Welcome!

Hey all. I’m Joy! The name of my blog, leave it to Joy, can be read two ways.
The first way is read with an eye roll, and the under lying message there is that I try too hard and my intentions are to make everyone else feel shitty.
The second way is read with a calming breathe and my intentions are to enjoy some creativity.

Come along for creative inspiration or send me an email, I’d love to create something for you. ❤

Click here to see a portfolio of handmade goods.
Click here for more information on my Birthday Box buisness.


Product Reviews and Other Writing

  • JOICO ZERO HEAT Haircare Product Review
    Thanks to ChickAdvisor and JOICO, I got to try Zero Heat Air Drying Styling Cream. This is perfect because I’ve been home a lot these days and not putting any time or effort into styling my hair. Lets see what…Continue reading »
  • An Open Letter to Brené Brown
    Dear Brené, About 6 months ago, I was asked at an event I was attending: “Who has helped you most in becoming who you are today?” I thought for a minute, typical answers are probably “my mother” or “this very…Continue reading »
  • Becel Plant Based Bricks Product Review
    Thanks to FamilyRated & Becel I got to try the Becel Plant Based Brick, Unsalted! I usually buy butter (both salted and unsalted) but haven’t tried this yet, which is kind of surprising because I do cook a lot of…Continue reading »
  • DIY Puff Daddy a Knit Ottoman
    I wanted a Knit Ottoman. Do I need to explain why? They are cute and functional! I saw one I liked at a retailer… but it was pretty expensive. I can’t even remember exactly how much but definitely over $100. Enough for me to be hesitant, off to google! There has to be a free knit pattern out there. Spoiler, THERE IS and I found it!
  • 5 Easy Beginner Knitting Projects
    As a beginner knitter myself I thought I would compile a short list of the beginner knits I have tried. I wanted to make a list that was simple and that anyone trying to learn how to knit can do!
  • Easy Knit Dishcloth Pattern
    I love my knit dishcloths. They are scrubby, but also a perfect quick little project that you can start and finish in an hour or two. They are perfect for beginners or anyone who’s a novice, casual knitter – like…Continue reading »