Summer Cooking in Your Deer Park Apartments

With summer around the corner, what do you plan to do with the free time you have in your Deer Park apartments? The best thing about summer approaching right around the corner is that there are going to be so many delicious fruits and vegetables in season. These foods are not only yummy and refreshing, but they’re also extremely nourishing to your body.

Here are some examples of vegetables in season this summer: radishes, cucumber, beets, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, garlic, corn, and rhubarb.

And here’s a list of fruits in season this summer: apricots, plums, cherries, blackberries, nectarines, strawberries, peaches, tomatoes, passion fruit, melon, lemons, and limes.

If you want to make use of these seasonal foods, consider pulling some ideas from AllRecipes.com. This is a great site where you can learn to make fabulous salads or fruit salads to stay healthy this summer. You can stock up on these goods at your local farmer’s market.

Here’s a recipe on how to make some delicious summer fish tacos:

Ingredients

1 medium ear sweet corn, husk removed
1 poblano pepper, halved and seeds removed
4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise
1 medium heirloom tomato, chopped
1/3 cup chopped red onion
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
3 tablespoons lime juice
8 taco shells, warmed
1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced

Directions

Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill corn and pepper, covered, over medium heat 10-12 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, sprinkle fish with salt. Grill fish and squash, covered, over medium heat 7-9 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork and squash is tender, turning once.
Cut corn from cob and place in a bowl. Chop pepper and squash; add to corn. Stir in tomato, onion, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice. Serve fish in taco shells; top with corn mixture and avocado slices.

How will you get your summer started? Make it a point to be as absolutely healthy as possible and support your local farmer’s market to help out Deer Park. The great food will support your body as you get ready for any adventure summer is about to bring your way. To share your recipes, feel free to write suggestions in the comments.

Fun Things to Do Near Your Deer Park Apartments

Has the transition of the seasons set in yet? If you’re like many of us, perhaps you got attached to your routine of staying indoors during the winter and the first part of the spring. But now that summer is on its way, it’s time to start thinking about fun things you can engage in around your apartments in Deer Park. Here’s a list of ten things you should consider doing for fun:

1. Go see a new release with a close friend or by yourself.
2. Cruise a local bookstore and pick up a new read.
3. Stop by a local art museum (or any museum, really) and educate yourself.
4. Meditate at a local park.
5. Sign up for a gym membership at a gym closest to you! Remember, summer is just around the corner.
6. Get some writing done at a coffee shop near your apartments.
7. Indulge in a fun day of shopping with a friend.
8. Go for a little hike or walk on a new path somewhere you’ve never been before.
9. See some live music. This is fun to do alone or with friends.
10. Sign up for a class on Groupon to expose yourself to something completely different.

How will you make Spring 2019 the most exciting one yet?

Creative Projects to Do in Your Deer Park Apartments

If you’re looking for something different to do this spring, why not indulge in some creative projects within the privacy of your apartment? Even if you aren’t normally a “creative type”, it’s definitely worth incorporating these types of activities in your life. You will benefit by minimizing your stress levels by discovering a new outlet with which to express yourself. Why not consider some of these ideas when it comes to centering yourself while creating something new?

1. Write something. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “writer” or it’s been a while, just take out a blank sheet of paper and write about whatever enters your mind. Write without judgment and interruptions, allowing yourself to get into the flow. You never know what will come up with.

2. Paint a picture. For inspiration browse Pinterest or Society6. If you want to paint, but unsure of where to start, this how-to from ThoughtCo will tell you everything you need to know.

3. Create some sounds and possibly a song on GarageBand, an app you can download on your phone or your computer.

Do you have any creative projects in the works? How will you stay entertained and busy this spring? Let us know in the comments!

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartments in Deer Park

With spring just around the corner coming up this March 20, be sure to get into the swing of spring cleaning just before. Here are some ideas of things you can do to make the most out of cleaning your apartment:

1. Start off by getting rid of trash and donating working things you don’t have use for anymore to the Goodwill, Salvation Army, or a friend that can use them. Remember, the idea is to create space to bring the good stuff in.
2. Be sure to swifter, sweep, vacuum, and mop, even in those tight spots that you usually don’t get to. This is the time of year to focus on deep cleaning, especially before allergy season kicks in and you can become privy to allergy attacks because of the loose dust particles floating around.
3. Make sure to clean your hands thoroughly after deep cleaning your bathroom. You can find everything you need to make sure your restroom is absolutely spotless for less than $30 at Target. Consider replacing old towels with new towels just to get rid of old bacteria.
4. Make a playlist you can jam out to while you clean. It’ll help you get in the zone and stay clean.
For some more spring cleaning tips, click here. Although tedious, spring cleaning doesn’t have to suck! Have fun and find your flow while you’re doing it.

