The Summer of Yes {In 1 Second Everyday}

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Our summer is officially over and the kids have been in school now for a whole week. It was so hard for me to let summer go this year because it was one of our best, yet. I intentionally didn’t do my typical Summer Bucket List, but instead deemed the summer of 2015 “The Summer…

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Sharing by the Shore Bloggers Retreat – Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City Michigan

A look into the Sharing by the Shore retreat in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. “I’m a food and travel blogger/photographer”. That’s my short answer when people ask what I do for a living.  I’m typically met with curious faces, a plethora of questions, and a lot of misconceptions. The assumptions about what I do for a living…

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Share Your Beauty

Share Your Beauty

8 years ago we brought a tiny little twig of a lilac bush home from my husbands grandmas house. As soon as the Iowa snow would melt away, Grandma Doyle’s lilac bush would flourish in the most stunning way, bidding goodbye to the harsh winter. Beautiful, fragrant blossoms gave everyone hope that warmth and new beginnings were possible….

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Use A Wire Whisk To Dye Easter Eggs

Use A Wire Whisk to Dye Easter Eggs

I’m a horrible blogger… I am always so late to the game, sharing holiday stuff AFTER the holidays. The reason? I don’t do holiday things ahead of time. I do my holiday preparations, tablescapes, crafts, food for my family, when we celebrate the holidays. With that said, often times the things that would be helpful to…

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I Lived…Goodbye February Blues For Good

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I hate February… And I hate how I always find myself in a giant funk this time of year. It’s ridiculous. After 41 years of February’s and recognizing how they make me feel for at least half of those, I should do something about it to prepare myself. But every, single year, February comes along…

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The Happiness Report #36

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Let’s talk about what’s been making us happy lately! Hi friends! I hope you all are well and are ready to have a great weekend! The girls and I are headed to Oklahoma City for the weekend to hang out with my sister and to celebrate her youngest daughter turning 18. I may have cried…

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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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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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