How to Choose an Area Rug for Your Apartment

In many instances, an area rug can be the missing ingredient to an apartment’s otherwise perfectly decorated living room or dining room. Rugs can add proverbial and literal warmth to a space, as well as impact its design. If you think an area rug should be your next furnishing purchase but you’re not sure where to start, follow the tips outlined in this guide.
Know your budget
Set a budget for an area rug well in advance of buying one. Don’t skimp here. If having an area rug you can enjoy for several years is important to you, it is important to buy the […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

7 Green Living Tips for Winter that Won’t Compromise Your Comfort

Winter is in full swing. Hopefully you’ve managed to stay comfortable thus far, and ideally without boosting your energy consumption too much. If you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, follow these tips for eco-friendly winter living that won’t force you to choose between freezing and wearing five layers indoors.
1. Nudge down the thermostat
Challenge yourself to keep your thermostat just two degrees cooler than you normally do in the winter. You shouldn’t feel a huge difference, but the environment will notice your efforts. Offset the change in temperature by drinking more hot beverages and using throw blankets more often. If you […]

By |January 19th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

Best Places for Ice Skating and Buying Ice Skates around Austin

Austin’s outdoor ice skating rinks have closed for the season, but the metro area has a couple indoor rinks where you can glide around year-round. If you include San Antonio, even more options open up. Here is a list of places you can ice skate and purchase ice skates in the greater Austin area.
Chaparral Ice
Located in North Cross Mall, Chaparral Ice is Austin’s premier year-round ice skating venue. The family owned and operated skating business is highly regarded and involved in the community. It’s a great place to learn to skate, go for a public skate session, or throw a […]

By |January 18th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

7 Best Places for Ice Skating in Seattle

The Seattle area has already received more snowfall this year than usual. Winterfest at the Seattle Center has wrapped up for the season. In spite of this, and regardless of whether the Puget Sound continues its winter wonderland sort of year, you can create seasonal memories ice skating in Seattle at one of these indoor rinks.
Highland Ice Arena
Highland Ice Arena has been a popular place to learn to ice skate and hone ice skating skills for 55 years. Affordable group rates and free skating for children celebrating birthdays at Highland make it a top birthday party venue. The Shoreline arena is a 25-minute drive from the […]

By |January 16th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

10 Best Pillows for a Good Night’s Sleep

Are you a restless sleeper? Do you often wake up with a stiff or sore neck? There’s a chance you can solve your sleeping woes simply by switching out the pillow you currently use with one carefully selected for your body’s kinks and sleeping preferences. We’ve done some research, and come up with ten pillows that could help you get a better night’s sleep.
Bedgear Dawn 1.0 Performance Pillow
This pillow doesn’t come cheap, but it sure is revolutionary. Ver-Tex fabric deflects heat and helps the pillow stay cool all night long. The Bedgear Dawn pillow conforms to any shape you imprint into […]

By |January 13th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments