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The Happiness Report – Week #4

1-16 Starbucks

The sun is shining, the snow is almost off the ground, we are supposed to have a high of 70 degrees today, and my kids are off school until Tuesday. There is a lot to be happy about right now! Welcome to the 4th installment of The Happiness Report! I’m not a big coffee drinker. […]

The Happiness Report #3 – Photoshop, Books and Blogs

Happiness Report

It is time again for another post about what has been making me happy lately! Sorry I skipped last week… this weather has made me feel not so happy lately, but I’ve pushed past that and am trying to appreciate it for what it is, which is cold and dreary but through the right eyes, […]

The Happiness Report – Week #2

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Another week and more happiness to share with you all! Thanks for sharing what made you happy with me last week. From planting herbs, setting up curbside recycling, blogging & week in reviews, reading books, keeping resolutions, celebrating and receiving much deserved praise, you all had some really simple and inspirational things making you smile! […]

The Happiness Report – Week 1

stacks of happy books

I’ve been inspired by a couple of blogging friends who do a weekly roundup of things they’ve come across during the week that they love. Cheryl from the blog Tidy Mom is a long time blogging friend of mine and she does a weekly “I’m Lovin’ It” round up. Amy from the site Mom Advice […]

Take Back Mornings with Starbucks {Giveaway}

Enter to win a Starbucks K-Cup Pike Place gift pack with a Starbucks tumbler and Moleskine Coffee Notes book

School is starting and I’m ready to take back my morning routine, with the help of Starbucks!  Leah starts school tomorrow and as much as I’m not ready for school to start, there is a part of me ready to take back my mornings. You know, “happy hour“? The time I wrote about way back […]

It’s THE Cocktail of the Summer!

Big Ginger Float Cocktail - the perfect summer sipper from dineanddish.net

Every summer I set out to determine what my “signature summer sipper” is going to be. I don’t drink cocktails a lot, but when I do and it’s summer, I want something cool, light and refreshing. One unfortunate summer my summer drink was Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea and Lemonade. Have you ever had that? So good, […]

Invest in 2014 {Giveaway: Word of the Year Necklace}

Invest in 2014 Word of the Year

Happy 2014, friends! I hope your new year is off to a very happy start! Every year, instead of giving myself a list of resolutions I most likely won’t keep, I choose one focus word. My word for 2011 was Happiness (hence starting my Happiness Reports), 2012 I chose Connect (which launched my Connect through […]

#Thisis40 Week 5, 6 and 7 In Photos

November 5th Tea Cup

Hi all! I got a little behind on posting my #ThisIs40 photos, so this is going to be a long one! So far, 40 has been fabulous! Here is what weeks 5, 6 and 7 looked like for me, in photos.

5 Simple Ways to Amp Up Your Happy

5 Simple Ways to Amp Up Your Happy

Happiness. I talk a lot about happiness here on Dine & Dish. It’s one of those things that I think we all try to attain, but then when it’s still and quiet we wonder “am I truly happy?” I am happy! I have a wonderful husband, a great family, a wonderful job with supportive readers […]

Party In the Bubble {Non-Traditional Grilling Recipes}

Lemonade with Watermelon and Grilled Lemons from www,dineanddish.net

  Lemonade with grilled lemons and watermelon and peach chutney with whiskey and onions recipes brought to you by McCormick Grill Mates.  This past weekend, my husband and I hosted one of our favorite annual events of the year… our dear friend and independent recording artist, Shannon Curtis, played a house concert in our “bubble”. […]