Leaving Jessup for a summer vacation? You may already have your ticket, and that’s great; add some advance planning for packing and preparing your apartment, so your trip will go as smoothly as possible during peak summer travel time. In today’s Mission Place Blog post we have vacation travel tips. (more…)
The Mission Place Blog, in the spirit of celebrating National Bike Month, has some tips about bike maintenance and riding for members of our apartment community this month. Springtime is a great time to get out and enjoy a ride through our Jessup neighborhoods or head to a local trail nearby (list of local trails from Yelp). Follow the tips below for stress-free, safe riding. (more…)
Here at Mission Place we strive to provide the amenities members of our apartment community appreciate. The convenience of having full-size, in-apartment washers and dryers is just one of the ways we make living here awesome. Isn’t it great to simply do your laundry, in your apartment, at your convenience? No more driving all over Jessup, MD trying to find a clean, affordable, open laundromat on a Saturday night! Today we have some tips for laundry day. (more…)
Celebrating Pi Day has, for many Americans, become a ritual of eating pie and making puns, and today the Mission Place Blog has ingredients for both! Try one of these pie recipes and share the puns in your social media feeds come Pi Day, March 14th. (more…)
Today the Mission Place Blog has some suggestions for planning a Valentine’s Day date night. Plan a movie night, but not just any movie! Try one of these romantic classics* and be sure to upgrade the drinks and treats, too. We suggest one of these desserts from Good Housekeeping. Don’t forget the popcorn! Now on to the movies.
Living in the Mission Place apartment community in Jessup, MD means having access to an awesome game room complete with a billiard tables. This is of course just one of the amenities available to residents at Mission Place apartments. Today in our blog post, we want to share some information about the history of billiards (also known as pool) and some fun trivia about the game too.
The year is drawing to a close, and that means that it’s time to put together an epic New Year’s Eve celebration. To help you out, we’ve rounded up some awesome ideas about planning a party and celebrating in style (without breaking the bank) at your apartment if you opt to stay in for the evening.
Thanksgiving is about more than good food and football (though those are two very important elements of the holiday, in our opinion). Gratitude is one of the hallmarks of the day, and here at the Mission Place blog we have some tips for making gratitude a part of your daily life. Why is that important, you ask? Studies have shown that people who express gratitude are happier, and also reap other benefits related to better health; this article goes into detail about the hows and whys.
Today we want to share three ways to include gratitude in your life on a regular basis.
- 1. Put it in writing.
Create a gratitude journal. This can be anything from a simple notebook to a fancy, leather-bound journal. The point is having a place to write down the things you are grateful for each day. To get in the habit, give yourself the challenge of recording three things daily that you are grateful for during the month of November. After that, hopefully it comes more naturally to you. Seeking the good things that happen is definitely a mood-lifting exercise.
- 2. Pay it forward.
It’s a popular idea that may sound difficult to implement — after all, we’re not made of money. The thing is, though, that there are a multitude of ways to pay it forward that don’t even require money, but that still make a difference and highlight the fact we all have things in our lives to be grateful for. So when you’re out and about in Jessup, MD this month, make it a point to do things for others. For example, hold the door open for the person with an armful of papers, tell the cleaning person how much you appreciate having a neat and tidy office, send an email to your child’s teacher and them thanks for the hard work they do every day. Check out these 60 Selfless Ways to Pay It Forward, too.
- 3. Share it with a friend.
When we are not in the habit of looking for the good in others or looking for things to be grateful for, it can be difficult to come up with anything — or even remember to do it. In these situations, having someone to be accountable to makes a difference. Challenge yourself and others to post three things a day that you’re grateful for on social media or in your gratitude journal. Take time to write a note, send an email, send flowers, or stop by for an in-person visit to people who have made a difference in your life. You will both be uplifted and benefit from the warm, fuzzy feelings that will ensue.
We appreciate all of the members of our apartment community. If you are traveling for Thanksgiving, be safe! Thanks for reading the Mission Place blog.
It’s a roundup of fall flavors, and the Mission Place blog has got some great ideas to help you make the most of a bounteous harvest featuring hearty soup recipes featuring potatoes, carrots, onions, squash, corn, and pumpkin. That’s right, pumpkin isn’t just for latte. We think you’ll love our pumpkin soup recipe, so stop by your local Jessup area farmer’s market, or grocery store to get the veggies, and then commence making soup. It’s what’s for dinner.
It’s morning; you’ve overslept, you’re in a rush to get ready and out the door, on your way to work or school. You’ve got your bag, your keys… what about breakfast? You could grab a muffin or a banana on your way out the door, but… you can do better than that. After all, September is Better Breakfast Month. So to help you out, we’ve made a quick list of places around Jessup, MD that are close to Mission Place apartments where you can grab a great breakfast when you need one. We’ve also included a few reviews from Yelp to help you get to know each place.
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