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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Hallmark: When The Neighborhood Grows Up

Hallmark Halloween Decorations on dineanddish.net

Watching our neighborhood grow up… a Hallmark Life is a Special Occasion Post. Maybe it’s because the oldest “kid” on our block left us for college this year… Or that my son no longer wants to dress up for Halloween… Or that our group of “kids” at our annual Halloween “Boo in the Bubble” neighborhood party…

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Superheroes of the Non-Cape Variety

Hallmark Superheroes Plush Dolls

Superheroes come in many different forms… and they don’t all wear capes! I’m partnering with Hallmark to chat about everyday superheroes. Superheroes… in Hollywood (or Gotham City) superheroes are typically cape wielding, super power kind of people. They swoop in to save the day, typically in disguise. Most of these Hollywood “superheroes” are just normal,…

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5 Perfect Hostess Gift Ideas from HMK

5 Perfect Hostess Gift Ideas from HMK

I’ve partnered with HMK to share a selection of my favorite hostess gift ideas! Finding the perfect, and let’s face it… unique, hostess gift can be hard. I don’t know about you, but I tend to always just go for a bottle of wine and a card. However, isn’t that what everyone does? Wouldn’t you…

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Being Purposefully Thoughtful with HMK

HMK-Kitchen-Gifts

Do you know those people who are some how naturally thoughtful? Those friends who drop by a coffee exactly when the timing is right, or send you something unexpected, completely out of the blue in the mail? I am so blessed to be surrounded by so many just naturally thoughtful people and each time I…

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Giving Thanks for the Everyday Things

Giving Thanks Hallmark Cards

  Thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post.  As many of you know, I completed my first half marathon a few weeks ago. I had so much anxiety leading up to it, but after crossing the finish line I had such an overwhelming feeling of thanks and gratitude. The race I ran was the Kansas…

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