Auston Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P


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For First Time Turkey Cookers Who Want To Cook A Turkey Like An Expert

For First Time Turkey Cookers Who Want To Cook A Turkey Like An Expert

Darren Kincaid - Friday, November 19, 2010

It’s time for the whole family to invade again for Thanksgiving dinner.  This year serve up a mouthwatering turkey they will never forget.  Nice and crisp on the out side, moist and flavorful on the in side.  Yummy!  Take a look at this video and take notes, by time you slide that bird in the oven you will feel like a turkey cooking expert.  Even if its your first time.



Darren Kincaid - Thursday, November 18, 2010

Could This Be the First Day of a Life Without Tobacco?

Are you thinking about quitting smoking but not sure you’re ready to take the plunge? Maybe the Great American Smokeout is for you. It’s an opportunity to join with literally millions of other smokers in saying “no thanks” to cigarettes for 24 hours.

A Day to “Butt Out”

The Great American Smokeout traditionally takes place on the third Thursday in November. The concept dates from the early ’70s when Lynn Smith, publisher of the Monticello Times of Minnesota, announced the first observance and called it “D Day.” The idea caught on in state after state until in 1977, it went nationwide under the sponsorship of the American Cancer Society. If past Smokeouts are any indication, as many as one-third of the nation’s 46 million smokers could be taking the day off from smoking.

Joining the Fun

Each year during the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society promotes local and nationwide activities that focus in a light-hearted way on the benefits of not smoking. Here are some previous years’ activities:

A national sandwich shop company gave out free “cold turkey” sandwiches and cookies to smokers who turned in at least a half pack of cigarettes.
Newborn babies at Washington’s Columbia Hospital received T-shirts that said “I’m a Born Nonsmoker.”
“Don’t Let Smoking Be an Obstacle” was the slogan for a Houston activity in which smokers ran an obstacle course consisting of oversized cigarette packs, matches and ashtrays.
Preschoolers in Texas played “Gonesmoke, a Tale of the New West,” wearing red bandannas and Smokeout deputy badges.
Other events include public appearances by celebrities who have quit, parades, rallies, athletic events and ceremonial cigarette burials and bonfires.
Making It Work

Behind the festivities of the Great American Smokeout are the serious efforts of thousands of hard-working American Cancer Society volunteers who visit schools, malls and workplaces to publicize the events and distribute information about quitting. They also enlist nonsmokers to “adopt” smokers for the day, supporting them with advice and snacks. The support continues for those who decide not to return to smoking after the Great American Smokeout is over.

The Rules of the Game

The rules are simple: You just quit smoking for the 24 hours of the Smokeout. The wonderful thing is that you won’t be alone; you can swap advice, jokes and groans with the other “quitters,” nonsmokers and the American Cancer Society volunteers who will be cheering you on. Even if you don’t go on to quit permanently, you will have learned that you can quit for a day and that many others around you are taking the step, too. Contact the American Cancer Society for information on how you can participate, either as a “quitter” or as a volunteer.



Darren Kincaid - Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Keep Warm in Your Apartment

When the weather outside is frightful, the temperatures inside your apartment can be less than delightful. Here are some tips on keeping your apartment warm when colder temperatures raise their frosty heads.
Let there be light. Open shades and curtains on south-facing windows during the day to let in the sun. While you may not be home during the day to appreciate the mid-day warmth, your apartment should stay warm enough to reduce your heating costs during the day (you are turning your thermostat down before you leave for the day, aren’t you?)

Cover the floors. If you have bare floors (tile or hardwood, for example), use rugs to help them feel warmer in the morning and evening.

Be a draft dodger. If you have a draft, block it. This is best done with weather stripping around leaky doors and windows, but check with your landlord or property manager before attempting anything like that. If that’s not an option, placing a blanket in front of the door could help reduce drafts.

Heat spaces, not your whole place. If you spend the majority of your time in one or two rooms, consider the use of a space heater to warm that space instead of using the furnace to heat your whole apartment.

Dress in layers. As mom used to always say, “Put on a sweater.” Wearing an extra layer of clothing can go a long way in keeping your body temperature up and your heating bill down. And don’t forget that thick socks or slippers can help a lot with keeping you warm.

Be more like Linus from Peanuts – use a blanket. Why heat the whole place when you’re sleeping? Plug in the electric blanket and you can have a most cozy bed, while your house remains at an affordable temperature during the night hours. A blanket with dual temperature controls is best if you share your bed.

Change is good. Have your furnace filter changed regularly. A dirty filter makes the furnace have to work harder, decreasing its efficiency and increasing your heating costs.

Close the door. If you have a multi-room apartment, close the doors of any unused rooms, and close those rooms’ vents. (If you don’t use the room, there’s no need to heat it.)

Turkey Day Pop Quiz

Turkey Day Pop Quiz

Darren Kincaid - Monday, November 15, 2010

It’s about that time of the year again.  The winter holiday season is in full effect.  Turkey Day!!!  What is you favorite holiday dish?  Is it turkey and dressing.  Mmmm…  Thanksgiving with the family is always so special.

What if you had to pass a turkey test in order to eat turkey for Thanksgiving this year?  Do you think you would have a plate full of that delicious, mouth watering turkey that you anxiously anticipate every year around this time?  Well, let’s see.  Here is a Turkey Day Pop Quiz: Leave all of your answers in the comments section.

