Aug 15

Enjoy Your Garden Soaking Tub at Shadow Green after a Long Day

After a long, hard day, unwinding can be a true luxury. Our apartments near Eastern Flank Battlefield Park are a great place to relax. The next time you need some stress relief, take a soak in your garden tub with these helpful hints.

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Have special towels on hand. While we all have bath towels, it can be important to have a separate set of extra-fluffy towels to pamper ourselves with when we take a nice, long bath. This will cultivate a more intimate experience and help you to relax.

Light some candles. The right ambiance is everything, and lighting candles can not only help to create the right mood, but they can help sooth your jangled nerves.

Soft music goes a long way. Playing gentle tunes in the background while you soak in the tub can also help to relieve stress. Put on music that isn’t too distracting, and let it gently carry you into a place of relaxation.

Treat yourself to a few at-home spa treatments. A home facial can really aid in the process of unwinding.

For more information on our luxury apartments near Eastern Flank Battlefield Park, please contact us at Grove at Shadow Green Apartment Homes.

Aug 15

You Can’t Go Wrong with the Savory Dishes at the Frothy Monkey

Searching for a restaurant that prides itself on catering to what its customers want? Then look no further than the Frothy Monkey. With four convenient locations throughout Nashville, you can easily walk to their Franklin restaurant located at 123 5th Ave. South, from your Grove at Shadow Glen home

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Open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Frothy Monkey offers fresh, high quality local ingredients in many of their menu options. All three menus are vegetarian friendly, they have several gluten-free selections to choose from, and if you have any other special dietary restrictions, just tell your server.

No greasy fried foods served here. The Frothy Monkey is so committed to healthy eating they don’t even have fryers on the premises. Not only are they dedicated to serving a wholesome earth-friendly food menu, but that dedication carries over to the beverages they serve as well.

From Kaldi’s coffee and dairy products to Hatcher Dairy, you know that when you dine at the Frothy Monkey you are enjoying many ingredients your local friends and neighbors had a hand in creating.

When searching for apartments in South Franklin, please contact Grove at Shadow Green today.

Aug 15

Give Your Microwave a Good Scrub for a Sparkling Finish

The microwave can easily become a place that is difficult to clean. All the use that the microwave in your gourmet kitchen gets means that spills and splatters are inevitable. Luckily, cleaning the microwave at our apartments in historic downtown Franklin, TN does not have to be a chore. Here’s how you can clean your microwave using just a lemon.

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To begin, grab your lemon. Cut the lemon in half and set it aside.

Next, you’re going to want to take a small bowl and fill it about halfway with water. Squeeze your lemon wedges into the water, getting all the juice you can out of them. Then, add the lemon halves themselves into the water.

Place the bowl of lemon water into your microwave, and let it heat for about four minutes or until you see the water boiling. You’ll notice, almost right away, that the steam from the water has loosened up stuck-on gunk in your microwave.

After you’ve finished heating the water, remove the bowl and wipe down your microwave with complete ease.

To learn more about our luxury apartments in historic downtown Franklin, TN, please contact us at Grove at Shadow Green and schedule your tour.

Aug 15

Fun Tips for Decorating Your Shadow Green Private Balcony or Patio

One of the best things about summertime living at Shadow Green is each home comes complete with your very own private balcony or patio. From enjoying your early morning coffee, having lunch al fresco, or entertaining friends on a lazy Saturday afternoon, you can create the outdoor space of your dreams with these easy and inexpensive outdoor decorating tips.

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  • Hang decorative plant holders instead of your balcony railing and fill with colorful blooming flowers. This provides both a splash of color and an element of privacy.
  • When short on space, select a folding table and chairs that can be stored away when not in use.
  • Don’t forget the corners. Wedge a small L-shaped wicker sofa into the far corner and decorate with colorful weather-proof pillows.
  • It’s the little things that matter most! Add a couple of durable rugs, install waterproof lanterns or solar globes, and don’t forget the wall art.
  • Include a metal baker’s rack or teak armoire. While this is a great spot for storing gardening tools, it can also make the perfect impromptu bar area when entertaining.

Searching for apartments near Parkway Commons Franklin, TN? Please connect with the Grove at Shadow Green leasing office today.

Aug 15

Bite Into New-York Style Pizza from Brother’s Pizza in Franklin

Italian pizza pies from Brooklyn Brother’s Pizza Parlor strike nostalgic chords within residents living in our apartments near downtown Franklin, TN. Known for their unforgettable taste and fresh ingredients, this is one pizza restaurant that makes living in our suburban community even more enjoyable.

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Source: Brooklyn Brothers Facebook

Take a look at all the delicious options on offer at Brooklyn Brother’s Pizza Parlor in Franklin.

  • The World Famous New York City Slice is a delicious take on the traditional street NYC pizza slice. Toppings we recommend include pepperoni with black and green olives.
  • Specialty Pies include The Spike (a.k.a. The Meat Lovers), the Brooklyn Margherita, and Micheal’s Famous Sriracha BBQ Chicken Pizza. Can you say “Yum!”
  • Not enough appetite left to finish your Holy Cannoli? Bring your leftovers back to our apartments near downtown Franklin, TN.

