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Spruce up Hanging Lights with the Fun DIY / via Oh Joy!

Today we have a really fun DIY for you that is perfect for spring! I love bringing in bright pops of color year round, but sometimes I want to kick it up a notch during spring when everything is bright and in bloom. So, if you're looking for a fun way to incorporate some cheer into your home, here's how to take plain hanging lights and turn them into colorful pompom lights! Check it out...  

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Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio!

Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio!

During the process of building this house, I've realized my true dream and untapped potential has yet to be met. And, that's my dream of becoming a professional hip hop dancer. I've pushed off the dream long enough, so we made the decision to turn our guest room into my new...dance studio! Here's the inspiration...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio! / Inspiration

I've been super inspired by beautiful open spaces, curved and soft walls from the Valentino store by India Mandavi via Design Boom and fun signage from Covent Garden Grind neon sign in designing my new dance studio. Here's a look at some of the materials I'll be using...

Oh Joy! Builds a House: My Hip Hop Dance Studio! / French Hip Hop Dance Studio

Plus, I had to share some tips on designing a Dance Studio at home:

1. Mirrors. Make sure there are floor to ceiling mirrors so you can always check your dancing form. I think we're going with pink-tinted mirrors for a twist on a typical studio mirror.

2. Soft wood floor. You want a hardwood floor, but softer woods gives some give (and is easier on your joints) when you're stomping the beats.

3. Phrases or art that inspires. We're creating a custom neon sign, but any kind of artwork that keeps you motivated when the workout or choreography gets hard is a great piece to put up on your studio wall.

After the house is done, I'm taking some time off to pursue my love of dancing. Agents have been calling me after seeing my dances on Instagram stories and so I figured there was no better time to seize the day!

{Design via April Fool's Day! I love dancing, but I'll be keeping my day job for now ;)}

weekend project: a colorful storage decal diy...

Cute Decals for Clear Storage Boxes / DIY via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! Today, we have a fun weekend project that's sure to add some color and fun to your space with cute decals to spruce up fun (and functional) storage boxes! I love clear storage boxes because I can see exactly what's inside to find what I'm looking for. But I don't love all the randomness inside on display. The solution? Colorful and fun decals! This way you can still see what's inside but the focus shifts to the fun designs when being kept out on display. Check it out...

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It's Spring in the Oh Joy! Shop...

NEW Plates in the Oh Joy! Shop

Spring is HERE! We've just added a BUNCH of new items to the Oh Joy! Shop just in time for the warmer temperatures, outdoor adventures, and lots of cheer. Check it out...

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3 ways to style with large faux leaves...

Three Ways to Style with Large Faux Leaves / via Oh Joy!

It's the small details that really make your space feel like a home! So if you're looking for a fun way to liven up your space, we're showing you a super simple style trick with styling large faux leaves. It's an easy and fairly inexpensive way to bring some life and personality to your home. Plus, faux plants are a great option if you're looking for something super low maintenance! Here are three ways to style them... 

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color adventures: oh joy wears green!

Color Adventures: Oh Joy! Wears Green

As March comes to a close, we have one more super green Color Adventures for you! Even though green is my favorite color, I don't often wear it. So, it was fun to put together three different outfits all with multiple shades of green! Take a look, then let me know which one is your favorite...

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a colorful painted basket diy...

DIY: Colorful Painted Baskets / via Oh Joy!

I love using baskets in my home to help give everything a spot! Whether it's to hold blankets, toys, or all those random pieces that just need a place to live, they're a great way to stay organized. So today, we're showing you how to take a plain basket and give it a colorful makeover with some paint and pompoms. Check it out...

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The Making of Oh Joy! for Mixbook...

The Making of Oh Joy! for Mixbook...

Happy Friday! Today we have a fun behind-the-scenes look at the making of our newest collection, Oh Joy! for Mixbook! Take a peek at the video below and see a glimpse at what goes into creating a new collaboration and product here at Oh Joy! It's one of my favorite processes, and I'm so excited to share a some of that magic with you!

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color adventures: a green living room!

Color Adventures: A Green Living Room / via Oh Joy!

We're going all out GREEN for this month's Color Adventures! First up, we have this lush living room that reminds me of cool, boutique hotel. Here are a few tips on how to create a green oasis of your very own...

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a simple + happy flourless chocolate torte...

Flourless Chocolate Torte / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Today, we have a delicious and super simple flourless chocolate torte recipe for you! It's the perfect spring dessert...not too rich, lightweight in texture, and easy to bake. We love it for a party or get-together. Here's how to make it!

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