Abberly Green Apartments October 2012 Newsletter

Dates to Remember

October 6- Downtown Mooresville Wiener Race

October 8- Columbus Day

October 12- Live in the ‘115 Outdoor Music Series, 5:00-9:30pm.

October 13- Movies on Main featuring The Lorax, 10:00am

Mid October- Scarecrows in the Park- drive by the corner of Main Street & Moore Avenue to see the creative scarecrow creations!

October 24- Abberly Green’s Monster Mash from 6:00 to 8:00pm

October 31- Halloween

October 31- Downtown Trick or Treat, Businesses hand out candy, dress up and have fun! 3-5pm


What's On Your Mind?

We hope that you love living at Abberly Green! Please let us know of anything you may need, things that we could do better, things that you love at Abberly Green or any ideas of a service that you would like us to offer or improve on. We really do care about your happiness.

We understand that your lives get busy and you forget to tell us things that you have been meaning to bring to our attention. Please let us know, your input does matter to us. At this same time, we are going to be collecting your e–mail addresses so that we can make sure that everyone in your home is receiving our newsletter.

We would really like some feedback from you on your happiness at Abberly Green. We have created a survey to let us know what you think about your community. Please take a few moments to complete, click here. Your feedback is very, very important to us.

For more information about what’s going on at Abberly Green and in your community:



Community Bulletin Board

Abberly Green has an area on our website where you can list items you want to sell. If you look under resources on LiveAbberlyGreen.com, you will see a drop down screen that will say Community Bulletin Board.

From here you can list items that you want to sell. There is a place where you can post job opportunities, events through the area, etc.

It is free and we will publicize the items for you. Take advantage of this service we offer. We want to make sure that we are constantly working on things that will make life easier for you. If you have any suggestions, feel free to let us know.


Rent vs. Buy: Choosing to Rent

Despite the low interest and low home prices many would-be homeowners have hesitated to buy a home. People still don’t think they’ve seen the bottom of the real estate market.

With prices so low, ownership is no longer the cash cow it was in the boom years. In an anemic economic recovery, many Americans don’t know where they’ll be in five years, let alone the ten or more it would take to sell a home at a profit. Banks, burned from the foreclosure mess, are reluctant to loan.

Given the risks of home ownership, renting is no longer just the province of young people and the poor. It is not uncommon for real estate lawyers and financial planners to get numerous phone calls a day from people asking for advice on whether to rent or buy.

With more and more Americans delaying or eschewing home ownership altogether, we are seeing a rise in those who want to and are choosing to rent.

But for many, renting is not a compromise, it is an improvement over what they could afford if they were to buy a home. Renters can live where they work and live in apartments with pools and fitness centers.

At Abberly Green, apartments in Mooresville, NC, the lifestyle you've been hoping for can now become a reality.

Abberly Green provides the community ambiance your lifestyle demands in a setting that has everything you need and want close at hand. Contact us.

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Original recipe makes 12 muffins

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until smooth. Spoon equal amounts of batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean.

How to Transition Your Apartment Decor From Summer to Fall

Light a scented candle or decorate with twigs and colorful leaves to help transition your apartment’s decor from summer to fall.

If you look outside, it’s clear that summer is quickly turning into fall: the temperatures are cooler, leaves are beginning to sport different colors and the days are growing significantly shorter. While we welcome this time of year for a number of obvious reasons, the changing of the seasons can also provide an opportunity to give the décor in your apartment a fresh, new face. Read on to find our tips for transitioning your apartment’s décor from summer to fall.

Keep It Clean

Spring shouldn’t be the only time when your apartment gets a deep and thorough cleaning. So before you settle onto your couch for the remainder of the season, make sure to clear out the cobwebs so you have a fresh, clean space to hunker down into during winter.

Focus on Color

During the spring and summer, we tend to decorate with bright colors like turquoise, yellow and coral and use lightweight fabrics like linen and cotton, but this décor scheme doesn’t tend to fly in the cooler months. So update your apartment’s décor by swapping out these accents for darker, fall-appropriate earth tones. If you have a neutral-colored couch, add throw pillows in colors like burnt orange, deep red and olive green. Switch your gauzy window treatments with heavier ones that will still let light in while keeping warmth inside your home.

Souped Up

It’s no secret that cool-season foods are some of the best reasons for the changing season. Soups, stews and pies bring us the request smells of fall: warm, spicy and savory. So if you look forward to cooking during this time of year, make sure your pantry is stocked with ingredients so you can whip up your fall favorites in no time.

Scentsational

Alternatively, if your culinary skills aren’t quite up to par but you still enjoy the scents of fall, you can create your own home fragrance to fill up your apartment with a warm and cozy aroma. Bring a cup of apple cider and a cup of water to a simmer in a small saucepan on your stove. Toss in a tablespoon of ground cinnamon and a few cloves and before you know it, your home will be filled with a spicy, apple pie fragrance.

Lighten Up

With the daylight hours getting shorter and shorter every day, you’ll want to keep things bright inside your apartment by turning up the lighting. Setting up mood lighting is one of the easiest ways to make your apartment feel warm and cozy, whether you’re having a dinner party with friends and neighbors or just settling in for a night of reading. To brighten up a small space like a bathroom sink or a fireplace mantle, a row of tea lights, either placed individually or contained in a trough, can really go a long way. If you have more room to work with, like a dining room table or an end table, a cluster of lanterns makes a great centerpiece.

Nature Calls

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on purchasing fall décor, simply turn to the outdoors for inspiration. Take a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood or in a local park and see what the season brings you. A bundle of fallen twigs wrapped up with a pretty bow would look great in an entry way or next to a fireplace, while a simple white ceramic bowl can be filled with pumpkins and seasonal gourds to place on a coffee table.

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