My Sister Nila…

30 05 2013

I have been blessed to have four sisters…all of whom have their own set of talents and abilities…and my sister, Nila has many! We were recently guests in her family’s home {also known as the Barros Family Bed &Breakfast} and she made a delicious breakfast from an old cookbook that we both love…”Kitchen Keepsakes.”

When the cover is falling off, and the pages are stuck together, you know you have a WINNING cookbook!

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Nila made “Grandma Eaton’s Coffee Cake” for us on a rainy morning, and served with fresh pineapple and hot coffee…The cinnamon wafting through the house is enough to get the sleepy heads out of bed and stumbling down the stairs to get their share before it’s all gone.

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We don’t know who “Grandma Eaton” is or was, but we sure appreciate her recipe!

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I hope you and your family enjoy this simple yet DELIGHTFUL recipe as much as we do!

Thank you Nila & family for your warm hospitality!

 





Adrian’s Boutique ~ Jackson Meat ~ Small Business Week Partnership

25 05 2013

This is National Small Business Week and Adrian’s Boutique has partnered with Jeni & Drew Bryan of Jackson Meat to create awareness of the benefits of shopping, eating, playing and keeping our dollars local! We are so blessed to have some OUTSTANDING businesses in our community, and Jeni & Andrew own one of them.  They have owned Jackson Meats for about 3 years and already established a reputation for quality products, excellent customer service and involvement in our community.

Jackson Logo

Jackson Meat has been serving the Hutchinson/Reno County Community since 1946…The Bryan’s have continued the tradition of the highest quality beef, pork & chicken, along with delicious cheeses, seasonings and other products.

Jackson Meat Counter

One of several meat counters…filled with delicious-ness!  If you love to GRILL, and want the highest quality meats available, Jackson’s is the place! PLUS, their staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and can help you choose just the right cut for your meal.

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This is my recent purchase from Jacksons. Some delicious Pepper Smoked Bacon, Bacon Wrapped Filets, Colby Jack Marbled Cheese, some DE-LICIOUS Smoked Sharp Cheddar, and of course, hamburger for the freezer.

Jackson Cheese Counter

I love the choices of cheeses and cold cuts at the Jackson’s Counter…and they will slice and package just the way you like it!

Beef Filet

A great meal from the grill…Bacon wrapped Filet from Jackson Meat.

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Jeni Bryan (left) will always greet you with a smile!  We are so proud of Jeni & Andrew and all that they have accomplished with their business. If you’ve never stopped by Jackson Meat, you are missing out on a great local place to find the very best meats, cheeses, sausages, seasonings and so much more!  They will take great care of you and want to be sure your are happy with your purchase.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “TOUR” of Jackson Meat.  They are located at 13 W. 6th in Hutchinson…. Please visit their Facebook Page and click the “LIKE” button…then drop by and pick up some steaks or burgers for this weekend!

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Adrian’s Boutique, along with our Six Small Business Week Partners, are giving away $1,400 in Local Gift Certificates this week to celebrate National Small Business Week! Just stop by any of the following locations to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 16 or older to enter.

Adrians Boutique
118 N Main, Buhler, KS
620-543-6488
Monday- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Adrians Boutique Facebook Page
Video: http://bit.ly/14nUxEJ

Stutzman’s Greenhouse
30th & Apple Lane in Hutchinson
Visit Stutzmans Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Stutzmans Greenhouse
6709 W. Hwy 61, Hutchinson
620-662-0559
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ
1018 Nickerson Blvd Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-7421
Visit Roy’s BBQ Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/YUIBsV

Bluebird Books
2 South Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 259-6868
Visit Bluebird Books Facebook Page

Jackson Meat
13 W 6th Ave  Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 662-4465
Visit the Jackson Meat Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/Z8a6l4

Hometown Foods
116 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620) 543-2230
Visit Hometown Foods Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/12GXZcW

The Mustard Seed
214 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620)543-2200
Visit The Mustard Seed on Facebook
http://bit.ly/10gFpsv





Adrian’s Boutique ~ Bluebird Book Store ~ Small Business Week Partnership

23 05 2013

Bluebird Book Store

This is National Small Business Week and Adrian’s Boutique has partnered with Bluebird Book Store in downtown Hutchinson to bring awareness of the benefits of shopping, eating, playing and keeping our dollars local! We are so blessed to have some OUTSTANDING businesses in our community, and Melanie Green and her family own one of them.  They have built a beautiful store and Hutchinson is so blessed to have a high quality, independent book retailer back in town!

