How To Hygge, Fancy Style

How To Hygge | Fancy That

The holidays are over but that doesn’t mean you need to let the old winter winds of January and February get you down.  In fact, winter is the perfect time to enjoy hygge.  

What is hygge you ask?

Hygge (pronounced “HUE-gah”) is a Danish concept of creating happiness, comfort and coziness in our lives.  Think a crackling fire, a pair of cozy socks, a warm blanket, lots of candlelight, a warm cup of tea, good friends and great food.  

All of us at Fancy That practice hygge.  So we decided to share our tips on how to hygge fancy style.  

Tip 1:  Light those candles!  The glow of a candle is the best way to embrace the hygge tradition.  We have a great selection of the best smelling candles on this planet.  One of our favorites is our Paddywax soy candle collection.  These candles come in a variety of colors and scents – the salted grapefruit is a staff favorite!   The cute jar with an aluminum lid is so pretty you will want to reuse the jar once the candle has run its course.

Salted Grapefruit | Fancy That

Note:  Even the act of lighting a candle can be made special with our darling matches.  They are so pretty with their colored tips.

Matches | Fancy That

Tip 2:  Put on the kettle and brew up a cup of tea.  Tea has always been important to Fancy That.  We only carry the best.  We have yummy flavors such as  candied apple or earl grey macaron just to name a few.

Earl Grey Macaron Tea | Fancy That

Tip 3:  There is something special about a well made mug that makes you happy to just to look at.  Our 14 oz mugs with gold detailings are not only pretty but can be inspiring or snarky. Whatever makes you smile!  Come check out our selection and pick one that tickles your fancy.

Good Vibes Only Mug | Fancy That

Tip 4:  Find the best cozy socks you can.  We especially like theses from Portland’s own Sock Dreams.  Angora can not be beat for comfort and style.

Tip 5:  Choose the ultimate blanket. We love Pendleton and their merino wool throws.  

Tip 6:  Now that you have lit the candles, put on some socks, gotten wrapped up in a blanket with a hot cuppa, all you need is a little delicious treat.  Try our Seattle Chocolates truffles and bars.  There are so many amazing flavors.  My favorite is espresso!  

Seattles Chocolate | Fancy That

 

Apply these 6 tips each day and you are on your way to a cozy happy winter.  Hygge kits make a lovely gift –  stop by our Orenco Station shoppe and we will help you put one together! 

Visit our pinterest board for more ideas on how to hygge!
Happy Hygge-ing,

Ann




Lapel Pins

Listen, we need to talk about your flair…

Lapel pins are all the rage now, didn’t you know?! Fancy That just got in some awesomely cute pins for your lovely lapels. Not only are these pins super fun but they are from Oregon’s very own Little Arrow.

Loving this unicorn pin! It’s so on point – don’t quit your day dream! Like, for real, okay?

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

All the heart eyes for this set of lapel pins…

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

Maybe my favorite pin! Definitely wearing this one with pride 🙂

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

This rainbow pin is so amazing and cute AF!

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

How can you not feel happy looking at this adorable little pill?!

Photo credit: Little Arrow Studio

So, just to review:

  • all the rage
  • awesomely cute
  • super fun
  • local

So much good stuff in one little package! Stop by Fancy That to get yours! We’ll be waiting for you!

 




Chocolate Covered Kettle Corn Recipe

We’ve got an amazing kettle corn recipe for you to try. We’ve fancied ours up by drizzling it with chocolate, adding a sprinkling of sprinkles and served it in one of our cute treat bags (these also serve as portion control because you could totally eat the whole batch).  They make a great addition to a dessert table or as a party favor!  Enjoy!
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Kettle Corn Recipe

1/4 cup vegetable oil (or try coconut oil for added flavor)

1/2 cup un-popped pop corn

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Sprinkles

1. Place the oil in a large pot along with 3 pop corn kernels.

2. Turn the heat to medium high.

3. While that’s heating up, get out a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper or foil sprayed with oil.

4. Once the test kernels have popped add the rest of the kernels and the sugar to the pot.

5. Stir to coat kernels with sugar.

6. Cover the pot and continually move it back and forth to prevent popcorn from burning. Move the pot off the burner a couple times.

7. Once the popping slows down pour the pop corn onto the prepared baking tray.

8. Sprinkle hot corn with salt.

9. Put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Heat for another 20 seconds or so.

10. Pour melted chocolate into a zip lock bag and cut a small hole in one of the corners.

11. Pipe/drizzle the chocolate onto the pop corn.

12. Sprinkle with sprinkles.

13. Place in the refrigerator so the chocolate can harden.Sampling before you do so, of course.

14. Once the chocolate has hardened break up the pop corn and scoop it into treat bags and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Cookies and Cups.



10 Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is the sweetest of holidays. It’s filled with love notes, caring gestures and of course sweet treats! This Valentine’s Day, treat all of the sweethearts in your life to something deliciously fancy made by you! I’ve pulled together 10 Valentine’s Day treat recipes that anyone is sure to love.

Looking for something simple and sweet? Try these Strawberry Angel Food Skewers.

Via My Own Road

I am a chocoholic at heart. These Baileys Molten Lava Cakes for 2 look incredible!

Via 3 Yummy Tummies

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a little red velvet. Aren’t these Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies so pretty?

Via The Novice Chef

You won’t have to try too hard to win them over with Red Velvet Cake Bites. Super easy and super sweet!

 

Via Six Sisters Stuff

Sugar cookies are always a crowd pleaser. Take them to the next level by adding a little extra love. I can’t get over these Marbled Valentine Sugar Cookies!

