Ideas to entertain your Summer Guests

9 07 2013

Summer is a time for family and friends to come and visit from far and wide…after the initial excitement of “My sisters (or friends) are coming!” wears off, you’ll need to start thinking of ways to entertain them!

Road Trip! When we travel, we like to stop at the UNIQUE places that give a community it’s character.  We pretty much have a “no chain restaurant, no mega-store” policy unless absolutely necessary in our family, so we find fun places to visit wherever we travel.

Road Trip Feet

This week, I will be featuring some great places to take your Summer guests when they visit… or you can just pretend you have guests and take a “Day-Trip” without ever leaving our community!  Here are some top places I would take guests and family to when visiting Reno County…

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ out on West 5th Street in Hutchinson.  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!  I truly feel like this is one of Reno County’s “Hidden Treasures”…there is nothing like sitting around Anne’s big round table with people from the community.  Love it!

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!


Of course, we would love to have you bring your guests to Adrian’s Boutique in Buhler!


“Known all over the region for it’s unique selection of products, Adrian’s Boutique in downtown Buhler is also known for it’s outstanding customer service, complimentary gift wrap and daily gourmet samples. From an overflowing Vera Bradley collection, Fresh Produce Clothing, Life is Good,  and chic finds in jewelry, clothing and accessories to games and gifts for children and adults, to gourmet foods and kitchenware…we’ve got you covered! Your guests will love a visit to Adrians in Buhler!”

~ More next time!  Please feel free to leave a comment on YOUR favorite places to take friends & family!

Vicki Adrian
118 N Main
Buhler, KS 67522

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.


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!


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!


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


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!


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.


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.


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
Monday- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Adrians Boutique Facebook Page

Stutzman’s Greenhouse
30th & Apple Lane in Hutchinson
Visit Stutzmans Facebook Page

Stutzmans Greenhouse
6709 W. Hwy 61, Hutchinson

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ
1018 Nickerson Blvd Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-7421
Visit Roy’s BBQ Facebook Page

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

Hometown Foods
116 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620) 543-2230
Visit Hometown Foods Facebook Page

The Mustard Seed
214 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
Visit The Mustard Seed on Facebook

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.