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Summer Reading at Hampton Gardens

Summer Reading at Hampton Gardens

Last September, the Hampton Gardens Blog had some reading suggestions for Read a Book Day, and with summer coming on we thought it would be fun to share a twist on the typical summer-reading list, by suggesting reading genres rather than specific books this month. So head to Amazon, your favorite bookstore in St. Louis, MO, or to the  St. Louis Public Library to pick up a book from our list to get started with summer reading! Read More

Day Trip St. Louis

Day Trip St. Louis

May is here and that means it’s time to plan some summer fun before the calendar is completely filled up! If you are going to be spending most of your time in St. Louis this summer we’ve got tips to make day trips go more smoothly. And if you plan on hibernating in your Hampton Gardens apartment and only making it as far as the pool, that’s good too — but for our adventurous day trippers, we’ve got you covered with these awesome tips. Read More

It’s a Clean Sweep — Caring for Floors at Hampton Gardens

It’s a Clean Sweep — Caring for Floors at Hampton Gardens

Today the Hampton Gardens Blog has some tips for keeping the floors in your St. Louis, MO apartment looking great. We have tips for both hard-surface floors and for the carpeted areas of your apartment floors. They key is to be consistent and sweep and vacuum regularly. We are pleased to offer amenities like wall-to-wall carpeting in your home.  

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Celebrate National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month and today the Hampton Gardens Blog has some ideas to share about how to get into the spirit of the occasion right here in St. Louis, MS. National Poetry Month was established twenty-one years ago by the Academy of American Poets to celebrate poets and poetry. From that simple beginning, it has grown into the largest literary celebration in the world. Students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, and of course poets take part in various ways. We invite residents of our apartment community to take part too. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Laundry Day Etiquette at Hampton Gardens

Laundry Day Etiquette at Hampton Gardens

Hampton Gardens is pleased to provide amenities which make our residents’ lives easier, and having on-site laundry facilities is just one of the perks we provide. We’ve all encountered those people, you know, the ones who hog the washers, leave sticky pools of detergent — or worse, a puddle of bleach in the laundry area. Today we will be taking a look at best practices for using the laundry facility. Read More

Learning about Pi Day

Learning about Pi Day

March is here, bringing with it several holidays. Today The Hampton Garden Blog takes a look at Pi Day, the most popular March holiday next to St. Patrick’s Day.  To start, how about a bit of Pi Day trivia?  In an episode of Star Trek, Mr. Spock stopped an evil entity that had taken over the Enterprise’s computer system, ordering it to “compute to the last digit the value of Pi.” Now that’s using some logic!  And perhaps Buzz Lightyear was on a quest to find π, based on his catchphrase, “to infinity and beyond.” We may never know, but we can comfort ourselves with a slice of pie, right? Read More

Movie Night at Hampton Gardens

Movie Night at Hampton Gardens

Continuing with the romantic theme of February, we’ve got some suggestions for romantic movies to watch in your Hampton Gardens apartment. Plan an at-home date night or night in with your friends and watch one of these movies that celebrate love and romance. Descriptions come from IMDb.

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Valentine’s Day Date Night and Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day Date Night and Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us. While you can go with the traditional chocolates, flowers, balloons, cards, and even jewelry, why not branch out and try something a little different this year? Whether you stay in your cozy Hampton Gardens apartment for a romantic dinner or head out on the town, hitting your favorite St. Louis, MO nightspots to celebrate, these ideas can help get your creative gears turning.

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Completing New Year’s Resolutions

Completing New Year’s Resolutions

January 2017. It’s a new month. It’s a new year. It’s time to make resolutions for the coming year, and today the Hampton Gardens blog has ideas. But first, take a mental assessment of the last year and pat yourself on the back for all of the accomplishments, projects, and goals you have completed. Better yet, make a written list and then use that information as a base point for coming up with some resolutions for this year. Unfortunately, a disheartening statistic is that only eight percent of the New Year’s resolutions that are made are actually followed through to fruition. Today’s blog will focus on some tips to follow so you, along with other Odenton, MD residents, are in that eight percent!

 

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Soup’s On

Soup’s On

Sometimes, a bowl of soup just hits the spot, particularly on a snowy, cold, St. Louis, Missouri evening. In today’s Hampton Gardens blog post, we’ve got you covered, whether you want to whip up a pot of chicken noodle soup or head out to a local restaurant, soup’s on.

 

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