The Butter Paddle HOT FLASH 2/15/2018


The Butter Paddle is a fund-raising arm of the EMQ Auxiliary, which has served the needs of local children in crisis since 1934.

100% of the profit from the shop is donated to Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst.




Bungalow Blues 

Enjoy the remarkable authenticity and rustic charm of the Bungalow collection by Mud Pie.  Each terracotta piece is carefully and individually stamped by hand. Slight variations will occur with each unique design creating singularly beautiful pieces for your table!




fragrances are equally at home in the kitchen, bath and on the porch or patio. Lemon Basil, a customer favorite, is a fragrant blend of lemon, citrus notes and mandarin enhanced with green basil leaf.  



Safe, soft and huggable, these cuddly companions are always ready for your little one's every adventure. Embroidered eye and nose details and surface-washable for easy cleaning, these Baby GUND products put a smile on little faces and give Mom "peace of mind". Appropriate for all ages.


Forget the same boring snack mixes and introduce your guests to Wicked Mix, the perfect blend of sweet, salty and spicy! A delicious medley of cashews, pecan halves, almonds, sesame sticks and other crunchy delights. Made in the USA. 

LIZZY WRAPS - Jewelry as versatile as you are! 

Featuring convertible jewelry - 2 looks in 1 piece - of functional fashion. Handcrafted bracelets transform into necklaces as unique as you! Each Lizzy James piece is handcrafted with care in the USA. Silver-plate and natural leather in a variety of colors complement both casual and dressy attire.



from The Butter Paddle Pantry


(Earth & Vine Honey Pear Vinaigrette)


1 cup cooked pearl couscous

3 asparagus spears, grilled

2 small carrots, grilled

½ grilled or baked chicken breast

1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons E&V Honey Pear Vinaigrette

Salt & pepper


Plate cooked couscous, top with asparagus, carrots, sliced chicken and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle E&V Honey Pear Vinaigrette over dish; salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Serves 1 

Are you interested in a being an active member of a dynamic group of women who give back to their community every day?

If yes, please consider joining The EMQ Auxiliary. Our auxiliary operates The Butter Paddle gift shop and all of our profits are donated to Uplift Family Services. Uplift assists local children and families in crisis struggling with abuse, neglect, emotional problems and mental illness.

Nominations for potential EMQ Auxiliary members are accepted in September and March. New members serve a 6-month provisional/training period before attaining full membership. All volunteers in The Butter Paddle gift shop work two 4-hour shifts per month and help with other “behind the scenes” store activities such as stock, display and store operations. They also attend a monthly “general” meeting (excluding July and August) and participate in our Auxiliary Services Committee and working at one activity to directly support the children of Uplift Family Services.

If you want to be part of a “hands-on”, philanthropic effort, consider joining The EMQ Auxiliary. We are recruiting members for our provisional class now! More information is available at the store, on our website or by contacting EMQ Auxiliary Vice-President / Membership, Bobbi Stek, at


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Thought you should know...

Uplift Family Services, formerly EMQ FamiliesFirst, is California’s largest and most comprehensive social services agency for children and their families. The private nonprofit, headquartered in Campbell, California, has helped children in crisis for more than 140 years. The agency’s mission is to do whatever it takes to help children, strengthen families, build communities and advocate for change.

The Butter Paddle Hot Flash - e-Blast 188 - February 15, 2018