FAAP Easter

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Meet our FAAP Leadership Team




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Am I the only one who.hates having 
their picture constantly taken??!

Oh, well, she is a good mommie....

Sssshhhhh...don't tell her!

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I thought I would share Mommie's 
Leadership Team with You.

They are some amazing people,
BUT
They have an AMAZING TEAM
AND they do all they can
to HELP and Encourage!

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As always, 
Click on the blue
to MAGICALLY appear 
in each shop!

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Cindi from CozyExpressions 
is the Team Leader.

She studies and takes classes on how
to help us with Etsy.

I am confused, because she has so many names...sigh

wuf...wuf...wuf...

Each Monday morning she does a 
SHOUT OUT
and asks a question
to get everyone on the team involved.
It is fun to learn about our team.

She keeps up with birthdays.
She also keeps up with changes...
She is VERY busy, because she has a 
GREAT Selling SHOP and ALWAYS has orders!

She shares what she learns with us.





Cynthia is our graphics expert.
She makes beautiful graphics
Each time we have a Promotion.

She also finds funny questions to ask us
on Friday Nights...

This week, she asked what talent
we would wish to have...

What would YOU like to do be able to do?

You can find Cynthia's awesome shop



Darla is another leader.
She is a WONDERFUL Cook and each night,
even though it is on her personal page,
She asks us what is for supper.
Many of  the teammates answer.

Darla is so busy with her young son, 
 and her grown children.
She loves to gather and preserve food.

Darla designs most of her creations.
She is a great resource for the many
stitchers and yes, sculptors and painters
on our team.

Find Darla's awesome creations at 




Lisa Johnson hand stitches items
...are you kidding me
...wuf wuf...I don't have thumbs...

Lisa works very hard taking care of Etsy things--
She seeks new members,
Keeps our items added
to seasonal team boards...
She probably knows our items better than we do!

She makes beautiful items, 
but if you need a Bowl Filler,
This girl is your gal!!

Find her amazingly beautiful creations as



Karen is our newest team leader,
She is responsible for our group's Goggle Account.

Karen, just like all of our team members,
has awesome items.

I tell ya, I WUF these bunnies...
I would WUF to chase them...

Find her beautiful items at





My mommie is responsible for the Team Blog.
She has had a tough time getting enough
Data Minutes, because we live
in a dead zone,
But MAYBE she has it figured out, now.
She is really trying...
(yeah, she IS TRYING...wuf...wuf...wuf...)

She also does TAG IT TUESDAY
Where she finds some Tags for our team
To heart.

It is fun to see everyone's items!

WUF--What TALENT is on this TEAM!!

Mommie makes LOTS of patterns
 and tries to keep made items, too...

You can find her at RomaLandWoodcrafts



This week, Cindi's Question was: What did you have to eat for Easter.
I said Hash Brown Casserole, and she wanted the recipe.

WUF...Here it is...

I hope you will try it.  
It is Yummy!

Thank you for all of your support to our Team
We sure would like to get a chance to
help you with all of your
Gift and Decorating Needs

As always, search FAAP on Etsy.

Have the most blessed of weeks...FAAP


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HASH BROWN Casserole

Makes a 9×13″ pan of potatoes, about 10 to 12 servings

2 lbs. frozen hash browns, thawed
1/2 cup butter, melted and divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped onion or green onion
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 pint (2 cups) sour cream (regular or light)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups crushed corn flakes, optional
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray a 9×13″ pan or baking dish; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine thawed hash browns with 1/2 cup of the melted butter, pepper, salt, and chopped onion, blending well. Add in the soup and sour cream, then the cheddar cheese, mixing everything well. Spread mixture evenly into a 9×13″ baking dish. Mix 1/4 cup melted butter and the crushed corn flakes together and sprinkle over top of casserole. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 50 to 60 minutes. Serve hot.

