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User Image dineanddish Posted: Jul 4, 2012 12:39 AM (UTC)

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Push me, mama, as high as the clouds!

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User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 20, 2018 6:54 PM (UTC)
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Happiness is... a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in another, am I right?
Add outside by the water on a 70 degree day and I’m in pure bliss. I hope your weekend is full of lots of happy things! What are you up to today?
(PS I’m going to see The Greatest Showman for the 3rd time, so feeling extra happy!).
#rockyourhappy #behappy #bookstagram #coffeelover #bookworms #librarylove #booknerd #coffeeandbooks
I’m so lucky that through the past 11+ years of blogging I’ve become friends with some of the most inspirational, hard working, truth telling women. Let me introduce you to a few (go give them a follow and tell them hi!). From L->R.
On @beautifullybrokenjourney Amy shares a raw and emotional story of her history of binge eating disorder recovery and her journey to losing 100 pounds. 💪🏻.
On @slowcookergourmet Jennifer has rocked tapping into one of the toughest blog niches out there and has built multiple successful businesses from the ground up. 👊🏻
On @theweightofmyweight Julie gets deep and personal as a recent breast cancer survivor and shares about finding balance and happiness in recovery. 🙏🏻
We have big things planned personally and together this year and can’t wait for you to join us in our journey!
#bloggerlife #blogfriends #wwkansascity #womenwhorock #rockyourhappy #foodbloggers #bettertogether
User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 16, 2018 6:36 PM (UTC)
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Remember when I asked for a re-do of Christmas break because we were sick the entire break? Well we’re getting that re-do thanks to -20 degree wind chills, ice and super low temps. I’ll take it as long as it doesn’t take away from my summer. I need every second of summer I can get!
#boardgames #gameoflife #snowday #familytime #hasbro
User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 11, 2018 3:26 PM (UTC)
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I had a neighbor blogger collaboration meetup planned today that I was really looking forward to then school got cancelled because of an ice storm. I was bummed to have to reschedule but am choosing to be grateful for a chilled out day at home with the kids. First up painting and coffee. Conquering the world can wait.
#coffeeandflowers #flowersofinstagram #flowersandcoffee #morningslikethese #watercolorpainting #watercolorart #createeveryday #create #snowday #hyggehome #cozyhome
User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 10, 2018 8:22 PM (UTC)
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User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 9, 2018 2:24 PM (UTC)

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We make these Slow Cooker Roast Beef Sandwiches on a monthly basis. That’s why I couldn’t believe when I looked at my blog that over the past 11 years I’ve never shared the recipe! Well, that problem is now remedied. Find this open faced family favorite on Dine & Dish today. The link to the recipe is in my instagram profile!
#foodphotography #foodblogger #recipeshare #huffposttaste #beefroast #dinnerideas #menuplanning
User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 8, 2018 8:43 PM (UTC)
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I have a new 2 Minute Book Chat on my Instagram Story right now. I couldn’t put Far From the Tree by @robinbenway down yesterday. Head over to my story to find out why fans of the tv show @thisisusofficiall will love this book!
#bookstagram #bookblogger #booklove #booknerd #booknerd #libraryofbookstagram #bookrecommendation #bookworm
User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 8, 2018 1:19 PM (UTC)
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We officially have a 16 year old! Every day of this parenting journey I’m reminded we have no idea what we’re doing, but based on the kind of kid he is, I’m thinking we must be doing something right. I hope we haven’t screwed him up too bad!
There’s a new 2 Minute Book Chat on my Instagram story. This time I’m reviewing The Last Mrs. Parrish by @livconstantine2 . This was @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine book club pick and you guys...this book kept me on the edge of my seat. What a great thriller! Check out my review and let me know if you think you’ll read it!
#thelastmrsparrish #bookstagram #bookreview #bookreviews #goodreads #booknerd #booknerds #booksandflowers #libraryofbookstagram #reesewitherspoon
User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 4, 2018 1:51 PM (UTC)
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I’m sending my kids back to school today and am a little sad about it. I feel like since we were sick pretty much all of break we didn’t get to do much. But there was a lot of cozy couch time, and that was nice.
Now, to get caught up on all the work I’ve happily neglected over the past couple of weeks!
I hope your Thursday is as productive as you want it to be!
#rockyourhappy #morningslikethese #shotofcoffee #coffeelover #flowerstagram #flowerslovers #flowersmakemehappy
User Image dineanddish Posted: Jan 1, 2018 5:09 AM (UTC)
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We’ve been really sick since Christmas Eve, and today I was feeling kind of bummed that our entire break has been pretty much spent in a med induced fog on the couch. But tonight, as we played a new game (Hearing Things - hilarious) and laughed about the chance of any of us actually making it to midnight, I realized I was just where I wanted to be. Home is where my family is and where I’m happiest. I love this family of mine.
Happy New Year!
#happynewyear #happynewyear2018 #family #rockyourhappy #rockyourhappy2017
In 2018 I want more...
More dates & family time.❤️
More art & creativity.🎨
More decluttering & organizing. 🗂
More travel. 🛩
More “coffee time” with friends.☕️
More water & fitness. 💧💪🏻
More early mornings. ⏰
More deliberate plans & goals. 📆
How about you? What do you want more of in 2018?
#bujojunkies #bulletjournal #bulletjournaljunkie #bulletjournalspread #bulletjournal2018 #goals2018 #intentions #intentionsetting
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 26, 2017 6:26 PM (UTC)

