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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
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Before signing off on the last post, I mentioned how a newly born idea recently came floating by. Most notions work that way. They appear, and either disappear or come to life. In this sweet case, they've come to life!... Continue reading
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We survived the weekend festival! Looking forward to a nice steady flow this week at the shop. I'm introducing new Bittersweets. Kind of being secretive about it though. There's a story I wish to convey before introducing the new line... Continue reading
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Back from my morning walk, and during the two mile hike my mind often travels in different directions. That's what I like about walking. I always take Elle with me, so sometimes my mind is preoccupied with her business, but... Continue reading
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It's funny how color sometimes moves and sways me with inspiration. I'm really into burgundy and rich dark indigo paired, lately. I'd love to paint and decorate a space with both rich dark colors. I'd add touches of white and... Continue reading
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I saw a woolly bear the other day and it was totally black! You know what that means, right? I always agree with the woolly bear. He, she, seems to be on target when it comes to predicting winter weather.... Continue reading
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We're celebrating at the shop by hosting a fall open house. I made pumpkin sugar cookies last night to serve to guests. Wow, it was challenge to not take a big bite out of one of those sugar cookies, but... Continue reading
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September is the prelude to autumn. The month strolls along bringing with it, softer days, and crispy nights. It's one of my favorite months! Pumpkin farms, festivals, and parades all rolled up in sweet September. Hello September. I'm so very... Continue reading
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My heart goes out to those people whom have been effected by the recent hurricane Harvey. I have little words to convey my heart felt feelings. Keep the faith, and know we're here for you, whenever. Yesterday, I had a... Continue reading
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Does one's taste change over time? Mine has. I'm still drawn to certain things when creating a vibe at the shop, but I'm much more fastidious and exact. If I go back to when I first began this blog, 2006,... Continue reading
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Wow! Amazing! Phenomenal! Stunning! Shocking! Unbelievable! Awesome! Marvelous! Fascinating! King-Size! Monumental! Monstrous! Unforgettable! Historic! Majestic! Mammoth! Awe-Inspiring! Mighty! Memorable! Out of this World! Really, no words can easily describe the celestial phenomenon that took place yesterday! Where were you the... Continue reading
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This shop girl is yearning for a season change. Love, love, living in an area where the seasons transform and change. When you live in the Midwest, all bets are off when it comes to the forecast. Fall, glorious fall,... Continue reading
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Hats, gloves, evening bags, t-shirts, short boot, tall boots, camisoles, belts, and my mostly white wardrobe. All neatly stashed in bins or in view. Jeans, skinny ones, and flares, favorite's and weekend warriors. The final and last project in the... Continue reading
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The bedroom transformation is blooming! I'm slowly going through my 1921 closet's cleansing, and fastidiously picking items that continue to speak to me. If they don't they're out of here! There's a certain satisfying and complete feeling I'm having as... Continue reading
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Happy August! Can you believe it's here? So fast, racing by, like a blink of the eye. That's how time works. Next thing I know, I'll be eighty! I wonder if I can still lift fifty pounds of soap oil's... Continue reading
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There's a whirlybird of ideas floating around during this prelude to autumn. I have little notes scattered here and there. Ideas pop up, or I'll see something that catches my eye. Catching one's eye, or in this case, my brown... Continue reading
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Every now and then, in between making soap and sundries I drift towards home thoughts. Since I make twenty thousand bars of soap annually and over one-hundred other things the luxury of tidying up at home sometimes sits quietly in... Continue reading
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So you think it's too early, do ya? We don't! It's hot, and if you look closely you can see my pumpkin face? Okay, my nose is scrunched up and I'm in total discomfort from this extreme heat. The thought... Continue reading
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I picked up these vintage shoes last fall at an antique sale. Just happens, they fit my feet! They're pretty comfortable to wear, but not near as comfy as shoes made today. They fit really narrow. I just like looking... Continue reading