About Holly & Renee

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Welcome to Doing What We Love

At Doing What We Love with Holly & Renee we love arts, crafts, and cooking.

Our hope is to inspire you to decorate your home, share new recipes, make old things look new again, share cooking tips and tricks, decorate on a budget and learn a new skill while having fun doing it!!!

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Meet Renee

Hi there! My name is Renee Dalton. I’m not a professional chef, but a self-taught cook and baker. I have loved to cook and bake for as long as I can remember. Cooking and baking for others is one thing that brings me a lot of joy.

It started at home as a young girl. I loved watching my mother and grandmothers cook and bake. I took every opportunity to learn from them when I could. When I was around 15 years old I started cooking dinner for my family. Most teenagers would have been mad about that but not me. I have worked at fast food restaurants, fine dining restaurants and bakeries throughout my life. These opportunities were priceless, not always fun but priceless in learning how to cook and bake. I have had many opportunities to cater wedding, family and church events. I love to plan a party!

Then there is my family, my husband and children. I have been cooking and baking for them for a long time! I am happily married to the love of my life Todd. We have four amazing children together. Three sons Gavin, Tyler and Cody and one daughter Hailey. Being a wife and mother and cooking for my family is a dream come true. My whole young life that is what I wanted most to be a wife and mother. I’m not saying it wasn’t difficult and not pretty some of the time but I would not change it for the world. Our family has grown now and I have three beautiful daughters-in-law who were brave enough to marry my sons. Moriah Gavin’s wife, Allie Tyler’s wife and Kimmi Cody’s wife. I’m also very lucky to be the Grandma to three of the sweetest Grandsons in the world: Tahten(10), Maddix(8) and Henry(1 1/2). We all love being together and eating together.

Last but not least, my career. I was a School Food Service Manager, Lunch Lady for eighteen years. This is the time I really learned how to plan, shop, cook and serve. At school we served hundreds of students every day. I loved them all like they were my own. I was limited in what I could serve to them but I always made sure it was the best it could be. Here I am now retired and ready for a new adventure to serve all of you!

The goal for my food blog is to share my passion and talent with you. I want you to discover cooking and baking and fall in love with it. I want to help you find recipes and teach you how to make them your own. I also want to learn from you and find out what you have to teach me.

now let’s get cooking!

Meet Holly

My name is Holly, and I am the co-owner of Doing what we Love with Holly & Renee. I was born and raised in Utah and I love the beauties of this state. I am a mother to 2 wonderful children (who both are married), a wife to an amazing husband, and a Grandma to the cutest little girl on earth.

My Sister Renee and I decided to take a BIG leap of faith and share what we love to do, with all of you. We decided now is the time to fulfill our dreams and start our own business.

I love keeping busy and creating beautiful crafts and home décor. My favorite thing to do is find something that needs a little tender loving care and make it beautiful again. Whenever I see an old piece of furniture, I see the possibilities of what it can become, not the current condition it is in. Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
I am at the beginning of my new adventure right now but have over 20 years of experience in crafts and home décor. I’m hoping that I will be able to inspire you all to be creative and to think outside the box.

This is Holly,

“doing what I love.”


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