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hopeful gifts that support small businesses...

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It's no question that businesses of all sizes are seeing major losses in income right now. Small businesses, especially, need all the help they can get to keep their businesses open and employees working. So, I wanted to gather a few of things I'm loving that might bring a smile to you or a loved one right now that also helps to support a small business...

1. People I've Loved pin from Broome St. General ($12), 2. Optimism Necklace from Ban.do ($38), 3. Me & My Fear book ($18), 4. My Someday is Now print by OK! (from $25), 5. Quarantine Cookie Box by Delight Patisserie ($20), 6. Happy Signet Ring by Ban.do ($98).

Valentine's Day Inspo...

Valentine's Day Inspo... / via Oh Joy!

We love celebrating Valentine's Day! From sweet cards to tasty treats and everything in between, here are our ALL-TIME FAVORITE valentine ideas. If you're looking for some inspiration to tell all your family and friends just how much you love them, or if you need a fun idea that your little one can hand out to their classmates, keep reading... 

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book review: make your kid a money genius (even if you're not)

Book Review: Make Your Kid a Money Genius by Beth Kobliner

Last week, I mentioned that this book—Make Your Kid a Money Genius by Beth Kobliner—was on my list of reads for 2020. Well, I started and finished last weekend, and I can't recommend it enough! So I thought I'd do a slightly more in detail book review. Now that I've finished it, I can tell you why every parent should read this book...

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5 books to start off the year...

5 books to start off the year... / via oh joy!

Last year was the year I started reading books again! I know, you're probably like..."What do you mean, Joy?!" Yes, folks..for several years, I stopped reading books. I mean, I skimmed books from time-to-time, and when I needed help on a topic (like parenting), I would gander through a book about it. But I mostly read articles—and with a rare exception—parenting books. But last year, I dove deeper...I read business books, mental health books, and mémoires. I just starting enjoying picking up a physical book again after a pretty long hiatus. I'm still not into fiction books, but I'll take it one step at a time. So here are five books I have on my list right now to start the year with...

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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...

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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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