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Write a Review for Icon Student Spaces

Write a Review for Icon Student Spaces

Write a Review for Icon Student Spaces

 

As a resident at Icon Student Spaces, one of the best things you can do for those who will be moving into our apartment community is to write a review. Think about how many times you’ve read reviews before buying a product, eating at a restaurant, or purchasing a service. Chances are your incoming neighbors will have read reviews, so give them a good idea about what living here is like. Today, we are sharing some tips on how to write effective reviews. Read More

How to Deep Clean Your Apartment this Month

How to Deep Clean Your Apartment this Month

How to Deep Clean Your Apartment this Month

Our beautiful Icon Student Spaces apartments in St. Louis, MO are a convenient place to live, and we understand that living does leave its mark. That’s why this month we have some time-saving tips for deep cleaning your apartment. Make it a goal to finish a deep clean of your apartment before the summer is through. Then reward yourself for a job well done! Read More

Summer Picnic Ideas

Summer Picnic Ideas

Summer Picnic Ideas


Picnics bring to mind lazy afternoons soaking in the sunshine while watching the clouds float by in a kaleidoscope of shapes — it sounds perfect, doesn’t it? Wicker baskets and, of course, a blanket to spread your picnic on are must-haves. Picnic food can vary from the ultra-simple loaf of French bread and cheese slices accompanied by a cluster of grapes to the old-fashioned fried chicken and potato salad with chocolate cake for dessert variety. We have some picnic-type-food recipes to share with members of our apartment community at Icon Student Spaces. Plan a picnic soon and head to your favorite St. Louis park to enjoy it.

 

Portable food is one the key factor when preparing a picnic. Try something a little different: take some fresh salsa and chips for your picnic. We have a tasty recipe for you to try.

 

Salsa

 

1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

1/4 cup chopped red onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 garlic clove, minced

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Stir together the first 7 ingredients. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with chips or over salad greens.

 

Here are some other options:

 

— If you want to go with traditional picnic foods like Fried Chicken and Potato Salad, with Chocolate Cake for dessert, the Cutestuff Cooks blog has recipes for all three!

 

— Sandwiches, of course, are always a good picnic option. Here are some tips for making, packing, and eating sandwiches:

 

  • Butter the bread before adding the filling. The butter acts as a barrier, and the bread won’t get soggy — or pack the sandwich fillings in separate plastic bags and assemble the sandwiches on site. This allows individuals to build a custom-made sandwich.

 

  • Invest in some packets of mayo and mustard; this reduces the chance of spoilage and it’s more convenient to take small packets than the big jar.

 

  • Leave the sandwich partially in the wrapping while you eat it. If it drips, the wrapping will catch the drips.

 

  • Think outside the breadbox for sandwiches. Serve chicken salad with croissants, fill pitas with tuna salad, or make lettuce or tortilla wraps.

 

 

Where is your favorite place to picnic in St. Louis, MO? What kind of food do you like to take on a picnic? Thanks for reading today’s post.

Plan a St. Louis Stay-cation

Plan a St. Louis Stay-cation

Plan a St. Louis Stay-cation

Typically we head out of town for spring or summer vacation, but sometimes that’s simply not possible. This month the Icon Student Spaces Blog will be highlighting places to visit in our wonderful city. If you haven’t been out and about lately, maybe it’s time to play tourist right here in St. Louis, Missouri using your apartment as home base. Read More

Laundry Day Tips from Your Icon Student Spaces Apartment

Laundry Day Tips from Your Icon Student Spaces Apartment

Laundry Day Tips from Your Icon Student Spaces Apartment


Icon Student Spaces is pleased to offer members of our apartment community
amenities that make life easier. Having 3 on-site laundry facilities is definitely one of the perks of living here. What a wonderful thing it is to not have to drive all over St. Louis, MO looking for a clean, affordable, open laundromat on a Saturday night! Today in our blog post, we’re going to share some laundry day tips and laundry facility etiquette to make something good even better! Read More

Ideas for Valentine's Day From Your St. Louis Apartment

Ideas for Valentine’s Day From Your St. Louis Apartment

Ideas for Valentine's Day From Your St. Louis Apartment

This month, the Icon Student Spaces Blog is bringing residents of our Saint Louis, MO apartments ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We have some recipes for treats as well as info about some local places to get chocolates like Merb’s Candies, Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company, Handcrafted By Bissinger’s, and Miss M’s Candy Boutique Sweet Shop. Read on to learn more in today’s blog post.

Valentine’s Day Treats to Make

Strawberry Sprinkle Funfetti Pancakes from My Loved Recipes

Funfetti is perfect for a dish any time of the year, but it adds a great pop of color and fun to a typical morning pancake on Valentine’s Day. Add some sliced strawberries and their natural heart shapes will have you feeling the love! Read More

Study Tips for the New Semester

Study Tips for the New Semester

Study Tips for the New Semester

Welcome back to the Icon Student Spaces Blog and to your apartment here in St. Louis, MO if you’ve been away for the holidays; and of course, welcome to the start of a new semester! January is full of beginnings, so we want to help you make the most of this semester by offering some tips for success whether you’re new to college or you’re gearing up to graduate. Read More

Traveling for the Holidays

Traveling for the Holidays

Traveling for the Holidays

Chances are, you or someone you know will be traveling during the holidays from St. Louis to destinations across the nation, so today the Icon Student Spaces Blog has some tips to make your upcoming travel easier. So whether you’re headed across town, across Missouri, or across the country, read on to learn more. Read More

Safety Tips for Winter Driving

Safety Tips for Winter Driving

Safety Tips for Winter Driving

November is here, bringing with it wintry weather. Good luck stepping outside your St. Louis apartment this winter and more luck driving! Winter driving isn’t the easiest thing, but if you prepare and drive with caution, you can drive smart when you’re traveling for the holidays and for the rest of this winter. Whether you have been driving in Missouri for years or are doing it for the first time this season, now is a good time for a reminder on winter driving tips. Read this month’s Icon Student Spaces Blog for some tips to driving smart today! Read More

Halloween Door Decor

Halloween Door Decor

Halloween Door Decor

If you’re looking for a fun way to decorate your apartment for fall or Halloween, start at the beginning — of your apartment that is! Decorating your door is a fun way to make a statement and show your festive side before your friends even step into your Icons Student Spaces apartment here in St. Louis, MO. Read More

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