Muncie Apartment Living: December 2018

Welcome to this month’s edition of Muncie Apartment Living, brought to you by The Haven, our apartments for rent in Muncie, IN. This month we’re here to help you celebrate December! Take the opportunity to get out and enjoy Muncie and the best it has to offer. We have ideas for doing just that, whether you’re enjoying a month-long celebration or an individual holiday. Check out our suggested movies and books, we update them every month. Read on to learn more about these topics in today’s blog post

December Celebrations

Write a Friend Monthperson wearing a sweater writing on a stack of papers

Letter writing may seem like a thing of the past, but that’s not true! Receiving something other than junk or bills in the mail can brighten anyone’s day, so do what you can to bring that joy to a loved one’s life by sending a letter. Whether it’s a holiday greeting card or a simple update about your life, it can be an opportunity to bond with someone, whether they live a few cities over or across the world.

Upcoming Holidays

National Brownie Day (December 8th)plate of stacked mint brownies

This month, we are bringing residents ways to celebrate National Brownie Day on December 8th. Try one of these brownie recipes at your apartment, or check out a local bakery here in Muncie.

Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies

“Super fudgy, moist brownies topped with a layer of sweet peppermint frosting, covered in a layer of soft chocolate ganache, then sprinkled with crushed candy canes to dress them up for the holidays. These Peppermint Candy Cane Brownies are perfect for any party.”

 

Super Fudgy Brownies from The First Year

Super fudgy brownies pair perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. These super fudgy brownies can be made with all-purpose flour, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened baking chocolate, butter, sugar, vanilla, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Poinsettia Day (December 12th)a bunch of poinsettias next to a mini tree with ornaments

Pick up a poinsettia to decorate with this holiday season. The Flower Expert tells us “The bright petals of Poinsettias, which look like flowers, are actually the bunch of upper leaves of the plant, called bracts. Poinsettia flowers are small, green or yellow, and grow inconspicuously in the center of each leaf bunch.” These are great plants to brighten up your apartment during the holiday season.

Movie Suggestions

For a night in at your apartment, we suggest watching a classic holiday favorite like While You Were Sleeping (1995), Elf (2003), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), or The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). If you’re in the mood to go out to a movie, we suggest getting your tickets online in advance. These are a few of the movies coming out this December.

Mary Queen of Scots

“Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.”

The Silence

“The Story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have bred for decades in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they're ready to emerge.”

Mary Poppins Returns

“Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.”

Are you a fan of the Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke classic? Head to the theaters on or after December 19th to get your fill of the latest take of this wonderful story. “Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.”

Aquaman

“Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.”

Book Suggestions

This month our book suggestions are perfect for a winter’s day. Cozy up in your favorite reading nook and get lost in another time and place.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women is the heartwarming story of the March family that has thrilled generations of readers. It is the story of four sisters--Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth-- and of the courage, humor and ingenuity they display to survive poverty and the absence of their father during the Civil War (Goodreads review).

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

“They open a door and enter a world

“NARNIA...the land beyond the wardrobe, the secret country known only to Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy...the place where the adventure begins.

“Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.”

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