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how to come up with a name for your business...

how to come up with a name for your business... / via oh joy!

Over at the Oh Joy! Academy, I've been teaching various topics for small business owners to help them grow and take their business to the next level. BUT, what if you don't already have a business and want to start one? I created this free PDF called, "What Kind of Business (or Side Hustle) Should I Start?" for those interested in the idea of starting something. Since then, I've been wanting to address some of the early business basics that comes after that. So today, we're talking about How to Come Up with a Name for Your Business!

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color adventures: green abstract outfits...

color adventures: green abstract outfits... / via oh joy!

Now that we're mixing patterns in with our Color Adventures, my outfits this month are filled with green AND abstract prints! I'm trying out the new Nuuly clothing rental program, so you'll see a few pieces from them. Check it out...

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book review: make your kid a money genius (even if you're not)

Book Review: Make Your Kid a Money Genius by Beth Kobliner

Last week, I mentioned that this book—Make Your Kid a Money Genius by Beth Kobliner—was on my list of reads for 2020. Well, I started and finished last weekend, and I can't recommend it enough! So I thought I'd do a slightly more in detail book review. Now that I've finished it, I can tell you why every parent should read this book...

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my executive office bathroom at oh joy: final reveal!

my executive office bathroom at oh joy: final reveal! / via oh joy!

While you've been seeing updates on my house progress, there's one room in the Oh Joy! office that was finished a while ago that we've never revealed to you! My office bathroom! We revealed my Executive Office exactly two years ago. And, just like any renovation, all this stuff takes time and money so it took a bit before this room became something more special than what it was...

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a simple popcorn knot cardigan diy...

a fun knot sweater diy... / via oh joy!

You know we're all about the popcorn sweater (Joy LOVES her handmade version from Misha and Puff). So today, we're showing you how to get a bit of that look by adding to your very own existing sweater! You can create the look on a sweater or cardigan, whatever your heart desires. Check it out...

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color adventures: a green abstract office...

color adventures: a green abstract office... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! This year, we're mixing up our Color Adventures by bringing in a dose of Pattern Adventures, too! Each month this year, instead of picking just a color or pattern, we're combining the two together. For January, we're styling with abstract patterns and lots of GREEN! Check out this office we styled with the two...

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5 books to start off the year...

5 books to start off the year... / via oh joy!

Last year was the year I started reading books again! I know, you're probably like..."What do you mean, Joy?!" Yes, folks..for several years, I stopped reading books. I mean, I skimmed books from time-to-time, and when I needed help on a topic (like parenting), I would gander through a book about it. But I mostly read articles—and with a rare exception—parenting books. But last year, I dove deeper...I read business books, mental health books, and mémoires. I just starting enjoying picking up a physical book again after a pretty long hiatus. I'm still not into fiction books, but I'll take it one step at a time. So here are five books I have on my list right now to start the year with...

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my clothing spending freeze of 2019 and what i'm doing for 2020...

my clothing spending freeze of 2019 and what i'm doing for 2020... / via oh joy!

Because of our on-going house project, last year, we cut out major travel and vacations from our family budget. And, I cut out about 90% of my clothing purchases. I went on a spending freeze and was on a mission to not buy any new clothes for myself.

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field trip: still life ceramics

field trip: still life ceramics / via oh joy!

Get ready, because today, we're taking a field trip to Still Life Ceramics. (You may recognize it from our Day Trip to the Row in downtown Los Angeles here!) I recently took a class at Still Life for a friend's party and had so much fun that I decided to bring the the entire Oh Joy! team back for an out-of-office activity just before the holidays. As someone who sits at a desk for most of my day, it was a refreshing change. Come take a peek!

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a super cozy bedazzled coat diy...

a super cozy bedazzled coat diy... / via oh joy!

Remember when I wore this bedazzled coat for last month's Color Adventures? Well, today, we're showing you how to make one of your very own! It's super simple and is a great way to add some glam to your favorite winter jacket (especially if it's one you've had for a while and are ready to give it a second life!). Here's how...

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