Facebook    Twitter    Pinterest    RSS    Email Updates Spacer 2

Giving Thanks Hallmark Cards

Giving Thanks for the Everyday Things

  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 […]

Read More →

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 […]

Read More →

Get Carded

Online Friendships

This tribute to my “online friendships” is brought to you by Hallmark.  Working from home can be isolating if you let it. Lucky for me, I have a whole crew of colleagues I can reach at the click of a mouse. True friendship and support in the blogging world can be hard to come by… […]

Read More →

Get-Carded

Friends, Let’s Get Carded with Hallmark

  Today, I want to tell you about a few of my friends. You see, I have some pretty incredible people in my life… people I probably don’t express my appreciation for nearly enough. Friends who, when I questioned true friendship, proved to me in many ways I just wasn’t looking hard enough. So, today, […]

Read More →

You Are a Star

You Are a Star!

I just recently watched a heart touching video that reminds me of how hard kids have it. Sometimes I forget that among all the great moments of being a kid, there are quite a few hard moments. Moments, that I’d soon forget. I send my kids off to school each day and hope and pray […]

Read More →

Hallmark Tell Them - Thank a Teacher Picture of Ella and Mrs Brim

Hallmark Tell Them – Thank a Teacher

I had a blog post for Hallmark scheduled to run yesterday. It was in queue, all ready to go, when the tragedy in Newtown, CT took place. My Hallmark post was to be about their very special North Pole Countdown Ornament, but I just couldn’t push publish. I have something else I’d like to talk […]

Read More →

Girl Kissing Hallmark Jingle Stuffed Dog

Holiday Moments and Gift Ideas

It’s kind of crazy how memories can overwhelm you sometimes. I was sitting here thinking about Jingle, the dog that goes along with the Hallmark Jingle All the Way Interactive storybook. My daughter, Ella, has really taken to this stuffed dog. He gets buckled into seat belts, sits by her feet at dinner, snuggles in […]

Read More →

Encouraging Card Hallmark

Family Meetings and Encouraging Words

We sit down and have a family meeting on Sunday evenings. It’s a way for our family of 6 to make sure we are all on the same page for the upcoming week, celebrate accomplishments from the prior week, and more. We assign chores, distribute allowance, plan our weekly menu and share our goals for […]

Read More →

Leah-Grandma

Pepper Pancakes?

When we visit my parents in Mission, Texas each year (near South Padre) there is always plenty of memory making fun happening. We get to go to the beach… We swim in their retirement community pool and hot tub under the palm trees… We go to the zoo… We hang out and get to explore […]

Read More →

Kelly-&-Kylee---6

Best Friends Forever

Let’s talk friendship, shall we? I don’t have a best friend. I’ve always been one of those girls to have a lot of good friends but as an adult, not a best girl friend. You know, that one friend you can call up and she’ll drop everything and be there in minutes with chocolate ice […]

Read More →