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Philly LifeStyle

For those of you in Philly, I’m proud to announce that my first LifeStyle piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Home & Design section hit newstands this morning. I’ve taken over the regular Friday column from Grace Bonney and look forward to this new place where I can share some fun things for the home. You […]

tips for an easy photo book…

The biggest barrier to making photo books is ALL. THE. WORK. Am I right? It often seems impossible if you're already seven years behind or still need to make last year's book! But let's take that pressure off of us, shall we? Times are hard enough and we don't need extra stress—we need extra joy […]

oh joy for clover is here!

I'm so excited to announce our newest collection out today…Oh Joy! for Clover kid's pajamas! These are the softest and most wonderful quality PJs, and we were so thrilled to bring you a collection with our whimsical Oh Joy! patterns and designs inspired by our Oh Joy! Kids Story Books. Put on your new PJs […]

oh joy academy answers: organic marketing…

So, what is marketing? Marketing includes all the ways you can promote your business and bring awareness to your brand. Whether your business is just starting or decades old, every company needs marketing on some level in order to grow. Traditionally, marketing included: organic word of mouth, paid ads (newspapers, print magazines, billboards, bus stop […]

weekend project: a 3-D felt puzzle for kids!

This might be the coolest felt puzzle we've seen! And, guess what?! They were bird houses before we turned them around! With a little bit of felt and velcro, we transformed them into something super colorful and fun for kids to play with over and over again. They remind us of a cross between paper […]

oh joy from 2005 to 2019…

Holy cow! Oh Joy is officially FOURTEEN YEARS OLD! When I started this business 14 years ago, it was supposed to be a freelance design business. I had no plans for it to go in the direction it did. Thanks so the evolution of social media, Oh Joy! has evolved and grown into so many […]

the dream craft room for your kid!

We love designated areas to craft, play, and experiment! So today, we've created the ultimate kid's craft room for your little one. It's packed with lots of color, fun supplies, books and more. No matter how big of a space you're working with (we love craft corners tucked away in the living room!), here are […]

one color-block bookcase styled two ways…

Happy Monday! Today, we're showing you how to give a plain bookcase a fun color-block makeover! But that's not all. We're also showing you two different ways to style it, AND we're showing you a fun wall mural in the process. This is one you don't want to miss. First, let's paint the bookcase of […]

color adventures: a bright and colorful kids’ room!

Happy JUNE! We're paying tribute to summer with this month's Color Adventures theme: bright colors! Bright colors are nothing new to this team over here, but we thought it was the perfect month to really play it up and show you how we bring it into both home and fashion. Check out this kids' room […]

a safari-inspired kid’s room…

We're back with another themed kid's room! This one is safari-inspired with lots of animals, leafy greens, and lush textures. If you or your mini me adores animals, this is a fun space to create for them. Check it out…

a tropical nursery…

No longer are the days of typical nurseries and stereotyped color schemes. Many parents love decorating a nursery in a way that feels more chic, sophisticated, and like a space that a baby can grow with. So today, we have a tropical-inspired nursery for you and your babe! Tropical rooms can sometimes feel a little […]

a cool and collected boy’s room…

How is it November already?!? To kick off the month, we're sharing a room we have NEVER done before…a boy's room! You might say…"Joy, boys want super heroes and monsters and sports-themed bedding!" And maybe they do. But if you're a mom like me who wants to design a room that will grow with them […]