Adrian’s Boutique…Ready for Spring!!!

17 04 2018

Adrians Boutique is READY for Spring, even if the weather isn’t cooperating! One thing we know for sure that in Kansas, the weather WILL change! Our Spring Open House just may need a DO-OVER as it was the first time that I can remember having SNOW and 50 mph wind gusts at our Spring Event!

ADRIANS NEW SPRING FLYER

Our NEW Spring flyer has just been released, and many of you received one in your Hutchinson News…if you didn’t get one, no worries, you can flip through right here:
http://bit.ly/SIM418
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Our friendly little Hedgehog and Welcome Bear are on the front cover, and you’ll find lots of fun items for spring on the inside! There is also a great coupon that you can use!

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Our Spring TOTE SALE is a great way to SAVE on all of the items you want to pick up for Spring! Totes are just $5.99 each (Reg. $12.99), and items that you put in the TOTE* will be 20% off! These TOTES will be just the right size to take to the pool, the lake or on a quick weekend getaway this summer! CLICK HERE TO BROWSE THROUGH.

MERMAID VIP BOXES NOW AVAILABLE!

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Little girls LOVE surprises just like their mamma & grammies do!  Our newest VIP BOX has been designed with little mermaids in mind!  Ages 3 – 10 will LOVE these BOXES filled with Mermaid themed items! Click HERE to ORDER

This is a Limited Edition BOX and is a one-time purchase (not a Subscription). When they’re gone, they’re gone! Your little girls will be surprised and delighted when this arrives in their mailbox or by a special delivery for birthdays, holidays or, even better, is “just because I love you!” out of the Blue!

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The Limited Edition Mermaid VIP BOX is filled with fun items such as a large zippered art bag that has notebooks, stickers, colored pencils, stencils, pom-poms and more! It also includes our very popular, reusable Mermaid puffy stickers, a full size (12″) Mermaid Doll*, a colorful Bath Fizzie, some candy treats, and my granddaughter’s favorite “Off Duty Mermaid Glitter Gel” to put on face, hair, hands and feet!

Just like our VIP Subscription BOXES, the Mermaid VIP BOX is a great value with over $50 in hand-picked, themed items, for just $39.99 per box.

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Our girls were almost as delighted with our fabulous “mermaid dot” tissue paper as they were with the box itself! This BOX also comes with a colorful Mermaid card with your message hand-written on the back.

If you’re looking to “Surprise & Delight” the little ones in your life, a Mermaid BOX is just the thing! CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

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We’ve been sharing some DELICIOUS recipes lately over on Adrians Boutique’s Facebook Page. CLICK HERE to click over and check them out! 

Thank you so much for taking time to read through this week’s Blog Post! We are forever grateful to have AWESOME clients like YOU!  See you soon!

~Vicki Adrian
620-543-6488
vicki@adriansboutique.com

*Items marked with a RED price tag will not be discounted. May not be combined with any other discount, coupon or offer. Discount does not apply to VIP BOXES.





Ask the Experts: 18 Trends, Tips & Tricks for Winter 2018

5 01 2018

 

Screenshot 2018-01-05 13.52.19This week, The Hutchinson News featured an article that highlights 18 Trends, Tips & Tricks for Winter 2018 by none other than long-time Adrian’s Boutique owner, Vicki Adrian. (Me!)  I thought some of our customers that are out of the area might want to read it, so here you go!

Ready or not, 2018 is here, and Vicki Adrian, owner of Adrians Boutique in Buhler has some insights to help you enjoy the winter season. This year it’s all about comfort, and whether you’re refreshing your home after packing away the tinsel and garland, doing a closet purge, or cooking a favorite cold weather soup, comfort is king this winter!

