April, along with showers, brings with it National Humor Month (and quite possibly, May flowers too). According to the official website, “National Humor Month was conceived as a means to heighten public awareness of the therapeutic value of humor. Laughter and joy — the benchmarks of humor — lead to improved well-being, boosted morale, increased communication skills, and an enriched quality of life.” Here at Luxury Apts WNY Blog, we can get behind something that brings an enriched quality of life to our apartment community! (more…)
Life is busy. Finding time to do deep cleaning can be challenging. We understand and today the Luxury Apts WNY Blog has some tips to help our apartment community make short work of a big job. (more…)
Winter is with us still, but the upcoming Valentine’s holiday is a great opportunity to take some time out from the snow and celebrate. Today the Luxury Apts WNY Blog has some ideas to make this Valentine’s Day the best ever, whether you celebrate with your sweetheart or your family, or whether you get a group of friends together for a fun evening of food and games.
January is here, and for many of us that means it’s time to set some goals for the new year. One of the most popular resolutions is to be more organized and tidy, so today we hope to do our part to help residents of our apartment community meet that goal via appliances; yes, that’s right appliances. Today we have tips for keeping your stainless steel appliances looking like new—so that covers some of the keeping things tidy goal, right?. (We offer a lot of amenities to our residents, so If you don’t have stainless steel appliances in your apartment you can upgrade. Simply check with management about how to do it.)
Entertainment at Your Fingertips! That’s right, high speed internet services and digital Cable from Time Warner Cable is included in your total monthly payment (at a substantially lower price than you would otherwise get). This is one of the perks residents living at one of our properties receive, and now it has become even better! That’s right, just in time for the holidays, we’ve brought you more, right to to your apartment!
We all know the common story about the first Thanksgiving: how the pilgrims invited the friendly Indians to join them for a three-day celebration of making it that first year, and having a good harvest; but their menu and what will grace our Thanksgiving tables are rather different. According to primary documentation materials*, deer, turkey, waterfowl, cod, and bass were the main dishes for the feasting — plus what the harvest provided, corn [wheat], Indian corn, and barley, but their peas were “not worth the gathering.” Based on their menu, turkey has stood the test of time. (This resource page gives you all the (more…)
There is a nip in the air, the leaves are dressed for fall in hues of red and orange, and evening’s twilight arrives earlier each day — it is definitely sweater weather, and fall is in full swing. Pumpkins are a definite part of autumn, and are featuring some fun pumpkin facts* along with a variety of pumpkin-based recipes to try out this fall in today’s blog post.
Fun Pumpkin Facts
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites.
The largest pumpkin pie ever made was over five feet in diameter and weighed over 350 pounds. It used 80 pounds of cooked pumpkin, 36 pounds of sugar, 12 dozen eggs and took six hours to bake.
Pumpkin flowers are edible.
The tradition of carving pumpkins originated in Ireland. The Irish would carve jack-o-lanterns out of turnips to scare away evil spirits during the Celtic holiday Samhain, the night when spirits of the dead would walk the earth. Today we carve pumpkins instead of turnips.
The name pumpkin originated from “pepon” – the Greek word for “large melon.”
Colonists sliced off pumpkin tops; removed seeds and filled the insides with milk, spices and honey. This was baked in hot ashes and is the origin of pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Inspired Recipes
Serve it in a bowl, made of bread or otherwise, or even in a pumpkin shell, but however you serve it, pumpkin soup can really hit the spot. Try one of these recipes from “Recipe Roundup” — 10 Ways to Make Pumpkin Soup.
Pumpkin Seeds — with a dozen recipes popping up in just one search, Allrecipes.com has got you covered for this tasty treat, featuring recipes from savory to sweet.
For a light dessert at your next dinner party, try making these pumpkin pie cream puffs. These cream puffs are bite-sized and a great finish to any meal. These pumpkin cream puffs are filled with maple whipped cream and pumpkin pie filling — an amazing burst of fall flavor.
Of course, a blog featuring pumpkin-based recipes wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin spice latte recipe included. We like this one from Taste of Home: Pumpkin Pie Latte.
Please feel free to share your favorite pumpkin recipe in the comments, and thanks for reading today’s blog post.
*Pumpkin facts are from the University of Illinois EXtension office.
We’re holding our first-ever Gamification* contest where you can win a variety of fabulous prizes! Get the most points and badges to win. How do you get points and badges you ask? It’s simple. Simply login to ResidentPortal and complete actions such as:
Living at a BMW apartment generally means having access to an onsite fitness center, an amenity that we may take for granted. When was the last time you used the fitness center? If it’s been awhile, maybe it’s time to recommit and get started. We have pulled together some tips for getting the most out of working out in your apartment community fitness center (or wherever else you go for exercise).
Contemplating moving into a new apartment can be exciting, exhausting, and perhaps a bit intimidating. In today’s blog post, we offer some tips for preparing to submit applications that can be applied to a variety of situations, including applying for a BMW Management Company apartment. Sometimes little details can make all the difference, and being prepared helps lead to success. These are some steps to take for filling out applications that can help make the whole process go smoothly and lead to a positive outcome. (more…)
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