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happy friday + palm springs... 1 May 2015

Oh Joy Palm Springs

Weee! We're headed to Palm Springs this weekend! I'm excited to finally go to Crafting Community and spend a weekend of creativity, fun, sunshine, and pool time with my family. The past month has been non-stop with work for both Bob and I, so this mini vacation is a very welcome change. And Coco's first time in a swimming pool! When you pack for Palm Springs, you just gotta BRING IT with the color, you know?!?

Have a great weekend guys! See you back here on Monday!

girls holding flowers...30 Apr 2015

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

flower girl by Luisa Brimble

...a gorgeous series by Luisa Brimble.

a sleepy slumber {giveaway} (now closed)...28 Apr 2015

Slumber Giveaway

One of my favorite things in the world is sleep, and I can tell you that I appreciate it so much more now after having two kids. Two of my favorite moments are when I get into my PJ's and wind down for the night and when the kids climb into bed with us in the morning on a lazy Saturday.

So we've partnered with two of my favorite pajama brands to give away (1) $200 gift card from Maison Du Soir and (1) $200 gift card from Little Auggie to one lucky reader to outfit yourself and your babe in the softest PJ's EVER...for a total of $400 in pajama love!

Slumber Giveaway

To enter, simply visit Maison Du Soir and Little Auggie's website, and then leave a comment here on the blog post telling me which items you'd pick from each if you won. I live in this Barcelona set and Tulum dress and my kids love their soft robot PJ's.

Entries must be posted by this Friday, May 1st, at 8 a.m. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random*. One winner will get a $200 gift card from Maison Du Soir AND a $200 gift card from Little Auggie. Good luck!

UPDATE: Congrats to Monica from Bishop, TX for being our winner this time!

*This giveaway is open to anyone in the US or Canada. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $400 USD total value. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

framing vintage pieces (part 2)...27 Apr 2015

Framing Vintage Pieces

A few weeks ago, I shared a few vintage pieces that I wanted to frame and turn into wall art. Here's a look (above) at the pieces "before"...

Framing Vintage Pieces

and the framed pieces "after" in a room! Here's how it all went down...(click below to read more)

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happy friday + halfway to one year...24 Apr 2015

Oh Joy / Coco - 6 months

You guys! Our little Coco hit the halfway mark earlier this week. How has it been 6 months already?  It's exciting but also bittersweet as I'm already starting to miss having a tiny wee baby. But it's getting way more fun as she laughs, smiles, rolls around, and interacts with us more and more everyday.

Oh Joy / Coco's Monthly Photo

This is the stage of having a baby that starts to get really fun, and it feels like she's starting to become the little person that's been waiting to come out!

Oh Joy / Ruby and Coco

The girls started sharing a room a couple weeks ago. It hasn't been perfect, but Ruby is slowly (but surely) working on sharing her room (and her parents) with her little sister.

Hope you guys have a great weekend! See you back here on Monday!

{Mini pinata numbers by Katie K. Franklin. Coco's Outfits - 1 MonthBoden onesie, Thief & Bandit leggings, 2 MonthsRylee & Cru onesie, Little Hip Squeaks headband, Freshly Picked moccasins, 3 MonthsLittle Hip Squeaks onesie, Thief & Bandit headband, 4 Months: headband by Thief & Bandit, top and pants from Target, Freshly Picked moccasins, 5 Months: full outfit by Ultra Violet Kids, 6 Months: top by Ultra Violet Kids, bloomers by House of Mia, hair clip by Pitchoun, blanket by Aden & Anais.}   

oh joy book parties / recap!23 Apr 2015

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

You guys, the last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement, craziness, and a little less sleep than usual with the launch of the Oh Joy book and my recent book tour. I had a couple book parties—one in LA and one in New York to celebrate with those of you who have been such wonderful supporters of Oh Joy. It was seriously amazing to meet each and every one of you who came out. I wish we could go to more cities, but as a mama of two (and one being very tiny), two cities was all I could make happen right now. But, I wanted to share some photos from the two parties so that in some small way it can feel like you guys in other cities were all there celebrating with us, too!

