Posts Tagged: holidays

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…
Pet Care While On Vacation
Pet Care While On Vacation

Pet Care While On Vacation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holiday season is here! While it means fun, snow, and holiday cheer, it can also mean pretty significant travel as many of us go home to visit with family and friends. For pet owners, one of the biggest perks of the season can quickly become stressful, if pets aren’t allowed at your family’s home…
Tips for Holiday-Stress-Proofing Your SO Relationship
Tips for Holiday-Stress-Proofing Your SO Relationship

Tips for Holiday-Stress-Proofing Your SO Relationship

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are a time of wonder, cheer, giving — some would even say magic. But you know what else the holiday season is full of? Stress. Lots and lots of stress. Sure, I may be pessimistic about “the most wonderful time of year” but there’s no denying that in addition to gifts and good…
A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition
A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition

A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As guys, we can have a hard time showing our emotions. Society encourages us to play the stoic, repressing everything, acting strong and tough no matter what we’re actually feeling. Any outpouring of emotion can be perceived as weakness. Taken in tandem with the reality that so much of our worth is placed on how…
Cheap & Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas
Cheap & Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

Cheap & Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s an exciting time in your first apartment! If you’re like me, when you moved out of your old home and into your new one, festive decorations were the last things on your mind! But now that you’re settled in, decorating for the holidays can be your favorite…
Holiday Decorations and Celebrations in an Interfaith Apartment
Holiday Decorations and Celebrations in an Interfaith Apartment

Holiday Decorations and Celebrations in an Interfaith Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with people outside of your family, it’s highly likely that they’re going to have different traditions.  Even if you’re the same religion, you’re bound to have some differences about decorations and celebrations.  For example, my cousins and I, who are all of the same faith, have drastically different ways of acknowledging holidays!…
Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanks for making 2012 another record year for  My First Apartment.  We had over half a million visitors to the site and over 1.5 million pageviews.  During the year we added close to 100 new posts on finding and furnishing your first apartment, living with roommates,  managing apartment expenses, and throwing parties on budget. We…
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Here at My First Apartment we love the holiday season – it’s a time to get  together with old friends,  it’s a time to reflect upon the year gone by, and it’s also a time to exchange presents. For the first apartment dwellers among us, that can mean a good ol’ fashioned roommate gift swap.…
3 Decisions on Gifting Between Roommates
3 Decisions on Gifting Between Roommates

3 Decisions on Gifting Between Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katie shares her roommate gifting experiences. ROOMMATES AND HOLIDAYS by Katie There’s always stress around the holiday season when it comes to getting the perfect gift for someone, and gifting between roommates could be an awkward experience if you  don’t talk to your roommate first!  You don’t necessarily have to exchange gifts…