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Kansas City Apartment Living: November 2018

Welcome to this month's edition of Kansas City Apartment Living, brought to you by Prairie View at Village West, our apartments for rent in Kansas City, Missouri. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Peanut Butter Lovers Month and National Sleep Comfort Month, topics surrounding upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving and Clean Your Refrigerator Day, movies you might want to check out this month like Bohemian Rhapsody and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and book suggestions like 1607: A New Look at Jamestown and The Witch of Blackbird Pond. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.

November Celebrations

National Peanut Butter Lovers MonthA bowl of peanut butter cookies, a bowl of peanuts, and a jar of peanut butter

How much do you love peanut butter? If you enjoy snacking on a peanut butter sandwich, indulging on peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, or eating it straight out of the jar, this month is perfect for you. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try using peanut butter in a variety of non-dessert recipes.


National Sleep Comfort MonthA woman lying in a bed with a sleep mask on

Give yourself the amount and quality of rest you need and deserve by prioritizing taking care of it! Whether that means rearranging your schedule to allow for more sleeping time, investing in the right pillow, sheets, and even mattress for you, taking care of stresses in your life, or visiting a doctor to help you pinpoint your problem and make way for effective solutions, every effort counts. It can transport you to the sleep of your dreams, again and again and again.

Upcoming Holidays

ThanksgivingA plate full of mashed potatoes, stuffing, sliced turkey, and cranberry sauce

Bring on the turkey! Thanksgiving, that all-American holiday where feasting reins supreme will soon be upon us. Whether you gather with friends and family at your apartment or you’re headed across town, or across the country, the point of the holiday (besides an amazing meal) is to give thanks. Whether you’re accustomed to giving thanks or you think you could re-dedicate yourself to being thankful, today is the perfect day to focus on gratitude.

Clean Your Refrigerator DayA person wearing a rubber glove and cleaning out their fridge

This oh-so-fun holiday comes just in time for your Thanksgiving meal preparations! Clean out your refrigerator on this holiday, the 15th, or another time this month to make room for defrosting turkey or leftovers. Throw away all expired, soiled, or won’t-be-eaten food to open up space. Reorganize what’s left and do what you can to condense them into appropriately labeled containers so you can access your foods later. Don’t forget to wipe down the shelves, clean the outsides, and dust the top for good measure!

Movie Suggestions

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody will be playing in theatres beginning Friday, November 2. Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody, "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You" become instant classics. When Mercury's increasingly wild lifestyle starts to spiral out of control, Queen soon faces its greatest challenge yet -- finding a way to keep the band together amid the success and excess. Are you planning to see Bohemian Rhapsody? Buy your tickets today!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Check out Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald this month on Friday, November 16. Magizoologist Newt Scamander joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a great weekend movie to see. Buy your tickets online today!

Book Suggestions

1607: A New Look at Jamestown by Karen E. Lange, Ira Block (Photographer)

“Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. The text has been researched with the help of National Geographic grantee Dr. William Kelso. The pages come alive with Ira Block's stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. Compelling new theories, a National Geographic period map, and stunning reenactment photography take us back to Jamestown in 1607, where the course of our country's history changed forever.”

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

“Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the ‘witch’ is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!”