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happy friday + teee veee! 8 May 2015

Oh Joy on Access Hollywood

Happy Friday guys! Earlier this week, I did my first live national TV appearance on Access Hollywood Live! It was really fun getting to share some ideas from the Oh Joy book for Mother's Day. When I moved to LA five years ago, I had NO intentions whatsoever of doing anything on TV. In fact, the idea of being on camera made me nauseous. But if you know me, I need to constantly challenge myself to do the things that I'm kinda afraid to do...TV being one of them.

So, here I am...dipping my toes in the TV waters. It's a little intimidating doing these live shows—no re-takes, no do-overs, no editing out your slip-ups! I always worry I'm going to totally freeze and forget what to say, but then I just try and pretend the camera isn't there. Sometime there's a word flub or two, but usually it's not too bad. And, more than anything it's a fun new challenge. And, life isn't interesting if you're not challenging yourself, right?

I hope you have a great weekend! And Happy Mother's Day to you mamas out there! I'm going to the New Kids on the Block concert this weekend with some friends and reliving the early 90's ;)

{Photo by Casey Brodley}

oh joy book parties / recap! 23 Apr 2015

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

You guys, the last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement, craziness, and a little less sleep than usual with the launch of the Oh Joy book and my recent book tour. I had a couple book parties—one in LA and one in New York to celebrate with those of you who have been such wonderful supporters of Oh Joy. It was seriously amazing to meet each and every one of you who came out. I wish we could go to more cities, but as a mama of two (and one being very tiny), two cities was all I could make happen right now. But, I wanted to share some photos from the two parties so that in some small way it can feel like you guys in other cities were all there celebrating with us, too!

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

In LA, West Elm was decked out in streamers galore. It's inspiring to see how much a space can change with the work of a few really creative people. My team (Casey, Angie, and Julia) and I were so excited to celebrate this baby that we'd all worked on for so long together.

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

During the party, it was fun being there with Oh Joy readers and supporters, friends, family, colleagues, many happy and familiar faces, and simply everyone who took the time to come by. We snacked on treats by Heirloom LA and we all screamed for ice cream by Jeni's Ice Cream.

And then in New York....(click below to see more)

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it's here! 7 Apr 2015

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Other than the fact that I am jumping around like a kid on too much sugar today over the fact that the Oh Joy book is finally here, you guys—it's finally here! We started the process of making this book over a year ago, and it's crazy that the day has come. I want to say a big thank you to my team—Casey, Julia, and Angie who photographed, designed, styled, and crafted their hearts out to make a book that we're all excited to share finally with you today. This book was a labor of love and a true collaborative process.

Oh Joy Book!

A big THANK YOU to those of you who pre-ordered! If you signed up, your gifts will be going out this week! And for those of you in NY and LA, I can't wait to see you at our upcoming book parties!

Please feel free to share any projects you make from the book on Instagram and use the hashtag #OhJoyBook so I can see them!

You can purchase the book at these retailers: Amazon | Target | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Indiebound | Booksamillion | Google Play | Harper Collins. In Canada: Indigo and Harper Collins.

{Photos by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy}

oh joy book parties in new york and la! 26 Mar 2015

Oh Joy Book!

It's been a few years since I've had any public Oh Joy events, so I'm excited to announce our upcoming tour for the new Oh Joy book in collaboration with West Elm! I'll be having book parties in NY and LA in the next few weeks to meet those of you who want to come celebrate with us and have your book signed! You'll be able to purchase a book at the party or you can bring your own copy if you've already pre-ordered.

To RSVP to the New York party on Thursday, April 9th from 6:30-8:30pm at West Elm in Chelsea, click here.

To RSVP to the Los Angeles party on Thursday, April 16th from 6:30-8:30pm at West Elm on Beverly Blvd, click here.

At both parties, we'll be having a custom ice cream sundae bar by Jeni's Ice Cream! You don't need to bring a ticket, the Eventbrite pages are just for tracking RSVP's.

(And please know I wish I could go to more cities and get to meet more of you, but with my newest tiny babe, I'm trying not to travel too much this year. I hope you guys understand!)

Looking forward to seeing you guys in NY and LA that can make it!

{Photo by Casey Brodley for Oh Joy. My top by Whit.}

oh joy book trailer + a fun {giveaway}...(NOW CLOSED) 24 Mar 2015

Oh Joy Book

In two weeks, the new Oh Joy book launches! To celebrate, we're giving away three signed copies of the new book plus a handful of Oh Joy for Target goodies from last year's now sold out collection to three lucky readers.

