Enjoy the Big Game Around Your Apartments in San Jose

“Today, you’ve got a DECISION to make. You’re gonna get BETTER or you’re gonna get worse, but you’re not gonna stay the same. Which will it BE?”—Joe Paterno

Are you searching for something fun to do now that the Big Game is just mere days away? There are a few options you have- you can watch the game from your San Jose apartments, watch them over at a friend’s, or head over to a local bar to see what the action is. What sounds like it would be more enjoyable for you?

If the idea of hosting a get-together for the Big Game intrigues you, here are some ideas for appetizers so that your guests feel pumped up and energized to cheer on your favorite team. Check out this camera from Target that you can also use to create little souvenirs for your friends as well.

What team will you be cheering on this year? And which halftime performance are you looking forward to the most? We hope that the team of your choice wins!

Here’s an inspiring quote from Vince Lombardi, Hall-of-Fame Head Coach Green Bay Packers: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Celebrate Thanksgiving in San Jose

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best thing about Thanksgiving is that it requires us to slow down and think about what we’re grateful for. Even if you have a list of things in your life that would rather be different, right now is a time to think about the positive. So how can you make the best of Thanksgiving in your apartments in San Jose?

For starters, invite your closest friends and family. Don’t invite anyone under obligation if they put you at unease. You should control who you want in your life, someone who will ultimately empower you.

Next, get inspiration on decorations for your apartments right here on Pinterest. Even if you had a certain aesthetic in mind, Pinterest may open your eyes to other interesting ideas that are out there.

And finally, for some delicious recipes, check out this site to impress everyone around your Thanksgiving table.

As Henry Ward Beecher says, “The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”

Local Haunted Houses in San Jose

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to come up with some spooky plans! What will you do to make the most of this holiday? Here’s an idea- consider checking out the closest haunted house to your apartments in San Jose. It’s a wonderful way to revel in the magic of October and expose your friends and family to something new!

Checking out your local haunted house is just one idea- you can also enjoy throwing an intimate gathering at your apartments in San Jose. If you decide on this, consider playing this spooky album in the background that some guests may recognize from old 80s horror movies.

Make the most out of the awe and mysticism that comes with October and visit a local haunted house!

And in the meantime, here are some funny Halloween jokes to use on your “boo”:

Q: Why do skeletons have low self-esteem?
A: They have no body to love

Q: Know why skeletons are so calm?
A: Because nothing gets under their skin.

Q: How do vampires get around on Halloween?
A: On blood vessels

Q: What’s a ghoul’s favorite bean?
A: A human bean.

Q: Why did the ghost go into the bar?
A: For the Boos.

Staycations in San Jose

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Are you looking for an opportunity to take a small detour in your life? If you don’t have the funds or time to take off work to travel far from San Jose this year, don’t worry. Instead, treat yourself to a much-deserved staycation. It’s the perfect way to get some fun and/or relaxation before you get pulled back into the momentum of work.

If you live in Centerra in San Jose, there are quite a few spas and hotels worth unwinding at that are just driving distance from where you’re apartments are. Reserve a spot for you or you and your partner to get some body work done and put your mind at ease.

If you’re feeling even more like a homebody and are looking for a more humble staycation, follow these tips here on how to make the best out of unwinding at home. Relaxation’s important and will provide you with the much needed resurge of energy you need.

Labor Day Weekend Activities in San Jose

“For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound. It’s a day to honor the deep commitment each of us has to serve the children we teach, the families we heal, and the communities we love.” – Randi Weingarten

Although summer is coming to an end, there are many fun seasonal events in the horizon. Here’s something to look forward to- Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. You may not know this, but San Jose is actually a patriotic celebration to honor all those who have contributed to the workforce to make America the strong nation that it is.

If you want to stay in San Jose and celebrate, check out this site to get some ideas on what things are happening around you. Labor Day is a wonderful transition into fall and an amazing excuse to catch up with friends, family, and neighbors.

How will you celebrate Labor Day this year? Will you go out and check out events near your apartments in Downtown LA or will you try to celebrate with a party of your own? For fun party ideas that will help you make the most out of Labor Day, click here.

Summer Events in San Jose

“Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”
―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

This summer, plan something fun for yourself. Even if you have a full time job and it doesn’t necessarily feel like summer to you, there are quite a few events going on around your apartments in San Jose that are worth checking it. It certainly beats getting stuck in a rut of just locking yourself in your apartment or going to the same bar you always do.

For inspiration, take a look at this site, where new events near your apartments in San Jose are constantly being updated and posted. In fact, if you happen to know of a fun event around town going on, contact the site to see if they’ll promote it.

How will you make the most out of July and August? For suggestions you may have for other readers, make sure to write in the comments!

Start Your Summer at Centerra

“Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.”
—Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Are you looking forward to summer? Perhaps you have plans of hanging out by a pool or visiting the ocean. If this is the case, make the most out of your gym in your apartments in San Jose to get in the best shape you can!

The great thing about living at Centerra is that unlike other people in California, you don’t have to get into your car and drive to the gym. You can simply walk a few minutes from your apartment and begin working out!

If you would like some ideas on how to get into shapes using weight training techniques, click here. If you need help getting in shape with the help of music that will motivate you, click here.

What will you make of the summer 2018? Go ahead and treat yourself to something fun!

Celebrate Memorial Day in San Jose

“Finally, I wish to remember the millions of Allied servicemen and prisoners of war who lived the story of the Second World War. Many of these men never came home; many others returned bearing emotional and physical scars that would stay with them for the rest of their lives. I come away from this book with the deepest appreciation for what these men endured, and what they sacrificed, for the good of humanity.”- Laura Hillenbrand

Have you made any plans for Memorial Day this year yet? If you haven’t, consider throwing a cozy get-together at your apartments in San Jose. It’s a wonderful way to catch up with old friends and honor the freedoms that so many brave soldiers have sacrificed their lives for.

Many people get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day confused, so here’s the distinction for you to know and educate those around you. Memorial Day honors those who have lost their lives in battle while Veteran’s Day honors those who have fought in battle and are still among us.

To get some ideas on how to creatively capture the spirit of your Memorial Day party, click here. And perhaps print out these real quotes to put on your walls to honor those who have lost their lives so that we could enjoy ours.