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Kaytucky Chicken. I have a really fun recipe for you!

Kaytucky Chicken

And easy, too. It’s hardly any work; the oven does the work for you, but it’s a really fun and tasty way to serve chicken for a change. Serve with an Avocado & Fennel Salad, lots of skillet baked potatoes and a little Green Peppercorn Sauce, but that’s mainly because I’m seriously addicted to how the sauce tastes on potatoes. This was absolutely delicious! Directions: 4 chicken fillets 4 frozen puff pastry sheets 4 oz cream cheese (the firm kind) few rashes of bacon flat-leaf parsley 1 spring onion 1 large egg pepper salt This is what we call ontbijtspek here. I’ve also chopped a spring onion with my cute orange baby Santoku. And I’ve finely chopped a small handful of flat-leaf parsley.

Add the spring onions, parsley, crumbled up bacon and a good pinch of pepper to 4 oz firm cream cheese; I’ve opted for low-fat cream cheese. Mix it all up. Style Scrapbook: DIY: YELLOW CLUTCH. March 19, 2011 in Uncategorized by Andy And because I like keeping my word, here is the step-by-step… C’mon, its Saturday, you have no school, no work, you probably have a party later today, but you are free right now, so get the fabric, scissors, pins and let the party begin!

Style Scrapbook: DIY: YELLOW CLUTCH

DIY Proenza Schouler Scroll Necklace. Were you blown away by Proenza Schouler‘s entire Fall 2011 Collection as much as we were?

DIY Proenza Schouler Scroll Necklace

The juxtaposition of digitalized and geometric Native American inspired prints with decorative, Victorian-like statement necklaces was all kinds of genius. And of course, the jewelry had the wheels in our DIY minds spinning ever since. Diy Couture Tshirt Dress. DIY Box Braid Necklace.

The Adventures of an Urban Socialite™ DIY Turband. DIY Gretchen Jones Necklace A couple of months ago, while visiting New York, we met the lovely Gretchen Jones and were fortunate enough to spend an entire day crafting in her über charming Brooklyn apartment. Alana Taylor. DIY Collar Tips.

You probably have guessed by now that we have a major soft spot for almost all things western . . . bolos, cowboy boots and the like.

DIY Collar Tips

So when Balenciaga incorporated a modern take on western collar tips into their Spring 2011 Collection, we were beyond thrilled. Who knew these little metal tips are capable of brightening up any button up shirt?! With a pair of inexpensive decorative brass corners from the hardware store, we made our own Balenciaga-inspired collar tips that are to DIY for. Start by drawing 2 lines at 45 degree angles on the inside of each brass corner, creating a small wedge.

Use the cutting pliers to cut out the wedges. DIY Luv Aj Handpiece. When the lovely Amanda Thomas of Luv Aj offered to show us how to DIY her signature handpiece, we were ecstatic!

DIY Luv Aj Handpiece

Not only are we huge fans of her jewelry, we’ve been dying to adorn ourselves with this ring and bracelet combination. Thank you for the awesome tutorial, Amanda! DIY Minaudière. I have an awful habit of losing sunglasses.

DIY Minaudière

Needless to say, I’ve accumulated an impressive collection of sunglass cases over the years. Recently we’ve discovered that these abandoned containers can easily by re-purposed into fabulous mini clutches! Inspired by those spotted during Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, we made a super simple minaudière with just a few tools and a fancy piece of hardware. Open the sunglass case and drill a hole in the top center. Run the drill through the hole a few times in order to make the opening wide enough to fit the drawer pull. Easy. Perfect for all the essentials . . . minimalism at its best! (top image from, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) DIY Bolo Tie. Many years ago, we might have shunned the idea of wearing bolos but nowadays we couldn’t be more obsessed with these western neckties!

DIY Bolo Tie

DIY Rope Bracelet. Climbing rope? Bracelets? Count us in. Inspired by Miansai‘s colorful, stackable and adjustable rope bracelets, we were determined to add another do-it-yourself bracelet to our growing collection. With some colorful rope and an S hook from the hardware store, making this bracelet is as simple as mastering the versatile sliding knot. We must warn you though, this project is extremely easy and addicting! DIY Door Knocker Belt. After discovering lion drawer pulls at the hardware store a few weeks ago, we were immediately reminded of this vintage Moschino jacket spotted on Jane of Sea of Shoes.

DIY Door Knocker Belt

They were obviously too amazing to pass up and we knew we had to incorporate the mini door knockers into a DIY. Luckily, we were able to track down the same lion head drawer pulls online so now you can join in on the fun! You’ll need: Start by placing the drawer pulls along the backside of the belt and place them to your liking. Mark the placements with 4 evenly spaced cross sections with a pen and ruler. Push the screws through the holes and twist on the drawer pulls, tightening each one with a screwdriver. Your Moschino-inspired belt is finito!