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Healthy Swaps to Make This Year at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving isn’t just about excess eating, here are some healthy choices you can make this year.

Halloween is over (perhaps you dressed as a Spice Girl this year?) and now we shift our focus to the upcoming holidays. Not all of us are lucky enough to live in an apartment community in DuPage Count...
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Three Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Whether you're going to a Halloween party or prepping for trick-or-treaters here are some easy costume ideas

Halloween as a kid meant awesome costumes of your favorite characters, trick-or-treating around your neighborhood and maybe a mildly scary movie edited for time with commercials (looking at you Hocus ...
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5 Amazing Places to Visit this Fall

Trade in your flip flops for cozy socks and see what is near your apartment in DuPage County!

Say goodbye to grilling on your private patio or lounging on the sundeck and hello to cozy nights at the fire pit and cool breezes. It’s fall in the Midwest! Whether you want a bushel of freshly picke...
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Sep 30

Save Money & Make Your Apartment More Energy Efficient

Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be hard. These 10 tips will help you reduce your energy usage and save some money along the way.

Shrinking your carbon footprint and saving money on utilities doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. Whether you’re in it for the environment, money, or both, you can become more energy efficient ...
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Aug 21

Top 7 Tips for Farmers Markets

Local farmers markets can be a bit overwhelming, but with these 7 tips you can make the most out of your time and money.

Farmers markets are a fantastic way to support local business and get the best quality ingredients to nourish your body. Food that’s minimally processed and as fresh as can be tends to taste the best,...
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Aug 1

Family Friendly Summer Activities in DuPage County

Looking for things to do in this summer? This list details indoor and outdoor activities in DuPage County for kids and adults.

When the kids are out of school for the summer, parents are challenged with filling their days with fun, and sometimes educational activities. DuPage County offers a a variety of attractions to get yo...
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Jul 16

Summer Grilling Ideas Other than Burgers and Hot Dogs

Want to cook more than burgers and dogs on your grill this summer? Here’s 5 dishes, including veggie and vegan options, to get the creativity flowing.

For most Americans summer goes hand-in-hand with grilling season. As soon as the weather starts to warm up our mouths start watering thinking about backyard BBQs or burgers and brats cooked on your ap...
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Jun 27
Most people don’t think about a garden is possible when they live in an apartment. Having a green thumb is not a required because setting up a herb garden is fairly easy.  Although the appeal of lush ...
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May 31