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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
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The spring air is filled with the gentle perfume of the peonies! I don't recall how long it's been since we've had such an earthy wet spring. So much rain has fallen here in Missouri and the extreme weather just... Continue reading
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We have admiration, for blues, and whites... Summer is coming! We're stocking new cotton tees and breezy blouses. Refined stripes, and natural hue colored wood necklaces. In love with our new Summer collections. We'll bring back our "Lake House", and... Continue reading
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We've been mixing and blending some amazing new perfumes and scents at the shop! I love it when a customer carefully chooses an oil blend that I'm reluctant to believe it will spin out into a lovely aroma and it... Continue reading
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Candy coated soap wrappings blend ever so nicely with beeswax sachets! This spring I discovered a local beekeeper that has been sharing their wax with Bittersweet. We use beeswax in most of our skin care products. It acts as a... Continue reading
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Our Spring has been filled with sunshine, ukeleles, lilacs and lots of green! This has been the best Spring in history! Like my dad would say, "we're having a good old fashioned spring." We haven't had one in so many... Continue reading
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The little web toe lemon yellow duck was a visitor last Easter. Such a treat to have a duckling visit your shop on Easter! The lilacs are in bloom! We have several mounds of lilac bushes painted with purple and... Continue reading