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Tips for Grooming Your Cat

Cat Looking UpOne of the greatest things about owning a cat is the fact that they are pretty much self-cleaning. However, that doesn’t mean that they still need regular grooming. If you’ve been struggling to find the best way to brush out your cat’s coat or clip their nails, you are not alone. Luckily, with a bit of patience and lots of love, you and your cat can find a happy balance and make sure that they are always looking their best.

3 Simple Tips for Grooming Your Cat

1. Master Brushing Basics

To make brushing easier, always brush in the direction that the hair naturally lays and be extra gentle around the belly/chest area. Short-haired cats need a fine-toothed metal comb and long-haired cats require a wide-toothed comb. Additionally, a soft toothbrush can work wonders around your cat’s face.

2. Don’t Forget Bath Time

Even though cats are great at keeping themselves pretty clean, they will need baths from time to time. While most cats have an aversion to water, you can make things easier with a few simple steps:

  • Make sure the bath water is warm and not too hot
  • Use a shampoo that is made specifically for cats
  • Place a rubber mat in the bottom of the bath or sink
  • Fill the bath/tub with 3 to 4 inches of water
  • Start at their head and gently work the shampoo from head to tail
  • Rinse thoroughly and avoid pouring water directly on their head
  • Gently pat dry with a towel

3. Make Time for Pedicures

Cats nails should be clipped regularly to avoid them scratching on things that they shouldn’t, like your skin and furniture. While it can take some time to get your cat to accept nail trimmings, after a while they’ll realize it’s just a regular chore. Help make them feel comfortable by sitting them in your lap with their legs facing out towards yours. Hold them firmly but gently and press lightly on each pad of their toes. Clip close to the quick of the nail and repeat.

A Well-Groomed Cat is a Happy Cat

Want more information about our pet-friendly apartment community? Visit us online for more info and be sure to check out the available floor plans at our apartments in Denver today.

Coors Field

Fun Facts About Coors Field

Coors FieldCoors Field serves as the home of the Colorado Rockies. This Major League Baseball team gives sports fans in Denver a great team to root for throughout the season. When you’re cheering on the Rockies at one of their home games, keep these interesting facts about Coors Field in mind.

Both Young and Old

Coors Field hasn’t been around that long compared to many other sports stadiums and arenas in the U.S. Although it was built just 23 years ago, it’s actually among the oldest stadiums in the MLB’s National League. In fact, Coors Field is the third oldest one.

Prehistoric Inspiration

The Colorado Rockies’ mascot, a dinosaur named Dinger, might seem like an unusual choice as far as mascots go. However, it’s a fitting one for this stadium’s team. During the construction of Coors Field, workers unearthed a dinosaur skull. After having it examined, historians consider it to be roughly 66 million years old.

Mile High Seating

Despite Denver’s nickname as the Mile High City, the Rockies don’t actually play on a field that’s one mile high. Most of the seats in the stadium don’t reach that high either. If you want to make sure that you’re sitting at least a mile high from the ground, you’ll need to sit in the 20th row in the upper deck or higher. The 20th row and its purple seats are 5,280 feet, or one mile, above ground level.

Heated Field

Snow in the Denver area during spring and fall would normally interfere with baseball season. To prevent this from happening, Coors Field has a heated infield, as well as heated grass. The construction of the stadium included putting 45 miles of cable below the infield and grass to get rid of any snow that falls, so it won’t ruin the playing surface. These cables also help keep the grass looking green and healthy during summer when the air tends to be drier than usual.

Our community in Denver, CO, is just steps away from Coors Field, making it easy to watch the Colorado Rockies play now that the MLB season has officially started. Please contact us to learn more about our available Denver apartments, including our apartment and community amenities and features.

Salted Pretzels

Delectable Pretzel Recipes

Salted PretzelsNational Pretzel Day is on April 26. Monks in the Early Middle Ages are believed to have invented pretzels, a twisted knot of bread dough. What goes better in Denver, with its lively beer culture, than the pretzel? Whether you love ‘em crispy or soft, salty or sweet, there are lots of ways to partake of the pretzel. In fact, how about 18 ways? You can find the full recipes for the items below, here.

