Unofficially marking the start of summer, Memorial day gives us three days to spend time with friends and family and enjoy the warm weather. The weekend’s activities are endless but there are a few that are a must-do.
Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to have a summer kick-off BBQ and if you’re not the one throwing it don’t miss out on attending one! With the heatwave of summer approaching laying out by the pool and going for a swim is almost essential. Not into swimming? No problem! Gather your friends and set up a few backyard games like horseshoes and corn hole. And don’t forget to check out your local parade. It’s a fun activity for the whole family and a great way to honor fallen soldiers as well as your local veterans.
While we have this day to spend with family and friends and enjoy all the fun that comes with this holiday, it is important to recognize why we do have it off and celebrate Memorial Day. Commemorated on the last Monday of May this holiday honors those whose lives were lost while serving in the United States Military.
It was in 1971 when the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was officially enacted and designated Memorial Day to not only be on the last Monday of May but also a federal holiday giving everyone a guaranteed three-day weekend.
So on this Memorial Day, Monday May 29th, spend time with those you love and remember those who were lost.
Spring is here at Cape Cod Village!
Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cape Cod Village! See photo gallery below to see how much fun we had! It was held Saturday April 15th.
It’s that time of year when days get a little longer and the weather gets a little warmer. We officially transitioned into Spring on Monday March 20th. Known as the Vernal Equinox, Spring is marked by the time of year when the sun’s rays are exactly above the equator as a result of the sun crossing over from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere. So now that Spring is here what should you look forward to?
Longer days! No more are the days of pitch darkness at 5 o’clock in the evening. In fact, from this point on until the Summer Solstice in June, daylight will continue to grow leaving more time for you to be out and about. With more daylight comes an increase in temperature. Expect to feel the sun caress your face on those walks in the park. Onto what some may not look forward to…
Occasional April showers. We all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers”, even though flowers actually begin to bloom before May. Unfortunately, the blooming of beautiful flowers leads to those pesky allergies. So beware there will be pollen in the air!
Spring is also known for another pesky thing, spring cleaning, which puts pressure on us all to de-clutter our lives. You’ll hear the question “have you started spring cleaning yet?” over and over. Despite the hassle spring cleaning can make the rest of the year go smoothly. So here is to Spring and everything that it brings.
Let’s face it – no one wants to be pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day!
But at the same time, you probably don’t want to wear so much green that you end up looking like a giant shamrock.
Fortunately, there are several ways you can easily incorporate green in your outfit. Let’s talk about 3 of them so you can enjoy a pinch-free St. Patrick’s Day!
You might have to wear green, but there’s no rule saying it has to be bright green! Look through your closet to see if you have any olive green clothing.
You may be able to find an olive green jacket, pair of pants, or pair of shoes that will work well with an otherwise neutral-colored outfit.
A great way to add some interest to your look is to use a pop of color in your outfit. And green can definitely be a color that pops!
Consider wearing an accessory that incorporates the color green. You can go big by wearing a bright green scarf, or you can keep it subtle by wearing a ring that features a green jewel.
It’s up to you!
If you work on St. Patrick’s Day, you might be concerned – you want to wear green and look professional at the same time.
If that’s the case, look for a dressy top that features a green pattern. You don’t have to wear solid green – even the tiniest bit of green will do.
Whatever you decide to wear, don’t be afraid to have fun with it. Chances are, your co-workers and loved ones will all be wearing their own St. Patrick’s Day outfit too!
Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly. Have you planned a date yet?
If not, don’t worry – this post has 7 fun date ideas for you to choose from. Keep reading, and get to planning!
There’s nothing as romantic and exciting as reliving your first date with your loved one. If you want to try this, go all out – maybe even wear the same outfit you wore on your first date and meet up at the same time!
Pick up some groceries to make your loved one’s favorite meal, and cook together with relaxing music playing in the background. Then, kick back on the couch together and watch a movie – perfect for the romantic homebody!
No matter where you live, there’s something exciting to do within driving distance of your apartment. Find a nearby place you can stay for the weekend, and plan a trip!
Enjoy hot tubs, massages, and maybe even some delicious food at a local spa – you’ll end the day feeling more relaxed than ever!
Looking for a night out on the town? If so, a karaoke bar is one place you won’t want to miss out on. Be silly with your loved one, and record each other singing. You’re sure to have a great time and make memories you’ll look back on fondly!
If you don’t live near an ice skating rink, try to find a roller skating rink. You’ll feel close to your loved one as you hold hands and skate together!
That restaurant that’s normally too fancy for the average dinner date? Reserve a table there, and dress up in your best clothes. It’ll be a totally unique experience that you’ll remember for years to come!
Whatever you decide to do, don’t be afraid to try something new. Who knows – you just might end up having your best Valentine’s Day date ever!
2017 is finally here! And as you know, with every new year comes New Year’s resolutions.
Whether your goals for 2017 are related to your health, your career, your relationships, or something else, here are 3 tips to help you get what you want!
For example, if you want to get into better shape this year, your goal wouldn’t just be to “get into better shape.”
Instead, you would set a specific goal, like:
The more specific your goals are, the more likely you’ll be to achieve them because you’ll know exactly what you need to do.
Let’s face it – you can’t expect to overhaul your lifestyle overnight. Don’t set unrealistic goals and beat yourself up for not meeting them. Instead, set gradual goals and work up to them.
Back to the “getting into better shape” example – you could start out going to the gym twice a week and then up the frequency to 4 times per week by March 2017. Then, you could increase the frequency even more as you get more comfortable working the gym into your schedule!
To achieve your goals this year, it’s best to schedule them into your calendar. Then, treat them as non-negotiable appointments – just as if they were unmissable work meetings or doctor’s appointments.
When you make something a part of your routine this way and prioritize it, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to make a change!
Residents Christmas Party that took place on December 15, 2016.
Door Prizes, Food, Drinks, Pictures with Santa! Check out some great shots from the event in this article:
Winter is finally here! What better way to spruce up your apartment for the chilly season than to fill the air with cozy scents from your favorite candles?
This signature holiday scent combines the smell of crisp apples with the warmth of spicy cinnamon, and it’s sure to make your apartment feel cozier than ever.
Nothing beats the smell of freshly-made gingerbread! It typically includes hints of vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
There’s no doubt about it – you and your guests will love the welcoming scent of holiday baking.
With the temperature dropping outside, you might start getting a regular craving for a cup of hot cocoa!
The good news is that you don’t just have to settle for enjoying the smell of hot cocoa while you’re drinking it. You can pick up a scented hot cocoa candle and fill the air with the delicious aroma of chocolate any time you want!
This woodsy scent is perfect if you want a more masculine, earthy smell to fill your apartment this season. It’s sure to add a warm tone – you’ll feel like you’re walking through a snow-covered forest, all from the comfort of your apartment!
Choose your favorite scent from this list, light a candle, and snuggle up in your favorite blanket – you’ll feel warm and cozy in no time!
We had many of our four legged friends join us on Friday October 28 for the Halloween Event at Cape Cod. Look at how sweet these super heroes are!