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Easy Decorating for a New Year’s Eve Party

“10, 9, 8…!” Instead of counting down the seconds to ring in the New Year, many of us are actually counting down the days until all the holiday festivities are over! Maybe you eagerly decided to invite your friends over to throw a New Year’s Eve bash at your new apartment.  Yet, if you are like me, you have been

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Tres Chic Décor

Do you love the look of tres chic décor, but don’t always want to pay the tres chic price tag? You can create a glamorous look for your space, without having to go beyond your budget. All you need are a few fabulous finds, elegant décor, the perfect colors, and trendy patterns to complete the tres chic look for your

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Gift Wrapping Tips

Christmas time brings a treasured tradition for me-Gift Wrapping. I just love to gift wrap presents (for Christmas as well as other holidays). But during the Christmas season is when I really get to strut my creativity. In my house, I’m the gift wrapper. I even wrap my own gifts from other family members (taped securely of course). Something about

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Saving for Emergencies

No matter how well you plan, things happen and unexpected expenses occur. Saving money for emergencies is an important part of your budget. It can be difficult to set aside funds, but you’ll need to pay rent and bills should an unplanned event occur. Here are a few ideas to get you saving: •You’ve heard it before; pay yourself first.

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Holiday Boat Parade

Check out the holiday boat parade this weekend. The fun starts at 6 pm on Sunday, December 22.  Free and family friendly! Click the link for more info

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Budget-Friendly Ways to Add Holiday Spirit to Your Apartment

Decorating for the holiday season is a real treat. And if you’re like us, you’ll want to keep your budget in mind when you’re planning your decor. We’ve come up with a few ways to keep the holiday spirit alive and well in your apartment without breaking the bank. Use Decorative Bows Buy a few rolls of ribbon to get

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How Many Lights Should Go on a Christmas Tree?

Those beautiful Christmas trees you’re seeing across social media and magazine covers really set the mood for the holiday. Yet when it comes to decorating our own, they never quite turn out the same. What is the science and technique behind those artistically decorated trees, and how many lights do you need to make yours just as stunning? Well, it

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Holiday Party

Please join us on Wednesday, December 18th for our holiday party at The Addison on Long Bayou Clubhouse 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.  We will be serving refreshments and snacks.  Stop by for tour at The Addison on Long Bayou

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Holiday Cookies

You open your email and there it is … you friend/family member/coworker is having a cookie swap. If your initial thought is to panic or think about heading to the grocery store for a pre-packaged box of cookies, take a deep breath and think again! Cookies are easy to make, and these recipes will make you the hit of the

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12 Tips for Entertaining this Holiday Season

Do you plan on throwing a party this December? I know I certainly do. Having a little party is a great way to have friends over and enjoy the merriment that is Christmas. So if you’re looking for tips and ideas for hosting a holiday party, check out our list. We’ve provided you with the essentials to make your party

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Buying Furniture for Your Apartment: the Checklist

So you’ve signed the paperwork and you are getting ready to move into your new apartment. Whether it is your first time living in an apartment or if you are expanding to a bigger space, figuring out what you need to fill your new living area can be a daunting task. If you haven’t bought your own appliances or furniture

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How to ‘Go Green’ During the Holidays

While the holiday season is one of the most treasured times of year (it certainly is for me), it can also be one of the most wasteful times of the year. Think about it, gifts being purchased that may not ever be used, holiday cards bought, the colossal gift wrapping options and of course our beloved holiday lights!! It really

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What’s the Difference Between a Condo and an Apartment?

As you’re looking for a new apartment, it’s helpful to know the differences between rental types, such as the differences between a condo and an apartment. What’s a condo, you ask? And in what ways is it different from an apartment? We’re here to explain the key differences between renting one from the other. What Is a Condo? A condo,

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Low to NO Cost Makeovers for Your Apartment!

It’s time to get creative! If you’re decorating style is stuck in a rut but you have little to no money to do anything about it, check out these great ideas. Most don’t require you to purchase anything, just using things you already have in your house. But boy will these ideas do the trick! Turn a quilt into a

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What Colors to Decorate Your Apartment This Holiday Season?

You want to add a festive touch to your apartment, but what colors do you choose? It’ll depend on several factors as to what fits your apartment home the best. Here’s a list of some ideas for how to choose your holiday décor color scheme: You can focus on the color schemes that your home already has. If your apartment

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Palm Pavilion Stone Crab Festival

The annual Palm Pavilion Stone Crab Festival goes down on the beach.  Fresh, delicious stone crab to go around! Live entertainment all weekend.  Celebrating the start of stone crab season! Free Admission. Dates:  Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27 Time: 10:30am – 10pm Location: 10 Bay Esplanade -Clearwater, Florida Stop by The Addison on Long Bayou for a tour before heading

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