Glue-and-Go Rhinestone and Leather Bracelet

Glue-and-Go Easy Rhinestone and Leather Spring Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s piece is one of those where I feel like I’m cheating. ;) How can I in good conscience tell you this is a “tutorial”?  Because you seriously just glue and go for this pretty spring rhinestone bracelet!  But I’ll show you how I made it anyway – if you have never made your own… Continue Reading…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my most popular posts here at Happy Hour Projects is actually a very early one.  With crappy photos, but it was back before anyone really read here, haha – I was still finding my style.  It’s one of my all-time favorite crafts, though: a hemp and seed bead woven wish bracelet.  Did you… Continue Reading…

Easy Skillet Pork Chops

Easy Skillet Pork Chops at www.happyhourprojects.com

So we can’t really get to the grill right now, it’s still buried under a couple feet of snow.  So we are missing our steaks and pork chops!  Fortunately, I’ve got a backup way of skillet-baking pork chops in the oven.  Oven-baked pork chops are really simple and as long as you have a seasoned… Continue Reading…

Stacked Bracelets for Jewelry Beginners

Easy Stacked Bracelets Make a Statement at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love arm candy.  Clearly, since I share bracelet tutorials all the time.  A lot of you know that I also contribute tutorials over at the Consumer Crafts blog, Crafts Unleashed – and today I’m sharing an accessory so easy that if you can add a bead onto a cord, you can make!  It’s a… Continue Reading…

Easy Curved Clasp Leather Bracelet

East Curved Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s bracelet project is another quick and easy handmade accessory, and it’s another find from Goody Beads.  I LOVE their leather supplies for jewelry making.  The specialty clasps and findings are things I haven’t seen in my local shops.  This bracelet is one of those where the clasp totally makes the bracelet.  And all you… Continue Reading…

Zombie Appetizer: Brain-Shaped Ham and Onion Cheeseball

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So who is excited for the Walking Dead premiere?  I have to confess, we don’t do “scary” in our house.  But that doesn’t mean it’s not still fun to have creepy snacks for a zombie themed party!  I’ve teamed up with my favorite bloggers today to share a collection of zombie-themed projects which are great… Continue Reading…

Easy Wire “Love” Necklace

Easy Wire "Love" Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you enjoy working with wire, then I have an easy jewelry idea that makes a great handmade Valentine’s Day gift, or a fun something to wear on date night.  Wire crafting is a pretty inexpensive craft once you have made your initial investment in jewelry pliers and it’s one of my favorite mediums, honestly!… Continue Reading…

Honey Glazed Carrots

Easy Side Dish Recipe: Honey Glazed Carrots at www.happyhourprojects.com

I don’t share a lot of side dish recipes – they just don’t “wow” like main courses do and they aren’t as convenient as one-dish meals like casseroles, either.  But this recipe for is a really simple side dish that gets requested a lot when we actually cook dinner!  It’s super easy, too – just… Continue Reading…

How to Make an Easy Romantic Meal: Chicken Tortellini Alfredo and Tres Leches Mini Cakes

How to Make an Easy Romantic Dinner: Chicken Tortellini Alfredo and Tres Leches Cakes #Valentines4All #shop

If you read here often, you know I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  An hour or less… and I aim for the “less” any time I can get away with it!  A romantic dinner to me normally involves telling my husband where I want him to take me, haha…. Continue Reading…

Beaded Linen Twine Bookmark

Beaded Linen Bookmark at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s project is a fun and simple one, especially if you have a few odd beads or special beads you’ve been looking for something to do with.  I recently picked up some antique Arabic prayer beads at Happy Mango Beads that I have been trying to decide how to use, and I had an idea… Continue Reading…