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Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

Posted On: Monday, October 28th, 2019

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? If so, there’s no need to be spooked! Finding a last-minute Halloween costume doesn’t have to involve buying an overpriced costume at the pop-up Halloween store or showing up to the Halloween party costume-less. We’ve created a list of eight last-minute DIY Halloween costumes that are quick, inexpensive and festively fun.

Tacky Tourist - Transform yourself into a vacationer’s worst nightmare. Grab a colorful Hawaiian shirt, slip on some socks and sandals and add some tacky accessories like big sunglasses, a fanny pack or a bucket hat. Don’t forget the white paint to create the iconic, heavily-applied sunscreen nose.

Party Animal - Unleash your inner party animal by turning into one. Throw on some animal ears and coordinate your outfit color to match. Use makeup or paint to draw on a nose and whiskers and you’re ready to go wild (more…)

Healthy Habits for Cold and Flu Season

Posted On: Friday, October 25th, 2019

If you haven’t already noticed everyone coughing, sneezing and feeling miserable yet, you will soon because cold and flu season is here. While the arrival of cooler weather in the fall and winter months increase your chances of catching a cold or coming down with the flu, it doesn’t guarantee it. Incorporating some healthy habits ahead of time can help protect you from those cold and flu germs so you enjoy the upcoming seasons illness free!

Get a Flu Shot

The best way to prevent yourself from coming down with the flu is to get the flu vaccine. While flu viruses are detected year-round, activity tends to increase in the fall and winter months. It is recommended that everyone over the age of six months get a yearly flu shot to lower the risk of contracting the flu virus. Many clinics even offer discounted or free flu shots throughout the season to make sure everyone has the opportunity to stay protected and healthy. (more…)

Tips on Cooking for One

Posted On: Monday, September 30th, 2019

When living along, navigating weekly meals can be a hassle. Many recipes feed six people or more, and leftovers can only be eaten for so many days before becoming boring and repetitive. Lucky for you, cooking for one just got a whole lot easier. Follow these handy tips and you’ll become the master chef of your own kitchen.

Tip #1: Figure Out Your Cooking Style

Before you get cooking, it’s important to figure out what kind of cook you are. Are you someone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen, or are you someone who wants to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible? The type of chef you are will determine what you buy, how you shop and how you prepare meals for yourself. Remember, you’re cooking for you so make sure you are cooking how you prefer. (more…)

Fall Décor for Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Fall is in the air, which means it’s the season of pumpkins patches, falling leaves and cooler weather. Fall may be the season of change, but change doesn’t have to be limited to the outdoors. This year, celebrate the season of change by bringing fall into your CTBest apartment with festive fall décor. We’ve come up with a few easy tips to get you started.

Outdoor Elements

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to make your apartment feel like fall is to bring natural elements inside. Visit your local pumpkin patch and pick up some pumpkins and gourds in a variety of sizes or gather some pinecones, acorns and brightly colored leaves. Place these natural pieces around your apartment or come up with some fun DIY décor ideas such as a fall shadow box or pinecone garland. (more…)

Fun Fall Activities in Fairfield County

Posted On: Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Fall is officially here, and we can all agree that nothing compares to the beauty of New England falls! With the longest foliage season in New England, Connecticut is an ideal destination for fun fall activities. If you’re looking to add some fun festivities to your fall bucket list, check out these exciting activities happening nearby in Fairfield County.

Apple Picking

Whether you’re making apple pie, apple cider or just eating an apple for a healthy snack, no apple tastes better than one you pick yourself right from the source. For those looking to score some fresh apples this fall, head on over to Silverman’s Farm in Easton. Throughout September and into early October, visitors can take a tractor ride to the farm’s orchard to pick their own delicious apples. In addition to apple picking, Silverman’s also has a petting farm, country market, pumpkin patch, hayrides and more.
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Football Tailgating Tips

Posted On: Friday, September 13th, 2019

Football season is underway, which means that tailgating season is too! This unique tradition of fans coming together to eat, drink and mingle before the big game has become just as much of an event as the game itself. If you’re looking to host a tailgate party this football season, here are a few tips to ensure that it is touchdown-worthy.

Tip #1: Have a location.

The first step to a football tailgate is to have a location. Whether you plan on tailgating on a patch of grass, a parking lot or from the comfort of your own apartment, make sure your location accommodates the needs of you and your tailgating guests. (more…)

Seaside Living at Montoya Condominium Rentals

Posted On: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Apartment living by the beach? Say no more! City life isn’t for everyone and for many, nothing quite beats the quiet escape of seaside living. If this sounds like you, our Montoya Condominiums may just be the place to call home. Located in the quaint town of Branford just minutes away from Connecticut’s famed shoreline, Montoya Condominiums offers apartment-style living within a calm and peaceful seaside setting. It may not be your typical apartment rental, but its surely one you will enjoy.

Featuring one- and two-bedroom villas, as well as loft and townhome-style apartments, Montoya Condominiums offer spacious living spaces for a variety of different living situations. Unlike most city apartments, Montoya Condominiums welcomes residents with sprawling, landscaped grounds and private entrances within a quaint courtyard setting. (more…)

Get Out of the Summertime Slump

Posted On: Friday, September 6th, 2019

After a long, relaxing summer of warm temps, leisurely days and weekend getaways, it can be hard to get back into routine of work or school. If you fell into the notorious “summertime slump” this year, don’t worry! Here are a few tips to help you increase your productivity and get you back on track just in time for the start of the school year:

Tidy Up

A cluttered home often leads to a cluttered mind. If you’re looking to add some productivity back into your life, start by tidying up your surroundings. Instead of trying to clean your entire apartment, focus on the most important room or the place you plan to spend the most time. Eliminate distractions around you and organize your space in a way that will benefit you and your new routine. (more…)

Easy Entryway Ideas for Your Connecticut Apartment

Posted On: Monday, August 26th, 2019

A small entryway doesn’t mean that you can’t create a welcoming space that invites you and guests into your apartment. Whether you have a tiny hallway or an empty wall by your front door, there are plenty of ways to liven up your entryway that are both functional and flattering to your CTBest apartment.

 Start from the Ground Up

Define your entryway with rug for a stylish first impression. Not only does a rug help define a space, but it also adds color and visual appeal to your apartment. Choose a rug that is proportional to the size of the entryway and make sure to place a rug pad underneath to prevent the rug from sliding. (more…)

Add Color to Your CTBest Apartment

Posted On: Monday, July 29th, 2019

Nobody wants a bland, stark white apartment. While painting the walls might seem like the go-to option, this can be difficult or potentially not even allowed when you’re renting an apartment. Luckily, you don’t need paint to add color to your space. Put down the paintbrush and think outside the box! For some inspiration, here’s a few ideas to help you add color to your CTBest Apartment:

Hang a Tapestry

Why paint walls when you can easily create your own eye-catching wall décor with a colorful tapestry! The bright colors and patterns of tapestries are a quick way to add pops of color to an otherwise plain apartment wall. Hang a tapestry above your bed or behind a couch for a funky boho feel. (more…)