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