Each year on Gables Day, every associate company-wide, puts aside their normal daily work activities to volunteer in their region. Since 2000, Gables associates and vendors have contributed over 100,000 volunteer hours and $1,000,000 in goods and services. In 2007, Gables Day was dedicated to assisting several hurricane impacted neighborhoods in New Orleans. Gables was awarded the “2007 Community Service Project of the Year” by Multifamily Executive Magazine for the volunteer efforts in New Orleans contributed by Gables associates.
Pinterest is all the rage when it comes to home and apartment projects. We at The Gael and Essex House wanted to put a DIY Apartment Fun Pinboard together of a few of our favorite DIY apartment ideas.
If you are unfamiliar with Pinterest, it is a virtual pinboard, that allows you to take any image from the internet and place it on a categorized pinboard. You can take any image from any website and add it to your collection. Let’s say you search Google for “Decorating Ideas” and you come across a website that has an idea you like, instead of doing it the old school way and bookmarking it, you can download the Pinterest bookmarklet, and add that decorating idea to your “Decorating Ideas” Pinterest board, to come back and view later.
Pinterest is also a great way for brides to plan their weddings. You can search Pinterest for “Wedding ideas on a budget” and you’ll get tons of images that match your search. When you click on an image, it will show you a how-to or where you can purchase what you are looking at.
Do you use Pinterest for other things? Let us know in the comments!
If you want to eat healthier and live at or near The Gael and Essex House, you may want to check out this list. Just a thought..
Field of Greens
2320 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 1.7 mi E
(713) 533-0029 · fieldofgreenscuisine.com
Pepper Tree Veggie Cuisine
3821 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 0.5 mi SE
(713) 621-9488 · ilovepeppertree.com
Skewers Mediterranean Cafe And Grill
3991 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 0.5 mi S
(713) 599-1444 · skewerscafe.com
Urban Harvest Farmers Market
Eastside St, Houston, TX 1.2 mi E
(713) 880-5540 · urbanharvest.org
Canino Produce Co
2520 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 6.1 mi NE
(713) 862-4027 · caninoproduce.com
Who has a mother, grandmother, husband, aunt, sister, or brother (the list could go on) that makes the “best” (insert soul food word here)?! I venture to say that everyone has someone that makes the BEST something…right? I thought so.
Well I have a hankering for some comfort food and want to include the whole nation of Gables Residents to help me out. Send in your BEST known recipe for something that goes in a cast iron SKILLET! Post it, just tell us what it is, post a picture and hide the recipe to make me jealous…whatever you want!
While you are at it, check out these skillets in the shape of each state! FeLion Designs was on today’s Thrillist for the Nation, and well, it prompted this blog. Plus I thought it could be a cool gift idea for somebody. There is a state for everyone!
Made in America cast iron skillets and photo : http://felionstudios.com/
“The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”
What do you get more excited for…Mint Juleps or Fun Hats? Both or neither are also acceptable answers, but if you say neither, you have to tell us what is your FAVE at the Kentucky Derby!