in Home & Lifestyle

DIY Numbered Storage Bins

I had been looking for some cute storage bins for my living room for the longest time but it seemed like they didn’t exist. I pinned the The Container Store Rugby Stripe Bins before I moved but once I started decorating, they didn’t seem to quite fit. When I happened to find myself passing a Container Store location, however, I decided to see if they had any other cute bins that might work. Once inside, I saw the Rugby Bins in person and really liked the striped look and quality of the thick canvas. But, my suspicions were confirmed once I brought them home. They stood out in my living room in a bad way, but with a little DIY muscle, I turned them into something cute. Since I already have a lot of gold and brass accents in my living room, the gold numbers seemed like a good idea to bring everything together. And they definitely do! With a paintbrush, gold paint and some Stencils I made by printing out numbers in stencil font and cutting them out, I went from this:

To this:

DIY Numbered Storage Bin

I created the stencils by printing out the numbers and then tracing them onto thicker card stock and cutting them out again. Then, I taped the bins shut (they’re collapsible) with painters tape, and taped the stencils in place. Very carefully, I filled in the stencils with gold paint- I did about three coats with drying time in between. Then I laid them out overnight, and voila.

in Food

Dyed Deviled Eggs

How cute are these?

Inspired by all of the adorable dyed deviled eggs I’ve seen on Pinterest, I decided to make these for my sister’s Easter celebration this past weekend. Easy, cute and so delicious if you use my deviled egg recipe (not to toot my own horn, but for real.)

The Perfect Hard boiled Egg: Place your eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring your water to a boil, and once the water is boiling (it’s okay if it boils for a minute), turn the heat off, keep the eggs covered, and set your timer for 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes are up, submerge the eggs in a ice water bath.  Once cool to handle, peel eggs and cut in half length wise,  scooping out yolks and placing into a separate bowl.

To dye the eggs whites: Fill two containers (bowls, glasses, etc) of water (about half way, enough to cover the eggs) with about 3 drops of food coloring of your choice into each. (For lighter colors like yellow, you will need a 4-5 drops). Place cut egg whites in water until they become the desired color of your choice. (The pink took quickly, while the yellow stayed in the water for an extra couple of minutes.)

Caramelized-Onion Deviled Eggs

1/2 a medium white onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup Mayonnaise ( I used light)
Yellow Mustard
Tabasco Hot Sauce
Salt & Pepper, to taste

1.Heat up your pan with half the tablespoon of butter. Add the finely diced onion. Turn the heat to medium-low, saute the onion, adding the rest of the butter half way, until crispy/caramelized (making sure not to burn the small pieces). Set aside.

2.Mix the mayonnaise with yellow mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper. I eyeballed, tasting as I went- depending on how spicy/tangy you like your mixture, add each to taste (I only did a few drops of hot sauce, and enough mustard to turn the mayonnaise a light yellow.)

3. Fluff the yolks with a fork, and add in the cooled caramelized onion. Mix with enough of the mayonnaise mixture to the consistency of your choice (I like it left slightly thick). If you have a pastry bag, pipe the mixture into the egg whites, otherwise, just spoon it into the whites. Enjoy as is or top with chives, bacon bits or paprika.


in Style

Flatform Shoes for Spring

Although I think the term “flatform” is kind of silly (aren’t they just platforms?!) I am so feeling them for Spring.

From Top Left: Messeca New York KELLY Flatform Sandal, Jil Sander Navy ELASTIC PLATFORM SANDAL, Jeffrey Campbell SUEBEE FUR Flatform, Moonspoon Saloon X BuffaloPLATFORM SNEAKER


The last pair is extreme- but it’s total camp 90’s club kid wear, and although I might not wear them myself, I’m instantly attracted. Platforms always grab my attention because they’re a perfect mix of style and comfort. They’re solid shoes that you can wear anywhere without being in total and complete pain by the end of the day. My favorite pairs above are the Messeca and Jill Sander, super minimalist but with a bit of color that makes them interesting.

I have a cute DIY involving flatforms coming up, stay tuned!