Keep Warm This Halloween

October 28, 2015 5:16 am

With the weather feeling more wintry by the day, we found this great video from KSTP on how to keep warm this Halloween!

Halloween Safety For Kids

October 26, 2015 5:04 am

Halloween is a great time to be a kid! We all have great memories of dressing up and running around with other kids in the neighborhood. However, it is important to make sure your children are also safe while they collect their candy and treats.


Our friends at Safe Kids have some great tips on how to make the holiday both fun and safe!


Their top tips are:

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
  • Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
  • When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Click here to download a comprehensive list for your family!

Tips For Dealing With A Noisy Neighbor

October 7, 2015 6:00 am

Shared walls can come with unwanted noises from those around you. If you find yourself in a situation where the noise is effecting your life and enjoyment, here are some tips to handle the situation.

1. Talk with your neighbors

Sometimes neighbors are not aware of how loud they have become. Politely explain the situation to your neighbor in a non-confrontational way and let them know how their level of noise is effecting you and ask if they can help with the situation.

2. Add White Noise

Things as simple as a fan can sometimes help. If it isn’t enough, you may find purchasing a white noise machine helpful.

3. Noise cancelling headphones

Usually used when you are on noisy flights, these can help eliminate the noises that are irritating you at home as well.

4. Soft earplugs

Trying to get a good quite night of rest, a set of earplugs can help block all but the loudest of noises.

If you have tried multiple things and had no luck, contact your management company and make them aware of the issue and file a complaint if necessary. Also, be aware of local noise ordinances (usually 11:00 p.m.) and contact the police if the level of sound is truly disturbing the peace.