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This blog is totally inspired by my awesome Assistant Manager, Gina Grogan. Gina is not only our powerhouse Assistant Manager at Camden Phipps, but she is always on the right track as far as eating habits despite my love for food, somewhat persistent suggestions to eat all things comforting, and full of calories.

One day my foodie powers were no match for Gina’s commitment to healthy snacking. I was in one of my normal moods for something crunchy, salty, and smothered in chocolate. I quickly resorted to thinking I should take a chocolate run for a giant box of Nestle’s Buncha’ Crunch, just as Gina suggested, of all things, Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters. Can you believe it? “Skinny Cow? No way! I can’t! I won’t!,” I proclaimed to Gina. If you know Gina, you know she has the sweetest little voice no matter how pumped a person may be. She looked at me with eyeballs, like the cat from Puss in Boots and sweetly said, “Just try them.”

I apprehensively took the bag from her, pretended to struggle with the sealed package, which prompted a little “really!?” look from Gina. I had already prepared myself for some overly healthy, wheat tasting, protein packed flavor of chocolate. I took one of the chocolate morsels out of the bag and to my surprise I had bitten into my new go-to chocolate snack. The taste was just as amazing as the calorie count! Gina dug deep, found her inner five-year old and said to me, “Told ya’” right before proceeding to lease yet another apartment. That day was her day, needless to say. I even think she had her new uniform on!

Buncha' Crunch (left) Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters (right)

Buncha’ Crunch (left) Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters (right)

Thanks to Gina, I’ve begun switching out more of my not so good snacks for healthier options.

For example, I adore cupcakes. I found a much lighter option in Angie’s Vanilla Cupcake
Kettle Corn. The light sweetness and salt are reminiscent of the butter and vanilla used when baking a cake. Simply divine! Hurry and grab this snack because it’s normally only around during the Valentine’s Day holiday or order some Angie’s Popcorn online.

Angie's Kettle Corn (left) Vanilla cupcake (right)

Angie’s Kettle Corn (left) Vanilla cupcake (right)

Another snack I’ve switched is my obsession with banana nut muffins. I’ve found that the Banana Nut deliciousness put together by the folks over at Quaker will do just fine. I save 40 to 50 calories each time I make the swap.

Krusteaz Banana Nut muffins (right) Quaker Banana nut bar (right)

Krusteaz Banana Nut muffins (right) Quaker Banana nut bar (right)

I’m sure you may switch out snacks or opt for healthier eats to regulate your snack cravings too. What are some of your favorite snack swap?

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MyCamden.com is one of my favorite things about being a Camden resident, and Camden employee. This exclusive website is great for networking, making friends with neighbors, and advertising. Most recently, the residents of Camden Fairfax Corner have banded together and started a monthly book club. They meet in each other’s apartments to discuss the book and enjoy wine and food.

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The New Year is upon us and I wanted to come up with a pretty nifty plan to maintain a sense of tranquility as often as possible, and most importantly to spoil myself. Below I’ve listed 10 easy ways you can transform your abode into your very own milieu of serenity.

1. Light aromatic candles. Choose tranquility scents such as Bath & Body Works’ Lavender Vanilla or my favorite Eucalyptus spearmint.
2. Take a hot bubble bath. Throw in some deliciously scented bath bombs by popular cosmetic line, Lush. Choose a scent you’re comfortable having permeate your home, as these bath bombs are off the charts on the scent-o-meter.
3. After a long day and hot shower place two slices of cucumber on your eyes for a cooling stress reliever.
4. Give your skin an appeasing treat by opting for a Body Butter instead of your day to day lotion.
5. Create your own infused water by adding your favorite fruit and/or veggies to a pitcher of water and ice. Place the pitcher of water in the fridge overnight.
6. Add a relaxing music mix to your collection such as the sound of waves.
7. Light candles, turn on a small table top water machine, and enjoy a nice book or nap.
8. Wrap up in a robe and moisture lock socks after a hot bath.
9. Add the slices of 5 lemons to your bath water to help pull toxins out of the skin, uplift your spirit, and even your skin tone.
10. Take time for you!

Happy relaxing!

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One of the many reasons I love my job is because I am able to get involved with charities and organizations that could use a helping hand. Camden is no stranger to giving back to our communities and we all are known for getting our hands dirty from time to time when we do so. The latest venture we are working on is to benefit local animal shelters surrounding the Las Vegas area and Camden Communities. (more…)

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Fabulous Fall!

