8 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy the Weather

8 Ways to Get Outside and Enjoy the Weather

The sweet spot between end of summer, beginning of fall is the perfect time to get outside and end enjoy the weather.

Here are 8 ways to take advantage of the beautiful weather before the temperature drops.

1. Host an End of Summer Bash

Say “so long” to summer by hosting one last bash. Invite family and friends, set up some yard games and plan a summer themed menu to salute the end of the season.

2. Go for a Bike Ride

Before the frost comes, get out for a bike ride or two. Hit a trail or even enjoy riding around your neighborhood on a nice day. 

3. One Last Water Day

Before you put your swim stuff away for the winter, head to the pool, beach, lake – whatever is closest to you, for one last day of water fun.

4. Get Some Exercise

Enjoy the weather while doing something healthy! Take a brisk walk or move your regular workout routine outdoors. Check out these exciting ways to break a sweat in the sunshine.

5. Take a Hike

Take in the fall foliage with an outdoor hike. The benefits of hiking are not only physical, but mental too. Hiking helps reduce the risk of heart disease, relieve stress, improve sleep quality and more, for instance. What are you waiting for?

6. Enjoy a Picnic

Grab a blanket and your favorite foods and find a spot. Even if it’s in your back yard, a picnic is a great way to enjoy the day and take in the beautiful weather. 

7. Do Some Yard Work

Why not make your outdoor time productive by doing something good for you and your home? Take the opportunity to spruce up your yard. Boosting curb appeal can even add value to your home!

8. Sit Around the Campfire

There’s nothing like a summer campfire with family and friends. Before it gets too chilly, enjoy some time around the fire reflecting on your favorite summer memories.

We hope you enjoy this special time of year! As always, if there’s anything we can do for you, your friends or your family, contact us today.

Danger – April Fool’s Day

April Fool's Day

Best April Fools Pranks

April Fool’s Day brings out the best in us! Office pranks, practical jokes, hoaxes and more! What’s the best April Fools prank of all time? Do you remember these popular practical jokes?

Taco Bell Buys the Liberty Bell – In 1996, Taco Bell ran an ad saying they were purchasing the Liberty Bell in Philadephia. They announced the new name would be “Taco Liberty Bell”. White House spokeperson was asked about this – and keeping with the spirit of April Fools- said Ford Motor Company had bought the Lincoln Memorial.

Bumper Spaghetti Crop – In 1957, Panorama announced that because of an unusually mild winter and the “virtual disappearance of the spaghetti weevil,” with video footage of a Swiss family pulling pasta off spaghetti trees and placing it into baskets. The show said: “For those who love this dish, there’s nothing like real, home-grown spaghetti.” Hundreds of people were duped into believing that spaghetti grew on trees.

From B & W to Color – Just Add Stockings! – In 1962, a television channel in Sweden tricked viewers into thinking their black and white televisions would become color if they cut up a pair of stockings and taped them over the screen. This hoax had thousands of viewers scrambling to tape stockings to their tv sets.

Today’s Best Pranks (Spoiler Alert!)

The following pranks and practical jokes have been all over the news today.

Google Shuts Down YouTube
White House – Kid President
Twitter Charging for Vowels
Scope Mouthwash – Bacon Flavored
Netflix Adds Zany Categories
U.S Army Training Cats
Virgin Announces Glass Bottomed Plane
Google Nose

Inlanta Celebrates April Fool’s Day

Last year we announced that we were fully delegated to originate mortgages for moon property. Today we announced a dress code policy for our corporate staff in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The ridiculous policy tricked a few people – but for the most part – had everyone chuckling. The policy included the following unbelievable requirements:

  • Suits required..with silk or linen pocket squares.
  • High heeled shoes may not be more than 3.125 inches in height and open toe shoes are expressly forbidden without pedicures. Nail colors must coordinate.
  • Colors that are not allowed by either men or women include: any neon color, chartreuse, magenta, canary yellow, fuchsia, or lime green, as they are seen as offensive.
  • On the fourth Friday of every month, it will be casual business dress day. No skinny jeans, boots, tee shirts, sleeveless blouses, tank tops, leggings, Hawaiian print, or denim of any kind is allowed.

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.

 

Spring Pinning

Spring Pinning Fun

While some of us are still waiting for spring to arrive, there’s nothing wrong with getting ready for it a little early! We’ve created a fun Pinterest board set up with some Spring Fun ideas, as well as ideas for this Easter weekend!

We’ve pinned new ways to dye Easter eggs, some creative bunny crafts, easy and tasty treats and some activities to do outside. Most of these were found under the “Holidays and Events” and if you still need more ideas, there are still plenty out there.

If you still haven’t jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon, what are you waiting for? It’s a virtual way to organize and share interesting things you find on the web, categorized on pinboards. It’s quickly becoming one of the most popular social media sites today, with some users saying it’s as popular as Twitter! Check out all the articles Mashable has on Pinterest.

Here are some of our favorites for Spring Fun:

Check out Inlanta’s Pinterest profile to see all of our boards and be sure to follow us on Pinterest if you have an account! Happy spring pinning! Keep an eye out for our next board – Summer Lovin’.

Inlanta Mortgage is proudly celebrating twenty years in business. Learn more about Inlanta’s twenty year history here.

Inlanta Mortgage offers Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac agency products, as well as a full suite of jumbo and portfolio programs. The company is fully delegated HUD-FHA including FHA 203K, VA, and USDA approved. Inlanta Mortgage also offers numerous state bond agency programs. Review Inlanta’s mortgage loan programs here.

Inlanta Mortgage is a multi-state mortgage banker based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. NMLS# 1016. Inlanta Mortgage is proud to be a recent recipient of a 2012 Top Workplace Award.