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Simply said, but the phrase holds true. You will encounter creative blocks every now and then, but just as with anything else, you rally on and discover your creations evolve just like you do, not without failures and inconsistencies. It's... Continue reading
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We're winding down the final odds and ends at our door store. We're still awaiting our signage, but everything else is upon completion. New formulations have been transferred from paper into an actual hold in your hand. The aesthetics of... Continue reading
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This soap maker has been working at her store all week and she's happy to say that the tweaking is winding down! I'm loving the wide-open space and the re-do stood up to my expectations I know not to ponder... Continue reading
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Boy am I sure enjoying a break from the store! I hadn't really added up the days off until now and realize how fast those days off run full speed ahead. I've been on break for a little over one... Continue reading
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The holidays are here! I can't believe it, but it's here! The store is officially closed for a long winter's nap and our home sweet home is prepping for a Christmas Eve celebration. Maybe you already know the meaning behind... Continue reading
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Our first snow of the season is falling. I love the first snow! I received one of my new camera lens in the mail yesterday so I captured a few first snow shots at our home. My father hosts a... Continue reading
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I've been working on our 2020 products in between fulfilling store inventory. The legend helps to describe me as a soap maker and it's part of the "turning over a new leaf" designs and ideas. I usually always write in... Continue reading
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Once again our wonderful customers showed their patronage by participating in Shop Small Day at Bittersweet Soap + Apothecary. I am honored to have you as customers! I've been thinking hard about such things and as I reminisce about the... Continue reading
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This week marks the beginning of what I call - Zip! Thanksgiving and then the day after, Small Business Saturday and our hand made inventory will be gone in a flash! The following weekend we host our annual Holiday Open... Continue reading
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Here at Bittersweet, we believe that gift-giving is soulfully received as art. After all, your faithful friend or family member deserves to be the recipient of something as special and dear as they are to you! Our products and artisan... Continue reading
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It's hard to believe that our store is only open twenty-four more days before Christmas! I'm pinching myself as I type this post. I don't want to miss one moment of this beautiful time of year. We're spreading some good... Continue reading
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Welcome you, the Merry month of November! We have both frost and snow on our pumpkins! Our shop is decked out for the fast-approaching holidays. It seems to come in a flash! Here at Bittersweet, we try to slow it... Continue reading
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Seriously, we can be pretty darn hard on ourselves sometimes, wouldn't you agree? Let us stop being so critical of ourselves and take time to appreciate each moment whether that be a good moment or a bad one. Each of... Continue reading
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The days are becoming crisper! Fall and winter spices fill the air, along with the savory wave of pumpkin bread baking in the oven. We've been digging through our Christmas stash and pulling out some of our favorite shop displays.... Continue reading
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We are fond of gathering natural elements and incorporating them into our fall displays. Pine cones, dried orange peel, and cinnamon sticks are a few of our favorite fall, winter accessories! Our fall lines also carry the natural theme. Star... Continue reading
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As you slow down, take a deep breath and take in its beauty one minute at a time. We traveled over the Missouri hills and landed upon the beautiful Ouachita mountains. Our cabin was amazing! The days were filled with... Continue reading
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I believe we're onto something good! The past few days I've been working on the development of a Podcast. The radio keeps drawing me back! We had a three-year run hosting our own show and the last one was a... Continue reading
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That phrase must have been borrowed from the Bittersweet Book! I have always felt that Bittersweet resembled a small kingdom. It's difficult to explain my business philosophies because there are so many. That might possibly be the reason it's challenging... Continue reading
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I wish we could have fashion shows every fall! Last fall we had a great group of models and everyone seemed to enjoy one another. My fashion style changes all the time. I'm not as attracted to trend pieces as... Continue reading
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Welcome, September! I'm so happy you're here! The soap chronology is completed and the introduction of our popular Pumpkin Spice Soap is just a few days from today. September rolls in birthdays, cabin getaways and favorite fall scents. We've added... Continue reading
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What is it about this rich color? I'm a plum fall girl! I've been juicing every morning and guess what kind of fruit I've been adding? Yep, you guessed it, plums! I'm absolutely in love with our fall lines. This... Continue reading
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Source: Pinterest As a shop owner, I'm constantly wanting to know about future trends in fashion. Every season I browse Pinterest for upcoming fashion announcements. This year if I were to pick the top three they'd be, Animal Print, Plaid,... Continue reading
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Soon, very soon, the summer apothecary will be replaced with fresh fall lotion bars, dreamy tones of copper and browns. I'm pushing summer away and grabbing onto autumn. Mainly because it's so darn sultry and uncomfortable outdoors here in Missouri.... Continue reading
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Every August about this time I get the bug. Fall bug is contagious and spreads its fever like a wildfire. I have caught it! Sunflowers, Cotton, and Lavender are segueing and welcoming the next glorious season. I love fall most... Continue reading
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Shop owners are always moving one pace ahead of everyone else. The seasons change almost with a blink of the eye! I'm always required to slow down and take some time to enjoy the present. I'm getting better at doing... Continue reading