Share Your Beauty

Share Your Beauty

8 years ago we brought a tiny little twig of a lilac bush home from my husbands grandmas house. As soon as the Iowa snow would melt away, Grandma Doyle’s lilac bush would flourish in the most stunning way, bidding goodbye to the harsh winter. Beautiful, fragrant blossoms gave everyone hope that warmth and new beginnings were possible….

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Use A Wire Whisk To Dye Easter Eggs

Use A Wire Whisk to Dye Easter Eggs

I’m a horrible blogger… I am always so late to the game, sharing holiday stuff AFTER the holidays. The reason? I don’t do holiday things ahead of time. I do my holiday preparations, tablescapes, crafts, food for my family, when we celebrate the holidays. With that said, often times the things that would be helpful to…

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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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