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I was in Pier 1 Imports the other day picking up my new dishes and what did I see? Fall decorations AND Halloween decorations…already. It felt like when Hallmark puts out Valentine’s Day cards in October and grocery stores put out Easter candy in February. I shook my head and giggled slightly. I may or may not have thrown in an unnoticeable eye roll. But then it hit me. It’s almost fall and technically Halloween, the way this year has flown by, will be here before any of us realize it. Then the excitement set in. I love fall. Like seriously love it.  If it was something I could marry, I would.  The last few mornings I was able to walk out on my patio and feel that slight chill in the air that makes me so content with life.

So what I am going to do is give you a little fall, a little early. That way you’re prepared and fall into the spirit (get it?!).

Fall Decor Idea

Chevron Painted Pumpkins Photo Credit : www.interiorsbystudiom.com

Chevron Painted Pumpkins
Photo Credit : http://www.interiorsbystudiom.com

Now either we are ourselves or have that one Aunt who changes out the decor for every season and every single holiday. Whether you do or not, you can certainly appreciate adding just a touch of the season to your home. It can be the tiniest shift in your decor to a wall-to-wall makeover. Hey, who are we to judge? Southern Living has awesome ideas from tablescapes to small touches of things you can do to incorporate fall themes into your home. Stay classy, Southern Living. I personally am obsessed with painted pumpkins like the ones above. They make me feel fancy.

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Solana Beach Pizza Port photo credit to pizzaport.com

Solana Beach Pizza Port photo credit to pizzaport.com

So if you’ve lived in Northern San Diego for a while, you know you’ve heard of Pizza Port.  Since moving to San Diego 12 years ago I had heard the name over and over and had even seen their signature beers all over the place.  Only recently was I finally able to dine at Pizza Port and if definitely met expectations.  My first expectation was that it would be crowded, so we showed up early.  There was a small line when we got there, but by the time (more…)

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When you leased your apartment, one of your favorite features was the beautiful swimming pool and now that summer is here, you are excited to finally have the opportunity to use it. A fun and relaxing day at the pool can quickly turn into a nightmare if you or those around you are not following proper pool etiquette. As a competitive swimmer growing up and a pool manager for 4 years, I have seen my fair share of do’s and dont’s around a pool deck.

Photo provided by Camden Boca Raton

  Photo provided by Camden Boca Raton

 

With that being said, I have come up with a quick list to help you have a safe and happy summer pool side:

Save the Running and Jumping for the Track Field-

There are people of all ages at the pools at times. Be cautious of little kids that might not be as stable on their feet. Pool decks become very slippery when wet so to avoid any accidents, limit the amount of running and jumping inside the pool area. A stubbed toe or skinned up knee can put a damper on your summer fun!

Photo provided by Camden Copper Square.

Photo provided by Camden Copper Square.

Guest Limit-

The typical standard for Camden communities is 2 guests at the pool with the residents. The pools at our communities are designated for our residents first and for most. We want to make sure to not over crowd the pools with non-residents. Also, make sure that your guest know the pool rules and abide by them. With that, also keep in mind how your music and voices can travel. If you bring a portable radio, keep the music level to a moderate level to not disturb the residents around you.

Photo provided by Camden Gaines Ranch

Photo provided by Camden Gaines Ranch

Clean Up- 

Make sure when you are done for the day that you clean up the area around you. A member of the Camden maintenance staff will clean up the pool area in the morning before the pools open but be mindful that trash and messes attract ants and bugs. You wouldn’t want to come to the pool and find that the table, chairs and pool deck are cluttered with trash and messes. Help us keep our Camden pools beautiful!

Photo provided by Camden Amber Oaks

Photo provided by Camden Amber Oaks

No Glass Bottles-

My biggest pet peeve is when people bring glass bottles to the pool. I feel like people do not realize how dangerous it is when glass breaks on a pool deck. Broken glass and bare feet make for a painful combination. Also, did you know that if a bottle breaks and pieces of glass go into the pool, you have to empty all of the water out to pool to collect all of the broken pieces? Please bring your beverages to the pool in plastic cups or aluminum cans!

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Photo provided by Camden Main & Jamboree.

It is hard to believe that summer is almost half way over, so get out to your community swimming pool and enjoy yourself! Just remember these helpful tips to make the summer pool experience a happy and fun one!

 

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I can think of many wonderful things to do in the City of Fort Lauderdale, after all it is a beautiful part of South Florida to visit. From the sunny beaches to the swampy marshes, you can never run out of places to see and have fun.  Below are some of my personal favorites. (more…)

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Dream picnic from thetrentonline.com

My two favorite things: the outdoors and eating.  I can’t believe I never put the two and two together in my head but this just spells out picnic.  A picnic is such a cost effective fun way to enjoy the outdoors and take some time to just sit and take it in.  From my experiences I would like to share a few tips for easy enjoyable picnicking.

1)      For starters, keep it simple!  Some of the simplest snacks (more…)

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Myself and the awesome maintenance staff at Deerfield

Myself and the awesome maintenance staff at Deerfield

A smile a day will keep the rain away! Always keeping positive thoughts will not only help you throughout the day but can possibly help someone else. During the holidays it is easy to be jolly but what about after the New Year? Being a good person does not require much work but often times we all can forget. I am challenging all of our readers and myself to begin the 40 days of kindness challenge! I have a few ideas to help you get started! Simple enough to get us all revved up with kindness!

Tip 1: SMILE! It is easy to complain about the day to day mishaps? But we will try to turn the frown upside down! Smile at everyone! Camden believes we have the BEST residents and we love to see our residents happy! Meeting everyone with a smile is the best way to start things off on the right foot!
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This week is Girl Scout Week! The kickoff is always on the Saturday and ending on March 12, the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.

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