Southbrook Apartments & Townhomes
Chocolate Lover's Month
2nd � Groundhog's Day
3rd � Super Bowl Sunday
7th � Greet Your Neighbor Day
12th � Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
12th � Abraham Lincoln�s Birthday
13th � Jar of Kisses Guesses Due � Drawing held
14th � Valentine's Day
18th � President's Day
20th � Love Your Pet Day
22nd � George Washington's Birthday
From the Manager's Desk...
What is so good about another month of winter?? -- It�s our shortest month of the year!! : ) Spring will be just around the corner once we finish this month!
Don�t forget to come by the office and count the number of kisses in the jar for a chance to win ALL of the kisses and a pass for 2 movie tickets! The winner will be picked on February 13th.
Should we continue to receive any additional snow/ice � please be sure to use the ice melt that has been provided for your use outside of your apartment or townhome. Once emptied, please bring in your empty container and exchange it for a new one!
~ Christy Bukowski
Southbrook Apartments & Townhomes
5201 SW 34th St.
Topeka, KS 66614
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day! It's a day to show your favorite furry friends how much you love them.
Here�s some ways to celebrate your pet:
- Give them a special treat: Grab something from a pet store or make treats yourself.
- Take them for a walk: Spend some time and exercise with your pet. They will appreciate the fresh air.
- Make them new toys: Extra things from around your home could become their new favorite play thing.
- Spend some extra time: Pets love our attention. Give them extra hugs, kisses, and cuddles this day to show them they are truly loved.
As a reminder, we do have 2 Pet Stations here on the property for Doggy-Do pickup ;) One is located behind 5201 SW 34th St. Building 9 and the second one is located behind 3501 SW Chelsea Dr. Building 10.
Keep Your Stove in Tip Top Shape!
Grease and other food debris can easily adhere to electric stove drip pans and can be very difficult to scrub out. In addition to creating a potential fire hazard, dirty drip pans can ruin the overall appearance of a stove. Keeping them clean is an essential for safety, sanitary and aesthetic reasons.
Click here to view cleaning tips. You can also protect your drip pans by covering them in foil, allowing you to easily clean up after future messes!
Interior Decorating Secrets for Small Homes
So you have a small home? You are possibly wondering, how do I make my small space look comfortable and inviting without looking cluttered? Here are several tips to help you do just that!
First of all start with looking around, notice the placement of windows and which way the light reflects in the rooms during different times of day. You do not want to blind someone, who could possibly be visiting, by that stunning sunset. Also look at your current furniture and the colors that it is or is not. Some colors can make a room look small, clinical and cold. Good warm toned colors also make it more comfortable for you to live there. Browns, Reds, Yellows, and Oranges are great colors to open up space and make the room warm and inviting. Use accent rugs to help with the addition of colors as some Landlords do not allow you to paint. Sofa Covers are a great way to add color and save from wear and tear on your furniture. When choosing a color scheme please note that you should choose something that is easy to clean i.e., browns and grays.
Try to look at the big picture, small living rooms mean that you shouldn't get a sectional sofa. Instead try a small love seat or futon couch. Not only does the futon couch help with space but it can be converted to a bed for those studio homes.
If you are on a budget and don't want to get rid of your current bed and you are in a studio, try a bed that looks like a bunk bed with out the lower bunk. That way you can store your dress and other articles under the bunk and enclose it with a curtain and no one can see your unmade bed up top. This is very useful for bachelors.
Try creating rooms with the use of decorative screens. It can make a single room look like two or more rooms are there. Also remember your curtains, they should be allowing the light in, the more light you allow in the bigger the space looks.
Use a small bistro table as a dining table. It is intimate and makes for a great coffee talk spot.
Plants are a great way to make your rooms appear bigger. Try hanging them from the ceiling or by using hooks on the wall. Don't forget the importance of mirrors. The use of mirrors can make your small home look large. Use a focal point and angle your mirror towards it, it gives the illusion of depth.
Most importantly make sure you always have a clean space, it is always bigger when it is clean. Look into clever storage options, such as magazine holders, coffee tables and footrests with storage, armoires, etc. Keeping your home tidy and clutter free will help you achieve that neat and large appearance you are going for!
4 cup Swanson® Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness™ or Certified Organic)
Generous dash ground black pepper
1 medium carrot, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1 stalk celery, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup uncooked extra wide egg noodles
1 cup shredded cooked chicken or turkey
Heat the broth, black pepper, carrot and celery in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.
Stir the noodles and chicken into the saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook for 10 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
Courtesy of FoodNetwork.com