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I can't believe it's August! This month is usually reserved for upcoming thoughts about autumn, but considering the north wind that's blowing through my office window, I find myself pondering those thoughts early. I say this with a throw draped... Continue reading
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It's not too early for this soap maker to be contemplating fall thoughts! In fact, our store has remnants of autumn shining through the new product creations and accents. Although I love and appreciate each Missouri season, Fall definitely glows... Continue reading
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Wow! Thanks for the wonderful emails and happy messages regarding my last post! I'm feeling the love! It has and continues to be an amazing journey and one that I'm eager to grow with the next chapter. I couldn't resist... Continue reading
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This post is filled with nostalgia. I'm reminiscing about Bittersweet's beginnings, and middle. We'll start with the beginning... It's Christmas 1996 and a package arrives at my front door. I bring the brown wrapped package inside and set it on... Continue reading
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We decided to plan a social distance getaway for a few days. We took a little vacation last summer here and we had eyed the tents when we stayed in a cabin in Camp Long Creek. This southern Missouri getaway... Continue reading
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We decided to plan a social distance getaway for a few days. We took a little vacation last summer here and we had eyed the tents when we stayed in a cabin in Camp Long Creek. This southern Missouri getaway... Continue reading
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Did you know that Bittersweet makes a wonderful line of zero waste home essentials? Of course, you do! I've gone on and on about shampoo bars and household cleaners and lavender linen spray for years! What you may not know... Continue reading
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The Feverfew has faded but new ideas are streaming. Introducing our Lake House series. I talked about this limited edition in the last post. It was expected to arrive in July but I managed to get it wrapped and available... Continue reading
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Summertime and the living is easy. At least that's the idea, right? Since our store re-opened we've been pondering summer thoughts like never before! We're ordering in some of our favorite pieces that we think should be shared because we... Continue reading
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Here at Bittersweet, our soap flavors are everchanging with the seasons. I can't say that there's a favorite season of soaps because each one brings new excitement to our menu. Summertime welcomes scents of coconut and sweet orange and favorite... Continue reading
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The first time I saw this image it was love at first sight! The modern design is clean looking and the proportions are well balanced. Then there's the topic of functionality. Since we've moved our store outside to the porch... Continue reading
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We enjoyed our fourth Saturday of Porch Apothecary. It was summer hot on Saturday, but our customers were cooled off with Ice Cold Lemonade and I made Gooey Butter Cookies. We're working on the release of New Soaps this week!... Continue reading
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It's hard to believe that June is knocking on our door! It feels as though there's been a time warp and that three months dragged on forever but at the same time it passed in a blink of an eye.... Continue reading
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Our Saturday Apothecary on the Porch has met my expectations twice fold! Thank you! We feel fortunate in having a store porch that accommodates our needs during these unpredictable times. Heather is sporting a more stylish approach to wearing a... Continue reading
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Our soft, smooth, safe re-opening on our porch left me overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude and content. We've got the first Porch Apothecary under our belts and it can only get better as time slowly creeps by during this awkward... Continue reading
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This is a raw post filled with a gamut of emotion. My take away.. Making decisions based on a mixed bag of feelings is one of the most challenging things I've ever done! Should you, would you, what if you... Continue reading
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I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it feels to be back at my store working! Even though we're not opening until later this month the mere idea of knowing that we're re-opening is encouraging and motivating. Stacks of... Continue reading
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Since we're spending more time at home and I'm finding myself yearning for fresh produce I'm growing lettuce and chard in pots on the porch. Did you know that chard is a superfood? You can cut the veins out and... Continue reading
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Are you like me during this crazy time and pulling out all the stops to clean and organize neglected rooms and cubbies? It's hard to put into words my feelings. The words that I want to use to describe my... Continue reading
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The New Spring Flavors are arriving weekly. We're not going to let a virus stop us from doing what we love! Violets and White Flower, Honeysuckle and Sage, Lemongrass and Basil are but a few of our latest offerings. Behind... Continue reading
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I've always been the type of girl that tries to find the good in everything. I believe that most humans possess the same way of thinking. That's the way we were made. After a time, sometimes we fall prey to... Continue reading
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Miss Elle doesn't understand why I'm home so much. We take afternoon walks and sit on the porch regularly. I can't recall how many years it's been since I've had the luxury of enjoying a day off. So for this... Continue reading
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Miss Elle doesn't understand why I'm home so much. We take afternoon walks and sit on the porch regularly. I can't recall how many years it's been since I've had the luxury of enjoying a day off. So for this... Continue reading
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It does help to take your mind off of things... I have been piled knee-deep in-studio goings-on. - The deep cleaning, de-cluttering of my workspace is finally finished! At least we're getting some mild sunny days. That helps to brighten... Continue reading
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I'm beginning to settle in to this new "Home Girl" way of life. My errand list is getting longer by the minute! It's quiet time and an opportunity to reflect upon one's self, which by the way, isn't too bad.... Continue reading