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Inspired by my friend @rebuildingruthanne I’ve decided to start an additional Instagram to journal my health and wellness journey. It’s going to be a little more raw than what you find here and a whole lot less curated, but it’s 100% me getting back to my healthy happy self.
It’s an account built completely out of selfishness because I need the accountability and motivation. Feel free to follow along if you’re interested in that kind of stuff. There will be very little crossover between the two accounts.
Thank you all! ❤️❤️❤️
#weightlossjourney #weightwatcherssisterhood #wwkansascity #happyhealthy #wwfreestyle
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 23, 2017 4:56 PM (UTC)
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I feel like our family has been so caught up in the buying and wrapping and baking, we’ve failed to pause and reflect on the real reason for the season. Thankful to be at my in-laws where the reminders are plenty. 🎄
#merrychristmas #christmas #holidaydecor #christmasstar #ohchristmastree
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 21, 2017 8:24 PM (UTC)
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If you’re looking for a quick read to round out your 2017 reading goals, check out The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain! I just did a quick book chat on this book in my Instagram story. Check it out!
Also this book marks the completion of my goal to read 60 books in 2017! I’m excited that I’ll actually go over my goal because I have a couple other books in the works. Yay for seasons readings!
#bookstagram #booknerd #whatimreading #bookrecommendation #goodreadschallenge #goodreads #booklovers
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 20, 2017 8:33 PM (UTC)
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I love’s probably one of the reasons I find joy in writing. My “be happy” tattoo is still one of my favorite things ever. It reminds me multiple times every day that happiness is my choice. Sometimes I listen, sometimes I don’t but the constant reminder uplifts me often. I want another tattoo and know what I want but only when timing is right (& I can get back to St Louis to the guy who did my first tattoo.) 😁
With this said, I’m going to have an intentions and bullet journaling / journaling get together after the first of the year. If anyone local is interested in being a part of it, message me and I’ll make sure you are on the invite list!
#behappy #rockyourhappy2017 #intentions #tattoo #wordsofinspiration #coffeelover #bulletjournal #bujojunkies #instakc #kcigers
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 18, 2017 7:37 PM (UTC)
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I can’t stop telling people how much I enjoyed this book! You can find my review on my blog through the link in my Instagram profile or watch my 2 Minute Book Chat on Instagram stories now.
It’s a lovely older young adult book. Lovers of Eleanor & Park or Everything, Everything will definitely love it too!
#booknerd #bookblogger #bookrecommendation #bookstagram #readers #youngadultbooks #wordsindeepblue #booksilove #📚
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 15, 2017 8:47 PM (UTC)
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Every once in awhile you come across a recipe that’s just so freaking good, you have to share it RIGHT AWAY. That’s how I feel about these Twice Baked Breakfast Potatoes from my friend @andiemmitchell cookbook, Eating in the Middle. Only 5 Smart Points per serving, these potatoes are everything you love about breakfast, stuffed into one tasty potato. 🧡
Also, I’ve decided Andie’s book is the perfect book to compliment the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program, because it’s all about balance and eating wholesome foods, most of the time. With emphasis on most not all. I wrote all about the book plus my adapted version of her recipe on my most recent blog post. You can check it out through the link in my Instagram profile!
#foodphotography #foodblogger #weightwatchers #wwsmartpoints #wwfreestyle #recipeshare #wwrecipes #weightwatchersfamily #wwkansascity #cookbooks #bookrecommendation #bookreview
This is one of our favorite acts of kindness we do for our delivery elves this time of year. I wish I remember where I got the idea but our delivery drivers seem to be really excited about it each year!
#rockyourhappy2017 #rockyourhappy #holidaykindness #diychristmas #diyholiday #pinterestinspired
Ahhhh I love my #best9of2017
It includes my time as an #hgtvdreamhome2017 blogger, our 18th wedding anniversary, my annual Christmas tree pic, my favorite @buttered.noodles.crochet hat, Disney Social Media Moms fun x 2, our vacation to #30A and an epic Kansas sky. ❤️❤️❤️ What a fun year full of great memories and really cool work opportunities. Feeling very grateful.
Thank you for all the insta🧡 this year, friends.

#disneysmmc #hgtvdreamhome #best9 #disneycastawaycay #30A #seasidefl #mickeymouse #sunset #kansassky #coffeelover #disneysmmc17 #2017bestnine