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House Reveal: The Girls’ Bedroom!

My girls previously shared a room in our last apartment, and they weren’t ready to separate when we moved and had the option for their own bedroom. So we maximized each room for ultimate function based on their current and future needs. Today, I’m sharing the first of their rooms…the bedroom!

oh joy gift guide: kid’s gifts that will last!

Our last holiday gift guide is here! When it comes to gifts for kids, we know kids LOVE the junky, plastic toys that they may only be entertained with once or twice. But, if you’re looking for gifts that will last beyond that and serve a more functional, educational, or longer-term purpose, here are some […]

oh so kind is here!

Just in time for the holidays, I'm so excited to announce our third Oh Joy! Story Book is now available. Oh So Kind! is a big-hearted, lift-the-flap book about being a kind friend, neighbor, and family member! Our main character is a lovable Llama in a wheelchair making way throughout the day who brings warmth […]

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 […]

handmade charlotte’s glitter beetles!

If you're looking for a fun project to do next week during the kids' Thanksgiving break, deck the walls with a gallery of glittery bugs. This project Is from the new The Handmade Charlotte Playbook by Rachel Faucett which is an incredible guide of crafts to keep your kids entertained and crafting and offers a […]

oh joy gift guide: kids books

The first of our gift guides for the holiday is here! This has been a whirlwind year full of emotions, heartbreak, and personal discoveries. Gifts this year feel like they need to have more meaning than ever. Whether that means making gifts, spending a little less than usual, or giving gifts that have extra special […]

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 […]

a mess-free art exercise with kids!

While I am all about making messes to get creative, sometimes I just don't want to have to deal with all the clean-up that's involved (or the clean-up I will have to remind my kids they need to do after ;P). Here's an easy and fun art exercise you can do with kids of all […]

my favorite baby and kid pajamas!

How many of you are LIVING in your PJ's right now?! Whether you're trying to stay cozy or keep your little ones cozy, great pajamas are one of the secrets to pure joy! Here are a few of our favorite brands to find quality and comfy PJ's for your little one…   1. Clover has […]

when you’re feeling blue…

These times have been an emotional roller coaster for all of us for sure. Some days I feel really great and have a handle on our current state of life, and sometimes I'm totally bummed out. The thing I try and do on those bummer days is to think about all the great things that […]

diverse kids’ books (part 3)…

You all have been loving our series of diverse kids' books, so we're working to bring them to you regularly! Here's a new list filled with lots of great reads, this time for ages 5 and up! 1. Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders; Illustrations by Carol Rossetti Love Your Body introduces the language of self-love […]

“You’re Okay!” arrives in less than a month!

Our second kid's book in the Oh Joy! Story Book collection, YOU'RE OKAY!, arrives in ONE MONTH on August 4th! Written by me and illustrated by Angie Stalker, all of the books in this series emphasize qualities to instill in our little ones to help them become kind, strong, creative, and capable humans. YOU'RE OKAY! […]