Easy Magic Ribbon Wand for Kids

"Magic" Ribbon Wand Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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!

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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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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 Foodie.com, 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 Foodie.com 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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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 www.happyhurprojects.com

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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV 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…