Embossed DIY Treat Boxes

Embossed Treat Boxes at www.happyhourprojects.com | Great for parties and treats with quick assembly!

Hey guys!  I have a fun new toy to share today – I recently upgraded my Sizzix Big Shot to the Big Shot Plus.  I can still use all my old dies, but with a 9″ cutting width, I can die-cut and emboss much larger areas than before.  Today I’m sharing how easy it is […]

Housewarming Gifts for Their First Apartment

Housewarming Gifts for Their First Apartment at www.happyhourprojects.com | Give the gift of entertaining for $100 or less! #TargetStyle

This post is promoted by Target. One of the most exciting rites of passage is getting your first apartment.  I still remember mine – all 400 square feet of it.  When you first start out you’re focused on furniture, bedding, cleaning supplies, hopefully some curtains, and a set of dishes.  What you’re not prioritizing?  Artwork, […]

Christmas in July with Sizzix | Simple and Elegant Golden Gift Wrapping

Christmas in July with Sizzix | Golden Gift Wrap at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Today’s idea is fast and functional CHRISTMAS gift wrap – yes, Christmas!  It’s Christmas in July with Sizzix this week and next, and I’m sharing today’s holiday inspiration: golden gift wrapping.  Gold is classic, and paired with Sizzix embossing folders and dies, you can make your small gifts, treats, and handmade goodies shine […]

Firecracker Treats in Tube Containers

Easy Firecracker Treat Tubes at www.happyhourprojects.com

As we head into the week of Independence Day, I am putting together our plans and I spotted these treat tubes, which I thought would make for a really fun treat for the kids when we head out to the parade this weekend.  I added a little something extra  to make them special (I saw […]

Fresh Herbs, Fresh Cocktails | Strawberry-Basil Spiked Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Spiked Lemonade Cocktail Recipe at www.happyhourprojects.com | Grow fresh herbs for fresh cocktails with these tips!

This post is promoted by Target.I was a little bit late in getting this year’s herb garden started, but the weather was really messing with us here in Michigan this year.  We even had a night of frost after Memorial Day!  But fortunately, container gardening is not only forgiving (you can just cover plants or […]

DIY Love-Themed Paper Wedding Lanterns

DIY Paper Wedding Lanterns at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well, I found out by accident last week that a LOT of you are planning a wedding, helping to plan a wedding or a bridal shower, or collecting wedding ideas!  So I thought another piece of DIY wedding decor would be something fun to share.  Get your Sizzix machine ready for these love-themed paper wedding […]

Stamped Spoons for #SundaeSundays!

Stamped Sundae Spoons for Sundae Sundays at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s post celebrates #SundaeSundays, and is sponsored by Hershey’s Syrup. I think I speak for everyone when I say, I LOVE WEEKENDS.  Even though I work from home now, weekdays are work days.  It’s errands, writing, cleaning – you know the drill!  But on weekends, we all come together and finally get a chance to […]

Take It Outside | Midweek Hosting in Just Five Minutes

Take it Outside: Midweek Hosting Made Easy at www.happyhourprojects.com #TargetStyle

This post is promoted by Target. With the weather warming up, kids getting out of school, and everyone settling into a summer schedule, do you do any entertaining?  I have to confess, we typically don’t!  These transitional times mean my house is a mess and I don’t feel like cooking, especially not after spending time […]