Easy Baja Fish Tacos

Baja Fish Tacos 1

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…

Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes

Gold Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week, I showed you guys my cool new tool, the Kinkajou bottle cutter, and how to cut bottles to make beeswax candles.  Well, of course, now I can’t throw any bottles away (haha) and I have a couple more projects to show you that you can use your old bottles to make.  Today’s project… Continue Reading…

Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail

Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

I know summer’s coming to a close, but I’m just not ready to give up the fresh fruit cocktails on the back deck at night.  It’s just getting dark a lot sooner after the kids’ bedtime now… boo. ;) There are a lot of things I love about fall, but I do really love Michigan… Continue Reading…

5-Minute Flat Leather Bracelet

5 Minute Flat Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I whipped up a pretty leather bracelet over the weekend that I want to share with you as a great quick project.  This is another fantastic beginners’ jewelry piece, because all you need to be able to do is cut and glue to make it happen!  I put this together in about 5 minutes – no… Continue Reading…