FitBit Giveaway Package

Enter to win a HUGE FitBit Giveaway on dineanddish.net

I’ve got a fun giveaway for you today!! If you have been at all observant recently, you’ve probably seen every other person you know wearing little colorful bracelets on their arm. No, these aren’t the new “Livestrong Band” replacements… they are FitBit’s! The most recent innovation in health and fitness wearable exercise tracking!

If you aren’t familar with what a FitBit does, it’s a bracelet that can track your daily steps and your overall activity level. It can also monitor your sleep, which I love. When you pair it with the handy FitBit smart phone app, you get a screenshot of your days activity and your sleep snapshot… so you can see exactly why you might be exhausted in the morning. Maybe you thought you were sleeping when really you had an incredibly restless night. It’s a great little device, I tell ya!…

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Kitchen Essentials and How to Achieve Omelet Perfection

Are you looking to achieve fluffy omelet making perfection? Well, I have a few tips and tricks to help you along with an awesome veggie omelet recipe. Plus I’m sharing some of my favorite Kitchen Essentials from the store, Tuesday Morning!

The Perfect Veggie Omelet Recipe on dineanddish.net Achieve omelet perfection with these how-to's

When I was first learning to cook and stocking my own first kitchen, I thought that in order to be a great cook I needed all the gizmos and gadgets out there. If I saw it at a store or on the Food Network, I needed it. It was obviously the missing link between the great cooks on TV and me, right? Wrong. I soon discovered that it isn’t all the gizmos and gadgets that make you a great cook. It’s lots of practice and knowing how to use certain essential tools the right way that make you a great cook.

I remember attempting to make omelets for the first time and failing miserably. I bought a special omelet pan thinking that would help, and it didn’t at all. My omelet turned out to be an over stuffed, torn up, nasty mess.

I’ve since wised up to the fact that a well stocked kitchen doesn’t mean I need every gadget in the land. In fact, if you came into my kitchen today you would notice that aside from a few small appliances, I have very few gadgets. My kitchen is stocked with the most efficient, multi use essentials necessary. If it’s a one purpose product, I doubt you’ll find it here. Investing in some quality tools is what’s most important. You can head over to the Tuesday Morning blog to see what I consider to be some of the most essential things in my kitchen – some of these things I couldn’t live without!…

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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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Weekly Menu Plan {Skillet Steak Tortellini and Veggies}

Skillet Steak Tortellini and Veggies Recipe from dineanddish.net

Our family weekly menu plan for the week as well as a recipe for Skillet Steak Tortellini and Veggies – a quick and tasty weeknight meal! Man… I’ve had the hardest time getting back into the swing of cooking and blogging this year. That’s probably obvious by my lack of blog posts lately, isn’t it?…

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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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Join Us #Imperfect365 Photography Project

Join the Perfectly Imperfect Project 365 Photo a Day Project Details on dineanddish.net

An invitation for bloggers and non-bloggers alike (so anyone!) to join us in the #Imperfect365 Photography Project! I mentioned in a recent Happiness Report that after completing three Project 365’s I needed a year off. I took 2014 off from officially taking/sharing a photo a day but now I’m back and am so excited to do…

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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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Pizza Dough Recipe {Sautéed Spinach & Mushroom Pizza}

Pizza Dough Recipe and Sauteed Spinach and Mushroom Pizza for a perfect adult pizza night!

Grown up pizza night is a very good thing, especially with this homemade pizza dough recipe using Fleischmann’s® Yeast and recipe for Sautéed Spinach and Mushroom Pizza! Almost every Friday night in our household, we have “Friday Night Pizza Night”. I love pizza! It is one of my all time favorite foods, and I kind of wish every night was…

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