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Five Fun Ideas for Mother's Day...

FIVE Fun Ideas for Mother's Day / via Oh Joy!

Mother's Day is just three days away! If you're still searching for that perfect gift that your mom will love, here are FIVE fun ideas that you can make, bake, or create!

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Gift Baskets for Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Week / Gift Basket via Oh Joy!

Did you know that next Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day!? Schools are celebrating teachers all next week for Teacher Appreciation Week, so today we're showing you a super fun and thoughtful gift basket that you can give your kid's teacher! We filled them with a few of our favorite things that teachers would love. But, feel free to customize it to your child's teacher and their favorite things. You can also make a basket of any size...it could have just one or two things in it or a medley of things. Check it out...

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the cutest valentine's day printable...

The Cutest Valentine's Day Printable... / via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! Today, we have a super cute last-minute valentine's day printable for your kids' class! It's a great alternative if you're looking for a candy-free Valentine. For this, all you need are some fun heart or star-shaped sunglasses to pair with it. Check it out...

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a crafty valentine for encouraging creativity...

A Crafty Valentines Kit / ...Oh Joy!

Oftentimes, people want to make more things, but they don't have the materials just laying around to do so. Today, we're showing you how to make a fun valentine's craft kit you can give to encourage creativity among your valentines this year! It's a fun gift packed full of supplies that they can make after Valentine's Day to make something and get those crafty muscles flowing. Here's how to make one...

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A Chic and Simple Way to Upcycle Glass Jars...

A Super Simple Way to Upcycle Glass Jars... / via Oh Joy!

If you didn't already know this about me, I'm a hoarder ;P. I have a hard time parting with beautiful things that can be used again. For this reason, I have been stock-piling glasses and jars that were once juice bottles or yogurt containers because they are too good to let go of! So today, we're showing you a something really easy (and so chic) that you can do with your previously loved glass jars, too! Check it out...

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an easy rainbow floral arrangement

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We recently made this simple, but beautiful, arrangement for a video because it's so perfect for any last-minute gathering. If you're not super comfortable arranging florals, this is an easy way to make a statement with simple white flowers that doesn't require any florist skills! The trick is to use clear glass vases and then dye the water different colors so that it makes a rainbow effect! Here's how...

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DIY Gummies for Dad!

DIY Gummies for Father's Day! / via Oh Joy!

Happy weekend and happy almost Father's Day! Here's a fun last minute treat you can make to help you tell Dad just how awesome he is...giant, homemade gummies! You can make them at home with a few ingredients, place them in a small jar, and top it off with a sweet note! Here's how...

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3 ways to furoshiki with 3 different gifts...

Three Ways to Furoshiki with Three Different Gifts... / Oh Joy!

When I went to Japan several years ago, I became obsessed with Furoshiki—a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that's super multifunctional. You can wear them as scarves, use them as wall hangings, or even to wrap presents! So often, I want to give a gift that doesn't have a box or comes in an odd shape, and a furoshiki comes to the rescue. So today, we're showing you THREE different types of gifts you can put together to give friends and family with three different ways to wrap them using a furoshiki! Here's how...

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three things to do with instant film!

3 Things to Do with Instant Film / Oh Joy!

3 Things to Do with Instant Film / Oh Joy!

My kids love using instant film cameras. However, the film isn't cheap so I try and save it for special occasions and trips where they can take a bunch all at one place. We recently went to The Flower Fields at Carlsbad and I thought it would be the perfect time to let them get snap happy, and the results were incredible! I've always wanted to turn my kids' photos into art, so we did, and today we're showing you how you can do the same. Here are three cool ways that go beyond sticking instant film on the fridge...

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ways to give back on giving tuesday and any day...

Ways to Give Back / Oh Joy!

As we head into the holidays and the season of giving gifts to our loved ones, I always think about how lucky I am to be able to buy those gifts for people I love. I also think about those who aren't getting special presents or aren't in the position to be able to give the same joy to their kids due to their particular circumstances in life.

Today is Giving Tuesday which supports and encourages giving back to your community and to others in any way you can. I take my team on a lot of fun and visually-inspiring field trips around Los Angeles, but recently we spent some time—not taking photos at an Instagrammable museum—but volunteering. We went to a local organization, Baby2Baby, that provides essentials for children and families in need. As we were packing bags of donated items for specific kids and seeing the basic items (clothes, shoes, blankets, toys, books) that they needed and just don't have, it can break your heart and also make you appreciate every day that much more.

If you are looking for ways to help give back in some way, here are a few...

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