Hallmark – Replaying Childhood Friendships

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Thoughts of my own childhood friends seep out through the layers of memories as I watch my own kids and their best friends. This is a Hallmark Life is a Special Occasion blog post.  How many of you have mini-me’s in your children? You know, maybe not a payback child, per se, but one where you seem…

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2015 Focus Words – Be Happy

Be Happy 2015 Focus Word

Today I’m sharing my 2015 Focus Word(s) as well as how I plan on using this phrase to shape my year. Plus, I’m giving one lucky Dine & Dish reader the chance to win an Etsy gift certificate! Instead of making resolutions each year, I always choose a focus word. This word or phrase is…

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2014 Year in Review – A Month by Month Look Back

2014 In Review

A look back at my favorite books, recipes and moments from 2014. 2014 is through. It’s so hard to believe, isn’t it? I don’t think I’ve ever remembered a year going by quicker than this one. This past January, I  learned from my friend Pam about the importance of giving yourself a performance review at the…

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Cookie Secrets

Hallmark Bake Like an Elf

I’m sharing the secret behind a family favorite cookie recipe, and making traditions with the youngest members of the family. This is a Hallmark Life is a Special Occasion story.  The holiday season, especially, seems to be prime time for sharing family recipes. Loved ones gather together, over food, and before the end of the…

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Weight Watchers Tips for the Holidays

Weight Watchers Healthy Tips for the Holidays

Weight Watchers tips for keeping healthy habits during the holiday.  A special thanks to my friends at Celestial Seasonings for sponsoring this post. Over the past week since announcing that I’ve joined Weight Watchers, I’ve had several emails of support and also questions from people wondering why I chose Weight Watchers. Obviously, there are so many…

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Hallmark: When The Neighborhood Grows Up

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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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