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It seems, especially nowadays, that a good old fashioned celebration would help set a more happier atmosphere. All the chatter about bombs lately really worries me, and I'm sure other's feel the same. Bittersweets May Day Celebration is the perfect... Continue reading
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We're in major overhaul mode at both the shop and home sweet home. My fingers are caked with dirt from planting purple and yellow flowers at the Fro-Yo Shoppe. Even though I still believe it to be a tad bit... Continue reading
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I wasn't going to share in between photo's of my makeover's, but after thinking about it I realized the process of choosing, plucking, picking, is actually kind of interesting. For example, white paint. The color of white that I love... Continue reading
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In the midst of all the remodel and working so very hard to refinish our old front door comes this little dining room corner. re-do After receiving bad news about the door, I needed a pick me up. Our contractor,... Continue reading
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I can safely say, this project is nothing but a labor of love... I can also safely say, no one in their right mind would go to the trouble of such a project. The reason I'm saying this is because... Continue reading
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It's lilac blooming time at the apothecary shop and home sweet home. I ventured out this morning in the rain, wind and cold yucky day to cut a few branches. It's suppose to get below freezing Friday night, and I'm... Continue reading
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I'd been searching for banquette pictures on Pinterest, and then low and behold, I found this one. Amazing in the fact that it's the same scale as our small kitchen and would fit in so well. Lennis took a look,... Continue reading
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I couldn't resist picking up a few fresh grocery store flowers for the shop. My wild wood violets, grape hyacinth, and bridal wreath spirea are blooming, but their blooms are short lived. While the grocery store bundles seem to linger... Continue reading
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farmhouse laminate flooring Still roaming for the perfect kitchen remodel. When I found this laminate flooring I just about fell over! Love, love, love it! I'm on the hunt for a local supplier. You can't find it at your local... Continue reading
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I'm still grabbing ideas for kitchen makeovers off of Pinterest. Golly, my golly, so many inspiring and great ideas at this place! A bit overwhelming sometimes, and I feel as though I'm gazing through a hundred magazines at once. Is... Continue reading
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We're getting ready to remodel our kitchen and bath. Decisions, decisions... What color should the floor be, cabinets, counter top, lighting, fixtures, etc. ? I'm leaning towards gray or white cabinets, hardware like the picture above. White, lots of white... Continue reading
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Cream & Sugar... Not the real stuff, but rather the colors. No matter how I toss back and forth with color I always lean towards Cream & Sugar. The pictures are from past designs. That rosebud fabric was a favorite... Continue reading
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Our weather turned back to winter this past week. No worries, because I know it will transform into spring soon. In between, I've been adding flowers on my grocery list so that we can at least have a touch of... Continue reading
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Seriously, if you love lavender, really love lavender, then you'll absolutely adore both of these products. From lavender to crazy night... We headed to the basement last night after the tornado sirens began to whistle. Such a strange weather night.... Continue reading
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I'm often reminded while rummaging through old designs how those past ideas help to mold present ones. It's nothing short of amazing to me as I travel back in time some almost twenty years, to ponder those first prototypes, designs,... Continue reading
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White Cotton, I love you! Wood Beads, I love you too! Galvanized Buckets, you're on that list. For the time being anyway. It's so funny how my taste has changed over the years. When I look back at past design,... Continue reading
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When I was a little girl, my mom warned me to never eat a white flower. What a strange thing to tell a child, you're thinking, right? My mom was an amazing spirit, and always ahead of her time in... Continue reading
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Without fail, it always happens this time of year. My thoughts are surrounded with flowers. Flower Soap, and designs, clothing, wrapped up in pretty colorful, sometime neutral flowers. New White Flower Line starts with soap, and then quickly marries with... Continue reading
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Our little radio show is not nationally recognized but rather a humble little show that brings me joy. There's time when the phone rings and I have to turn the mics down so that I can whisper the call letters... Continue reading
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I can't wait for these to bloom! I'm getting super anxious for spring to arrive. Although we've had an unseasonal warm winter, there's just something about the renewal of spring. Not to mention those beautiful blooms. I've mentioned many times... Continue reading
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Angel Hair and Wood Beads, Linen and Antique Buttons, Wire bent to form a heart, and other Artisan creations now showing. I made the best macaroni and cheese tonight! Honestly, I've probably tried almost every mac and cheese recipe over... Continue reading
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I'm slowly working my way around the "Soap House on the Hill." Really pondering those less is more thoughts and categorizing useful everyday items over once in a great while items. I'm already noticing more speedy production. It's great being... Continue reading
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We're moving closer to spring at the apothecary shop on water street. Baskets of new Wild Violet and Moonflower soap bars are oozing out of the storage drawers. We'll be cleaning off shelves to make room for the new seasonal... Continue reading
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Lately, I've had sudden urges to reintroduce living plants into my surroundings. My love for green, sometimes tropical, but not always, plants, dates back to my early twenties when I had my own apartment that housed eighty six plants. At... Continue reading
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The Soap House on the Hill is slowly, but surely, with baby steps beginning to take shape. The storage obstacle's and manufacturing challenges are getting much smaller. I'm quickly realizing that this room is housed with necessary and unnecessary items.... Continue reading