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.
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.
Independence 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/
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading →
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!
Exams 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. Continue reading →
You’ve probably heard that you should wait until after Mother’s Day to plant any type of plant, and that’s usually the case, especially this year in Wisconsin. We have had a few nights where frost has been imminent. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your garden. We’ve rounded up the best tips from Pinterest that will help with setting up the perfect garden on your balcony.
Make a plan
Think about what types of plants you want in your garden and make a plan. Choose plants/herbs that you know you will eat or use. Know when to grow what- see the vegetable/herb grower’s cheat sheet below.
We at MPM are excited to be collaborating with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 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.
Do Ho Suh
Wander through an ephemeral, dreamlike art installation on view only through May 14.
Do Ho Suh has transformed the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s second floor galleries into a realm of transparency and light. Admission to the museum is free, so be sure to experience the life-sized art installation of fabric rooms and passageways that replicate the artist’s New York apartment and studio space. Continue reading →
Tax season is officially over. For those of you that are getting a return this year, you are probably already thinking about what you are going to do with that return money. Or maybe you already have a plan. Either way, be sure to be practical. Before you go spending all of that money, sit down and think about it. We’ve included a list below of some of the smart and fun ways to spend your tax return money.
Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money
Pay off outstanding debt – First and foremost, you should put any money toward outstanding debt, especially those that accrue high interest. This includes credit cards, student loans, car loans, etc.