Apple pie, baseball, and pyrotechnics – the epitome of American pastimes! America’s birthday is coming up and there’s no better way to celebrate than with some great food, maybe some live music, but especially with a great fireworks show. And while the Macy’s Firework Show in New York City may be America’s largest Independence Day firework display, it’s certainly not the only one! From coast to coast, check out these hot spots for fireworks that’ll have you packing for a weekend road trip in no time. Read the rest of this entry »
‘Apartment Life’ Category
Reese opened his eyes and sat straight up in bed. He looked over at the dinosaur calendar pinned to his wall to make sure his gut was right. There, circled in red marker, was the day he had been waiting for. It was finally here—Father’s Day, and he was determined to make sure it was the best one ever. Read the rest of this entry »
The sun feels scalding hot, tank top season is in full swing, and sweat is…dripping. Ew. Don’t get us wrong, summertime boasts some of the best times as far as seasons go, but it’s hotter than Brad Pitt/Megan Fox circa, well, any year, out there. And frankly, all we really want to do is dive into an ice cold pool. Don’t have one at your apartment complex? Check out our top tips for staying cool in your apartment when the weather gets toasty. Read the rest of this entry »
Wanna hear a joke about paper?
Nevermind. It’s tearable.
Dads from around the country have provided us with some pretty great jokes. And for that, we are thankful. Not because the jokes are particularly funny, but because our dads think they are, thus giving us a reason to create a subculture of comedy deeply rooted in ridiculous puns. Thanks pops!
When it comes to dad’s special day, we think he deserves more than a new tie or some sweet, shiny cufflinks. Whether you’re in Atlanta or Austin, people all around the U.S. are celebrating Father’s Day withOUT a trip to the local department store, and you can too! Check out these awesome ideas for celebrating dad, and if you live in one of these cities, be sure to swing by and say, “Cheers” or “You’re The Beary Best.” Trust us, one of those phrases will be relevant. (And he’ll love the bear pun.) Read the rest of this entry »
Do you flinch at the thought of the words “fiscally responsible?” Does your head spin every time the cashier asks if you have a Nordstrom/Gap/PacSun card? Do your nightmares consist of dollar bills flying out of your wallet and into a pool of Wall Street-looking business men? Relax! If you’re new to managing your own finances and establishing credit, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few basic things that all credit card noobs should know. Read the rest of this entry »
Lock the doors, pull the curtains tight, and turn on all the lights in your apartment! Friday the 13th is here and won’t come around again until next February. While this blog won’t be filled with scary tales pulled from the latest thriller movie, it will provide you with some frighteningly awesome facts about how cool it is to live in an apartment. Without further ado, here are 13 fast facts about apartment living as we celebrate 2016’s one and only Friday the 13th! Read the rest of this entry »
Do you consider yourself the host/hostess with the most/mostest? Are you the envy of friends and family for the Pinterest-worthy parties you create? …No? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been on the receiving end of: “I’m going to be in town this weekend! Mind if I crash at your place?” (*insert wide eyes emoji here*) Of course you want to accommodate but…ohmygosh how on earth will you get ready for company should you make muffins and possibly put on an apron and wow there’s so much to do where to start AHHHH.
We know. Luckily, we’re here to help. Below are some tips to make your apartment feel like a cute, cozy, home away from home for anyone that crashes at your pad. Read the rest of this entry »
From Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day to National Popcorn Day (yes, those are two “real” American holidays), there’s always something to celebrate in the good ol’ U-S of A. Few other days, though, are as important as National Armed Forces Day, which is celebrated each year on the third Saturday in May.
Thanks to the efforts of President Harry Truman and Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson, Armed Forces Day was established in 1949 as a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service. On May 21, join your community in saying “Thank You” to service men and women near or far, with one of these five creative ideas! Read the rest of this entry »
Remember all the times you asked your mom, “Can I go out and play?” or “Do you think this outfit looks okay?” or “What the heck is a tax bracket and why am I paying the government when I make no money. This is ridiculous!” That’s what this day is for – to celebrate the woman who always has the answers. Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 8th, and we’ve got some fun suggestions on how to show her that you care. Read on to find out! Read the rest of this entry »
There are nearly 38 million apartment residents in the United States. Each one has their own story to tell and each one chose apartment living for a different reason. I remember my first apartment. It was 1993 and I had milk crates for end tables and a high-voltage line spool for a coffee table. I can still hear the A/C compressor sputter as the unit kicked on. The apartment was small and very old, but it was three blocks from the beach and I loved being able to walk or bike to the sandy shoreline. My apartment was the social center for all of my friends. We would laugh until the early morning hours, and more than once we had a noise complaint. (Hasn’t everyone at one point or another?) It was a great time in my life, but that’s my “first apartment” story. What’s yours and why did you chose apartment living? Read the rest of this entry »