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Mar 17

March Madness Slam Dunks

We are just a 3-point shot away from what promises to be an exciting basketball season. Here are some ideas to take your March Madness season to the next level.

If you haven’t yet filled out your bracket challenge online, it’s time to get your predictions on the table. There are lots of bracket apps out there, but we love this one by the NCAA for its simplicity.

When you’re looking for a fast break in the kitchen, take the easy layup with these delicious DIY wing recipes. You’ll be the all-star at your party when you bring these off the bench.

If you’re really taking it to the next level this March, why not show up to the game or the sports bar wearing one of these fun morph suits? Show your true colors as you go down the stretch as the one-color wonder of the party.

9
Feb 17

Our Top Valentine’s Gifts & Goodies for 2017

Happy couple jump together and make a heart symbol of light manifesting their love. Romantic sunset sky, Valentines Day.

Can’t decide what to do for your special someone this year? Check out some of our favorite lovey-dovey gifts for Valentine’s 2017.

Whether it is the nostalgia or the sugar rush, we love our Valentine’s sweets. From bacon peanut butter cups and heart-shaped chocolate lollipops, to beer & pretzel caramels, we are loving these delectable treats. Look here for our sweet suggestions!

Is there a better way to kick off Valentine’s day than to wake up to a room filled with balloon hearts? We don’t think so! Check out for our favorite Valentine’s decorations! Sparkly, smiley, shiny red, and candy heart themed balloons will soon fill our ceiling space as we celebrate love this year!

Looking for a cheesy, cute, fun, or just flat-out lovable gift? The Vermont Teddy is perfect for any occasion! Still single? No worries, buy yourself something soft and cuddly for the best Valentine’s day ever!

16
May 16

A Brief History of Memorial Day

A Brief History of Memorial DayMemorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and it’s very common for friends and families to mark the day with the first barbecue of the summer. But before it was the harbinger of summer, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day, the day to visit the cemetery and decorate the graves with flowers, and for veterans with flags, noting their service to our country. (more…)

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May 16

Bicycles, Feasting, and Music — Irving’s May Events

Bicycles, Feasting, and Music — Irving’s May EventsIrving has some delightful events coming up this month including the Annual Bicycle Fest, The Taste of Irving, and a Chicago Tribute Band as part of Irving’s Friday Evening Concert Series. Check out the details below. (more…)

18
Apr 16

Coming Up in Irving

Coming Up in Irving It’s April and the summer heat hasn’t hit yet, so now is the perfect time to be out and about. We’ve rounded up some things to do and places to go that you may want to give a try, from concerts to art exhibits. (more…)

4
Apr 16

Celebrate! It’s National Pecan Day

Celebrate! It’s National Pecan DayWhat do welding, poetry, guitars, volunteers, and pecans have in common? They are all designated to be celebrated in the month of April. But today we won’t be talking about welding or guitars, or even poetry, but pecans. April is National Pecan Month, and there are plenty of places near Irving where you can get pecans. (more…)

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Mar 16

Hosting Guests at The Arbors of Las Colinas, Part II

Hosting Guests at The Arbors of Las Colinas, Part II
Last time we talked about tips for entertaining overnight guests at your Arbors of Las Colinas apartment in Irving. It can get hectic when you add extra people, and all their stuff, to an already busy life. These ideas will be helpful to maintain your schedule, even with guests in the house; especially if they are there for an extended period of time.
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Mar 16

Hosting Guests at The Arbors of Las Colinas, Part I

Hosting Guests at The Arbors of Las Colinas, Part I It’s spring break, and your sister calls to see if she can come spend a few days with you in Irving. Of course you say yes, because you love seeing family — but where are you going to put her? Today’s post is all about hosting guests at your Arbors of Las Colinas apartment. So first things first: relax, it will all work out, and you’ll be creating fun memories. We have gathered up some tips to make the experience go well.
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12
Feb 16

Hot Drinks and Good Reads at the Arbors

Hot Drinks and Good Reads at the Arbors
February is here, and even though it’s a short month, winter days can seem to drag on and on, but help is on the way. Curl up with a warm drink and a good book and lose track of the time, and February winter days will slip by quickly, and the next thing you know, it will be March and the promise of spring will be in the air. To help you out, we’ve provided a recipe for making your own Hot Cocoa at your Arbors of Las Colinas apartment, and a link to lots of other hot beverage ideas, and we have recommended some excellent books in a variety of genres. Enjoy!
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Feb 16

Tips to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Arbors of Las Colinas

Tips to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Arbors of Las Colinas
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and images of cupid are popping up in advertisements everywhere. Traditionally the day for lovers, Valentine’s Day means different things to everyone. For some it’s all about couples, for others it’s recognizing friends and family members with tokens of love, for kids it’s often about getting the most valentine’s cards, yet for others, it is a reminder of being single (a state which can be celebrated or commiserated with, depending on the person). Whatever your take on the date, the actual history behind Valentine’s day is interesting.
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