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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Decorating with Color

    I read some amazing tips from the Country Living website that will instantly refresh your decor by trying out a few new color shades.  Given that most of our readers are apartment renters, these tips will accommodate those with limitations! I will be splitting up these ideas into five blog postings, one blog for each color. […]

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  • DIY

    Do It Yourself Nesting Ideas

    The current economic environment has made more Americans cut back on their expenses with many embracing the ‘do-it-yourself’ route; whether it is making your own coffee, trimming your own hair, etc.  More and more people are also starting to look at their living space and finding ways to improve it. So instead of buying a […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Apartment Communities Benefiting from Going Green

    I had an interesting conversation with Mike Whaling and Lisa Trosien on Twitter last week regarding the benefits for apartment communities going green during this economy.  A question was posed whether renters will actually see the benefit of apartment properties going green and therefore, pay the extra premiums associated with it.  According to the key […]

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  • HOME DÉCOR

    Low to NO Cost Makeovers for Your Apartment

    It’s time to get creative! If you’re decorating style is stuck in a rut but you have little to no money to do anything about it, check out these great ideas. Most don’t require you to purchase anything, just using things you already have in your house. But boy will these ideas do the trick! […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Nesting in these Economic Times

    We have noted in several of our previous posts how the tough economic times are proving difficult for businesses, but we really haven’t dived into the hardships affecting consumers…..you! Businesses are struggling because consumers are feeling the squeeze of the economy. You are forced to reevaluate your finances and reduce your disposable income.  In many […]

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  • FOOD & ENTERTAINING

    St. Patrick’s Day Cooking

    Are you planning on cooking this St. Patrick’s Day? Or perhaps you’re thinking about throwing a party?! Having a pot-luck at work? If you’re a little stumped on what to bring or what to cook this year, look at a few ideas I’ve just tossed together. There are some for the serious chef or for […]

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  • APARTMENT LIVING

    Integrated Marketing Strategies are a Must: 5 Ways For Rent Media Solutions™ Can Help

    Bob Dylan wrote the song, “The Times They Are A-Changin” and those words ring true in today’s market. The marketing landscape has changed and continues to change at a rapid pace. It’s now a Web 2.0 Marketplace- a techno-driven, media-fragmented environment populated by empowered consumers. In a world where YouTubeTM videos and Facebook friends are common cocktail conversations, building […]

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    How to Decorate Walls without Painting

    If you’re a renter you know the difficulties behind adding a little personality and color to your apartment. Restrictions like ‘no painting’ doesn’t allow for very much creative freedom. And given that your apartment is your space, your personal retreat from the rest of the world; it’s hard to be surrounded by bare white walls. […]

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  • DIY

    Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Going along with our ‘Homemade Valentine’s Day Cards’ blog, we thought we’d give you some ideas to make your Valentine’s Day gifts this year.  Even if this isn’t your main gift, doing something creative and from the heart means everything to your loved one! Here are a few craft ideas from About.com: Conversation Heart Frame […]

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  • HOME DÉCOR

    Home Décor Trends for 2009

    Feeling inspired to decorate this year? As you may have read, decorating your apartment was number four on our ‘10 New Years Resolutions for Renters’ blog.  So we’re here to provide you with the styles in home décor in 2009, getting inspiration in pattern, environment and texture. See for yourself… 1. The Devil Wears Prada: […]

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