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Happy Hour : Heartfelt Decorating

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. Of course, I'm hopeless addicted to interiors; so for me, this hour is all about decorating. In this series, we'll look at some quick and happy mood changers for our very own Happy Hour. Each should take about an hour - a mere 60 minutes - to perk up our minds and our rooms. Let's get the party started.

Welcome Back! I hope the last two weeks were more relaxing for you than they were for me. First, my beloved 20-year old Bosch dishwasher bit the dust and many models are hopelessly on backorder. Torrential rains apparently were too much for the rats in the neighborhood as they took refuge in my basement. Rat abatement is now done and we are hopeful that any left in the basement will soon take the bait, if you know what I mean. And then, the City finally started the street's lateral sewer rebuild right in front of my house. I'm eight days in and it seems like eight months so far. Big machinery and traffic backed up - although they stop everything when I open the garage door to get my car out of the house. On the lighter side of the news, Valentine's Day is just 2 weeks away. I've not into decorating the whole house for most holidays, but I'd love a heart wreath or two on the front door this year. I've found some great ones - purchased or DYI. Let's take a look.


If money is no object, this tulip wreath is stunning. $99 online.

And now to three Happy Hour projects. The metal heart frame is available in craft stores and online. The roses came from the dollar store. If you have a glue gun, you're in business.

Dreamy pink baby's breath - affix with floral pins into foam wreath.

This wreath is my favorite as is seems to have been assembled with things on hand. A grapevine wreath, a Christmas heart, some greens from the garden and a glorious saved pink ribbon. What could be better?


If a wreath seems a bit ho-hum, how about a big door celebration?

Or why not go all out and wrap your house as a giant Valentine? Whatevoer you decide, I hope you have fun Happy Hour.

On Friday, I took this photo in front of my house as the lateral sewer work goes on. They had borrowed my hose to keep dust down while sawing. When I looked at the photo, I burst out laughing. Look closely. In the meantime, go Niners!


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