Exploring OK History with your Stillwater Apartments

Exploring OK History with your Stillwater Apartments

Welcome to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History — the recurring blog series from your favorite community of apartments in Stillwater! In this month’s post, we’ll be talking about some famous ice storms, a wild politician, and government experiments. Buckle up folks — it’s going to be a wild ride!

 

Take a peek at the blog below, and remember to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your favorite community of Stillwater apartments.

 

February 1st, 2002 — The Great Ice Storm of 2002

 

No matter what the weather looks like right now, it’s undoubtedly better than the weather Oklahomans experiences on February 1st, 2002. A winter storm whipped across Oklahoma, pounding the state with rain, sleet, snow and hail. When it finally ended, more than a quarter of a million Oklahoma residents were left without power.

 

The damage was so severe than President George W. Bush declared it a major disaster. The state was flooded with National Guard troops and other forms of Federal aid. Oklahomans banded together and recovered, however, once again proving how capable we are in the face of adversity.

 

February 3rd, 1962 — Operation Bongo II Takes Place

 

What is Operation Bongo II, you ask? It’s the military name for sonic boom tests that took place over Oklahoma City in the 1960s. Over the course of 6 months, more than 1200 sonic booms were made over Oklahoma City. The government wanted to know if transcontinental travel at supersonic speeds would have adverse effects on a city. There was some damage sustained, but most people actually said they could live with the sonic booms!

 

February 23rd, 1940 — “This Land is Your Land” is Written

 

The man who wrote “This Land is Your Land,” — Woody Guthrie — was born in a small Oklahoma city called Okemah. While other songwriters were writing about a romanticized west that was filled with cowboys, horses and shootouts, Guthrie wrote about the hardworking men and women he saw every day.

 

Guthrie traveled to California in the late 1930s, and that’s when he wrote This Land Is Your Land. It would end up being his most well-known song.

 

February 27th, 1908 — Oklahoma’s Star is Added to the U.S. Flag

 

Oklahoma’s star was the 46th star added to the U.S. flag. This version of the flag existed for four years, until Arizona and New Mexico earned their statehood in 1912.

 

February 29th, 1932 — “Alfalfa” Bill Murray Appears on the Cover of Time Magazine

 

One of the most interesting, uncontrollable politicians in Oklahoma history, “Alfalfa” was a champion of the downtrodden during the Great Depression. He ran for and won the seat of Governor of Oklahoma in 1930. He even let people plant potatoes on the lawn of the Governor’s mansion as a way of showing support for the common folk! When he announced his presidential candidacy in 2932, Time Magazine put him on the cover.

Those are all the historical events we’ve got for you this week, residents! As always, we greatly appreciate those of you who’ve been coming back week after week to read the latest blog posts from your Stillwater apartment community. We’ll be back in a couple weeks with another blog post, so be sure you bookmark this page so you can easily check back soon! While you wait for the next post to go live, go ahead and follow us on social media. After all, that’s the best way to stay up to date and informed about everything going on at 51 at Tradan Heights.

Decor Advice for your Stillwater Apartments

Decor Advice for your Stillwater Apartments

Whether your a new resident of our Stillwater apartment community or you’ve been here for a few years, it’s always a good time to reimagine your interior decorating. They say that boundaries make people more creative, and the limited space inside your apartment is the perfect setting to unleash your inner interior designer. We want all our residents to love their luxury home, which is why we’ve decided to create a list of things you can do right now to improve the overall look of your apartment. Some of these things are simple, and some will take a bit of time, but all of them will make you feel more comfortable in your luxury apartments in Stillwater.

 

Check out the list of decor tips below, and remember to share this post with your friends and neighbors at 51 at Tradan Heights! You never know which of your friends might be living in an apartment that could use a little interior design assistance. This is your chance to help!

