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Happy Friday + Cake!

This week, we’ve been working on a bunch of fun projects around the studio and it drives me crazy not to share everything instantly. (I have no filter!) Here are a couple shots from a pretty cake and one that got smashed onto my face and ended up on the ground! I’m so happy it’s Friday, I’m spending the next two days packing before I leave to France on Sunday! I’m so excited.  Have a great weekend!

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photos from my Instagram

Big Sur Roadtrip

A few weeks ago we took a quick weekend road trip down to Big Sur so I could run the Big Sur Marathon (I finished!) The drive is one of my favorites. It isn’t too long (3 hours) and it passes the prettiest part of California’s coastline. I brought the snacks from our NatureBox subscription. I tried NatureBox for the first time a few months ago and really loved their service. They deliver healthy, nutritionist-approve snacks right to your doorstep! You can choose your own snacks from the tons of options they have or let your box be a surprise. For our trip, it was so easy to grab the box for the road and not have to think twice about what I was feeding my kids (no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and colors, etc.) Our box came with 5 different snacks, enough for everyone to have plenty. But you could also get boxes with 10 or 20 bags to fit your family’s needs. Right now, NatureBox is offering a special gift for Oh Happy Day readers! Use the code: HAPPYDAY when you sign up, and you’ll get 50% off your first box of any size. I highly recommend trying them out!

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This post is sponsored by NatureBox: wholesome, delicious snacks delivered to your door. 

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Year in Review 2013 | October – December

Here’s the last post in our 2013 review. This last quarter was super busy – I did a lot of traveling, attended so many fun events, and moved into our new house!  I’m so thankful for all of the contributors who helped keep our content so strong. Also, I’d like to give a huge thank you to all of our readers for continuing to visit Oh Happy Day! You guys are the best. :) Happy 2014!!!

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1. Apple Pie Toppers | 2. Yarn Spiderwebs | 3. Little Fashion Icons Halloween Costumes (Part 1 & Part 2)

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4. Mini Ghost Pinatas | 5. Photobooth Strip Halloween Costume | 6. Mr. Rogers Halloween Costume

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7. Wrapped Drink Bottles | 8. Free Printable Cloud Greetings | 9. Confetti Triangle Party Invitations

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10. Wrapping Money | 11. Australia Trip | 12. West Elm Blogger Party

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13. Cone Party Decor | 14. Nautical Favor Boxes | 15. DIY Wrapping Paper

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16. Metallic Leaves Table Decor | 17. New House Photos | 18. Hexagon Candy Boxes

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19. Our Inspiration Wall | 20. Sofa Makeover | 21. Bonbon Advent Wreath

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22. Paper Scrap Flowers | 23. Christmas Forest Cake Toppers | 24. Our Bedroom Makeover

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25. Reindeer Games Night Invitations | 26. My New Blog | 27. Paper Flower Bouquet

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28. Honeycomb Wreath | 29. Printable Holiday Tags and Wrap | 30. Snowscape-Wrapped Gifts

Happy New Year

I love nothing more than a fresh beginning and clean slate. We had a last minute party at a friend’s house for New Year’s Eve. About a half hour before midnight we all wrote down things we wanted to let go of in the new year and burned them. It was a just a little game but it was a beautiful little tradition. They also set up a balloon drop with fortunes inside and after they fell we all took turns popping them and reading our fortunes for 2014. I’ve been working on my goals and resolutions the last few weeks and I am so excited about this new year. I really love goals and I realized it is because it doesn’t stress me out if I fail at them. I have friends who hate setting goals because they feel awful if they don’t succeed. I know they aren’t for everyone but they make me happy and excited about the future. Here are a few of mine for 2014:

Get Craft Night Events and Classes Going Again at the new Studio.
Eat a Salad Everyday (anyone have good recipes, especially for dressing?)
Write a Book I’ve been talking about doing this for a few years, and I think this year is gonna be the year.
Run a Marathon It’s an ongoing joke in our house that I am really good at signing up for marathons but less good at actually running them. I ran a few marathons before I had kids but would love to run another one just to check it off my list.
•Decorate the Studio I got 80% of the new studio set up but I need to finish the last 20%. (Anyone designers want to help me on this?)
Take a Girls Trip somewhere International I’ve been wanting to take a bigger trip with just friends. I love the idea of being able to travel internationally but it is more cost efficient than traveling with my family.
•Get our Books and Finances Organized I’ve been disorganized with my finances and budget and this year I want to get everything nice and organized (pay those quarterly taxes on time!).
•Plan My Outfits I love getting dressed when I have spent some time trying on clothes. Usually I just throw on whatever because I’m in a rush. I want to spend a little more time in advance planning things to wear so I don’t default to the same three outfits.

Happy New Year | Oh Happy Day!

 

Are you setting any goals for the New Year? Bring it on 2014!

Hexagon Candy Box DIY

by Amy Moss

This project combines three of my favourite things: Papercraft, holiday decorating and candy! Create some really cute mini holiday decorations with these candy shaped hexagon boxes.  Settle in with some festive holiday music and a glass of bubbly and get your craft on!

Here are some ideas for what you can do with these cuties!

  • Attach some twine to the back to create cute hanging decorations
  • I’ve used gold, but you can use any other accent color or metallic you would like. Try an assortment of candy colors! Or use red for a more traditional Christmas theme.
  • Could be used as holiday gift boxes for miniature treasures or treats!
  • If you wish to make gift boxes suitable for larger gifts, use a photocopier to enlarge the template to the desired size.

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