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Thursday, December 29, 2016

After Christmas Sale

I am happy to report that Santa found me.
Either I am very nice
Santa is very forgiving.
Momma says that Santa is love,
So maybe I was a wee bit naughty! 
Wuf wuf...

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.
I pray that your heart is
Bursting with JOY and memories.

Our team is getting ready
 for the New Year 

But first
Out with the old!

We will be featuring several of our 
SALE items.

Go see what we have at great prices.


On Etsy to easily find our treasures.

Visit our Marketplace to look through the Album--we have the links for each item.

Share with your friends.

Remember that Seasonal items 
make great wedding gifts!

We thank you for your support!
We wish you a very HAPPY and CREATIVE New Year!...wuf wuf

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas in FAAP Homes

WUF WUF...Charcoal stopping 
in to Share some of the pretty trees 
in the homes of our 
team members...

Yep, I look sad, 
cause my Momma 
doesn't decorate for me...
wuf, is me...

BUT, WUF-ly Trees 
are all around for me to see

Enjoy these Beauties!

Under each tree, you will find a link.
to visit each shop.

We would LOVE for you 
to take a moment and 
to see what we do, individually.

By all means, we would LOVE
to have you to 
HEART our Shops
and to 
HEART our Items
and to SHARE us with your friends.


Apologies, but this link doesn't work.

Wasn't that FUN?!

I hope that each of you will place
items under your tree that
are given from the heart,
and not just THINGS
to clutter.

Our team members share a 
piece of their heart
with each item they create~~
That is what is
about handmade...

Be thinking about your 
gift and decorating
needs for 2017.

We are here for YOU...


Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fruit cake-yay or nay

Wuf wuf, my peeps!
Charcoal here.
How are you doing?
My Mommie is busy, 
and I am not getting enough 
lap time.

One of Mommies team members asked a WUF-Y 
question on her fb page--
fruit cake--yay or nay!

she might as well have asked-
Coke or Pepsi

We all know the answer is 
Dr. Pepper...
wuf is me.

You might be surprised to know that 
I am adopted.

The night she brought me to my new home from Kentucky, she had a Dr. Pepper that she would not share with me.
I wasn't sure about this woman, yet.
So, after trying all the way to my new home to get a wittle dwink, she took me and IT into the house. She put the Dr. Pepper down.
Well, I am a smart pup, sooooooo I knocked it off and got me a nice drink...and I cleaned her floor, too!

My Mommie tells me that my Grandmommie LOVED fruit cake, and she made fruit cake cookies most every year...I thought I would share a recipe for you...cause I WUF YOU.

Fruit Cake Cookies

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup candied red cherries
1/2 cup candied green cherries
1 cup dried pineapple pieces
2 cups pecans, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 300°F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar using a hand mixer. Add eggs, salt, vanilla, lemon and cinnamon and mix until well incorporated. Slowly add flour and mix well. Fold in fruit and pecans. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 23 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

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I just want to remind everyone that this time of year is tough on many people.  It has one of the highest suicide rates of any season.

I see my mommie crying cause she misses her family, 
but don't tell her I told you. 

She isn't alone, because the holidays bring tears for many.
Show compassion for those that are alone.
Those that are caretakers.
Those that are struggling--many times, you will NEVER know they are having a tough time.

People GIVE at this time of year, but don't forget that HELP is needed all during the 12 months of the year.

If you see a need, HELP.

So, let's just take a few minutes to see some of our 
Folk Art and Primitives and More Team members.

Darla is another team leader, but she is tuckered out, and has her shop on vacation...lol
I will catch her later!!

Here is my Grandmother's favorite pie that she would make for company.  She would put it in the oven as they sat down to eat and it would be hot by the time for dessert!
This Fudge Pie is crustless and you will WUF it.

AND I am pretty sure that WOMEN started the idea that dogs can't have chocolate, so they don't have to share....wuf, is me...SO, here is my Mommie's favorite Pie.

ME?  I am just going to have some

Remember to have Compassion this Holiday Season:
Don't huff and puff at the cashiers
Don't join in with other customers to complain about them, either.
Remember, that EVERYONE is doing the best they can.
Don't take those annoying deep breaths when someone in front of you is going too slow for you.
Don't Judge the homeless or those scruffy-looking people.  You have no idea of the heartaches they may face.
Be thankful for what you have, cause it could all be taken away in a split second.
Spread LOVE, JOY, CHEER...
Embrace the meaning of GIVING for this season and spread it past December.

Oh, leave a comment and tell us if you like fruit cake! It will be fun to see!

Merry Christmas...I WUF YOU!♡