 

Consider using open storage

 

What is open storage, you ask? Wire shelves like these are good examples of open storage. So long as you organize the things you’re storing, this concept can look good. It won’t look good if you let everything get messy, however, so you have to be committed to keeping your storage tidy! If you get one of those shelves, make sure you get some baskets or boxes to go along with it. The shelf is the main storage unit, but you can make it more beautiful by adding some smaller storage containers on the individual shelves. These are the kinds of shelves that restaurants use in their kitchens, so investing in one might just make you feel like a professional chef!

 

Don’t forget about rugs

 

If you’re trying to seperate your apartment into different areas with different purposes, you’re going to want to invest in some rugs. You’ll be shocked by how much of a different they make. You can create a reading nook by putting a rug under the chair in the corner of your room, or turn your bedroom into two distinct areas by putting a rug on one side. Here’s our one piece of advice for buying rugs: don’t bother with the expensive ones. It’s more than likely that you’re going to spill on your rug anyway, so get something cheap yet fashionable.

 

Give your home a beautiful entryway

 

Next time you have a little extra money in your bank account, go order some entryway furniture. This website has a nice selection. Entryways can be a killer when you’re trying to declutter your home, but you can eliminate that problem by investing in some entryway storage pieces. These pieces will help you get your shoes out of sight, provide you with a space to hang your coat, and generally improve the overall look of your home.   

 

Those are all the apartment decor tips we’ve got for you this week, residents! As always, we greatly appreciate those of you that have taken some out of your day to read the most recent edition of our blog series. We love writing these, and we hope they help you make the most of your luxury apartment! If you enjoyed this week’s post and want to read more like it, please be sure to bookmark this page so you can check it again in a couple weeks. We’ll be back soon with another post — we promise! If you want to stay up to date with everything going on at your Stillwater apartment community, go ahead and follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media!

Romantic Recipes from your Stillwater Apartments

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and most residents of our Stillwater apartments are still scrambling to make plans. We’ve got a few ideas, and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg! If you’re tired of spending upwards of $200 at a fancy restaurant on Valentine’s Day, take a peek at some of the recipes below. Not only will you save some cash by cooking at home, you’ll also impress your partner with your cooking skills! If you have cooking skills, that is.

 

You’ll probably have to go out and buy some flowers and chocolates to go with these meals, but that’s still a lot cheaper than paying for the second-least expensive bottle of wine at a restaurant. The list below has some entree recipes, a few appetizers, and even a couple dessert recipes. Check out the recipes below, and find the one that aligns with your cooking skills! When you’re done with this blog, please feel free to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your Stillwater apartment community. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Red Wine Beef Ragu

 

You’ll probably be drinking wine with your dinner, but have you ever consider throwing that wine into the meal itself? If you’ve never cooked with wine, this recipe is a great place to start. Here’s the kicker — it only costs $2.77 per serving. That’s approximately 500% less than you’d pay at a fancy restaurant, so feel free to have seconds!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this dish:

 

  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Red Wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Peeled Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Rosemary
  • Beef Stew Meat
  • Pappardelle Noodles
  • Parsley
  • Parmesan

 

Shrimp and Peppers over Creamy Rice

 

Seafood and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. There’s something about seafood that’s just more romantic than regular food. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s more expensive, who knows. Either way, you should do whatever you have to do to make sure your Valentine’s Day meal includes oysters, lobster, or in this case, shrimp. The key ingredient in this dish is the creamy rice, so remember to ask someone at the grocery store to help you find this unique item.

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make this dish:

 

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Arborio Rice
  • White Wine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Peeled Shrimp
  • Red Pepper
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Parsley

 

Chocolate Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

 

Ah, yes — now we’re getting to the good stuff. Valentine’s Day is really all about two things; love and chocolate. You probably haven’t heard of marshmallow popcorn balls before, but you’ll be a big fan after you make them for the first time. This is the perfect snack for eating on your couch with your boo while you watch a Valentine’s Day rom-com. We suggest Love Actually, but it’s your call.

