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Let’s Run – A 5K Group Readers Challenge (5K Training Tips)

I started training to run a 5K back in mid January. Mid-January I went from being pretty much sedentary, to getting my body moving. During my training I learned all about pace, heart rate, strengthening your core, etc. I worked hard, lost weight, gained energy and confidence and felt better about myself than I honestly […]

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Make Time…

Today is a busy day. I’m headed to Charlotte, NC to speak at the Type A Conference. In case you didn’t already know… I am not Type A. Therefore, all of my packing, planning, shopping, getting the kids ready for me to be gone for 4 days, etc. is being crammed into the first half […]

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Salmon Sliders with California Avocado Sauce

#CaAvoBlast Recipe: Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce

It’s getting California Avocado crazy around here as Dara and I prepare for the biggest avocado party of the year! We’re both happily knee deep in avocado recipes, trying to come up with some of the best avocado recipes to tempt your tastebuds.  The California Avocado 4th of July Blast  is right around the corner […]

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Happiness is a Bowl Full of Cherries {Recipe: Cherry Cream Coffee Cake}

I am happy. It feels so good to say that. I am happy and that makes me happy. After a year of ups and downs, worrying, frets and stress it feels so good to be able to say that I really am happy. Our summer, so far,  has been one of intentional happiness. I purposely […]

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Project 365 2012, May 13-June 16 A Photo A Day Journey

(Photo taken by my super talented photographer friend, Jenn!) First, I have to apologize… this is an extremely photo laden post. I haven’t neglected to take pictures over the past month, but I have neglected to upload them to Dine & Dish. Thank you to all of you who have emailed me, telling me how […]

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Honey Mustard Chicken and Pasta Salad by DIne & Dish

Recipe: Honey Mustard Chicken & Veggie Pasta Salad

If I’m going to be honest, I’ll let you know that I used to hate pasta salad. I like pasta. I like salad. But the two together and cold just never did much for me. Plus, pasta salads always seemed like they were overloaded with dressing… and I’m a dressing gal, I am. But, salads […]

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Avocado Smoothie From Kristen at Dine & Dish

Focus {Recipe: Avocado Smoothie or Milkshake}

Oh my goodness, I’m tired. I’m not sure exactly what my deal is, but I have had the hardest time focusing on anything this past week. I’ve wanted to sit down and write, but wow… my brain is not working at all. Everything I do is taking one hundred times longer because I’ve been getting […]

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Save the Date for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have noticed I have been a little obsessed with California Avocados lately. It’s prime season for this beautiful, fleshy green, antioxidant packed food and I am taking full advantage of it by eating as many as I can! Do you love California Avocados as much as […]

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Magimix Vision Toaster – A Giveaway for the Coolest Toaster Around

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Windy Phillips. Thanks to all who entered! See that up there? That’s a Magimix Vision Toaster and I’m pretty sure it is the coolest toaster around. “But Kristen,” you say, “it’s a toaster. How can you be so excited about a toaster?” Well, friends, let me […]

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Stuff – A Conversation One Year Later

A year ago this week, I was sitting in a hospital room next to my brother, just shooting the breeze. I had learned of his diagnosis just a few days earlier, and yet, even though I knew it was cancer, I still felt like everything would be just fine. Our conversation was so completely normal. […]

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