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The Happiness Report #25

Happiness Report Number 25

Happy Sunday, everyone! I've been feeling like such a bad blogger because I absolutely know that now is the time I should be doling out gift guide posts and SEO rich cookie and treat recipes, and Christmas crafting ideas but I'm just not feeling it. Honestly, when you are trying to lose weight, creating unnecessary treats just for a pinteresting blog is kind of counter productive. Even though I know you all would love to see some of that stuff, I hope you don't mind if it comes at a slower pace than the other on the ball blogs. Just know, I'm not on the ball right now, but you know what I definitely am? HAPPY! I've had such a feeling of overwhelming happiness lately... and maybe that's because I've stepped back and disconnected a little more. I don't know, but I like it! So, with that, I thought it was the perfect time to share my 25th Happiness Report with you! Below are some of the things that have been making me happy lately. … [Continue reading]

Making Fudge with Jenny and Heidi

Let's Make Fudge - Cashew Caramel Fudge dineanddish.net

I’m honored to be a part of the 2013 Kraft Tastemaker Community, where I am teaming up with Kraft Foods to bring you family friendly recipes using common ingredients found in your pantry!   Yesterday, my friend Jenny invited me over for her huge annual fudge making day! Jenny has been doing this tradition with friends for the past 9 years and I was honored to take part. On the docket for the day was 11 different fudge recipes...some perfected over time, others new experiments added on this year. All of the recipes turned out to be fantastic... I can't wait to re-create them in my own house. … [Continue reading]

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 Mama thought it would be fun to get some food blogger friends together to share some of our favorite things and to have a massive giveaway for our readers! I loved that idea so am joining in! Below the picture, you will find links to each of our giveaways. Make sure to head to everyones blog to see what wonderful things they are offering and enter their giveaways too! My giveaway today includes a few of my favorite things... an Erin Condren Life Planner ($50 credit to create your own Life Planner at www.erincondren.com), a set of my favorite Sharpie Pens (the perfect writing utensil for my Erin Condren Life Planner), and a set of  6 coffee mugs! … [Continue reading]

Pottery Barn Inspired Holiday Sign and HUGE Black Friday Coupon

Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Holiday Sign at dineanddish.net

Hi all! Welcome back! As promised, today I'm sharing the winner of the Silhouette Cameo giveaway I shared last week! Congrats, Gina K.! Check your email to claim your prize! I can't wait to see what fun things you do with your new toy! I also promised that I would share an exclusive BLACK FRIDAY discount code for some really great deals happening over at Silhouette America. If you didn't win the giveaway and are hoping for a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait of your own, you most likely won't see deals like this again! You could even buy a Silhouette Cameo for yourself and get a whole big bundle of stuff free, including a Silhouette Portrait! One machine for you, one for gift giving! How great is that? Head over to Silhouette America before December 8th to take advantage of these GREAT deals! Make sure to use coupon code DINE at checkout to receive your discount! --> Click HERE to take advantage of this great black Friday sale <--   I'm also really proud of this Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Holiday sign my friend Heatherand I made using the Silhouette Cameo! I did the painting (detailed below) and Heather took care of creating a festive stencil on the Cameo. Head over to Heather's blog for complete details on how she made the template to use for our sign. I am really proud of how they turned out! And compared to the $129 price tag from Pottery Barn I'll take our roughly $50 sign any day! … [Continue reading]

The Day After Thanksgiving {Recipe: French Toast Casserole}

French Toast Casserole Recipe from dineanddish.net

A simple and filling French Toast Casserole recipe is a wonderful dish to serve guests the morning after Thanksgiving! Are you all ready for Thanksgiving? As you can guess, knowing what a non-planner I am, I haven't even gone grocery shopping yet! I'd better get on the ball, right? Actually, Thanksgiving around here this is year is going to be a very quiet one. However in years past, we've hosted holidays where it wasn't just the day of to worry about feeding people, it was the entire weekend! After cooking all day on Thanksgiving, I try to find the most simple solutions to feed a crowd for the breakfast after Thanksgiving. French Toast Casserole is one of my favorite recipes for a quick and easy breakfast.  … [Continue reading]