Watch the Big Game Around Your Apartments in Deer Park

“The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.” Lewis Grizzard

Football is an interesting sport, but not everyone truly appreciates how special football is and how it brings people together. But if you look at the big picture, there definitely isn’t any other American sporting event that bonds unlikely friends like the Big Game. With the game coming up in just a few days, how will you watch it? At a bar down the street or at your apartments in Deer Park?

If your choice is the latter, make it a point to make your Deer Park apartments as comfortable as possible to enhance the spirit of watching football while appealing to your guests. Here are some suggestions on appetizers worth making that will certainly make the whole occasion more memorable.

We hope that the team you are rooting for wins and that you get to enjoy watching the Big Game from the comforts of your apartments in Deer Park!
As Terry Pratchett says, “The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.”

Winter Activities by Your Apartments in Deer Park

“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” – Gary Zukav

Winter is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy your apartments in Deer Park. You can take advantage of the cold weather outside and lock yourself inside to enjoy a book, musical album, or simply getting into an activity of your own.

Have you ever considered writing as something to pass the time or to use to express yourself? If it’s something that’s always intrigued you, check out this article to move past writer’s block and get started. You may have an entire book in yourself (or screenplay) just waiting to be enjoyed by all those around you, but you just need a little nudge and some guidance to get your creative juices flowing.
If you’re more interested in getting outdoors despite the cold and checking out what cool events Deer Park has to offer near your apartments, check out Eventbrite.

Whether you love winter or you don’t- it’s here- and it’s time to make the absolute best out of it!

Celebrate NYE Near Your Apartments in Deer Park

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come. Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
― Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency

New Year’s Eve is quickly approaching, so it’s time to sit down with your close ones and plan something out! Will you celebrate the fabulous transition from 2018 to 2019 in the comforts of your apartments in Deer Park or by going out? The possibilities are simply endless.

As you know, there’s a lot to do in Deer Park. If you need some ideas for inspiration, click here. This site tells you what’s going on just by putting in your zip code, so you can have a great time and travel as little away from your apartments as possible.

If you decide to have a modest night in with a few friends and family, click here to get some fantastic tips on making the most out a gathering at your home.

We hope that your New Year’s Eve is enjoyable and absolutely unforgettable!

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Deer Park

“Remember God’s bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!”– Henry Ward Beecher

Looking forward to making your Thanksgiving memorable this year? It’s always a great time of year because you get to reunite with old friends and family over a delicious meal. The question is- will you spend your Thanksgiving this year inside your apartments in Deer Park? Or would you rather go eat out at one of the many nice restaurants Deer Park has to offer?

If you decide to settle on staying in, then that’s great- your friends and family will get to enjoy the lovely comforts of your apartments. If you need some ideas on how to make this upcoming Thanksgiving particularly remarkable, consider checking out Pinterest to get some creative ideas on how to decorate your home.

And if you need some tips on savory recipes, check out this website.

What are you grateful this holiday season? Be sure to share in the comments below. Even if your year hasn’t gone exactly has you would have planned, there is something you can find to be grateful for. Just check out the comments below in case you can’t think of anything and remember, life has its ups and downs for most of us.

Local Haunted Attractions in Deer Park

“And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted — nevermore!” –Edgar Allen Poe

The great thing about Halloween is that it evokes this childlike wonder when it comes to uncovering different mysteries around us. Do you have plans this year for Halloween in Deer Park? If not, there are a variety of things you can do. You can either throw yourself a party or attend one- or better yet, attend a local haunted house!

Now, some cities may have more haunted houses than others so to get info on where you can find one near you, check out this website. Even if you have to travel a little further out of Deer Park, it’ll be worth it. Go all out this year and get caught up on scary stories and real haunted history about Deer Park.

So what will you do this year on October 31? If you’re keen to a spooky soundtrack to mark the countdown to Halloween or simply an upcoming Halloween party you’re attending or throwing, check this out. It’s a great album by Goblin, an eighties horror band that truly sets the ambience for anything scary.

How will you make this Halloween memorable? To look up local haunted attractions in and near Deer Park, click here. Go all out this year and get caught up on scary stories and real haunted history about your town.

Staycations in Deer Park

Don’t have the funds or time to take off work to travel far this year? Don’t fret. Treat yourself to a staycation. It’s the perfect way to get some fun and/or relaxation before you get pulled back into the momentum of work.

If you live in the Deer Park Crossing apartments, you can find a few spas/massage spots worth checking out with driving distance. Reserve a spot for you or you and your partner to get some body work done and put your mind at ease.

If you’d like to have an even more humble staycation, follow these tips here on how to make the best out of unwinding at home. And consider this quote by Maya Angelou that highlights the perks of investing in some leisure:

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”