Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?"  You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun.  Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour.  

To  me, Happy Hour means 60 carefree minutes of ME time.  

 

A couple of times a month, a Happy Hour will pop up here to  inspire you to do something magical, inexpensive and as gWitster says, "Just downright fun."

Let's get the party started.

Happy Hour

September 6, 2020

Our refrigerator just turned 15.  I still love it as it's perfect for two people -  a  small side by side with white glass doors and long stainless handles.  This week, it's was time for a little birthday celebration.  First, I cleaned it from top to bottom, inside and out.  A makeover seemed a bit much but could a refrigerator be "tricked out?" 

Before I got to the fun stuff, w...

May 17, 2020

Here's a Happy Hour that will give you plenty of pat-on-the-back satisfaction.  Styling a bookcase is a quick change you can make to any room.  By editing your books and adding objects / framed photos / art, you'll have a new look without costing a cent.  And while a bookshelf is the practical place to store your curated books, let's look at how to create even more interest by using handsome styling....

May 1, 2020

Happy May Day!  How about celebrating May Day this year since we're all tucked inside? A little bouquet on your neighbors' doors might be just the ticket to perk us up.  When I wrote this last year, getting out to the nursery wasn't a big deal but even now, there's lots to pick from just outside our doors.  I'm sending this out today in hopes you have a special May Day!

For this Happy Hour, how about br...

April 5, 2020

With Easter just one week away, are you rethinking how to celebrate?  Even though we're confined to home, we can make it special for our families.  Decorating eggs is a perfect Happy Hour this week.  You can find all kinds of tips online including coloring eggs using Cool Whip or shaving lotion with food coloring.  Before you start, let's look at some inspiring eggs. 

 etsy.com

Modern marbleize...

March 22, 2020

Are you under a "shelter in place" order like we are in California?   Hard to imagine even a week ago, that it would come to this.  I'm all for doing everything we can to prevent this virus from spreading, but in the meantime, the beginning of spring came last week.  Maybe an easy Happy Hour will cheer us all up.  

Nothing says spring like an oversized bouquet. A trip to your backyar...

March 15, 2020

Take into consideration we can only binge-watch TV so long.  As we consider nesting in the next weeks, why not take a Happy  Hour and "binge-read" some shelter magazines?  It's the perfect time to catch up on old issues and check out what's new. 

With almost everything online,  we really don't need real magazines any more as screen images will do.  Gotta say, even with all the virtual stuff (a...

March 1, 2020

Last Sunday, we looked a glamorous rooms.  This week, I'm proposing using  a Happy Hour to add a bit of "glam" into one of your rooms.  And what better way than to start with something from IKEA.  Huh?  It never occurred to me, but IKEA devotees are nothing if not super creative. Take these plain IKEA glass vases as an example.  A dip of gold paint turns them into something really luxe.  Let's take a look at some other inspiri...

February 9, 2020

Every been in a restaurant when it turns "Happy Hour?"  You notice the mood instantly changes as everyone is ready for fun.  Whenever I'm having a Bad Hair Day, my cure is always a personal Happy Hour.  ​

To  me, Happy Hour means 60 carefree minutes of ME time.  

A couple of times a month, a Happy Hour will pop up here to  inspire you to do something magical, inexpensive and as gWitster sa...

January 12, 2020

This Happy Hour isn't exactly fun but I promise you'll smile the rest of the year.  That is, every time you open your linen closet.  Since it's the Out with the Old, In with the New time of year, let's make the most of wherever you store your linens.

I propose just taking 60 minutes to clear the shelves and then, toss everything you haven't used in a couple of years.  Donate sheet sets or towels that aren't "your" col...

December 8, 2019

This Happy Hour is all about getting some kind of skirt for our Christmas tree table.  In 2018, we gave away our 8' Christmas tree.  It took a village to get it out of the basement, up two flights of stairs and set up.  I love my new two-piece 4.5" tree, pre-lit with 450 lights and weighing just 18 lbs (Amazon).  I easily assembled it on a 24" high small table, making it a total of 6.5' in height.  As you can see, th...

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