DIY Foot Scrub Recipe

DIY Scrub{photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography}

 

Well, our days of wearing cute sandals and flip-flops are getting closer to an end (boohoo!).  Before your footsies go into hibernation show them some love by giving them an invigorating and restoring scrub. We’ve got two recipes that are super easy to whip up and they make enough to share!  Add a cute tag and you’ve got a sweet little gift – your friends toesies are probably in need some TLC too.  These would also make a great bridal shower gift, holiday gift or fun GNO activity!

 

 

DIY Scrub{Photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography}

Rise and Shine Brown Sugar and Coffee Scrub
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil (olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil all work well)
3 tbsp. honey

Pep in Your Step Peppermint Vanilla Scrub
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
4 to 6 drops peppermint oil (can be found at Whole Foods in the beauty aisle)

Just mix up the ingredients in a bowl, divide into jars and boom! You’ve got two amazing scrubs! Use these scrubs on your legs right before you shave, or leave them near the sink and use them on your hands. Try experimenting with different oils, scents and textures – like oatmeal. We’d love to know what you come up with – leave your recipe in the comments section!

Happy scrubbing!

Katie

DIY Flower Rings, Sales and Sangria!

 

 


Hey fancy friends! We are so excited to host a Sales & Sangria event at our studio! We will have tons of products up to 75% off for this sale! You do not want to miss this event. Grab your gal pals and come enjoy a sangria with us and snag some amazing deals.

We are giddy to have The Flower Bus join us for a free ring making workshop! Denise will walk you through the steps to make a fresh flower ring – how fun is that? You will also get a chance to see the behind the scenes of where all the magic happens in our studio.

Be sure to RSVP so we have enough flower ring supplies, swag and sangria! Our home studio is located in the Bethany neighborhood off of West Union. The address will be sent out on July 11th to anyone that has RSVP’d that they are attending.  RSVP on our facebook event or email us at hello@shopfancythat.com.  Hope to see you!

Pina Colada Inspired Treat



Aloha! The sunshine has arrived here in PDX and everyone has serious summer vibes!  With this gorgeous weather it’s only natural that we talk about blended drinks! If you ask me, there’s no better way to enjoy the sun than with a tropical drink in your hand. This pina colada milk shake is so sweet, so fresh and so easy. Make it a virgin or dirty it up a bit with some rum! Here’s how you make it…

pina colada shake

You will need 1 can of coconut milk, a bag of frozen pineapple and vanilla ice cream. Rum is optional 🙂

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In a blender put the whole can of coconut milk (make sure it’s the full fat kind so you get that delicious cream top), the whole bag of pineapple, and 3 heaping scoops of vanilla ice cream. If you want to add a little sumpin’ sumpin’, pour in a splash or two or three of your favorite rum right in there.

Pina Colada Shake

Blend it up until it’s nice a smooth. At this point you can pour it into a glass and drink it like a shake or you can do what I did and put it in the freezer for about a half an hour to let it firm up a bit.

Pina Colada Shake

Once it’s firm you can scoop your pina colada into cute cups and serve it like soft serve. Add a dollop of whip cream and some pineapple bits and you have one delicious tropical treat!

 

pina colada shake

Wouldn’t this be perfect to serve at your palm tree themed party?!

Pina Colada Shake Recipe

1 can full fat coconut milk

1 16 oz bag of frozen pineapple

3 scoops of vanilla ice cream

Rum (optional)

Put all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in glasses or place in freezer for 30 minutes for a scoopable treat.

A hui hou kakou (until we meet again)!

Upcoming Pop Up Shops

We are so thrilled to have 2 pop up shops in May!  We miss seeing your faces!  I hope you can come see us at these fun events.

Friday, May 11th from 6-9 pm we will be at Hip Chicks Do Wine for their monthly Sip & Shop.  There will be wine tasting, appetizers and local shopping.  These events are always a blast!

Saturday, May 26th from 12-3 pm we are popping up at Pottery Barn in Washington Square!  We will be showcasing our ideas for outdoor entertaining!

I hope to see you there.

Stay Fancy,

Lisa

 

DIY Balloon Piñata Eggs

 

Looking for a fun and unique idea for your Easter baskets this year?  Why not try out these fun balloon pinata eggs!  These little balloons are filled with small treats, toys and of course confetti!  They are such a cute addition to any Easter basket.  Want to know the best part?  You have to pop the balloon to get the loot inside! How fun is that?!

Here’s how to create your own balloon pinata Easter eggs:

What you’ll need:

11 or 12 inch balloons in assorted colors or patterns
Confetti
– Small trinkets, candies and/or gifts.  Use your imagination here, just be sure to  keep it small.  (We have kits available here)

To assemble your balloon pinata eggs, stretch the opening of the balloon as wide as you can and begin putting in your goodies.  Don’t forget a few pinches of confetti!  Next simply blow up the balloon to your desired size and tie it off.  It’s that simple!

Isn’t it cute?  It looks like a giant Easter egg!

Place balloon pinata eggs in your Easter baskets or hide them around your house or yard for the ultimate Easter hunt!  These would also make great party favors at your next birthday celebration too.  Fill balloons with treats for party guests to take home!

Fancy as always,

Angela

Cute DIY Easter Bunny

Easter is almost here!

We are pretty smitten with this cute Easter Bunny made with a honeycomb ball and paper!  Super simple! So make one or two of these super cute little honey bunnies (get it…honeycomb + bunny…honey bunny)!

