Best Cookie Recipes for Giving

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Oh sweet December! Literally! One of the best things about the holiday season is that it officially harkens the start of the baking season, including the cookie baking season. Homemade holiday cookies are the perfect sweet tooth addition to any Christmas apartment party or ugly sweater shindig. They also make for one the easiest, quickest, and tastiest gifts you can … Read More

Firestarting 101: Tips on Firepit Use

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Fire Pit 101

There’s simply something magical about campfires and fire pit blazes. At the Junction apartments, you, your roommates, and your friends can enjoy that backyard fire just about anytime you want at several of the outdoor fire pit and gathering areas. Fire pits are ideal for both cooking burgers and brats and serving as a nice setting for an evening hangout. But … Read More

3 Tips For Hosting the Best Summer Cookout

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The Junction Cottages & Townhomes boasts many attractive amenities like a pool house loaded with games and state-of-the-art fitness center complete with multi-function weight training machines. But one of the most simple yet most desirable amenities is arguably this luxury student housing location’s many onsite outdoor gathering areas. These outdoor spaces feature wooden chair swings, Adirondack chairs, fire pits, and … Read More

4 Super Fast Grill Favorites

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Arguably the biggest draw of The Loft’s student apartments is the amenities. What’s not to love about being a short walk away from the pool or state-of-the-art fitness center? These bonus features are what really transform this place into a community. In the summer season, two of the most used amenities are the previously mentioned pools and the neighboring grilling … Read More

How to Celebrate Father’s Day in College Station

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Father’s Day, which happens on the third Sunday of June (June 18 this year), is a day designed to honor our dear old dads. This is a day to enjoy a little family time and show appreciation for all the things he does for you. Of course, not everyone shares a ‘traditional’ family dynamic. So consider this a day to … Read More

Top Dessert Spots in College Station

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May is here and summer’s just around the corner. For Texans, that means we’re about to get a whole lot of the sunshine and warm weather and there’s nothing better on a hot day than a cool dessert. Plus, in these sweet weeks between finals and the start of the summer, you deserve to treat yo’ self. So take a … Read More

3 Irish-Inspired Recipes

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Despite Irish Catholics having celebrated St. Patrick’s Day as a religious holiday for thousands of years (RIP St. Patrick), the extravagant holiday parades and blow-out celebrations we know and love today were largely developed by Irish men and women who fled to America during the 18th and 19th centuries. Since then, the day, week, and even the whole month of … Read More

3 Tasty Pumpkin Spice Inspired Recipes

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Pumpkin is the taste of the season. After all, it’s no coincidence that Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice lattes make it onto every social media page during autumn. But why limit yourself to pumpkin-flavored coffee when there are so many other ways to enjoy the flavor? 3 Must-Try Pumpkin Spice Inspired Recipes 1. Pumpkin Spice Popcorn.  Popcorn is probably one of the … Read More

Easy Grilled Dinners

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Fall classes are back in session, Labor Day is just around the corner, and football games or on the calendar; all of which means that easy grilled dinners are on the menu. Us Texans know that there is no better time to enjoy the grill station than the fall when the days are still long and the evening temperatures are … Read More

College Kitchen Essentials

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So your stay in the dorms is over and you’re moving into your first student apartment! It’s not going to be perfect, but you’re definitely going to love the feeling of independence it’ll give you. First, though, you’re going to need to stock up on a few college kitchen essentials. If you don’t yet have a bed or other furniture, … Read More