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Muncie Apartment Living: March 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 Craft Month and National Peanut Month; topics surrounding upcoming holidays like Girl Scout Day and St. Patrick's Day; movies you might want to check out this month like Red Sparrow and Ready Player One; and book suggestions like Ulysses and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.

March Celebrations

National Craft Month

Did you know it's National Craft Month? Celebrate by making something unique and special for your apartment. Try your hand at making this Herringbone Mirror with Fabric from School of Decorating. To make it you'll need wood veneer, wood stain, E6000 Glue, Chevron fabric, and Elmer's Permanent Spray Adhesive.

National Peanut Month

Make something using peanuts this month at your apartment in celebration of National Peanut Month. We suggest trying out this Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cake from Delish. Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll need: a Devil’s Food Cake mix, all-purpose flour, butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, salt, whole milk, mini chocolate chips, chocolate chips, heavy cream, and roughly chopped Reese’s candy. For a more savory dish, try out this tasty Real Deal Kung Pao Chicken Recipe from Serious Eats. You'll need chicken thighs, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, cornstarch, peanut oil, Sichuan peppercorns, scallions, peanuts, minced garlic, minced ginger, Chinese black vinegar, Sichuan fermented chili-bean paste, sugar, hot Chinese dry chili pepper, and leeks.


Upcoming Holidays

Girl Scout Day

Did you know that March 12th is Girl Scout Day? Buy some Girl Scout Cookies this month to celebrate Girls Scouts everywhere. Check out this link that shows you all the locations that you can purchase cookies this month. Check them out soon because the season it ending soon! You can also purchase them online, so check them out there!

St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at your apartment this month on March 17th! Wear green, eat an Irish inspired dish and decorate your apartment in preparation for this holiday. Make these fun Lucky Penny Letters from Made by Marzipan as a great decoration piece. Put it on a mantel or a side table in your living room. To make it you'll need block letters to spell out “LUCKY”, copper-colored paint, a foam brush, pennies (about 300), a hot glue gun, and Mod Podge (optional).


Movie Suggestions

Red Sparrow

Are you planning to see Red Sparrow? Check it out at your local theater beginning Friday, March 2. “Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations.” We think you'll really enjoy Red Sparrow. Buy your tickets today!

Ready Player One

Check out Ready Player One this month on Friday, March 30. “When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.” Ready Player One is a great weekend movie to see. Buy your tickets online today!

Book Suggestions

Ulysses by James Joyce (1922)

“One of the most important works of the Modernist era, James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ was originally published serially in the American journal ‘The Little Review’ from March 1918 to December 1920. Subsequently published as a book in 1922, ‘Ulysses’ chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. While the novel appears largely unstructured at first glance it is in fact very closely paralleled to Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, containing eighteen episodes that correspond to various parts of Homer’s work.”

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (2007)

“Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love.”