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make this dish:

 

  • Popped Popcorn
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Butter
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles

 

With that, we’ve reached the end of our Valentine’s Day-themed blog post! We’d like to take this moment to thank you for taking some time out of your busy schedule to check out the latest post from 51 at Tradan Heights apartments. If you enjoyed this post and want to read more like it in the future, remember to bookmark this page. That way, you can easily check it again in a couple weeks when our next blog post goes live on the site! While you wait for that, be sure to follow us on social media. After all, that’s the best way to stay up to date and informed about all the events, promotions and giveaways going on at 51 at Tradan Heights apartments in Stillwater.

Simple Meal Advice from your Stillwater Apartments

The more often you eat at your Stillwater apartment instead of going out, the more often you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how much money you have in your bank account. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but for some reason, people still love ordering takeout food and delaying trips to the grocery store. Is this because people like spending money, or because most people don’t like the taste of their own cooking? If you think it’s the latter, you’ll find this blog helpful.

 

Do you know how much money you could save if you didn’t go out to eat every day at work? Most people spend over $50 per week on lunch, and that’s just not necessary. You don’t have to go into full meal-prep mode to save money on lunch — you just have to learn how to make simple meals taste awesome. We’re here to help you do just that. Next time you spend $15 on food and drinks at lunch, think about what else you’d rather spend that money on.

 

This week’s blog is all about improving simple meals, and you can use the tips below to make your next lunch. Check out the tips below, and be sure to share this post with your friends and neighbors at your community of apartments in Stillwater!

 

Improving Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

 

Peanut butter is delicious and there’s really no way to improve it. Jelly, however, could use some work. Next time you make a pb&j sandwich, try using real fruit with your jelly. If you’re using grape jelly, add some grapes, if you’re using strawberry jelly, add fresh strawberries. You get the point. Real fruit will make your store-bought jelly taste like it’s fresh off the farm.

 

That’s one way to improve a pb&j sandwich. The other way isn’t quite as healthy, but it sure tastes good. For a little extra crunch, add Honey Nut Cheerios to your sandwich. If you want something a little healthier, add some almonds to the mix. Also, don’t forget to toast your bread. When it comes to pb&js, the more crunch the better.

 

Improving Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

 

Everyone has their own opinions on how to make the best grilled cheese, but we think it all comes down to how you prepare the bread. Obviously, you need to butter the bread before you toast it, but have you ever considered adding mayonnaise to the grilled side of the bread? Give it a shot next time you’re gearing up to make a grilled cheese.

 

Improving Macaroni and Cheese

 

Boxed macaroni and cheese is about as easy to make as toast, but if you put a little extra effort in, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing meal. You don’t have to buy fancy noodles to make awesome macaroni and cheese, but you should consider buying some fancy cheese. The powdered cheese in the box is fine, but you can make your meal taste amazing if add some high-end cheese to the pot. We also recommend buying some diced jalapenos and throwing those in there.

With that, we’ve reached the end of our last January blog. Thanks for reading this month’s posts, everyone! We’ll be back in a couple weeks with more blogs. If you want to be the first to read the next post, make sure you bookmark this page so you can easily check it again next month. While you wait for the next post to go live, be sure to follow us on social media! That’s the best way to stay in-the-know about everything happening at your community of Stillwater apartments.

Balancing Work and Life with your Stillwater Apartments

How many of you come home to your Stillwater apartment at a reasonable time? Do you get home at 5:30, or are you still in the office at 7:00? We hope that most of you are home at the first time, but we understand that many of you are forced to be at the office late because of work obligations.

 

If this sounds all too familiar, you might need to remind yourself about a little thing called work-life balance. Some of the most successful people in the world struggle with this concept, but others seem to have it figured out. We pulled some quotes from a few successful people, and we think they’ll help some of you figure out how you need to balance work and life.

 

Check out the list of quotes below, and remember to share this post with your friends and neighbors at your Stillwater apartments!

 

You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life” — Heather Schuck, Author

 

A lot of people think they’re in a never-ending search for their dream job. However, we’re here to remind you that life happens outside of work. If you love your life, you’re a lot more likely to love your job. It’s unlikely that you’ll be satisfied with your work if you’re not satisfied with your life outside of work.