Try These Delicious Pretzel Recipes

  • Homemade Pretzel Pizza Bites. Cheese-stuffed soft pretzel bites to dip into marinara sauce.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Pretzels. Pretzel knots dipped in cinnamon, sugar, chocolate and sprinkles. Messy but good.
  • Pretzel Doughnuts. Baked pretzel doughnuts frosted in chocolate and sprinkled with crushed pretzels. Sweet and salty.
  • Soft Pretzel Twists with Cheese Dipping Sauce. Easy recipe for homemade pretzel twists and a delish cheese sauce for dipping.
  • Chocolate Chip Brioche Pretzels. A decadent recipe for breakfast or brunch.
  • Cheesy Pretzel Chicken Pops. Crushed pretzels on chicken tenders served with honey mustard.
  • Spinach Artichoke-Stuffed Soft Pretzels. Pretzel buns stuffed with spinach-artichoke dip.
  • Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzels. Quick and easy using pretzels from the store.
  • Nutella-Pretzel Truffles. Nutella and crushed pretzels rolled up into a truffle dipped in chocolate.
  • Homemade Pretzel Bread Bowls. Yeasty homemade pretzel rolls scooped out and filled with your favorite bisque.
  • Everything Soft Pretzels. Soft pretzels topped with black and white poppy seeds, garlic and onion flakes and sea salt.
  • Salted Chocolate Toffee Pretzel Bark. Butter, chocolate chips, light brown sugar, crushed pretzels and sea salt combine to produce an irresistible treat.
  • Pretzel Cinnamon Rolls. A new twist on an old favorite.
  • Honey Sriracha Pretzel Knots. Pretzel knots with a spicy touch.
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie-Stuffed Pretzels. What’s not to like about a salty pretzel wrapped around chocolate chip cookie dough?
  • Jalapeño-Stuffed Taco Pretzel Bites. Balls of pretzel dough stuffed with cream cheese and jalapeños.
  • Pretzel Baguette with Mustard Butter. Combine butter and stone-ground mustard to top these pretzel baguettes.
  • Mini Pretzel Dogs. Pieces of hot dogs wrapped in pretzel dough and baked. Yum.

Our apartments in Denver offer the Denver lifestyle you’ve been looking for. Close to Coors Field and near other Denver amenities, call us today to see which of our floor plans are available.

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5 Ways to Stop Procrastination

Working on LaptopSometimes, procrastination sets in when you can least afford it. If you have a tendency to procrastinate, even in our Denver apartments, you may find that it gets worse when you have a deadline looming over you. The fact is, anxiety can lead to procrastination because procrastination is a way to avoid stress. The next time you find yourself putting off something that really needs to be done, try one of these five techniques.

1. Break the Job Up Into Small Pieces

One common reason that people procrastinate is that they are simply overwhelmed by the task. If you break up the task into small pieces, it won’t be so intimidating, and therefore you won’t feel the need to procrastinate.

2. Get Some New Scenery

If you tend to always procrastinate in a certain location, try to set up in a different environment. New scenery can have a refreshing effect on you and put you in the mood to get work done. In our apartments in Denver, for example, you could move your laptop workstation to your patio or balcony instead of in your living room. The fresh air and mountain views will renew your energy.

3. Get Rid of the Interruptions

It’s easier to procrastinate when you keep getting interrupted. Get rid of the disruptive interference by turning off your email client, silencing your cell phone and turning off your social media notifications.

4. Spend Time With Inspirational People

If you hang out with people who inspire you with their energy and creativity, you’ll be more likely to want to emulate them when it’s time to get your own projects done. If you don’t know anyone personally who inspires you, try listening to one or more inspiring podcasts.

5. Clarify Your Goals

It’s also easy to fall into a habit of procrastination when it’s been so long you forget what you’re trying to accomplish. Clarify your goals by writing them down on paper. Cross off each item as you accomplish it. This linear “map” of progress will encourage you to keep up the good work.

Everyone procrastinates sometimes. But one thing you don’t want to procrastinate is moving into The Apartments at Denver Place. For available floor plans, please contact us.

Essential Oil and Herbs

Natural Remedies to Beat Spring Allergies

Essential Oil and HerbsWith spring just around the corner, now is the time to start preparing for allergy season. A good spring cleaning of your apartment in Denver can minimize your exposure to many allergens, including dust, airborne contaminants, and pet dander. The Apartments at Denver Place provide you with the ideal place to get away from the allergens that can cause so much discomfort during the spring and summer months.

Popular Natural Remedies

Spring allergies are primarily the result of nearby plants and trees releasing pollen into the air. This can result in sneezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery eyes. While over the counter medications work great for relieving your symptoms, they can also make you drowsy. Natural remedies will help to relieve your symptoms without the unwanted side effects. A few of the most common natural allergy remedies include:

  • Take a hot shower – The steam works wonders for your sinuses.
  • Eucalyptus oil in a diffuser – Eucalyptus oil will help to sanitize the air and open up inflamed sinuses.
  • Drink a cup of hot tea – Stinging nettle or peppermint tea will soothe a sore, irritated throat.
  • Use raw honey that’s made by local bees – The honey made from local bees has the pollen you need to make the right antibodies that will reduce your allergic response to certain allergens.

Spring Cleaning

Spring and fall cleaning are the best times to eliminate the majority of allergens and airborne contaminants from your home. Use a HEPA-filter in your vacuum to collect any allergens that often accumulate in carpets or on furniture. Reducing the amount of clutter around your home helps to keep dust from collecting in hard to reach places. Make sure to wipe down other decor items and the tops of your cabinets too.

