Oh JoyOh Joy

a painted nutcracker diy...

a painted nutcracker diy... / via oh joy!

It's officially the week before Christmas! So today, we're sharing one last DIY that'll bring color and cheer to your home! And the best part? It's simple enough to make while drinking hot chocolate and watching your favorite holiday movie. Take a look...

READ MORE

weekend project: a vertical village for the holidays...

a vertical village for the holidays... / via oh joy!

If you live in a smaller home, here's a fun DIY that uses every inch you have by maximizing wall space! We took colorful ceramic houses, painted them, and then created festive winter scenes with them on vertical shelves. Check it out...

READ MORE

A Festive Charcuterie Board with Three Homemade Dips...

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips... / via oh joy!

It's no secret that I'm in love with charcuterie boards! They're one of my go-to's when hosting parties because they're made of easily-sourced ingredients, can be assembled for both large or smaller gatherings, and they are pretty enough to double as a centerpiece. When entertaining, I like to add my own personal touch whenever possible to bring an extra pop of color to the table.

So today, in partnership with KitchenAid, I'm showing you how to create three delicious dipping sauces (bright pink beet hummus, garlic herb yogurt dip, and spinach cream cheese dip!) using the 7 Cup Food Processor. Come see how...

2019_11_15_Kitchen-Aid-Charcuterie-Dips-61-blog

The KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor is the real MVP because it's so easy to use. Sometimes I avoid cooking for parties entirely because of the clean-up, but the bowl, lid, and accessories are ALL dishwasher-safe, which gives me one less thing to have to wash by hand. It's also really simple to use because it has a one-click, twist-free bowl assembly, latched lid, and a sealed and leak-resistant work bowl.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Beet Hummus
- 17 oz. store-bought hummus
- 5 baby beets, diced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Feta, olive oil, lemon zest (for garnish)

Here's how...
1. Wash, trim, and dice beets. 
2. Add beets, hummus, and lemon juice to the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor.
3. Pulse until fully combined.
4. Top with olive oil, crumbled feta, and lemon zest.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Spinach Cream Cheese Dip
- 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1 large handful spinach
- 1/3 medium shallot, sliced
- Pomegranate seeds, chopped dill (for garnish)

Here's how...
1. Sauté spinach.
2. Peel and cut shallots.
3. Add cream cheese, spinach, and shallots to the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor.
4. Pulse until fully combined.
5. Top with pomegranate seeds and chopped fresh dill.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Garlic Herb Yogurt Dip
- 17 oz. Greek yogurt
- 1 bunch dill
- 1 bunch chives
- 1/2 clove garlic
- Chopped pistachios (for garnish)

Here's how...
1. Peel garlic clove and cut in half.
2. Loosely chop herbs.
3. Add yogurt, garlic, and herbs to the KitchenAid® 7 Cup Food Processor.
4. Pulse until fully combined.
5. Top with chopped pistachios.

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

The sauces add such a fun element to the table! I could've easily used plain hummus, but bright pink hummus is way more fun and is exactly the unexpected splash of color and flavor that I love. 

Charcuterie Board with Homemade Dips...

Enjoy! And let us know if you make any of these dips for your upcoming holiday gatherings!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael and Joy Cho.}

weekend project: a snowflake garland...

a snowflake garland diy... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! We love holiday decor that is festive but not super traditional (and not just the usual red and green combo!). So today, we're showing you how to make a pretty and modern snowflake garland that makes a fun weekend project! 

READ MORE

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe...

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

If you're like me and adore chocolate-covered strawberries, you're going to LOVE this frozen strawberry hot chocolate! It's inspired by one of my favorite indulgent treats, is super decadent, and is perfect for all of your holiday parties. So, in partnership with KitchenAid, I've used the new K400 Blender to create a deliciously simple recipe that makes a rich frozen hot chocolate and blends in sweet strawberries for a fruity twist.

