Day of the Dead Cocktail: The Bloodshot Margarita

Day of the Dead Bloodshot Margarita at www.happyhourprojects.com #DayoftheDead

Hey friends, today I’m mixing up a Day of the Dead cocktail with Casa Noble tequila!  They sent me a bottle of their crystal tequila to share a new recipe with you all (because apparently, they know the way to this girl’s heart is with a delicious cocktail.  Just ask my husband, the bartender). So […]

Last Minute “Boo” Boxes for Halloween

Easy Boo Boxes for Halloween with Free Silhouette Cut File at www.happyhourprojects.com

Because by last minute, of course I *really* mean, last minute gift.  Actually, yesterday, we just got “boo’ed” for the first time ever.  I was practically ecstatic.  I felt like one of the cool kids to see a note that said, “You’ve Been Booed!”  I’m thrilled we live in a neighborhood where people have fun, […]

Etched Glass Bangles from Recycled Wine Bottles

Etched Glass Bangles at www.happyhourprojects.com

All right – today’s project is not the most practical piece I’ve ever made, but I had so much fun making these etched glass bangle bracelets that I’m going to share anyway.  All I’m going to suggest is that if you make them for yourself, I would not recommend wearing them if you’re going to […]

Slow Cooker Meal: Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin with Red Potatoes and Carrots

Slow Cooker Oe-Dish Meal with Smithfield Seasoned Pork Roast at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Raise your hand if you have tons of time every day to make a delicious balanced dinner with plenty of time to spare… anyone?  Beuller?  Yeah, me neither!  I […]

Half Pint Cherry Cheesecakes in Flower-Topped Mason Jars

Flower Topped Mason Jar Cheesecakes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, I know it’s not a brand-new idea to make mason jar desserts, but I was going through my recipe book a few weeks ago, and I ran across a recipe that a friend of mine from my childhood had written for me about 20(!!) years ago for mini cherry cheesecakes that we made at one […]

Herbed Pumpkin Seeds

Herbed Pumpkin Seeds at www.happyhourprojects.com

Over the weekend, my family had our annual tradition of carving pumpkins – and toasting the seeds. It’s a once-a-year treat for me, so it’s something I look forward to every year. In years past, I just baked them with a little bit of salt (I shared last year the basics of  how to toast […]

A Hint of Color Makes a World of Difference

Tree at Dawn Tile Mosaic at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well, friends, ArtPrize has come to a close.  I picked up my piece just yesterday from my venue, and it’s safe and sound back at home.  What an experience!  I’m excited to partner with Georgia-Pacific today to talk about color, and how a little hint of color can make a world of difference.  If you haven’t seen […]