Classic Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread at www.happyhourprojects.com

Ahhh, it’s pumpkin season.  Agreed?  I swear, as soon as the weather turns, I start craving pumpkin… everything.  Today’s recipe is a classic – nothing fancy or complicated about it, just my family’s recipe we’ve been making for years!  Pumpkin & spice, baked with love… okay maybe the “love” part is a little over the… Continue Reading…

Emergency Sprinkles! Glass Locket Necklace

Emergency Sprinkles Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So after making the quick coffee bean locket last week for coffee lovers, I was lamenting the fact that whole coffee beans smell wonderful, but it’s not like you could just open up your locket and enjoy one in case of an emergency.  I mean, I suppose you could, but eating a bean is not… Continue Reading…

Simple Dandelion-Stamped Cuff

Dandelion Stamped Cuff at www.happyhourprojects.com

When I sat down to stamp this bracelet, I had visions of making it much more fancy.  And complicated.  But I got this far and couldn’t bear to add more because I love, love the simplicity of it (and the whimsical dandelion pattern)!  So I’ll be sharing a very basic piece today, and who knows,… Continue Reading…

Easy Baja Fish Tacos

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Now that my husband has gone gluten-free, I have to confess, it’s difficult finding variety in our meal planning.  We eat a lot of meat and potatoes these days – not many recipes to share when we grill steaks and burgers most of the time. ;) But I was really in the mood for something DIFFERENT… Continue Reading…

Beaded Button Clasp Bracelet

Beaded Button Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s bracelet project is a little more on the time-consuming side (plan for this one to take most of an hour) but the offset to it is that the supplies are pretty darn cheap and you have SO many ways to make it your own!  Part of what took me so long was that I… Continue Reading…

Handwritten Notes Are Still Important (and How to Make Easy Embossed Greeting Cards)

Easy Embossed Greeting Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a fellow blogger started a series this week that’s had me thinking.  It’s a hand-written note challenge.  At first I thought – who needs a challenge for that?  I write notes all the time!  But wait… do I?  Because aside from thank you cards, the last one I really remember writing was at Christmas… Continue Reading…

Beaded Neon Bungee Bracelets

Beaded Bungee Bracelets in Neon Colors at www.happyhourprojects.com

So if you read here often, you probably know that I’m on a couple design teams for other blogs, and today I want to share one of my favorite bracelet projects that I shared over at Crafts Unleashed a few months back: beaded bungee bracelets in fun neon colors.  If you didn’t see it over… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Vase

Easy Recycled/Repurposed Glass Bottle Vase at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, okay, I know I said I was done cutting bottles for a while, but while I was in Chicago, I picked up a bottle of water while we were shopping at Eataly (which could be a whole post by itself, but I’ll spare you) and it was just such a cool bottle that I… Continue Reading…