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Oh Joy! Team at Disneyland

Well, that's a wrap on 2018! THANK YOU all for being here and visiting Oh Joy! for however short or long you've been tuning in. We've had a crazy and amazing year, and I'm so proud of the work that my Oh Joy! team and I have done. Here's a photo from us at Disneyland last week where we celebrated with a holiday party at the happiest place on earth! Thanks from our team: Traci, Angie, Courtney, Jess, Julia, Nicole, and I....as well as our amazing freelancers Lily, Wilmarose, Kim, Lucia, and Jenner. Thanks for supporting the work we do, and we can't wait to bring you more joy in 2019. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! We'll be signing off to hang out with our families for the holidays, and we'll see you back here on January 2nd!

(Photo by some random dude at Disneyland :)

Oh Joy! Builds a House: A Construction Update!

Oh Joy! Builds A House / Construction Update

What a year it has been! In my spare time, I've been overseeing the construction of our new house...which is equal parts scary and equal parts exciting! We're now more than halfway done with most of the work so far being structural. Every single detail is checked and permitted to make sure the home is safe, stable, and earthquake proof. However, we've just started framing the house. This is the phase where it's really starting to look like a house! So here's a fun video today to share a construction update with you!

I'm so glad we installed the time lapse cameras as it's so crazy and cool to watch this long process over the course of just a few seconds. And, once the house is completely done, we'll have incredible footage what it once for our forever memories.

Oh Joy! Builds A House / Construction Update

Oh Joy! Builds A House / Construction Update

Now that the site is a little more safe for our kids to visit, it's been SO fun bringing them regularly so they can see all the work involved in building a home from scratch. In 2019, we'll be ramping up our posts more often and beginning to share my interiors process and plans with you as we get closer and closer to finishing the house. 

Oh Joy! Builds A House / Construction Update

Check out my post over at Architectural Digest's Clever to read a more detailed breakdown of all the phases shown in the above video. In the new year, we'll start diving into the interiors process and design!

{Photos by Lily Glass, video by Jenner Brown. Brinno timelapse cameras from Timelapse Cameras.} 

Going, going, almost gone!

Oh Joy! for CALPAK Suitcases

As we wrap up the end of the year (what!!?!?), I wanted to share a few of our Oh Joy! collections from 2018 that are going, going...almost gone. We can't guarantee how much longer these collections will be around, so if you've had your eye on any of these items or have been waiting for the perfect time to buy, it's now!


A New Year's Eve Photo Backdrop...

A New Year's Eve Photo Backdrop... / via Oh Joy!

New Year's Eve is always a festive time of year whether you're celebrating with one person or 100! If you're throwing a mini NYE bash at home this year, we have an extra sparkly DIY for you today...a photo backdrop perfect for a New Year's Eve party! Here's how to make one of your own...


NEW Oh Joy! for Petco for spring...


Before we sign off for the holidays later this week...we have one final launch for 2018 for you! Our NEWEST Oh Joy! for Petco for the spring. A few of the best-selling items from our holiday collection are staying a bit longer, PLUS we've added a lot of fun new items just in time for a new season. From toys to outfits to accessories, we've got it all. Come check it out...



We've got more outfits for your pups to wear with warm hoodies and sweaters to stay bundled during the winter months that transition well into the spring! With fun phrases like, "I'M PAWESOME" and "PARTY ANIMAL" on the hoodies, classy color-blocked knit sweaters, and a pink party dress, we've got a festive outfit for every pup. We also have a brand new bowtie set, a pretty floral collar, and a fun new bandana, too!




Toys, toys, toys! We added a ton of colorful toys for your puppies to play with this season: a watermelon plush toy, a strawberry plush toy, a floral rope toy, and a rainbow rope toy. You'll also notice an updated bone toy that says "WOOF!"




Accessories galore! In our new collection, we added some new pieces for you that'll help you keep your pet and pet supplies organized. We added a clutch (that holds your poop baggies!) to bring with you on walks and store your own essentials, a tote to carry your little pal in, and a colorful box for all your pup's toys!

Special thanks to our amazing models: Maggie, Rossi, Lucy, Mosbey, Hero, and Dolly Parton. 

{Pet photos by Grace Chon. Flat lay photos by Lily GlassStyling and production by Wilmarose Orlanes, flat lay styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong.}

Pattern Adventures: An Animal Print Room!


We're back today with our very last pattern adventure of the year! It's been SO fun experimenting and challenging ourselves this year with a new print each month, and I hope you enjoyed following along and were inspired to experiment with these prints, too, in your own homes and wardrobes. We're wrapping up the series and this month's theme (animal print!) with a very merry living room. Come check it out...


a festive honeycomb backdrop for your next holiday party...


The holiday season is HERE and holiday festivities are in full swing! When it comes to holiday entertaining, I love creating a moment where people can capture the memories of that moment...something tangible that they'll find years from now that will bring them back with a smile on their face. So today, we've partnered with FUJIFILM to bring you a super fun party backdrop! There are SO many fun ways to integrate the FUJIFILM instax SQUARE® SQ6 cameras into parties and gatherings with friends, and this backdrop makes the perfect photo op to do just that. Take a look...


pattern adventures: oh joy wears animal print!


Are you ready for our very last pattern adventures series of the year? We're ending with a super fun theme...animal prints! I literally have NEVER worn animal prints until this day, so it was a fun challenge for me to rock this very popular print! Here are three of my favorite ways to rock it this season, starting with a really comfy and cute outfit and ending with a holiday-party ready option. Take a look!


ombré tree DIY...

DIY Ombré Holiday Trees / via Oh Joy!

As we gear up for the holiday, here is a really pretty and fun ombré mini tree DIY using bottle brush trees. It's festive, sparkly, and makes for a whimsical winter wonderland scene in any nook of your home. Here's how to make them...


Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: Over $100

Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: $100 and Over: Joy, Julia, Jess, Courtney, Traci, Nicole, and Kim / via Oh Joy!

Today, we have our last gift guide of the season! We've packed it full of our favorite items over $100, perfect for when you want to really splurge on someone special. OR, simply send this post to someone who wants to spoil YOU and has no idea what to get you :)

01. Sincerely So Diamond Ziggy Stack Ring ($260) from Joy, 02. Lillian Farag Snake Leather Clutch ($110) from Jess, 03. Oh Joy! for Lorena Canals Happy Prism Rug ($325) from Joy, 04. Bryr clogs ($260) from kim, 05. Fossil leather watch ($115) from Courtney, 06. Oh Joy! for CALPAK Sunset Suitcase 3-Piece Set ($385) from Nicole, 07. Clare V. Alistair Petit Bag ($365) from Julia, 08. Yield french press ($120) from Traci.