Photo by Katie Hickenbottom Photography

These little cuties are so easy to make! Here’s what you will need:

Supplies

5″ Honeycomb ball

Card stock in 3 different colors (I used silver, pink and black)

Hot glue

Printable guide (print out on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper)

Print out the guide on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, then cut out the shapes. Trace the cutouts onto your card stock. For the ears and eyes I traced just one and then folded the paper in half and cut. Hot glue the inner ear to the outer ear, then hot glue the completed ears onto the honeycomb ball. Make sure the string to hang the balls is at the top of the head.

For the eyelashes cut along each of the vertical lines to make fringe, then cut every other piece off. This is a little tricky, but it makes the lashes more noticeable. Hot glue the lashes to the ball.

Next cut out the nose and hot glue to the honeycomb ball. You can add whiskers, but I chose not to.

Place the little bunnies on your Easter table or outside at your Easter egg hunt.

There you have it! A fun and fast Easter craft. What kind of Easter crafts, besides dying eggs, do you do at home?

Hoppy trails!

Katie

Lucky Leprechaun Potion

Do you have a leprechaun that plays tricks at your house?  We’ve got one that likes to turn our milk green, but he also leaves yummy treats so we can’t get too mad at him.

This St. Patrick’s Day surprise your littles with Lucky Leprechaun Potion.  We poured milk into one of our cute little milk jugs then added green food coloring and just a dash of mint extract (got to keep things interesting). Add a cute tag to it and voila!  Lucky Leprechaun Potion!

Photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

I like to make a little treat to go with the potion – this year I’m making Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats.  Brown Eyed Baker has a fab recipe and it’s so easy!  If you like rice crispy treats you’ll love these!

Looking for more ideas? Check out our St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board!

Cheers!

Katie

 

Magical Leprechaun Bark Recipe

This St. Patrick’s Day whip up some magical leprechaun bark for your wee lads and lasses!

magical leprechaun bark

Here’s how to make it…

Supplies:

magical leprechaun bark

Get 3 bags of colored Wilton Candy Melts.  I chose two shades of green and white.  Order some Candyfetti from Sweets Indeed and pick up some marshmallow cereal from the store.  Separate the marshmallows out.magical leprechaun bark

Cover a shallow baking pan with foil.

Melt the candy melts in the microwave for 1 minute.  Stir the melts and put them back in for 30 seconds.  Stir again (at this point you could add flavoring to your candy melts) and pour onto baking tray.  Do this will all three colors.

magical leprechaun bark

Once you have all your colors poured onto the baking tray use a fork or toothpick to swirl the colors together.
magical leprechaun bark

Sprinkle the Candyfetti and marshmallows onto the chocolate.  Place the tray in the refrigerator for an hour or two.  Once firm you can lift the foil off the baking tray, turn the leprechaun bark onto the counter and peel the foil away.  Break the bark into small pieces.  Eat it as is or put it on cupckaes, cakes, make hot chocolate with it, wrap it up in a cello bag and give it as a gift.  So many magical possibilities!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Katie

Photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography

 

10 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to decorate! I’ve pulled together 10 of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day decorating ideas to make your celebration fun, festive and fancy!

Let’s start with your table décor. I love these mini clover pots! They are tiny, elegant and are the perfect shade of green. Use them as individual place settings or as a centerpiece. Then after your meal, guests can take them home as a party favor!

Via Chica and Jo

Another great centerpiece idea are these hand painted gold mason jars. Line the center of your table with a few of these. Add candles inside or small bunches of white flowers. Use different sized jars to add visual interest and height to your tablescape.

Via Mason Jar Crafts

These lucky penny printables would be a cute addition to each place setting. Place one card in the center of each plate at your table. It’s a fun and simple touch that won’t go unnoticed.

Via See Vanessa Craft

I think these printable shamrocks are darling! Add them to a paper straw and you’ve got a drink that’s Pinterest worthy and ready to party!

Via Lia Griffith

Aren’t these the cutest cups you’ve ever seen? These leprechaun belt cups are as simple to make as they are darling! How fun would these be on your St. Patrick’s Day table?

Via Cutefetti

Now for the rest of your space. Need a great backdrop? Check out this incredible DIY shamrock balloon wall! This is sure to make a statement at any party.

Via The House That Lars Built

Banners are a fun and easy way to dress up any space. Make your St. Patty’s Day perfect with these 3 printable banners. Hang them across your mantle or from a dessert bar or food table. Hang them individually or in groups for a bigger impact. I love how these are draped across a chalkboard!

Via Ella Claire

Feeling extra crafty? This do it yourself Lucky sign is classy and fun! This would be really cute hanging on your front door. I always say, your front porch is a great opportunity to greet guests with styled party décor. It’s a great way to give them a sneak peak of what’s inside!

Via Landeelu

Balloons are such a fun way to add dimension and flair to any party.  These clear confetti balloons are so pretty! With the addition of a few shamrock stickers, they are all dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day!

Via Design Improvised

At Fancy That we carry balloons in several different sizes as well as clear balloons. Want confetti with that? We can customize your confetti balloons too! Just choose your colors and let us do the rest. Add shamrock stickers to the outside just like these and your DIY couldn’t be easier! Stop by our party shoppe and check out our balloon bar! We’ll help you pull together just the right look for your St. Patrick’s Day party.

Balloon wands are all the rage. These shamrock balloon wands are fun and unique. They are easy to make and are just too cute! I especially love the tassel detail. You could add these to clear mason jars around your space, use them as a centerpiece on your table or as fun party favors for each of your guests.

Via The Flair Exchange

Don’t you just love it all? I hope these St. Patrick’s Day party ideas have inspired you to get crafty and to get decorating! With a little bit of luck, these simple touches will not only make your celebration beautiful but memorable as well.

Hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Fancy as always,

Angela