Sweet Thanksgiving Treats

Here are some terrific Thanksgiving treats that you can whip-up here at your Salem apartment.  Source: CrazyForCrust.com

Not everyone has to make Thanksgiving dinner; some of us just have to show up and bring dessert. But with the host going all out to make the holiday fabulous, one can’t just drop by the local store and grab a pie or something. So here are 3 Thanksgiving dessert recipes you don’t need to be a chef to make which will be very welcome this … [Read more...]

Ring In The Holiday Season With The Spirit of Christmas Past Tour

Learn about the history of the holidays in New England with The Spirit of Christmas Past Tour on Nov. 29th.  Source: Facebook

Many people aren’t happy with the Christmas season starting after Halloween. However, you should be looking ahead to what you can do closer to the actual holiday. One such thing which not only is educational but one filled with local Salem lore is The Spirit of Christmas Past Tour. One of things which makes this event special is it happens in The House … [Read more...]

Keep Warm with these Fall Beverages

Here are some hot and tasty fall drinks that are sure to keep you warm when the weather starts getting colder here in Salem. Source: morgueFile

Autumn in New England is famous throughout the country. The entire concept of Thanksgiving is center to this. Yet one of the best fall living tips is how you can warm up after you’ve been out looking at the dazzling fall foliage. So here are some beverage recipes to help you fight off autumn’s nippy air. Cider and Tequila Hot Toddy: A south of the … [Read more...]

Join the 11th Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run

Stretch your legs out and get some exercise at the 11th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run! Source: Facebook

Cooler weather might put the brakes on some athletic activities but not for runners! If you’re looking for a good run near Salem then check out the 11th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run! This fun run will be held on November 27th from 8am through 10am and benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. The race will be start at the Salem Knights of … [Read more...]

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas


Fall is here. Does your apartment decor represent the changing seasons? Use these fall decorating ideas to bring a touch of autumn into your space. Pumpkins are fun for decorating, but they become even classier when you spray paint them. Use silver and gold paint to give them a touch of style. Instead of spray panting your pumpkins, you could … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Best Local Cuisine with Fall Restaurant Week (11/9-20)

Taste greatness around Salem during November's Fall Restaurant Week! Source: Facebook

Whether you’re new in town or just want to try some new restaurants in Salem MA, the second week of November will be the time to do it. Why? Because of Fall Restaurant Week, that’s why! Every turn of the seasons, the Salem Chamber of Commerce sponsors a week to showcase the culinary options associated with that season. Starting November 9th and … [Read more...]

Candy Corn: A Holiday Favorite


When fall arrives, a few things are certain -- the leaves start changing color, the temperature drops, and candy corn starts appearing in candy stores. There are a couple of good candy stores near Salem that you need to explore. Visit to find candy corn and all of your other favorites. Ye Olde Pepper Companie Located at 122 Derby Street, this … [Read more...]

Halloween Events Near Salem

Terror Fantasies Art Show

As Halloween approaches, there are plenty of festive things to do in Salem in celebration of the holiday. Grab your friends and family members, and head to one of these exciting events for a day you'll always remember. The True 1692 Offering a spooky tale of colonial Salem, this movie tells stories of witchcraft like you've never heard before. … [Read more...]

World Pasta Day 2014


An exciting occasion is coming up on October 25th -- and occasion that will have all lovers of spaghetti, Alfredo, lasagna and other pasta dishes jumping for joy. It's World Pasta Day! An annual tradition begun in 1995, World Pasta Day honors this delicious and versatile food. How you you celebrate? By eating a plate of pasta, of course. There are a … [Read more...]

Decorate Your Apartment With Homemade Candles

Decorate Your Apartment With Homemade Candles

Did you know that candles are actually pretty easy to make? Here are tips on how to decorate using candles you've made yourself in your Hawthorne Commons home: Beeswax candles are the most basic candle you can make and a great starting point. Heat beeswax on the stove until it reaches 140 degrees F (no more than 185 degrees). Pour a small amount, just … [Read more...]