How To Throw An Unforgettable Fourth of July Backyard Bash

There’s nothing quite like the Fourth of July. Between fireworks lighting up the night sky and the unmistakable scent of burgers on the grill, it has all the things that make midsummer the best time of the year. Just because it’s in the middle of the week this year doesn’t mean your party can’t be the best of the best. Today, we’re sharing a few small ways you can take your Independence Day bash from “just alright,” to the celebration everyone will be talking about for the rest of the summer.

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How To Plan A Beach Trip With The Kids

If a day at the beach with your children seems like more of a punishment than a nice, relaxing time, we get it. While you may see the beach as a place to unwind with a good book and get a tan while also maybe taking a little nap, your children see an adventure waiting to happen. Luckily, there are some ways to indulge both of these things. Don’t cancel your Jersey Shore plans just yet, because we have some tips for taming your tots — from toddlers to tweens!

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5 Sweet & Savory Grilled Fruit Recipes

With June almost behind us, it’s time to fully embrace summer. By this point, it officially looks like our sweaters and boots won’t be making an appearance for at least a few months, and we’re finding every excuse we can to be outside. What better way to end the day than making a delicious dinner outside in the sunshine? We’ve talked about burgers, hot dogs, and steak, but what else can go on the grill? We thought you’d never ask. Have you ever considered grilling FRUIT? Don’t knock it ’til you try it.

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How to Host a Great Memorial Day Party

In a lot of ways, Memorial Day unofficially ushers in the summer season. By this point, the cold days are long gone and the days are long. A three-day-weekend with is always more then welcomed, and though it’s not as big as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day is a great time to spend an afternoon and evening with friends and loved ones. Whether you’re hosting your first shindig or you’re a seasoned party expert, here are some tips to make your Memorial Day unforgettable. Continue reading

Three Recipes You Can Make At Home With Ingredients You Already Have

We all have those days: after hours at work, the last thing we want to do is slave over a hot stove when we get home. Spring evenings call for quick, healthy meals followed by long walks, a glass of wine on the porch, or preferably both! Fresh, healthy ingredients are tough to keep around the house because their preservative-free nature doesn’t let them stick around very long. Luckily, there are creative ways to use those kitchen staples to concoct the perfect spring dinner for your family without wasting precious springtime daylight wandering aimlessly through the grocery store. Continue reading

Spring Awakening: Blooming into a New Season

It’s finally spring! Flowers are peaking out, the sunshine is making the days brighter, and any chance to go outside is welcomed. The best part? With this new season comes a feeling of awakening and refreshment. As the weather gets warmer, feel inspired by the fresh air and good vibes to have some fun and create awesome things.

This spring, it’s time to become a new version of yourself — cook something completely new and delicious, make your home shine, and experience the beauty of this wonderful season!

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Your End-of-Winter Bucket List

You made it once again — you braved the frigid temperatures, survived the snow fall, and dealt with under the weather woes. Soon enough, spring warmth will settle upon us and we’ll venture outside for some seasonal fun. But with every passing winter, we can’t help but feel a bit sad and nostalgic for childhood snow days, time with family and friends, and cozying up by the fire with something hot to drink.

Although we can’t wait for some sunshine, we’re ready to celebrate the end of winter the best way we know how: adventures, DIY, friends, and of course, food! Turn your home into a delicious winter wonderland, and take in all that New Jersey has to offer. It’s time to send off winter 2018 in style!

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Indoor Winter Fun

Let’s face it — not all of us are cool with the cold. While many love the glittery splendor of  snow, others would be just as satisfied curling up on the couch and avoiding it altogether. If you’d rather ride out winter from a warm spot indoors, look no further!

Even for those who don’t like the cold, there’s a way to celebrate and take advantage of the winter. In our wonderful state of New Jersey, there are plenty of activities for both you and your family that allow you to stay indoors and truly enjoy yourselves. Check out our list of the top things to do this season for some quality fun:

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How To Throw the Best Galentine’s Day Bash

There’s nothing like spending time with your girlfriends. Whether it be a fancy dinner, a fun night out on the town, or a relaxing hangout session at home, an all-ladies get-together heals all. Coined by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope, Galentine’s Day occurs on February 13th and is a time to celebrate the wonderful women in your life. This winter, use your creativity and cooking skills to throw the best bash and truly feel the love. Whether you’re single, dating, or married, this day is all about you and your girls — a time to drink, eat, and laugh until you cry. After all, girls don’t run the world for no reason!

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The Perfect Wintry Date

After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the rest of winter always brings restlessness. The days are short and the weather is cold. But one advantage of the snow and the ice is that it creates the ideal conditions for snuggling up to your significant other. As the frigid temperatures of January and February set in, spending time with a special someone can keep you toasty until the first signs of spring.

There is plenty of dating fun to be had in the wintertime, whether you and your significant other are strict homebodies or thrill seekers itching for adventure. Rather than looking at winter as a waiting period for trips to the beach or the pool, grab your sweetheart and take advantage of the unique date activities that only winter has to offer. Whether you’re getting to know someone new or looking for a fun evening with a longtime lover, these plans are perfect for winter dates.

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