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hey you, happy friday! 27 Jan 2017

Oh Joy Hey You Print

Happy Friday, guys! What are you up to this weekend? I've got our usual routine of taking the kids to their weekend activities as well as some chill time with my fam. I'm hoping to squeeze in little vintage shopping this weekend and scour through beautiful patterns and colors for some inspiration time, too. Wishing you a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, print by Oh Joy for Target}.

what's your signature dish? 25 Jul 2016

Oh Joy Pattern Play

I'm not super domestic when it comes to home cooking. I like cooking and I would love cook more, but life and work often take over and I often get assistance when it comes to meal time. However, I still one day would love to have a signature dish. That one thing I know how to make without a recipe, that I can make well, and that I'd probably bring to every pot luck dinner because it's my go to. It doesn't have to be super fancy or complicated but something you just love and know inside out.

Do you guys have a signature dish? If so, what is it?

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling and pattern play by Julia Wester, wrapping paper background by Moglea from Urbanic.}

happy friday + pattern play... 22 Apr 2016

Oh Joy Pattern Play

Oh Joy Pattern Play

Oh Joy Pattern Play

Happy Friday! If you follow Oh Joy on Instagram, you may have seen the #OhJoyPatternPlay posts I love to share over there. Here's a recent one I loved so much that I wanted to share a couple of the outtakes with you as well.

I bought this vintage floral blouse a few years ago and have had a hard time wearing it because it's a little big on me and has a cut that doesn't totally work for my body type. So had it in the studio ready to sell at our next yard sale. Julia found it and painted the pattern by hand on a large backdrop (doesn't it look like the coolest wallpaper?!). It looked so good that we tried a bunch of different versions for the pattern play shot and played up the florals on floral on florals! I love how ideas can be triggered by the simplest thing...

Have a great weekend all!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester.}

happy friday + get out and do something different! 5 Feb 2016

Oh Joy Pattern Play

Happy Friday friends! We made this fun scene at the office the other day, and I love what it symbolizes. It could be about drawing "outside the lines" or thinking "outside of the box", but to me—right now, it symbolizes just trying something different. As we head into the weekend where we have our usual routine and plans, I can often get stuck in a rut of the same schedule, the same park to play at, and the same breakfast every weekend with my family. But this weekend, we're gonna switch it up and do some new things, take the kids to some new places, and just get out of that safety of the usual.

Hope you have a great weekend full of new things as well!

{Photo by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester. Pillow by Arro Home.} 

happy friday + party time! (excellent!) 9 Oct 2015

Oh Joy Cake

Happy Friday guys! The next few days are full of partying for me as both of my kids are having birthday parties this weekend. Ruby's having a small one and Coco is having a bigger one (with our close friends there, too). And then, on Monday, we're taking Ruby to DISNEYLAND as an extra special birthday treat! Even though we live only 45 minutes away, we've never been there before, so it should be pretty fun. I'm also going to need a nap after all of this.

Hope you guys have a great weekend—one that is way more relaxing then mine will be ;P

P.S. Thanks to those of you who have been joining me on Periscope—it's my new favorite social media app, and I love seeing you guys there! I'll be hopping on there today at some point (you can find me @ohjoy).

{Photo by Casey Brodley, styling by Ariel Fulmer}

oh joy is 10 years old! 18 Sep 2015


Holy crap you guys. This month, my blog and business turn TEN YEARS OLD. How on earth did that happen? When I hit publish on my very first blog post 10 years ago, I never thought I'd turn this site into part of my job, have a space to be able to reach and connect with so many of you, and to have the chance to share my ideas with the world. Even once I started blogging more seriously, I never thought I'd still be doing it 10 years later. THANK YOU for being here no matter how long or how short you've been following along...

I know you haven't all been following along since the beginning (but if you have please let me know who you are!). Because I love timelines, next week, I'll be sharing a little bit about where I've started and where I've come—both as a designer, blogger, business women, and as a person. I always enjoy seeing how people follow their paths and also what happens when their path changes into something they didn't expect (raises hand).

In the meantime, enjoy your weekend! I hope it's full of things that make you sparkle inside...

{Photos by Casey Brodley, art direction by Joy Cho, styling by Ariel Fulmer. Cake topper from Sweet & Saucy.}

we'll be back... 21 Aug 2015

Oh Joy Zebra Butts

You guys! I'm going on vacation! I haven't been away on a real vacation (for more than a weekend) since Christmas of last year. So I'm excited to recharge my mind and my body and spend some uninterrupted time with my family. We're headed to Seattle for a little adventure! (Thanks again for everyone's recommendations).

I'll be posting some snaps on Instagram during our trip. But in an effort to really get away from work, I've closed my office for the week and taking a blog break as well. I'll be back here on Monday, August 31st in full force, and will be sure to share some adventures from our trip!

In the meantime, if you want to peruse some of our favorite posts from the summer, click here to see some of my all-time favorite posts.

P.S. In case you didn't know...

1. We have a general Oh Joy mailing list where you'll get a monthly newsletter and hear about new products before anyone else!

2. We also have a daily email that sends blog posts straight to your inbox. (If you sign up for either, make sure to confirm your subscription via email in order to get them!)

Have a great week all! See ya soon!

{Photo by Casey Brodley}

happy friday, you crazy animals! 14 Aug 2015

Oh Joy BandAid Animals

Oh Joy BandAid Animals

Oh Joy BandAid Animals

Happy Friday guys! I hope you have some fun things in store. Bob has been traveling for work so much lately that I'm just excited to hang with him and our girls and just be. These little animals always make me laugh. They were from Ruby's 1st birthday party, and they've seen better days so we gave them a little patch up with our Oh Joy Band-Aids :P

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Ariel Fulmer for Oh Joy}

happy friday + have a wild weekend... 7 Aug 2015

Oh Joy Zebra

Happy Friday guys! We've been going through a zebra love affair over here at the Oh Joy office so we made this fun image inspired by my current favorite jumper and summer sandals. These four little guys are now our newest office mates.

Our stylist/crafter extraordinaire, Julia, is going on maternity leave next week, and we're sad we won't get to see her everyday but so excited for her newest adventure with her little baby zebra.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

{Creative Direction and outfit styling by Joy Cho, zebra illustrations and photos by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester. Jumpsuit from Anthropologie (on sale!) and clogs by Bryr.} 

one of my favorite places to go for inspiration... 8 Jul 2015

Oh Joy Pattern Play / snacks

Sometimes when I'm in a rut, one of my favorite places to go is to a Japanese grocery store! It sounds funny to think of shopping for food when I need a change of pace, but what I find are aisles upon aisles of random foods, snacks, and random home decor items that are different than those I normally come across. Really, any sort of ethnic grocery store does wonders for me to get out of my element and see things differently (it's like traveling to another country without going too far!).

P.S. I loved these snacks I found on a recent trip to Little Tokyo, so we had to make a fun image to show them off!

{Creative Direction by Joy Cho, photo by Casey Brodley, production and styling by Julia Wester. Paper cups and plate from Oh Happy Day shop.} 


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