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Soap | Linen | Bread.....

Soap | Linen | Bread.....

I have always been a "summer" type of girl but for some reason, I am anticipating autumn more than ever right now.  Maybe it is having a new appreciation for the changing of the seasons in Midwest Wisconsin or perhaps it is anticipation of something new and fresh.  In either case, I am ready for Autumn.

Monica, my soap creator, and I have been in touch almost daily lately as the Blue Cupboard line of soaps is in the curing phase.  I am over the moon with how they are coming together and will be so anxious to share them with you.  I have three unique scents all formulated to capture the attention of a very wide audience.  Having personally used these soaps in the kitchen, bath, and shower, I can honestly say, you will be as delighted with them as I am.  Here is a sneak peak of the  freshly poured "Wooden Spoon" scent....a unique take on a familiar kitchen fragrance...

Soon to follow will be the "Market" scent - just as the name implies, a beautiful orchestra of outdoor market fragrances.....also curing and deepening in color....

And lastly, a bar of "Fields"......

Fields is best described as the smell of the wind across a wide open oat field....clean and fresh....

Hopefully you are familiar with my mantra of always offering creations that I have not only used but also sincerely love and believe in, these soaps are no exception.  They will be ready in about 4 weeks and the waiting, for me, is the hardest part.

With Autumn comes baking.....specifically bread baking.  I am currently gathering my flour and yeast supplies as this year the focus will be on French types of breads.  Homemade Baguettes are first on the list with the steamed oven and the whole nine yards.  I am going to get proficient at using a Lame and bread couche cloth just to heighten the experience.  As I experiment with recipes and techniques, I will be certain to share the results!

What happens when you start baking bread and have a gorgeous roll of 100% European linen?  Why linen bread bags of course!  New towel colors, aprons, and other fun bundled surprises!!  I am taking Blue Cupboard | Purposeful Market to the heights that would make the company namesake, my Grandma, smile from ear to ear.  My Grandma had the most warm and awesome smile....followed by the best hugs in the world.  Yep, she is smiling already...

So please hang in there with me and know that when the curtain opens, I am so confident you will be delighted and hopefully smile too.

Stay Tuned!!

JoanMarie

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