The Aventine Blog

7 Ways to Winterize Your Apartment

Fight against the harsh Chicagoland winter with these 7 tips to winterizing as a renter.

Back in August we gave you ideas on how to be more energy efficient around your apartment. If you followed any of those tips, find us on Facebook and Instagram to let us know! Regardless of if you put...
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“Set and Forget” Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Dust off your slow cooker, these easy to assemble sides require low effort but deliver high flavor.

Maybe you dropped the ball on Halloween and needed a last-minute costume? Don’t let the same last-minute panic set in while you host Thanksgiving in your apartment near Naperville. These slow-cooker s...
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Need a Quick Costume for Halloween? Here are some Ideas!

Here are some easy costume ideas to throw together at the last minute

It seems that once you enter adulthood, the pomp and flair surrounding Halloween decreases dramatically. Costumes are more low-key, trick-or-treating isn’t a thing anymore and even the Halloween movie...
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Fun Things to Do Near DuPage County in the Fall!

From fresh fruit to scary nights, fall has it all.

Whether you are watching a scary movie in your apartment or enjoying a cup of warm apple cider on your private patio, fall in the Midwest signals a change in pace for many. That doesn’t mean all outdo...
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Sep 30

Energy Efficiency Around the Apartment

There are simple fixes and changes you can make in each area of your apartment to save energy and monthly costs.

The past several years energy efficiency and sustainability have been growing in popularity, and for good reason. As carbon emissions continue to rise it’s good to do our part in reducing our own carb...
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Aug 21

Farmers Market Finds and Recipes

You don’t have to live in the country to enjoy fresh produce. Check out these possible farmers market finds and some recipes to go along with them.

Living in an urban or suburban environment, far away from “the country” doesn’t mean that you miss out on the best produce of spring and summer. The rise in popularity of farmers markets brings a grea...
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Aug 1

8 DuPage County Attractions to Visit This Summer

Looking for things to do in this summer? This list details indoor and outdoor activities in DuPage County for kids and adults.

Summer in the Midwest means longer, hotter days and an explosion of foliage as well as things to do. DuPage County offers a great combination of indoor and outdoor events and attractions to get you th...
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Jul 16

Five Grilling Recipes to Get You Out of Your Comfort Zone

Want to do more than just burgers and dogs on the grill this summer? Check out these 5 recipes to spark your creativity.

From private apartment patios to backyards, the smells and tastes of grilling are as much a part of summer as warm weather and long, lazy days. While burgers and hot dogs may be the first things you t...
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Jun 27
With a little bit of research and patience, you can turn your patio or balcony of your apartment into a luxurious space that features garden-fresh and aromatic herbs. It’s really a lot easier than it ...
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Jun 1