Danielle
 

Danielle

Danielle is a Copywriter in the House Party creative department. Chances are if you read the words on our site or emails, she’s responsible. Danielle is single and a mom to an awesome, sports-obsessed, 8 year-old boy. She lives in Forest Hills, NY, is an avid tennis player, NY Giant fan, trivia nut and budding oenophile. Her life dream is to be on Jeopardy. She is currently accepting applications from eligible male suitors.

Danielle's party tip: Wine, wine and more wine. 'Nuff said.

Recent posts

Foods IconFood
11 April
2014
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The incredible, edible egg: Unique egg recipes
 

The incredible, edible egg: Unique egg recipes

Eggs, they’re not just for breakfast anymore. I’ve recently converted (partially) to a paleo lifestyle. This means no grains, no dairy and no legumes. It also means a lot, I mean a lot, of eggs. But I’ve also noticed that eggs are being used in a whole host of recipes lately that really have nothing to do with eggs or breakfast. So I thought it would be cool to create a list of unique egg recipes. And no worries, bread and dairy are included in this list.

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Family and Kids IconFamily & kids
7 April
2014
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Top 10 reasons we won’t miss winter anytime soon
 

Top 10 reasons we won’t miss winter anytime soon

Originally, as we were planning upcoming blog posts, we thought this particular post might cover the “Top 8 Winter Memories” or “Top 5 Reasons We’ll Miss Winter.” And then it snowed.

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4 April
2014
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Tips for tax preparation
 

Tips for tax preparation

This is pretty much no one’s favorite time of year, unless they’re an accountant. That’s right, it’s tax time. Even if you get a refund or don’t owe, the entire process of doing your taxes can get pretty daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out some of our last minute tips to help make filing your return a little easier. And here are some tax preparation tips for next year so you aren’t caught waiting until the last minute.

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28 March
2014
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Spring sports prep!
 

Spring sports prep!

Spring, the official season, is now here! At least according to the calendar, if not Mother Nature. And with spring comes a whole host of outdoor activities for your kids. And if you’re like me, these things tend to sneak up on you and you find yourself at Sports Authority 30 minutes before game time. So, in order to be prepared, I’ve got some tips on prepping for spring sports:

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10 March
2014
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Pack your bags: Things to do in Seattle
 

Pack your bags: Things to do in Seattle

Recently, I embarked on my first trip to the Northwest. My 8-year old son in-tow, we were lucky enough to have friends who lived there, and made the most of our 5 days in this wet climate. So whether you have kids or not, here are some fun things to do in Seattle:

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28 February
2014
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Rolling out the red carpet…it’s awards show time!
 

Rolling out the red carpet…it’s awards show time!

So Sunday night is the Academy Awards. If you’re a movie lover and awards show lover like myself, you need to prepare yourself for an almost 4 hour ordeal (at minimum). From the hours of red carpet build up to the show itself, you could easily plop down in front of the tube at 3 or 4 EST and not move again till midnight. However, in the age of the DVR and limited attention spans, who has time for that? So we’ve compiled some tips on watching, can’t miss moments and things we’re looking forward to seeing on Oscar® night.

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24 February
2014
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Mad for mac and cheese
 

Mad for mac and cheese

There’s something akin to perfection in macaroni and cheese. Pasta + hot melted cheese = warm, delicious goodness. So with this endless, snowy and cold winter upon us, what better way to feel cozy than by sharing our love of all things mac and cheese.

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12 February
2014
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What is CrossFit and why am I addicted?
 

What is CrossFit and why am I addicted?

I love working out. I’ll admit it. I’ve gone from a former obese young adult to a healthy and fit adult. Exercise is just part of my daily routine. No questions asked. But as with any routine, things become rote and I noticed I was not only putting on a few pounds, but feeling less excited about my workouts. Many of my friends were enjoying CrossFit, a strength and endurance-based workout that takes place at specific CrossFit gyms — or boxes, as they’re known — around the country (and the world.) I loved the appeal of a strength workout but I have herniated discs in my back so was concerned about injury. Well within a couple of classes I was not only hooked, I was certain that I could do this class safely. Here are some things I’ve learned in my few months of training:

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5 February
2014
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Our favorite TV shows are back!
 

Our favorite TV shows are back!

Even though February means we’re officially mourning the loss of football, it also means our favorite TV shows are back on the air! And with temps this cold, what more could you want than to curl up indoors, on the couch watching TV? So Danielle and Liz offer their list of the shows we can’t wait to hit the airwaves…

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31 January
2014
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How much do you really know about Groundhog Day?
 

How much do you really know about Groundhog Day?

Most of us know that Groundhog Day is February 2. Most of us also know that this day involves the prediction of more winter or a faster Spring, depending on whether that lovable animal sees his shadow. But do you know why Groundhog Day exists? Get ready to have your mind blown (or more likely, just gain some more useless knowledge to toss around at parties).

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