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...]

Treat Your Holiday Guests to Goodies From A & J King Artisan Bakers

Treat Your Holiday Guests to Goodies From A & J King Artisan Bakers

The holidays will be upon us before you turn around. With that said, you will probably want to start preparing for them so that you're ready to celebrate with family and friends. If you plan on hosting a holiday get together at home at our lovely Hawthorne Commons apartment community, you can get delicious treats for your guests at local bakeries. The best … [Read more...]

You Don’t Need a Gym For This Workout

You Don't Need a Gym For This Workout

Though our Hawthorne Commons residents have the use of a fitness center, we understand that there are times when you'd rather work out at home. If this is the case, here are some plank exercises you can do in your apartment:   Plank with donkey kick - Get into the standard plank position. Bring one knee toward your chest, then extend your leg … [Read more...]

Eliminate Toxins and Chemicals From Your Apartment

Eliminate Toxins and Chemicals From Your Apartment

For some, going green sounds good but complicated and expensive. Fortunately, neither have to be the case. One great way to start is by using some of these homemade all-natural cleaners around the home. They are eco-friendly, wallet-friendly, and make your home far more child and pet-friendly. Homemade Bathtub Scrub - Ground eggshells provide a … [Read more...]

Find the Perfect Playlist for Your Workout

Find the Perfect Playlist for Your Workout

Hawthorne Commons is equipped with a fitness center and a sparkling clean swimming pool. Everything you need to do your daily workout is right out your door. Of course, you'll also need good music to go with your exercise. Here are some ideas to help you put together great workout playlists. For invigorating workouts, you'll need energizing tunes … [Read more...]

3 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

3 Stretches You Should Do Every Day

Many people don't think they have the time when it comes to improving health and fitness, but staying fit at home can be easy and convenient if you know a few good exercises you can do in your apartment! If you're trying to find ways to improve your health, then you might want to try adding a few stretches into your daily routine, and here are three … [Read more...]

5 Handmade Gifts Under $5

5 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Thinking of the right gifts can be difficult, especially if you're working with a tight budget. But you can still easily give meaningful gifts and entertain guests on a budget if you're willing to be creative! If you're good at do-it-yourself projects like making your own wall art, then the perfect gifts might be easier to give than you think- here … [Read more...]

Try the Giulia Restaurant In Boston for a Great Meal

Giulia Boston

Our Hawthorne Commons apartments feature amenities like a self-cleaning oven and a microwave to simplify food making. When you want to dine out at any of the Boston restaurants on offer, try Giulia Restaurant. Located on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, this Italian restaurant receives many positive reviews for its pasta dishes and warm, friendly … [Read more...]

Budget Friendly Ways to Fill a Wall With Art

DIY Wall Art

Large-scale art against a prominent wall can enhance your apartment decor significantly. It also comes with a high price tag. Here are some budget-friendly ideas to create big art. Wall Blanket: Take a vintage wall blanket purchased online or at a vintage store and wrap it around a cheap frame ensuring the sides are folded in and fastened with … [Read more...]

Your Guide to Staying Fit at Home

in-home workout tips

Here at Hawthorne Commons, we know that our residents are always looking for ways to keep themselves fit and active. That's why we're proud to offer amenities such as our sparkling swimming pool and fitness center. Still, some people would simply rather work out alone. If you're looking for ways to get exercise in your apartment, here are some … [Read more...]