 

Take care of yourself: When you don’t sleep, eat crap, don’t exercise, and are living off adrenaline for too long, your performance suffers. Your decisions suffer. Your company suffers. — Ev Williams of Twitter

 

No matter what your role in your company, you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of your work. You’re not as good at your job when you’re tired or sick. In fact, you’re not as good at anything when you’re tired or sick. It might seem like a good idea to stay up late working on a project, or to wake up at the crack of dawn to be the first to arrive at work, but it’s rarely the smart move.

 

You might think you’re giving yourself an edge by staying up late, but you’re actually hurting yourself. The actual way to give yourself an edge is to get a solid 8-hours of sleep every night, eat fruits and vegetables every day, and work out at least three times per week. If you do those things, you’ll be better off than most people around you.

 

Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls – family, health, friends, and integrity – are made of glass. — Gary Keller, Entrepreneur

 

We love this quote because it’s so true. Work isn’t going anywhere. The worst thing that can happen at work is that you lose your job, but you’ll have to get another one. You can’t do that with your family, friends or health. If you’re ever forced to decide between work and family, remember this quote. What’s the worst that can happen if you put off your work? What’s the worst that can happen if you put off your family and friends?

Those are all the quotes we’ve got for you this week, residents! We’d like to take this moment to thank those of you that have been coming back week after week to read the latest posts from 51 at Tradan apartments in Stillwater. If you want to read more posts from your apartment community, go ahead and give us a follow on social media! We’re always giving out relevant information on Oklahoma luxury apartment living. We’ll see you back here in a couple weeks when our next blog goes live on the site!

OK History Lessons with your Stillwater Apartments

Welcome to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History from your community of apartments in Stillwater. This week’s post features some of the most famous events in Oklahoma history. For whatever reason,  January has been a big month for Oklahoma, historically.

 

We hope you’re having a great start to your year, and we hope you enjoy this week’s post! Give it a read, and be sure to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your community of Stillwater apartments.

 

January 03, 1971 — First Commercial Barge at Port of Muskogee

 

The Arkansas River was excavated specifically so this event could happen. This barge brought a whole bunch of steel pipes to Oklahoma, and it was all made possible by the hardworking men who deepened and widened the Arkansas River.

 

January 06, 1925 — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is Formed

 

As most of you know, Oklahoma used to have a serious outlaw problem. It got so bad that the government decided to create a bureau of investigation that would have more authority than the state police. The bureau was tasked with cracking down on the outlaw issue, and that they did. The government appropriated $78,000 to the bureau’s cause, which would amount to $1.1 million in 2018. The money worked though — the number of bank robberies was reduced by more than 75%.

 

January 07, 1892 —  Worst Mining Disaster in Oklahoma History

 

People didn’t really care about safety in the late 1800s, and it led to some serious workplace disasters. The Krebs mining disaster was the worst of the, as almost 100 people lost their lives in the explosion. The man who ran the mine cared about profits more than he cared about worker safety, and this strategy backfired in a big way. The Krebs mining disaster remains remains the worst mining disaster in Oklahoma history, and let’s hope it stays that way.

 

January 21, 1929 — Governor of Oklahoma Impeached

 

Here’s another event that we hope never happens again. Governor Henry S. Johnson didn’t do anything too terrible to get himself impeached, but he was, ultimately, removed from office. 13 impeachment charges were brought forward, 11 were accepted, and one finally got him kicked out of office; general incompetence. Being governor is hard work, and you definitely can’t be generally incompetent if you want to hold the seat. Here’s hoping we never have another governor removed from office for being generally incompetent.

 

January 23rd, 1955 — National Cowboy Hall of Fame is Established

If you’ve never been to the National Cowboy Museum, January is the perfect month to check it out! Cowboys and pioneers were responsible for settling the American West, and this museum was created so future generations could experience their iconic lifestyle. Cowboys are an integral part of Oklahoma history, and their history is worth celebrating.

