Muncie Apartment Living: February 2018
Welcome to this month's edition of Muncie Apartment Living, brought to you by The Haven, our apartments for rent in Muncie, Indiana. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Grapefruit Month; topics surrounding upcoming holidays like National Bagel Day, Valentine's Day, and President's Day; movies you might want to check out this month like Annihilation and Early Man; and book suggestions like Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and All the Light We Cannot See. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.
National Grapefruit Month
This month is National Grapefruit Month! Check out some of these interesting Grapefruit facts in celebration of this holiday:
— When found, it was named the “forbidden fruit.”
— Grapefruit trees can reach 25 to 30 feet tall.
— A single grapefruit tree can produce more than 1,500 pounds of fruit.
— Grapefruits are hand-picked, no mechanical harvesting is used.
— A grapefruit is 75% juice. One medium grapefruit will give you 2/3 of a cup of fresh-squeezed juice.
— Fresh grapefruit come in several colors including pink, red, white and golden.
Make these delicious Pink Grapefruit Bars from The View From Great Island in celebration of this holiday. These sweet bars are great to serve at a dinner party at your apartment. To make them you’ll need the following ingredients: whole wheat flour, brown sugar, unsalted butter, eggs, zest of a grapefruit, Ruby Red Grapefruit, sugar, a lemon squeeze, baking powder, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, red food coloring, and powdered sugar as a garnish.
National Bagel Day (February 9th)
Will you be visiting The Cup to celebrate National Bagel Day this year? The Cup is a great place to get a delicious bagel. “It takes a village to fill The Cup. Featuring coffees from Alliance World Coffee and Chauvin Coffee Company. Bagels made in house fresh daily!” The Cup is about a 12-minute drive from The Haven. Happy National Bagel Day!
Valentine's Day (February 14th)
Celebrate Valentine's Day by checking out these gift ideas:
Bath bombs are a great gift to give to a loved one. This can be a gift you make at home or one that you can purchase. LUSH has a great variety of bath bombs to give as gifts. If you want to try your hand at making one of your own, try out this DIY from Wellness Mama. You’ll need baking soda, citric acid, sea salt, cornstarch, your choice of oil, witch hazel, vanilla extract, and an essential oil to make it.
For the man in your life, a wallet is a great gift that’s functional, but also shows that you’re thinking about them. Buy this American Flag Leather Wallet or find another wallet that he’ll love. Any other small item similar to a wallet would be a great gift as well, such as a keychain or a personalized pocket knife.
President's Day (February 19th)
Will you be visiting Connie Prairie’s President's Day celebration this year? "All day long we’ll have history’s greatest POTUS’s and FLOTUS’s giving presentations and mingling with partygoers. Come play games, sing songs, and hear stories that celebrate the presidency." Connie Prairie is about a 45-minute drive from The Haven. Happy President's Day!
Have you seen Annihilation yet? Check it out in theaters beginning Friday, February 23. "A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply." Check out Annihilation this weekend! Buy your tickets today.
We suggest going to see Early Man this month. It comes out in theaters on Friday, February 16. "Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of courageous caveman Dug (Eddie Redmayne) and his best friend Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home." Are you excited to watch Early Man? Buy your tickets today for a great weekend.
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (2005)
This book that takes a fascinating look into the human mind is a great option to check out this month. “Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink changes the way you'll understand every decision you make. Never again will you think about thinking the same way.”
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (2014)
An inspiring and interesting book, All the Light We Cannot See is a must-read! “From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.”