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the best of 2017...

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Alas the time has come to say goodbye to another year. We will be closed at the Oh Joy office through end of year and back here on January 3, 2018. Thank you SO much for all of you who take the time to come visit this site and our social channels regularly. We keep creating content to add a little bit of happiness to your day and hope to continue doing so for a while to come! If you're looking for some inspiration over the holiday break, please see some of my favorite posts of the year below!


A Metallic Bar for New Year's Eve!

Color Adventures: A Metallic Bar

For our very last and final Color Adventures this year, we've created a sparkly, metallic bar filled to the brim with...DISCO BALLS! Here's how to recreate this at home...


appreciation and celebration during the holidays...



The holidays are a time to celebrate the people who are important to you. And today, I've partnered with Capital One to share with you how I recently celebrated some very important people in my life. While family often first comes to mind during the holidays, for me, it's also about those you spend everyday with...in my case, my team and co-workers at Oh Joy! I learned from my Dad to show your love and appreciation for people through food. So I regularly try and treat my team to weekly coffee, boba, or other treats. To wrap up our last week of work before the holidays, we had our year-end reviews followed by a bountiful and celebratory lunch...


dressing the team / velvet!

Oh Joy Dressing The Team / Velvet!

For our very last Dressing The Team of 2017, we're bringing you lots of ways to style VELVET! It's super hot material right now, and for good reason. It's soft, comfy, and is the perfect touch of glam for the holiday season. See how everyone on the team styled velvet in their own unique way, from dresses to jackets to pants to skirts...even shoes! Also, we are now a team of seven, so you'll see a new face here below... 


fruit hand rolls...

Fruit Hand Rolls / Oh Joy!

With the holidays fast approaching, we're always looking for easy solutions for finger foods to keep guests satiated before the main meal as they mingle and catch up with one another. So today, we've partnered with KitchenAid to share our recipe for these beautiful (and easy!) Fruit Hand Rolls. Here's how...


an easy gift to make: diy drawstring bag!

DIY Drawstring Bag / Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! This week has been crazy as we prep to close up for the holiday break next week. Today, I wanted to end the week with a fun little DIY drawstring bag to make for yourself OR as a gift for the holidays. It can even be made and then used to hold another holiday present for an extra special two-in-one gift. Here's how...


Color Adventures: Oh Joy Wears Metallic!


I can't believe it's time for our last Color Adventure of the year! Since December is full of celebrations and decorations that sparkle and shine, we picked one of the most festive "colors" around...metallic! It's perfect for all those holiday parties and will help you ring in the New Year with pizzazz. Take a look...


Simple Painted Holiday Houses DIY...

Holiday Painted Ceramic Houses DIY...

Christmas is less than two weeks away. And, if you're like me, you still have so many things to do, gifts to get, lists to check, work to get done before you can get a little holiday relaxation in. If you're hosting for the holidays or simply want some last minute cheer to deck the halls, here's a really easy one for you!


oh joy gift guide: gifts for kids!


Our last gift guide for this year is all about the kids. With items ranging in price point and both wearable and playable, here are a few of my favorite things for kids!

01. Cabbages and Kings scarf, 02. Nailmatic washable nail polish, 03. knot pillow by Juju and Jake, 04. Custom books by Read Your Story,  05. tees from June & January, 06. Small Lot shoes, 07. Cuddle and Kind stuffed animals, 08. Oh Joy! Band-Aids, 09. Cub Coats, 10. Honor Society merit badges, 11. Bravery Magazine, 12. Olli Ella Holdie House.

oh joy field trip: the happy place!

Oh Joy Field Trip: The Happy Place

After the success of Museum of Ice Cream and Color Factory, it's been cool to see more "experience museums" pop up in Los Angeles. We recently took an Oh Joy Field Trip to...the Happy Place! The space is all about things that give you instant joy...candy, rainbows, cake, flowers...you know, all the GOOD stuff...