Hallmark: When The Neighborhood Grows Up

Hallmark Halloween Decorations on dineanddish.net

Watching our neighborhood grow up… a Hallmark Life is a Special Occasion Post. Maybe it’s because the oldest “kid” on our block left us for college this year… Or that my son no longer wants to dress up for Halloween… Or that our group of “kids” at our annual Halloween “Boo in the Bubble” neighborhood party…

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The Happiness Report #29 Celebrity Edition

The Happiness Report Hollywood Edition

I’ve been meaning to sit down and write this happiness report out for a few weeks now. It’s a good one I’ll start out by saying it includes meeting and touching Adam Levine, being in a Jimmy Kimmel selfie, hugging and chatting with Scott Foley and Josh Malina and more! I’m calling it the Happiness…

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Being Purposefully Thoughtful with HMK

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Do you know those people who are some how naturally thoughtful? Those friends who drop by a coffee exactly when the timing is right, or send you something unexpected, completely out of the blue in the mail? I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many just naturally thoughtful people and each time I…

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Memorial Day Gratitude

Fireworks at the Liberty Memorial Memorial Day Celebration in Kansas City

“God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her, and guide her Through the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans, white with foam God bless America, My home sweet home.” Irving Berlin My deepest heartfelt gratitude to those who currently serve our country, those fallen…

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The Happiness Report #27

The Happiness Report Number 27 dineanddish.net

Friends, do you see those beautiful SPRING like flowers up there? I have a couple growing in my yard right now, but that particular vase of daffodils is a gift from my friend Jenny who got them at Trader Joe’s. I absolutely love the flowers (and the price for flowers) at Trader Joe’s. It’s only…

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Invest in 2014 {Giveaway: Word of the Year Necklace}

Invest in 2014 Word of the Year

Happy 2014, friends! I hope your new year is off to a very happy start! Every year, instead of giving myself a list of resolutions I most likely won’t keep, I choose one focus word. My word for 2011 was Happiness (hence starting my Happiness Reports), 2012 I chose Connect (which launched my Connect through…

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Merry Christmas!!

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  I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Our family is knee deep in wrapping paper, tasty goodies and lots of coffee! I’m thankful for each and every one of you and look forward to sharing some wonderful new posts with you in the very near future!…

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Food Bloggers Favorite Things Giveaway!

Food Bloggers Favorite Things Holiday Giveaway including an Erin Condren Planner

  1) Bakeaholic Mama 2) Pineapple and Coconut 3) Fabtastic Eats 4) Lemon Bowl 5) Foodness Gracious 6) Rachel Cooks 7) Dine & Dish  8) Big Bears Wife 9) Nutmeg Nanny 10) Savory Simple 11) What Megan’s Making 12) Beeroness   Happy December! To kick this month off, the month of giving and sharing, Bakeaholic…

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Giving Thanks for the Everyday Things

Giving Thanks Hallmark Cards

  Thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post.  As many of you know, I completed my first half marathon a few weeks ago. I had so much anxiety leading up to it, but after crossing the finish line I had such an overwhelming feeling of thanks and gratitude. The race I ran was the Kansas…

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