Those are all the historical events we’ve got for you this month! As always, we appreciate those of you who’ve taken some time out of your busy schedule to read the most recent edition of the 51 at Tradan Heights blog series. If you enjoyed reading this week’s post and would like to see more like it, go ahead and bookmark this page so you can check it again in a couple weeks. We’ll be back soon! While you wait for the next blog post, be sure to follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media. After all, that’s the best way to stay in-the-know about everything going on at your Stillwater apartment community.

Creating the Perfect Kitchen at your Stillwater Apartment

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It’s possible to create a kitchen you love coming home to, you just have to follow the advice laid out below in the latest blog from your community of apartments in Stillwater. You shouldn’t have to deal with a kitchen that makes you want to avoid cooking. Not only is cooking a great hobby, it’s also healthier and more affordable than eating out or ordering in.  There’s really no downside to cooking unless you hate hanging out in your kitchen.

 

The kitchens at 51 at Tradan Heights are both spacious and luxurious, but everyone’s kitchen can get crowded from time to time. Kitchen counters get cluttered with appliances and miscellaneous items. The floor gets dirty if it’s not swept, and the sink can become unappealing if it’s constantly filled with dirty dishes. If it seems like we’re describing your kitchen, don’t freak out. We’ve got a few tips for our residents that should help you all create a kitchen that you actually love using.  The sooner you fall in love with your kitchen, the sooner you can discover the joys of cooking for yourself.

 

Take a look at the blog post below, residents! Also, please be sure to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your Stillwater apartment community.

 

Give your kitchen an entertainment center

 

No, we’re not telling you to install a 6-foot shelf in your kitchen and then go buy a 42” TV, but you can do that if you want. We recommend a slimmed down version of an entertainment center; one that uses an iPad or other tablets as the screen, and makes use of small Bluetooth speakers for high-quality audio. You will need some kind of shelf, but it doesn’t have to be any bigger than a foot or two. Once you have this mini-entertainment center set up, you can watch your favorite shows, sports, and movies while you cook! If that doesn’t get you in the kitchen, nothing will.

 

Buy Yourself a new Kitchen Toy

 

Here’s a list of kitchen gadgets that might make you excited about cooking again. We recommend the bacon-cooker, the corn-kerneler, or if you want to get super fancy, a gyoza-maker. You’ll definitely start cooking more if you think you can whip up some homemade dumplings. Think of the Instagram opportunities!

 

Make sure you’re spice rack is full

 

Spices and herbs make cooking fun. These often-overlooked ingredients are the difference between bland food that discourages you from cooking, and restaurant quality food that makes you feel proud of your newfound cooking skills. You’re going to have to experiment with different combinations of herbs and spices before you find the right ones, but cooking is mostly experimenting anyway.

 

Check to see what’s on your spice rack, then go to the grocery store and fill in the gaps. You want to make sure you have a little bit of each kind of spice because that will allow you to make any kind of food you want. While you’re at the store, have a little fun and pick up some seasonings that you’ve never heard of so you can experiment even more!

 

With that, we’ve reached the end of our kitchen advice blog. Thanks for taking the time to read the latest post from 51 at Tradan Heights, residents! If you enjoyed this week’s blog and want to read more just like it, please be sure to check this page again in a couple weeks when our next blog post goes up on the site. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media, as that’s the easiest way to ensure you never miss an update from your favorite community of Stillwater apartments.

Looking at OK History with your Stillwater Apartments

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Welcome to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History from 51 at Tradan Heights Stillwater apartments. In this month’s post, we’ll be talking about aerospace initiatives, legends of the gridiron, and feats of engineering that opened up the waterways of Oklahoma.

 

Check out the blog below, and be sure to share this post with your friends and neighbors at 51 at Tradan Heights — the most resident-friendly apartments in Stillwater.

