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The weekly planner is beginning to fill, and the fall, winter soap manufacturing has begun! It's hard to imagine holiday thoughts in July, but Bittersweet wraps ourselves in cinnamon, pear, clove, and vanilla this time of year in preparation for... Continue reading
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Having grown up in small town America was a blessing that was overlooked when I was a kid. But now that I'm an adult I realize just how lucky I was! We were an outdoor family so we spent lots... Continue reading
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We happily loaded our car and headed south to the Natural State over the Fourth. My mom loved it here! So much that when she packed her car to visit one day she ended up staying! Eureka Springs has always... Continue reading
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It would be hard for me to imagine a world without flowers or fragrance! The beautiful blooms that I've been cutting to bring indoors remind me of just how much beauty both bring into the world, and have had such... Continue reading
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You know how I've mentioned before how if I weren't a soap maker manage an apothecary store, I'd be a flower shop girl. When I construct the Bohemian bouquets I'm reminded of those thoughts. I started slipping in wood flowers... Continue reading
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Whew! What a wild week this has been! Wildly busy and fast moving, and exciting while being among friends and genuinely good humans. While browsing Pinterest I happened upon the Gratitude Scavenger Hunt List and thought it to be a... Continue reading
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We did it! Our Porch Sale kicked off on Thursday and we sold out by late Saturday afternoon! Honestly, the unique items, garment sale rack, and fill your bag with soap is such an amazing sale I would think it... Continue reading
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It's been quiet today. These willow soft early summer days are appreciated and cherished. I don't know if it's ever going to stop raining! Every time I make plans to finish getting my herbs and flowers into the ground, it... Continue reading
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The clock is ticking and this soap girl is whipping around like there ain't no tomorrow in preparation for The Big Porch Sale! It's been a few years since I've hosted a sale at the shop so I'm a little... Continue reading
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I ended up having a free afternoon, and so I was taking advantage of the idle time just typing along and sharing this weeks updates and bam! The electricity went out! During the hour or so that it was out... Continue reading
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Spring is here! Change a corner! During my decorating frenzy at home I'm realizing how important it is to start with a small corner as a starting point to complete the rest of the room. Small corners are, well small,... Continue reading
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This has been a fast paced spring week! Boho Bouquets, Mushrooms, May Day, New Product Packaging, Home Remodel, and New Plants for our home. I'll start from the beginning. The recent addition of the the Boho Bouquets at our shop... Continue reading
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Our lilac bushes are blooming. We managed to cut a few blooms before the spring snow and freeze. It's always a lovely thing when you can bring fresh flowers into your home that you grew. Our bushes were dug up... Continue reading
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My last post touched on how much I love live plants in the home. We're lucky to have lots of windows in our 1921 home so the plants that I've had for years have thrived and felt right at home.... Continue reading
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I ordered fresh jasmine and eucalyptus for the shop. Both plants are two of my favorites! The jasmine sits across from our checkout table so that I can really take in its beauty as I wait on customers. Spring! A... Continue reading
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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