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Year in Review 2014 | January – March

Each December we like to do a 4-part series that highlights our favorite projects from the past year.  It’s always fun to go through the archives. We feel so lucky to have an awesome team of contributors. Anyway, without further ado here are our favorite posts from January through March.


1. Birthday in a Can | 2. Sweet Lips Printable Photo Props | 3. How to Edge Paint Stripes | 4. Kite Party Invitations | 5. Cupid’s Arrow Cupcake Toppers | 6. Olympic Drink Stirrers


7. Valentines Day Candle Centerpieces | 8. Studio Kitchen Makeover | 9. Sprinkle Cake DIY | 10. Donut Printables | 11. Dot Wall DIY | 12. Matchbox Birthday Card


13. Carnival Cake Topper | 14. Circus Party Hats | 15. 3-D Birthday Banner | 16. Papier Mache Lit Garland | 17. Tightrope Walker Cake Topper | 18. Leprechaun Hat Favors


19. Honeycomb Pinata Favors | 20. Shamrock Money Cakes | 21. Conversation Bunnies | 22. April Fools Mini Lunch Prank | 23. Necklace Craft Night | 24. Printable Mini Easter Egg Boxes


25. Peanut Bunny Favors | 26. Screenprinting Craft Night | 27. Easy Streamer Garlands | 28. Our Studio Ribbon Wall | 29. Corn Husk Carrots | 30. Pretty Paper Party Horns

Favorite Party Ideas This Week

Favorite Party Ideas This Week | Oh Happy Day!

1. Victoria’s parties are the best.
2. What to do with all that leftover pumpkin pie…
3. I can’t get over this pretty wrapping paper.
4. I just want to drink these all day.
5. The most awesome hat ever.

Small Business Saturday®

I love that San Francisco has so many awesome small shops. One of my favorites is Little Paper Planes – they curate the best stuff at the spot on Valencia Street. I love supporting local businesses so one of my favorite shopping days is Small Business Saturday. It happens each year between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a great way to give a little boost to your neighborhood economy. This year, small businesses are encouraged to partner up with local Etsy sellers by hosting trunk shows on 11/29. This partnership will give local artisans and designers the chance to share their products in a retail setting and can also provide the shops with more foot traffic and the chance to showcase more diverse products. Every small business who participates will receive a Trunk Show Kit* to assist with the cost of supplies. Little Paper Planes is participating and I can’t wait to see the designers they’ll be featuring! If you’re interested in getting involved, get more information here!

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This post is sponsored by Small Business Saturday® and Etsy

*Merchandise is only available to eligible small businesses through 11:59 P.M. ET on 10/24/2014 or while supplies last. Limit one order per business. Subject to Merchandise Terms. See Merchandise Terms at etsy.me/sourcesmallmerchandiseterms.

Refresh Your Room Contest!

I’ve been a huge Method fan for years. I use their products every single day. So I was thrilled when they approached me about partnering together for the launch of their new Air Refreshers line at Target. The scents are all awesome and actually smell like things you’d find in nature. Plus, they use a new pressurized air technology that doesn’t use petroleum-based propellant like most other air fresheners. The formula is totally non-toxic and free of dirty ingredients.  To celebrate the launch, we’re giving ONE Oh Happy Day reader that chance to refresh a room in their own home with a $1,000 gift card to Target + the chance to sample all 5 of the new Air Refresher fragrances. Click through below to find out how you can win!


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My Favorite Things on eBay

I’m happy to announce my partnership with eBay! I realized some of my favorite things I own are things I’ve bought from eBay over the years. So I went around my house and took pictures of some of my most cherished items for the collage below. (click through below for the whole post) I love eBay and use it constantly, for everything from hard-to-find-vintage items to new shoes or electronics. I even bought my little red car off eBay! Here are some of my current favorite collections I’ve scoured  for on eBay based on my favorite purchases! Vintage Cars | Wood Toys | Alarm Clocks

Things I've Bought From eBay! | Oh Happy Day


Cool Cameras | Vintage Typewriters | Vintage Globes


Things I've Bought From eBay! | Oh Happy Day

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