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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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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Happiness Report #31 – NaBloPoMo Edition

Dine and Dish Kids Halloween 2014

The Happiness Report #31 is also my first post for NaBloPoMo, where I’ll be sharing content each day this month.  Hi friends and happy first day of November (and first day of NaBloPoMo)! It is all of a sudden freezing cold here in Kansas. Yesterday was chillier than we expected… maybe even one 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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Happiness Report #30 – Thoughts on Phoning it In

The Happiness Report 30 at dineanddish.net

This morning I was sitting at my kitchen table, reading the newspaper and drinking my made at home latte, mulling over in my mind what I am going to say during my talk at the upcoming Chopped Conference. The topic of my talk is something I am really passionate about in the blogging world, which…

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