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5
Jun 17

Ice Cream Dreams

Ice Cream Dreams

June 20th marks the official start of summer and the start of our ice cream diet. While we love Menomonee Falls, WI, sometimes we think that the summer days would be little too hot for us to handle without indulging in a nice, cold treat. That’s why we’re celebrating the first day of summer with these five frozen dessert recipes: (more…)

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May 17

Travel Tips for May

Travel Tips for May

Take a trip this month and head out on the road (or into the air). In this post, the Woodlands Apartments Blog is featuring a few of our favorite travel essentials to help you get out of Menomonee Falls, WI this month. We have luggage, apps, and other supplies for you to try out and enjoy. (more…)

3
Apr 17

International Astronomy Day

International Astronomy Day

The Woodlands Apartments Blog is featuring a few ideas to help you celebrate International Astronomy Day. International Astronomy Day is coming up on April 28th and we have the snacks, activities, and decorations that you need to celebrate. We hope that you have a great time celebrating International Astronomy Day in Menomonee Falls, WI this month!

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6
Mar 17

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

This month the Woodlands Apartments Blog has some advice to help you get your kitchen neat and tidy this month! Learn how to clean your stainless steel appliances, granite surfaces, oven, kitchen sink, and dishwasher by reading this post. (more…)

6
Feb 17

Valentine’s Day at Home

Valentine’s Day at Home

The Woodlands Apartments Blog has several ideas to help you celebrate your Valentine’s day at home. Spend February 14th avoiding the crowds and enjoying the comfort of your Woodlands apartment. Invite a few friends over or spend the evening relaxing at home alone with a delicious meal, gorgeous music, and a bouquet from a florist here in Menomonee Falls, WI.

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2
Jan 17

Hot Chocolate Night!

Hot Chocolate Night!

In this post, The Woodlands Apartments Blog is featuring four hot chocolate recipes and one cider recipe to help you keep warm and cozy in the winter weather. Prepare a thermos of your favorite cold weather drink to take to the park or to work on a freezing winter morning here in Menomonee Falls, WI.

 

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5
Dec 16

Resolutions

Resolutions

This month the Woodlands Apartments Blog is giving you some help with writing (and keeping)

your New Year’s resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are infamous for not lasting very long. In this post, we have a few tips to help you achieve your goals and keep your resolutions all year long. We hope that you find our advice useful!

 

1.Reframe the way you think about your goals. Jeff Haden, a writer at Inc.com, suggests that achieving goals means thinking less about the goals themselves and more about the processes that will help you achieve them. He says, “When you focus on the practice instead of the performance, you can enjoy the present moment and improve at the same time.”

 

2.Throw a little pessimism into the mix. While we are all for the benefits of positive thinking, studies suggest that defensive pessimism can be an effective way to calm your anxieties and prepare for any challenge that might come your way. Defensive pessimists acknowledge the possibility of failure, but use that anxiety to take specific action to ensure that the worst does not happen. Dwelling on the negative can be discouraging, but planning for the worst can help you work through the muck when problems arise.

 

3.Take positive action. Positive thinking can help you envision achieving your goals, but it doesn’t give you much help when actually putting in the work to reach them. Instead of daydreaming by the window, put in some footwork. Act like someone who wants to achieve their goals. Changing your behavior can be much more effective than just changing your thoughts.

 

4.Become accountable. It’s hard to achieve anything alone. Working on a goal with a friend or a trusted colleague can help you achieve your goals by giving you someone to report to. You could even join a group of people who will help you push towards your goal. Dream of writing a novel this year? Join a writer’s group. Want to learn to cook? Take a cooking class with a partner who needs you to arrive each week. Having someone to report to takes your goal outside of yourself and raises the stakes of your goal.

 

5.Follow your passion. Don’t choose a goal you think you “should” achieve. Choose a goal that reflects what you are passionate about. It’s difficult to achieve a goal that you are making for other people. Choosing a goal that reflects your dreams and passions will help you stay motivated even when the going gets tough.

 

What are your goals? What’s your method for achieving goals? Leave us a comment and let us know about any New Year’s events in the Menomonee Falls area. Thanks for reading!

7
Nov 16

Thanks on Thanksgiving

Thanks on Thanksgiving

While we love the food, the cozy sweaters, and the parades on Thanksgiving day, our favorite thing about this season has to be the feeling of gratitude. The Woodlands Apartment Blog is celebrating Thanksgiving by celebrating gratitude this month. We have several different ideas to help you express your gratitude this November. We also have a little bit of information on the benefits of saying thanks and feeling grateful this month. We hope that you enjoy.

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3
Oct 16

Events in Milwaukee

While there’s always something to do in Menomonee Falls, sometimes you just need a weekend out of town. That’s why this month The Woodlands Apartments Blog is featuring four events coming to nearby Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee is just a thirty-minute drive from Menomonee Falls, and these events are sure to brighten up your October. We hope you have the opportunity to attend at least one of these fun events this month.

 

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6
Sep 16

Cookies in Autumn

Cookies in Autumn

Fall is coming to Menomonee Falls, WI! Summer is great, but we’ve missed the changing colors, cable knit sweaters, and cooler weather that come with fall. This month the Woodlands Apartments Blog has five cookie recipes sure to get your into an autumn mood.

 

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies Recipe from Chef in Training

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