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easy color-block shelves...

easy color-block shelves... / via oh joy!

It's nothing new that we love color-blocking here at Oh Joy! There are SO many fun ways to color-block with shelves (like this or this). But for this bright, whimsical playroom, we thought it would be fun to add in painted color-blocked walls and then incorporate shelving into the space. It creates a great focal wall that is stylish, functional, AND allows you to introduce even more color into your space. Check it out...


omg! kid planners are here...

Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Planners / via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday and happy almost July! July means we're in full-on summer mode with vacations, fireworks, and the start of all the 2019-2020 Oh Joy! x Erin Condren planners! We're celebrating extra this year because the whole family can join in on the fun with their new kid planners! My girls LOVE them, and you can customize the kid planners with our cover designs so that you and your mini me can match. Come check it out...


a colorful picnic table for your kids...

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

Summertime means lots of playing outdoors and tons of PICNICS! So today, we're showing you how to make this fun striped kids' picnic table to put right in your own backyard...


match with your mini me!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

I'm a huge fan of a matching moment with me and my girls. So today, we created a fun and whimsical "mama and me" matching tee and onesie set in partnership with Cricut! Inspired by our favorite summer activities (lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun at the beach, strolling the farmers market, and leisurely picnics in the park!) we infused both pieces with lots of playful shapes and tons of bright colors. The best part is that you can customize your very own, too, and match your little ones all summer long. Here's how...

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

You'll need...
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks (t-shirts, coasters, and a baby onesies!)
- Cricut EasyPress2
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

Here's how...
1) We used infusible ink transfer sheets in a variety of colors. We chose rose pink, bright green, ultra violet, and mermaid rainbow. 
2) We used the Cricut Maker to cut out our pattern of stars and dots onto the infusible ink transfer sheets on each colored sheet.
3) Once it was all cut, we mixed in the pattern from each color onto one sheet. 
4) Then, we infused the design into your Invisible Ink Blanks canvas with Cricut EasyPress

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

Voila! Because it's made from ink transfer (versus iron-on decals) the vibrancy of the colors will last wash after wash! And, the fabric stays super soft. It's so easy and fun and the possibilities are ENDLESS. We loved the design so much and because the EasyPress2 can do more than just clothes and totes, we could use it on even more items...

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

We kept the fun going and used the design on coasters, too! Everyone will be so impressed you MADE it, plus they make a great hostess gift!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong.}

weekend project: a ring toss diy...

weekend project: a ring toss diy... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! When we came across these colorful dog hooks, we had to find a fun way to use them! So as we head into the weekend, we're sharing a super fun ring toss DIY that's perfect for your kid's room or to put outside during the summer for backyard parties. Games instantly make any space more playful, and I love when we can incorporate them into the decor! Here's how to make one of your own...


dressing the babe: how to style our sneakers (+ a special sale!)

dressing the babe: sneakers (+ a sale!) / via oh joy!

Today, we're showing you three super fun ways to style your mini me in Oh Joy! for See Kai Run sneakers to celebrate our special summer promotion this week! We love these sneakers for all occasions. You can pair them with a dress, colorful shorts, or a cute graphic tee and you've got an outfit perfect for running, skipping, hopping, and playing all day long. Here are THREE of my favorite ways to style them... 

dressing the babe: sneakers (+ a sale!) / via oh joy!

Spirit Animals — Our Sprinkle Step sneakers make the perfect pop of color to an outfit! We paired them with a fun black and white dress and added a dreamy sequin bow on top. 

Spirit Animals:  Rolly Polly bow, Thief & Bandit dress (past season), Oh Joy! for See Kai Run shoes.

dressing the babe: sneakers (+ a sale!) / via oh joy!

Flower Power — It's a casual and fun summer with shorts, sneakers, and a tank top! This is an outfit that I wish came in my exact grown-up size. We paired our Bouncing Blooms hightop sneakers with it to carry through the floral theme with a bright mix of color. And how cute is this bunny bag!

Flower Power: Rolly Polly bow, Mochi Kids shirt (past season), Big Kiss Little Kiss shorts, Meri Meri bunny bag, Oh Joy! for See Kai Run shoes.

dressing the babe: sneakers (+ a sale!) / via oh joy!

Calm and Cool — This outfit is the epitome of cool. With fun black and white graphic shorts, a cute avocado tee, and hightop sneakers with iridescent straps, it's cool enough for any kid on the block, and every piece is easy to wash for those unavoidable messes our kids always get into!

Calm and Cool: Whistle & Flute shirt, Mochi Kids shorts, Oh Joy! for See Kai Run shoes.

dressing the babe: sneakers (+ a sale!) / via oh joy!

P.S. AND, this week only, we're offering a summer sale with 30% OFF Skipping Sketch in blue, Matty Sketch Hightops, and Sprinkle Steps. And we're giving you 20% OFF the Leaping LighteningLeaping Lightening First Walker, Bouncing Blooms Hightops, and Bouncing Blooms First Walker. It's a great time to stock up on future sizes for the upcoming school year and get all your favorite styles from our collection before they're gone. Happy shopping!

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

happy friday + fun art spots for kids in los angeles...

Nine Fun Art Studios for Kids in Los Angeles... / via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! I often get asked for recommendations for fun, creative art studios for kids in Los Angeles. And since schools are releasing for summer, I'm rounding up NINE of my all-time favorite places to take my girls. Summer is such a great time to play, explore, and try new things, and these are a few great spots to do just that. Click on each one below for all the nitty-gritty details (like hours, location, and specific class offerings!), but first I'll tell you a bit about each one and why we love them...


color adventures: a bright and colorful kids' room!

Color Adventures: A Bright Tonal Kid's Room / via Oh Joy!

Happy JUNE! We're paying tribute to summer with this month's Color Adventures theme: BRIGHT colors! Bright colors are nothing new to this team over here, but we thought it was the perfect month to really play it up and show you how we bring it into both home and fashion. Check out this kids' room that we are loving...


a safari-inspired kid's room...

A Safari Inspired Kid's Room... / via Oh Joy!

We're back with another themed kid's room! This one is safari-inspired with lots of animals, leafy greens, and lush textures. If you or your mini me adores animals, this is a fun space to create for them. Check it out...


a very rainbow kid's room...

A Very Rainbow Kid's Room / via Oh Joy!

This kid's room is coming up rainbows! We fully embraced our love for rainbows and brought them in everywhere a fresh and not-too-primary way. Whether it's a nursery or a kid's room, it's a room all your rainbow dreams are made of. Check it out...