Friday, April 18, 2014

The Nail Files by Yaya: Easter Gift Idea

This Easter Sunday I'll be hanging out with friends for our annual "adult egg hunt". I hate showing up to someone's house without a hosting gift. After much thought I decided to give them something I really love; nail polish! To make it fit the occasion I decided to gift them inside a plastic egg. Here's my creation, but you can alter it to fit your style.

Supplies you'll need:
  • Nail polish or any small gift
  • Plastic eggs large enough to hold your gift
  • Clear plastic treat bags
  • Crafting paper
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • Stapler or tape
  • Stuffing
  • Any type of decor or labels

Step 1: Insert gift in the egg.



Step 2: Place stuffing and egg inside the plastic bag.


Step 3: Cut crafting paper to the width of the plastic bag by 4 or 5 inches, depending on how large you want your "label" to be. Then fold right down the middle.  Mine is 5 x 5 inches. 


Step 4: Staple "Label" to the top of  bag to seal the package


Step 5: Decorate








FFF: Bourbon Chicken!

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I had no idea what to make for dinner on Monday.  I wanted something light, fresh, and tasty! We were running low on groceries and I didn't feel like going to the grocery store. I took out the frozen chicken breast and grabbed a couple sweet potatoes. I saw the bag of lettuce in the back of the fridge and I decided to use that up as well.
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A couple weeks ago, I made bourbon chicken drummies and they were delicious! I used the same marinades for the chicken breast and they tasted just as great.
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Season the chicken breast with the brown sugar bourbon seasoning. Add the chicken breast to a mixing bowl. Pour sweet bourbon over the chicken  (about 1/3 cup) and give them a five minute massage. Add another layer of brown sugar bourbon seasoning.
Let the chicken marinate for 2+ hours.(for best flavor)
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the chicken to a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes.
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Cut the chicken to make sure its done! I placed mine back in the refrigerator because I don't like hot food on fresh salads. It wilts the lettuce and makes me sad :(
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White the chicken was cooling off in the refrigerator, I baked a couple sweet potatoes in the oven with bourbon seasoning on top!
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Top the chicken on a plate with fresh spring mix salad (or whatever lettuce you prefer) raw almonds, fried onion crisp, and a raspberry vinaigrette.
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What is your favorite restaurant salad? I'll try to make a healthy version!
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Trendspotting: Coachella Recap

Weekend one of Coachella was jam packed with great energy and our Windsor team was there to document it all! From the great music festival fashion trends and the unforgettable performances. Here's a quick recap of it all.

TRENDING ACCESSORIES:




  • Bindi



  • Metallic Tattoos



TRENDING SHOES:










TRENDING APPAREL






















FAVORITE ART INSTALLATIONS:





HIGHLIGHT PERFORMANCES

Pharell and Gwen Stefani
Calvin Harris
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Ellie Goulding

CELEBRITY SIGHTINGS
David Hasselholf

Aaron Paul

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