Fabulous Fall!

 

This time of year is the bestest! (yes I just created that word!) The autumn season is right after the heat of summer and before the chill of the holiday season which is around the corner! Between the fashionable boots and scarves and the colorful leaves, who could not love this time of year? Depending on where you live, the weather is near perfect! In the morning in here at Camden Atlanta the sun is shining and the air is cool! By the afternoon it is warmer but the evening it is brisk outdoors. This weather is perfect for so many outdoor activities which I narrowed down just for you! (more…)

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“Guided by our Values, we are committed to being the best multifamily company by providing Living Excellence to our residents.”

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Camden Man saved the day at our meeting of the Camden Crusaders
#BeTheHero

Camden’s mission statement harnesses so much power in just one simple sentence. The one word that really jumps out in this statement is Value. Value signifies Importance and Integrity. Our own personal Value is a superpower that can be mastered with practice.

Let me start off by mentioning the most recent book I’ve had my nose in – The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. These agreements are like superpowers, superpowers that I witnessed at the last meeting of the Camden Superheroes. If you are able to master the power of these four agreements I believe that your personal value will shine through just like it does with our Camden Crusaders. (more…)

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It’s hard to believe that it is almost time for Back-To-School again. The stores are already starting to roll out the hot items for fall for college dorm rooms. Though I am 5 years past college, I still get excited when I see the giant yellow pencil hanging from the ceiling at Target. Many students are unable to get into the student housing provided by the university, so they are moving into our great apartment homes at Camden. Whether you are a student, or not, here are the latest trends in home décor for your apartment home!

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fireworks on the water    I absolutely L-O-V-E Festivals or live events!!! People always ask how I constantly have the time to go find info on just about any event our city has. Well, I live in one of the largest cities in the nation so, naturally, I’m always looking for something different to do. Going to the mall or movies is great buuuut it’s a once in awhile kind of thing. My biggest turn-this-car-around button is a huge crowd! I don’t have the patience for them! Kudos to all of you who do and can brave any sale or “new release” but I cringe at the sight of a line or a packed body-on-body aisle (unless I’m at concert!!). That is why I always have my ear to the ground and eyes peeled for any hint at something exciting and new to do! The biggest key to staying in the “know” about such things is to…

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It’s my Birthday!! What Can I get for Free!! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Everyone enjoys getting things for free especially on your Birthday!! April is my birthday month and so I started to research birthday clubs that I can sign up for to get free items. I was amazed by all that I found. I almost think I need to make myself a list and a map so I can try to hit as many locations as possible on my big day! I’m going to start at Starbucks as I always need my morning pick me up to get my day started.
I always knew that most restaurants that you go to will gladly embarrass you and sing you Happy Birthday and bring you a free dessert. However I have discovered that you can get free meals from and gift cards as well. At Red Robin when you sign up for the red royalty program at RedRobin.com you can get a free Burger during your birthday month. Denny’s and IHOP will give you a free breakfast on your actual birthday. Benihana will give you a gift certificate for $30 dollars off your meal. Jersey Mikes will give you a free drink and submarine sandwich on your actual birthday.
If you are interested in getting loaded up on sweets you have a plethora of locations that you can visit. Baskin Robbins, Coldstone, and Pinkberry all give you a delicious dessert on your big day. Del Taco will give you a free shake.
If you are in CA and you have a love for adventure then you have to try the Catalina flyer you can ride for free on your birthday round trip! Or if you are into skiing then Bear Mountain will let you ski for free on your birthday. Also if you are in the mood to cheer loud then you have to attend a Medieval Times show. If you want to keep it to yourself then Redbox will rent you a free DVD on your birthday.
If retail therapy gets you excited then Sephora and Smashbox both will offer you free makeup or a product of their choice. I thought it was interesting that the large chains like K-mart offer you a $5 dollar off coupon. CVS gives you extra care bucks. Victoria’s Secret gives you a $10 gift card to use towards whatever you want. (more…)

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April is here which means spring has arrived! Even though the weather may not be reflecting the season, it doesn’t mean your wardrobe can be blooming! Turn your dull winter wardrobe into something worth smiling about by following my favorite spring trends.

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