The KitchenAid® K400 Blender is ideal for recipes like this because it has an "Icy Drink" pre-set, so you can get the texture just right. You can also control the taste and texture for your exact recipe with the 5-speed dial. It's super quick (blending even the toughest ingredients!), which is extra handy when party prepping.

I love making things that put a twist on classic recipes to make it a bit unexpected and incorporate a dash of whimsy, so these are garnished in true Oh Joy! fashion. Check it out...

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

You'll need...
- 2 cups strawberries (hulled, whole)
- 1-1/2 cups chocolate milk (we used pea milk to make it dairy-free)
- 3/4 cups cocoa powder (we used unsweetened bc the chocolate milk adds sugar)
- 4 cups ice

For the toppings..
- whipped cream
- freeze-dried strawberries, crumbled
- chocolate shavings
- sprinkles
- shredded coconut

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

Here's how...
1. In the KitchenAid® K400 Blender, add ice, chocolate milk, hot cocoa powder, and strawberries.
2. Blend until fully mixed.
3. Pour into glasses and top with a dollop of whipped cream. Then sprinkle on any other toppings you'd like!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

Whenever I whip up something special for a party (or even just for myself!), I like to add something unexpected. Sprinkles are usually a great way to do this because almost anything tastes even sweeter with some sprinkles on top. Plus, sprinkles add a fun shimmer for a festive statement, especially for the holidays! So, for this drink, we piled on the pretty (and delicious) toppings!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

my favorite frozen hot chocolate recipe... / via oh joy!

Have a glass (or two) with friends for a holiday party...it's perfect for both casual and more fancy gatherings! Enjoy!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

a colorful nesting table diy...

a colorful nesting table diy... / via oh joy!

We're all about space-saving tricks for the home, especially when it comes to kid stuff! While it's nice to have extra tables and storage on hand, it's even nicer when you're able to tuck them away as needed or to consolidate multiple items into one. So today, we're showing you how to maximize nesting tables!

READ MORE

mini thanksgiving pies...

mini thanksgiving pies... / via oh joy!

It's officially just one week until Thanksgiving! No matter what you've got planned for the day, these cute mini banana cream pies will fit in perfectly ;). They're super easy to whip up, but they look like we spent a lot of time in the kitchen making them, right?! Check it out...

READ MORE

an iron-on diy for your jacket!

an iron-on diy for your jacket! / via oh joy!

Happy Monday! Here's a fun project and way to bring life to a simple jacket you already own. It's also a fun way to personalize a gift for a friend this holiday season. Check it out...

READ MORE

how to make a marbled planter...

how to make a marbled planter... / via oh joy!

Who remembers when we made these marbled hanging planters a few years ago? They were such a hit, that today, we're back to give them a fun update. We used more muted colors (less neon!) and opted to keep them as regular planters to place on a shelf or stack of books. It's a fun way to bring multiple colors to a plain pot, and the possibilities are endless to create your own unique work of art! 

READ MORE

oh joy! for plus-plus...

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

I fell in love with Plus-Plus a couple years ago after Ruby received them as a birthday gift. My girls play with them for HOURS and create tons of shapes, towns, animals, and so much more. Plus-Plus is one shape with endless possibilities. Designed and made in Denmark, this deceptively simple shape is the ultimate in open-ended play. You can make flowers, butterflies, robots...the list goes on and on. So, I'm thrilled to announce that we've partnered with Plus-Plus to bring you two exclusive color-ways sold only in our Oh Joy shop!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

They're available in two fun color-ways: Sunset and Ocean. We love them on their own or combined together for a full rainbow of colors!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

Perfect for kids ages 5-12, they're great for bringing to restaurants to entertain little ones while out at a restaurant, to the doctor’s office, or anytime a wait is expected. I keep a tube in my car to have on hand just in case! With just one simple shape, kids will have tons of fun creating their own masterpieces. 

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

Each tube has 280 pieces for $18 for they make great birthday and holiday gifts (or stocking stuffers!). Or have a whole table of them for a play date, birthday, or any day and the little ones in your life will LOVE! Shop them now in our shop right here!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}