Get Out on the Madison Lakes this Summer!

lakes mendota madisonMadison is known for its lakes, but how many of us actually get out on that water? You may think you need to know someone with a boat to get some lake action, but there are plenty of other ways to get out on the water and enjoy the lakes this summer! We’ve put together a list for the Madison area below.

Madison Beaches

Enjoy some fun soaking up the sun on the beach, plus it’s FREE! The Madison Parks provides seasonal lifeguard services at select beaches. Check the city website for more details and closures.
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Getting Ready to Move in Madison: Non-Campus Resident Tips

packing to moveYou may have read our post last year about ‘Getting Ready to Move‘, but we felt it necessary to share it again (with a few updates) because you can never be too prepared to move out of your apartment. Moving season for non-campus area apartments is here, so be prepared and avoid stress by following these helpful tips and advice.

Moving Company

If you plan on using a moving company to move, start looking early and find the best fit for you. It’s busy moving season, so be sure to book them well in advance. If you plan to move without a moving company, make sure you are prepared with vehicles that will fit your furniture and extra help if needed. Continue reading

A Great Apartment, A Gorgeous View, But What’s Missing? | Guest Blog Post – MMoCA

MPM is excited to have the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) be our guest blogger again for this week’s blog post. The MMoCA is located at 227 State Street. Exhibition hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 12-5 pm; Friday 12-8 pm; Saturday 10 am-8 pm; and Sunday 12-5 pm. Museum admission is free.


An emerging leader, the go-to person, a problem-solver, the source for fresh ideas – this is how you are known at work, but what do your walls say about you? Step-up your domicile with fine art that is a reflection of you. Replace tired framed prints with artwork you can tell the story about because you talked with the artist about the inspiration and techniques behind it.

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Art Fair on the Square

Art Fair on the Square brings nearly 500 artists to the Capitol Square this weekend. An easy walk up the block, you can peruse the work of talented individuals chosen to be in one of the most competitive and highly regarded art fairs in the country. Think of the Farmer’s Market but twice as big, twice as long, and filled with art across price ranges that reflect many styles.

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10 Camping Hacks + Places to Camp Near Madison, WI

Summer has finally arrived. Now that you’re set with our grilling tips and recipes, it’s time to start planning out the fun summertime activities, like camping. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best Pinterest hacks you can use for camping this summer, plus a list of the camping sites near Madison.

  1. Dirty Shoe Storage

    Keep those shoes from getting your tent dirty. Don’t leave your shoes outside of the tent just because they are dirty. Buy cheap shower caps to place your shoes in while keeping them inside your tent.

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4th of July Fireworks & Other Independence Day Celebrations in the Madison Area | 2017

4th of julyIndependence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Most people associate the 4th of July with parades, carnivals, baseball games, family celebrations, and most importantly, fireworks! With Rhythm and Booms no longer being put on in the Madison area, we’ve rounded up local options for your fireworks fix, as well as other celebrations in the Madison area for 2017’s 4th of July!

Saturday, June 24th – Shake the Lake

Live music and family-friendly entertainment from 4pm-11pm on John Nolan Drive. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Learn more about the event and see the full entertainment lineup at http://shakethelake.org/entertainment/

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10 Things You Can Let go of by the Time You’re 30 | Guest Blogger – Jane Antonovich

We are excited to welcome Jane Antonovich as our guest blogger this week. Jane is a Feng Shui Designer and Organizational Expert who has worked with MPM in the past at our Galaxie building. She designed the leasing office and the Galaxie model studio and did such a great job. Learn more about Jane at the end of the post.


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If you’re holding on to furniture or decor from college or your twenties, It’s time to take a Deep Breath and envision yourself 5 years, even 10 years from now…

What kind of home will you be in? House? Apartment? Condo? Cabin? Bungalow? How will your home feel? Beautiful? Peaceful? Shelter from the fast, zippy world outside?

Will any of the items in this list still be part of your design?

Consider how it would feel to let go of any or all of these as you dream into your future:

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Summer Grilling | Tips & Recipes

Summer is almost here and you know what that means, it’s grilling season. Whether you’re a veggie lover or a carnivore, grilling is the perfect way to give your food that extra flavor while still enjoying the fresh summer air! We’re sharing some of our favorite tips and some great recipes for the grill this summer.

Grilling Tips:

Choose your grill:

Where you live, what you are grilling and where you are grilling at are all factors to consider when choosing your grill. Depending on the apartment or home you live in, and what you are wanting to cook, some grills work better than others. You can choose from charcoal, electric, or gas grills. Keep in mind, in some apartment buildings, gas or charcoal grills are not allowed. See the city of Madison grill guidelines here.

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5 Ways to Enjoy the Memorial Union Terrace this Season | Guest Blog – Wisconsin Union

We are excited to have the Wisconsin Union as our guest blogger for this week’s blog post. The Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union was is located on the shores of Lake Mendota at 800 Langdon Street in Madison. Below, they are sharing their 5 ways to enjoy the Memorial Union Terrace this season.

Wisconsin Union Terrace

The Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace has been a staple at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since the membership organization opened its doors in 1928. Though the Terrace has changed a lot in the last 89 years, the newly renovated lakefront space is better than ever. As a place that students, tourists and Union members alike can enjoy, the Terrace is your go-to hub for summer fun. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the Terrace this season.
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In Need of Last Minute Housing? | Madison Campus Area Apartments

Have you been slacking when it comes to looking for a place to live this fall, and realize you now only have about 2.5 months to find a place? Well, don’t worry, MPM’s got you covered. Whether you’re looking for a place for yourself, or for you and 4 other roommates, we’ve put together a list of some last minute housing options just for you.

High Rises – all utilities, cable and internet included!

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Efficiencies (1-2 people):

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Planning Your Summer Break | College Edition

college internshipExams are over, and your brain can finally take a break. From internships to traveling, to summer jobs, many of you probably have at least some plans lined up for your college summer break. How you choose to spend your summers can actually have a major impact on your resume and your future. For those of you who do not have anything lined up just yet, here are some great last minute ideas for how to spend your summer that don’t involve spending 100% of your time laying on the beach or binge watching Netflix (although we highly recommend sprinkling those activities in here and there).

Last Minute Internship

Internships are one of the best things that you can do as a college student over summer break to increase your odds of getting hired after graduation. If you haven’t applied for any internships yet, there are still plenty of opportunities out there. Don’t be afraid to ask a parent or a professor or a professional contact if they can help you get your foot in the door. Indeed.com has a list of internships you can check out here.
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