Bandananananana

April 11th, 2017

We all know that bandana’s have come back into style and it’s definitely come a long way from the days of the triangle fold and holding your hair up while you clean.  Here are some of our favorite ways to wear a bandana and don’t forget to check us out in store and we can help style one for you!

 

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Feelin a lil snacky

March 21st, 2017

This “in between Winter and Spring” weather trying to figure out if it wants to stay cold or become warmer always makes us want to Netflix and Chill with a big plate of snacks. The when the sun starts shining we always feel super guilty for munching down everything in our fridge,

Here’s some of our favorite homemade snacks that we never feel guilty after eating!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Nice Cream 

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Ingredients
  1. 4 bananas (frozen)
  2. 3/4 cup almond milk
  3. 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  4. 2 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender, blend bananas and almond milk until smooth.
  2. With a spatula, place 1/2 of the banana mixture in a flat layer in a 9×5 loaf pan (or another pan you can cover).
  3. Dollop spoonfuls of peanut butter onto the banana layer and spread just slightly. Sprinkle chocolate chips over layer.
  4. Spread the rest of the banana layer over the top. Cover tightly and freeze. It should be ice cream texture in about 3 hours.
  5. Keep stored in refrigerator and thaw for about 15-20 minutes before enjoying.
  6. To serve, scoop into bowls and top with melted peanut butter* and mini chocolate chips if desired.

 

PALEO ALMOND JOY 
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Ingredients
Coconut Bars
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened coconut, shreds or flakes
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, solid or melted
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Chocolate Dip Layer

  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Almonds
  • 32 unsalted almonds
Chocolate Drizzle
  • 2 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
  • ¼ teaspoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Line an 8.5×4.5 inch or 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside for later.
  2. Make the coconut bars: Add all Coconut Bars ingredients to a blender or food processor: coconut, coconut oil and maple syrup. Blend until you get a wet and sticky mixture, with smaller, but still noticeable coconut pieces
  3. Pour coconut mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Using a rubber spatula, press down and smooth until you get a tightly packed, even layer. Freeze for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer. Lift the coconut bars out of the loaf pan. Cut into 16 rectangular bars. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment. Lay these bars on the sheet, evenly spaced apart. Place back into the freezer while you prepare the chocolate layer.
  5. Make the Chocolate Dip Layer: Use the double boiler method, or the following. In a medium, microwave safe bowl, add the Chocolate Dip Layer ingredients: ½ cup vegan chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon coconut oil. Heat in 20-second increments until just slightly softened and melted. Stir until smooth.
  6. Remove coconut bars from the freezer. Dip the bottom of one coconut bar into the bowl of melted chocolate, creating a thin coating. Use the side of the bowl to scrape off excess chocolate. Place back onto the baking sheet. Repeat until all coconut bars have been coated.
  7. Dip one side of an almond in the melted chocolate and press into half the surface of one bar, leaving room for another almond. Dip another almond in chocolate and press into the remaining surface of the bar. Repeat for all bars. Place baking sheet back into the freezer while you make the chocolate drizzle.
  8. Make the chocolate drizzle: Add the Chocolate Drizzle ingredients to the bowl of leftover melted chocolate: 2 tablespoons chocolate chips and ¼ teaspoon coconut oil. Heat in the microwave in 20-second increments until just softened. Stir until smooth.
  9. Using a rubber spatula, scrape melted chocolate into a plastic zip bag with a very small tip cut off, or a small piping bag fitted with a very fine tip. Holding the bag over one candy bar, pipe the chocolate in a zigzag motion, starting from one end of the bar and finishing at the other. Repeat for all bars.
  10. Place baking sheet into the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Thaw for 10-15 minutes before serving. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

Ranch Roasted Chickpeas
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Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Homemade Ranch Seasoning (4 tsp dried dill, 2 tsp onion powder and 2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together the beans, Ranch Seasoning, salt, oil, and lemon juice so the beans get nice and coated.
  3. Spread them out into a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 30-45 minutes, stirring them after 20 minutes, until the chickpeas start to turn just a little bit golden brown.
  5. Let them cool until you can comfortably handle them before you munch! You can also store them in an airtight container in the fridge, and they will keep for a couple of days.
Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Dip
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Ingredients

    • 1 medium sized head cauliflower
    • ½ cup buffalo cayenne pepper hot sauce
Sauce:
  • 1 cup cooked potato (about 1 medium potato)
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup cashew milk
  • ¼ cup veggie broth
  • ¼ cup buffalo cayenne pepper hot sauce
  • ¼ of a medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Chop cauliflower and mix with ½ cup hot sauce until full coated. Spread out on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly crisp. After baking it should be about 3 cups cauliflower (easier to measure after baking as it is softer and fits into a measuring cup easier).
  3. Lower oven temp to 350.
  4. Make sauce. Cook potato and onion by boiling until soft. Place all sauce ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a large bowl.
  5. Put baked cauliflower into the bowl and mix well to incorporate the sauce. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes and see if it has formed a nice firm layer on the top. Everything is cooked already so no need to worry about the cauliflower cooking, but you want it nice and heated all the way through. Keep in mind it will cook a little more as it is cooling.
  7. Enjoy nice and warm with your favorite tortilla chips, celery or crackers!

