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We're freefalling at both our home and at the shop! After all when the electricity goes out for seven hours what do you expect a girl to do? We're getting so close to the next glorious season, that I can... Continue reading
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Our home is old-fashioned in so many ways. For example, we don't have a microwave and my ice is cracked by hand, not by a machine. You're probably asking yourself why am I telling you this? Not having a microwave... Continue reading
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The dog days of summer are urging me and encouraging me to be eager for fall. Just saying. When I chat with customers they have similar thoughts. We're all so tired of the heat of this summer. Some summers are... Continue reading
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I'm just going, to be honest, and declare from the top of the hills that I can't wait for fall! We've carefully curated our fall clothing collection and we believe it is by far the best that's ever been presented.... Continue reading
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Have you ever had a week or maybe a day that's just peachy? I know that you have. This past week was indeed "peachy." Our peachy week was not only hunky-dory in the sense of peachy, but there was the... Continue reading
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In the last post, I explained the story of the tumbleweed. Here it is! I've been getting all kinds of questions about the giant tumbleweed. Believe it or not, you can order these desert creatures online. They are available in... Continue reading
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It's a requirement to nourish and admire inspiration that comes from memories. At least I believe that you should. My grandmother Christine lived in Las Vegas when I was a young girl. Every summer my family would travel across the... Continue reading
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The goodness of summer blooms is about to reach its peak! The lavender is buzzing with hundreds of bees. Every time I walk by the rows of aromatic lavender the bees swarm around me like a bee parade. I love... Continue reading
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I'm beyond excited! Everyone is loving the new collections, and I'll just say that you're keeping me busy replenishing inventory. Thank you, and I'm thrilled that you love it! My gardens haven't peaked yet, but they're getting close. The Bittersweet... Continue reading
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There are many things this man has graciously taught me through the years which in turn have guided me to make good decisions. I can't imagine my life without my dad, this dad! His wisdom comes from experience and his... Continue reading
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The Ruby Slipper Hydrangea starts out snow-white but transforms into a scarlet once the days cool. The blooms smell like honey! I love this new bush! We planted them last fall. Lavender sprigs popped out on the sides. Love that... Continue reading
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I feel like it's been a blur of a weekend! Friday as we were starting the porch sale our entire checkout system crashed! It took me a while to get it resolved. We finally got one machine working but our... Continue reading
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Last Sunday I hooked up our clothesline. We have one of those pulls and hook set-ups. The memories that are wrapped up in fresh clothesline linens and old-fashioned clothes pins put a smile on my face. When I was a... Continue reading
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It's a quiet and peaceful Sunday. Very much how I would imagine Sunday to be. Even though there's a stack of orders to be filled and my dining room table has a bamboo trellis and plastic tomato stakes spread all... Continue reading
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It's a rainy back- to- being- spring morning. The wind is blowing from the north and all is well this Sunday. We've been experiencing a heatwave in May. Most people that I talk to including myself are not a fan... Continue reading
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Oh boy, I really did want to play hooky yesterday! The sun was out and the mild Hawaii temperatures were calling my name. I ended up going in but really was yearning to be sitting on the deck basking in... Continue reading
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Happy May Day! I was browsing through archive pictures on my computer and noticed under the file name May Day, past invitations were several pages long. I guess we've had twenty-five May Day Celebrations over the years at Bittersweet. The... Continue reading
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Helena said it well... Well, it's here! Our twenty-five-year anniversary has already officially arrived, but we will be celebrating at our shop this Friday and Saturday. I'm not sure how twenty-five years buzz by, but I'm appreciative of each and... Continue reading
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The cherry blossoms are blooming! We are experiencing a late spring here in Missouri. Usually, by this time, everything is in full bloom, but I'm thinking it's going to hit all at once and then get hot. They say if... Continue reading
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Well, well, I did something that was not forecasted, I set a deadline for the book that I'm writing. Then after considering the idea of writing a second book, a cookbook, I set deadline number two. So I have two... Continue reading
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It's been a whirlwind of a week! There are bits and pieces of it still floating in my mind. The shop undertook a SPRING update and I'm proud to announce that the changing of the shop was completed in two... Continue reading
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I believe that one should nourish their mind, body, and spirit. You're probably saying to yourself, well who doesn't want that? It's not difficult to get wrapped up in everyday life to the extent that you sometimes neglect yourself. You... Continue reading
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We're getting some warm and rainy spring this week. I fertilized the yard and started cleaning out my flower beds just so I'll have a jump on things. This week is also a busy week of soap manufacturing. What the... Continue reading
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First, let me please say that with the current unsettled climate that surrounds us, I'm leaning towards prayer and hope, and I feel blessed to have the freedom to share both whenever I can. I try not to take anything... Continue reading
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Yes, it's back! Our popular Cilantro and Lime Cleansing Bar is once again hitting the shelves! This invigorating Soap will happily take you into Spring. Added to our soap menu and back again, Charcoal, and Oats & Goats. Both of... Continue reading