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apple basket diy... 3 Oct 2017

apple basket diy / oh joy

Fall means cooler days, cozy layers, and lots of crisp apples! I love having fresh fruit on hand all year round, and find myself piling up on apples around this time of year. So today, we're showing you how to make a basket perfect to hold your bounty after a full day of apple picking. And, it can be filled with any kind of fruit afterwards, too! Here's how to make it...


broken hearts... 2 Oct 2017

Spell and Tell print

How does a day that seems like it might just be any other Monday turn into a day that is not just any other Monday? How is it that almost weekly, it feels like there has been loss lately...loss of life, loss of love, loss of the happy Monday that could have been. This morning, I went about my morning routine not realizing what had happened late last night in Vegas. Once I connected and became aware, my heart and my soul were at a loss...I am at a loss for words. I've (sadly) said this before, but it's hard to feel like anything I have to say or post is very important right now. When people have lost their loved ones, when people have lost their lives. Today, I will hold my family closer, I will savor every day that I am here, and I will be sad for so many of us...for all of us.

If you are looking for ways to help, here is a link that shows a bunch of ways. Blood donation is a huge priority right now if you happen to be in or near Las Vegas and can donate.

{Print by Spell and Tell}

three cozy looks... 2 Oct 2017

Three Cozy Looks / Oh Joy

When you live in a city that never sees real winter, I often underestimate winter accessories and the fact that they actually are so very useful even for our version of "winter". I used to LIVE in scarves when I lived on the East Coast, and I'm embracing them again as a companion to my fall wardrobe. Today, I've partnered with FabFitFun to share a few of my favorite transitional looks that get an extra dose of cozy with this Mer-Sea & Co. scarf and treStique lip crayon in Tuscan Wine from their fall box...


weekend project: daisy patch jeans!29 Sep 2017

weekend project: daisy patch jeans!

Happy Friday! A couple of weeks ago we showed you how to make a daisy jacket, and today we're showing you how to embellish jeans with daisy patches, too! (There's no such thing as too many daises, right?!;) This is a fun way to turn plain jeans into something special and unique and bring a little bit of spring with you wherever you go all year round. Here's how you can make your own...

weekend project: daisy patch jeans!

You'll need:
- daisy patches
- sewing needle
- thread scissors

weekend project: daisy patch jeans!

Here's how...
1. Lay pants flat, and place daisies where you'd like to sew them. You can hold them in place with pins, or use a pen to mark a dot.
2. Use needle & thread to sew daises in place.

weekend project: daisy patch jeans!

Aren't they so fun?! Have a great weekend, all!

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

color adventures: oh joy wears purple and grey...28 Sep 2017


We're wrapping up this month's purple and grey Color Adventures with four fun outfits in this color duo! Some are subtle, while others are bold in print and color. Take a look...


DIY beaded rope wall hanging...27 Sep 2017

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...


oh joy color adventures: purple and grey table!26 Sep 2017


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!


mini meatball sliders for kids!25 Sep 2017

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...


oh joy from 2005 to 2017...22 Sep 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...


the oh joy studio kitchen: final reveal!21 Sep 2017

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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