To enter, here's a little "Where's Waldo" question for you...

Watch the Oh Joy book trailer above, and leave a comment below telling me one of the fruits or veggies that are in the neon farmer's market bag in the video.

As a bonus, you can also enter via Facebook or Instagram. See my posts there to see how. You can enter up to three times (once on this blog, once on IG, once on FB if you'd like!). 

Comments close on Friday, March 27th at 11:59pm PST and three winners will be chosen at random! Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Shonee S. from Washington, UT, Laura R. from London, England, and Jackie G. from San Bruno, CA for being our winners this time!

*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. $100 USD total approximate value. Winners will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

Find the book at these retailers: Amazon | Target | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Indiebound | Booksamillion | Google Play | Harper Collins

{Top photo by Casey Brodley and styling by Julia Wester for Oh Joy}

ah! it's here! 11 Mar 2015

Joy-book

The other day we received actual, live copies of the new Oh Joy book that comes out April 7th! This book has been a labor of love for me and my whole team so it was exciting (and nerve-wracking!) to see the baby we all made together in-person finally!

Oh Joy Book

And...you can still get our very cute and secretive pre-order bonus gift by filling out this form!

Find the book at these retailers: Amazon | Target | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Indiebound | Booksamillion | Google Play | Harper Collins

yeah yeah yeah... 2 Mar 2015

Custom Neon Sign DIY / Oh Joy Book

As we get closer to launch, I'm sharing a few peeks at projects from the new Oh Joy book coming out April 7th! One of my favorites is this custom Neon Sign project that you can make safely and easily in the comfort of your own home. And doesn't it look pretty awesome with the lights off...?

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...YEAH, YEAH, YEAH it does! You can find the how-to for this project and more by pre-ordering our book below...

You can purchase the book at these retailers: Amazon | Target | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Indiebound | Booksamillion | Google Play | Harper Collins.

{Photos by Casey Brodley and styling by Julia Wester for Oh Joy. Wallpaper by Juju Papers}

oh joy book - a pre-order present! (now closed) 23 Feb 2015

Oh Joy Book / Pre-Order Gift!

Ah! I can't believe our new book comes out in just a month and a half! We're in the midst of planning our book parties and sharing various peeks with you over the coming month. With all the fun things coming out this year in Oh Joy land, we thought it would be fun to gift a very special new product that's coming out soon as a thank you to everyone who pre-orders the book.

I can't tell you what the new Oh Joy product is, but I can tell you it's been one of my dream items to make, and it's something you'll always want to keep on hand once you have it. Anyone who pre-orders will receive the gift before it launches in stores in late May!

Oh Joy Book / Pre-Order Gift!

To get your special pre-order gift, please fill out your information at this link, and you can expect to receive the gift in the mail soon after the book launches. (And if you've already pre-ordered the book, you can submit your info, too!)

UPDATE: The pre-order gift option is now closed. Thank you to everyone who signed up! Your gifts should arrive by the end of April!

You can purchase the book at these retailers: Amazon | Target | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Indiebound | Booksamillion | Google Play | Harper Collins.

*Please note: Quantities are limited for the pre-order present. And once we run out, the gift may be substituted. The bonus gift is only available to ship within the US.

a sneak peek at the new oh joy book! 13 Jan 2015

Oh Joy Book - coming in April!

You guys! We have a brand new book coming out in April!

My third book, Oh Joy! 60 Ways to Create and Give Joy is a colorful guide to help bring whimsy and joy to your life and into the lives of those you love. It's filled with quick, fun, and stylish (all brand new) projects from home decor to food to fashion as well as tips on how to shop for vintage, pick art for your home, and where I like to find inspiration. Inspired by my Make Someone Happy videos, this book is all about small things that make a big impact. It's about making your world a happier place and giving you the inspiration to make beautiful and joyful things for others as well.

Here's a peek at the cover (the real book cover will have some very fancy gold foil and neon that you can't see in this digital image). This book was a labor of love for sure. Making this book while pregnant last year was no small feat, but thanks to my team, we pulled it together and can't wait for you to see it. The book comes out on April 7th, but you can pre-order it now at these retailers:

In the US: Amazon | Target | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Indiebound | Booksamillion | Google Play | Harper Collins. In Canada: Indigo and Harper Collins.

I'll have a couple book parties in April, too, so I hope we'll get to celebrate together soon!

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