four score and seven years ago…

four score and seven years ago

  And a happy friday to you! So, any big plans for the 4th of July? I love Independence Day! What's not to love? Family, friends, glow sticks, fireworks, great food and Neil Diamond's America. Not to mention that warm, fuzzy, patriotic feeling that gives me chills and makes me misty eyed. Definitely one of the best and most relaxed holidays. I created this print for the occasion and want to share it with you. The Gettysburg … [Read more...]

etched moustache glasses

etched moustache glasses

  Moustaches. An unexpected trend that I rather adore for some reason. They're just so quirky. So I decided to make some etched moustache glasses. The drinking kind, not the seeing kind. And I love how they turned out! Every time I look at them it makes me smile.   Here's what you'll need: -a set of glasses (I got mine from Walmart for $5.00) -etching cream (found at Michael's or Hobby Lobby) -vinyl … [Read more...]

book page hallway

book page hallway

  I have been bored to death with my hallway for months. I thought about painting it, but that just didn't feel creative enough. I wanted to do something...more. Here's my hallway before, your basic boring.   Here it is now! Yep, floor to ceiling book pages! Blam-O!   Is it over-the-top dramatic? Uh huh. Is it totally nuts? Yep. Bordering on crazy? You betcha. Do I love … [Read more...]

picture perfect: summer love

LEGO cards

  I know I share a lot of projects here, but this blog isn't just about DIY and craftiness. It's about the many, many things that make me happy. Last night, while enjoying the perfect summer evening, I snapped of few pics of happiness. I love outdoor lighting. It makes my heart sing.   My mosaic table encapsulates summer.   In my personal opinion you could never have too many hanging … [Read more...]

record clock

clock hands

  Greetings! Over the past couple weeks I've been working on a gallery wall in our dining room and it is looking pretty amazing. Well, I love it and that's all that really matters. I decided the gallery wall needed a super awesome clock and what's more awesome than a record clock? Not much my friends. Not much. Curt and I got this clock right after we were married, about nine years ago or so. I was looking at it and mindlessly … [Read more...]

music monday: sounds like…

murder by death

  Holy crap. Is it seriously already monday? Again? And while we're on it, when did June 18th happen?! I feel like summer is already flying by and it just started! Sheesh. Well I've got a couple great artists to hopefully send your way. These are singers that sound like other, more familiar, artists. But not in a copy cat sorta way, in a fantastically unique and familiar sorta way. Hence the title of "sounds like". If you … [Read more...]

diy outdoor mobiles

summer porch

  Happy friday everyone! Last month I posted my hombre inspired paper mobiles. 'Member these lovelies?   Since then I've been wanting to make outdoor versions and have finally worked out all the kinks. Do you like?   I started by cutting 2 1/2 in. x 14 in. pieces from half inch medium density fiberboard. Then drilling holes in the middle of each. And when I say "I cut" and "I drilled" what I actually … [Read more...]

penny top tray


  Hello there! First things first. I am one of nine finalists in the SNAP! Stencil Star Blog Contest for my stenciled summer sign project I posted last week. You can help me win by clicking here: Then like, repin and comment on my project pin. By leaving a comment on this pin you're entered to win $250.00 in product from Royal Design Studio. And that, my friends, is awesome! So, … [Read more...]

music monday: imagine dragons


  Hello friends! So I stumbled across Imagine Dragons just three days ago and these songs already have more than 15 plays each. Uh yeah, it's pretty much amazing. I know I say this with every music recommendation, but you NEED to give this band a listen. Your ears will thank you.     So I would love to hear what you think about the music & artists I recommend. Have you heard of them? Listened to … [Read more...]

dining room lighting

mad hatter lamp

  Lighting! I {heart} lighting! And I am a firm believer that you can never have too many lighting options. Never. Here are the lights we have in our new dining room. We have two of these Ottava lights hanging over our dining table. Oh so in love with them!   And this beauty is not a newbie here at Happy Looks Look On You. I posted a tutorial on this awesome chandelier last year, you can check it out here. I … [Read more...]