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March 6th, 2017

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February 8th, 2017

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Gift Ideas For Under $30

December 16th, 2016

Check out our top gift/stocking stuffer ideas for under $30

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Get your shop on!

November 10th, 2016

Come join us November 23rd from 4-8pm and shop your face off!  Receive 20% off on everything in store PLUS the first 25 people to spend $30 or more will receive a FREE choker!

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Shopping 101

October 5th, 2016

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Shopping!  Just that word can create so much excitement, but what happens when it doesn’t?  Shopping can be a very difficult thing and can spark a lot of anxiety in some people.  What’s in style? What looks good on my body? What happens if I love something but it doesn’t fit? What if it’s too young for me?  These are common things we hear every single day, and we’re here to help! Shopping should be a fun experience, not one that causes panic attacks.

Here are a few of our shopping guidelines to help ease your worries and get you enjoying the change room!

 

STOP SIZE SHOPPING

Women come in all shapes and sizes, and so does clothing.  It would be so nice to walk into a shop and every single Medium that’s in the store fits. Sadly, that’s not the case. Sizing is not a universal thing. When a clothing line creates it’s sizes, it does so by hiring what’s called a “fit model,” (not fit as in fitness, fit as in fitting). This fit model is what they base their sizing on. So depending on that models body type the sizing could fit smaller or larger. Before you hit a fitting room take a look at the item you want to try on. Does it have stretch to it? Does it look small or big for it’s size?  Don’t just go grabbing the size you believe you are. Grab an item to try on that looks like it fits your body; ignore the size and don’t ever be afraid to go a size up.

TAILORING IS YOUR BEST FRIEND

If something doesn’t fit, make it fit you! Have you ever tried something on in the fitting room and it was perfect except in that one spot? Do you have an item in your closet that is so perfect but you’ve lost some weight and it’s too big now but you just can’t seem to get rid of it? Try tailoring! It’s a very inexpensive way to make your clothes fit you perfectly! It’s difficult to grab something right off the rack that’s perfect in every single way, so alter it to make it perfect for you! Let that love last!

NO MORE GOALS

A huge mistake you can make is trying something on and it’s too small so you purchase it anyways as a “goal” item. Talk about putting pressure on yourself! That item of clothing will sit in your closet and every time you open it you’ll think “i have to hit that goal.” And what happens if you don’t hit it? You see that item and you start to have negative feelings for it and then you think “i spent all this money and now I can never wear it,” and you feel failure… whoa, too much! Purchase items that fit your body NOW.

KNOW YOUR INVENTORY

Look in your closet…

Do you have lots of similar items but no outfits? It’s because you’re shopping without knowing your inventory. Knowing what you have is the first step to creating a beautiful wardrobe that you love. Try digitizing it! Check out Netrobe, you can thank us later!

ANYTHING BUT BASIC

Let’s say it together: Basics are my best friend! A basic tee, perfect fitting jeans, and ankle boot… these are all things that are classic items. Depending on how you accessorize them they can also be transformed again and again.  We recommend any of the Emma’s Closet tee’s and tanks; super soft and the perfect fitting basic!

ASK FOR HELP!

Still confused and feeling anxious? Ask for help! Come right on into Frakas and let us know how we can help you. Feel free to bring in the item you’re trying to create an outfit with, or just come right on out and say “I have no idea what looks good on me.” We are always here to help and bonus, you can leave the boutique armed with tons of knowledge about dressing for your body.

Back to School FAVS!

September 2nd, 2016

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Stay Hydrated!

August 2nd, 2016

The summer heat has definitely arrived and we want to make sure you are ready for here! Here are our TOP 5 Water Infused Drinks to keep you hydrated all summer long!

 

 

1. WATERMELON BASIL

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 slices of watermelon, cut into thirds or quarters
  • Small handful of basil, scrunched
  • Ice and cold filtered water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill your juice pitcher to the top with ice and fruit.
  2. Slightly scrunch up the basil so it releases it’s flavor. Cover with cold filtered water.
  3. This water is best if you let the water infuse at least 1 hour.

 

2. MOJITO WATER

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lime
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • ice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Slice limes and add to a small pitcher.
  2. Slap mint leaves and add to pitcher.
  3. Add water and ice.

 

3. VITAMIN C INFUSED

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 Lime
  • 1 Orange

INSTRUCTIONS

To make this detox water peel the lemon, lime and orange. Slice the lemon and lime thinly. Prize the orange apart and separate into pieces. Place all the ingredients in the pitcher and gently muddle to release the flavors and nutrients. Top up with water and put in the fridge.

 

4. MINTY DETOX

INGREDIENTS

  • Water
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Green Tea Bag
  • ¼ Cup of Mint Leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill a large mason jar ( about 24 oz of water) – add tea bag ( I do a cold brew)
  2. Allow to sit in the fridge for 30 minutes
  3. Cut up lime and chop up mint
  4. Place in the water
  5. Cover and take out tea bag
  6. Place in the fridge for 30 more minutes
  7. Enjoy!

 

5. BLUEBERRY LEMON WATER

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 lemon, sliced
3 cups water, purified

INSTRUCTIONS

Add all ingredients to a large glass, cover with lid and allow to chill overnight in the refrigerator, drink throughout the day.

 

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Summer #inspo

June 30th, 2016

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