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

Kitchen Improvement – Removing Cabinet Doors

As a renter, our kitchen is one of the most frustrating areas.  The kitchen in our current apartment is long and narrow with standard wooden cabinet doors, not exactly the light and airy space with open shelving that I dream of!  Unfortunately for renters there isn’t many options for making over a boring kitchen space.  It is not like I can paint the kitchen cabinets…therefore I

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

Cyber Monday – 20% Off Holiday Signs on Etsy

In honor of Cyber Monday I will be giving 20% off of my holiday signs on Etsy! Click HERE to Shop Use Coupon Code – CYBERMON at Checkout to receive 20% off any wooden Holiday Sign Sale ends tomorrow, Dec. 3rd. *When you are busy shopping for others on Cyber Monday, don’t forget to treat yourself too – with a handmade holiday sign!  Add some rustic

Halloween Party Tutorials – Headless Portrait Printables

Halloween is just a couple of days away! But don’t fret if your house doesn’t look quite haunted yet!  You can spook up your home with just a printer, and things you already own, thanks to Pottery Barn! A few years ago on the Pottery Barn website, their creative team showed how to throw an amazing Halloween Party and even included some free printables!  Last

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

How Bizarre – The Vintage Bazaar

Ok so The Vintage Bazaar, held semiannually at The Pettengill Farm, is not exactly bizarre, but the song has been stuck in my head since attending this outdoor event yesterday!  And maybe it is stuck in your head now too.  The Vintage Bazaar is comprised of over 130 vendor tents, live music, and a few food trucks mixed in the landscape of antique, vintage and

Shop ‘Til You Drop – Cambridge Antique Market

So Cambridge has an indoor Antique Market, who knew? No really, who knew? Please confess.  I surely did not know, and neither did my mother when I dragged her there with me yesterday.  The Cambridge Antique Market is located in East Cambridge, close to the Museum of Science, and is also within walking distance to my apartment.  Mind blown. The Cambridge Antique Market, which I

Favorite Finds – Cedar Chest

It happens every once in a while, you walk into a flea market and you see it, a piece you just fall in love with.  Usually, a bright light shines down on the piece and you hear a choir of angels faintly singing in the background.  And then the owner sees you eyeing the piece with a deranged looking smile on your face and runs