Visit the Irvine Historical Society to Explore Our Community’s Rich History

Explore the history of this wonderful city at the Irvine Historical Museum. Source: Irvine Historical Society

Are you interested in learning more about our fascinating city? Grow an appreciation about the roots of our community by heading to the Irvine Historical Society. Dedicated to the preservation of regional history, the historical society is full of great information. The society is located on the site of Irvine Ranch, which was once one of the largest … [Read more...]

Common Exercises to Use With Caution

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Just because an exercise is a common part of many workouts, doesn't mean that it is safe. Avoid injuries by ensuring that you use proper form with these potentially dangerous exercise. If not executed correctly, a lunge can really do some damage to your knees. When done properly, one leg will be bent at 90-degrees, while the other heel comes off the … [Read more...]

Treats to Keep Your Dog Cool Throughout the Day

This summer, make your dog a cool treat. ©iStockphoto.com/TheDogPhotographer

On a hot day, your dog will really love a nice, cool treat. Give your pup just the reward he craves with these summertime dog treats. During the summer, even ice can be really exciting. To give your pup something special that lasts for hours, fill a bowl with water and freeze it overnight. Then, your pup will have nice cold water all day. For a great … [Read more...]

Use the Side of Our Community Pool for Healthy, Fun Exercise

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The pool at our Irvine apartment community is the perfect place for a full-body workout. Get in shape from the comfort of the water with these pool exercise ideas. To really target the back of your arms, try some Triceps Lifts. Start by sitting on the side of the pool with your feet in the water. Then, place your hands on either side of your thighs, … [Read more...]

Don’t Make These Very Common Grilling Mistakes When Using Our Community Grills

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With smoke and char, all kinds of food just tastes better on the grill. Make sure that your meal comes out perfectly by avoiding these common grill mistakes. Give the grill time to come to temperature. High heat is the key to a beautiful sear and a nice, caramelized crust. If you put the food on before it is warm enough, you may be left with bland food … [Read more...]

Healthy Fruit Snacks to Serve on Fourth of July

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A great Fourth of July celebration needs some tasty treats. Make a buffet filled with healthy and patriotic dishes with these Independence Day snacks. For a sweet twist on chips and salsa, make yours with fruit. Cut tortillas into stars and top with cinnamon and sugar. Then, mix together strawberries, blueberries, apples, and sugar. For some festive … [Read more...]

Make Cute Father’s Day Gifts for the Dad With a Green Thumb

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Before you know it, Father’s Day will be here and it will be time to give Dad a special gift to show what he means to you. If you moved to our Irvine apartments because its community garden appealed to your dad's green thumb, these gifts are the perfect solution to your Father's Day dilemma. Your kids will enjoy making them as much as Dad will enjoy … [Read more...]

Add a Cute Herb Garden to Your Balcony Table

No yard? No problem! Creat your own herb garden for your apartment balcony! ©iStockphoto.com/nevarpp

Gardening can be a very enjoyable hobby. Even though you live in an apartment, there is no reason why you cannot enjoy the benefits of gardening. A small herb garden can make a cute addition to your balcony table. Most of the supplies you need can be found at your local garden center or home improvement store. Pick up some pots or planters, potting soil, … [Read more...]

Fun Things to Buy for Your New Cat

Invest in some of these fun toys to make your curious kitty feel right at home. ©iStockphoto.com/Valeriya

If you have a cat, you already know they have a mind of their own. However, they will pay you back for your attention with their love and affection. Show your feline friend how much you care by buying them one of these fun items they are sure to enjoy: Tired of waking up with a cat on your pillow, or even worse, in your face? Give a side cat bed a try … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Save Cash While Traveling for Memorial Day

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Almost everyone likes to save a few dollars here and there. Take advantage of these three tips from MoneyNing.com that will help you save money while traveling this Memorial Day and on future trips. #1 Travel Light Airlines are charging for everything now, with most charging for even one bag of luggage. The fees for additional bags continue to rise. … [Read more...]