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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
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 10, 2017 4:40 PM (UTC)
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I’ve placed a little reminder among all the festive Christmas decorations that summer will be here again very soon. As someone who really struggles with S.A.D I need the reminder that winter really is short-ish in the grand scheme of things around here. How do you get through the cold winter months and stay happy?
#flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #rockyourhappy2017 #rockyourhappy #happinessishere
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 8, 2017 2:56 AM (UTC)
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Here we are, the first part of December, and in typical Kristen fashion I’m not posting a holiday treat or festive recipe. I suck at this blogging thing sometimes! Reality is, if I have all the festive treats around, I will eat them all. Every single last one. So instead, I’m sharing a recipe for Spicy Almonds. It’s what I have on my lunch time salads almost every day, and they are so good!
You can find the recipe link in my Instagram profile. Enjoy!
#foodblogger #foodphotography #instayum #recipeshare #recipe #healthyeats #recipeideas #saladtime
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 6, 2017 8:10 PM (UTC)
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Slim Shady and I have another 2 Minute Book Chat on my Instagram Story. Today’s book chat is a gripping thriller that I couldn’t put down. You’ll want to check it out!
Also I need to read 4 more books to reach my goal of reading 60 books this year. I need some of your BEST book suggestions please! Thank you!
#bookstagram #bookrecommendation #bookreview #whatimreading #catsofinstagram #blackcat #rescuecat #booksandtea #goodreads
User Image dineanddish Posted: Dec 1, 2017 1:39 PM (UTC)

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Wow...we’ve been Rocking Your Happy almost all of 2017!! I can’t believe this is the last month of prompts for the year.
Thanks to the thousands of you who have chosen this year to be about doing little things each day to increase your happiness. Let’s finish 2017 strong, shall we?
Thank you to the uber talented @emlee822 for our monthly graphics. The printable version will be in the newsletter this weekend!
#rockyourhappy2017 #rockyourhappy #instagramchallenge #monthlychallenge #betteryourself #liveauthentic #behappy #happiness #decemberchallenge
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 30, 2017 1:47 AM (UTC)
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This is one of those staged “Instagram moments” versus reality. I’ve been taking the same photo for the past 7 years, never really staged because everyone has decorated. This year, Kelly & I were pretty much the only ones who decorated the tree. Then, we had to wait for a rare night where Jacob was home before the girls were asleep to take the picture. Things have certainly changed as the kids have gotten older. And taller! I need to find the original photo and compare but I’m afraid I’d be sad. Sometimes I miss the days where their whole world was under our one roof.
#christmas #christmastree #treetrimming #holidaylights #familyphotography #slowdowntime
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 29, 2017 7:20 PM (UTC)
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Are you team “Bloody Mary” or team “ewwww, that’s gross”? I have to get a Bloody Mary in airports and anytime I’m out brunching. This one from @eattacorepublic was especially tasty this weekend!
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 28, 2017 9:06 PM (UTC)
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Who needs a new book to read? Check out my Instagram Story today to hear my thoughts on the book @redbookmag says is “the epic love story of 2017”. It’s a good one!! (P.S. It’s not the book pictured here). .
#bookstagram #booksandtea #bookrecommendation #bookreview #fallleaves #boomerang #whatimreading #goodreads @jillsantopolo .
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 28, 2017 2:56 PM (UTC)

