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It feels so good, and it feels so right. Introducing a shiny new addition to the Bittersweet Soap and Apothecary Shop. The new skin care department houses a bar. Belly Up to the Skin Care Bar, and allow me to... Continue reading
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I snapped a few shots of the completed departments. The Orange Blossom Facial Cleanser is my favorite new product so far. Many more coming, and I'm still researching formulations. Essential oil's and perfume oil's haven't been unpacked, and little blank... Continue reading
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A new year filled with good cheer. As corny as it may sound, it really is the truth. Think positive, and if you find yourself going the opposite direction, turn it around. You have that wonderful power! It's coming together,... Continue reading
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It feels like starting over or move in day at Bittersweet. I'm making big changes and adding departments. Yes, departments! I kind of like that word. Department number one, number two, and three, coming. Little areas designated to house particular... Continue reading
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What a special birthday treat to have Christmas carolers perform on my shop porch. They were amazing! Thank you to their music teacher, Michelle whom orchestrated the event today. My aunt Mimi sent me the beautiful flowers, and my son... Continue reading
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We've been sipping on cups of hot cocoa before bed. There's nothing that compares to a mug of homemade hot cocoa on a cold winter night! I substitute coconut sugar over refined, and this is this cocoa makes the best... Continue reading
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Gazing upon this assortment of beaded bracelets brings joyful happiness to my soul. You see, they were inspired by my sweet soft spoken mom, Alice. Hence the name, "Alice Bracelet." Back in the early seventies, my mom made bracelets similar... Continue reading
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I've mentioned how I'm fond of each and every season. Winter is a favorite! The food, clothing, and atmosphere, changes and our home becomes a cozy refuge. Candle light dinners, the scent of fresh evergreen, tiny little sparkly lights, and... Continue reading
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We're hosting our Holiday Soiree today and tomorrow. Even though I've been hosting this event for some twenty years, it still feels fresh and brand new and my excitement continues to grow. I'm reaching business milestones, and fulfilling goals, that... Continue reading
Ann, You are very welcome. It makes me happy, and glad that you enjoy reading my blog. I wish you and your family a happy, happy, holiday season! Jill
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My cup truly runneth over! Small Business Saturday was a day like any other. We had over two-hundred people shop small! Never in my wildest dreams, would I ever imagine, but we more than doubled our sales from last year!... Continue reading
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The past couple of years, and we've purchased a real Christmas tree. There's just something special about a aromatic Fir! In between, and right before Thanksgiving, we picked up our live tree at the home improvement store. Who would have... Continue reading
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photo courtesy of pinterest My blessings runneth over...I guess it's not politically correct to use the word blessing. A few days ago I happened upon a post that told about a high school project that allowed the students to create... Continue reading
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Just back from a walk and the smell of fall echoes through the crisp air. My neighbor down the street was mowing his leaves as we walked by, and on the way back home the scent of woodsy leaves filled... Continue reading
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Who knew? That a Calling Bird is rather a Colly Bird! I sure didn't, and to know all these years when I sang the Twelve Days of Christmas, I should have been singing "Colly Birds." Here's the proof, professor....If that's... Continue reading
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My weary heart... No words can describe my deep sadness. Praying for the victims of the Texas Church shooting. Life goes on, but it's never the same, ever. We had an amazing turnout for our Holiday Affair. I'm guesstimating close... Continue reading
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Bittersweet is preparing for a three day Holiday Affair. We're serving apple cider and confections. The tree trimmings have been cut and the scent of fresh cedar fills the shop air. It's so darn early, but our little downtown is... Continue reading
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The shop list of favorite things... Alice Bracelets Dead Dea Salt Soak The Twelve Days of Christmas Soap Linen Soap Bags. Soap Boxes Preserved Cedar White Pine Cones Norfolk Pine Trees Wood Beads Creamy Faux Fur Winter Lanterns Deer Antlers... Continue reading
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No more Pumpkin Spice Soap! Well, I believe there may be two bars left at the shop. I might nab them! I'm not a huge pumpkin spice fan simply because the scent can smell different depending on the fragrance manufacture.... Continue reading
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The wayward wind is a restless wind, a restless wind that yearns to wander... I always found that old song to be intriguing. The words, anyway. We're in a whirlwind of wayward winds at the shop. I'm chomping at the... Continue reading
H'm now you have me curious and I want to see what hearts-a-bustin looks like! Thanks for sharing Laurie. xo
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One of the very first posts ever, back in 2006, was one about Bittersweet, the plant. I'm reminded every day the happy memories that associate with this unique twisty stem fall plant since I named my company Bittersweet. A name... Continue reading
Thanks Ann. I thought the video was inspiring. Keep the faith. Jill
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My thoughts and prayers are centered around the horrific and brutal killing of innocent human souls. May God comfort all. Not allowing myself to believe this is a new normal, because it's not! Don't ever be fooled into believing that.... Continue reading
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Alice Bracelets... Love, love making them! It's therapeutic to strand beads. I would highly recommend as a recreational activity. Like an artist chooses their paint hues, so too, bead picking. I'm fond of browns and greens, turquoise and tiger eye.... Continue reading