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how to shop vintage on pinterest...

How to Shop Vintage on Pinterest... / via Oh Joy!

Wearing vintage is one of my all-time favorite things. I love that each piece has a story attached to it (it's fun to imagine who owned the piece before me and what their life was like). I love the idea that I'm reusing clothes and also getting to hand them down over the years. Vintage pieces also incorporate so much color, personality, and amazing details that make an outfit one of a kind.

So...I created a "Vintage" Pinterest board with lots of my favorite styles. Pinterest recently rolled out a feature where you can SHOP items similar to ones in the image. That means that even though a lot of the pieces on the board will be one-of-a-kind and not something you can find now. But, with this new feature, you can find vintage pieces that are similar...or new pieces that have a similar look and feel. Here's a crash course in how to use the feature...

How to Shop Vintage on Pinterest... / via Oh Joy!

1) Here's my vintage board! As you can see, it's filled with lots of color and fun accessories. 

How to Shop Vintage on Pinterest... / via Oh Joy!

2) Browse shoppable ideas. But what about when you find something you LOVE and want something similar of your own? Scroll beneath a Pin to browse “Products like this”: similar in-stock items you can shop for right from Pinterest.

How to Shop Vintage on Pinterest... / via Oh Joy!

3) "More Ideas" for your board. Then, save your favorites to your own board and click the "More ideas" button at the top of the page to jump into Pins related to what you’ve saved.

How to Shop Vintage on Pinterest... / via Oh Joy!

4) The "Shop Style" page. From here, you can select the category you're interested in seeing more of from the menu on the left side. Select the first option, "Shop Style" and it'll take you to a page filled with shoppable pieces (see above!). All of these Pins have the current price listed, and in one click will take you straight to the checkout page to purchase from the shop.

And there you go! You can scroll through SO MANY options and styles and find something that's perfect for you! This feature works with lots of boards and things, so be sure to check it out when pinning!

I love it when I'm trying to find a certain look that is unique, and also as a tool to find new things that I didn't even know existed!

{Lead photo by Lily Glass}

an on-the-go park bag!

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Happy Friday! With spring all around, we're trying to spend as much time outside as possible to soak up that sun that's back. To be prepared for that last-minute trip to the park or playground, we created this ever-ready bag that's packed with everything you'll need for a day outside with the kids. So whenever the weather is just right, grab this bag, your kids, and hit the park! Here's what you need for an on-the-go park bag with lots of affordable items you can grab from the dollar section...

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Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: $50-100

Oh Joy Team Gift Guide: $50 to $100: Joy, Traci, Kim, Jess, Julia, Courtney, Nicole / via Oh Joy!

We're back today with our fourth gift guide of the season! This time we have Oh Joy! team picks from $50 to $100...when you want to spend a little more for that special someone on your list! 

01. Kristin Ess curling iron ($60) from Joy, 02. Kaleido Pink Breeze Convertible Tote Bag ($64) from Traci, 03. Instax Mini 9 ($56) from Kim, 04. CASTLE YEAH sweatshirt ($84) from Joy, 05. Poketo coasters ($68) from Jess, 06. Ok! by Angie Stalker Happy Myles framed print ($99) from Courtney, 07. Glamorous furry stripe coat ($70) from Julia, 08. Meri Meri Space Twin Sheet Set ($100) from Nicole.

Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: $50 and under

Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide $25 to $50: Joy, Jess, Julia, Kim, Nicole, Traci, Courtney / via Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! We're back today with our second holiday gift guide of the season! Last week we shared the Oh Joy! team picks under $25, and this time we're sharing our favorites in the $25 to $50 range. These are great gifts for family, friends, and co-workers who you want to spend a little more on. These gifts are thoughtful, but won't break your budget!

01. Poketo Themis Prism Mobile ($49.50) from Julia, 02. bkr Glass Water Bottle ($48) from Kim, 03. Sugar & Cloth Melamine Condiment Cup set ($25) from Jess, 04. Shashi Golden Sunrise Beaded Bracelet ($44) + Shashi Color Lovers Beaded Bracelet ($42) from Courtney + Traci, 05. Free People Skin Gym Rose Quartz Facial Roller ($28) from Nicole, 06. Ban.do Initial Stud Earrings ($25) from Kim, 07. Herbivore Botanical ROSE QUARTZ Illuminating Body Oil ($48) from Traci, 08. Little Market Personalized Candle ($30) from Courtney, 9. Society6 This Is A Good Day To Have A Good Day Framed Art Print ($50) from Julia, 10. Xenia Taler Marina Dessert Plate - Set of Four ($42) from Joy + Jess, 11. Oh Joy! for CALPAK Power Luggage Tag ($32) from Joy + Nicole.

oh joy! team gift guide: under $25!

Oh Joy! Team Gift Guide: $25 and Under: Traci, Nicole, Julia, Jess, Kim, Courtney, and Joy / via Oh Joy!

