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May 28, 2008

oh, hello friend!
welcome to our blog!
started on the twenty eighth of may, two thousand and eight.

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I've had many wonderful opportunities to guest blog and I'm so honored to be interviewed at these other great sites. Please stop by to see other diys, inspiration, and interviews!


evie s: artist interview

old sweet song: blogger crush interview

simple lovely: blogger favorites

wide open spaces: 10 things


utterly engaged: issue 003 packaging article

decor8: favorite things

melissa loves: it's my bag

mint: diy valentine tealight

mint: importance of packaging

neet magazine: march 2010 picks


blossom and bloom: sweet note

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oh, hello friend accepts any/all submissions related to all things lovely. I do receive quite a few emails in a day but will try my best to respond to each email. I do apologize if I am unable to respond to your email though!

oh, hello friend features include diy and craft projects, creative and home inspiration, art, handmade goods, photography, fashion, and design. If you have something for submission that you feel would be a good fit on the blog, please email me! Please be sure to include SUBMISSION in the subject field so I know what type of inquiry you are making.

Please see our advertisement page for information on advertising with oh, hello friend.

If you just want to drop a general note, comment, complaint, please email me. General/design questions can also be submitted via formspring.

Though I am honored you would want something designed, I am currently not taking on any new design projects at this time.

I love snail mail! If you'd like to write me or send something my way, write to oh, hello friend at: Danni Hong / Po Box 1134 / La Habra / CA / 90631

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Looking for a way to promote your shop/site? There are many opportunities available to promote through oh, hello friend. We offer unique weekly deals, monthly coupons, advertising banners, and giveaways. Read on for more information of what we offer and how it works! If you are interested in any or all of the options available below, feel free to email me with your company and I will send you more details.

A very popular and successful way to promote your shop is through Good Cheer Deals. Each week we offer a new voucher deal for a shop. Deals are a great way to direct traffic toward your shop while making sales at the same time. If this is something your company may be interested in, you can email me for more information. Please be sure to include your shop link.

Another effective way to promote is through banner ads. Banner ads are placed in the right hand column and rotate at random reloads so everyone gets a fair chance to be placed at the top!

oh, hello friend offers very affordable & reasonable advertising options including discount packages for multiple months. AI welcome all types of banner ads: vintage & craft shops, independent artists, designers, and bloggers. If you would like to receive more information on advertising, you can email me at: ohhellofriendpromotions@gmail.com and I will send you our media kit. Please be sure to include your website link.

oh, hello friend also offers giveaways! We do have a couple requirements on giveaways so if you are interested in finding out more information, please email me.

We offer a monthly coupon section where you can offer a discount coupon for your shop in our monthly coupon guides. If you're interested in offering an exclusive discount to your shop on oh, hello friend please contact me & I will send you more details!

( about )


( last updated: january 2012)

oh, hello friend was started in May, 2008. A couple months later in July, I opened up my etsy shop. The name comes from when I was in high school, when my best friend and I would address eachother, “hello friend.” I originally intended my blog to be a place where I could post about whatever was on my mind: design, life, etc. But the more and more I posted, the more found I really loved posting things that inspired others. It is so neat to be able to contribute to an ever growing creative community.

To date, oh, hello friend has over 25,000 readers, subscribers + blogger followers combined. I am truly honored and humbled that friends would want to read my little blog. I love each comment, each email I receive from you all. I am inspired at how much the blog has grown in such a short amount of time and excited to see where it takes us.


My name is danni, lovely to meet you. I am 26 years old, I studied graphic design and graduated from the Art Institute Orange County in September 2007. I sort of fell into design when my mom suggested I try going to art school. I ended up really loving it. (moms really do know best, thanks mom!) When i’m not designing, I enjoy traveling, finding treasures at flea markets and thrift stores, listening to the rain while reading a book, eating a good hamburger, and spending time with my husband, Nicholas. We got married on September 25th, 2010!

I am a follower of Jesus and will talk about my beliefs from time to time here on the blog. Not really a big fan of the word "christian" or even being associated with any religious affiliation. I simply believe that Christ came and died for the sins of the world. He extends His amazing grace and love to us, though we are so undeserving of it. I am deeply touched and grateful for how generous you are to allow me to share my faith with you from time to time. I always feel I can freely share with no criticism or judgements and for that, I am so thankful to you dear readers.

You can also read 50 random facts about me here, my 'always, sometimes, and never' list, and see my 101 goals, 101 things to do in 101 days. (but the list is pretty old and outdated!) I am loving blogging. Thank you so much for reading and your support. You can also find me at the usual 'social networking' places:



May 25, 2008