Great Lawn – Movie Nights

Contee Crossing would love to hear your feedback about our recent movie night. We showed FROZEN on the Great Lawn Friday evening.

Did you enjoy the movie choice?

Was Friday evening a convenient time?

If you could change one thing about our movie nights, what would that be?

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively

Whether you’re a student or a business professional, procrastination is faced by anyone with a looming big project or a hectic schedule. It’s important to manage your time wisely when you’re working on a deadline, and these smart tips will help you to reduce stress and accomplish much more each day.

  1. Make a list. This tried-and-true method may seem obvious, but you would be surprised how much a to-do list can help with managing your time more effectively. To-do lists help forgetful people to stay on top of all of their daily tasks, and they force frequent procrastinators to hold themselves accountable for the items on the list.
  2. Prioritize. You may be tempted to complete smaller tasks first, but it’s actually much more effective to prioritize based on which jobs are more important or timelier. Complete pressing tasks first, and then move on to the rest of your work.
  3. Create a distraction-free zone. Whether you work in an office or in your home, be sure to clear your workspace of all clutter before beginning your daily tasks.
  4. Don’t overexert yourself. The most organized people are the ones who realize when they’re spreading themselves too thin. Turn down jobs or favors that you don’t feel like you have enough time to complete, as this may result in shoddy work (not to mention a whole lot of added stress).

How to Manage Your Time Effectively [University of Kent]
Manage Your Time More Effectively to Accomplish More Each Day [Right]
How Does One Manage Time More Effectively? [Forbes]
Managing Your Time and Study Environment [Bucks County Community College]

Doggie in Disguise – Annapolis, MD

Looking for some spooky fun with your four legged friend? Start your Halloween off right by dressing up your dog for fun and an interactive scavenger hunt.

Ticket prices are starting around $35.00. Click here for more information!

Three Uncommon Uses for Dryer Sheets

From brand-new dryer sheets to used ones straight from the dryer, there are a number of different ways to use dryer sheets around the house. These static-absorbing, fresh smelling sheets are some of the most useful household products you can find, and they’ll even help you in places other than the laundry room. Here are some of the best lesser-known uses for dryer sheets.

  1. Quickly eliminate static. Dryer sheets are made to remove static from your laundry in the dryer, so why not use them on the clothes you’re wearing, too? Simply run a dryer sheet up and down that static-prone blouse or shirt, and you’ll be good to go.
  2. Dust hard surfaces. Used dryer sheets make cheap, effective tools for dusting furniture. Just use the sheet like you would a rag or paper towel. Because they're meant to attract static and lint, dryer sheets will attract dust as well.
  3. Repel insects. It seems unlikely, but bugs really do not enjoy the fresh scent of dryer sheets. Tuck one in a lunchbox or picnic basket to keep insects at bay, or even rub a new sheet across your skin before you go out on an afternoon hike.

12 Surprising Uses for Dryer Sheets [All You]
25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets [Curbly]
20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets [Apartment Therapy]
10 New Uses for Dryer Sheets [Real Simple]

Bean Hollow: Coffee and More in Ellicot City

Ellicott City's Bean Hollow has won a hoard of loyal fans who love their freshly brewed coffee drinks, cheerfully relaxed setting and light food offerings. Visit in the morning to grab a yummy cappuccino, espresso or café latte.

If you're hungry, Bean Hollow's breakfast offerings include toasted bagels & cream cheese, breakfast bagels with eggs, cheese & breakfast meat, granola, muffins, and pastries. Sandwiches are also on the menu, with choices like the Powerhouse with hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, sprouts, red onion, & cheese, the Turkey & Cheese with smoked turkey with lettuce, tomato & your choice of cheese, and the Veggie Burger cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sprouts, mustard & mayonnaise. Coffees for sale in bulk by the pound include Hollow Blend, Espresso Blend, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Gayo.

Bean Hollow
8059 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 465-0233

Looking for Some Haunted Fun??

Be sure to checkout Kings Dominion there will be different mazes and scare zones along with live shows including haunted attractions!

The Halloween Haunt will start September 26th.

If Kings Dominion is not your scene, then be sure to research Six Flags – Freight Fest

Local Farmers Market – Laurel, MD

Have you checked out your local farmers market yet? Here you will find great foods from Bieler's Meats, Yoders BBQ and Poultry, JR Candies, Lancaster's County Cheesecakes, Fisher's Produce and much, much more!!

Dutch Country Farmers Market
9701 Fort Meade Road
Laurel, Maryland

Market Hours:
Thursdays: 9-6
Fridays: 9-8
Saturdays: 8-3

Hunger Action Month!!

For the month of September, if you are interested in supporting the cause, be sure to gather your non-perishables and donate.

To make things easier, throughout the month of September (3rd – 26th) you can make drop off donations to any State Police Barracks or Motor Vehicle Office run by the State Highway Administration.

For those that do not have the time to shop and drop off, you can always make your donations online!!

~Information obtained @ Hunger Action Month and the Laurel Patch.

The Mall in Columbia: Maryland Shopping

The Mall in Columbia has been a hub for commerce in the region since it was first constructed in 1971. The exhibit buildings for the Rouse Company in Columbia were designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, but the corporation decided to give the shopping mall contract to another firm. Since opening, the shopping center has undergone several major expansions, adding floorspace and several anchor stores.

The mall's major anchor retailers are J.C. Penney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and Sears, with a large AMC movie theater occupying the sixth slot. The remainder of the mall hosts almost 200 stores and services. The place is enormous, so you might want to consult the conveniently placed maps to plot a route through the place.

The Mall in Columbia
10300 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 730-3300

Happy Labor Day!

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Labor Day!