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dressing the babe / floral pop...20 Apr 2015

Dressing the Babe / Floral Pop

Dressing the Babe / Baby Style

You guys! Spring is here, and I couldn't be happier. To celebrate spring, we got decked out in a medley of neon pink and florals for a set of outfits that scream pure joy...

Dressing the Babe / Mama Style

The new Lilly for Target line is pretty much out-of-control cute. This dress feels like I'm wearing a night gown—it's so, so soft!

Mama outfit / 1. Lilly Pulitzer for Target dress, 2. Emily Greene necklace, Loeffler Randall sandals.

Dressing the Babe / Kids Style

Dressing the Babe / Kids Style

Dressing the Babe / Kids Style

Since the only pink I really dress my girls in is hot pink, I had to give them a blast of neon in these poppin' pieces...

Little Babe Outfit / 4. Noé & Zoë romper, 5. Freshly Picked moccasins, 6. Pitchoun Designs hair clip.

Babe Outfit / 7. Noé & Zoë tank, 8. Lilly Pulitzer for Target shorts (similar), 9. Pons Avarca sandals.

Dressing the Babe / Floral Pop

I've been loving the challenge of finding lots of street art here in Los Angeles, and this one by Kim West feels like we walked right into a gorgeous life-sized floral painting. And, those colors!

{Mural by Kim West in Downtown LA. Photos by Casey Brodley, outfit styling by Joy Cho, flat styling by Julia Wester. Ruby is 3.5 years old and loves to dance. Coco is 6 months and can't get enough fruit purée.}

happy friday + dance parties...17 Apr 2015

Oh Joy / Ruby dancing

Happy Friday guys! We had a busy week full of book party celebrations. I took Ruby to my friend Justina's book party earlier in the week (photo above) and all she wanted to do was dance. Last night, we celebrated the new Oh Joy book at our Los Angeles book party and had a great time. Ruby didn't understand why a book party wasn't also a dance party. So we've just been creating mini dance parties at home all week long.

Hope you all have a great weekend and fill it with a mini dance party (or two)!

Also, check out some of the amazing coverage of the new Oh Joy book over at Martha Stewart Weddings, Ivanka Trump, Decor8SF Girl by Bay, Oh Happy Day, Poppy Talk, Glamour, Design Mom, a podcast on The Actor's Diet, and on TV at Good Day New York!

{Photo by Amanda Vanvels}

10 family-friendly natural body products...16 Apr 2015

10 Family-Friendly Natural Body Products

I really never cared too much about what body products I used until I had kids, and now I'm all about using high-quality natural products for our bodies as much as possible. Here are a few of my favorite natural beauty/bath/body products right now (with something for the whole family)...

1. Ilia lipstick, 2. One Love Organics Coconut Salt body lotion, 3. Babyganics night time baby lotion, 4. Honest laundry detergent, 5. Tubby Todd orange bubble bath, 6. Tata Harper hydrating floral essence, 7. Priti soy nail polish remover, 8. Babyganics dryer sheets, 9. One Love Organics gardenia and tea body serum, 10. MOP basil mint unisex shampoo. 

P.S. I have updated the description of these items to be called "Natural" vs. "Organic" as not all of them can be considered organic.

the one thing you don't learn in school...15 Apr 2015

Oh Joy / Ruby Running

We spend so much time of our young life in school learning the skills that are supposed to prepare us for the career we will have one day. But one thing I've always felt the least prepared for is the hardest job of all of them—how to be a good parent. No one teaches you how to deal with a toddler who has an unexpected tantrum or how to comfort a child when they wake up crying from a bad dream. Everyone knows how to make those cute babies but then we are left to fend for ourselves in figuring out what to do with them, how to talk to them, how to raise kids who will turn into good people (and not a-holes), and how to deal with every stage of life your kids go through... 

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artifact uprising {giveaway}...(now closed)14 Apr 2015

Artifact Uprising Calendar and Note Cards

One of my favorite things to to give to my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother's Day are gifts that incorporate photos of their grandkids. For years, Artifact Uprising has been my go-to for making beautiful, high-quality photo gifts. So we've partnered with them today to give (1) $500 gift card and (2) $250 gift cards to use for anything on their site to three lucky readers.

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To enter, simply visit Artifact Uprising's website, and then leave a comment here telling me which items you'd make if you won. Some of my favorites are the calendar, wood block print set, the everyday cards, and these new signature prints with wood cleats (which I love using for Coco's monthly photos because you can keep adding to the wall every month! 

Entries must be posted by this Friday, April 17th, at 8 a.m. PST, and three winners will be chosen at random*. One winner will get a $500 gift card, and two will get a $250 gift card. Good luck!

Also, Artifact Uprising is offering a special 10% off discount for all Oh Joy readers. Simply enter AUOJ10 at checkout. Valid through April 21st at 11:59pm PST.

UPDATE: Congrats to Jade S., Adelaide O., and Danielle T. for being our winners this time!

*This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. Hooray! Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. $250-500 USD total value. Winners will be contacted by email once comments close, and announced at the bottom of this post soon after.

{Photos by Casey Brodley and styling by Julia Wester for Oh Joy.}

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