It’s hard to believe that February is here and that winter is still gripping Pewaukee, WI, but here at Saddle Brook we have reason to celebrate! Valentine’s Day is coming up, and it’s a holiday that’s all about love, so it’s sure to certainly perk us up. Today we have some ideas about how to decorate for the holiday, treats to make, and gifts to give.
The Saddle Brook apartment community offers a variety of amenities to our residents. Among them is the inclusion of an in-apartment washer/dryer which is so convenient—no running all over Pewaukee, WI trying to find the best laundromat, or waiting, waiting, waiting for a washing machine or dryer once you’re there. Today, we are sharing some laundry day tips.
When it comes to ringing in the new year we know you’ve got lots of options, whether you stay in for a quiet celebration in your Saddle Brook apartment or head out on the town in Pewaukee, or further afield in other Wisconsin cities. We’ve got some tips to help you jumpstart the evening, specifically if you decide to host a party at your home. It’s easy to come up with ideas for food and decorations, so we are focusing on games, activities, and the countdown — plus ideas about where to go, should you decide to go out on the town.
For many Americans, the coming of Thanksgiving means football, crafting, and eating, not to mention scouring the ads for the best Black Friday deals and getting a headstart on decking the halls. Amid the hustle and bustle, the why of Thanksgiving sometimes takes a back seat, so today’s blog post is a reminder that the reason for this very American holiday is to reflect on our blessings, give thanks for what we have, and express our gratitude.
October is acclaimed for Halloween with its ghosts, ghouls, witches, and general spookiness, but did you know that Halloween is also home to Make a Difference Day, Cookie Month, Popcorn Month, Get Organized Week, and Pet Peeve Week, all great topics, etc. (If you want more info, check out the link for other designations for day, week, and month for October.) While these are fun topics and Halloween reigns supreme, we thought it would be fun to focus on October being National Pizza Month in the Saddle Brook Blog this time.
Monday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) and the Saddle Brook Blog has some tips to help you sound like a pro in no time (well, you’ve got approximately two weeks to get it down). We’ll start with vocabulary and go from there.
If you’re going to successfully talk like a pirate, you need to have the proper pirate-y words in your vocabulary. To that end, we have done some research, and came across this gem of a glossary; it’s not just any old glossary, but a pirate themed glossary with designations for areas of the ship, financial terms, sailing, pirate history, famous pirates, places, and more. We think you will find it very helpful in gaining the appropriate vocabulary, especially the phrases section.
The summer heat is lingering into August, which means that a creamy, cool frozen treat may be just what is needed to soothe our heat-induced irritations. We have scoured the internet and found some awesome, easy-to-make popsicle recipes to share, but first, some general tips.
When the heat is up outside, an air-conditioned building is a welcome respite. But what to do while you are in? How about heading out for a movie night in Pewaukee? Summer is traditionally the time when studios release what they hope will become blockbuster hits. In today’s blog post we’ve got what’s due to hit theaters this month, plus some summer-themed movies from years past to watch at your Saddle Brook apartment. (more…)
While summer days can be very hot, the lower temperatures in the morning provide a prime time to be outside. At Saddle Brook apartments, one of the amenities we provide for our residents is a playground. With slides, swings, and ladders, the playground is a wonderful place for kids to hang out. There are also four parks within a few miles of Saddle Brook. (Check the Pewaukee, WI Parks and Recreation website for more information.) For today’s post, we rounded up some tips for using the playground.
Keep an Eye On Your Children
This should go without saying, but unfortunately, it does need to be said. We’ve all encountered that one parent or caregiver — you know the type, the one who pays more attention to cell phone or tablet than to the child in their care. Don’t be that person. Put away the cell phone or tablet and engage with your child, making sure that they’re not causing difficulties for anyone else.
Again, this is a playground basic, but it does sometimes get overlooked. If you are there by yourself, just you and your kids, then by all means let them swing for as long as they like. However, if the playground is getting crowded, be sure to promote taking turns. It’s a good opportunity to teach kids about sharing, too.
Prepare and take along a playground kit. A backpack makes a convenient container for everything. Include tissues, wet-wipes, band-aids, sunscreen, insect repellent, a plastic bag, and a small first aid kit. Having these items on hand will help you be prepared to deal with the little emergencies that often happen at the playground, so when little Katie falls and scrapes her knee you will be ready with a band aid and a kiss.
An outing to the playground or park can be a fun adventure, and following playground etiquette makes it better for everyone! Which park is your favorite to visit? Please share in the comments.
May brings warmer weather and a yearning for being outdoors. Perhaps on your next free weekend day you can pack up the car with some lawn games and a picnic and head off for an adventure. We’ve got some ideas for picnics and some lawn game suggestions. (more…)
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