  • How many days does it take a turkey egg to hatch: 16, 28, 32 or 36?
  • A baby turkey is called a: poult, snood, wattle or a caruncle?
  • The flap of skin under the turkey’s chin is called a: poult, snood, wattle or a caruncle?

Check out our latest post for a splendid turkey holiday recipe - TURKEY ROASTING 101-
Find the answers here but try to answer them on your own before you click. Questions 8,11 & 13

Halloween Fun Games for the Apartment

Halloween Fun Games for the Apartment

Darren Kincaid - Friday, October 08, 2010


A great way to keep kids entertained and having fun is to play with pumpkins and carve jack-o-lanterns.  Halloween falls on a Saturday this year.  That can be a really good thing.  Children will be home in the apartment all day to preparing their costumes and getting ready for an evening of trick-or-treating.  The trouble with this is; what will they do in the mean time?  You know just as well as I do that children of all ages need something exciting that will keep their attention and occupy their time especially when they are anticipating a big evening filled with lots of candy.


We’ve got just the thing.  All day Halloween you and the whole family can use printable stencils of nickelodeon cartoon characters to carve out jack-o-lantern.

Nick Jr. Halloween Pumpkin Stencils are on the Nick Jr. website and you can print them out for free.  There are a bunch of other different October activities for you to play with and make games from as well.  So go on over to and get your Halloween fun games ready for action.


Favorite Reason to Rent An Apartment Home

Favorite Reason to Rent An Apartment Home

Darren Kincaid - Monday, September 27, 2010

The top 5 reasons that you should be thankful that you have chosen to rent an apartment home:

1. You have flexibility! If you owned a home and got your dream job in another state, it could take you months to sell your home and you may have to take a huge loss just to sell the home!

2.  You can go on trips every weekend and don’t have to worry about yardwork, cleaning out your attic, or repairing an ever-growing “to do list” of issues in your house.

3. You have more expendable income to invest, go on vacations, buy school supplies, etc.

4.  You don’t have to travel to or pay for a gym membership or community pool.

5.  We take care of you! If you have a service request, question, or a concern, our professionally trained team is there to make your life easier!

We truly appreciate that you have chosen to live at Auston Grove Apartments and look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Perfect day to camp out on the couch and watch football

Perfect day to camp out on the couch and watch football

Darren Kincaid - Friday, September 24, 2010

Tomorrow is setting up to be a perfect day to camp out on your couch here at Auston Grove and watch our local schools in some big college football games.

At noon, the Wolfpack (3-0) open their ACC conference schedule by taking on the defending conference champions in their home building. The Ramblin’ Wreck of Georgia Tech (actually a 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe) will be on display as the Yellow Jackets (2-1, 1-0 in ACC) are coming off a win at Chapel Hill last week.

Three hours later, the Demon Deacons (2-1, 1-0) will attempt to get the taste of last week’s loss at Stanford from their mouth. Unfortunately they’ll be at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee to face Florida State (2-1). Well maybe it’s not that unfortunate. Wake has won their last two meetings in the Sunshine State, holding the home team to just 3 points over the two contests.

So if you haven’t already made plans to meet friends at Overtime Sports Pub, the Sports Page or the End Zone Café, then call up your friends and turn your living room into Gameday station for the afternoon at Auston Grove.

Learn How To Manage Your Finances With Social Media

Learn How To Manage Your Finances With Social Media

Darren Kincaid - Friday, September 17, 2010


Have you ever in your life said to yourself, “Today is not a good day to learn how to better manage my finances?”  I didn’t think so.  I just came across a website that will help us all to manage our finances better than we have before.  Ever heard of I was surprised when I saw that saving money could be so much fun.  Have a look at this video from SmartyPig.  Using social media and the internet to save and manage finances sounds like such a great idea.

The Air in Your Apartment Needs Your Help!

The Air in Your Apartment Needs Your Help!

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, September 16, 2010


You can decorate your apartment while helping the natural air flow.  One of the best ways to purify the air in your apartment is by adding potted plants.  Not only will they help your apartment stay fresh but the look great.  small plants like Boston ferns, English ivy or Peace lilies will look great in your living room on the coffee table or on the windowsills.


The more plants you have in your apartment the merrier.  You might not want to turn your apartment into a rain forest but with up to fifteen plants you can absorb most airborne toxins that rest in the air of an average apartment.  Within a full 24hours most of the both formaldehyde and ammonia can be out of your personal space.  For more Eco-Friendly Decorating Tips visit

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Labor Day Weekend: Three Whole Days?

Labor Day Weekend: Three Whole Days?

Darren Kincaid - Friday, September 03, 2010
Joe Cool Attracts All the Ladies

Labor Day Weekend

This is the weekend you’ve been waiting for for months… Three Days?  Woo!  We can hardly contain ourselves over here. Auston grove Apartments might just lift up two inches as high as we are jumping. Laugh out loud!  The Local Raleigh Weather Forecast is positive.


The pets are sleep after a nice long walk, the children are out for a play date, gas tank full and I don’t have any place to go.  Another Lol moment.  No worries.  How about Free?  You could do that, right?  Have a look at these free attractions – Free things to do in Raleigh.  Enjoy your self Auston Grove Residents.


Auston Grove Apartments

1160 Auston Grove Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Call: 833-779-8856
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P