Monthly Archive: September 2012

Dog and cat

Dog or Cat: Which Pet Is Right for You?

I’m one of the professed few (?) who seem to like dogs and cats pretty equally, accepting them both for their strong and weak points. I like the devotion and energy of the dog, but at times I’m more in...

Olivia Newton John

Balance Gym Gives the Northwest Renter a Good Workout

I have a female friend who blames Olivia Newton-John for the current obsession some have for fitness. She thinks that the lightweight pop of “Physical” in 1981 was the catalyst for those who longed to hear their bodies talk. Well,...

Pallet Garden

Running Out of Room in Your Balcony Garden? Try Going Vertical

If you’re an apartment gardener in, oh, how about Silver Spring, looking for a way to save space, you can always go vertical with the use of a pallet. Both Design Sponge and Life on the Balcony provide informative articles...

Eastern Market

6 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in Capitol Hill

Most neighborhoods have their charm and idiosyncrasies that make them special. One such Washington, D.C., neighborhood has all that and more, along with the cachet of being at the seat of world power: Capitol Hill. Oh yes, leafy streets, stately...

Red-bellied piranha

Go Fish: Wonders Await at D.C. National Aquarium

This one is for all the fish lovers out there. Most everyone around these parts knows about the National Aquarium located in Baltimore, and why not, with more than 16,000 types of creatures calling it home. I’d guess that many,...

Mayonnaise

4 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Renter’s Budget

It’s not always easy for the typical apartment renter to eat healthy on a budget. With rents being pretty high in the Washington, D.C., area, and with all the hustle-bustle of just living, working and playing, some busy people will...

Torpedo Factory Arts Center

Artists Take to the Street This Weekend in Alexandria

You D.C.-area apartment renters are lucky souls. Don’t believe me? Check out the archives of this blog. This place just keeps giving you things to do, like the 10th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival. [ Related: Old Town’s Athenaeum...