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happy friday + behind the frame...

Oh Joy! / Behind the Frame

Back in the early days of blogging, I was taking random (often not amazing) photos and posting them here for all to see. It was rough and scrappy, but also there was so much less pressure and expectation than social media often has today. Now, we offer original content (which I love) and beautiful, professional photos (which I also love). But, we really wanted to remind you of the real stuff that goes on behind the frame...all the mess off to the side, the beautiful photos that sometimes come about by accident, and just a little bit more behind-the-scenes. Hence, this post today...!

Oh Joy! / Behind the Frame

It's a simple look at a moment in time here at Oh Joy, but it shows you the talented people who help make our concepts, photos, posts, products, and partnerships come together. In this instance, I was checking out the work that Julia and Jess (pictured above) were working on for another project when they started taping pieces of art from the other project onto my jumpsuit. All-of-a-sudden, I was a walking canvas, and this photo you see first in the post came to life. Those are sometimes the happy accidents that come when we're fast at work on other stuff, and I love it all.

If you want to see more of these little peeks at the real life stuff happening over here at Oh Joy!, let us know below in the comments!

Happy Friday!

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

see ya next year!

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 :)

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!

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NEW in the oh joy shop!

NEW in the Oh Joy! Shop...

Happy Friday! We just added A LOT of new, bright things to the Oh Joy! shop that I want to show you. We introduced a HOLIDAY section, which I'm super excited about, new jewelry, and really cute travel kits. Take a look...

NEW in the Oh Joy! Shop...

NEW in the Oh Joy! Shop...

Holiday — Decorating the tree is one of my favorite things to do EVER, so I’m extra excited that we have holiday ornaments in the shop! They're all whimsical, colorful, and bright. Each one has a personality of their own and will bring pure magic to your holidays. We also have a very special Sparkling Palm Tree ornament to benefit those in devastation from the California wildfires.

NEW in the Oh Joy! Shop...

NEW in the Oh Joy! Shop...

Travel — How cute are these mini emergency kits!? They make great gifts, stocking stuffers, and are the perfect travel companion for the holidays.

NEW in the Oh Joy! Shop...

NEW in the Oh Joy! Shop...

Jewelry — We added FIVE new bracelets to the shop! Whether you're looking for something colorful or a more simple and dainty piece, we've got you covered. They make great gifts, but we won't tell if you get one for yourself ;) 

Have a great weekend!

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

Introducing Oh Joy! for Petco!

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco!

Today is the day! I'm SO excited to announce our newest collection for...are you ready? PETS! We've partnered with the go-to retailer, Petco, to bring you all the essentials for your pet with a dash of color, whimsy, and fun. Our new Oh Joy! for Petco holiday collection includes bowls, beds, collars, toys, clothing, and gifts for the pet owner! Take a look... 

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

Accessories for you and your pet! Our collection not only includes all the necessities for your pet but also includes lots of fun pieces for YOU, like mugs, tumblers, and catchalls. They also make great gifts for your friends and family who adore their pets as much as you adore them.

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

Holiday decor and lots of cute toys! From plush toys to rope toys to rubber toys, we've got something for your pup to play with and for you to put under the tree for them this year. And for the pet lover in your life? Get them our whimsical cat and dog ornaments as the perfect gift.

Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

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Introducing Oh Joy! For Petco...

Festive Clothing! Celebrate the season in with our festive party attire! Our dog tuxedos, dresses, bandanas, and bowties are perfect for holiday parties and to ring in the New Year. I mean, can you even take the cuteness here?!!?

The Oh Joy! for Petco holiday collection is in select stores now and is online for SIX WEEKS only! Grab them while you can. And be sure to tag us on Instagram with #OhJoyForPetco so we can see and share your cuties!  

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

{Pet photos by Grace Chon. Flatlay photos by Lily GlassStyling and production by Wilmarose Orlanes, styling assistance by Jess Hong.}

happy friday + the LA Times!

The Oh Joy! Studio in the Los Angeles Times

OMG! The Los Angeles Times recently stopped by the Oh Joy! Studio to take some photos for an article, and look. It's HERE! It's been so fun (and definitely surreal) to see our space come to life in print. We gave them the grand tour and gave them a glimpse into what it's like working in the studio, sharing an open space, and how we designed it for our needs. For those of you not in Los Angeles or who missed it, you can read it here!

Oh, and happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

{Photo by Lily Glass. Sources shown: Castle stripe pillow, Castle petal throw blanket, Castle duvet cover. }

new oh joy! x erin condren designs for fall...

New Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Designs!

Happy Monday! Today, we have three FRESH NEW Oh Joy! x Erin Condren designs just in time for fall: Joyful Jungle, Lovely Lines, and Dainty Dabs! In addition to these three prints, we're also introducing a few brand new items to help you stay organized this season. Yep, that's right! We now have petite journals perfect for jotting ideas on-the-go, bigger journals, paper tape, notebooks, wedding planners, address books, and more...

New Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Designs!

Joyful Jungle — This tropical design features lush greens, deep blues, pretty pinks, and fun metallic accents. If I HAD to pick a favorite new print, this one might be it! Here we have it in our Planner Folio, Notebook, Petite Journal, Notepad, and Notecards

New Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Designs!

Lovely Lines — This print is subtle, playful, and sophisticated all at once! It's a fun twist on the traditional stripe design and, of course, has pops of gold metallic throughout, making it perfect for fall. Here you can see it in our Notebook, Petite Journal, and Notepad. PLUS, can you spot our new Floral Festival Paper Tape?

New Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Designs!

Dainty Dabs — I love how delicate this design is! We layered brushstrokes in all the autumnal hues on a navy backdrop to create the perfect blend for fall and winter. We added in silver metallic strokes as well, making it look like a sparkly night sky. Here we have our Planner FolioLifePlanner™, Journal, Notepad, Petite Journal, and Notecards

New Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Designs!

Which one is your favorite? You can shop them all exclusively online now at Erin Condren! There are so many great ones to stock up for holiday gifts for relatives, friends, teachers, and co-workers, too!

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

happy friday + oh joy from 2005 to 2018...

Oh Joy / 13 years!

You guys! Oh Joy is officially a teenager! When I started this business 13 years ago, I never expected to have a business that was so connected to a community of people through the Internet! I never thought I'd make real, live friends through it. I never thought I'd connect with people all over the world and get to share my vision with complete strangers. I never thought that it would give me the opportunity to create something from nothing and create a job I truly love doing every day.

In celebration, I'm looking back at the last 13 years to show how things have changed and evolved and grown (both personally and professionally) in the last decade. This is a long post (but a fun one). So I hope you'll hang out and read along...

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all four collections of Oh Joy Band-Aids over the years!

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Since this is our very last collection of BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages by Oh Joy! & First Aid Kit by Oh Joy after four amazing years, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down design memory lane and take a peek at all four collections over the years...

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new oh joy for erin condren!

 

Oh Joy! for Erin Condren Stationery

You've probably seen our Oh Joy! x Erin Condren LifePlanner™ by now, but did you know we have fun accessories, too? It's true! We've got lots of cute things to help you stay organized, all in our signature playful designs. Take a look...

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