The holiday season is here! And we're kicking off this year's gift guides with a series filled with picks from the entire Oh Joy! team. We've each picked at least one item in a variety of price points that we'll be sharing with you as we lead up to Christmas...

01. Pinch Mini Emergency Kit ($18) from Joy, 02. Knotwork LA incense holder ($24) from Kim, 03. Ban.do thermal mug ($18) from Julia, 04. Fine Little Day tray ($24) from Jess, 05. West Elm marble and copper dip bowl ($15) from Traci, 06. Oh Joy for Erin Condren notebook ($25) from Courtney, 07. palm tree ornament from Oh Joy! shop ($18), 08. Oh Joy! phone case ($25) from Nicole, 09. Machete mini hoop earrings ($25) from Joy, and 10. Rifle Paper Co. pen ($16) from Joy.

Furoshiki: How To Wear!

  3 Ways to Wear Furoshiki / via Oh Joy!

We've showed you three ways to wrap a Furoshiki (a Japanese wrapping cloth), and now today, we're showing you a few of my favorite ways to wear one! Whether it's as a headband or a scarf, here are step-by-step instructions on how to rock one...

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meal prep for the work week!

How I Meal Prep for the Work Week / Oh Joy!

I have to admit...I am not great at meal prep. I have a hard time getting ahead for the week when it comes to meals, and I've been trying to be better about that. Especially when it comes to lunches at work, it can get expensive to get take-out or delivery every day. I don't always have enough leftover dinner from the night before to pack for lunch, so I made it a mission to get better at that and starting by doing it in a way that feels more manageable. Today, I've partnered with Blue Apron to share this Garlic & Soy-Glazed Shrimp with Charred Broccoli & Hot Green Pepper Sauce recipe by Chrissy Teigen for Blue Apron that I made for 5 days of work week lunches. (And as a bonus to all our Oh Joy! readers, we have a special offer from Blue Apron for $50 off your first two weeks for the first 50 people to claim it HERE!)

See how I turned one of these meals into my whole week of lunches...

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what we did before working at oh joy!

What We Did Before Working at Oh Joy! / via Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! Often when I show the Oh Joy! team on Instagram Stories, people ask me how they got their jobs at Oh Joy, what they did before, and also about how I started this company. So today, we have an extra special post that gives you a little peek into what everyone was doing before they joined the team here. See it all right here...

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happy friday + when siblings don't get along...

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One of the most common questions/comments I get on Instagram stories is..."Your kids seem to get along so well! They don't seem to ever fight with each other!" Umm....ha. That is not true AT ALL. They are just like any other set of siblings and do sometimes argue and don't get along. Some days are better than others.

Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright (who wrote my favorite sleep book, The Happy Sleeper) just came out with a parenting book called Now Say This. When I received an advance copy back in December, it came at a time when my kids were starting to play so well together, but also arguing more then ever. Not only did I learn some other amazing parenting techniques from their book that I use everyday with each of my kids, their book also helped me figure out what to do when sibling rivalry does occur. Since the sibling aspect is one area I think a lot of parents struggle with, I asked them to share some tips for us! Take a look at some common questions they often get asked, and I hope this helps some of you parents out there, too...

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pinterest 101...

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Raise your hand if you LOVE Pinterest! Back in 2010, I was one of the first people to try out the then new site before it was available to the public. Since then, it's been a go-to tool for me both as a designer and content creator. My team and I use it daily to seek inspiration and to share ideas and images with one another. Now, more than 200M people use the platform every month find and save recipes to cook, products to buy, home decor and other ideas they want to try. As a business owner, I use Pinterest not only to find new ideas but also to share the images and products we create with 5 million Pinners each month. Since I always get a lot of questions about the platform, I thought it would be fun to share some tips with you for using Pinterest to build your brand and grow your business. 

People on Pinterest are actively looking for ideas to try tomorrow or someday—whether that’s a fresh recipe or a twist on an outfit. That makes them the perfect audience for whatever new ideas you’re cooking up. And Pinterest can help you grow your business because it works differently from other sites...

  1. More traffic for you—When people find an idea they want to try, they can click through to the specific page on your site to learn how to make, do, or buy it. 
  2. Reach beyond your followers—On Pinterest, your followers are the first to see your ideas. And the more they engage with your content, the more it gets shown in other places on Pinterest—like search results, feeds, and recommendations—for hundreds of millions of Pinners to discover.
  3. Your ideas live on and on—People can discover your ideas the moment you post them or months from now. It all depends on what they’re looking for and when they post them. People can discover your ideas the moment you post them or months from now. It all depends on what they’re looking for and when they need it. Your Pins keep delivering value for years to come—not just the first day you post them.

If you're looking for a deeper dive into the nuances of Pinterest, here are some common questions I often get asked...

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