most popular at happy hour projects

Make a Starry Night!
Mason Jar Bird Nest Lamp at
2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet at
Upcycled Silver Spoon Stamped Necklace at
The Ten Minute Bracelet

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…

Rio 2 Movie Night & Recycled Bird Feeder Craft for Kids

Rio 2 Movie Night & Earth-Friendly Recylcled Toilet Paper Tube Bird Feeders at

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 If you’re a parent, you know this universal truth: your kids love animated movies.  It’s the same in pretty much every American household, right?  When… Continue Reading…

Cheap & Easy Washi Tape Picnic Silverware Pouch

Washi Tape Picnic Silverware Pouch at

Summer time is picnic and barbecue season!  I shared on Friday my 5 best tips for hosting a great summer barbecue, and if you read it, then you may have spotted a set of cute little utensil pouches on our picnic table.  Today I’m going to show you how easy they are to make up…. Continue Reading…

Winding Down at Night with Kellogg’s #GoodnightSnack #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Kellogg’s cereals have been a part of my life for, well, my entire life.  I grew up about 30 minutes from “cereal city” (yes, they really call Battle Creek that!) so it’s always been a hometown pride sort… Continue Reading…

5 Tips For Hosting a Great Barbecue

5 Tips For Hosting a Great Summer Barbecue at

This post brought to you by Bar-S Foods. All opinions are 100% mine. Hey friends!  Today we’re talking summer entertaining: barbecues.  It’s the quintessential summertime get-together, isn’t it?  We have a barbecue for just about every warm-weather occasion: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, graduation celebrations, all the summer birthdays… well, you get the… Continue Reading…

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet and $70 Target Giveaway

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet at

Good morning, friends!  Today a group of blogger friends and I teamed up to share a collection of projects with a bird theme.  I’ve got a fun technique to show you for embossing metal blanks to design your own metal charms.  If you thought embossing was just for paper – think again: This two-tone metal… Continue Reading…

Thoughts On Being A Family


Thank you State Farm, for sponsoring today’s post about my awesome family.  So you may have noticed a little bit of a shift around here lately.  I haven’t really come out and advertised it, but after a lot of discussion, I did something a little bit crazy.  Last month, I quit my day job. It’s… Continue Reading…

Snack Attack: Easy Brie Cheese and Apple Appetizer

Easy Brie Cheese and Apple Appetizer at

Okay, so this may look like a bit of a cheat… and it kind of is!  But I’ve got a snack we enjoy from time to time at our house that makes for an upscale twist on a cheese-and-cracker appetizer.  A bit of brie cheese with apples on crackers or crusty bread makes for a… Continue Reading…

Our Family’s Puzzle of Life, and a $100 Personal Creations Giveaway

Personal Creations Puzzle of Life and a $100 Giveaway at

Thank you Personal Creations for sponsoring today’s hour-or-less home decor project and giveaway! So, we’ve been in our house for almost exactly a year, now.  And do you think I’ve been on the home decor bandwagon?  Nope.  Only in my head.  I’ve been struggling to find something unique, something “us”… and something that will fill… Continue Reading…