Lauren made at Crafting Community.
Mine: Pom Pom scarf I got in Mexico.

See past ones right here...

{Photos by Oh Joy}

hers & mine... 30 Sep 2013

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Hers-mine-baggu-my-moon

An on-going photo journal of our often similar things and moments...

top | Hers: little gold Avarcas. Mine: classic gold Avarcas (the most comfy sandals ever).

middle | Hers: Loft dress. Mine: Cloth & Stone dress.

bottom | Hers: My Moon blankets, Baggu weekend bag.

See past ones right here...

{Photos by Oh Joy}

{hers & mine} with hedley & bennett... 8 Aug 2013

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

After our trip to the Hedley & Bennett studio, Ellen put together our custom aprons and came over to show us how to tie the ribbons around the front (to hold extra towels while you're cooking). Ellen and Ruby had a great time making some very fancy dishes in Ruby's little kitchen.

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Ellen chose a Japanese denim for my apron because I'm currently obsessed with chambray right now, and this is like the apron version of my current favorite shirt. Since I wear so much pattern on a daily basis, we added just a touch of pattern as a nod to Ruby's striped apron.

Oh Joy aprons by Hedley and Bennett | photo by Bonnie Tsang

Ruby's striped apron is also made from Japanese denim, and Ellen topped off both of them with a muted red strap as a nod to the color ruby. ;) And the coolest part—Ellen is selling a limited batch of the Joy and Ruby apron styles (or as a set) she made for us over at Brika.

P.S. The team over at Brika (who support makers just like Ellen) and Madewell (one of my favorite clothing brands) are offering a special opportunity for one lucky person (and a guest!) to win a trip to Austin to meet a Brika maker, collaborate on an exclusive art print, get a Madewell shopping spree, and stay at an awesome hotel. Click here to check it out!

{Photos by Bonnie Tsang. Special thanks to Ellen Bennett. This post is in collaboration with Brika and Madewell. Ruby's outfit: top by Tea Collection (past season), leggings by My Moon. My outfit: Top by Madewell (past season).}

hers & mine... 16 Jul 2013

hers & mine | oh joy

hers & mine | oh joy

hers & mine | oh joy

hers & mine | oh joy

An on-going photo journal of our often similar things and moments...

top | Hers: leggings by Candy Kirby. Mine: shorts by Kate Spade Saturday.

middle | Hers: hair pin by Homako. Mine: necklace by Homako.

bottom | Hers & Mine: fun in the giant yellow noodle installation at LACMA.

See past ones right here...

{Ruby photo by Bob Cho, photo of me by Bonnie Tsang, all others by Oh Joy}

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