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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. It's such a fun way to bring multiple colors to a plain pot, and the possibilities are endless to create your own unique work of art. Check it out...

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

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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...

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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.}

color adventures: purple home decor

color adventures: purple home decor / OH JOY!

A new month means new Color Adventures! For November, we're all about PURPLE. If you've followed along for a while, you might know that I used to hate purple. It was my least favorite color ever, but now I'm coming around to it. I've even been joking that it's my new favorite color. So first up, we have home decor items all in my new favorite shade ;). Stay tuned for more outfits and a very purple room later this month!

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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!

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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!

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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.}

make your own bento box!

make your own bento box... / via oh joy!

I don't know about you, but I'm usually packing snacks for the day or smaller bites to eat for lunch, so it's nice to have containers that help keep the food separate. And a little sparkle is fun, too! Check out how to make these glitter bento boxes...

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happy space: traci's library

happy space: traci's library / via oh joy!

We're back with our second HAPPY SPACE where our Creative Content team, Julia and Jess, design a room for everyone on the Oh Joy! team based on what makes us happy and isn't a room they have right now, like an arboretum...or a library! A library doesn't have to feel stuffy and stiff. It can be lounge-y and relaxing, and that's exactly what they created for Traci, our Social Media Manager. Traci majored in Creative Writing in college, so libraries are her jam. Check it out...

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field trip: Vive La Tarte!

field trip: Vive La Tarte / via oh joy!

If you're in Los Angeles, you're in luck because Vive La Tarte recently opened in Silver Lake and it is seriously good. They have several locations in San Francisco and just opened their newest spot in L.A. last month. Check it out...

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an embroidered shirt DIY...

an embroidered shirt DIY... / via oh joy!

It's all in the little details! So today, we're showing you how to take a plain t-shirt and give it an extra, yet easy, detail. It's a fun project for a craft night in, to make as a gift, or to add to an older shirt that you want to give new life to. Check it out...

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Happy November! Now that Halloween is over, we're ready to start gearing up for the most wonderful time of year with our Oh Joy! Holiday Shop. We've stocked it full of our favorite things guaranteed to bring a touch of magic to your holidays, along with gifts to give everyone on your list. Here's a peek... 

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Ornaments! Decorating the tree is one of my favorite things to do ever. We brought in a lot of whimsical ornaments last year that you all loved (thank you!), and so I'm excited to bring back a few of your favorites again this year along with lots of new ones! We've got fruits and veggies and animals and more... See them all here!

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Home Decor! We have lots of new home decor items that I'm loving. Give them as gifts for family and friends, put them on your wish list, or snag a few items for yourself to prepare for holiday entertaining. This cake stand is one of my favorites...

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Gifts For Kids! We've got lots of fun, colorful, creative toys for your mini me! From games to coloring sheets to cute stuffed animals, there's something that'll bring a smile to their face! Shop it all here.

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the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

the oh joy! holiday shop is here! / via oh joy!

Accessories that sparkle. I love colorful accessories for the holidays! We have new glitter earrings and multi-colored stripe wallets that make great gifts, too! 

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Gift Wrap and Cards! We've also added festive holiday gift wrap and cards this year for the perfect finishing touch. Stock up now!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael. Special thanks to our models, Ryder, Zealand, Jess and Julia!}

oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles!

oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

I am SO close to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! We are not quite finished yet with our house project, but I am hoping we will be in by the end of the year! In the meantime, I thought I'd share a peek at some progress happening by way of...all the tile! I've found a new love for tile with this house project because it allowed me to work with so many different materials and tile combinations that you don't get to even consider when you're renting an apartment (like we've been for the last 9 years). Here's a peek at some of the tile that's going into our home as we speak!

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oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

Here's an update look at our Girls' bathroom which I shared the inspiration for back in February. There were so many helpful votes about which tile shape to go with, and we went with option two to keep it clean, yet fun, and to pair well with the rest of the accessories and colors that'll be in this room. I love this glass tile by Fireclay (in Rosy). It's sophisticated, yet soft, and adds a lovely glow with the glass.

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oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

The floor of this powder room is coming to life! I love the touch of brass inlay in this cement tile by Tabarka. We were able to use this tile because the room is super small and it added some lovely detail. It would have been too expensive and not as practical to implement this into a larger bathroom. But for this guest powder room, it's just perfect.

oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

I'll be sharing a full post about our Master Bathroom soon (which had A LOT of changes and headache along the way), but here is a peek at some of the tile going in there with carrara marble tile by Clé Tile which is beautiful, versatile, and so durable. Along with this Zellige Tea Ceremony tile (not shown yet), it's going to be a dream...

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oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

Here's another guest bathroom (which we've yet to show you the full inspiration, but that's coming!). But, I just had to show you this combination of Fireclay's Venetian Green tile on the shower walls with Concrete Collaborative's terrazzo tile on the floor. It's beautiful, handsome, and playful all at the same time.

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oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

oh joy builds a house update: tiles, tiles, tiles! / via oh joy!

Finally, these Fireclay tiles in Harvest and Fallow were a fun way to bring pattern into a couple of other spaces. There's some super fun wall tile that will be paired with both of these floors, but that's to be saved to share with you on another day :). Plus, we still have all the tile in the kitchen to show you!

I feel like an expert on tile now, so if you have any questions about why we used what and what I'd recommend for various rooms and spaces, please feel free to ask in the comments below!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Construction by Boswell Construction, Architecture and Interiors by Project M+. Written by Joy Cho.}