Prepare Your Downey Apartment for Halloween

Prepare for Halloween

Halloween is quickly approaching so it makes sense that now is the time to prepare your Downey apartment for the occasion.


Glitter Pumpkins

If you’re interested in carving a pumpkin this year but still want to decorate one, try creating a glitter pumpkin. You can draw various Halloween characters such as a spider, ghost, or even write the words boo! Feel free to get creative.


Haunted Cookie Jar

This easy project will make it appear as though a small ghost is magically hovering inside a glass jar! This is a great DIY to try with kids or if you are looking to make your house guests take a second look. For instructions, click here.


Spooky Bottles

Here is something to do with empty wine bottles. Purchase some black matte spray paint or regular paint, and put at least 3 coats of paint to cover any signs of the wine bottle. Add a label on it and write anything that is Halloween related.

Spice Up Your Downey Apartment With Pumpkins

Pumpkin Carving

Ready to make the most of October? The easiest way to do this is by taking part in some do-it-yourself crafts, such as pumpkin carving! Here are some great ideas that will light up your Downey apartment.


Squiggles Pumpkin

These fun pumpkins are not like your typical jack-o-lanterns. Find a squiggle design that you like by either looking online or looking at items in your own home. Carve out the design all over your pumpkin and put it on display.


Abstract Leaves Pumpkin

Leaves are one of the iconic fall symbols so it makes sense to put them on a carved pumpkin. Get created and give it a 3D effect. Leaves come in all shapes and sizes, so your options are unlimited.


Skeleton Hand

This idea requires two pumpkins stacked on top of each other. On one pumpkin carve out the arm of the skeleton. On the smaller pumpkin, carve out the hand of the skeleton. Make sure both are centered so when you stack them on top of each other they align.

Your New Apartment Awaits at The Square Apartments

Apartments in Downey

Downey is an amazing city to live in. Not only is it located in beautiful Southern California, but it is in such a great location that is right near many of the major freeways in the area including the 605, 710, and 105 freeways. This means that all of Los Angeles and Orange County is right at your fingertips. If a prime location is a major factor in picking out your next apartment, then look no further than the Square Apartments in the city of Downey.


We like providing people with options when it comes to their apartment, which is why you will find 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments at The Square Apartments. We have two different floor plans for each bedroom type, giving you even more control over your living situation. Inside your apartment you can expect features such as modern cabinets and drawers, large wall-to-wall closets, air conditioning, and even fireplaces in some apartments.
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Visit NPS for their Centennial Celebration this Summer

Did you know that the National Park Service will be celebrating 100 years of service come this August?

If not, you may want to start reserving your camping spots now as NPS will be offering 16 days of free admission to its 127 parks.

One of the closest parks to you is Joshua Tree National Park. Though names after its unique tree, the rock formations are really impressive – they are oversized boulders that glitter in the So Cal sun. For rock climbers this place is an oasis, as they travel from near and far to scale the boulders.

If you prefer stargazing, you’ll love the fact that you can see the Milky Way so clearly for the desert floor, as the light pollution is far away reserved to the neighboring city of Palm Springs.

There are nine campsites scattered through the park, with just two that provide running water.

Try to plan your trip here around the weather, as you’ll definitely want to avoid camping and hiking here in 100 degree weather.

Click here to find a park near you.

The Perfect Sports Gift for Father’s Day

This coming Father’s Day, make dads special day a lot more special by getting him something you never have before. Better yet, if you know what you dad is into, get him something that aligns with his hobbies.

If your dad is a sports fanatic, there are plenty of creative ways you can surprise him with a thoughtful gift.

After all Father’s Day is about celebrating the man who raised you and first introduced you to the assortment of sports that you grew up playing.

Does he love baseball? A truly unique gift would be getting him a framed blueprint of his favorite baseball park. If he loves tailgating, then a portable grill is definitely something he will use and enjoy.

If your dad is a runner enthusiast, surprise him with a pair of Oakley sunglasses and a sports watch so he can track his time and keep his eyes shaded.

For the avid golfer, you can be certain he would be overjoyed with a sleek pair of G-Fore gloves to aid him in the pursuit of perfecting his swing.

How to Create Unique Summer Inspired Arrangements


Do you have a real knack for gardening and would like to bring some of the outdoors in?

With summer just around the corner, here’s your chance! By collecting different sized vases in a variety of colors, you’ll love the mixture of patterns, colors, and textures.

  • Using thin-steed bottles, arrange small flowers around larger ones, and place only one or two stems in each bottle for a chic and airy feel.
  • Add some intrigue to your kitchen table by garnishing with fresh herbs arranged in vintage mustard tins. Pour some water in the bottom to precent wilting.

  •  A vintage silver water pitcher can double as a sturdy vase. Use it to show off bundles of red and white radishes, held together by rubber bands. You could even use broccoli and asparagus.

Where to Celebrate National Burger Day in Downey

The U.S. is definitely front and center when it comes to meat consumption, as 71% of all beef consumed in restaurants comes is in the form of a hamburger!

Maybe it’s not surprising, considering that burger industry makes over 73 million a year!

If you’re a hamburger lover, you’ll want to celebrate National Hamburger Day right here in Downey. So where do you go?

Check out L.A. Buns here in Downey. This is a down-to-earth eatery with a modest menu of specialty burgers, sandwiches and hot dogs. With fun, localized food names, you’ll love the simple and classic burgers that this burger joint serves up.

You can order the LA burger, LAX burger, Skid burger, East Los burger, and Maliblu burger.

Address: 8237 2nd St., Downey, CA 90241

DIY: Chemical-Free Spring Cleaning

Calling all DIYers and folks who love natural products! These homemade cleaning supplies will not only save you money, but will leave your apartment looking shiny and new once you’re done with it.


  1. Tea: Black tea is great for removing dirt and adding a nice sheen to any surface. You can use it to wipe down just about anything in your home, from the floors, to the foggy bathroom mirrors.
  2. Vinegar: Mix the vinegar with salt and apply the mixture to your shower tiles to help remove mildew.
  3. Grapefruit: The acidic content in grapefruit will loosen up any dirt and grime. Cut a grapefruit in half, then sprinkle some salt on it to create a scrub.
  4. Lemon Juice: The high acidity in lemon helps to remove rust and fingerprints, to everything in between.

Upcoming Long Beach Vegan Street Fair

You may have noticed a lot more plant-based food chains and restaurants popping up all over Southern California.

Why, you ask?

According to several different studies, veganism is one of the fastest growing social movements.

So how can you learn more, and where can you go to try this vegan food?

While there are plenty of restaurants in the LA area that serve only cruelty-free meals, a great place to  start would be at the Long Beach Vegan Street Festival.

You’ll be surrounded by all types of food trucks, food booths, and other cruelty free marketplace items for sale.

Entrance is free for all ages. To learn more information visit their website:

Where: Rainbow Lagoon Park – 295 East Shoreline Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802

When: Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM


Story Time for Toddlers in Downey

Reading to your child at a very early age is encouraged, especially before the child’s 1st birthday.

Not only is it an incredible bonding experience, but it’s also a great way to immerse your child in sights, sounds, and speech rhythms, all of which are necessary for language development.

Studies have shown that by regularly reading to your child from infancy, by 18 to 25 months, your child will say and understand more words than those who hadn’t.

The Downey City Library is offering a special event for your babies and toddlers this coming Saturday, April 30, from 9:15 to 9:45 am

You’ll be able to start off your morning reading and signing, as you share your favorite childhood songs and rhymes with your child.

The program is designed for babies and toddlers 0 to 2 years old and their parents or caregivers.