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Styling Wallpaper Without Commitment...

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Happy Monday! I get a lot of questions about how to use wallpaper when you live in a rental or a space where you can't apply it permanently. So today, we're showing you how to bring it into your home with this pretty living room using removable wallpaper. Check it out...

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happy friday + DIY glitter easter eggs!

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It's almost Easter, which means it's time to make some bright, sparkly eggs! In the past, we've made Confetti eggs and Neon Dipped eggs, but this year we're bringing the glitter! These eggs will instantly add fun to a basket or table scape, and they'll make Easter egg hunts extra magical. You can cover them in multiple colors or pick your favorite and cover it entirely. Whichever method you choose, here's how to make them...

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travel must-haves with kids...

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This weekend, we're headed to Disney's Aulani Resort in Oahu for spring break! I'm so excited to take my kids on vacation as it's been a few years since we have gone away together for more than just a weekend. As I prep for our trip, I wanted to share a few things I'm bringing that are so helpful for us (and fun for kids!) to take when traveling...

1. Wee Society Adventure Journal — Sometimes kids can feel overwhelmed with a completely blank journal, so I love this one which has illustrations, questions, and prompts to fill out about their current or recent adventures! This will come with us on the plane and also help keep my 6-year-old occupied when we're out at dinners waiting food to come out!

2. Oh Joy! for CALPAK packing cubes — I obviously love these because they are one of our products. But these packing cubes really are a life changer! When traveling with kids, I assign a cube (or two) to each child to keep their clothes for the full trip organized and contained. I love that you can also add labels so it's easy to tell what is what before opening them. 

3. Totokan portable monitor — While my kids aren't babies anymore, when we're in a new place, sometimes they'll be a little unsettled the first night or two. So, it's helpful to have a baby monitor in the room they are sleeping in to check in when needed. This one is wireless and portable making it perfect for travel.

4. Love Taza neck pillow with hood — Planes can get cold, so I love these cutie koala neck pillows with hood by our friends over at Love Taza!

5. Love Taza kids activity kit — This little kit is going to be a lifesaver for us on the plane. It's full of so many types of activities and offers a great alternative to airplane screen time.

6. Lil Gadgets wireless headphones — While my kids' ipad time is very limited, they definitely get to have more of it for long plane rides. Wireless headphones for kids are key so that they don't disrupt others, and so the cords don't get all tangled up.

7. State Bags mini backback — A backpack is a must-have for the plane ride, and I love the mini ones from State Bags because the quality is SO good. Plus, for every bag purchased, a backpack full of school supplies is given to a child in need.

a diy basket planter...

How To Make A DIY Basket Planter! / Oh Joy!

I love having plants in my home and experimenting with fun new ways to display them! This basket planter is a really simple DIY for when you want to have a group of plants together, but don't have pretty pots for all to see. Plus, it gives you an excuse to bring in some pretty pom poms and a splash of color! Here's how to make it...

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Pattern Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Stripes!

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I'm wearing bold stripes for this month's pattern adventures! From dresses to comfy tops and lots of striped accessories, I'm showing you four different ways to put a fun twist on this classic print. Take a look...

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gem sandal DIY...

Everything you'll need to make DIY Gem Sandals! / Oh Joy!

Everything you'll need to make DIY Gem Sandals! / Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! With spring just around the corner, we're ready to break out the sandals and springy accessories. We made these super cute Fringe Sandals for last summer, and this season, we're back with gems! It's a really simple way to add some pizzazz to your everyday sandals, and make them look super chic! Here's how...

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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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