There’s nothing like coming home to the smell of apple pie cooking in the oven, peppermint in your drinks, and the scent of pine from a fresh tree. These are constant reminders that the holidays are here, and that love, peace and joy are upon us. But let’s be real here, these reminders come with a huge price tag! So how do we enjoy these things, when your mental state is ‘buddy the elf,’ but your pocket state is ‘ballin on the dollar menu at McDonalds?’ Luckily for you, I am here with some easy and affordable tips and tricks to make your apartment a winter wonderland this holiday!
Smell is the strongest of our 5 senses! Try lighting some Holiday scented candles around the apartment to add that special touch when your friends walk in. We would all love to have cookies baking in the oven 24/7 but try boiling a pot of water with fresh cranberries and pine to make your home smell like the holidays. Walmart also sells budget friendly scented candles that smell like a fresh cut trees or a warm apple pie that is fresh from the oven.
If you have not heard of Pintrest, you are in for something special! Pintrest has hundreds of DIY projects that you can use old things stored in your closet, or dollar store wonder items. Pro tip: Popsicle sticks are always a cheap and fun way of creating festive ornaments, or making snowflakes to hang from the ceiling.
Give these tricks a go this year to make your apartment look and smell like a winter wonderland without breaking the bank!
The days are getting shorter and the Netflix binges are getting longer. As the winter months are upon us, we know most days will be spent inside cuddled up on the couch. While studying for those mid-terms and finishing your favorite series, for the 3rd time, don’t forget to check out some new shows and movies that have been featured this November:
Charlotte’s Web (2006)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Men in Black (1997)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Scary Movie (2000)
Silent Hill (2006)
Stranger (Season 1)
The Bittersweet (1940)
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
The Reader (2008)
The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
To Rome with Love (2012)
Under Arrest (Season 7)
Undercover Grandpa (2017)
Where the Day Takes You (1991)
All About the Money (2017)
It’s Not Yet Dark (2016)
Ten Percent (aka Call My Agent!) (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Alias Grace (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Eventual Salvation (2008)
The Big Family Cooking Showdown (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
The Homesman (2014)
The Veil (2016)
The Dinner (2017)
Dizzy & Bop’s Big Adventure: The Great Music Caper (2009)
Fate/Apocrypha (Part 1) Netflix Original Series
Killing Ground (2016)
P. King Duckling (Season 1)
Project Mc²: Part 6 Netflix Original Series
The Journey Is the Destination (2016)
Blazing Transfer Students (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Dinotrux Supercharged (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Glitter Force Doki Doki (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Lady Dynamite (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Mea Culpa Netflix Original Movie
The Killer Netflix Original Movie
Long Time Running (2017)
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
DeRay Davis: How To Act Black Netflix Original Movie
Lockup: State Prisons (Collection 1)
A Christmas Prince Netflix Original Movie
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated
Mention of Tony Clifton Netflix Original Movie
Longmire: Final Season Netflix Original Series
Luna Petunia (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
Marvel’s The Punisher Netflix Original Series
Mudbound Netflix Original Movie
Red, White, Black, Blue Odyssey (2017)
Santa Claws (2014)
Shot in the Dark (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Spirit: Riding Free (Season 3) Netflix Original Series
Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Beat Bugs: All Together Now Netflix Original Series
Brian Regan: Nunchucks and Flamethrowers Netflix Original Standup Special
Saving Capitalism Netflix Original Documentary
The Case for Christ (2017)
Cherry Pop (2017)
Godless Netflix Original Series
The Boss Baby (2017)
She’s Gotta Have It (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Cuba and the Cameraman Netflix Original Documentary
Frontier (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
The Many Faces of Ito (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Trailer Park Boys: Out of the Park: USA (Season 1) Netflix Original Series
Broadchurch (Season 3)
Darkness Rising (2017)
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (Season 7 Part 2)
Glitch (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
Good Morning Call (Season 2) Netflix Original Series
With Labor Day just a few days away, it is official…summer is coming to an end.
Hopefully you finished filling your bucket list, because as the fun of summer sets in the distance the fun of the new school year rises.
It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that the start of school was a combination of the excitement of back to school shopping and the anxiety of a new classroom.
This year anxiety is replaced with just excitement. This is your year. This year, you can do anything. Set your goals high and achieve them. Then, set them higher and watch as you impress even yourself.
There’s a new year in front of you and we are here to help you have the full University of Arizona student housing experience while you are in Tucson!
Be sure to check out our September events calendar in the office to get your year off to an exciting start!