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We're planning a fun-filled day. Christmas in July promises to bring fun and our much-awaited Pumpkin Spice Soap. Giveaways and if you sport a Christmas shirt, hat, jewelry, whatever, as long as it's Christmas related you're going to receive a... Continue reading
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Few things shine brighter than a flowering zinnia! This was the first year that I planted purchased seeds instead of leftover recycled ones. I have to tell you, I'm a bit disappointed with the purchased seeds. The package read Giant,... Continue reading
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We just got in a box of these! May I just tell you that I'm obsessed with overalls lately. Short overalls, long, dress overalls, anything overalls. Overalls with calico straps, which by the way, are almost non-existent. I even visited... Continue reading
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I would think it safe to say that mounds and piles of soap stacked upon one another are eye candy to a soap maker. We sure are whipping up the soap! We've also started live sampling of a variety of... Continue reading
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Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago Where have all the flowers gone? Girls have picked them every one When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?... Continue reading
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These denim whites! I have searched through hundreds of clothing manufactures looking for a wide leg fringed pant. Either I'm ahead or behind, but let me say, that these pants are the comfiest jeans I own and they flatter you... Continue reading
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Bittersweet turned twenty - one in April. It seems surreal that my little business has been going for that long. I'd never imagined in my wildest of dreams that back in 1997, I'd still be making soap and sundries under... Continue reading
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If I were stranded on an island and could only choose one bird call it would be the calming cue of a mourning dove. The bird is a pretty amazing species too. I planted the last of the sweet grass,... Continue reading
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Summertime and the living is easy. I'm introducing or should I say, bringing back an old line. Country Fair. When I ponder thoughts of summer along comes fairs and wildflowers, floppy hats, and maybe even that halter dress. Love that... Continue reading
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Green, lovely green, it's everywhere and in between, and I love it! I dropped by my neighbors last week to get permission to pick a few sprigs of their lily of the valley. There's a large crop of lily of... Continue reading
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If only she would stay longer, Spring... We have our shipping boxes neatly stacked and unused boxes are flattened and sent to the recycle bin. New spring displays line the shop shelves and the morning sun hits layers of the... Continue reading
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Green, green, green! It's showing up a lot. It makes sense, after all, it's spring! My attraction to the color will probably be brief since it's never been my favorite color. I'm relishing at the moment. The green moment... This... Continue reading
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We're celebrating May Day a few days early, starting tomorrow and on Saturday since the shop is closed on the first day of May, Tuesday. Tomorrow and Saturday are special days overfilled with love and sweet flower memories from when... Continue reading
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We're really into pink clay! You know, the stuff that makes calamine lotion a cooling and effective ointment against poison ivy. The pink clay soap is still in their molds, but it's ready to be cut and then cured. I... Continue reading
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The past few days have been spent researching clays, powders, and enzymes. What an exciting avenue to visit, and just when I believe that there's nothing new to learn, bam! After the research and the arrival of the new ingredients... Continue reading
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Living one day at a time lately. When I ponder those thoughts my mind wanders and then stops. Each day is a gift, and somehow when you treat it as such, life is even more precious and I do believe... Continue reading
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Feeling love and admiration for this beautiful handmade papery. When I'm shopping for soap wrapping paper it's easy to be mesmerized by the wonderous selections. The bumpy texture and feel of the papyrus pulp make my heart happy. Wrapping the... Continue reading
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Duck love is recognizable in any language. Edmond Manning Atticus and family surprised me with a special little visitor on Thursday. How often does a shop owner receive such a splendid guest? Feelin the love. I'm working on several new... Continue reading
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It's incredibly easy to love the first signs of spring. Atticus and family delivered the two golden sunshine blooms this week when delivering our eggs. This family is indeed a special one. They spread their amazing love to everyone they... Continue reading
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The sweet little family that delivers our farm fresh eggs also delivered some special visitors on Saturday morning. They also delivered their moms signature cookies, Peanut Butter Fudgies, and a robin-size egg that one of the hens had laid. Atticus... Continue reading
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We experienced arctic cold days this past winter, and between the dry furnace air, and the cold north wind, took a toll on my skin. Inspiration falls from the sky, almost literally. This is my favorite new Bittersweet product! This... Continue reading
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Do you remember the topic of mannequins a few posts ago? I love this mannequin! It's substantial, heavy, and those wooden arms and hands are, well, just dandy. Notice her finger motioning you to come closer. Yes, her... She's also... Continue reading
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We're getting a dose of wintry weather today in between a few spring like days. The spring like days are much appreciated, and are much more pleasant to hang out with than ice and cold. Hot cocoa topped with fresh... Continue reading
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Do you remember my last post telling you about the sweet family that delivers my farm fresh eggs? The paper art is a sample of the talented Angela whom is the mom of Atticus. Simple and sweet just like this... Continue reading
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I snapped this single zinnia bloom last summer. I believe shorts, sandals, and humidity were popular that hot summer day! Let's bring it back, soon. Do I have the winter blues? Probably... Back and forth on the weather totem poll.... Continue reading