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…

Back to School Sharpie Highlighter Teacher Gift

Back to School Sharpie Highlighter Teacher Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Well, this is it.  My baby girl is about to start school.  *sniffle*  I am officially a mom of kids (not just babies!) and she is officially the… Continue Reading…

How to Cut Glass Wine Bottles to Make Beeswax Candles and Kinkajou Bottle Cutter Giveaway!

How to Cut Bottles to Make Homemade Beeswax Candles at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s one-hour project and awesome giveaway is sponsored by my friends at Bottle Cutting, Inc.   Today I’ve got a fun way to re-use your old wine bottles – or any glass bottles!  I’m going to show you how to easily cut a bottle, and a simple project you can make using your newly recycled… Continue Reading…

“Rocco’s Heart” Standing Wire Name Form

"Rocco's Heart" Standing Name Wire Form at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Kevin and I are going to a charity golf outing today.  I can’t decide if my heart is light or heavy about it.  Some friends of ours lost their son Rocco a little over 6 years ago to HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), and their foundation organizes an annual outing.  I think the longer… Continue Reading…

A Diaper Genie Makeover, and Some Spa Time For Mom #RefreshYourNursery

Diaper Genie Makeover at happyhourprojects.com

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Playtex, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RefreshYourNursery  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV We are on three and a half years of diaper changing right now. My daughter has finally graduated out of diapers, but my son is only 11 months… Continue Reading…

Burlap-Accent Gift Boxes

DIY Gift Boxes or Favor Boxes for Weddings and Parties

Good morning!  I’ve got a great paper craft to share with you today that you can do on the cheap!  You just need a sheet of scrapbook paper, a bit of burlap and hemp or jute twine, and optionally, some floral accents to make up these rustic-look gift or favor boxes.  They’re perfect for DIY… Continue Reading…

Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets

Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning and happy Friday!  I’ve got a simple polymer clay project to kick off your weekend – I’m going to show you how to make these personalized stamped clay cuff bracelets.  These are a really inexpensive project, and they’re fun for groups, too. You may remember when I shared my clay fail a few… Continue Reading…

Fathers Day Gift Idea: Hand Stamped Golf Ball Marker

Fathers Day Gift Idea: Hand-Stamped Golf Ball Marker at www.happyhourprojects.com

Is the dad in your life a golfer?  My husband is.  We aren’t good or anything, but we do love to get outdoors and lose a few golf balls. ;) We just got out last weekend for our first 9 of the season, tried a new course, and it was awesome.  I didn’t get to… Continue Reading…