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Melanie Green and her family are the owners of this delightful new Bookstore downtown at 2 South Main in Hutchinson. They truly do believe in the power of supporting our local community and their store opens it’s doors to many fun activities for both children and adults.

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From Best-Sellers to Classics, Cookbooks, Business & History Books, you’ll find it all displayed beautifully and in a very relaxing atmosphere.

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Bluebird Books has a great selection of  Toddler, Children & Young Adult Literature and has Kids Book Clubs to enrich our children’s lives with books.  They are also offering Camp Bluebird for ages 8 to 12 with hands-on projects and activities from their partners at Workman Publishing.  My mother taught all of her daughters to LOVE reading at a very young age, and all five of us sisters still enjoy reading, and have passed down that love of reading to our own children.

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Bluebird is offering “Seize the Summer & Seize the Book…a brand new summer reading program for readers entering grades K-8. Complete their 6 book reading challenge and claim your rewards along the way!

There’s always something going on at Bluebird…from a Mystery Book Club, to Booksignings and Student Art Receptions…You will love this breath of fresh air on the corner downtown.  I love to pop in for what should be a “quick” visit, but somehow the lure of the hundreds of books just makes me forget about my schedule!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “TOUR” of  Bluebird Book Store… Please visit their Facebook Page and click the “LIKE” button…then drop by and pick up something delightful for your summer reading sometime this week!

~Vicki Adrian

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Adrian’s Boutique, along with our Six Small Business Week Partners, are giving away $1,400 in Local Gift Certificates this week to celebrate National Small Business Week! Just stop by any of the following locations to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 16 or older to enter.

Adrians Boutique
118 N Main, Buhler, KS
620-543-6488
Monday- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Adrians Boutique Facebook Page
Video: http://bit.ly/14nUxEJ

Stutzman’s Greenhouse
30th & Apple Lane in Hutchinson
Visit Stutzmans Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Stutzmans Greenhouse
6709 W. Hwy 61, Hutchinson
620-662-0559
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ
1018 Nickerson Blvd Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-7421
Visit Roy’s BBQ Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/YUIBsV

Bluebird Books
2 South Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 259-6868
Visit Bluebird Books Facebook Page

Jackson Meat
13 W 6th Ave  Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 662-4465
Visit the Jackson Meat Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/Z8a6l4

Hometown Foods
116 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620) 543-2230
Visit Hometown Foods Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/12GXZcW

The Mustard Seed
214 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620)543-2200
Visit The Mustard Seed on Facebook
http://bit.ly/10gFpsv





Adrian’s Boutique ~ Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ Small Business Week Partnership

22 05 2013

This is National Small Business Week and Adrian’s Boutique has partnered with Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ to create awareness of the benefits of shopping, eating, playing and keeping our dollars local! We are so blessed to have some OUTSTANDING businesses in our community, and Anne Armstrong and her family own one of them.  They have built a “SMOKIN’ BBQ Business way out on West 5th Street in Hutchinson, Kansas over the past 30 years!  In our family, we always say “You can’t SNEAK to Roy’s!  (You can try, but you never get away with it!)” That delicious SMOKEY fragrance will give you away every time!

Roy's BBQ

Anne & Ryan can whip up some MEAN BBQ!  There is NOTHING on the menu that I don’t like!

Ribs, Mild Sausage & Brisket

Ribs, Mild Sausage and Brisket… I can almost smell this sitting here at my desk!  It’s time for a Road Trip and a Fill ‘er Up Lunch!

Roys Ribs from the Pit

Ribs…Right out of the Smoker! Mmmm…All we need is some Roy’s Sauce!

Roy's Pork Shoulder or Turkey

Smoked Pork Shoulder and Turkey (One of my favorites!) The Turkey is just so moist and flavorful! Mmmmm…..

