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DIY Heart Cookie Sandwiches...

DIY Heart Cookie Sandwiches... / Oh Joy!

Happy February! Valentine's Day is officially two weeks away, and we're getting ready to share the love with heart-shaped cookie sandwiches! Make them to bring to school or work as a special treat for everyone you want to give some love to this Valentine's Day. Here's how to make them...

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Pattern Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Plaid!

Oh Joy Wears Plaid

How is it the end of January already?! This month flew by, but before it's over, here are THREE pretty-in-plaid outfits to finish up our plaid Pattern Adventures for the month! Take a look...

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from pillow to room...

From Pillow to Room... / Oh Joy!

We've gone from Fabric to Room, Dress to Room, even Painting to Room... and now we're going to show you how to go from pillow to room! Drawing inspiration from this pretty color-blocked pillow, here's how we styled a living room...

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Mini Matcha Funfetti Muffins!

Mini Matcha Funfetti Muffins / Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! We had a really great past few days of events launching our new travel collection. I know what I need on this Monday is a little pick-me-up. So, today, we're making these Mini Matcha Funfetti Muffins! They make for a twist on the usual confetti treat with a dose of matcha that goes great with morning (or afternoon) coffee or tea. Here's how...

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happy friday + be amazing...

Oh Joy! Be Amazing

Every so often, you witness another parent do something that just sticks with you. My friend Audrey gave me the idea for "Choose Your Own Adventure", and it's often something so simple like this that means so much to kids. I recently noticed a dad at school telling his daughter, "Be great" before he kissed her goodbye in the morning. It was short and sweet, but the way in which he said it had so much meaning. I will happily be inspired by other parents to create a version for my own kids. So now, every morning when I drop my kids off at school, I have started to give them a positive message like that before I say goodbye.

I'll say, "Be amazing", "Be Fantastic", "Be Silly", or any other adjective that gives them that sunshine to head into their own adventure for the day.

Ruby has loved it, and now says back to me, "Mommy, be amazing at work today!"

And I reply, "I will!"

{Photo by Morgan Pansing}

an easy way to encourage healthy snacking...

an easy way to encourage healthy snacking

"Out of sight, out of mind" is something that has always been part of my thought process. Especially when it comes to food, I'm more likely to eat healthy things when I have access to them and less likely to eat them when they aren't around. To encourage healthy snacking, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos mandarins to show you a fun way to keep these delicious, seedless and easy-to-peel snacks "in sight and in mind".

Everyone loves indulging in a sweet treat, but it's often difficult to find snacks that are sweet and healthy. So swap out that candy jar for a Halos-filled jar that is a good choice solution for all ages so you can indulge without guilt. We custom painted large jars/vessels which can be filled with Halos and kept out in the kitchen, dining room, or even the front entrance to grab on the way out the door. It's like a candy jar but filled with fruit! Here's how...

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Oh Joy Pattern Adventures: A Plaid Dining Room

Oh Joy Pattern Adventures: A Plaid Dining Room!

Last year we created a series called Oh Joy Color Adventures, and we had so much fun styling with different color combinations each month. It's challenged us to want to show you more ways to bring more joy into your space. So this year, we've created a spin-off and calling it...PATTERN ADVENTURES! Often people are hesitant about bringing pattern into the home and into their wardrobes because they don't know exactly how to make it work. So, each month this year, we'll focus on a new pattern and show you how to bring it to life. This month? We're mad for plaid...

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Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection!

Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection! 

Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection

I am thrilled to introduce out newest product line...an Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection! We teamed up with CALPAK to create colorful suitcases and travel accessories to bring the party with you wherever you go, whether it's near, far, or somewhere in between. The collection includes suitcases in three different sizes in two whimsical prints, the loveliest hat box you'll ever see, and lots of festive packing cubes to keep you organized...

Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection

Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection

Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection

Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection

Oh Joy for CALPAK Travel Collection

Take a look, let us know your favorites, then shop the new Oh Joy for CALPAK collection right here! And, if you happen to be in Los Angeles this weekend, we're having a trunk show on Saturday, January 27th. See all details and RSVP here.

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

shopping for vintage: a striped jumpsuit!

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Last weekend, I went to the Rosebowl Flea Market and scored this amazing pink striped jumper for $20! It's a piece that's super fun and makes a statement. But it's also a piece when seen on a hanger might not appeal to everyone. One of my goals in sharing fashion posts is to show you how to see the potential in a piece and also how to consider it for your size and body type...both of those things are even harder to do with vintage since you don't have a range of sizes to choose from. So, today, I'm gonna show you how a little styling does wonders to a piece like this, and how it works on a few different people in the Oh Joy office...

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weekend project: a vintage end table makeover...

Vintage End Table Makeover / Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! We've been on a bit of a flea market hunt lately and scoring great finds left and right. We wanted to show you a super easy way to update an old side table that may not be in great condition but still has a great shape. We've shown you how to transform an entryway mat, denim jacket, and backpack with splatter paint, and now we're showing you how to use it to make a vintage end table good as new. Here's what it looked like before...

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