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Gratitude and Thanksgiving

November 2022   Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many people because rather than focusing on presents, decorations, or parties, it’s simply about remembering the things…

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How to Pack a Moving Truck

October 2022 Hiring movers is certainly convenient, but it’s a luxury not everyone can afford. Most people just rent a truck and ask some friends…

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Storing Garlic

September 2022   If you do any amount of cooking in your apartment or townhome, chances are you have some garlic. And unless you go…

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Fun Historical Facts About Highland Park

  August 2022   Born Out of a Nursery In 1888, Mount Hope Nurseries was considered the largest nursery in the world at 650 acres….

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One Park, Two Playgrounds

July 2022   Living at Elmwood Manor means having easy access to Highland Park. At 110 years old, it is one of the oldest and…

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The Perfect Apartment Toolbox

June 2022   One of the great things about living in an apartment is that someone else (i.e. Elmwood Manor) takes care of all the…

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A Guide to Cottage Style Décor

May 2022 Cottage style is all about creating that warm, welcome, casual feel. If you love curling up with a good book, relaxing with a…

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Turn Up the Heat with the Spice Project

April 2022   The Spice Project is one of Elmwood Manor’s tastiest VIP Program partners. That means residents can get 15% off their entire purchase….

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Storing Fresh Strawberries

March 2022   We’ve all been there. The fresh strawberries at the grocery store look amazing. But a couple of days after you’ve brought them…

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The Declutter Mindset

February 2022 Whether you’re daunted by the idea of decluttering your apartment or raring to get going, organizing and keeping things that way are all…

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This Year’s Décor Trends

January 2022   You might wonder, what exactly drives a trend? Experts say you do. What society needs emotionally directly impacts the design esthetics that…

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Your Winter Cleaning Checklist

December 2021   Sure, you’ve heard of people doing their spring cleaning but what about a winter cleaning? There are quite a few things in…

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