DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

One of my all time favorite treats for the holidays is hot chocolate.  I drink it pretty much every night during the Christmas season.  And what I love even more than plain old hot chocolate is a big hot cup with all the fixings!  Having a hot cocoa station is also a fun option for holiday parties and movie night gatherings!  This is why for

Handmade Holiday Home Tour 2014 – Rustically Vintage

Welcome to my holiday home tour!  This year I am linking up to Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk! For first time visitors, I am Jodi and I live with my husband in an apartment in Boston, which makes decorating (especially for the holidays) a challenge that I love to take on!  Whether you rent or own, live in an apartment or a house, it is always important

My Bazaar Experience – The Vintage Bazaar

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, I certainly did, especially because I went to the Vintage Bazaar on Sunday!  The first time I went to the Bazaar was in the fall, and my sister and I had a wonderful time, so much so that we decided to come again for the summer festival!  For those of you who don’t know what the Vintage Bazaar

DIY to Try – A Belted Shelf

For a while now, I have been thinking of different ways to install some sort of shelving in our small bathroom.   We have very limited space around our sink, and our toiletries are usually covering every inch.  Well today I had enough, I decided I was going to change that, I knew even the smallest shelf would free up some space!  However, I did

DIY to Try – Pallet Wine Rack

There is certainly nothing to wine about with this DIY tutorial on how to make a pallet wine rack! Considering I recently showed you how to make a rustic shelf out of a pallet, I found it only fitting that the next DIY post should be about making another type of shelf…for wine.  And hey it even holds your glasses too! Win, win, wine! The

Making a STATEment-DIY Bookends

One of my new favorite handmade items to make are these wooden bookends.  This idea started last year when I was desperate to come up with a gift for Jim that was both rustic and personal.  The personal touch came by adding the state we were both born in, and then the state we both moved to and met in, but really these bookends can

Falling For – Seasonal Bar Decor

The Fall decorating continues over to one of my favorite areas of my apartment, the bar!  Today I will show you how to make a really simple fall burlap banner, and how a few seasonal decorations can spruce up any area of your home. When I saw the burlap paper (pictured below) at JoAnn Fabric Store, I knew my days of cutting up rolls of

Falling For – Autumn Decor

Since it is officially fall, I have officially gone crazy with autumn decor!  Considering I don’t have a front porch to decorate, I took to my balcony with the colors and accessories associated with this time of year. You may remember this yellow hutch from my very first blog post, well its has really become the perfect shabby chic spot to style with garden decor

DIY – Wedding Ceremony Wine Box

A new trend in wedding ceremonies is to incorporate a wine box, in which the bride and groom write letters to each other and the letters are placed in the wine box (with their favorite wine) at the ceremony, and either locked or nailed shut. The bride and groom can then chose which anniversary they would like to open each other’s letters and drink the