most popular at happy hour projects

Easy Brie Cheese and Apple Appetizer at
Braided Bead and Hemp Double-Wrap Button Bracelet at
Sparkle & Shine Stamped Double-Pendant Necklace at
DIY Hunger Games Theme Locket at
Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at

Savings Alert: Kraft Coupons

Kraft Coupons

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. So I’ve mentioned that I’m working from home now.  You know what that translates to?  Happy kids.  Sweaty trips to the park.  Eating my lunch in 5 minutes standing in the kitchen saying “put that down!”  And… alas…… Continue Reading…

Easy Magic Ribbon Wand for Kids

"Magic" Ribbon Wand Tutorial at

It’s not really magic.  I mean, I hope you wouldn’t need that disclaimer, but hey, I just want to be clear that I’m no purveyor of magic wands.  But try telling my daughter that – the girl who thinks I can make anything.  ”I want a magic wand, Mama,” she says to me.  ”Please make… Continue Reading…

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail at

I know, I know, I usually wait until Friday before I share cocktail recipes, but this has been a crazy week, and I had blackberries calling my name.  I LOVE blackberries, and they’re wrapping up for the season, so I’m enjoying the fresh-picked local ones while I still can.  So I whipped up a quick… Continue Reading…

Soda Pop Tab Upcycled Bracelet Tutorial

Soda Pop Tab Recycled Bracelet Tutorial at

So the classic geographic question in the states: is it soda, pop, or Coke where you live?  I had a hard time trying to decide what to call this one today.  I asked on Facebook last week, and most of you said when you open a can of indulgent bubbly beverage, it’s a soda.  (Though… Continue Reading…

#HowFreshStaysFresh Twitter Party – $1000 in Prizes!


This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine. Hey friends!  I want to share a heads-up with you about a great upcoming Twitter party from the American Frozen Food Institute.  You may remember a few weeks back, some of the meals I shared… Continue Reading…

“Rocco’s Heart” Standing Wire Name Form

"Rocco's Heart" Standing Name Wire Form at

So Kevin and I are going to a charity golf outing today.  I can’t decide if my heart is light or heavy about it.  Some friends of ours lost their son Rocco a little over 6 years ago to HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), and their foundation organizes an annual outing.  I think the longer… Continue Reading…

13 Berry-licious Summer Dessert Recipes

13 Berry-Licious Summer Dessert Recipes at Happy Hour Projects

Happy Friday, friends! Today’s collection of recipes is sponsored by, and stars summer-harvested berries.  Seriously, my mouth is watering just looking at this amazing collection. Take a look: Check out Berry-licious Summer Dessert Recipes by Adrianne Surian at I love fresh berries.  I’m not exaggerating when I tell you, I will eat just… Continue Reading…

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Twice Baked Potato Casserole at

When I was a kid growing up, my dad was the ultimate life hacker.  If there was a way to do something more easily, he could figure it out.  After my aunt wowed us with twice-baked potatoes for the first time (yeah, this was decades ago), he instantly converted it to a casserole recipe to… Continue Reading…

2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet

2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet at

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun and easy, easy idea for DIY accessories today.  Stacked bracelets are really popular right now, and you can make them as simple or as intricate as you like.  If you want to start simple, this is the perfect beginner jewelry project, because it take NO tools, 2 components, and… Continue Reading…

Apple Pie Martini

Apple Pie Martini at

Well, we had a few days of cooler weather here in Michigan – cool enough to make me realize that fall is not that far off!  The cool nights gave me a late-summer apple pie craving… though there was enough heat in the day to make the oven feel like just a little too much…. Continue Reading…