Wednesday, March 11, 2020

#GreenLiving: Low Maintenance House Plants


Don't have a green thumb? Well no worries! Indoor plants are strong enough to withstand almost any attention at all! Want to spice up your living room space with greenery? These low-maintenance plants are the way to go.

Fiddle Leaf Fig: These are trendy trees that have more than just lush foliage going for them. Their hardy disposition can adapt to most bright locations (minus direct sunlight). Water generously in the summer and slow down once winter comes. 

Guiana Chestnut: This one is commonly known as the "money tree" which features a braided trunk. You'll want to stick it in an area with bright, indirect light and water frequently. It's natural habitat is a swamp. 

African Violets: One of the most popular houseplants in the world, this beautiful plant blooms several times per year. Keep it thriving in bright but indirect light with moist soil. Good drainage and an African Violet fertilizer administered every other week  can assist with the maintenance

Peperomia: These wavy plants do best in more humid conditions than trendy succulents. You can even bring them to work too These species flourish under fluorescent lights. 

Rubber Plant: Rubber trees can measure over 100 feet tall in their native Asia, but regular pruning can keep the ornamental variety in check. Make sure to dust off the leaves for a florist-approved polishing look.

Kalanchoe: This water-retaining succulent grows colorful, bell-shaped flowers. It takes very little care. Kalanchoe welcomes dry climates and temperature swings. It's even fine with 45 degree winter weather! Perfect for the DMV area. 


Add more green into your home today! 


Grady's GreenLiving Tips was created in 2014 by Grady Management, Inc.  Grady Management was founded in 1965 and continues to provide a full service residential, commercial, and consulting real estate firm in the greater Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area.  Learn more from our website or Facebook page.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

#GreenLivingTips: Celebrate National Donor Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Or should we say National Donor Day. Every year on February 14th the world celebrates #NationalDonorDay. Here is what you need to know about this day.

National Donor Day is an observance dedicated to spreading awareness and education about organ, eye and tissue donation. By educating and sharing the Donate Life message, we can take small steps every day to help save and heal more lives, and honor the donor's legacy of generosity and compassion. 

National Donor Day : is also a day to recognize those who have given and received the gift of life through organ, eye and tissue donation, are currently waiting for a lifesaving transplant, and those who died waiting because an organ was not donated in time.

How To Get Involved: In addition to registering to be an organ, eye or tissue donor or contributing to the DLA cause, you can also download the National Donor Day images and Donor Day Valentine's Cards to raise awareness about donation throughout social media- link these images to other resources for your friends and followers to utilize within your local and online communities. 

The Donate Life America Tribute Wall is one way to honor loved ones on National Donor Day. You can also read through stories of hope, inspiring organ, eye and tissue donor and recipient stories. 


Explore more things you can do to support Donate Life America and advocate for organ, eye and tissue donation every day of the year! 


Grady's GreenLiving Tips was created in 2014 by Grady Management, Inc.  Grady Management was founded in 1965 and continues to provide a full service residential, commercial, and consulting real estate firm in the greater Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area.  Learn more from our website or Facebook page.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

#GreenLivingTips: Healthy Dinner Recipes!




We're now a couple of weeks into the New Year, and many people have resolutions to eat better. Maybe you've strayed from your resolution a bit, and that's okay! That doesn't mean you have to give up on it. You can start resolutions at any point in time, so why not start today? Eating healthy can seem like a difficult task when you don't know where to start. However, with these healthy dinner recipes, you'll be on track to a better version of you this year. 

Caprese Zoodles: The recipe for Caprese Zoodles by delish will satisfy your craving for pasta- without the carbs! Zoodles are simply zucchini, in noodle-form. If you have a spiralizer, you can make your own! Otherwise, you can purchase premade zucchini noodles at most grocery stores. In just 25 minutes, you'll have a unique, flavorful dish, and you won't even notice that it's all vegetables!

White Chicken Chili: What better way to warm up on a winter day than with a bowl of chili? This recipe from What Great Grandma Ate is full of flavor and Whole30 and Keto-friendly! This creamy chili is easy to make, and you can add your own touch of flavor by experimenting with different toppings! Some toppings recommended are tortilla chips, avocado, sour cream, or jalapeno slices. If you can't decide which to use, why not try them all?

Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls: This delicious recipe for Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls by Toaster Oven Love is easy to make and perfect for vegetarians. Even if you aren't a vegetarian, you'll still  want to give this filling recipe a try! With easy prep, you can make the filling or the squash on separate days because he recipe is written to stop wherever you need. Enjoy a tasty recipe for two, or eat one half yourself and save the rest for the next day. Full of flavorful salsa and tasty sauteed vegetables, you'll enjoy this healthy meal in no time. 

Sweet Pan Pineapple Chicken: It doesn't get much easier than a sheet pan recipe. Pile on all the ingredients you want onto a baking sheet, put it in the oven, and enjoy! If you love a good sheet pan recipe, try this Sheet Pan Pineapple Chicken by Jamie Cooks It Up! Simply chop up your veggies and chicken, whip up some delicious sauce, and serve over white rice for a flavorful meal. It will taste like you spent hours preparing it when it only takes 45 minutes! 

Sushi Bowl with Vegan Spicy Mayo: Making sushi at home can seem like an impossible task, but the recipe for Sushi Bowls by Running On Real Food is sushi made easy! Instead of trying to wrap up the sushi, just put all the ingredients in bowl form, and voila! All the flavor of sushi without the work. Additionally, the spicy mayo that tops this recipe is vegan for those with food restrictions. If you're looking for a different sauce, you can also make soy-ginger dressing or soy wasabi sauce. Whatever you choose to top off this recipe, you'll enjoy every last bite.



It's never too late to start eating healthier, and with these delicious healthy dinner recipes, it's easy! Give one of these recipes a try and you'll be on your way to healthier eating habits in no time, all while still enjoying tasty meals. 

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Monday, December 16, 2019

#GreenLivingTips: Tips on Preparing for Snow!


As cooler weather approaches, it's important to be prepared for snow! Once fall is over, winter weather can come quickly. Are you ready for a snowstorm? If you're prepared ahead of time, it will make your life much less stressful. That way, you can enjoy a snow day at your apartment! Check out these tips to start preparing for snow! 

Prepare ahead of time: We have all seen the panic set in before a snowstorm: the emptying of the grocery store shelves and everyone filing up their cars with gas. However, you can skip the panic if you plan ahead of time! Save yourself the trouble so that when the time comes for snow, you won't be rushing around.

Stock up: By stocking on food, blankets, and other snow necessities ahead of time, you will save a lot  of time and stress in the long run. Stock up on your apartment with things lie batteries, a battery-operated radio, and flashlights in case the electricity goes out. Additionally, make sure you have plenty non-perishable food, water bottles, and toilet paper.

Dress the part: We all love gong out to play in the snow, but it's important to ensure that you and your children are properly dressed before doing so. Before it gets too cold, check that you and your families winter coats still fit! If your child's coat doesn't fit- consider donating it to a coat drive for these in need. Conveniently, Grady Management is hosting a coat drive in December! Make sure that you also have winter boots with good traction, hats, scarves, and gloves in case you go out in the snow.

Make sure everything works: Before the snow comes, it's important to make sure that your appliances such as your stove and washer/dryer are working correctly. Be sure to charge up all your electronics like phones, computers, and rechargeable batteries once you find out that snow is on its way.

Prepare your home: As the snowstorm approaches, prepare your home for the wintery weather. Bring in your plants from the patio or cover them with sheets. Additionally, you can keep your pipes from from freezing by leaving the water running at a slow drip and keeping the cabinets under the sink open. The on-site management team works hard to keep the parking lots, sidewalks, and stairs as clear as possible.

Service your car: Regardless of whether or not you have 4-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicle, consider taking your car to be serviced well before the storm hits. If you must venture out into the storm, it's important that everything works properly. The shop you take your car to will know what to check, including your brake pads, fluids, and tire treads.

During the snow storm: Stay safe during a snowstorm by limiting your travel to emergency reasons only. Playing outside in the snow is generally safe as long as you dress properly and the snow isn't coming down too hard. Otherwise, it is important to stay indoors to protect yourself. Stay hydrated, and listen out for weather updates on the radio or TV if you have electricity.

Once you finish preparing for snow, enjoy the snow day! The kids may be off school and you may be off work, so snuggle up with some hot chocolate or build a snowman! 

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Grady's GreenLiving Tips was created in 2014 by Grady Management, Inc.  Grady Management was founded in 1965 and continues to provide a full service residential, commercial, and consulting real estate firm in the greater Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area.  Learn more from our website or Facebook page.