If you are looking for a beautiful apartment where you can enjoy a stunning view of both Denver and the surrounding mountains, our apartments in Denver is an ideal choice. We offer one- and two-bedroom floor plans with generous closet space. Contact our office today to see the various floor plans that are available and the amenities that each one includes.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock

St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

St. Patrick's Day ShamrockSt. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner so it is time to celebrate! Don’t do what everyone else does and drink a green beer or two. Be creative by concocting a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail in our Denver apartments.

St. Paddy’s Day Juice Cocktail

This juicy cocktail is sweet, powerful and downright delicious. If you are looking for a layered effect in terms of visuals, keep the orange juice out of the mix until the very end. You can always add about four ounces of orange juice to your glass after pouring about the same amount of the remaining portion of this cocktail mixture. Aside from orange juice, this cocktail recipe requires half an ounce of light rum, vodka, white tequila and gin. One ounce of Blue Curaçao is also necessary. Fill up a parfait glass with some ice. Add the liquors then the orange juice. A couple cherries will top off this cocktail just right.

Honeydew Martini

Honeydew martinis are visually striking and quite pleasant to the taste buds. The recipe calls for half an ounce of triple sec, three ounces of vodka and half an ounce of Midori. Fill half of your cocktail shaker with crushed ice. Add the ingredients, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish your martini with an orange slice. If you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at work or another setting in which alcohol is not appropriate, you can skip the vodka or substitute with sparkling water.

St. Patrick’s Day Hammer Shot

This tasty drink is one part Irish cream, one part Irish Mist and one part Jack Daniels. Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the three liquors, shake them until they chill and strain the mix into your shot glass.

Emerald Rain Drink

This is a potent beverage that goes down quite nicely on St. Patrick’s Day. It should be served in a cold cocktail glass after a thorough shake. The Emerald Rain Drink recipe calls for half an ounce of orange juice, an ounce of vodka, one-quarter lime (freshly squeezed) and two ounces of Hpnotiq. Combine these ingredients in the shaker for a thorough mix.

Check Out The Apartments at Denver Place

If you are looking for a comfortable place to call home, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to find out the types of floor plans we have available. You can reach us by dialing (866) 995-0446 or come visit our office.

Healthy Foods

February is American Heart Month

Healthy FoodsWhen people think of February they often think of Valentine’s Day, but it is also a month dedicated to raising awareness about a very serious problem: heart disease. To help raise awareness about this disease, we have gathered some strategies residents of our apartments in Denver can use to help prevent heart disease.

Make an Effort to Quit Smoking Cigarettes

Everyone knows smoking can cause problems with your breathing, but very few people know it can also cause problems to your heart. Studies have shown the chemicals in cigarettes can damage the blood vessels around the heart which may lead to significant plaque buildup in the arteries. When plaque builds up in the arteries, it puts you at risk of having a heart attack.

Start Following a Heart-Healthy Diet

What you eat could dramatically increase your risk of developing heart disease. Consuming foods that are high in saturated fats and cholesterol can lead to a plaque building up in your arteries. In an effort to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, you should follow a heart-healthy diet.

Some of the foods you should avoid include:

  • Deep-fried foods
  • Pre-packaged snack foods
  • Foods with lots of margarine
  • Cookies and crackers with high amounts of sodium and trans fat
  • Products made with full-fat dairy
  • Red meats
  • Processed meats

Foods that are part of a heart-healthy diet include:

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Fish
  • Lean meats such as chicken
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Beans

It is okay to occasionally eat some of the not-so-friendly heart-healthy foods, but your diet should include mostly heart-healthy foods.

Aim to Exercise at Least 30 Minutes a Day

Daily exercise is the quickest and easiest way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Exercising on a daily basis helps you improve your circulation and allows you to lose weight. Experts recommend that you engage in moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.

Choose to make The Apartments at Denver Place your new home and you will find it extremely easy to get your 30 minutes of exercise each day. All residents receive full-access membership to Club Form Fitness. In addition, we are located within walking distance to many local shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Call us to schedule an appointment to tour our apartments in Denver.

Cat and Dog

Tips for Being a Responsible Pet Owner

Cat and DogFebruary is known as “Responsible Pet Owner Month,” which is a great time to make sure that your pets are as safe and happy as possible. Look over the following tips to see if you’re missing out on any responsible pet owner tasks.

Work on Socialization

Socializing pets is an important part of helping them become more confident and comfortable in new surroundings or when meeting new people and other pets. Bring your pets to a local park, a friend’s house and any other pet-friendly places in the area. You can also socialize your pets while working on teaching them to follow commands by signing up for obedience training group classes.

Protect Your Pets’ Health

Keeping your pets healthy involves giving them the right amounts of food rather than overfeeding, providing them with plenty of opportunities to exercise, and making sure they have wellness checkups each year.

