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…

Cheap & Easy Washi Tape Picnic Silverware Pouch

Washi Tape Picnic Silverware Pouch at www.happyhourprojects.com

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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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 www.happyhourprojects.com

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

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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…