Monthly Archives: November 2012

crafeteria 2012!

November 30, 2012

get excited because frances’ 7th annual  crafeteria is just one week away!

we have a great group of 40 local artists and crafters who are ready to

share their 100% handmade and unique goods with you.

join us friday, december 7th, from 6-10pm,

for shopping, live music from stinkweeds & short leash hot dogs!

keep checking the blog for

 giveaways all week from featured crafeteria artists each day until the big event!

(check out john wagner’s photos from last year’s crafeteria)

beauty must-haves

November 29, 2012

here are some of frances‘ beauty essentials for winter:

1. apple & bee lip balm:

keep your lips soft and sweet with this all natural lip balm

2. rewined candles:

end your day by de-stressing with these wine inspired candles in re-cycled wine bottles. also makes a great gift for any wine-enthusiast you know.

3. farmhouse fresh body butter:

keep your skin moisturized in the cold weather!

4. kai body buffer:

we love kai’s fresh scents and products especially exfoliating with their body buffer.

5. butter london nail lacquer:

the colors are amazing this season and we’re excited to wear this matte finish top coat!

6. flora apothecary sea salt scrub:

relax and rejuvenate your skin in the bath with flora body scrubs.

sweet smeeks

November 28, 2012

we love our new smeeks bags and boxes!

hooo can resist owls!

November 27, 2012

join us!

November 26, 2012

this thursday is our final winter workshop at frances!

get creative this holiday season, and make your holidays more personal

with diy gift wrap and bows!

stop in or call the shop to sign-up.

more details here.

holiday shop

November 26, 2012


shine on

November 25, 2012

threads by the shine project

is an american jewelry line that goes beyond your normal accessories.

threads is a constructive outlet for helping at risk youth.

the students employed at shine,

many of whom are first generation college students,

are able to pay their way through college by making bracelets for fair wages.

shine project has a passion for their jewelry line

because it is more than just giving these youth financial support,

it is instilling values of self reliance and hard work in them.

threads bracelets are more than just jewelry, their change.

see more on their blog!

small business saturday!

November 24, 2012

shopping season has begun

and today is the perfect day to come by frances

and enjoy all the perks of small business saturday!

support your favorite small business.

and  celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

frances is proud to take part in small business saturday, and we’re encouraging everyone to shop small® in phoenix today.

to learn more, visit

frances & smeeks top ten thanks!

November 22, 2012

style guide: thanksgiving attire

November 21, 2012

the perfect frances outfit, for the festive feast.

how to: holiday centerpiece

November 20, 2012

the holidays are here and

frances’ very own jane inspires us with her festive centerpiece.

 this year she uses fresh fruits and vegetation,

mixed with locally handmade treasures

to create a warm and organic display.

show us your stache!

November 19, 2012

it’s movember and we want to see your stache!

what is movember?

during november, men begin growing out their facial hair to raise awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer.

these men raise money through sponsorship for their efforts to maintain their mustaches in tip-top shape for the month.

want to be part of the cause, check out

our neighbors at halo have a team of moustachalos and are aiming to raise $5000, this month for the worthy cause.

halo’s annual mo-raffle is going on the entire month of november, people may buy raffle tickets for $5.00 and watch facebook for the winners throughout the month of december.  

thank you halo for being proactive in the movember efforts!


union opening!

November 18, 2012

the union opening was so much fun!

here are some great photographs by haute photography from last weekend.

whisked away

November 18, 2012

several months ago my dear friend marcia invited cathy and i to a fun girls night out,

she set up a cooking night for our birthdays at whisked away cooking school.

check out chef, maggie’s personl crafty blog around the mulberry bush.

it was such fun and the menu was amazing!! I highly recommend booking your private or group cooking class with whisked away!!

i’ll be sharing a rum ricotta fritter recipe from the lesson soon so look out.


short leash saturday!

November 17, 2012

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