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Kansas City Apartment Living: December 2018

Welcome to December's edition of Kansas City Apartment Living, brought to you by Kinsley Forest, our apartments for rent in Kansas City, Missouri. This month we're bringing our residents celebrations like National Bacon Day and Look on the Bright Side Day, book suggestions like The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; and movies you might want to check out this month like Polar Express and Jingle All The Way. Read on to learn more about these topics in today's blog post.

National Bacon Day (Dec 30)

Whether you like it crispy, chewy, or somewhere in between, bacon is a tasty addition to any meal, particularly breakfast. Celebrate National Bacon Day this month by trying a recipe or two featuring this American breakfast staple. You can use bacon as is or as a perfect compliment to other meats or even salads!A pan of fried bacon on the kitchen counter in an apartment

Look on the Bright Side Day (Dec 21) A mini-snowman decoration sitting in snow with blades of grass peeking through.

Look on the Bright Side Day is coming up on the December 21st. We hope that you find time to be a little more optimistic and give more attention to self-care this month.Take time to think about all the blessings you’ve been able to see in your life. Write them down if you have to! Doing so will allow you to look back on the blessings and have a record of them.

Holiday Movie Suggestions

Polar Express

“Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis reunite for The Polar Express, an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades.”

Jingle All The Way

“Workaholic Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wants to make things up to his son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), and wife, Liz (Rita Wilson). He promises to get Jamie the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man -- even though it's Christmas Eve and the toy is practically sold out. As Langston hunts down the elusive gift, he runs into mailman Myron (Sinbad), another father on the same quest. With the clock winding down, Langston's moral code is tested as he starts to learn the real meaning of Christmas.”

Book Suggestions

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

“Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first, no one believes her when she tells of her adventures in the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund and then Peter and Susan discover the Magic and meet Aslan, the Great Lion, for themselves. In the blink of an eye, their lives are changed forever.”

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

A group of college students at Hampden College in Vermont are studying the classics when their devotion to the subject takes a turn for the dangerous. As the once tight bond between friends Richard, Charles, Camilla, Francis, and the mysterious Henry becomes fraught with tension, readers sit by breathlessly waiting for the Vermont snow — and their hearts — to thaw. (Reviewed by the