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happy friday + vintage brooches...

How To Wear Vintage Brooches / Oh Joy!

It's no secret that I love vintage pins! They're such a fun, easy way to add a little detail to any outfit that is unique to you, your style, and whatever mood you're in at that moment. And of course, they can make an outfit you've had forever feel good as new! If you aren't sure where to start or have never worn pins before, I'm going to show you a few of my favorite, unexpected ways to wear them and how I group them together...

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5 'girl power' books for kids...

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As the mom of two girls, I am always on the lookout for great books that show my girls examples of amazing women in the past, present, and future. Here are a few of my favorites for young kids (both boys and girls) that emphasize girl power!

1. Little Feminist book set, 2. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, part 1 and part 2, 3. Little People, Big Dreams series (like Rosa Parks and Coco Chanel), 4. She Persisted, 5. My First Book of Girl Power.

a pretty spring brunch...

A Pretty Spring Brunch / Oh Joy!

Spring is just around the corner! That means lots of colorful florals, delicious fruit, and beautiful brunches with friends! So today, we’ve partnered with Wonderful Halos to show you how you can incorporate fruit as table decor in a colorful and fun way! Wonderful Halos mandarins instantly add a pretty pop of color to your table and, of course, double as a delicious (and healthy!) snack for guests to enjoy between courses that they can feel good about eating. Using them as decor is such an easy way to bring a little fun to a table, and who doesn't want them within arm's reach at any given moment? Here's how...

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A Faux Terrazzo Hanging Planter...

A Pretty Faux Terrazzo Planter DIY! / Oh Joy!

With spring just around the corner, I'm always looking for fun ways to bring some life and color into the home! With the terrazzo look so on trend right now, we used that as inspiration to create these hanging planters. So today, I'm showing you how to make a pretty faux terrazzo planter using paint pens! It's super simple but still looks like something you'd find in a boutique shop! Here's how...

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dressing the team / rainbow!

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Today, we have a super colorful Oh Joy! Dressing The Team! This time around, we each picked a color of the rainbow and dressed head-to-toe in one color. Dressing monochromatically can sometimes be a little tricky, but wanted to show you how to cover your bases with any color you choose. Take a look...

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Oh Joy! for CALPAK launch party...

Oh Joy for CALPAK Launch Party!

Happy Friday! Last month, we launched our Oh Joy for CALPAK luggage collection with a super fun party, and I wanted to show you some photos from it...

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international women's day!

international women's day!

In celebration of International Women's Day today, here are a few of my favorite things made by women, in support of women, and just fully embracing our womanhood all day everyday!

01. Fashion Ladies print by PPL of Fashion, 02. Clare V. beaded clutch, 03. Noonday clutch, 04. 31 Bits together bracelet, 05. Lunya Girls tee, 06. Hatch Collection MAMA bateau top.

my rules for screen time...

My Rules for Screen Time / Oh Joy!

Screen time is a big topic of conversation between parents and something that not everyone agrees on. I have never been black and white about anything, and just like giving my kids treats, I think most things in moderation are fine. To me, it's about implementing rules that makes sense for your family and for your particular children. Depending on their ages and their personalities, some kids do fine when you say it's time to put away an iPad and some completely lose it and go into a complete meltdown. Today, in partnership with Circle by Disney (a little device that helps manage all your household devices), I'm sharing how we tackle screen time in our house...

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Oh Joy Day Trip: Echo Park (Part 2)

Big Bud Press in Echo Park

Last month, we featured a few of our favorite spots in Echo Park! But there's more! Since we had so many, we've broken them into two parts and here is the 2nd part with a couple more spots...these ones located on Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park (between Silver Lake and Downtown LA). Stop by this pairing if you're meeting a friend for lunch and some shopping after...

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5 tips for an easy easter brunch!

5 tips for an easy easter brunch / Oh Joy!

With Easter just a few weeks away, we wanted to share some tips for an easy (and beautiful) Easter brunch! This year, we used our new Oh Joy! for Cheeky paper goods to help set the tone. Here are my top 5 tips!

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