Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe | An Adaptation of the Classic!

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When I realized that the only gluten in my family’s classic pumpkin pie recipe was in the crust, my husband pretty much jumped for joy.  Since he’s got celiac, there are a lot of things that he has had to give up, especially during big family meals like Thanksgiving.  So with one switcheroo, he got […]

Holiday Appetizer: Easy Ham & Onion Cheeseball

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Ahhhhh, I’m so excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Seriously. I’m getting things ready – and one of the things I can make ahead by a day is this ultra-easy ham & onion cheese ball appetizer.  I know not everyone thinks about eating before a big family dinner, but in our family, inevitably, someone or something delays […]

Holiday Entertaining: Choosing a Great Wine


This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. Maybe it says a lot about my family (ahem), but there’s always a bottle of wine (or a couple) on the table for big family gatherings.  It’s just something a little bit indulgent that most […]

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

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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 […]

“Thankful” Paper Turkey Table Decor & Activity for Thanksgiving

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Are you getting your Thanksgiving craft on?  (I know, all  you friends in Canada have already filled up on turkey, haha.) But for my American friends, we’re just a few short weeks away from one of the BEST holidays all year!  So if you’re looking for an activity, some inexpensive table decor, or both – […]

Recycled Glass Bottle Napkin Rings & Kinkajou Prize Pack Giveaway

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Thank you Bottle Cutting Inc. for sponsoring today’s awesome giveaway package! So we’re coming up on (American) Thanksgiving, aka, the one day a year when I actually bust out the real napkins and care about creating a beautiful tablescape for my family meal.  I have a nice, neutral set that we use for special occasions, […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Bow Headband with the Bowdabra

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Thank you Bowdabra for sponsoring this post.   Holiday craft season is fully here!  Before I jump right into Christmas, though, I wanted to make something fun for Thanksgiving for my daughter – this sweet little turkey headband, using the Bowdabra.  I am going to LOVE using the Bowdabra when I wrap my Christmas presents, […]