 

December 4th, 1928 — Oil is Found in Oklahoma City

 

Oil was discovered in Oklahoma City just in time to save a few citizens from the crushing poverty that affected many Americans during the Great Depression. When it first broke that Oklahoma City was sitting above a large oil reserve, oil derricks immediately popped up all over town. An oil well was even installed on the south lawn of the Oklahoma City State Capitol building!

 

December 5th, 2006 — Oklahoma Spaceport is Established

 

If you’re familiar with Burns Flat, Oklahoma, you’re probably familiar with the Spaceport. The area used to be known as the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark, but it was taken over by the Oklahoma Space Authority in 2006. Now, it remains a public airport, however, it is also used for testing and research into space flight. There are 10 spaceports in the United States, but the Oklahoma Spaceport is the only one that’s free from military airspace.

 

December 10th, 1988 — OSU Legend Barry Sanders wins the Heisman

 

Barry Sanders spent three years at Oklahoma State, playing in 8 games his first year and 11 games in each of the two years after that. He ran for over 3,500 yards, scored 48 rushing touchdowns, and averaged 7.6 yards per carry in his final year of college. Put simply, Barry Sanders was one of the greatest college running backs of all time. He went on to have a magical NFL career playing for the Detroit Lions, but he’ll always be a fan favorite in Oklahoma. Even Sooner fans have to respect what Sanders did. Barry Sanders remains the only Oklahoma State player to ever win the Heisman trophy.

 

December 30th, — 1970 Arkansas River Navigation System Completed

 

This riverway begins at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and winds through Oklahoma and Arkansas on its way to the Mississippi River. The navigation system was a project by the Army Corps of Engineers to clear a path for ships and barges to move goods up and down the river. As a result of the project, the waterway is at least 9-feet deep throughout the length of the Arkansas river, starting at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. There’s an elevation difference of 420 feet between the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and the Mississippi River, but the Arkansas River Navigation System allows commercial vessels to climb the elevation through a series of dams. It’s a pretty amazing feat of engineering, and it’s right here in our home state!

That concludes our list of historical events in Oklahoma for the month of December, residents! As always, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to read the latest edition of the 51 at Tradan Heights blog. We’ll be back next month with another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History, so check this page again soon! If you enjoyed this week’s post and want to be among the first to know when new blogs go live, go ahead and follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media. That’s also the best way to ensure you never miss an update about an event, promotion or giveaway going on at your Stillwater apartment community.

Save on Dining Away from your Stillwater Apartment

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We’re sure that residents of our Stillwater apartments have read article after article online about how it’s more financially responsible to cook at home than it is to go out to eat. Anyone who’s ever put this line of thinking into practice has probably seen the effects. If you can go a whole week without eating out for any of your meals, you’ll notice a fat chunk of change in your bank account that isn’t usually there. So, if the effects of dining in are so measurable, why do so many people still choose to go out to eat?

 

The answer, folks, is very simple. Eating out is almost always more fun than eating at home, and it’s letting someone else cook for you is certainly easier than making your own meals. Plus, people like to go on dates, and it’s easier to ask someone to meet you out for a meal than it is to invite them over to your apartment for a homemade dinner. There are lots of reasons why people choose to dine out, and none of them involve saving money.

 

That being said, there are ways to save a few bucks here and there when you dine out. We’re not saying it’ll be cheaper than going to the grocery store and cooking your meals at home, but you can avoid spending a painful amount of money every time you go out to eat. We know it’s hard to believe, but follow the rules laid out below, and you too can enjoy what it feels like to dine out without being afraid to check your bank account the next day.

 

Check out the blog post below, and please remember to share this with your friends and neighbors at 51 at Tradan Heights apartments in Stillwater.

 

Become a master of the appetizer menu

 

This rule has kind of a double meaning, so pay attention. You want to use the appetizer menu to your advantage, but don’t overdo it. What we mean is, if you’re going to order appetizers, make that the only thing you order. There are plenty of appetizers out there that are filling enough to act as your main course, and they’re often half the price of the regular entrees. Now, what you don’t want to do is order an appetizer and an entree. All too often, we see people get suckered into ordering both just because the waiter asked them which appetizer they wanted to get. Don’t let this happen to you!

