Category Archives: Prattle

A day in the country

So this was my view for most of Sunday… For the most part, my work days are split between my disaster of a desk, my far-too-small kitchen, & The Pit (my badly-lit basement). But sometimes all that effort pays off, … Continue reading

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Treasury Time: Hot fun in the summertime…

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Gooseberry Beach

By now some of you will be getting your orders placed while I was away on vacation, & are finding the surprise sample I tucked in for you… My husband & son & I escaped to Rhode Island for a … Continue reading

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I find it more than a little bittersweet that I launched a scent inspired by my love of reading just as the sun began to set on one of the giants of retail books. For those of you who missed … Continue reading

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Yeah it’s a bit of a spoiler, but this was just too gorgeous not to share… Avast! & Beach Glass will be live July 1st

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Announcing: The Great Leap Forward

As many of you already know, I’ve been a slave to two mistresses since starting Paintbox Soapworks. For the past 6 years, I’ve been spending the bulk of my weekdays at my desk job, senior account manager for a database … Continue reading

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What goes on in your mind?

Most days, my mind is a bird. It flits & flutters, alighting on a thought often for barely a moment before taking wing again. I have more ideas than I know what to do with, & I wake up with … Continue reading

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