Those who know me, know I do not follow a recipe. This is what I did differently:

1. I  bake in 2 aluminum foil containers and freeze one for later. (The square ones--8 inches??)

2.  I usually do not use that much butter. The most I use is half a stick.

3. I don't always use cream of chicken. This last time I used cream of mushroom. Cream of Celery is also good for a twist.

4. I  didn't use onions so Charcoal could enjoy it, but I do love it with Vidalia onions.

5. I don't use that much sour cream, either--lol I probably used 6 ounces.

6. I don't always put the corn flakes on top!

7. Sometimes, I have noticed that the potatoes don't seem cooked enough, so I most always cover it tightly and baked covered for 45 minutes, remove the foil and bake until brown, approximately 15 minutes.

8. I stir everything together while the hash browns are frozen, so they don't get mushy!

9. Hmmmm... I really didn't come close to this recipe, but in all fairness, I have made this for over 25 years, and I just put what I have  and/or like.

I always suggest following directions the first time. It is wonderful by the directions.

Note: This is like Cracker Barrels Hash Brown Casserole
 I am pretty sure, they do not put the corn flakes on top.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SPRINGTHYME FAAP

The Folkart and Primitives and More Etsy team 
(FAAP) 
is a very active group.

We do Lots of Fun things on our Team.
Not everyone is able 
to participate in every activity, 
so we have something at least 
once a month that somebody will like!

We have over 200 members, 
but sadly, only about 40 are active.  
Those that are not active, 
sure do miss out on the 
FUN and getting to know each other!! 
Isn't that often the case with any organization.




Our goal is to SELL items, 
BUT we also do our best to help 
our team members sell, also.

On our Team FB page, 
we try to keep each other up to date 
on the always changing Etsy.  
We discuss things that work 
and things that need a little adjusting...

We do a lot of HEARTING of items 
to keep others items getting noticed.
In turn, they do the same for others.
It is a great example of life 
and how we should
 support and encourage others. 
By doing this, we also reap the benefits.  

Kindness ALWAYS matters, 
no matter where you are and 
what you are doing.

We just had a PIN-A-THON 
where each participant pinned 
at least 5 items from the 
shops that participated.

So, HOW can YOU Help?

Go to our shops and PIN some of our items.
Go to Pinterst and seach: 
SPRINGTHYME FAAP 
and find our boards and 
pin some of the items to YOUR boards...

See something you like?  
Then we are more than 
happy to sell it to YOU...

OR

We can help you find what you want--

Most of us do custom orders.

Give us a try...I think you will be pleased.

To find MORE of our team, go to etsy and search: FAAP

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Here is the list of participating shops in this activity.


SpringThyme on Pinterest 2017

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IF you click on the blue, it will magically take you to the Etsy shop for you to see more handmade art!

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Thank you for stopping by and 
please visit again.
FAAP




Monday, March 27, 2017

Bring on Spring Giveaway


Whew...I think I drank too much water!

I hope you are welcoming Spring.

I have taken a little time off to help Momma 
meet some deadlines.
We are catching up...
Slowly!




I am back to start our
BRING ON SPRING
Blog Giveaway

This is how you enter.
1.  Comment a word that comes to your mind 
when you think of SPRING..

2.  The word MUST begin with the 
First Letter of your name.

3.  You must provide a way for me to
 contact you if you win.

RULES:
1. You cannot be a member of FAAP.
2. If you live outside of the US, 
and don't have an APO,
 you must be willing to pay for shipping.
3. This is in no way associated with 
google, fb, or etsy.

That is it--easy peasy!
We would love for you to visit the shops 
that are participating, 
and ♡ some items.
We would love for you to follow our blog
 (switch to Web version and follow by email)

But none of that is required. 
We just think it would be nice! 

Thank you for stopping by, 
and enjoy our 
SPRING TREAT to YOU! 

















































Friday, March 24, 2017

Get ready for a Giveaway

We are getting ready for a giveaway!

We have 13 items for 13 winners!


