Monday, January 16, 2012

This Is It!!

Well, this is it. We finally have a name for our little venture. When I say 'we' I mean my older brother and I. Or is it my older brother and me? I'm not sure. I'll ask my son, he's an English major and should know the proper way to write that. But for now, it's 'we'. I came up with this idea and Michael, my brother, took it from there. He's so good at all that businessy stuff. Advertising and making things sound good and look right are right up his alley. So together we came up with this name (actually, that was Michael again). We thought up some pretty clever names, but this one hit a nerve so to speak with both of us.
Chafafa comes from a song our Mother used to sing to us when we were younger. She sang a lot of songs to us, but this one was one of those fun ones. Made us happy cause Mama would kind of do a little dance. Swing her hips a bit and make her dress flow back and forth. Of course back in those days all the housewives wore long dresses. Not down to the floor long, but past their knees. And they were full skirts with tight little waists. Mama's waist was extremely tiny, but she was tiny all over. But she sure could belt out a song. And this song was no different. It was the Frim Fram song. Just a fun little diddy that Nat King Cole put out. She liked it and would sing it. So we liked it too. Chafafa means absolutely nothing. It's a nonsense word. But it's fun to say.
I want my little pastries to be fun. I want them to put smiles on people's faces and make them want to have more. Kind of like listening to Mama sing a sweet fun little diddy. Always made me want her to sing just one more, then just one more.
Well, there's the name of my new chapter. Once I get some recipes and such ready I'll get some pictures up here and let you all see what's happening in the Frim Fram Kitchen at Chafafa's. I hope someone will enjoy my efforts.
Until next time ....


  1. What a great story. It sounds like you had a wonderful childhood. I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures of your sweet delights.

  2. I'm excited to be your first follower, Ruby. I remember the Frim Fram song and the little dance so well. I can't wait to see your photos, and want to sample a little bit of everything. Sounds like a fun, delicious endeavor and I wish you absolutely the best of luck with it. You're a marvelous confectioner.

  3. I'm so excited for you! I wish you well, and pray that you'll have a delightful business!

  4. Now this DO sound like something a fella could sink his teeth into :)) BUT ,it also makes me think ,and wonder....

    I read of your faith ,in your profile...and your ultimate goal..

    And that made me think of someone from my past....she told me to think of each trial in my life..each thing I had to if they were bricks...for my house ,in Heaven :)) How each obstacle I overcame ,made my house bigger ,more grand...

    So ,I wonder...would a CONFECTIONERS house ,be made of GINGERBREAD AND GUMDROPS...and if so ,does it have a spare room ,for a tired old soul ,whose house ,keeps tumbling down about his feet???

  5. YOU CAN DO IT!!! This will be an exciting adventure for you, and for all of us watching!

    There will be highs and lows, but that's what makes the ride most thrilling. You are going to be a BIG SUCCESS!

    Now, get out in that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans!