We’re twin sisters and best friends Malissa & Machelle. After years of talking about creating a space to share our passion for all things design, we finally started A Joyful Riot in March 2014. We created A Joyful Riot to provide tutorials, printables, and party ideas geared toward forming wonderful memories with your loved ones.
We honestly consider being twins the best thing in the world and a true blessing. Unfortunately, we no longer live in the same city. Machelle resides in Utah with her husband and two kids, and Malissa and her husband live and work in DC. Of course, living so far away is hard – but having a space (and snapchat and FaceTime) to share ideas and collaborate helps. Growing up we loved to try new things, from building forts and sewing to starting an Ebay vintage store. Malissa was much more obsessed with school than Machelle, which ultimately took her to DC for her Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at George Washington University. Machelle spends her time working towards her Graphic Design degree while manning our Etsy store, designing some exciting upcoming projects, and remodeling her home.
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What should you expect to see on this blog? A wide range of posts from party crafts, home decor projects, whole party setups, and even a few recipes here and there! Basically all the things that make us happy! Expect to see new posts on these topics whenever we find a moment between parenting….pardon our more frequent absences!