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Working out during the holidays…

Working out during the holidays can be daunting, you tell yourself I am going start now so maybe I won’t feel so guilty for all of the sugary goodness I’m about the ingest. Maybe you tell yourself I will start during the holidays because if I can do that I can do anything, I know that one personally because I’ve said it. All seriousness aside, working out takes discipline and if you are already having the conversation with yourself on how to justify why and when you should work out then you’ve already failed. When you decide to work out it should because you are finally ready to live a healthy lifestyle and you want feel good that you are living healthier. When your ready all three of our Apartments Complexes offer 24/7 access to our fitness centers.

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The excitement of a new place is the decorating, and decorating an apartment without worry of losing your security deposit can be stressful but with our picks you don’t have to worry.  We all know that apartments use that same neutral wall color and while it will go with everything, its just not your style, and that’s okay because we have tips to have your space looking more like you in a snap. Our number one pick is TEMPORARY WALL TREATMENTS, you can do anything from just a few birds flying to patterns on an entire wall, these can change a dull space into a WOW space in minutes. Our number two pick is LIGHTING, there are so many choices these days from just changing a pendant globe to putting a modest chandelier in your bathroom, just make sure if you are changing out any of the fixtures you keep the originals and put them back up before you move. Make sure you have a licensed electrician do any electrical work. Our number three pick is CURTAINS, hang some curtains that say this space is mine, the colors and patterns are endless but make sure you fill the holes you made for the curtain rods.  Our final pick is PILLOWS, I can’t say enough about throw pillows, there are large pillows, small lumbar pillows, pillow that have sayings on them but our pick are the lumbar pillows! We hope you enjoy your new space and have a blast decorating it.

Growing up we always decorated for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, it was tradition, but these days you start seeing Christmas Trees in September and 24/7 Christmas music playing on the radio the day after Halloween. What makes the Season feel special is waiting for that special day, the day after you have stuffed yourself to brim with turkey and all of those once a year fixings that only Grandma makes special. Just today there were several house that were all decked out with lights, inflatables and even some fake snow, but I think it just too early for all of that. I think if we start eating turkey and dressing on a Tuesday and just Leave the lights up like some of the neighbors (you know who you are) then the feeling you get when it is time for Turkey and it is time for those decorations to come down out of the attic  just won’t be the same. I know that decorating can be a long process for some folks, I mean some are put to music and some have Santa’s taking photos with kids, and maybe they think that 30 days is just not long enough for all of that effort but I will still hold out until the day after Thanksgiving to put up my Tree and light it up. I hope that you choose to decorate your house when it make you feel in the spirit of the season and because it makes you happy, after all the Reason for the Season is not the lights, trees or even the gifts.

Not sure if your neighbors are giving out candy can be a challenge since typically we know who is a treater and who isn’t by the porch lights, however being in an apartment can be challenging because the porch lights are always on. Contact your leasing office and see if they have a community board you can post a suggestion on,  suggest if you want to be included in trick or treating put out a pumpkin or some sort of Halloween decoration, if you don’t have those things then put a note on the door saying trick or treaters welcome or sit out side with your bowl of candy. We have several complexes and it just depends on the amount of small children we have each season if we will even see any little ghosts or goblins, but we always want Halloween to be fun for everyone. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!