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  1. January Clearance Sales are on, and it’s a great time to pick up some new accessories to perk up your existing cold weather outfits.
  2. Silver is making a comeback after a few seasons that have been all about gold jewelry. Time to bring back some of your favorites or shop for a couple of new statement pieces.
  3. According to Vogue Magazine, Denim is definitely back in style. From jackets to jeans and handbags, you’ll see denim all the way from winter into spring.
  4. Cozy Knits – the softer and more textured the better. Now is the time to layer soft tees with fuzzy sweaters, vests and jackets.
  5. Get “outside the box” and purchase one outfit that is a bit of a stretch for you. We don’t mean to go W-A-Y outside the box, just a couple of steps. Maybe try some leggings with boots and a tunic.
  6. Turquoise rarely goes out of style, as almost every skin color looks good in this color, but this winter it is front and center. Pick up a fun scarf or piece of jewelry that highlights this beautiful color.

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  1. In today’s hectic world, home needs to become an escape from everyday stresses, digital overload, and harried lifestyles. Establish cozy nooks within your home that include plenty of soft blankets, a lamp and a welcome place to just chill out and relax.
  2. Plan a family game night once a week through the winter. Whether you have little kids or are empty nesters, winter is a great time to unplug the technology and enjoy each other’s company.
  3. Brighten up your home with several candles (flameless or traditional) to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere during the long winter evenings.
  4. Lose the chemicals and clean your home using just water. We have sold the e-Cloth* line for many years, and with it, you can clean anything in you home using just water. You’ll get amazing results!
  5. Clean out one closet or cabinet each week this winter. This will give you a sense of accomplishment and a great head start for the traditional Spring Cleaning.
  6. Plan some down time to cozy up and read a good book. Visit your local            library and check out a book or two by a new author.

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  1. Eat at Home. Plan to have soup simmering on the stove or in the slow cooker a couple of nights each week. Check out Adrian’s Recipe Blog at AdriansBoutique.com for some delicious recipes shared by our clients.
  2. It gets so dry here in Kansas during the winter, and our skin can really suffer. Make sure you are keeping your skin hydrated by using natural products such as The Naked Bee’s* body lotion.
  3. Get some exercise! Buhler residents are blessed to have our brand new Buhler Wellness Center, but there are many other places to get your body moving in our area.
  4. Spend time with friends and family. The human connection can be the best cure for the winter blues. Use FaceTime to stay connected to loved ones who are farther away.
  5. If the budget allows, book a hotel with an indoor pool for a winter weekend getaway. A change of scenery is always good!
  6. Bundle up and get out and about this winter. Visit a museum, shop your local stores, take your dog for a walk or meet a friend for coffee.

*Available at Adrians Boutique

IMG_0944Vicki Adrian is the owner of Adrians Boutique in downtown Buhler. She has been a contributing writer for the Fashion Advantage Magazine and hosts workshops for retailers on Small Business Marketing.

 vicki@adriansboutique.com

PS…We have some great specials going on this week at Adrians Boutique!  Scroll down to our earlier post from this week to get all the details! ~Vicki

 

 

 

 

 





Happy New Year from your friends at Adrian’s Boutique!

28 12 2017

We’ve got some GREAT recipes and ideas for Easy-to-Make-and-Take New Years Snacks in today’s post, and look forward to seeing you this week with some fabulous specials going on at Adrians Boutique!

ADRIAN'S BOUTIQUE | Your New Years Party Snack Stop!First things first… New Years Weekend is right around the corner, and whether you family likes to stay up and watch the Ball Drop in Times Square, or you’re more about the Rose Bowl Parade and Football game on New Year’s Day, we have some great snacks for you to serve! Click on our video below for all the highlights.  Recipes below!

1.  NEW to Adrian’s and just in time for New Years: Dot’s Homestyle Pretzels*. These are FABULOUS right out of the bag! Dot’s Pretzels are made in North Dakota and we have waited MONTHS for them to open our account. They simply cannot make enough Dot’s Pretzels to keep up with the demand! Crazy Good!!! (Available at Adrians)Screenshot 2017-12-27 14.06.38

