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Joy
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As we head into our 4th month of stay-at-home here in Los Angeles, I've found joy in being able to support local restaurants and food businesses who cannot have dine-in services right now. It's not only a great way to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Oh Joy!
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Extra time at home means we're craving joy wherever we can add it! Today, we're bringing you three fun and easy projects to add a little pop of color and newness to your already existing decor. These are inexpensive projects... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Oh Joy!
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If you watched my recent IGTV video, you know that my number one go-to at home piece right now is a vintage caftan. It's colorful, fun, chic...yet comfy, too! Since we can't shop at our favorite local flea markets or... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Oh Joy!
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As I count down the last few days of my 40th year, it will be a very different birthday this year for sure. I can't believe I am saying this, but in the last few weeks...I've been happy again. I... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2020 at Oh Joy!
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I'm currently working on finishing touches to our home like adding artwork to walls and other fun details! I'm not quite at the point of being able to afford all original art, so we have mostly prints in our home.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2020 at Oh Joy!
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You, yes YOU, deserve dessert today! You are surviving an unprecedented time full of worry, stress, angst, anger, annoyance, scary feelings, and everything in between. You are doing it! No matter if that looks like Pinterest-worthy crafts with your kids... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2020 at Oh Joy!
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I know you have all been patiently waiting for a house tour and final reveals! We're in a completely unknown time with our city half shut down and stay-at-home orders, so while my house is done and we are living... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Oh Joy!
Thanks Alex! The sweater is a few years old from Doen! Joy
Thanks so much Charlie! Joy
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Have you seen the new Life Planners™ from Erin Condren for 2021? There are two different interior designs now (layers or flowers), tried and true designs, and brand new innovations—hours or vertical or horizontal—basically all the choices you could hope... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Oh Joy!
Thanks Jemi! Joy
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I've suddenly found myself with more masterpieces created during my family's morning live drawing sessions than I know what to do with. Luckily, we have some great ideas about how to store, scan, or display all that artwork your kids... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2020 at Oh Joy!
Hi Eliana, I used Google Spreadsheet so that I could share with my husband and we could both see it in real time. Good luck with your project! Let me know if you have any other questions! Joy
Thanks so much Shruti! Joy
Thanks Brigitta! Joy
Thanks so much Ami! Glad you found it helpful! Joy
Thanks so much Kara! Excited for your house projects, too! Joy
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One of our favorite holidays is coming up to celebrate our favorite lady...MOM! This year, gifts she can enjoy at home seem more relevant than ever. Here are a few of my favorite things for mom to enjoy while she's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2020 at Oh Joy!
Thanks Rena! Joy
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2020 on Status of Oh Joy! Products Around the Web at Oh Joy!
Hi Kristy! I love your tips and positive attitude! We didn’t get the pot filler after all (that was an example of something we didn’t get and I am OK with completely). The towel warmer gets warm but the towels do not. It’s like you feel like a tad of warmth…maybe I was expecting it to be super warm? And the water filter…we like cold water so if you use it, you still have to put ice in. So a Brita in the fridge still works better for us! Joy
Congrats Tonja! I would say to save 30-50% of the construction cost in cash if you can, too! Joy
Hi Ann! I think the hillside was a huge part of it. I think we could have spent 40-50% less if we had built on a flat lot. The options for flat lots are non-existent here, too, so we took that risk. Now that we are done, I am happy to also have the view. But I also know the headache and finances would have been much better if we had options for flat land. That’s probably the one thing I would have changed and still built would have been to hold out for flatter land. Joy
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Since we no longer carry our items through our own e-commerce shop, we want to keep you updated about where you can still find Oh Joy! online. Many of our partners are still shipping as usual, but some may have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2020 at Oh Joy!
Thank you so much Julie!! Joy
Hi Olga, I talked more about the comparison to buying vs. building here: https://ohjoy.blogs.com/my_weblog/2018/06/oh-joy-builds-a-house.html It’s so different depending on where you live but in LA it can be cheaper to build vs buy. Even over budget, we still spent less than if we were to buy our now house as a new house if that makes sense. As for over budget, probably 30% over. Which I hear is kind of a standard overage. Joy