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Anne (right) is just one of my favorite people on the PLANET! She is a wonderful business woman, has always been supportive of us at Adrians, and is such a positive ray of sunshine right here in our community!  If you’ve never made the trip out to the little yellow building at 1018 Nickerson Blvd. (aka 5th Street), Hutchinson, KS, please do yourself a favor and head out there THIS WEEK!  They OPEN at 11 and serve until the food is gone, usually between 2 & 3 pm.  The food is ALWAYS served hot, fresh & delicious!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “TOUR” of Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ… Please visit their Facebook Page and click the “LIKE” button…then drop by for a delicious lunch sometime this week!

Adrian’s Boutique, along with our Six Small Business Week Partners, are giving away $1,400 in Local Gift Certificates this week to celebrate National Small Business Week! Just stop by any of the following locations to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 16 or older to enter.

Adrians Boutique
118 N Main, Buhler, KS
620-543-6488
Monday- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Adrians Boutique Facebook Page
Video: http://bit.ly/14nUxEJ

Stutzman’s Greenhouse
30th & Apple Lane in Hutchinson
Visit Stutzmans Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Stutzmans Greenhouse
6709 W. Hwy 61, Hutchinson
620-662-0559
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ
1018 Nickerson Blvd Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-7421
Visit Roy’s BBQ Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/YUIBsV

Bluebird Books
2 South Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 259-6868
Visit Bluebird Books Facebook Page

Jackson Meat
13 W 6th Ave  Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 662-4465
Visit the Jackson Meat Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/Z8a6l4

Hometown Foods
116 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620) 543-2230
Visit Hometown Foods Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/12GXZcW

The Mustard Seed
214 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620)543-2200
Visit The Mustard Seed on Facebook
http://bit.ly/10gFpsv





Stutzmans Greenhouse ~ Adrian’s Boutique Small Business Week Partnership

21 05 2013

This is National Small Business Week and Adrian’s Boutique has partnered with Stutzman’s Greenhouse to create awareness of the benefits of shopping local! We are so blessed to have some OUTSTANDING businesses in our community, and Ben & Marlene Miller of Pleasantview, have built a truly “beautiful” business.

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These are just a few of the photos I took on a recent visit out to their Apple Lane location on the Northeast side of Hutchinson.  The plants are very lush and healthy!

 

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I have never personally tried to grow succulants but they look pretty hardy!

 

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A very welcome sign in the Spring and again in the Fall… You’ll love Stutzman!

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I love the beautiful flowers…they just do a great job!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “TOUR” of Stutzmans Greenhouse… Please visit their Facebook Page and click the “LIKE” button…then drop by for a visit sometime this week!

Adrian’s Boutique, along with our Six Small Business Week Partners, are giving away $1,400 in Local Gift Certificates this week to celebrate National Small Business Week! Just stop by any of the following locations to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 16 or older to enter.

Adrians Boutique
118 N Main, Buhler, KS
620-543-6488
Monday- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Adrians Boutique Facebook Page
Video: http://bit.ly/14nUxEJ

Stutzman’s Greenhouse
30th & Apple Lane in Hutchinson
Visit Stutzmans Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Stutzmans Greenhouse
6709 W. Hwy 61, Hutchinson
620-662-0559
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ
1018 Nickerson Blvd Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-7421
Visit Roy’s BBQ Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/YUIBsV

Bluebird Books
2 South Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 259-6868
Visit Bluebird Books Facebook Page

Jackson Meat
13 W 6th Ave  Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 662-4465
Visit the Jackson Meat Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/Z8a6l4

Hometown Foods
116 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620) 543-2230
Visit Hometown Foods Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/12GXZcW

The Mustard Seed
214 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620)543-2200
Visit The Mustard Seed on Facebook
http://bit.ly/10gFpsv





Adrian’s Boutique ~ The Mustard Seed ~ Small Business Week Partnership

20 05 2013

This is National Small Business Week and Adrian’s Boutique has partnered with The Mustard Seed in downtown Buhler to create awareness of the benefits of shopping, eating, playing and keeping our dollars local! We are so blessed to have some OUTSTANDING businesses as neighbors right in our community, and Cameron & Cindy Kaufman own one of them.  They have built quite a business that brings people from all over the region to enjoy her delicious cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, quiche, soups and desserts.

