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DIY beaded rope wall hanging...

DIY beaded rope wall hanging...

Yesterday, we shared a pretty purple and grey table with this DIY beaded rope wall hanging as the backdrop. So today, we're showing you how to make it! It's a fun, simple and inexpensive way to add interest and texture to any space. The best part? You can customize the color and style to your preference and tailor it to a specific room. And after the party is said and done, it looks awesome in a living room or bedroom. Here's how to make it...

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oh joy color adventures: purple and grey table!

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We're continuing this month's Color Adventures combo of purple and grey with a beautiful tabletop! With lots of pretty potted plants, it's perfect for a garden-themed party, lunch, or shower. Here's how we did it, and how you can style your own!

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mini meatball sliders for kids!

mini meatball sliders for kids!

With school back in session and work and our busy schedules, it can be hard to carve out time to make dinner. When I get home from work, I don't want to spend an hour in the kitchen! I want to get as much time with my kids as I can before they're off to bed. So I'm always looking for ways to make meal-time easier and faster for me while still healthy for the kids. Today, we've partnered with KidFresh to share our Mini Meatball Sliders that make for an easy, fun, and delicious dinner your kids will love...

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oh joy from 2005 to 2017...

12 Years of Oh Joy!

This month, we celebrate 12 years of Oh Joy! When I started this blog (and my business) 12 years ago, I never expected to have a business that was so connected to a community of people through the Internet! I never thought I'd make real, live friends through it. I never thought I'd connect with people all over the world and get to share my vision with complete strangers. I never thought that it would give me the opportunity to create something from nothing and create a job I truly love doing every day.

In celebration, I'm looking back at the last 12 years to show how things have changed and evolved and grown (both personally and professionally) in the last decade. This is a long post (but a fun one). So I hope you'll hang out and read along...

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the oh joy studio kitchen: final reveal!

the oh joy studio kitchen

In May, I shared the beginning plans of our Oh Joy studio kitchen in the process of renovation. And finally, three months later, it's done and I'm excited to share the images and process with you today! I worked with my talented friend Sarah Sherman Samuel to design the kitchen. She has such a modern and chic aesthetic, and I loved seeing how she brought her style and the Oh Joy style together into our new kitchen...

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Rickrack blouse DIY...

Rickrack blouse DIY

We're all about simple ways to change up your wardrobe lately. Whether it's an old top or a new, yet inexpensive, one...today we're sharing this super simple rickrack (AKA wavy fabric ribbon) blouse DIY. Here's how...

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how to style with a circle rug...

how to style with a circle rug

You've seen the circle rugs around...and you might be thinking...what do I do with one? It doesn't fit a room so perfectly like a rectangular rug does. So today, we're showing you a few ways to style a circle rug in your home!

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back to school for parents...

back to school for moms...

“Back-to-school” usually means an exciting time in kids’ lives to meet new friends, new teachers and get back into the daily routine of learning and growing. However, that shouldn’t be limited to our children! Rather than waiting for a January New Year's resolution, I find that sending my kids back to school inspires me to go back to school myself to keep learning and growing. In partnership with Acer, here are some ways I'm going "back to school" this fall, too...

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weekend project: diy daisy patch jacket!

diy daisy patch jacket

I've been a obsessed with daisies lately which feels completely out of season considering we are heading right into fall next week! But in perfect timing for fall, we decided to take my feelings for the daisy and show you the easiest way to turn your jacket into something extra cool. It's a super simple way to update an old piece of clothing or add a personal touch to a newer item. Here, we used a few daisy patches to add a little flower power to a jean jacket that's perfect for chillier fall evenings arriving soon. This would make for a great weekend project! Here's how...

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color adventures: a purple & grey small lounge area...

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This month, as many are moving into dorm rooms, new apartments, and generally refreshing for fall, we're going to focus on styling and interior tips for small spaces. Today, we have a new Color Adventures story in purple and grey that we'll use to create a lounge area in an apartment or even a dorm room. Here's a step-by-step on creating a cool small space lounge area...

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