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Sequin Christmas Tree DIY...

Sequin Christmas Tree DIY / Oh Joy!

Someone reminded me yesterday that Christmas is just about TWO WEEKS AWAY. And then I fainted. Finally, I woke up to continue writing this blog post ;) Because holiday cheer is always welcomed, today, we have this fun and Sequin Christmas Tree DIY for you. You just need a few materials to create these magical pieces you can use for years to come!

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a refreshing holiday sparkler...

A Refreshing Holiday Sparkler / Oh Joy!

With holiday gatherings aplenty, I love sharing some simple and quick (yet beautiful) ideas to add to your next gathering. Today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos to share a recipe for this Holiday Mandarin Sparkler that's delicious and festive for both kids and adults. Wonderful Halos mandarins have so much flavor so they add a unique twist to even the simplest recipes. We especially love this drink because it's so bright and colorful, but is also a healthy option with fresh fruit that provides that perfect hint of citrus and sweetness...

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maximizing a small space...

Maximizing a Small Space / Oh Joy!

My very first grown-up apartment to myself was a 400 square foot studio in Brooklyn Heights. It was honestly HUGE for New York City standards. Living in a small space, I had to maximize areas and figure out how one flows into another when it's just one open room. Today, we're showing you how to take a super small space and make the most of it! Here, we turned one room into two—an office and lounge. It's great for studio apartments or if you don't have an entire room that you can dedicate to an office. When turning one space into two, here are a few things to keep in mind...

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oh joy gift guide: stocking stuffers...

oh joy gift guide: stocking stuffers

For today's guide, here are a handful of quirky and cute things that make for a unique stocking stuffer!

01. Studio Pep sprinkle confetti, 02. Chapeau Patrick hat, 03. Shake Shack X Kid Robot plush burger and fries, 04. soap from Vice and Velvet, 05. Odd Pears socks, 06. CalPak power luggage tag,07. Ban.do glitter tumblers, 08. Oh Joy for Target brass party squirrel,  09. RMS Beauty set.

A Pretty Pearl Sweater DIY...

A Pretty Pear Sweater DIY / Oh Joy!

While we're posting gift guides a plenty right now, I also wanted to share things that you could make for a loved one this holiday season. This DIY could take a bit longer than most of our usual projects depending on how detailed you want to get. However the result is seriously so beautiful and makes an inexpensive sweater look far fancier...like a beautiful vintage find or much pricier version. For someone who would love a completely one-of-a-kind piece to wear, you'll want to make this stat! Here's how...

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oh joy gift guide: under $100

Oh Joy Gift Guide / Under $100


How is it December?!? While my life flashes before my eyes, I am here with another gift guide for you! This time we've upped the ante to gifts that are $100 and under. Whether for your mom, sister, or dear friend, these are very cool and quality gifts she'll love...

1. Kyoto Tango bracelet, 2. glasses from Jungalow, 3. Marley & Alfie pom earrings, 4. Young Frankk earrings from Poketo, 5. Letter boards and letters from Vintage Revivals, 6. Oh Joy! patterned stool, 7. Aliquo necklace.

A Holiday Party Tree!

A Holiday Party Tree / Oh Joy!

Today, I'm sharing a really fun and over-the-top project with you...an Oh Joy Party Tree perfect for the upcoming holidays! Just like seasonal scents, Christmas trees bring the joy of the holidays to life in your home. That’s why I love to fill my home with the scent of Christmas. I’m going to show you how to add more Christmas cheer to your space with my non-traditional take on the Christmas tree. Today, I've partnered with Air Wick to share this DIY inspired by my favorite fragrance from their Spread the Joy Collection, Woodland Pine because of the holiday memories that it instantly brings to my space. Watch our video below to see the full how to!

This year, Air Wick is supporting The Global Fund for Children to help spread the joy to children in need.

Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Air Wick
Creative Direction: Joy Cho and Julia Wester
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "It's Christmas Time" by Handsome and Gretyl
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Graphics: Angie Stalker
Still photos: Lily Glass

*This post was sponsored by Air Wick. All opinions expressed in the post are my own.

Color Adventures: A Blue Dining Room


For our final blue on blue chapter of this month's Color Adventures, here's a dining room in all shades of everyone's favorite color! We went with darker and deeper blues for this one. Take a look...

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ways to give back on giving tuesday and any day...

Ways to Give Back / Oh Joy!

As we head into the holidays and the season of giving gifts to our loved ones, I always think about how lucky I am to be able to buy those gifts for people I love. I also think about those who aren't getting special presents or aren't in the position to be able to give the same joy to their kids due to their particular circumstances in life.

Today is Giving Tuesday which supports and encourages giving back to your community and to others in any way you can. I take my team on a lot of fun and visually-inspiring field trips around Los Angeles, but recently we spent some time—not taking photos at an Instagrammable museum—but volunteering. We went to a local organization, Baby2Baby, that provides essentials for children and families in need. As we were packing bags of donated items for specific kids and seeing the basic items (clothes, shoes, blankets, toys, books) that they needed and just don't have, it can break your heart and also make you appreciate every day that much more.

If you are looking for ways to help give back in some way, here are a few...

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color adventures: wearing blue on blue...


It's time for the style segment of this month's Color Adventures! Here are four ways to wear blue on blue! I'm also re-wearing pieces from past posts. Take a look...

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