On March 27th
We ask you to visit our blog
We will tell you on
March 27th
What you need to do to enter.

It will be easy! 

So, put this date in your brain
And
HOP
 to our Blog
On March 27th!

March 27th! 

We are 
BRINGING ON SPRING 
in a FUN way.

Thanks for stopping by!

In the meantime,
Go to Etsy and see what we have to offer

Here are some things for YOU
 to search on Etsy

FAAP SPRING
FAAP WHITE 
FAAP GREEN


YOU are going to LOVE what you see....

Until March 27th...

Thank YOU



Thursday, February 2, 2017

This is WHO We Are!




Wow...WUF WUF...My Momma must be the most Creative mind EVER!  I can't wag my tail without knocking something off!!  It is Everywhere!  Wuf wuff...

I've been sitting here waiting for Momma to do this post, so I finally got up and did it myself!




These are the last of the group that we have that wanted to share how they got their shop names...
This has been fun!

As always, click on the shop name and you will magically appear inside the shop!  Magic~~me is good~~wuf wuf

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Becky Thompson Mckinzie

Cotton Picking Folk Art.  I work primarily with cotton fabrics, and began my Etsy journey with ethnic southern dolls. My style is primitive, but I think folk art sounds fancier.  My first doll included a story about her toils in the cotton fields, and the name evolved from there. I think it lends itself to some whimsy, as well. I often depart from my storybook characters to do primsicals.






Kristy Green
My daughter and I decided we would like to make handmade hats a few years ago.  So we brainstormed the ideas for what we would call our little business.  Her name is Kaylee and we often call her "Kay" for short.  Since it was her ambition that got us started, we knew we wanted to use her name in it.  We both love daisys, so we thought, why not . . . hence the name Daisy Kay's.  After that little venture ran its course, I personally decided I wanted to share my love of primitives and then added it on to the name and now my little hobby business is Daisy Kays Primitives.  Very special to me.







Jan Young
     My paint clothes..nuff said







Yvonne Motes
Ok, Mine is a little lenghty. I named my shop after one of my Granddaughters. She would set in my lap when she was little and try to help me sew and she had and stills has this little raggedy elf doll  (that she carried everywhere) .that I gave to her when she was little. She would make me things and wrap them in some old raggedy paper she would find around the house ( and she would say I'm priumming um up for ya Gran -a-ma ). Her name is Elizabeth, thus came the name. Beth's Raggedy Attic Prims. I took Beth from her middle name. She still helps me today, and shes my best helper.

Note:  This shop has been on vacation for awhile, so you won't be able to visit, but I found some pictures from her Facebook page to share.






Charlotte Fletcher (momma)

Momma tells me that my Gramma and Poppa got married and lived on a Dairy farm in Middle Tennessee. It was a big "thang" to name your farm back during ancient times, so Gramma took the first 2 letters of my Pappas name, Robert, and the first 2 letters of her name, Martha, and it became Roma Land Farm. The oldest son bought half of the farm and it became Roma Land Farms. He then started doing craft shows during the 80s, making routed signs and bread boxes--He was a beautiful artisian, and he started Roma Land Woodcrafts. When momma quit her job, rather abruptly, in 1986, she moved back home from Arkansas and started "painting" while searching for a job. She got a call to start work, the day after her first craft show, and the exact day she would have no more money. There was no looking back. Craft shows paid the farm mortgage during all those years and included a 15 year run of a brick and mortor. I hear that Poppa said he should have incorporated and made us pay to use the name. Oh, what grateful Godly people, and momma says that their love runs through every stroke of her brush.
She has both patterns and finished items.




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I hope you have had fun learning how our shops got their names.  We will be sharing more about us in the coming weeks.

PLEASE remember us when you need a gift.
Go to
www.etsy.com
Type
FAAP
in the search bar.

I bet we have what you want.
At least, give us the chance.

We are creating with a Happy Heart!

Wuff wufff