Archive for Holidays

Christmas Open House

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Home for the Holidays Celebration

Home for the Holidays is such a fun family event in Old Town Lafayette. There is something for everyone!

We would love to see you Saturday December 5th at Festival Plaza!


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Have an awesome day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Shop Small Business Saturday

 Shop Small Business Saturday is this Saturday November 28th.

We will be giving away reusable Shop Small Business Saturday bag with purchase (while supplies last), in addition to a customer appreciation store-wide sale!

We appreciate your support of our small business and investing in your community!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with lots of family, fun & food!



We’ll see you on Friday!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Hostess Gift Ideas

Many of us spend Thanksgiving with friends or family. I always like to take my Hostess a gift as a thank-you for her hospitality.

How about something different from the bottle of wine, or plant? I know, she loves both of these! How about in addition?  🙂

We have some wonderful Colorado Handmade Soaps in a variety of fragrance’s. They are also beautifully packaged!

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We also have some wonderful French Soaps in a variety of fragrances.


Maybe you don’t want to give something very personal. Think about what she loves and collects.

Salt & Pepper shaker sets, vintage Christmas ornaments, or cookie cutters for the gal that loves to bake.

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This are just a few ideas to get you thinking about getting your Hostess something special, and Shop Small Business.

Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Spot the Elf

Spot the Elf is back in Old Town Lafayette.

We have books, and Esther is waiting for you to come see her!


The Elves will be hanging around Old Town Lafayette thru December 19th!

Happy Elf Spotting!

Dealer #58 Lighted Halloween Houses are 75% off today!!

Dealer #58 Lighted Halloween Houses are 75% off today!! Stop in and pick up a couple before they’re gone!

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Happy Memorial Day

I would like to thank every soldier & their family for their service to our Beautiful Country ~ USA


Have an awesome day with your friends & family.

We will be open Monday May 25th from 10 am – 4 pm.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Happy Easter

I hope you all have a wonderful day with friends & family!


Have a great week.

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston

Easy Homemade Toffee

We are getting the house decorated for the holidays, but what about desserts? Well have I got a goodie for you!

Easy Homemade Toffee

Prep Time 2 hours, 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield 6 servings

Easy Homemade Toffee

An unbelievably easy, no-fuss, homemade toffee recipe. So addictive, you won’t want to share!


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Spread almonds in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until toasted, about 10 minutes; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar vanilla and salt over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until butter has melted and mixture is almond brown in color, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Immediately spread the hot caramel mixture evenly over the almonds. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. After 1-2 minutes, spread the chocolate chips in an even layer until smooth. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Let cool completely, about 2 hours. Break into pieces.


Adapted from The Yummy Life