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Today’s awesome low Weight Watchers SmartPoints recipe is Easy Baked Shrimp over @alexiafoods Butternut Squash Risotto. 3 SmartPoints for the shrimp and 3 SmartPoints per serving of Risotto.
Speaking of, if you haven’t tried @alexiafoods new line of premium vegetable side dishes, you are missing out. In addition to this Butternut Squash Risotto, they have Cauliflower Risotto, Mashed Butternut Squash and Mashed Cauliflower. All 3-4 SmartPoints per serving. And so so good!
You can find the recipe link in my Instagram profile. Enjoy!
#weightwatchers #weightwatcherssisterhood #wwkansascity #weightwatchersrecipe #smartpoints #smartpointsfam #foodphotography #foodblogger
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 26, 2017 8:13 PM (UTC)
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Sundays have unofficially become our family hike days and today we drove out of the burbs and headed over to Cliff Drive in KCMO. This mid 60’s weather can’t be beat and I can’t think of a better way to cap off a great Thanksgiving holiday! .
#fallleaves #getoutside #thanksgivingbreak #boomerang #familytimeisthebesttime #kcigers #instakc #kansascity
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 24, 2017 2:23 PM (UTC)
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Family, football, food and fun. We hope your Thanksgiving was filled with a little bit of everything good!
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 22, 2017 8:38 PM (UTC)
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As we all look towards the upcoming holidays, let’s remember there are so many people out there hurting, grieving and struggling with life in general. In today’s blog post I’m sharing 20 really simple ways to show others you care. I hope you’ll check it out and join me in this #careenough challenge in collaboration with @hallmark. You can find the link in my Instagram profile ❤️
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 19, 2017 11:32 PM (UTC)
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Happy 18th wedding anniversary to my husband. Thanks for loving me even though I don’t unpack from trips for weeks, leave clean clothes piled up on our bedroom chair, forget to unplug the curling iron, and run my car almost out of gas every week. (& the list goes on). I love you and our crazy, complicated, full life! ❤️
📸 cred @jdoyle132
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 19, 2017 8:42 PM (UTC)
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This sure beats the treadmill, or let’s be honest...jogging in place in the get my 11k steps step bet goal. (Don’t leave me hanging...I know I’m not the only one who does that, right?)
#stepbet #fitbit #getoutside #instakc #hikelife #liveauthentic #familyhike #rockyourhappy #rockyourhappy2017 #wwkansascity #weightlossjourney #wwsisterhood
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 17, 2017 7:05 PM (UTC)
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I received an iPad Pro for a work project a few months ago and have just now really gotten around to playing with it. With watercolor brushes by @picbykate the awesome @procreate app and an Apple Pencil I’m having the best time messing around. Now I just need to find a class where someone can show me how to really do all of the stuff like watercolor and hand lettering. Any suggestions?
I shared in my Instagram story a little verbal review of the iPad Pro & Apple pencil and give my thoughts on who needs these tools. Let me know if you use procreate on the iPad Pro! I’d love to chat.
#ipadpro #ipadproart #applepencil #procreateart #procreatebrushes #coffeelover #artandcoffee #friyayvibes #rockyourhappy2017 #rockyourhappy
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 16, 2017 7:10 PM (UTC)

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Bring the host of your holiday gatherings a jar of Cranberry Orange Butter and you’ll forever be their favorite.
My Instagram profile has a direct link to the recipe. You’ll want it!
#holidaysarecoming #giftideas #hostessgifts #butter #foodgifts #foodphotography #foodblogger #appetizers
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 14, 2017 7:11 PM (UTC)
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Fall flowers was a recent #RockYourHappy prompt and I love love love this sweet bouquet from my friend Sami! They make me so happy!
What’s making you happy today? I could use some happiness inspiration so let me know with a comment! ❤️
#rockyourhappy2017 #flowersofinstagram #instaflowers #behappy #happinessis #fallflowers #littlethings #liveauthentic
User Image dineanddish Posted: Nov 13, 2017 8:54 PM (UTC)
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If you want to see me be all awkward on live video, head over to my Insta story today to catch my friend @stephaniecundith & I making these delish pumpkin bars with @midwestdairy . I won’t tell you what it took to keep Slim Shady from jumping onto the counter during the video. Poor cat just wanted his 5 minutes of fame (& the milk). Enjoy!
(& don’t worry, I’ll share this recipe on my blog ASAP too).
#instagramlive #foodphotography #pumpkin #foodblogger #instayum #instafood #thanksgivingfood #thanksgiving #dairygood #butterisbetter