Articles Written By: Kevin Fawley

Match Day Is Closing in Fast, and We Have Medical Residents’ Housing Needs Covered!

It’s a day that new medical school graduates eagerly await every year: Match Day! Held annually on the third Friday of March, Match Day is when the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) matches applicants seeking residency and fellowship training positions in the United States to their residency program. The matching process is highly complicated and involves a Nobel Prize–winning algorithm developed by researchers!

This year, Match Day will occur on March 19. And if you’re a fourth-year medical student, then you’re already aware of the anticipation and anxiety that occurs as you await the results of your match. Thankfully for new medical residents, we can help take some of the stress out of the process with our beautifully appointed apartments located near major medical institutions! Call us today for more information and to schedule a tour. Good luck!

Fun and Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home

While St. Patrick’s Day usually involves a visit to your favorite pub followed by a parade, celebrations will likely look a little different in 2021. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t enjoy the camaraderie, delicious food, and the Irish spirit that make March 17 so special. Here are three ways to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at home this year.

Get Crafty. There are countless St. Paddy’s Day craft projects on Pinterest that will allow you to channel your creativity—and your Irish spirit. Some ideas include glitter shamrock bunting, leprechaun finger puppets, and DIY signage, all of which will add festive charm to your apartment.

Go Green. St. Patrick’s Day isn’t complete without wearing emerald green! If you don’t have any green apparel, see if you can find some budget-friendly green finds at a thrift shop or eBay. Rather see your green in a glass? Try adding a few drops of green food coloring to your favorite beer or other light-colored beverage.

Whip Up an Irish Recipe. You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without some delicious Irish fare, so why not experiment with some Irish-inspired recipes? In addition to a pint of Guinness, your feast on March 17 could include Irish soda bread, shamrock-shaped sugar cookies, corned beef and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, and Irish stew. Sláinte!

Parade Canceled? 5 Exciting Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home Instead [BHG]
31 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts That You Can Make [Country Living]
17 Best St. Patrick’s Day Activities for a Day Full of Magical Fun [Good Housekeeping]

Treat Your Valentine to a Bouquet From Lollipops and Roses

A medley of pink and red tulips. A dozen striking long-stemmed red roses. A mix of white, lavender, and blush blooms with sage-toned greenery. Lollipops and Roses’ floral artists specialize in artful arrangements like these, and there’s probably something that’s perfect for your Valentine in their gallery!

Although you can’t place your order via the website, it does offer a good snapshot of the options available for V-Day, along with prices. Simply call the shop to place your order, and then run in to pick it up at the store. If you’re not sure exactly what you want, you’re also welcome to mask up and come into the store to do a bit of browsing. The florist will be happy to offer a few different options that fit both your vision and budget!