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Cindy and her staff at The Mustard Seed work hard to be sure that your experience will be a good one, every time you stop in for breakfast, lunch or a snack!

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The Adrian’s Boutique girls stop for Coffee and/or Breakfast almost every single day at The Mustard Seed…It gets us off to a good start…and we rarely have time to “catch up” with each other throughout the day.  Sorry, totally distracted by the Muffins in this picture…I think I am getting hungry! 🙂

Mustard Seed Quiche

Cindy makes different types of quiche throughout the seasons, and there’s not one that isn’t delicious!

Red Turkey Sandwich

This is a Red Turkey grilled sandwich… Mmmmmmmm!

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The Mustard Seed is a GREAT place for the community to gather and catch up on all of the latest news & happenings.

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This great group of neighbors has a standing Saturday morning Breakfast appointment, and has done this since the day The Mustard Seed opened in 2004. What a great tradition! Everything served at The Mustard Seed is made from scratch and I promise you, you will LOVE the experience of eating here!

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Jim & Evelyn McIver from Buhler and their table of friends rarely miss a Saturday morning at The Mustard Seed.  Their coffee selection is outstanding, the homemade Cinnamon Rolls and everything else on the menu is delicious as well.

Must Seed Blueberry Muffins

Homemade Blueberry Muffins…Oh my! My! My!

Raspberry Orange Scones

Raspberry Orange Scones…A Saturday specialty at the Mustard Seed.

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Cameron & Cindy Kaufman… Buhler is BLESSED to have you as a part of our community!

Do yourself a favor and make the short drive to Buhler… You will love The Mustard Seed and all of the other delightful small businesses in our town.  The Adrian’s Boutique girls have breakfast and/or coffee almost every single morning…if we’re not there, we are (literally) out of  “the country!” This is a GREAT PLACE and we are so blessed that the Kaufman’s chose Buhler to plant their coffee shop in. Thank you Cameron & Cindy for partnering with Adrian’s Boutique once again to bring attention to Small Business Week.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “TOUR” of the Mustard Seed in downtown Buhler… Please visit their Facebook Page and click the “LIKE” button…then drop by for a delicious breakfast or lunch sometime this week! Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:30-4.

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Adrian’s Boutique, along with our Six Small Business Week Partners, are giving away $1,400 in Local Gift Certificates this week to celebrate National Small Business Week! Just stop by any of the following locations to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 16 or older to enter.

Adrians Boutique
118 N Main, Buhler, KS
620-543-6488
Monday- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Adrians Boutique Facebook Page
Video: http://bit.ly/14nUxEJ

Stutzman’s Greenhouse
30th & Apple Lane in Hutchinson
Visit Stutzmans Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Stutzmans Greenhouse
6709 W. Hwy 61, Hutchinson
620-662-0559
http://bit.ly/114ONAN

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ
1018 Nickerson Blvd Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-7421
Visit Roy’s BBQ Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/YUIBsV

Bluebird Books
2 South Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 259-6868
Visit Bluebird Books Facebook Page

Jackson Meat
13 W 6th Ave  Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 662-4465
Visit the Jackson Meat Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/Z8a6l4

Hometown Foods
116 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620) 543-2230
Visit Hometown Foods Facebook Page
http://bit.ly/12GXZcW

The Mustard Seed
214 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620)543-2200
Visit The Mustard Seed on Facebook
http://bit.ly/10gFpsv





2013 Small Business Week at Adrian’s Boutique

20 05 2013

This is National Small Business Week and Adrian’s Boutique is celebrating 30 years as a locally owned business in downtown Buhler, Kansas. We are so grateful to our clients who have supported us, grown with us and continue to shop with us! Adrian’s has partnered with SIX other outstanding local businesses to bring awareness of the benefits of Shopping small businesses in our community. You really do BIG things when you SHOP SMALL!

Why Shop Local?

 When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local business and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community–where they belong.

The Environment

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

The Community

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.