Via Baked By Rachel

I do love a good rice crispy treat! These XOXO Rice Crispy Treats are gushing with cuteness. I know my kids would love to help make these too.

Via Two Sisters Crafting

How about some simple Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting? I am especially fond of the “love” detail written out in colored candy melts.

Via Life, Love and Sugar

Truffles are a Valentine’s Day staple at my house. These Raspberry Dusted Chocolate Fudge Brownie Truffles will make you swoon!

Via Spabettie

Another simple, yet festive treat are these Cherry Almond Cookies. They are beautiful and have just the right amount of sweetness.

Via The Kitchen Is My Playground

If you crave cookie dough like I do, then look no further. I am in love with these Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Hearts. They have peanut butter in them too. It just doesn’t get any better than this!

Via Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

So many choices! Valentine’s treats are not only fun to make, but even more fun to give. Share the love this Valentine’s Day and pass out your home made goodies to friends, teachers and neighbors too! Come into Fancy That and we’ll help you find the perfect packaging. We have clear boxes and bags to really show off your handy work. As well as treat bag and gable boxes in lots of colors and patterns. We even have Valentine tags, flags and fun shred to add that special heartfelt touch. All that hard work deserves to be delivered in style! Stop in or visit us here to shop all our Valentine treat packaging selections.

I hope these Valentine’s Day treat ideas add a little sweetness and a whole lot of love to your heart day celebration. Which ones will you choose?

Much love,

Angela

 

 




DIY Body Scrubs Recipe

DIY Scrub{photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography}

 

Well, our days of wearing cute sandals and flip-flops are long gone (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!

 

 

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




Simple DIY Confetti Coffee Sleeve

We are always looking for new ways to use our party pretties.  I decided to play around with our confetti and came up with a quick and easy way to add a little fancy to our paper cups.  It is so simple and looks adorable!

confetti-cup{photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography}

Turn paper cup into a fancy party cup!

You will need:

*Clear packaging tape

*Scissors

*Fancy That paper cup-we have a ton of paper cups that work like a charm

*Fancy That confetti- grab a bag or two or three. There are so many pretty colors!

Sprinkle confetti on the surface of your choice (a cutting board works particularly well).  To measure tape, wrap a piece around the cup, adhesive side out, then cut the tape to fit your cup.

NOTE: In order for the tape to fit flat and snug around the cylindrical shape of the cup the tape will overlap and become uneven. This is ok because it allows the confetti to look like it is climbing up the side of the cup.  So wrap up the tape tight even if it is uneven.

Slide tape off cup and roll in sprinkled confetti. Shake off the excess and slide back around cup. Pat confetti tight to the tape so there isn’t any sticky tape left uncovered. Now stand back and admire your handy work.

Voila! You have a simple and darling DIY Confetti Coffee Sleeve.

You don’t have to limit your sleeve to just cups!  Katie filled our clear tubes with cotton candy to make a cute party favor.  The sleeve works on square items too.  You can use the same technique to jazz up our 4×4 colored boxes. The possibilities are endless!

confetti-tube{photo credit:  Katie Hickenbottom Photography}

 

Party On!

Ann










David Hill Winery Pop Up Shop

David Hill Winery Pop Up | Fancy That

Yay for the holidays!  Seriously, we are right in the heart of it, fancy people.  The last full holiday shopping weekend is THIS weekend, and we are here to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.  Whether you know exactly what you want to get or need help putting the perfect gift together, our fancy team is ready to help and even gift wrap it for you too!  And as an extra treat, David Hill Vineyards and Winery will be in the shoppe offering tastings of their fabulous wine from 1-4 pm.  Talk about a win-win!  Get some holiday shopping done, have your presents wrapped and enjoy some yummy wine.  It really doesn’t get any better, right?

Happy Holidays!

LeAnn




Christmas Brunch Ideas

It’s almost Christmas!  I love this time of year – the smells, the decorations, the cheer!  What I love most is getting together with family and friends, sipping on bubbly, and eating treats 🙂  My first holiday celebration was with the Fancy tribe!

We started off the celebration with some mimosas, mini donuts and cake.

Holiday Brunch Ideas

Mini is all the rage right now! I used my mini donut maker to make these cute donuts.  I whipped up some boxed cake mix and poured the batter into the donut maker.  So easy! I used sprinkles that I had left over from Delectable’s holiday cookie kits (did you order yours yet?)!  The cake came from Trader Joe’s – it’s their coffee cream panettone.  It’s to die for and it’s wrapped like a present.  What’s not to love about that?!

Mini Donuts

It’s not a party without champagne!  If you add juice to booze it makes it totally acceptable to start drinking before noon, just FYI 🙂 For our mimosas we had orange juice and a mixed berry juice.  So good!  Oh and we decorated the bottle with confetti, cuz that’s how we roll.

Confetti Champagne

Each place setting had a little treat box filled with chocolate.  Aren’t these plates and napkins so chic? I love how they come in all different colors and the gold detailing is on point!  Find the collection here!

Meri Meri Holiday Plates

Meri Meri Holiday Napkins

Balloon garlands! Way cooler than streamers (sorry streamers). And they are so easy to put together.  There are 50 balloons pictured here.  These seriously add so much fun and fancy to the party.  Fancy That sells them in sets of 20 of a single color – so you can mix and match!  Find them here!

balloon garland

I’m so thankful for these wonderful ladies!  Aren’t we cute? lol

Fancy Girls

Happy Holidays!

Oh and we ate real food too, like eggs and stuff, in case you were wondering 🙂

Katie