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Pros and Cons of Holiday Decorations
Pros and Cons of Holiday Decorations

Pros and Cons of Holiday Decorations

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now before anyone calls me a Scrooge…or the fall version of a Scrooge, whatever it may be…keep in mind that I love the holiday season and holiday decoration. From October 1st through the new year, this season is filled with fun events, classic traditions, and time with friends and family. Carving pumpkins, hanging Thanksgiving wreaths,…
Enjoying a Solo Holiday
Enjoying a Solo Holiday

Enjoying a Solo Holiday

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The Holiday season is in full swing! Thanksgiving is almost here, then many other holidays in the weeks following. If you’ve moved away from family into your first apartment, this can pose a problem: Do you go home for the holidays? If you are close to family, it may be an easy “Yes!”, but if…
Tips For Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Tips For Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Tips For Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving, or you’re just looking to up your turkey game, there’s a lot to plan when hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. First of all, relax. Holidays are about enjoyment and appreciation of the simple things, even when many Americans seem to forget it. We stress out all-day, every-day, so take…
Our Best First Apartment Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party Tips
Our Best First Apartment Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party Tips

Our Best First Apartment Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s not too late to plan your first Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving Party! Here are some great party ideas from our bloggers. Decorating Tips from Audra Inevitably, not being able to head home for Thanksgiving leaves many feeling blue and wondering how to get that holiday feeling without family around. The truth is, staying local and bringing the…
3 Easy, Delicious, Cheap Fall Recipes
3 Easy, Delicious, Cheap Fall Recipes

3 Easy, Delicious, Cheap Fall Recipes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While we live in a world where we can eat pretty much anything we want, whenever we want (providing it’s available and you’ve got enough money), but there’s a lot to be said for eating seasonally. Seasonal dishes are not only good for your health and your wallet, they’re also good for the environment. Food has…
Getting Involved in Your New Community
Getting Involved in Your New Community

Getting Involved in Your New Community

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For many of us, moving into our first apartment also means moving to a new city or state! Whether you move for work, friends, love, or adventure, it is a very exciting time. However, after the excitement of your move fades, it can become difficult to find and make friends or feel connected to your…
Shopping for a Space Heater? What to Look for Before Buying
Shopping for a Space Heater? What to Look for Before Buying

Shopping for a Space Heater? What to Look for Before Buying

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post Fall is just around the corner and you are starting to feel the chill in the air, especially if that cheap landlord of yours is holding off turning on the heat. When an extra blanket no longer does the trick, a space heater can be a lifesaver to get you through even the…
Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming
Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming

Keeping Your Low-Budget Apartment Welcoming

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’re living on a very low budget. So low that your furniture is all preowned and you’re using a cardboard box as a nightstand. This doesn’t mean you (or your guests) should feel like you’re living in squalor. Be clean One of the most important things you can do to make your low-budget apartment…
3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting
3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting

3 Ways to Keep Meals Interesting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re not a natural chef, it’s easy for dinner time to become a chore when you first start cooking for yourself after a lifetime of meals that someone else prepared. Not only is this a shame—food is one of the best parts of life!—it potentially hazardous to your health (pizza for dinner four nights…
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The last time I heard about a clothing swap party was when I read Teen People magazine in middle school. Turns out, this is a practical and fun way to get friends together. We all live in a world of excess these days. The media manages to convince us that we need another fringe top…