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Happy (almost) National Ice Cream Day!14 Jul 2017

Somi Somi Ice Cream Los Angeles

Happy Friday! In honor of National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, here's a look back at several of our favorite ice cream spots in Los Angeles if you're looking to pick up a sweet scoop. There are quite a few—and as you might be able to tell—we really like ice cream ;). Take a look...

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A "Clean Teeth" Kit!13 Jul 2017

A "Clean Teeth" Kit!

As adults, we are the worst with oral health. Work, life, kids, and schedules get in the way and our own once good habits fall by the wayside. We often get lazy and forget to floss, fall behind on scheduling our dentist appointments, or fall asleep by accident on the couch by 8pm consumed by exhaustion and miss a tooth brushing before bed. 

When I was pregnant (both times), I remember how much I was told to keep up good oral hygiene because it can affect your baby, too. Believe it or not, up to 70% of pregnant women get gingivitis from changes in hormone levels during pregnancy. If you’re thinking about starting a family, pregnant or recently had a baby, a daily oral health routine is an important way to ensure healthy teeth and gums during pregnancy.

So today, we've teamed up with Crest and Oral-B, in partnership with the March of Dimes, to create this Clean Teeth Kit which gives you a fun and easy place to keep all of your oral hygiene items so you can see them and be reminded to use them. For me, if something isn't out right in front of my face, I will forget about it (i.e. when you keep floss in your bathroom drawer instead of on the bathroom counter you are less likely to floss!). Here's how to make it...

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DIY Wrapped Clutch!12 Jul 2017

DIY Wrapped Clutch!

If you're ever looking to change up a simple clutch you may already have lying around the house, here's an easy way to customize it using just some extra fabric and fabric glue. Here's how...

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from dress to room...11 Jul 2017

from dress to room: pastels

As a follow-up to our recent from Fabric to Room post, we were inspired by this vintage dress I found to create a room based on these dreamy pastel shades...

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my favorite summer sandals...10 Jul 2017

my favorite summer sandals

In the last few year, I've really began to appreciate the quality of shoes and buying ones that will last longer over time instead of cheap ones that wear out in just a few weeks. I am certainly in the stage of my life where shoes (and handbags) are worth spending a little more on then when I was in my twenties.

So, as I am sharing some of My Favorite Summer Sandals today, I am putting it out there up front that these are not cheap shoes. There are a range of prices shown, but nothing here is considered fast fashion (but they also aren't as expensive as Jimmy Choo's ;). I have personally worn all of these brands and am sharing my favorites that I would spend money on and put on my feet! Take a look...

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Marais — If you follow me on Instagram Stories and when I share my outfit of the day, 3 times out of 4, I am wearing Marais sandals. They are my go-to sandals in the summer for work and for life because they are chic, yet totally comfortable.

Charlotte Stone — For a multi-color splash of fun on your feet, Charlotte Stone has you covered. These shoes are great quality and easy to wear while still feeling like you got a very unique pair of shoes.

Loeffler Randall — For work or dressier occasions, Loeffler Randall is my go-to. They are so strong at perfect little detail and colors that stand out yet go with everything.

Olive & June — Known as the coolest of nail salons in Los Angeles, Olive & June recently launched the Saturday Sandal which not only makes for the perfect sandal to wear after a pedicure, but also makes for a great summer flat for the beach or weekend errands. Plus, you can tie the sandal straps a ton of different ways.

Pons — These are a comfy go-to shoe all summer long when you need to run after your kids or go in and out from the water but you don't want to wear rubber flip flops.

Zuzii — Zuzii has been one of my favorite kids shoes brands for years, and they now carry womens' sandals and clogs that I just love. 

Bryr — Bryr specializes in clogs and makes custom colors based on each seasons style. I've had them in two-toned versions which take the look of the clog up to the next level.

 

oh joy day trip: culver city... 7 Jul 2017

oh joy day trip: culver city

For this new edition of Oh Joy Day Trip, we're headed to Culver City! Since I live on the East Side of Los Angeles, I rarely make it to Culver City, but I need to get there more. There are so many great, new spots to see, explore, and eat! Come check it out...

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how to stick with it... 6 Jul 2017

How to Stick With It / Oh Joy

Currently, I'm in the middle of trying to instill new habits and hobbies in my house—teaching my littlest to use the potty, showing my oldest that sticking to a new hobby (like tennis) takes patience, and I'm really trying to get better at making more recipes at home. It can be so easy to just let any new teaching moment pass by, but consistency is key. So, along with my friends at BAND-AID Brand, I wanted to share a few tips I've learned that might help you to stick with it through challenges big and small...

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our newest oh joy for target nursery collection! 5 Jul 2017

NEW! Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

NEW! Oh Joy for Target Nursery Collection

It's been a year and a half since our last nursery collection and I am SO excited to give you a peek at our BRAND NEW Oh Joy for Target nursery collection launching THIS SUNDAY, July 9th! The collection includes: bedding, blankets, swaddles, clothing, diaper bags, bath towels, lovies, stuffed animals, and more! A portion of the collection will be in all Target stores with the full collection in all sizes available online. Here's a peek...

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happy long weekend!30 Jun 2017

July 4th Nails / Oh Joy

This year, July 4th falls on a Tuesday which feels odd because most people are taking Monday off and having an extra long weekend. Even yesterday, so many people. Are you guys taking off work Monday? Our office here will be closed through Tuesday so the team can get some extra down time and so that I can focus on potty training my 2.5 year old ;P

Oh, and our Oh Joy Diaper Drive is still going strong! If you're interested in donating, every case of diapers purchased enters you in a raffle to win a one hour consulting session with me. We are up to almost 200 cases (that's 15,000 diapers!) of diapers donated so far for babies in need. If we can get to 500, I'll raffle off TWO sessions as a thank you and an increased chance of winning. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated already!

Have a great, long weekend...we'll see you back here on Wednesday!

{DIY Nail tutorial can be found here.}

My Favorite Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles...29 Jun 2017

Bob Baker Marionette Theater / Los Angeles

I love Los Angeles so much. There is so much to do here and see year round...and I've certainly discovered more things to do after having kids. We get emails and messages asking for suggestions on what to do with kids when visiting Los Angeles, so here are some of my favorites in no particular order. Please keep in mind, I do live on the East side, so this is skewed towards the East side of the city. A West sider might have additional suggestions and if you do, please share them in the comments!

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