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We've put off home projects and I'm really wanting to jump in and get some of them completed. We're remodeling our living room with fresh paint, floor tiles, and clean windows! Our home was built in 1921 and has a... Continue reading
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There was a day when Bittersweet hosted fashion shows and special events! We're happy to announce that we'll be hosting our May Day Celebration this year! I just ordered postcards for this event and if you frequent our apothecary shop... Continue reading
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I feel like a kid in a candy store when making the everlasting bouquets! We added wood flowers to our posies and the texture and creamy hues offer the perfect touch to completing these unique bouquets. There are no words... Continue reading
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It's been a week of wonder! Pink tulips graced the shop with their beauty. I love having fresh flowers in the shop. They mingle quite well with artisan soap and such. Our dining room table is overflowing with everlasting goodness!... Continue reading
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Who doesn't like French toast smothered in real maple syrup? Who, I ask... Since today was planned as a prepare tax day, I believe French toast was the perfect choice for Sunday brunch at our house. Then there's the sunshine... Continue reading
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The other day a friend sent me a copy of an ingredient label from a jar of body cream that another friend of hers was raving about. She was asking my opinion on whether the ingredients in the cream were... Continue reading
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Things are moving pretty darn fast at Bittersweet. This soap maker is whipping it and wrapping it up! I'm introducing some new lines that will gently glide into spring and summer. I know that I always say how excited that... Continue reading
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Winter has sunk its heels in the midwest with brutal cold. I kind of know what it feels like to live in Antarctica after experiencing this unusual long wave of extreme winter weather. It makes me yearn for spring even... Continue reading
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Here at Bittersweet, we're dreaming about Spring! As I gaze out my office window the landscape has been transformed to white and it's so darn cold it feels as though I'm living in the Arctic! What better than to dream... Continue reading
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The calendar turned to February and since it's February it seemed like a great time to welcome a New Skin Care Essential! We will soon be lining our apothecary shelves with an aromatic Rosewater Body Creme that is not only... Continue reading
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Bittersweet is getting super excited to share our latest findings with our customers on Saturday! The Bittersweet Spring Twenty-One Collections even have me worked up! We're launching some items that will not only spruce up your wardrobe but also soothe... Continue reading
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The years come and they go and sunbeams of love shine through the casting shadows of new ideas. Over the years, the past twenty-three to be exact, I've learned to celebrate my loved ones by merging their memories into new... Continue reading
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It's a behind the scenes week at Bittersweet. Winter break is spent working at home developing new formulations and natural blends. The season's change and so does Bittersweet. I'm always amazed at how each new season brings with it inspiration.... Continue reading
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I mentioned in my last post how it feels as though Bittersweet is starting over after the holidays. We usually sell out of soap so that means the process of starting over with manufacturing does indeed, start over! So that... Continue reading
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I love the slowness of winter! The way the sun seems to shine brighter on a cold winter day. The scent of candles flowing through our home. A mountain of books just sitting, waiting, while reminding me they're there if... Continue reading
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We sold out of soap on Saturday! Every holiday season I make a projection on the number of bars needed to fulfill online orders and door store customers. I used to work for a small book fair company and I... Continue reading
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On Dec. 21, the winter solstice, two planets will appear nearly aligned, resulting in an event so uncommon it's befitting of the saying. At one time, astronomers may have felt it so closely resembled a Christmas miracle — or, perhaps,... Continue reading
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After the rush of holiday shoppers on Saturday, I turned over the open sign, dimmed the lights and turned up the Christmas music, and simply sat and reflected as I assembled bundles of Holiday Soap and other assortments of Bittersweets... Continue reading
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It's a holiday tradition to capture our Small Business Saturday. Quite honestly, I had no idea what the day was going to be like considering the current climate. To my surprise, the day was nothing short of perfect! The attendees... Continue reading
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It's the little things, right? How about painting your nails with holiday red! While it's fast and furious at my store, and the holiday frenzy is circling around my head like a smoke circle, I'm thankful, calm, and joyful. A... Continue reading
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Wow! It seems most of you are knocking out your Christmas lists early this year! In fact, we've never seen this kind of surge in early shopping. We know it's not a year like any other. It's all keeping me... Continue reading
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Well, I'm pretty sure that I am persnickety! Fussy, overfastidious, particular, whichever word you choose there's a lot of us in this big wide world! When designing Bittersweets those thoughts are gently folded into each and every choice of ribbon,... Continue reading
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With all the disappointments and despair in our world, it reassuring to ponder thoughts of joy. This season I was inspired by it all! Through that unusual inspiration comes Joy To The World. Each of us could use some extra... Continue reading
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Boy oh boy! Or in this case, girl oh girl! We're scurrying around moving fast and each move that we make has a purpose and completion. It feels like as soon as the calendar turns the page to November so... Continue reading
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I started harvesting the lavender! It was a joy to cut fat bundles that filled my arms with their perfumed goodness! I'm going to mix and mingle the bundles into our holiday designs at the store. If you frequent the... Continue reading