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

Christmas in July with Sizzix | Golden Gift Wrap at

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 […]

Decor Pieces That Transition From Season to Season

Decor Pieces That Transition From Season to Season with Balsam Hill at | A Butterfly-Themed Spring Mantel

Happy Monday, friends!  This weekend is Mother’s Day, and to celebrate that a little bit early, my mom came over and we spent some time together on a spring decor project.  Balsam Hill challenged us to create a spring theme from items that are traditionally held as winter decor pieces, and sent us a few […]

Last-Minute Grandma Gift: Kids’ Handmade Clay Ornament

Clay Snowflake Ornament at

If you’re looking for a project to keep your kids busy these last few days before Christmas, or if the Grandma in your family is like my mom and expects something handmade (works for me!) – we made this sweet ornament yesterday as a last-minute gift.  There are lots of options to personalize it, but […]

Easy M&M’s Snowflake Bark, and More!

Easy M&M's Snowflake Bark at

This post brought to you by Glad & M&M’S®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. It’s time to get baking! This is my favorite time right now – the last few days before Christmas.  If you read here often, you already know I’m a fan of giving edible gifts, […]

Last Minute Gifts: Hanging Treat Box Ornaments

Last Minute Food Gifts: Hanging Treat Boxes at

Well, we’re down to about a week left before Christmas (cue the sobbing in the corner, I am NOT ready at ALL).  Are you making your edible gifts this week?  It’s on my to-do list, but I am definitely scaling back this year.  Much fewer baked goods, and more no-bake, easy treats.  Yesterday  I shared […]

Easy Peppermint Marshmallows

Easy Peppermint Marshmallows at

Okay, I love marshmallows.  There, I said it.  I love marshmallow-filled stuff, marshmallow fluff, toasted marshmallows… and this time of year, I love to dip marshmallows!  They are a super easy sweet treat, and they look great on cookie trays and as part of edible gifts.  You can make a whole bag of these easy […]

A Dozen Ways to Drink and Be Merry

12 Recipes to Drink & Be Merry at

Thank you for sponsoring today’s cocktail collection. You already know if you read here often, I’m pretty much a self-proclaimed cocktail-ista. I love a cocktail with a trendy flavor profile – and I love the classics, too! (Okay, maybe I just love cocktails?) Either way, I’ve got a dozen mouth-watering ideas for your next […]

2-Minute Holiday Card Display Hack

2-Minute Holiday Card Display Hack at

Thank you to Staples for sponsoring today’s 2-minute #HandmadeHoliday Christmas card display solution! We’re starting to get Christmas cards (yay!) but every year I struggle with where to put them.  Usually they just end up on the mantel, until they fall down, or until one of my kids decides to steal one.  Plus, those pretty […]