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Bittersweet's blog depicts inspirational ideas and creative endeavors that are connected and centered around the goings on of a cottage business entrepreneur. The past nineteen years have been spent manufacturing and creating artisan soaps and sundries under the name Bittersweet.
The items I make are featured at my brick and mortar shop located in a beautiful century old home in my historic town, Liberty Missouri. I also host a radio show called the Jill & Jules Show.

My childhood was woven and nourished with artisan heritage. The passionate feelings I associate with creating are connected by influential woman in my life. These women possessed an array of unique individual skills and talents that influenced me early on. My mother, Alice, a published writer, my sweet grandmother, Lola, a restaurateur, my great aunt, Enid, a seamstress, and my aunt Vivian, a soap maker.

People often ask me where the name Bittersweet came from. My beautiful soft spoken mother suggested the name. Soon after creating the name she passed away from leukemia. Little did I know then how years later the word would echo a soulful new meaning.

Bittersweet Soap has been featured on Home & Garden television and included in the goody bags at both the Emmy’s and American Music awards.

Bittersweet blog was born ten years ago.
Although I don't consider myself a professional writer, I do love to write! One of these days, I'm going to write a book containing my blog entries. Those book thoughts will remain on the back burner simmering. A hand made life occupies most of my time.

Bittersweet participates in a variety of social media sites and in addition to this blog has two sister blogs, Calico Petals and Fussy French.
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Thank you,

Jill McDowell