Follow Your Heart Hand Stamped Necklace | Stamping Round Blanks

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Raise your hand if you love hand stamped necklaces! (Me! Me!) I’ve got a design to share with you today that’s pretty for a DIY Valentine’s Day gift, or great for yourself to wear anytime.  Get out your hammers and give today’s “Follow Your Heart” design a try! If you’ve been reading here long, you know […]

How to Make a Wire Wrapped Bead Pendant

Learn to Make a Wire Wrapped Bead Pendant at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun wire wrapped jewelry project today that’s perfect for beginners.  Wire wrapping can be really beautiful, but it can also be intimidating when you see some of the gorgeous wire wrapped creations out there!  I’m actually NOT that skilled at wire wrapping myself, but I love the look and I […]

DIY Matchbox or Hot Wheels Storage Carrier

DIY Matchbox or Hot Wheels Storage Solution at www.happyhourprojects.com | Personalize it with vinyl die-cuts to make it special, for a fraction of the price of a branded carrier!

Whew!  Did you guys have a great Christmas?  I had all the expected chaos and cuteness when you have littles, and my house has almost recovered.  So I’m tackling a few projects to help it stay that way, and the first thing on my list was some Hot Wheels storage solutions that didn’t break the […]

Snowman KCup Crafts | Great Last-Minute Christmas Food Gifts

Holiday Food Gifts | Easy KCup Snowmen at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Um, who scheduled Christmas for four days from now?!?  My December is flying by!  I am excited, but I’m definitely on the last-minute gifts this week, and doing our traditional baking day.  As we put goodie trays together, I had an idea of a cute addition to add to my edible treats for […]

Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

Handmade Christmas Card Ideas at www.happyhourprojects.com | Embossing can make up a special-looking card in minutes - perfect for those last-minute ones you still want to give!

So… I’m a slacker this year.  I mean, I’m really trying to get ready for Christmas, but my daughter’s birthday was last weekend and our basement flooded and… the list goes on.  I didn’t send a big batch of cards this year, and instead, I’ve opted for making cards especially to send back to the […]

Great Gifts for Kids | Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Toys

Great Gifts for Kids | Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Train Set at www.happyhourprojects.com

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a kid, my grandmother had a train set under the Christmas tree.  Ever since then, I feel like trains are just a part of Christmas.  Now that my son is old enough to […]

Bird Crazy Bird Cage Necklace

Bird Crazy Birdcage Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So today’s project isn’t exactly a partridge in a pear tree, but if you’re on the Bird Crazy bandwagon, I’ve got a fun jewelry idea for you.  I love both paper crafting and jewelry making, and this is kind of a crossover project that will really get your wheels turning! Now, if you’re not (yet) […]

Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup at www.happyhourprojects.com | Don't have time to simmer on the stove all day? This classic recipe adapted to the pressure cooker is comfort-food ready in 90 minutes or less!

Hey friends!  So, show of hands.  Who has a pressure cooker?  Who has considered owning one?  Who out there thinks it sounds scary and intimidating?  Okay, I totally raised my hand on that last one – until my cousin Lisa talked me into looking into them.  Pressure cookers can greatly reduce cooking times and keep […]