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oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here...

oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

One of my favorite ways to celebrate the end of a great year and all the memories that made is so special is to create and send holiday cards to our closest friends and family. So together with Mixbook, we've made it fun and easy to send some cheer to your loved ones this season with our Oh Joy! for Mixbook holiday cards...

oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for mixbook holiday cards are here... / via oh joy!

We created four colorful and festive card templates—Holiday Dots, Cheers, Holiday Stripes, and Holiday Confetti Frame—for you to upload your family photos into! Most have a fun foil options to add a dash of metallic magic to your cards, and you can even get creative and overlay our hand-drawn stickers on top of your photos! To make the whole process even easier, we also created matching address labels and "To/From" stickers to place on presents. 

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Start creating your own extra special Oh Joy! holiday cards right here at Mixbook.com! Don’t forget putting together Year in Review Photo Books using our Oh Joy! for Mixbook themes. They make perfect gifts for the holidays.

{Garland background photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Solid background photos by Mixbook. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

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. 

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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.}

OMG! Three new kids' books coming...

You're Okay! / Written by Joy Cho, Art by Angie Stalker

If you caught the news I shared a few months ago about a new kid's book I wrote coming out next year, I have some even BETTER news! We're actually launching THREE KIDS' BOOKS next year with Scholastic. Written by me and illustrated by our Art and Design Director, Angie Stalker, all three books emphasize qualities to instill in our little ones to help them become kind, strong, creative, and capable humans.

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weekend project: a 3-D felt puzzle for kids!

a fun felt puzzle to make for your kids! / via oh joy!

This might be the coolest felt puzzle I've seen! And, guess what?! They were just bird houses before we turned them around! With a little bit of felt and velcro, they've been transformed into something super colorful and fun for your kids to play with over and over again. They remind me of a cross between paper dolls and felt boards, and I love it. Here's how to make your very own... 

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from print to nursery...

From Print To Nursery... / via Oh Joy!

Kids' rooms are one of our favorite spaces to reinvent. We took inspiration from a floral print and built an entire nursery around it...take a look!

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weekend project: a fun magnet board DIY...

A Fun Magnent Board DIY... / via Oh Joy!

We love creative ways to display notes and to-do lists! So today, we're showing you how to take a plain magnet board and deck it out with some leftover wrapping paper and matching magnets! Here's how... 

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the dream craft room for your kid!

The Dream Craft Room for Your Kid / via Oh Joy!

We love designated areas to craft, play, and experiment! So today, we've created the ultimate kid's craft room for your little one. It's packed with lots of color, fun supplies, books and more. No matter how big of a space you're working with (we love craft corners tucked away in the living room!), here are a four tips to keep in mind when creating this creative space...

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a cool morning treat!

A Cool Morning Treat / via Oh Joy!

Mornings can be rough, but a healthy AND fun breakfast makes them easier, especially as we head back to school! So today, in partnership with Box Tops for Education, we're sharing how to make this delicious Frozen Yogurt and Cereal Bark that both you and your kiddos will love! It may look like dessert, but it's not too sweet. So you can feel good about feeding it to the whole family. It's cool, refreshing and crunchy! Here's how to make it...

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You'll need...
- 4 cups Yoplait vanilla yogurt
- 1 box Annie's Bunny Grahams, crumbled
- 2 tbs butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Rice Chex
- 1/2 cup Multi-Grain Cheerios
- 1 peach, sliced
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 3 tbs cacao nibs
- sprinkles
- parchment paper
- baking sheet

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Here's how...
1. Crush the graham crackers until they form a coarse crumble, add butter and mix.
2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Make an even layer of the graham cracker crust over the bottom of the cookie sheet.
4. Evenly spread yogurt to cover the graham cracker.
5. Lay slices of peaches on top of the yogurt.
6. Evenly sprinkle the rest of the ingredients over the top of the yogurt.
7. Put in freezer for 3 hours, or overnight.
8. Break apart and serve.

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P.S. After 23 years of clipping, Box Tops is going DIGITAL with a new-and-improved Box Tops for Education mobile app that makes it super easy to help schools get the supplies they need (you can find it on the iTunes App Store and Google Play – no more clipping!). It's quick to download and use day-to-day. Check it out HERE to scan and help earn cash for your school! 

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

a fun back-to-school DIY...

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

Back-to-school season is in full swing! One of my favorite parts of heading back to school as a kid was getting all my supplies together and decorating my notebooks and binders. So, if you have kids who either just started school again or are gearing up to head back soon, here's a fun DIY to help get them excited and ready to go...

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a cool vinyl backpack diy...

a cool vinyl backpack diy... / via oh joy!

You know those super trendy, cute clear backpacks? We're showing you how to add a little something-something to them to make them your very own! I don't always love the idea of EVERYONE seeing every little thing in my bag, so with this fun DIY you'll give yourself a bit more privacy, add extra color and sparkle to your day, and you'll get to customize it exactly as you want it. Plus, you can use this technique for either an adult or kid's backpack! Check it out...

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