San Antonio Magazine’s BEST OF THE CITY Contest!!!

I kept a secret for almost two months!  A BIG secret!!! San Antonio Magazine reached out to me the first week of January, with a note about how impressed they were that I found ways to connect with people despite all that 2020 brought, that I pulled together this community of makers, and that we outlasted covid.  They wanted to give Handmade on Main an Editor's Choice award in their…

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Shop Boerne ▪ Shop Local ▪ Shop Small

This week has been HARD.  On SO many around us. From being without electricity, being without power, the vehicle accidents, roof leaks, days without sales, events cancelled, running out of groceries, worrying about friends and family away from us, busted pipes, and more.  Poor Texas; poor Boerne. Especially after the year that covid gave us, especially for small businesses, these times are making us stronger or crushing us.  I've seen…

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Picking Apart Our New Body Butters

I've been so excited about our body butter release!  Light, fluffy, moisturizing, airy, hydrating, whipped goodness in a jar! Right now, we do have some Limited Edition Milk Chocolate jars left, since Chocolate Walk didn't happen last Saturday.  But I do expect to sell those out soon.  For everyday, we'll have Soothing Lavender on the shelves. I'm hoping everyone loves and enjoys them!  And that everyone's skin benefits from these nourishing ingredients. …

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Deconstructing Again!

So now I'm deconstructing my hand cleansers! (our germ-fighting, antibacterial, moisturizing, sanitizer sprays) Ingredients: isopropyl alcohol, aloe vera liquid, vitamin E oil, lemon essential oil, doTERRA's OnGuard essential oils blend   ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL For our hand sanitizer, our recipe had to be formulated around 70% alcohol.  That's probably the only thing you want to have that much isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) in it.  😉  But what else can you do…

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What Else Can You Make?

A few days ago I posted about our wild rose MILK BATH.  Made with just powdered goats milk, epsom salt, and rose essential oil... it's an incredibly luxurious, hydrating, pampering, moisturizing, and wonderful self-care product! Today, I wanted to talk about the ingredients.  And what else you might be able to DIY around the house, with these items.         POWDERED GOATS MILK For me, I only use…

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Get Ready for Valentine’s Day!!! (or a Galentine’s Get-Together)

💗 If you didn't see my social media posts on Sunday, here's a quick review: I formulated, whipped, tested, and thoroughly enjoyed my first body butter.  So I moved to get it on my shelves.  And I added it to some new gift sets! 1- We now carry body butter!  {insert happy dance}  I printed 50 limited edition milk chocolate labels, just for Valentine's Day.  When they're gone, they're gone. …

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TRAVEL TEXAS (Christmas Edition: The Panhandle)

This all started with instagram, as most of my stories do, these days.  Unique destination after beautiful location, after cool experience after another!  So I had plenty of screenshots on my phone to help me get ready for this year's annual Bierstedt/Anderson Christmas Vacation!   Sunday The roadtrip began with a 4.5 hour drive to Monahans Sandhills State Park.  We arrived, checked in, rented our discs.  Then we hit the…

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A Handmade Christmas Gift Guide

You've heard me shouting from the rooftops, right?  About how important it is (more than ever!) to shop small, stay loyal to local, and support handmade?  I'm sure you've heard! So, for my first year ever, I've pulled together a simple and straight-forward gift guide from a handful of local makers, entrepreneurs, and boss babes (from our Handmade on Main shop)...         FROM SCRATCH FARM I'm the…

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Let There Be Workshops!!! Let There Be Markets!!!

I'm ready!  And even though it's way fewer than what I should be participating in at this time of year.... let's do this!   Friday, August 21st THE POP-UP St. Paul's Square from 6:oo to 9:00 Free outdoor market, with some of the best pop-ups from the area. https://www.instagram.com/thepopupsatx/     Sunday, August 30th 8/30 IN THE 830 Handmade on Main from 4:00 to 9:00 4:00 to 6:00.  Learn the…

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