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oh joy! academy love...

oh joy! academy love... / via oh joy!

It's only been six months since we launched the Oh Joy! Academy, and it's been super fulfilling for me to help you with your goals and businesses in so many ways. I love getting feedback from our courses, workbooks, and sessions, as it helps us here at Oh Joy! to continue finding ways to grow our academy to help you the most!

So today, I wanted to share some of the incredible feedback we have received so far which makes me truly so happy to see how much you have all gained from it...

How to Grow a Dream Team / via Oh Joy!

How to Grow a Dream Team — In this online video class, I teach you how to grow a team for your business.

"I walked away from Joy's class with a better understanding of how to take tangible steps to create the business of my dreams. Transitioning from being a solopreneur feels scary. I've taken a few online and weekend in-person business courses, and this one felt the most doable and practical step-by-step. It's a true road map in many ways, even as it was specific to how she did it, I felt it was customized for my needs!" — Bevin, Fat Kid Dance Party Aerobics

"Joy's class was an eye opener to say the least! I appreciated her ability to cut through the nuances of 21st century hiring and hiring practices. She gave me clear direction for identifying loyal, talented team members and beyond that, how to keep them long term and running a team on the day-to-day. Going forward, I now feel confident in how and when I need to fill roles and am excited to build my team!" — Kara Nilsson, Leisure Lane

One on One Business Coaching with Joy Cho / via Oh Joy!

One-on-One Business Coaching - I offer 4 spots per month to work with you on your biggest goals and hurdles.

"Signing up for the Business Coaching Session with Joy was by far one of the smartest decisions I've made for my company/brand thus far. She has been such an inspiration over the past several years, so being able to chat with her and pick her brain was such a gift. She went above and beyond every step of the way. I couldn't get over how generous and focused she was. We covered everything I wanted to touch on and more. I'm thrilled she is offering these sessions because it's clearly just one more talent she should be sharing with the world. Snag one if you can!" — Erin Campbell, ABC's of the 80's

"A business coaching session with Joy was an incredible way to follow through on a personal resolution by getting guidance from such a creative and professional trailblazer. I had been putting off taking the next steps with a project, but the session and follow-up feedback has helped me to recognize my own progress and to solidify my vision moving forwardI could tell that she put a great deal of work into our call beforehand; this meant a lot to me as the client because I'm also a loyal social media follower so I know how much she has going on at any given time." — Erin Sanders

How to Pitch a Book Idea / via Oh Joy!

How to Pitch a Book Idea — A 40 Page Workbook that leads you through how to concept, develop, and pitch a book idea to an agent or publisher

"As a freelance editor, I think Joy has done a great job covering all of the key components of the book proposal and publishing process from beginning to end. What I love most about this guide though is that it's not only a booklet of step-by-step instructions but also a workbook! It's as if you can attend a virtual pitch workshop with her and walk away with simple, easy-to-follow actionable steps!  I recommend this guide to anyone interested in the book proposal and publishing process." — Bee Tangsurat
 
"For anyone feeling overwhelmed by the process of writing a book, this is an invaluable resource. My sister-in-law and I are first-time authors working on a series of children's books. We have learned so much by working through this workbook. Thank you!"  — Jessica Green, Workwell Consulting
 
Also, if there are any other topics that you'd be interested in seeing in the future, please let us know in the comments! Thank you again to all of you who have joined us in the Oh Joy! Academy so far! Can't wait to continue to grow with all of you.
 
{Lead photo by Lily Glass. Graphics by Angie Stalker.} 

oh joy builds a house: the living room!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

I'm back with another house update! I'm excited to show you at peek at what we're working on for our living room. It's been so fun collaborating with Cleo and her team at Project M+ on our interiors. Together, we've created some really beautiful rooms that I can't wait watch come to life!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy! // Peacock at Sunset Living Room

Our living room mixes rich and bright tones with wood, white, black, and brass. I'm calling the current inspiration..."A peacock at Sunset" with the bluish green velvet couch and accents of color in coral, mustard, and pale pink. It's meant to be cozy, yet chic.

1. Perigold desk chair, 2. Interior Define Charley Sleeper Sectional in Malachite velvet with Lulu and Georgia Sunset Pillows, 3. Modshop credenza, 4. Clare Classic paint, 5. side table from Lulu & Georgia, 6. Justina Blakeney chair, 7. Sarah Sherman Samuel for Lulu & Georgia rug, 8. Lulu & Georgia side table, 9. Mohawk wood floors in Beachwood Oak.

We have a few fun details that are coming to life that I can share progress with you on...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

A Light Well! One side of the house is filled with large windows. And the other side is built into the hill where we can't have any windows. So our architects at Project M+ created light wells built into a couple areas of the house (like the living room). The light wells allow light to come in from the top down in a similar way that a skylight brings light in. It's a really beautiful detail that I've never seen before! We'll likely put a big, beautiful plant in this one.

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

Wood ceiling! To make this room feel extra cozy, it's been paneled with a wood ceiling that's a shade lighter than the floor. This was the first area of the house to get wood paneling (before the floors) so I love to look up at it already. This is the only room with this extra ceiling detail!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: The Living Room / via Oh Joy!

Help me pick fabric for the chairs! For the side chairs in the living room, I love these swivel chairs by my friend, Justina Blakeney. We're looking at two of these chairs but would change out the current white fabric upholstery with another fabric that will fit with the current palette yet also make the chairs more durable with kids. Here are a few of my favorite options, which do YOU like best?!

A. and B. Annie Coop Textiles fabric, C. Drop It Modern Line fabric, D. Drop It Modern Kitten fabric, E. Drop It Modern Azteca fabric, F. Drop it Modern Femme fabric.

And, check out my post over at Architectural Digest's Clever for my tips on things to consider when designing a chic living room that's also kid-friendly!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture by Project M+, Interiors in collaboration with Cleo Murnane at Project M+. All other layouts by Joy Cho. My dress is Mara Hoffman (past season), sweater is Misha and Puff, boots are Red Wing Heritage.} 

i'm shopping for you since i can't shop for myself!

Oh Joy! Vintage

If you follow along on my Instagram stories, you may know I've been on a shopping (clothing) spending freeze this year because of our home build. I've been shifting what I would normally spend in fun clothing purchases and putting that towards our house.

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a cool vinyl backpack diy...

a cool vinyl backpack diy... / via oh joy!

You know those super trendy, cute clear backpacks? We're showing you how to add a little something-something to them to make them your very own! I don't always love the idea of EVERYONE seeing every little thing in my bag, so with this fun DIY you'll give yourself a bit more privacy, add extra color and sparkle to your day, and you'll get to customize it exactly as you want it. Plus, you can use this technique for either an adult or kid's backpack! Check it out...

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color adventures: a cool seating area...

color adventures: a cool seating area...

Kick back and relax in this calm and cozy seating area! Inspired by this month's Color Adventures, we styled it with all cool tones in our favorite shades of green, blue, and purple. It's one of our new favorite spaces. Check it out...

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