2.  Slice some of our delicious (non-greasy) Younkin’s Summer Sausage* and serve with some smoked cheddar (we love the smoked cheddar cheese from Hometown Foods next door to Adrian’s) and crackers. Super easy! (Younkin’s available at Adrians)
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3.  Adrian’s FAMOUS Jake & Amos Hot & Sweet Pepper Relish*. Just open the jar and pour over softened cream cheese that you’ve put on a plate. Serve with Ritz crackers. (Hot & Sweet Pepper Relish, Corn Salsa & Peach Salsa all available at Adrians).
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4.  Make one of our delicious Cheeseballs by simply adding one of our Cheeseball Mixes to softened cream cheese. So easy! We rolled this one in dried cranberries to fancy it up just a bit, but they each come with their own topping right in the package! (Dozens available at Adrians).
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5.  I made these “Tortellini Skewers” from a Pioneer Woman recipe to take to our Christmas gathering at my sister’s home in Olathe, Kansas. They are super easy to make and you can definitely make them ahead of time.  You do have to cook the tortellini, but that is not too difficult! Click HERE for Tortellini Skewer Recipe.

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6.  These were Apple, Brie & Honey Crostini’s from the “Two Peas and their Pod” Blog were really delicious too! Very easy to put together and oh! so! yummy! Click HERE for the Apple, Brie and Honey Crostini Recipe.

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7.  Captain Rodney’s CheeseBake.  This delicious hot dip was featured this past week on the TODAY SHOW.  We have sold Captain Rodney’s for many years here at Adrian’s.  Another very easy recipe to put together. CLICK HERE for Captain Rodney’s Cheesecake Recipe.
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We have many more ideas that we will be happy to share with you when you stop by Adrians to pick up your New Years Party ingredients!  AND, we have several specials going on NOW through Monday, 1/2/18, including 50% off ALL HOLIDAY ITEMS, and 25% off STOREWIDE!*

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We look forward to being a part of your New Years Weekend preparations! Please let me know if we can help you in any way. We APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS all throughout the year! Wishing you a happy & healthy 2018!

Vicki Adrian
Adrians Boutique
Original Location:
118 N Main | Buhler, Kansas
620-543-6488
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

NEW Wichita Location
INSIDE Paramount Marketplace
13th & Woodlawn | Wichita
Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday noon – 6 pm

 





Spotlight: Adrian’s Fave Spring Finds!

6 04 2015

We hope you had a great Easter with family & friends! Here are a few favorite Spring Finds that we think you’ll want to take a look at on your next trip to Adrian’s Boutique!

Chavez for Charity
“When we launched Chavez for Charity in early 2013, our goal was to create a line of fashion accessories that people would love to wear and at the same time allow us to contribute, in a significant way, to charitable causes we care about.

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What we didn’t foresee is the impact this collection would have on others or how it would become a catalyst for meaningful, productive and sometimes very personal conversations.”
~Founder, Julie Marie Chavez

Each color of bracelet represents and also benefits specific non-profits around the world.  For example the blue bracelets benefit Water.org, the yellow bracelets benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand, etc.  Stop by Adrian’s and check these out! $12.99 each.

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Pali Hawaiian Sandals 

YES…we KNOW these are probably the ugliest sandals E.V.E.R! BUT, these very popular sandals, designed for teens, men or women and are SUPER comfortable!!! They just may be the MOST POPULAR sandal we have ever sold at Adrians Boutique!

Pali Hawaiian Sandals

This soft and flexible sandal with an air pocket footbed is washable, durable, and floats on water… absolutely perfect for school, working in the garden or walking around all day! Oh, rumor has it you can even wear SOCKS (& Daisy Dukes!) with these sandals! What is the world coming to??? Hurry in to Adrians Boutique to get yours!

Did I mention they are ONLY $9.99?

Yep! Really & Truly…

$9.99 (really!)

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NEW! Our delicious Wacky Twist Pretzel Seasoning has been quite a hit at Adrian’s Boutique!  With this magical seasoning, you can turn an everyday pretzel into a gourmet treat in minutes!

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Available in FOUR palate pleasing flavors… Honey Mustard & Onion, White Cheddar, Jalapeño Cheddar & Cinnamon. Mmmmm! You make these in a Zip Lock Bag in just minutes! Love it! $6.99 & makes a bunch!

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We’ve got a delicious recipe to share with you today as well…This one comes from a favorite contributor, Pam Rush from Salina, Kansas.  If you’re a lemon fan, you will LOVE these Creamy Lemon Cake Bars.  We have served them at more than one event at Adrians Boutique, always to rave reviews!