ID Your Pets

Have your pets wear ID tags on their collar, and keep their microchip information updated. If they haven’t been microchipped yet, think about having this done. Microchipping makes it easier to find pet owners when pets get lost. If your pets ever get loose, having ID tags and being microchipped means you have a much higher likelihood of being reunited with them quickly.

Have Pets Fixed

Having pets spayed or neutered helps you become a responsible pet owner overall. Spaying and neutering reduce pet overpopulation problems that contribute to crowded animal shelters. This procedure also provides pets with health benefits, such as a lower risk of certain types of cancer. Pets who are spayed or neutered also have fewer behavioral problems.

Keep Harmful Items Out of Reach

From chocolate to cleaning products, your home has items that can be harmful to your pets if they ingest them or are otherwise exposed to them. Go through your home, and make sure that potentially harmful items are stored in areas that your pets can’t get to. This gives you more peace of mind about having your pets roam through your apartment, especially when you’re not home.

Our pet-friendly community welcomes cats and dogs. Please contact us for more details on our pet policy and for additional information on our apartments in Denver, CO.

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Top Romantic Movies for Valentine’s Day

Movies on TabletOn Valentine’s Day, many couples choose to spend the day cuddled up watching movies about romance and love. While there are many good romance movies out there, you’ll come across just as many sappy, corny movies. Here are the top romantic movies to watch for Valentine’s Day.

1. The Notebook

The Notebook is a favorite among many women, and for good reason. Both Allie and Noah, played by Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling respectively, are warm and charming characters. These characters face many obstacles in their pursuit of love. Despite the odds, the love between Allie and Noah lasts the rest of their lives. The Notebook has won many awards and is incredibly popular. While this film may be a little cheesy, it is also genuine and heartwarming.

2. Love and Basketball

Many men dislike watching romance movies. However, Love & Basketball is a romance film that is popular among both women and men. Even though this film falls under the “chick flick” category, it still manages to attract male viewers due to its sports theme. Monica and Quincy, played by Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps respectively, meet as children on the basketball court. This film follows the budding romance between the two characters as they both follow their dreams of becoming professional basketball players.

3. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is another great romance movie for Valentine’s Day. In this film, it is evident that Peter Parker, played by Andrew Garfield, has a lot on his plate. He has to fight criminals and save the day with little support, as he’s hated by the police, the media, and even other superheroes. However, the romance that Peter Parker has with Gwen Stacy, played by Emma Stone, still manages to be memorable and touching.

4. Titanic (1997)

Titanic (1997) is a classic romance movie that everyone should see at least once. Whether you’ve never seen it before or you’ve watched it dozens of times, you should consider watching it with your significant other for Valentine’s Day. This film won eleven Oscars, and for good reason. The music, cast, and plot of this film are top-notch.

You should reach out to friends in your community if you want more recommendations for top romantic movies for Valentine’s Day. If you want to move into a new community, visit our office and take a look at our Denver apartments.

Woman Lying Down

How to Plan the Perfect Staycation

Woman Lying DownGoing away on vacation definitely has its perks. You get to see new places, have adventures and break free from routine. But vacations also have their inherent downsides, including cost, stress, and the time to get there and back. When you live in our beautiful apartments in Denver, a staycation certainly has a lot of benefits. Here’s how to plan a staycation you can get excited about!

Start With a Clean Slate

If you’re like most folks, a day at home can make you focus on all the cleaning chores you need to get caught up on. Your staycation shouldn’t start with you and a cleaning bucket. Instead, treat yourself to a clean start to your staycation by hiring a cleaning service.  That way, you’ll begin your staycation with a sparkling clean Denver apartment!

Treat Yourself to Some New Indulgences

If you were going to stay in a luxury hotel for your vacation, you’d be met with some nicely scented indulgences in the bathroom and some edible treats. Treat yourself to some new indulgences during your staycation. Stock your bathroom with scented bath gel or fresh flowers. Buy yourself a small fruit basket or a small tray of high-end chocolate bars to nibble on.

Hide Your Clocks

One thing that is missing from most hotel rooms is a wall clock. Why put pressure on yourself to stay on a schedule during your staycation? Stash all the clocks in your Denver apartment inside a closet or drawer. Don’t allow yourself to peek. After a while, you’ll feel much better knowing you don’t have to pay attention to the time.

Play Tourist

Many residents of the best cities in the world, including Denver, admit that they’ve never seen some of the best attractions there. Take a day or two and play tourist. Leave the car at home and take taxis and shuttles to attractions. Join a group tour and pretend you’re a stranger to Denver. You never know what fascinating facts you might discover about your own city!

The Apartments at Denver Place supplies the perfect residence for you and your needs. We have floor plans to suit every lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about our apartment community in Denver!

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