 

Let your Inbox be Inundated

 

We all hate when we wake up in the morning and our inbox is already filled with dozens of useless emails. Those emails often get deleted before they’re even opened, but we’re here to encourage you to at least take a peek at some of those emails before you send them to the trash. Specifically, pay attention the emails from sites like Groupon, Yelp and OpenTable. These emails are usually filled with coupons and special offers from restaurants. In fact, you’re essentially throwing away money by deleting them without opening them. Think of all the times you’ve gone out to eat at somewhere that probably had a Groupon or Yelp offer just waiting in your inbox. Don’t let dollars go to waste, people!

 

Those are our two pieces of advice for this week, folks! Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to read our latest post. Check this page again next month for more informative, advice-filled blog posts from 51 at Tradan Heights. Also, be sure to follow us on social media so you can be among the first to know about events, promotions and giveaways going on at your Stillwater apartment community.

The Movie Blog from your Stillwater Apartments

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Here at your Stillwater apartments, we’re big fans of lazy weekends. Sure, you could go camping, traveling, or out to brunch and take a couple awesome Instagrams, but do you really want to do all that work? Weekends are supposed to be a time to recharge, so why not spend your weekend doing exactly nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. We recommend checking out one of the luxurious movie theatres in the Stillwater area next weekend. There are some great movies coming out soon, and there’s nothing quite as relaxing as kicking your feet up in a theatre with a bucket of popcorn on your lap.

 

Check out this list of upcoming movie releases, and please be sure to share this post with your neighbors at your community of Stillwater apartments.

 

Daddy’s Home 2

 

With comedic talents like Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell appearing in the same film, there’s bound to be at least a couple gut-busting jokes in this most-likely raunchy comedy. Daddy’s Home 2 is the sequel to the 2015 film by the same name. Daddy’s Home 2 is basically the Christmas version of the same film. If you liked the first one, you’ll like this one. If you didn’t like the first Daddy’s Home, well, maybe you’ll like the next movie on our list.

 

Justice League

 

Justice League is kind of the pinnacle of this long era of superhero movies that has spanned the past 10 years or so. It seems like every time you go to the movies these days, you see about 3 previews for upcoming superhero movies. Some people say Hollywood has run out of original ideas, but comic book fans certainly don’t mind the trend. Justice League is the last superhero movie to come out in 2017, but it’s also one of the most highly anticipated, second only perhaps to Wonder Woman. This movie has Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash and Superman. Unfortunately, it’s Ben Affleck’s Batman and not Christian Bateman’s Batman, we suppose that will have to suffice. Check this movie out next time we get a rainy day in Stillwater, residents!

 

I, Tonya

 

Most people have heard of Tonya Harding; a famous American ice skater. In this biopic, she is played by Margot Robbie, the Australian actress who is most memorable from her role in Wolf of Wall Street. This film shines on a light on one particular moment in Tonya Harding’s career, a moment that involved her ex-husband. He came into the picture just as she was rising into the ranks of the world’s elite figure skaters. We won’t reveal much more than that. You’ll have to see the movie to find out more about Tonya Harding’s story.

 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

We suspect that many of you were just reading this post to get to this point. Yes, the new Star Wars movie is without a doubt one of the most — if not the most — anticipated movies of 2017. Last year’s Star Wars movie was an absolute hit, and people have equally high expectations for this year’s film. This will also be the last movie that Carrie Fisher appears in, and that will be an emotional moment for every Star Wars fan.

 

Those are all of our movie suggestions for this month, residents! Some of these movies come out in November and some in December, so start canceling your weekend plans right now. We’d like to thank you all for taking some time out of your busy holiday season schedule to read this post. If you’re interested in reading similar blog posts in the future, be sure to bookmark this page and check it when our next blog goes live in a few weeks. We’ll be back soon with more informative posts for our residents! Also, be sure to follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media so you can stay up to date with everything happening at your Stillwater apartment community.