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I'm hoping to create memories for a December to remember... Realizing that each day is a gift and that the fondest of memories are formed from the simplest of things and the tiniest moment. The shop is fast paced this... Continue reading
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I've been spending some time on Pinterest. It starts out just a teeny tiny browse session, then next thing I know, it turns into a browse marathon! I was excited to see that Bittersweet has over forty-thousand monthly views! It's... Continue reading
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I love introducing new scents at the shop. We're introducing several new ones on December 1. Believe it or not, planning is already being pondered for new spring soaps and sundries. What? It's not even Christmas! I know dear friend,... Continue reading
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So many kind folks come out for this special day. I'm always in awe over the people their passion for shopping small and the strong smiles. We've been wrapping soap day and night! Items we've needed have been hijacked by... Continue reading
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Sometimes it feels appropriate to just sit and be thankful. Sometimes it feels appropriate to slow down and have time to be thankful. This soap maker is thankful for many, many things, including my family, , health, freedom, and home.... Continue reading
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This time of year always seems to appear overnight! I've mentioned time and time again about how being a shop proprietress is a career that runs at warp speed. Once the holiday season rolls around it cracks the whip even... Continue reading
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Who knew that making paper bows would complete you! Well, maybe not, but they are fun to make. Great idea for the holidays, or maybe to clip on a tree or garland. I found this link and printed the template... Continue reading
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Our world is filled with good and bad, and ugly. It always will be, and there's really nothing you can do to change that, however... Every chance you get, opportunity or even if it's a brief second to simply say... Continue reading
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Above Photos Courtesy of A J S Photography-KC With the Fashion Show under our belts, we're focusing now on the beautiful holiday season. We're working on new gift packaging and on the home front we're scrambling to get prepared for... Continue reading
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I'm longing to hold onto this velvet season. However, shop life is always ahead of its time, and the seasons come and they go, almost as quickly as they appear. The shop has a short tour of fall duty, and... Continue reading
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Much fun was to be had at the Bittersweet Fashion Show! It's always nice to plan an event and then when you go live everything falls perfectly in place. That was this event. The models were spectacular! We should be... Continue reading
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We've been planning for months and it's finally here! The weatherman predicts buckets of rain on Saturday, but the show must go on! We're going to pack our shop porch with oodles of Fall Fashion Show Attendees. I believe we're... Continue reading
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It's Fall Festival time of year. This event offers up a mixed bag of feelings. Some good, some not so good. When I used to have my shop on the downtown square the festival meant no business. My customers stay... Continue reading
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We're heavy into the aroma of autumn. Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cardoman, Apple, and an auxiliary of spicy blends. The holiday soap manufacturing has commenced too! I admire each Missouri season, but autumn glows the brightest with her crimson and... Continue reading
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Autumn seems to appear and disappear so quickly. I always try to extend the season by introducing it early at both our home and the shop. I visited our local garden center to pick up some mum plants and they... Continue reading
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Wouldn't it be nice to know that you're wearing the most flattering color? We think so. Through the month of September and October included with your purchase a handy reference card to assist you in choosing your season. We're excited!... Continue reading
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Have you ever made these? You'll need piping tips for the shape and size. They are not difficult to make and your kids, grandkids will love you! Moon Flowers throw an amazing perfume! Super easy to start by seed. Be... Continue reading
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Fall, glorious fall! The season come and goes so fast, and we really love to embrace the moment for as long as we can. Even though it's the middle of August our mood is surrounded by autumn. Since opening the... Continue reading
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Autumn production has started and the shop has a crisp coat of butternut hues. Fuzzy sweaters and leather satchels, velvet accessories, and sparkling jewels capture your attention. The fuzzy sweaters our neatly hanging on the dress racks in the back... Continue reading
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It is true, I love making things! In fact, I was just thinking the other day about how come one is supposed to retire once they reach a certain age? My thought is, why would you stop doing what you... Continue reading
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We're planning a fun-filled day. Christmas in July promises to bring fun and our much-awaited Pumpkin Spice Soap. Giveaways and if you sport a Christmas shirt, hat, jewelry, whatever, as long as it's Christmas related you're going to receive a... Continue reading
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Few things shine brighter than a flowering zinnia! This was the first year that I planted purchased seeds instead of leftover recycled ones. I have to tell you, I'm a bit disappointed with the purchased seeds. The package read Giant,... Continue reading
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We just got in a box of these! May I just tell you that I'm obsessed with overalls lately. Short overalls, long, dress overalls, anything overalls. Overalls with calico straps, which by the way, are almost non-existent. I even visited... Continue reading
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I would think it safe to say that mounds and piles of soap stacked upon one another are eye candy to a soap maker. We sure are whipping up the soap! We've also started live sampling of a variety of... Continue reading
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Where have all the flowers gone? Long time passing Where have all the flowers gone? Long time ago Where have all the flowers gone? Girls have picked them every one When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?... Continue reading