Author: Laura Kneib

Fads – They Happen

Fads – They Happen Fads have been coming and, thankfully, going throughout history. Today those fads have folks removing hair from some parts of their bodies and having it put on in others. They poke holes in their skin, add jewelry to those places and then color the rest. Some of these fads fade away, […]

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A Sister in Italy

My sister, not a nun-type sister, but a sister all the same, is in Italy for a month; and, she is hanging out with her daughter, Sam and their priest, Father John. I have been checking the weather each day in Rome while they are there and can’t help wondering what it is like; what […]

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Good Grief! You’ve got to be kidding me.

A young family and child came into the shop a few days ago. The child had a shiny object in hand and was making it spin constantly. I have since learned that said object is a Fidget Spinner, has no earthly purpose, save being spun around and no doubt the most useless item I have […]

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Soap Making Workshops!

Soap Making Workshops We finally have space to hold soap making workshops again. We will be able to set up for 10, yes 10 wanna be soap makers. I’ve been waiting to do this for 4 years! Yippee! We secured vintage tables from the Admiral Theatre’s rummage sale. Wicked-cool tables for formica… fairly indestructible, which […]

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Holly Berries & Mr. and Mrs. Robin

I was just sitting on the porch with the girls, Molly and young Miss Nellie, our cocker spaniels and watching the world wake up. It was quiet so even the quietest of sounds were making themselves known. Next I knew, all three of us were watching the holy tree’s branches moving by the hopping around […]

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St. Patrick’s Day – Buy Local

Here in Downtown Bremerton we are having our 26th Annual St. Pat’s Parade on Saturday, March 18, 2017; rain or shine. Details: Time to get your Irish on and celebrate this fun community tradition. Sponsored by Olympic College Foundation. Parade steps off at 11am at 6th and Pacific. Heads south on Pacific to Fourth Street. Turning […]

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Earth-friendly ways of F.R.O.G. Soap

What a nifty article by Seraine Page, Freelance writer. She wrote the article for Planet Earth and it was picked up by truthout.org. Please share this with your friends and family. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38894-from-grease-to-soap-how-one-woman-is-repurposing-used-oil 

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The Holiday Gift & Food Fair

Holiday Gift & Food Fair The Olympic Peninsula’s 29th Annual “Holiday Gift and Food Fair” is scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 18, 19, & 20, the weekend before Thanksgiving.  We’ll be there, so come on down and see us! This show is the largest and most spectacular show of this type under one […]

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Enterprise Mfg. No. 0 Coffee Grinder!

Meet our new/old Enterprise Mfg. No. 0 coffee grinder. Not quite steamy and hot off the shelf technology, because it was made in the late 1800’s, but it works beautifully. No electricity necessary, just arm power. Pick your grind from very coarse to very fine espresso by a twist of a thumbscrew and you are […]

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15% off Halloween Items at the Shop!

Halloween is just about here, and we’ve got some great soap made expressly for the occasion! We’ve got Candy Corn Soap that looks and smells like the real deal, but it’s about 4 inches high and 3 inches wide, and crazy good bar of soap. Scented with Lemon, Orange and Vanilla Essential Oils, it is […]

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