For more information about cool things to do outside our Grove at Shadow Green apartments near downtown Franklin, TN, please contact us today.

Aug 15

Find Your Inner Rock Star with a New Instrument from Nashville Guitars

Whether you are an aspiring rock star or just want to pick up a musical talent, Nashville Guitar Store is one of the best places to go to pick up a refurbished guitar. Their offerings include thousands of acoustic and electric guitars as well as basses.

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Not only can you pick up a sweet set of strings, but Nashville Guitar Store also offers the accessories and related items to fully channel your inner rock star. There may be no place more convenient to start your journey to rock stardom than near Nashville, Tennessee — the hub of country music.

Our Grove at Shadow Green apartments offer a wide variety of floor plans located near Nashville and Parkway Commons shopping center. In fact, Grove at Shadow Green is so close to the Parkway Commons (which includes a Target store) that you can take advantage of the walking trail from your apartment to the shopping center.

For more information, visit us online.

Jul 15

Grab Asian Take-Out or Dine In at Fulin’s Asian Cuisine

Looking for some of the best Asian cuisine that Tennessee has to offer? Look no further than Fulin’s Asian Cuisine. Fulin’s has locations all throughout Tennessee and has even started to expand into Alabama due to one main reason: their delicious Asian food.

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Source: Fulin’s Asian Cuisine Facebook

Fulin’s offers a wide range of Japanese and Chinese cuisine that is affordable and delicious. Their $8 lunch menu offers a range of classic Chinese food options such as General Tso’s chicken and sweet and sour chicken for a cheap lunchtime price.

However, the best time to hit up Fulin’s is for a tasty dinner with family and friends. Their chef specialty dishes are big enough to share with several people, but you won’t want to with how delicious they are. For those craving spice, try their red thai style curry, which combines tofu, shrimp, and chicken together in a spicy dish. A less spicy option is Fulin’s Famous Fish, combining their fresh and local fish with vegetables and their house brown sauce.

Grove at Shady Green is an apartment community located in Franklin, Tennessee. For more information on the area or our apartment homes, please contact us.

Jul 15

Load Your Dishwasher Properly at Your Shadow Green Apartment

Just admit it: if you had to pick, the dishwasher is probably your favorite kitchen appliance. So why not treat it right by loading it correctly? Dishes, glasses, and silverware will come out cleaner, and you’ll save on energy costs when using these smart dishwasher loading tips.

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  • Everyone knows glasses and cups go on the top rack, but this is also the best place for those dishwasher safe plastics, odd shaped items, and mixing bowls and saucepans. Use care when placing wine glasses on the top; many stems are too long and can break.
  • When loading the bottom rack, always place over-sized platters and baking sheets along the outside so the water flow is not obstructed. For best results, it’s important that the detergent dispenser and spray arms are not blocked.
  • Many of today’s newer dishwashers come with silverware baskets that have covers allowing you to separate each fork, knife, and spoon. This keeps spoons from nesting together. It is still important to place the knives in sharp end down for safety reasons.

The Grove at Shadow Green is calling you home. When searching for luxury apartments near downtown Franklin TN, please contact us today for leasing information.

Jul 15

Grab a Juicy Burger & Fries at Bunganut Pig in Franklin

Do you know about one of the best kept secrets in town? Locals love hanging out at The Bunganut Pub & Eatery because of its English pub vibe, juicy burgers, and live music. Since it opened in 1986 across the street from the historic Carter House, this friendly establishment has attracted a loyal following thanks to the good food, drinks, and crowd.

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Source: Bunganut Pig Facebook

Starters such as the Fried Dill Pickles and the Fried Chicken Poppers are great for sharing. When it comes to mains, along with traditional English Fare like Bangers & Mash and Shepard’s Pie, “The Pig” is known for its Black Angus Specialty Burger menu featuring satisfying selections. Those who prefer a kick might go for The Southwestern with jalapeno, jack cheese, and ranch. If you like pork, The Pig features grilled ham, applewood bacon, cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce.

At night, The Bunganut Pig comes alive with live music, a DJ spinning, dancing, trivia, and more.

Are you planning to pop into The Bunganut Pub & Eatery? If you’re interested in learning about other places to go, or if you’re thinking about moving and would like information about apartments in historic downtown Franklin TN, contact the Grove at Shadow Green today.

Jul 15

Organize Your Built-In Wine Rack at the Grove at Shadow Green

As you are looking for apartments in South Franklin, TN, you have several ideas in mind about what you definitely need for your preferences in life. You may want to have a swimming pool, a clubhouse with large screen television, a playground, and private balcony or patio.

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You can find all of that at the Grove at Shadow Green.  You can also find something that can help you in your collection of fine wine, a built-in wine rack!

A few tips about organizing a wine rack:

  • By region. Pair the food of a certain region by the wine of the same region.
  • Varietals; Simple collections may simply need division by whites and reds.
  • Cost. Place expensive wines, those that probably need to age a bit more, on top or bottom and less expensive wine, for every day drinking, in the opposite direction.
  • Some people use many different systems at the same time and computerize it all to be able to locate what they want easily.

Combine all of the amenities one needs and the closeness to historic Franklin and Nashville, TN, and you have an excellent community! Contact us for a tour.

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