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Spending a night at home together is something we take seriously. Since the week can be super busy, we always make it a point to block off one night a week on our calendar. That means no work and no events. Just the two of us at home, with Toby and Apsyn of course. It truly is one of our favorite things to do.

There are a few things we need in order to make it the perfect night. We always start off by coming up with something good to cook for dinner. We don’t like to order takeout on these nights. Cooking together is something we love doing. Even if it’s simple to some, it means a lot to us. We’re able to create something together. We’ve been trying to pick up more cookbooks lately. We tend to fall into the habit of making the same few things every week. Now we are consciously making an effort to try something we don’t normally make. It tests our skills and spices things up a bit.

Wine is another requirement for these nights. Just like with the recipe, we like to try new bottles every week. It’s another fun thing we like to do together. We find something good to go with whatever we’re whipping up that night. It fun to try new wines and discover what we like.

Once we’ve got the recipe and the wine, the next thing up is the music. We have been randomly obsessed with French dinner music lately. To be honest, we don’t even know how it started. But we found a few good playlists on Spotify and fell in love. The music is so calming and beautiful. It’s now become a staple while we cook. We turn on Alexa and transport ourselves to France — somewhere we still haven’t visited. It adds to the experience and sets the perfect mood.

Last on the list is a scary movie. This is one type of movie we love to watch on a night together. Maybe it’s because we can cuddle up and be scared together?? No matter what the reason, it’s a must for a night in. It’s the perfect way to end the night.

So what do you do to create the perfect night? Let us know in the comments below!

Until next time…

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