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Best Pumpkin Patches in Chico - Fall 2018

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 29, 2018

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! It's time to find your very own magic pumpkin for fall 2018. 

Like your fairy godmother, we're here to make your life easier. We hope you have a happily ever after harvest season!

Below is a list of the 5 best Pumpkin Patches to visit in Chico, CA this fall:

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Topics: Fall in Chico, Living in Chico

Ways to Keep Cozy in Chico Apartments

Posted by Serene Skiffington

November 22, 2017

As the rain sprinkles down and the temperature drops, the chilly winter weather reminds us to keep calm and cozy up in Chico apartments.

Now is the perfect time to fill your space with soft pillows, knit blankets, wool socks, coffee and candles. 

Create the perfect ambiance to cushion the harsh winter temps! Follow along below for tips and tricks on how to keep cozy in Chico apartments:

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Topics: Decorating your Apartment, Living in an Apartment

How to Cook the Perfect Turkey in Chico Apartments

Posted by Serene Skiffington

November 20, 2017

Cooking the perfect turkey is the ultimate Thanksgiving dream.

Thankfully, Chef Alton Brown details a step-by-step guide in Bon Appétit magazine, complete with quirky advice and plenty of personality. If you have been searching for the best way to brine, brown, and keep your turkey tender and moist, you've come to the right place.

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Topics: Fall in Chico, Living in Chico, Renters Insurance

How To Host Thanksgiving at Apartments in Chico California

Posted by Serene Skiffington

November 17, 2017

Gobble gobble! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means it's time to break out your holiday apron, dust off the old cookbook and gear up to be the hostess with the mostest! Serve your guests in splendor at apartments in Chico California!

If you agree that the perfect amount of butter is when it starts to pool underneath your dinner roll, then we are on the same page and you'll love this post. 

Let this blog serve as your official guide to hosting an epic Thanksgiving. 

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Topics: Fall in Chico, Living in an Apartment, Holidays

How to Boil Water: 5 Beginner Cooking Tips for Chico Apartments

Posted by Serene Skiffington

October 23, 2017

Let's be honest, the scene in the classic 1993 film, Mrs. Doubtfire, where Robin Williams catches the kitchen (and himself) on fire and decides to buy take out to serve as his own dishes, is the majority of us most nights of the week.

There is a special art to cooking that either you grasp entirely, or fail completely to understand.

Much of this depends on how well you know how to use your apartment appliances and cooking tools. 

For those of you living in Chico apartments who scratch pans, burn rice, cut your fingers, and can't seem to figure out how to even boil water...this blog is for you. Want to pull off a simple pasta? Keep reading for beginner cooking tips!

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Topics: Safety, Living in an Apartment

Sparkle or Spook? 5 Pumpkin Decorating Tips for Chico Apartments

Posted by Serene Skiffington

October 13, 2017

There's something both magical and familiar about pumpkins.

They represent a symbolic nostalgia for fall that has the power to transport us back to cool October afternoons as children, jumping in leaves at the schoolyard or hunting pumpkins at the local patch. 

As a staple of seasonal decor, you can paint them, carve them, build them into centerpieces or bake them into pies. Whether you're into spooky and scary or glittery and gold, pumpkins are for you. 

Below is a sparkling list of 5 pumpkin decorating tips to brighten up your home this fall.

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Topics: Fall in Chico, Decorating your Apartment

Sunny and 75: Why Living in Chico is Best in the Fall

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 17, 2017

After a sweltering Chico summer, crisp morning air and breezy afternoons are a much welcomed surprise. You could say that the golden glow of sunshine mixed with cooler temps makes fall our favorite season.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Fall in Chico

The 3 Step Guide to Renter's Insurance in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 11, 2017

We're here to tell you from experience that renter's insurance isn’t just for the worry warts, nerds, and type-A’s of the world. It's actually an incredibly smart and practical resource to have in your corner, especially for those unpredictable (costly) moments in life.

Skipping two Starbucks drinks a month could be what stands between you and the financial loss of that $1,800 Macbook Pro you so dearly love, or the family heirloom bracelet your grandma gave you, or even the sum total of your entire living room. Accidents happen, theft happens, and natural disasters definitely happen.

Don’t be naïve about renter's insurance, give up one restaurant cheeseburger a month, and buy into a plan that could save you from serious financial setback. Check out this easy 3 step guide to get started:

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Topics: Renters Insurance, Safety

Living in Chico: Your Trusty Apartment Search Sidekick

Posted by Serene Skiffington

September 01, 2017

Never forget the importance Robin played in Batman's victories. Everybody needs a friend to help out when things get tough, even super rich, buff billionaires.

When it comes to finding a Chico apartment, you’re going to need the right help.

Let us be your sidekick, so you can be the superhero.

Find out why Living in Chico is your greatest ally for defeating the loathsome evil apartment search.

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Topics: Living in Chico, Finding an Apartment

Best Of Chico: It’s Time to Vote for Your Faves While Living in Chico

Posted by Serene Skiffington

August 19, 2017

UPDATED FOR 2017

Every year the Chico News & Review holds the Best of Chico contest where locals vote on their Chico favorites.

This contest is important for recognizing local businesses, their hard work, and contribution to our community.

Let your voice be heard! If you're living in Chico and have favorite places to eat, drink, and have fun, go vote! Give a shout out to your favorite waitress, and be sure to share your best kept brunch secrets!

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Topics: Living in Chico, Best of Chico