Easy DIY Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet

Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Halloween is coming, not that I generally start getting ready for another month, but I spotted this snake clasp when I was shopping leather jewelry accessories, and I just HAD to get it.  It’s equal parts interesting, cool, and slightly creepy to me – and understated enough to wear any day.  This bracelet makes… Continue Reading…

Framing Up Fall Fashion With VSP Direct

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I’m so thankful that VSP Direct has sponsored this post and set me up with in individual eye care insurance plan!  Since making the leap from working my day job to working from home to spend more time with my kids, insurance has been a touchy subject.  I’ve never been responsible for getting my own… Continue Reading…

Fall Flavors and Fiestas: New Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita

Taste of Autumn: Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita at www.happyhourprojects.com

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Anheuser Busch via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Anheuser Busch. Fall is right around the corner – I could feel it this weekend!  We went from 90 degrees down to 70, just like that…. Continue Reading…

40 Fantastic Tree-Inspired Projects

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So I have an affinity for trees – as you probably already know, if you read here often.  I find trees soothing.  Nature.  History. Quiet comfort.  As a kid I was ALWAYS the one climbing the highest in the tree (hey, it’s not like anyone was going to come get me and drag me down,… Continue Reading…

Tailgating Food: Team Color Jell-O Blocks!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I can hardly wait for football to start again. We’re huge fans of college football, and the Wolverines in particular.  That’s right, go Blue!  The best thing about game day is always the game day food, though –… Continue Reading…

Smash Cake Canvas & Easy Canvas Prints Giveaway

Cake Smash Photo Canvas at www.happyhourprojects.com

So as you guys know, I enjoy taking photos, I work hard on them, and I also have plenty of room for improvement.  I’m in that in-between stage of photography. I just did a smash cake for Roman’s first birthday, and I have to say… it was the absolute worst photo session ever.  Seriously, everything… Continue Reading…

“Rocco’s Heart” Standing Wire Name Form

"Rocco's Heart" Standing Name Wire Form at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Kevin and I are going to a charity golf outing today.  I can’t decide if my heart is light or heavy about it.  Some friends of ours lost their son Rocco a little over 6 years ago to HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), and their foundation organizes an annual outing.  I think the longer… 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…