Helpful Ideas for the Holidays

Where to Hang the Stockings at Your Apartment

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring. Not even a mouse. The stockings were hung from the chimney with…..wait a minute….chimney?!??! What chimney? “I live in an apartment without a chimney. Where the heck do hang my stockings?”

How To Get Your Apartment Ready For Thanksgiving

If you are entertaining at your place for Thanksgiving this year, you seriously better get to cracking. Trust me…you don’t want to wait until the last minute to get things done because if you do…your life is going to get extremely difficult…the grocery STINKS at the last minute.

There are several steps that you can follow to insure that your Thanksgiving dinner will go off without a hitch and with the least stress as possible.

July Fourth Festivities

The 4th of July may be one of the easiest days of the year to throw a themed celebration – red white and blue adornments turn any apartment, common room or outdoor area patriotic, and the menu couldn’t be simpler.

How to Prepare Your Apartment For Freezing Temperatures

Maybe you are just now experiencing winter this year or maybe you are in an area that’s been hit several times by the freezes, ice overs and wintery mixes. There are a number of things that you can keep in mind to help make your apartment life a lot easier during these times of cold.

Christmas Tree Ideas For Your Apartment

Is it really already Christmas tree time again!?! Man, is time flying by as I get older. Sounds so cliche’, but so true. OK, well let’s accept it and move on. The time has come to put up a tree.Again.

For those of us who are allergic, have family who are, or have animals that just love lapping up a real tree’s water, it always seems slightly discouraging to find a really great tree to pop up in the corner of your apartment and decorate. Heck, some apartments won’t even allow real trees. You could always go with one of the old trusty “fake-o-trees”, but they just seems to be made of cheap plastic and don’t seem to spread the holiday feeling and cheer that you’re looking for. So, what can you do?

Thanksgiving Meal Check List

Ready for Thanksgiving? Do you have your turkey, your guests, and all of your other recipes in order? What are you waiting for? It’s only a week away!

If you are entertaining at your apartment for Thanksgiving this year, you seriously better get to cracking. Trust me…you don’t want to wait until the last minute to get things done because if you do…your life is going to get extremely difficult.

How to Make Your Apartment Holiday Ready

Getting ready for the holidays around your apartment can be challenging. I’ve compiled a list of items from lighting to having kids around that you should keep in mind while preparing for the holiday season.

Tips When Lounging Around the Community Pool

It’s time to soak up some sun! Living in an apartment community you have the benefit of not having to go very far to do so. How awesome is that?

One of the easiest and more obvious ways of enjoying the summer sun is to lounge out by your community pool. It’s time to try out that new swimsuit that you got on sale all the way back in November, but have not had the chance to wear. Mix up a batch of your famous margaritas, bring out the I-Pod, your new James Patterson book and whisk away to your special sunny place next to the pool.

3 Steps In Preparing For Trick-or-Treaters

When Hallow’s Eve falls upon you,it’ll be time for trick or treaters to swarm by your apartment doorstep in search of the ever so sugary treasure – candy. You must be prepared!

The best way to prepare yourself and your apartment for the onslaught of costumed visitors requires three important steps:

Spring Rules To Remember Around the Community

partySpring has finally arrived and there are becoming less and less reasons to stay inside the apartment. There is just nothing like a beautiful sunny day with a cool breeze and a temperature in the upper 70s. As you are slowly making your way out of your winter hibernation, there are a few rules and tips that you should follow around an apartment community that will help make sure everyone has some good times in the sun.


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