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We look forward to your next visit to Adrian’s Boutique in downtown Buhler! To see what you’ll find on your next visit, Check out our latest video from KWCH Channel 12

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Just a reminder that your Buy One, Get One 50% off Fashion Coupon from our Easter Postcard, it is still valid through Saturday, April 11, 2015.  If you’ve misplaced it, just use coupon code EASTER FASHION BOGO at the register.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick update! ~Vicki Adrian

Adrian’s Boutique
118 N Main | Buhler, Kansas
620-543-6488 | Monday – Saturday 10-5
Facebook.com/AdriansBoutique
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40% off Vera Bradley + Egg-Stravoganza at Adrians!

3 04 2015

There’s ALWAYS something FUN going on at Adrians Boutique and Easter Week is an especially fun time!   You’ll save 40% on your first Vera Bradley item, and 20% off on all additional Vera Bradley purchases. This is a fabulous time to pick a new Vera Bradley and match a fun wallet, scarf or accessory to go with it!

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This offer has been extended through Saturday, April 4, 2015 for the convenience of our clients who may drive an hour or more to make their Adrian’s visit!

*Limit ONE 40% off Vera Bradley item per household. May not be combined with any other discount, coupon or offer.

A Tisket, A Tasket…Pick an Egg from Adrian’s Basket!
Our Easter Basket is overflowing with beautiful eggs filled with storewide discounts, gift certificates and of course, CHOCOLATE!  Everyone is a WINNER at Adrian’s Easter Egg Hunt! 

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Whether you’re shopping for a new “frock” for Easter celebrations, or want to refresh your home’s decor for spring, Adrians Boutique is a great place for inspiration and to find unusual clothing, jewelry, gifts, gourmet and holiday!

Triple Layer Carrot Cake
Here is one of my FAVORITE desserts for this time of year.  It is a Triple Layer Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. The original recipe came from my friend, Linda Stubbs from Sterling, Kansas many, many years ago, and it remains an all time favorite!

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Click HERE for this delicious recipe: Triple Layer Carrot Cake

Be sure to click on the “Recipe” Tab above for OVER 600 delicious recipes that we have shared over the years here at Adrians Boutique!

We would love to have you stop by with visiting family and friends over the Easter weekend.
Hours are Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

Have a blessed Easter!

Vicki and Staff
Adrian’s Boutique
118 N Main
Buhler, KS 67522
620-543-6488





Quest for Healthier Living…

18 07 2013

My friend, Flo from Michigan is an inspiration to many people to make healthier choices in eating, exercising and time management in life… so I have been trying to make some changes in my own life…

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Here is a recipe that was almost too pretty to eat! Beautiful, colorful Red Peppers stuffed with this strange little grain called Quinoa.  I had prepared quinoa a couple of times in the past for specific recipes, but hadn’t given much thought to it’s nutritional content.  Turns out, 2013 has brought some fame to this little known food.

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The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as “The International Year of the Quinoa.” Proposed by the government of Bolivia and receiving strong support from many Central and South American countries, quinoa has now been singled out by the FAO as a food with “high nutritive value,” impressive biodiversity, and an important role to play in the achievement of food security worldwide.

Quinoa in box

We realize that quinoa remains unfamiliar to many people, especially in the practical sense of cooking and recipes. But we hope that situation will change, given the remarkable nature of this easily-prepared, nutrient-rich food. Preparing Quinoa is just like cooking rice, and can even be made in your rice cooker, although it is very easily prepared in about 15-20 minutes on your stovetop. Just follow the easy directions on the package.

Red Peppers

First, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut peppers in half vertically and remove inner membrane and seeds.  Steam until soft but do not over cook. Remove and drain. Place in baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam. Set aside.

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Cook Quinoa as directed on the package.  Set aside.

Chopped Onion & Celery

Saute diced onions, celery, garlic in a large non stick skillet (or use a little olive oil if you like) for about 5 minutes.

Chopped Mushrooms

Add chopped mushrooms to the skillet and saute about 3-4 additional minutes or until onion, celery, garlic and mushrooms are all soft.

