Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet

Gold & Leather Curved Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So you guys know about my affinity for making bracelets, and you know I especially love to make easy bracelets.  Really, all jewelry projects that I can make in 10 minutes or less are my absolute favorite thing to do!  So I have one more quick glue-and-go leather bracelet design to share with you that’s… Continue Reading…

Easy Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars

Simple Nice-To-Meet-You Gift Idea with Lindt's New HELLO Bars at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you Lindt HELLO for sponsoring today’s easy great-to-meet-you gift idea – because it all starts with HELLO! Holy cow, friends.  What. A. Day.  ArtPrize is now officially underway, which means I’ve switched from being excited and counting down the days, to thinking about who might be voting for my art, whether I left enough cards,… Continue Reading…

Easy DIY Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet

Snake Clasp Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Halloween is coming, not that I generally start getting ready for another month, but I spotted this snake clasp when I was shopping leather jewelry accessories, and I just HAD to get it.  It’s equal parts interesting, cool, and slightly creepy to me – and understated enough to wear any day.  This bracelet makes… Continue Reading…

Easy Baja Fish Tacos

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Now that my husband has gone gluten-free, I have to confess, it’s difficult finding variety in our meal planning.  We eat a lot of meat and potatoes these days – not many recipes to share when we grill steaks and burgers most of the time. ;) But I was really in the mood for something DIFFERENT… Continue Reading…

2-Minute Coffee Lover’s Glass Locket Necklace

2-Minute Coffee Lover's Glass Locket Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Yes, really, you can make one in 2 minutes.  Maybe less.  Well, maybe more if you haven’t actually had your coffee yet for the day… but seriously, this is probably *the* easiest jewelry project I’ve ever shared.  It’s a perfect gift for coffee lovers (or for yourself!) – while it’s not in liquid form, in… Continue Reading…

Handwritten Notes Are Still Important (and How to Make Easy Embossed Greeting Cards)

Easy Embossed Greeting Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a fellow blogger started a series this week that’s had me thinking.  It’s a hand-written note challenge.  At first I thought – who needs a challenge for that?  I write notes all the time!  But wait… do I?  Because aside from thank you cards, the last one I really remember writing was at Christmas… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes

Gold Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week, I showed you guys my cool new tool, the Kinkajou bottle cutter, and how to cut bottles to make beeswax candles.  Well, of course, now I can’t throw any bottles away (haha) and I have a couple more projects to show you that you can use your old bottles to make.  Today’s project… Continue Reading…

Slow Cooker Italian Beef, Pinterest Finds & a Starbucks Giveaway

Slow Cooker Italian Beef at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning, and I have goodies for you today, friends! I put my head together with some of my favorite blogger friends, and we decided to have a Pinterest-inspired day today.  You can read what I wanted to make from Pinterest, see what #MyFavoriteBloggers are up to, and enter our giveaway for a $35 Starbucks… Continue Reading…