The Chopped Podcast – The Pursuit of Happiness

The Chopped Podcast - Kristen Doyle and The Pursuit of Happiness

Hi friends! I thought I’d share that my friend Marly from Namely Marly has a fairly new (and awesome) podcast called The Chopped Podcast. She invited me to be a guest on her show and that episode is now live. If your curious about how I started Dine & Dish 8 1/2 years ago, what…

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Reclaim the Kitchen

Reclaim the Kitchen

Now, more than ever, it’s time for us to Reclaim the Kitchen.  When I was a kid, eating out was a special and very rare affair. We ate together as a family most nights, created the meal together and cleaned up after dinner together. My siblings and I were involved in sports and other activities,…

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I Lived…Goodbye February Blues For Good

I Owned Every Second That This World Could Give - One Republic

I hate February… And I hate how I always find myself in a giant funk this time of year. It’s ridiculous. After 41 years of February’s and recognizing how they make me feel for at least half of those, I should do something about it to prepare myself. But every, single year, February comes along…

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The Happiness Report #36

Journaling with Life Captured Inc on dineanddish.net

Let’s talk about what’s been making us happy lately! Hi friends! I hope you all are well and are ready to have a great weekend! The girls and I are headed to Oklahoma City for the weekend to hang out with my sister and to celebrate her youngest daughter turning 18. I may have cried…

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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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