9 Small Kitchen Storage Ideas

For the past few weeks, I've been on a real purging spree around the apartmentI'm talking 5 full trips to Goodwill in the past 2.5 weeks. And let me tell you, it feels GOOD. But sometimes, no matter how much you purge, all of the necessary supplies still won't fit into your children's-playset-sized kitchen. And when that happens, it's time to turn to the expert: Zillow. (Just kidding! Mostly.) Instead, I turned to my favorite source for ideas and inspiration, Pinterest, where I saw some gorgeous dining rooms stocked with extra shelving for kitchen supplies. While I'm certainly not done styling and decorating and rearranging (will I ever be?), I'm pretty thrilled with how much more functional our kitchen is, and how much more adorable our dining space is now:

See? Now the toaster and all those cookbooks I've been meaning to test-drive have a place they can show off without taking up valuable counter real estate. Also being stored on this multi-talented bookshelf: a wooden cutting board, five casserole dishes, our hand mixer, serving utensils, and lots of extra flatware. 

If you're in the same boat when it comes to kitchen storage, here are a few of my favorite space-saving Pinterest finds, including my inspiration for our dining room shelf:

Which of these would you try? Have you solved your small-space problems differently? I'd love to know!

Face The Day

bobbibrown4-30-pageasset-emilyYou guys! I'm on Refinery29!

Okay, got that out of my system. The fashion & style website is having a Face The Day beauty contest with Bobbi Brown on Pinterest, and I am having so much fun creating my board! If you haven't already gotten in on the excitement, hurry up and make your own entry. The party ends May 7th, so get going!

Friday Five: Top Pins

Happy Friday! To kick off this gorgeous weekend, here are five pins from this week that have me feeling inspired. Stay beautiful! xo

Combofun spring prints!

96309be59eb4b97f2e28487e4a320177the perfect pop of color

677477ca272d5b0d4e0ab152e57e0a26choppy layers

d7545646a0a881d90365ad056bd03563green/blue mani (I told you)

Friday Five: Blue Nails

One of my favorite trends right now is adding a pop of blue with nail color. Having a "cool" complexion and lighter hair, I've always favored blues and greens in my wardrobe, but adding it to the ends of my fingers is a nice switch! Take a break from the usual pink and red polishes for spring and add an unexpected splash of blue to your look. From bright cobalt to baby hues, here's the lineup of my current five favorite blue shades, along with a little blue inspiration from my Pinterest:

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1. Blue My Mind from OPI 2. Keks from Butter London 3. Jacuzzi from Sephora 4. Lapis of Luxury from Essie 5. Not A Cloud In The Sky from L'Oreal

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left to right, top to bottom: 1|2|3|4|5

plus my own blue mani...

photo (5) What's your favorite blue hue?