Teacher Appreciation Personalized Lockets

Personalized Teacher Appreciation Lockets | A Great End of the School Year Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys! I know I’m behind for Teacher Appreciation week, but I looked at the calendar this week to discover that my daughter only has FIVE days left of preschool this year.  What?  How did that happen?  Haha.  Anyway, I want to put a little something together for her teachers before summer break, and thought […]

Parenting Is Tough… But You’re Doin’ Good

Know a Parent Who's Doin' Good? Tell Them with the Minute Maid® "Doin' Good" Initiative at www.happyhourprojects.com

Parenting is tough for a lot of reasons. But mostly, it’s tough because we don’t get a lot of feedback in this line of work. There’s no performance evaluation. There’s no report card. A lot of times, there’s no feedback at all until something goes wrong… and also sometimes, when something goes right. I was really moved when I […]

Making Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts…

Mixed Media Hand Stamped Mommy Necklace and Floral Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

Oh my goodness, what a week.  I hope you guys are all having a great one, getting ready for Mother’s Day, making it through Teacher Appreciation, Cinco de Mayo, and heaven help you if you have sickies in the house too, like we do around here. :P Anyway – I did spend a little bit […]

Floral Leather Hair Pins

Floral Leather Hair Pins at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I’ve got another quick project for you if you love DIY leather accessories!  Make up these mixed media floral-themed hair pins as an instant-gratification project, using your Sizzix Big Shot to die-cut leather scraps and texturize metal accents.  Top it off with a crystal rivet for a hint of sparkle that’s great for […]

Stress Less: “Taco ‘Bout a Future” Catered Graduation Party Ideas

“Taco ‘Bout a Future” Graduation Party | Host a Mexican-Themed Catered Party with Qdoba and Ideas from Evite

Today’s easy graduation party ideas are sponsored by Evite and Qdoba. Are you planning a party for your graduate this year?  What a stressful thing that can be!  Just prepping the house to have all those guest can be exhausting enough, before you ever get to the party planning – and much less, the party […]

Decor Pieces That Transition From Season to Season

Decor Pieces That Transition From Season to Season with Balsam Hill at www.happyhourprojects.com | 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 […]

“Dad Rocks” Stamped & Riveted Leather Father’s Day Keychain

"Dad Rocks" Stamped & Riveted Leather Father's Day Keychain at www.happyhourprojects.com

Are you thinking ahead to what you’re going to make for the dad in your life for Father’s Day this year?  Handmade gifts are my favorite, but I’ve got to be honest – I draw a blank when it comes to gifts for guys, most of the time.  I’ve been doing a lot of mixed […]

Easy Embossed Bookmarks For Summer Reading and Teacher Appreciation

Easy Embossed Bookmarks for Summer Reading, Teacher Gifts, Gofts for Book Lovers, and More at www.happyhourprojects.com

Who’s already planning out their summer reading?  I’ve been going through my to-read pile recently and realized I have 4 books I’m working on right now… that’s normal, right? ;) And in most of them, I have tucked away a scrap of paper, a reciept, a train ticket… whatever random bookmark I can get my […]