Tomatoes Petite Diced

Add drained tomatoes, salsa, prepared quinoa, then add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.  Using an ice cream scoop, fill each red pepper half with mixture.  Put remaining onion mixture around the red pepper halves.  Pour reserved tomato juice all over the peppers and the filling. Top with a little pinch of dried parsley for some good color.

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Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until hot.  Serve with a nice garden salad.  This is a very pretty, colorful summer dish!

This recipe is Gluten, Dairy & Meat Free. Very healthy for you, and is approved by my friend Flo! :-) Enjoy eating healthy this summer!

What are some of your ideas for eating healthier?  We would love for you to share your recipes with us!  Please leave a comment on this page, then email your healthy recipes to:  vicki@adriansboutique.com

LINK to this recipe: Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers

3 large red peppers
1 cup Quinoa, (rinsed) or buy the pre-rinsed kind :-)
2 cups water
2 Tbls. olive oil (optional)
1 medium onion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. white mushrooms, chopped
2 – 15 oz cans petite diced tomatoes, drained (reserve juice)
8 oz. prepared salsa
chili powder to taste
salt & pepper to taste
dried parsley for garnish

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut peppers in half vertically and remove inner membrane and seeds.  Steam until soft but do not over cook. Remove and drain. Place in baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam. Set aside.  Cook Quinoa as directed on the package.  Set aside.  Saute diced onions, celery, garlic & mushrooms in a large non stick skillet (or use a little olive oil if you like) until soft.  Add drained tomatoes, salsa, prepared quinoa, then add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.  Using an ice cream scoop, fill each red pepper half with mixture.  Put remaining onion mixture around the red pepper halves.  Pour reserved tomato juice all over the peppers and the filling.  Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until hot.  Serve with a nice garden salad.  This is a very pretty, colorful summer dish!

This recipe is Gluten, Dairy & Meat Free. Very healthy for you, and is approved by my friend Flo! :-)

We love to hear from you!
~Vicki Adrian

Adrian’s Boutique
118 N. Main
Buhler, KS 67522

620-543-6488
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My Sister’s “Exotic” Spinach Salad

13 07 2013

My sister, Nila from Olathe, Kansas is so gifted in the kitchen…Her beautiful home is welcoming to many guests, friends & family and she is always making something delicious!

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I first tried this salad when Nila made this recipe for an event at church a long time ago, but have used it several times when I want to make something fresh & fruity…especially when it is so hot outside!

Nila's Exotic Spinach Salad

This recipe calls for papaya, mango, kiwi & strawberries…I don’t know about you, but I do not usually purchase papaya or mangos, so found the following video helpful on “How to cut and peel a papaya:

Here are some “Tips” for working with a Mango:

-It’s much easier to peel the mango if you cut it away from the pit, or stone, first. Mangos are very smooth and slippery and it would be much more dangerous to try and cut it after it has been peeled.

-The pit is oval and relatively flat. Cut about 1/2” on each side of the center of the fruit. If you run into the pit, just adjust accordingly and cut a little further out.

-The skin is edible but quite chewy. I usually can’t see wasting any bit of declious fruit though so I’ll sometimes eat them while I cut up the rest of the mangos.

Here is a Video to see how to cut up a Mango:

If you’re thinking that this is just too much trouble…I can assure you that it is WORTH IT…you will LOVE this delicious salad!

Nila’s Exotic Spinach Salad

8 c. spinach, rinsed, stemmed, and torn into pieces
1 papaya, peeled and cut into 1/2 in. pieces
1 mango, peeled and cut into 1/2 in. pieces
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 c. sliced strawberries
Combine spinach with papaya, mango, kiwi, and strawberries.

Sesame and Poppy Dressing

1/3 c. sugar and Splenda
2 T. sesame seeds
1 T. poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp. grated onion
1/4 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 1/4 c. cider vinegar

In a blender, combine sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, Worchestershire, paprika and oil.  Slowly add vinegar until dressing is moderately thick.  Toss with salad and serve.  *Note:  This salad is absolutely delicious!

*Or click HERE for recipe: http://bit.ly/12jPK8h

Thank you Nila! Keep those awesome recipes coming! You ROCK! 🙂

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