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from this to that: placemat to purse! 24 Apr 2017

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We love taking one thing and transforming it into something you might not expect! Today, we're taking a simple rope placemat and turning it into a chic summer purse! Here's how...

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make a tropical breakfast basket... 17 Apr 2017

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I have the hardest time making time to eat breakfast during the weekdays because I'm so busy getting everyone else ready to go, go, go in the mornings! So anything that can be prepped in advance is always a big help. And since I love having a mix of different things, we want to show you how easy it is to put together a mini breakfast basket like this one!

a tropical breakfast basket

You'll need:

A variety of easy-to-eat fruit and other healthy morning favorites like:
- Grapes
- Papaya
- Dragon Fruit
- Bread
- Yogurt w/ Kumquat slices
- Kiwi
- Banana
- Watermelon
- Mandarin Oranges

a tropical breakfast basket

Then, simply assemble a variety of items mixing colors, textures, and variety. In some cases, you can prep them the night before so it's ready to go in the morning. And then, simply add any super fresh items like yogurt or sliced fruits right before enjoying.

a tropical breakfast basket

These also make for a fun breakfast option to prepare for the whole family or for a having guests over. It's healthy, easy, and looks beautiful!

Items shown: Target napkin (past season), Local + Lejos turquoise & pink baskets (past season),Indego Africa pink woven basket, Indego Africa black woven basket (past season), Leif spoons (past season).

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess Hong.}

weekend project: a tassel dress! 14 Apr 2017

a tassel dress DIY

We're loving the tassel trend going on right now. So if you're looking for a fun project to do this weekend, try making this tassel dress! All you need are a few things...

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a Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese... 12 Apr 2017

Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, we're sharing an office favorite—Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese! It's the perfect mix of sweet and savory, and oh-so-comforting! Here's how to make one...

Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese

You'll need:

- sourdough bread

- butter

- arugula

- mint

- basil

- dried apricots

- brie cheese

- blackberry jam

Brie, Apricot, & Blackberry Grilled Cheese

Grill the buttered bread and brie cheese on a pan at medium to high heat until cheese melts. Then top with everything else, sandwich it together, and give one last quick grill on both sides. Garnish with chopped mint.

Enjoy! 

Items shown: Anthropologie plates, Ikea glasses, CB2 napkins (past season), Oh Joy! for Target citrus shaker (past season).

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and assistant styling by Jess Hong.}

honey chickpea salad! 4 Apr 2017

honey chickpea salad

The Oh Joy Office is on a bit of a health kick right now (except for me who will continue to believe that ice cream is high in Vitamin C ;P), so we're sharing this simple, yet delicious, recipe of an office favorite—Honey Chickpea Salad! Here's how...

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an easy way to add new life to any purse! 3 Apr 2017

Painted Circle Purse DIY

We're starting the week off with a super easy and fun DIY to turn any of your old purses into something new again...

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a pom-pom living room! 1 Apr 2017

a pom-pom living room

Over here at Oh Joy, we love pom-poms so much that we wanted to show you how to infuse this whimsical look into your living room, too! It goes with just about any of your existing decor and works with any style of home. Here's how...

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how to make a party bouquet! 28 Mar 2017

how to make a party bouquet!

Nothing cheers up someone more than a bouquet of flowers. We love adding our own twist to any traditional gift and turned this bouquet into a party bouquet with a few additional accents. Here's how!

how to make a party bouquet!

You'll need:

Ban.do party straw

bamboo skewers

mini honeycomb balls

glitter paper

- hot glue gun (for gold glitter circles)

- vintage pins

- flowers (we used: eucalyptus, ranunculus, protea, blue thistle, lisianthus, brunia)

how to make a party bouquet!

Here's how:

Start with greenery to add texture and fullness to your bouquet. Then, add secondary flowers which are usually smaller than your main flower. Finally, add one to three focal flowers—these are the bigger and more special flowers and the stars of the show. Finally, add the "party" with honey combs on skewers, a party straw, and gold circles on skewers. While you assemble, make sure you stagger the heights of the pieces so that they can all be seen from the front, then trim the stems evenly at the bottom before wrapping them in fabric and adding a vintage brooch to finish.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess Hong.}

a succulent jewelry box... 15 Mar 2017

succulent jewelry box DIY

We love coming up with unique ways to display plants—particularly succulents because they are so hardy and easy to take care of. Today, we're showing you how to take this simple wooden jewelry box and turn it into a fun and modern vessel for a mix of your favorite succulents!

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3 Fun Easter Baskets! 7 Mar 2017

3 Fun Easter Baskets

I love Easter baskets. They are a great way to treat those you love with something special as part of a memorable tradition. Easter always feels like such a lovely kick-off to spring so today, we've partnered with premium chocolate brand, Lindt (one of my favorite iconic chocolate brands), to give you inspiration for three different Easter basket ideas. Each basket includes some of my favorite Lindt Easter chocolates. Take a look!

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