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Albuquerque Apartment Living: March 2018

Welcome to this month's edition of Albuquerque Apartment Living, brought to you by Valley View Villas, our apartments for rent in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This month we're bringing our residents suggestions for celebrating National Craft Month and National Nutrition Month; topics surrounding upcoming holidays like Plant a Flower Day and National Pi Day; movies you might want to check out this month like Death Wish and Sherlock Gnomes; and book suggestions like The Keeper of Lost Things and The Importance of Being Earnest. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.


March Celebrations

National Craft Month

Celebrate National Craft Month by making something unique and special for your apartment. Make these fun Vintage Map Coasters from eHow. To make them you’ll need a birch plywood board, a miter saw, vintage screws, scissors, a tape measure, an electric sander, Mod Podge, a sponge brush, spray polyurethane, a hot glue gun, and twine. You could also try your hand at making Painted Folding Chairs from Design For Mankind. To make these chairs you'll need folding chairs, a screwdriver, a drop cloth, spray paint, fabric, scissors, and a staple gun and staples.


National Nutrition Month

Need some weekend plans? Celebrate National Nutrition Month by visiting The Grove Cafe & Market. "The Grove Cafe & Market opened its doors in June of 2006, in Albuquerque New Mexico’s trendy Edo neighborhood. Owned and operated by Jason and Lauren Greene, The Grove quickly became Albuquerque’s favorite breakfast, brunch, and lunch cafe serving up the finest local food, in a fun, casual atmosphere...The Grove believes in supporting local farmers and sustainable agriculture. Our food is sourced from growers and producers from Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico, as well as the Southwest region. We use local and organic whenever possible and always the highest quality ingredients available." The Grove Cafe & Market is about an 8 minute drive from Valley View Villas. Happy National Nutrition Month!

Upcoming Holidays

Plant a Flower Day

Will you be visiting Osuna Nursery to celebrate Plant a Flower Day this year? It’s celebrated on March 12th and we think it’s a great time to get some greenery or flowering houseplants for your apartment. Check out Osuna Nursery! "Osuna Nursery strives to foster an appreciation of nature & earth, offer exceptional service with the widest selection of quality products & accurate advice leading to success in growing. Our wish is to enrich the lives of our customers, staff & community through all things green. The Osuna Team is dedicated to preserve & protect the environment because life should be beautiful for generations to come." Osuna Nursery is about a 15 minute drive from Valley View Villas. Happy Plant a Flower Day!

National Pi Day

National Pi Day is on March 14th. Celebrate by making our favorite type of pie: the kind you can eat! Invite friends over and enjoy a tasty pie this month. Make this delicious Coconut Cream Pie from Cincyshopper. Use sugar, cornstarch, half & half, egg yolks, eggs, sweetened shredded coconut, and vanilla to make the filling. For the topping you’ll need heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, coconut extract, and toasted coconut. If you need a chocolate fix, try out this The Best Brownie Pie from Crazy for Crust. You'll need a pie crust, unsweetened baking chocolate, semi-sweet baking chocolate, unsalted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, and all-purpose flour.

Movie Suggestions

Death Wish

Death Wish will be playing in theatres beginning Friday, March 2. “Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city's violence as it's rushed into his ER -until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family's assailants to deliver justice.” Are you planning to see Death Wish? Buy your tickets today!

Sherlock Gnomes

Check out Sherlock Gnomes this month on Friday, March 23. “Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.” Sherlock Gnomes is a great weekend movie to see. Buy your tickets online today!


Book Suggestions

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan (2017)

“A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.”

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (1895)

“Here is Oscar Wilde's most brilliant tour de force, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has delighted millions in countless productions since its first performance in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. The Importance of Being Earnest is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation.”