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

In LA, West Elm was decked out in streamers galore. It's inspiring to see how much a space can change with the work of a few really creative people. My team (Casey, Angie, and Julia) and I were so excited to celebrate this baby that we'd all worked on for so long together.

Oh Joy Book Party - Los Angeles

During the party, it was fun being there with Oh Joy readers and supporters, friends, family, colleagues, many happy and familiar faces, and simply everyone who took the time to come by. We snacked on treats by Heirloom LA and we all screamed for ice cream by Jeni's Ice Cream.

And then in New York....(click below to see more)

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oh joy answers / when you like to do so many things...22 Apr 2015

Oh Joy Answers

In a new Oh Joy Answers, we're talking about what to do when you like to do so many things! And, if you have any questions you'd like to see covered in future videos, please let me know in the comments below!

i'm gonna wrap you up in my love...21 Apr 2015

Oh Joy for Solly Baby Wrap

For all you mamas and mamas-to-be out there, the Oh Joy for Solly baby wrap is now available and ready to ship! This is one of my staple pieces for a new baby especially in the first few months for when we're on the go and Coco needs to nap. She snuggles up right up to me and is in dream land within minutes. And we made a mini version, too!

Oh Joy for Solly Baby Wrap

The wrap is in one of our floral patterns perfect for spring and summer in shades of mint green and aqua with accents of hot yellow and dark grey. I've also been using it as a nursing cover when out in public which means I don't have to bring a separate cover in my diaper bag. And, if you're looking for a new mama gift, the wrap will ship in time to arrive before Mother's Day!

{Top photo by Max Wanger, bottom photo by Bob Cho}

dressing the babe / floral pop...20 Apr 2015

Dressing the Babe / Floral Pop

Dressing the Babe / Baby Style

You guys! Spring is here, and I couldn't be happier. To celebrate spring, we got decked out in a medley of neon pink and florals for a set of outfits that scream pure joy...

Dressing the Babe / Mama Style

The new Lilly for Target line is pretty much out-of-control cute. This dress feels like I'm wearing a night gown—it's so, so soft!

Mama outfit / 1. Lilly Pulitzer for Target dress, 2. Emily Greene necklace, Loeffler Randall sandals.

Dressing the Babe / Kids Style

Dressing the Babe / Kids Style

Dressing the Babe / Kids Style

Since the only pink I really dress my girls in is hot pink, I had to give them a blast of neon in these poppin' pieces...

Little Babe Outfit / 4. Noé & Zoë romper, 5. Freshly Picked moccasins, 6. Pitchoun Designs hair clip.

Babe Outfit / 7. Noé & Zoë tank, 8. Lilly Pulitzer for Target shorts (similar), 9. Pons Avarca sandals.

Dressing the Babe / Floral Pop

I've been loving the challenge of finding lots of street art here in Los Angeles, and this one by Kim West feels like we walked right into a gorgeous life-sized floral painting. And, those colors!

{Mural by Kim West in Downtown LA. Photos by Casey Brodley, outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat styling by Julia Wester. Ruby is 3.5 years old and loves to dance. Coco is 6 months and can't get enough fruit purée.}

happy friday + dance parties...17 Apr 2015

Oh Joy / Ruby dancing

Happy Friday guys! We had a busy week full of book party celebrations. I took Ruby to my friend Justina's book party earlier in the week (photo above) and all she wanted to do was dance. Last night, we celebrated the new Oh Joy book at our Los Angeles book party and had a great time. Ruby didn't understand why a book party wasn't also a dance party. So we've just been creating mini dance parties at home all week long.

Hope you all have a great weekend and fill it with a mini dance party (or two)!

Also, check out some of the amazing coverage of the new Oh Joy book over at Martha Stewart Weddings, Ivanka Trump, Decor8SF Girl by Bay, Oh Happy Day, Poppy Talk, Glamour, Design Mom, a podcast on The Actor's Diet, and on TV at Good Day New York!

{Photo by Amanda Vanvels}

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