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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
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I've been slowly plucking out small organization project ideas to place in and around our home. When I saw this picture on Pinterest, it was love at first sight. The area under our kitchen sink has always been nomads land.... Continue reading
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I'm trying to slow down and take in some summer because she always seems to blaze by so fast! I'm pondering thoughts of fresh new ideas for the shop. It' feels good to graze and slow down so that my... Continue reading
Ann, thank you. That chest turned out better than I thought it was going to. Always a happy turn of events when that happens. Thank you for dropping by and wishing you a great week ahead. Jill
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We're hot into summer at the modern apothecary shop! Shipments of pre-fall apparel will be beginning to surface soon. This Friday we'll be doing something we've never done. We typically only have one soap sale and that's after we come... Continue reading
Thanks, Sandy. The white shelf was purchased at Home Goods about a year ago. xo
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We finally finished our mini bathroom remodel! I don't know if you remember or not, but I refinished the dresser last summer in anticipation of the new bathroom. The wooden dresser houses our bath towels and sundries. I'm really happy... Continue reading
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Oh, I'm loving the new cotton whites that are arriving at the shop! We're getting another shipment next week. I'm also loving the fresh flowers, Queen Annes Lace that arrived last week. It's kind of fun to have the flower... Continue reading
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It's hard to put into words the gratitude and thankfulness that I feel today, but I'm going to give it a shot. Many of my friends have lost both parents and sometimes I feel guilty posting on social media pictures... Continue reading
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It's kind of fun to dig back through the archives and reminisce on past Bittersweet designs. Those were the days! Keep the faith. Jill Continue reading
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It's kind of fun to dig back through the archives and reminisce on past Bittersweet designs. Those were the days! Keep the faith. Jill Continue reading
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The Modern Apothecary shop is welcoming summer by offering crisp white blouses, dresses, and summer perfume! At home, we're in full speed ahead with home upgrades. We had a new front stoop and sidewalk installed. This particular project has been... Continue reading