30 DATE NIGHT QUESTIONS FOR YOU & YOUR PARTNER

Since Chloe was born, Barry and I don’t go out quite as often as we used to. 🙂 However, this is OK with us – we are enjoying this current season of our life, as we know that it will fly by! As a result of spending more time at home, we’ve been coming up with creative at-home date night ideas that are a little more exciting than just watching a movie together. Our latest favorite has been asking each other date night questions.

Two wine glasses for date night.

The other night, after cooking dinner, we put Chloe to bed, took some drinks out with us onto our balcony, and spent some time asking each other questions about each other and our relationship.… Read more

THE BEST AIR FRYER FRENCH FRIES

Air fryer French Fries

Although I’m the main cook in our home, Barry is in charge of the air fryer. He was interested in getting one for months, and I finally decided to gift him one this past Valentine’s Day. I have to say…doing this has been one of my best decisions to date. 🙂 He has had so much fun trying out recipes in it since then, and I’ve had even more fun taste-testing them! The biggest hit so far has been these tasty air fryer French Fries.

I have to give credit where credit is due and share that even though I love to cook and very much enjoy being the family chef, Barry has so much more of a natural knack for cooking than I do!… Read more

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND

Today we’re celebrating my Mom’s birthday in Asbury Park. It’s our first time there this season (and Chloe’s first time – ever!) so we’re looking forward to visiting. Tomorrow, I have a friend’s baby shower to attend, and on Sunday, we’ll be celebrating Easter with both of our families.

To those who celebrate – have a wonderful Easter, and happy Passover.

What are you up to this weekend?

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BABY REGISTRY MUST HAVES

Even though we are very much still considered to be “new parents,” there are a few products that I already feel are absolutely essential to recommend to anyone who is about to bring home a new baby. Here are our favorite baby registry must haves!

6 baby registry must haves collage

1. Skip Hop Baby Changing Pad

Baby registry must have - Wipe clean changing pad

If you only choose one of these items for your registry, choose this one. Seriously, Barry and I agree that this totally tops our list of baby registry must haves! I can say with certainty that you need a wipe-clean changing pad for your baby’s nursery.… Read more

EGG ROLL BOWLS

Since Barry and I are currently abstaining from red meat for Lent, I have been trying to find creative ways to jazz up chicken dinners. After a few nights in a row of boring chicken breasts, we were ready to try something totally different and more fresh and flavorful. One of our favorite cuisines is Asian, so I decided to take a stab at creating Egg Roll Bowls. I can’t take credit for the idea…I’ve seen all different types of these floating around the Internet in the past few months!

Egg roll bowl

I’ve been trying to clean up my diet after a couple months of (a little too) relaxed eating while on maternity leave.… Read more

TRADER JOE’S RAVIOLI – 5 INGREDIENT MEAL HACK

As much as I love to cook elaborate meals and try new things in the kitchen, I equally enjoy having recipes up my sleeve that are delicious, simple, and FAST (25-minute Egg Roll Bowls, anyone?) With a newborn at home, I’ve never appreciated quick meals more…that way, I have even more time for baby snuggles 🙂 Enter: Trader Joe’s Meal Hacks. Specifically, this five-ingredient Trader Joe’s ravioli.

Trader Joe's Ravioli

Before we dive in, let’s discuss how we are HUGE fans of Trader Joe’s in our home. Each time we go (after wandering the aisles and scoping out all of the new products for what feels like hours) I challenge myself to dream up a new “dinner hack” that meets the following criteria: five ingredients or less, inexpensive, relatively healthy, and quick.Read more

8 TIPS FOR AMAZING ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

Kissing under the archway at the rail station
Unique architecture makes for eye-catching photos.
Rail Station at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ

Even though it’s been a few years since we had our engagement photos taken, I thought it’d be fun to take a stroll down memory lane (way, way back to December 15, 2016 🙂 ) and re-visit the day. We were extremely happy with our photos, so here are our eight top tips to help you have an amazing engagement photo session and get pictures that you absolutely love!

1. Ask for location suggestions.

Unless you already have your heart set on a location you love (bonus points if it has a special meaning for you and your fiancé!),… Read more

HELLO, AND WELCOME!

Barry and Danielle

Welcome to our blog! Barry and I have been toying around with the idea of starting a blog for a while now, and we decided to finally take the plunge! This is place for us to share our memories and experiences so that we can look back on them in the future, especially since we recently became a family of three! We hope that you’ll find some value in these posts as well, and perhaps a tip or two to make life a bit easier and more enjoyable.

We’re glad you’re here!

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