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fashion art: ping hatta

I have always had a strange addiction to figural artwork. I don't know who these ladies are but I love them so much…especially those of fashionably-dresses women. Maybe there's something about their confidence, the outfits, the grace? I don't know but I am loving the work of Thai illustrator, Ping Hatta. She does commercial work […]

black illustrators you can hire right now…

Supporting Black artists and businesses is one small part we can play in helping to lift up our Black American friends, fellow creatives, and community. For those of us in roles of hiring freelancers, artists, and others in our company's branding, editorials, photos, and more, we need to make sure we're hiring a diverse range […]

store and display your kids’ masterpieces…

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 are making right now! Check out some of my favorite tips… 1) Make a Photo […]

a bird house for your little valentine…

Some birdie loves you! We love a good pun, and these cute bird house valentines are full of them. They make for an inexpensive and unique gift, AND they double as a fun craft for your mini valentine! It's the gift that keeps on giving. Check it out…

omg! kid planners are here…

Happy Friday and happy almost July! July means we're in full-on summer mode with vacations, fireworks, and the start of all the 2019-2020 Oh Joy! x Erin Condren planners! We're celebrating extra this year because the whole family can join in on the fun with their new kid planners! My girls LOVE them, and you […]

simple ways to add joy to your sink…

Who Knew Softsoap Could Help? I'm all about finding and creating small moments throughout the day where I can add unexpected doses of joy and color. So today, we're showing you how to bring happiness to a space that typically doesn't get much attention…the sink! That's right! We wash our hands SO many times throughout […]

NEW Oh Joy! x Erin Condren Designs…

We have BRAND NEW Oh Joy! x Erin Condren designs! They're bright, colorful, and are the perfect companion for planning all of your summer adventures. Their NEW LifePlanner™ includes a month-over-month and week-over-week calendar system, to do lists, color-coded stickers for flagging important dates, and SO MUCH MORE. The covers are interchangeable, so you can […]

happy friday + behind the frame…

Happy Friday! Today, we're showing you a sneak peek at the magic that went into creating our latest Instagram post where we turned my mini van into a colorful PARTY VAN! Take a look at what goes on behind the frame…

new oh joy! for erin condren planner covers…

Happy Monday! Guess what? We have a BRAND NEW Oh Joy! x Erin Condren design, Cheerful City, to add to our collection! It's the perfect way to hit refresh on your planner. And, it's extra fun because it comes in two color-ways that we designed, BUT you can also customize the colors and pick your […]

happy friday + behind the frame…

Back in the early days of blogging, I was taking random (often not amazing) photos and posting them here for all to see. It was rough and scrappy, but also there was so much less pressure and expectation than social media often has today. Now, we offer original content (which I love) and beautiful, professional […]

A New Year’s Eve Photo Backdrop…

New Year's Eve is always a festive time of year whether you're celebrating with one person or 100! If you're throwing a mini NYE bash at home this year, we have an extra sparkly DIY for you today…a photo backdrop perfect for a New Year's Eve party! Here's how to make one of your own…

pattern blocked gift wrap!

Happy Friday! If you're like me, you always have random pieces of wrapping paper leftover, BUT you don't throw them away and let them go to waste. So today, we're showing you how to take all those leftover scraps and turn them into something super cute and useful by making pattern-blocked gift wrap! It's great […]