Two fun, and easy to make, presents for the children and adults!

1. Old saran wrap or aluminum foil containers make great boxes for gifting cookies.

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 2.  Keep the kids busy this Christmas with three-ingredient snow slime. Click the pictures for detailed How-To

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Bonus: Pretzel rings, Fruit Roll-Ups, and frosting are an easy way to make yummy pretzel snowman treats for the whole family! You could even make a unique and special snowman for each family member.

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The snuggliest (and most fashionable) snowmen you ever did see. Get the directions here.

Help Us Celebrate World Kindness Week!

The Court at Artists Village Apartments in Santa Ana CAIt’s a Kindness Take-Over!

Today marks the start of World Kindness Week and YOUR chance to help make the world a better place.

This week we invite you to help us make kindness contagious: Show Us Your Kindness and post your photos to our page using #AMCKindnessWeek.

Even one act of kindness, no matter how small, can make all the difference in someone else’s world.

Browse some kindness ideas and start spreading the love this week to celebrate World Kindness Day this Thursday, November 13!

Still Struggling with the End of Daylight Savings?

The Court at Artists Village Apartments in Santa Ana CAFalling Back means an extra hour of sleep over the weekend, but can also make a negative impact on your sleep schedule after. Make some changes to your routine in your apartments in Santa Ana, CA to help recover and adjust to the time change. Here are some tips and tricks to try in your apartment home:

1. Take advantage of that extra morning hour of sunlight by taking a walk or a run. Exercise and sunlight can both help increase your energy levels throughout the day and may be just the boost you need.

2. Turn up the energy-efficient lights in your Santa Ana apartments in the afternoon to combat the lost hour of afternoon sunlight. This is a small way to help your body combat the time change, just remember to turn lights off in the night to avoid wasting energy!

3. Keep lights and electronic devices turned off during sleeping hours to help get a better night’s sleep in your apartments in Santa Ana, CA. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best remedy’s for the time change, so make sure you get a full night’s rest!

THIS JUST IN: PET COSTUME CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENSION!

The Court at Artists Village Apartments in Santa Ana CAHOWLoween is right around the corner, and so is the deadline for Artists Village Pet Costume Contest! Don’t miss out on participating in the FIRST EVER Pet Costume Contest, with the chance to win great prizes for you and your pet!

The deadline for photo submissions has been extended to Sunday, November 2! Be sure to take plenty of pictures of your pet in their Halloween costume, and post them to our Artists Village fanpage for your chance to win!

Contest Rules:

  • Submit your photos to the Artists Village fanpage
  • Hashtag your photo with #AMCPets and #HOWLoween
  • Like Artists Village fanpage
  • Contest Winner will be decided based on the number of likes and shares for each pet photo
  • Professional and stock photography will NOT be considered!

 

Contest Prizes:

  • First Prize: Bark Box WITH a premium toy
  • Second Prize: PetSmart GiftCard

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to stop by the Leasing Office for more information or to have your own pet photo session with the Artists Village staff. Voting closes Sunday, November 2 and the winners will be announced Monday, November 3, 2014!

Boo at the Zoo near Your Santa Ana Apartments

The Court at Artists Village Apartments in Santa Ana CAEnjoy a Halloween event with the whole family in mind near your apartments in Santa Ana, CA. This “Merry not Scary” offers a number of family-friendly activities, encouraging visitors to come in costume! Don’t miss out on this safe and fun option for Halloween festivities near your apartment home.

Boo at the Zoo Attractions:

  • Trick-or-Treat Trail
  • Animal Presentations
  • Storytelling
  • Costume Parade
  • Teen Scream Haunted House
  • Fun and Games!

With ten different stations for your kids to load up on goodies and many other fun activities, this is not an event to miss. Bring the whole family down to the Santa Ana Zoo to enjoy Boo at the Zoo near your apartments in Santa Ana, CA!

Additional Details:

Boo at the Zoo
October 25, 26 & 30 │ 5:30p-8:00p

Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park
1801 East Chestnut Avenue │ Santa Ana CA

Fall Energy Savings for Your Santa Ana Apartments

The Court at Artists Village Apartments in Santa Ana CAStart making changes to your daily routine in your apartments in Santa Ana, CA, to start getting ready for the fall and winter seasons. Cooler temperatures and shorter days can make it easier to start spending more on energy costs. Add some green tricks in your apartment home to start conserving energy this season.

1. Be conscientious of your thermostat, remembering to turn it off when you are away from your Santa Ana apartments or sleeping. When you are relaxing at home, keep the thermostat set to 68 degrees.

2. Turn down your water heaters to 120 degrees to help reduce your energy bill as well. Especially if you have small children, this is also a great safety precaution, keeping water from running too hot.

3. Keep window curtains and drapes pulled tightly shut during the night to help insulate heat inside your apartments in Santa Ana, CA. Open curtains, especially on south-facing windows to gain natural warmth from sunlight during daytime hours.

Halloween is Going to the Pets at Artists Village Apartments!

The Court at Artists Village Apartments in Santa Ana CAHappy HOWLoween from Artists Village Apartments! You are invited to participate in this year’s FIRST EVER Pet Costume Contest, with the chance to win great prizes for you and your pet! Whether the fairest of them all or the scariest of them all, show off your pet’s costume for your chance to win.

Contest Rules:

  • Submit your photos to the Artists Village fanpage
  • Hashtag your photo with #AMCPets and #HOWLoween
  • Like Artists Village fanpage
  • Contest Winner will be decided based on the number of likes and shares for each pet photo
  • Professional and stock photography will NOT be considered!

Contest Prizes:

  • First Prize: Bark Box WITH a premium toy
  • Second Prize: PetSmart GiftCard

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to stop by the Leasing Office for more information or to have your own pet photo session with the Artists Village staff. We are excited to see your cute, clever, scary and silly pet costumes! Voting closes Thursday, October 30 and the winners will be announced Friday, October 31!

Need a little inspiration?