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5 Awesome and Simple D.I.Y’s

Summer is here and these long days are perfect for getting together with a group of friends in your AVA apartment and enjoying some simple and fun DIY projects. These five DIY projects found on Pinterest are perfect for an afternoon of crafting and fun. They are inexpensive, easy, and… Read more

Folk Fibers Natural Dyes

Creating Colorful (and Natural!) Clothing Dyes

Have you thought about revamping a plain old t-shirt, tote bag or boring duvet cover with colorful dyes? It can be done inexpensively and without the use of harsh dyes full of chemicals. This project is so simple, cheap and its tons of fun to experiment with. You can try… Read more

Craiglist 101 for Apartment Dwellers

Craigslist 101 for Apartment Dwellers

Craigslist is an online community where you can buy and sell almost anything from clothes and accessories to vintage furniture and mystical treasures. It can be a great way to discover something totally unique while saving that hard-earned cash, but it’s important to keep a few things in mind before… Read more

Kitchen Herb Jars

Urban Gardening in Small Spaces

Living within walking distance to shops, restaurants, farmers markets and coffee shops is great for urban living, but besides The High Line, it can be difficult to find open green space to call your own. If you have always wanted to have a backyard for growing your own vegetables and… Read more

Summer Entertaining Essentials

Summer Entertaining Essentials

With the first day of summer right around the corner it’s time to start preparing for hosting barbeques, pool parties, and casual backyard get-togethers. Keep these items on hand for when you decide to have an impromptu party to ensure a fuss-free event. Just add a pool, barbeque, lounge chairs… Read more