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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,
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


Each Monday morning she does a 
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.


  1. Thanks Charcoal for telling us about our FAAP team leaders, and for that yummy-sounding recipe!

  2. Thank you Charlotte......uh Charcoal.....for all you do for the team. We would not be the team WE ARE if not for all the leaders. The talent, commitment and determination of the active members of this team, drive us to do better and learn. <3

    PS: Thank you for the recipe !!!!

  3. Thank you to my team leaders for always being there to answer my questions! Thank you! Thank you!

  4. A big thank you to our leaders that make our team the best! And a big thank you to Charcoal as well:-)


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