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, […]

ART*CRAFT Stamped Bar Necklace

Art-Craft Stamped Bar Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’ve been chatting a lot with some local artists – and crafters – and there seems to be a delineation between “art” and “crafts”.  I really don’t see the distinction, personally.  An artist is a craftsman (or, craftswoman?), and crafting is an artistic endeavor, too.  They go hand in hand, I believe.  So in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]