“12 Ways I’m Thankful” Easy Accordion-Fold Card

Thankful Accordion Fold Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

With just 12 days left until Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to make up a big “thankful” card for someone I care about.  I know I’m guilty of not expressing my gratitude often enough, and today’s project was the perfect opportunity to do just that: make up a card that’s more like a […]

Sofia the First Halloween Costume and Party Ideas

Sofia the First Halloween Party Costumes & Ideas #JuniorCelebrates #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. So my daughter is CRAZY excited for Halloween this year.  She’s 3 – which means that every time the Disney Junior channel mentions Halloween, she asks what day it is, if it’s Halloween, whether she can wear a costume, […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Chocolate Molded Candy Boxes

Molded Chocolate Candy Boxes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s craft is a fun edible!  I picked up a Gift Box mold on a whim a while back, and finally put it to use as I get ready for making our annual Christmas sweets.  I didn’t invent this or anything – it’s just a regular Wilton brand mold, but I’ll give you a few […]

Happy Birthday, Raya!

Raya's Birthday

Well, my daughter is TWO today, and I can hardly believe it!!  We are taking her to see her first movie tonight (fingers crossed that it goes well – I think it will).  Now, it might surprise you that being a DIY-blog… I did exactly no decorating, baking or cooking.  I just a few calls […]

Secret Birthday Cake Box

Secret Birthday Cake Box

Good morning to everyone – I have a great day lined up! You see, it’s my birthday.  So today’s theme will be to have some fun around here!  I have a fun birthday craft to show you this morning, and be sure to come back at noon for the Pick Your Plum giveaway!  Then. we’ll […]

Yoda Cake

Yoda Cake

Well, after Carlee from Ladybird Ln. guest blogged earlier this month, and showed us all a simple technique for cake transfers, I couldn’t resist.  I had to try it out for myself.  My husband has been asking for cake, and so I humored him with his favorite theme: Star Wars. :)  (If you read here […]