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Lights, Camera, More Lights

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You know what's fun? Picking out LAMPS.

What a weird thing, right? As I am forever on a budget -- even if I was a millionaire, I'd be into deals, so these floor lamps are all under $100.

I'm going to need one of them for my living room.

Which one do you like the best? Do you have other suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

The BEST Deviled Eggs

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I LOVE deviled eggs. Adore them. Cherish them.

So, forgive me for only taking a picture of the final product, but I get so excited about them that I started making these for the Superbowl and didn't stop until I was done. 

I don't know how some recipes only call for 6 eggs, when I can put those down in mere seconds. I always make the full dozen. And when you introduce these tasty guys to a party, they'll be gone quicker than you can say "DAMN, THESE ARE GOOD."

So make sure to eat some of them at home BEFORE you go to the party, or you'll miss out.

Did I mention I'm in love with deviled eggs?

 

12 eggs
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 teaspoons white vinegar
2-3 teaspoons ground Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Sriracha

  1. Boil your eggs by putting them in a pan with cold water, reaching a boil, then covering the pan with a lid and letting them sit for about 12 minutes.
  2.  Carefully pour out the boiling water in your sink and cover the eggs with cold water until they're cooled off.  
  3. Shake the eggs in the pan with the water to break up the shells.
  4. Peel the shells off the eggs.
  5. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise, removing the yolks, placing them into a food processor.
  6.  Add the mustard, mayo, vinegar, salt, and pepper to the food processor and pulse until it's all well mixed.
  7. Put the combined yolk mixture into a plastic sandwich bag and squeeze all the air out. Then cut off a bottom corner of the bag, making a small hole.
  8. Pipe the yolk mixture into the egg halves
  9. Top the eggs with Sriracha and
  10. GET TO EATIN'! 

New Apartment!

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Very exciting news over here for a DIY'er and people who enjoy it: I got a new apartment! 

I spent almost three years in my last place and made it into a cozy, warm and comfortable place I was really happy with ...until I saw THIS one. 

Check out a tour of the place while it's still empty below and some tips on what to do when you get a new place after that! And let me know what you think in the comments. Thoughts? Ideas? Feelings? TALK TO ME?!

#DIYDecember Inspiration

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As I make all my #DIYDammits for #DIYDecember, I take breaks and hop on Pinterest because well, I'm addicted to it. So I thought I'd share some of my favorite holiday pins that I'm seeing so that you can find some inspiration yourself! Check it!

This SNOWMAN MARSHMALLOW tutorial from I Am Food Blog.

This DIY TOILET PAPER ROLL ADVENT CALENDAR from Morning Creativity

and these adorable SANTA COOKIES from Hello Naomi

What's inspiring you? Let me know in the comments!

Happy #DIYDecember!