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mini DIY chairs for kids...

Mini DIY Chairs for Kids / Oh Joy!

We originally named this post "Cute Kids' Stools" but then all I could think about was the not-so-cute kind of kids' stool (oops!). So, today (instead), we're sharing the cutest set of mini DIY kids chairs (yes, chairs!) that would be so fun for a playroom or in the play area of your living room. Here's how to make these...

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our newest first aid kit is here!

Our New First Aid Kit is HERE! / Oh Joy!

I can't believe this is our FOURTH First Aid Kit by Oh Joy! You all were so amazing in your support and love for the past three that we have a NEW kit this year that is now available exclusively at Target! This year's design will bring bright skies and colorful clouds with you wherever you go. 

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Our handy First Aid Kit can be used to keep at home, in the car, at the office, or in your purse so that you are always prepared for any boo-boos that may happen during the day's adventures. The kit is currently free with the purchase of three qualifying items (such as our Oh Joy! BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, NEOSPORIN® + Pain Relief Ointment, BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Products Gauze and Tapes, and Extra Strength BENADRYL® Itch Stopping Cream). And I have to warn you...the First Aid Kit goes quick! In the past, it was gone in just a couple months and people still email us about wanting to buy designs from seasons past. 

So get them online or head to your local Target and find them near the Pharmacy section! And if you share photo of them on your Instagram, don't forget to tag us @OhJoy and add #OhJoyToTheRescue

This content is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. All opinions are my own.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong.} 

pattern adventures: an abstract kids' room!

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For this month's Pattern Adventures we're mixing things up by going abstract! We brought in fun shapes with a simple DIY dresser that anyone can create, complemented with other subtle patterns, and lots of bright colors. Here's how we did it...

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making wishes...

Making Wishes with Kids / Oh Joy!

Sometimes on Instagram Stories, I'll share little activities or things I do with my kids that you guys ask details about afterwards. So I wanted to start sharing them here on the blog, too, so they can have a place to live on forever.

While we were in Hawaii, my kids loved passing by fountains and throwing in coins to make wishes. Kids' wishes are so simple and pure and mine often said they wanted to fly or wanted to see a rainbow. So, inspired by my kids' love of making wishes in fountains and my friend, Max Wanger's "dreams list" he wrote with his son recently, I asked my girls to write down their wishes. Well, actually, this is just Ruby's since Coco can't write more than her name right now. But, if you have a kid who doesn't yet write, you can also ask them to tell them to you and write for them. The fun thing about this exercise is they get to think about actual things they wish for as well as things outside of the scope of the real world. Because to kids, those lines are so blurred right now. Anyway, for those of you with kids or nieces/nephews, kids you babysit...try it out! It would be fun to make these Wish Lists regularly and watch how they change over time!

fun ways to use a mini tote...

New York Mini Tote Bag / Oh Joy!

I find myself constantly using tote bags for carrying stuff to and from work, holding fresh produce from the farmer's market, groceries from the store...basically anytime I leave the house I have a tote in hand. So when we recently started carrying these super cute city mini totes by Maptote in the Oh Joy Shop, I started thinking about all the ways we could use them...not just for carrying everyday things but also for GIFTS! Because these bags are a little smaller than your average tote, they are the perfect size for packing full of treats and other little gifts. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use them...

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our family vacation to hawaii!

A Family Vacation to Hawaii / Oh Joy!

A Family Vacation to Hawaii / Oh Joy!

Last week for spring break, we took a family trip to Hawaii. We had not been on a longer vacation like this in a couple years...AND the trip was extra special because we also brought along my parents and my brother for an extended family trip! With my parents living in Philly and us living in Los Angeles, we only get to see them in person a couple times a year. It's always bittersweet to have your kids so far away from their grandparents, so it was an opportunity to spend really great quality time with them. Also, my dad hasn't been on a vacation in TEN YEARS! He is a business owner and workaholic like I am, so I had to force him to come with us. I convinced him we had to take the chance to do these things while we can and not keep putting it off. In partnership with Disney's Aulani Resort, we had SUCH a great week in Oahu. Here's a look at what we did if you'd like to see...

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Oh Joy! for Tula: Behind the Scenes...

Oh Joy for Tula: Behind The Scenes with Joy Cho and Ula Tuszewicka

Happy Tuesday! Last week, we launched our brand new Oh Joy! For Tula collection (thank you for all your love and support!). Today, I wanted to show you some behind the scenes fun from the collaboration and a peek into how it all came together. Take a look at this fun video that the team at Tula put together!

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dull to colorful: an old wicker chair...

An Easy Way to Transform an Old Wicker Chair / Oh Joy!

We love finding vintage pieces and making them good as new! In the beginning of the year, we showed you how to spruce up a vintage end table, and today, we're showing you a very easy step-by-step on how to transform a vintage wicker chair into a beautiful, sleek addition to your home! Here's what we started with...

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a fun easter DIY for kids...

A Fun Easter DIY for Kids! / Oh Joy!

I can't believe Easter is this coming weekend! If you're looking for a simple last-minute idea to spruce up your table and have an activity ready to keep little ones busy, you're in luck! Because today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to show you how to turn the Pure Goodness of Wonderful Halos mandarins into adorable Easter animals with the help of our printable template! Halo mandarins are a sweet and colorful addition for any time of the day, so it's extra fun to incorporate them into crafts with kids. Their naturally bright orange color makes the perfect backdrop for these sweet Easter bunnies and chicks. Here's how to make them... 

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Introducing Oh Joy For Tula!

Introducing Oh Joy For Tula Baby Carriers!

Good morning! I am SO excited to announce our latest collaboration...Oh Joy for Tula! We partnered with the beloved baby carrier company, Tula, to create baby carriers, blankets, and doll carriers in our signature whimsical prints and colors. Come see...

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