Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Most of you have either met or know my mother Sandee Chase from her 20 years at The Potpourri House. Well, I’ve known her for a few years more, my whole life in fact which only amounts to an additional 15 years. I have never known a day without her and I count myself...

What is Family

What is Family

Family by definition is a group of one or more parents and their children living together as a unit.  While that is a traditional family unit, not all “families” look like this.  Today, families come in all shapes and sizes.  There is more to family than blood and a...

A day at market!

A day at market!

A Day At Market!   A day at market usually starts around 8 am with breakfast.  Keep in mind breakfast will be a working meal.  We discuss our purchases from the previous day and where our budget is standing.  We review where we need to purchase more products,...

Market ~ What does it take?

Market ~ What does it take?

What does it take?   Before I worked in retail, I often wondered what it took to get products into a store and ready for customer purchase.  I didn’t really understand what a process it is to accomplish this task.  Once I began working for The Potpourri House and...

Introducing Capri Blue

Introducing Capri Blue

Capri Blue is a designer, manufacturer, & marketer for branded home fragrance and bath & body products.  Their parent companies are Thymes and DPM Fragrance.  Capri Blue is at the intersection where fashion meets fragrance.  The styling of the packaging is...

Zucchini Muffins ~ veggies at breakfast

Zucchini Muffins ~ veggies at breakfast

Zucchini season will be here before we know it, so let's be ready to use those fresh zucchini.  This recipe can be made as a loaf as well.  You can add raisins, dried cranberries, or mini dark chocolate chips.  Personally, I mix 2 tablespoons of white sugar with 1/2...

Tough Week

Tough Week

It's been a tough week here in Tyler, our surrounding cities, our state, and several states around us.  People have huge clean-up and repairs that will have to be made.  They are saying this is the largest amount of damage, monetarily, in our state's history.  So yes...

Whipped Coffee

Whipped Coffee

Whipped Coffee 2 Tablespoons instant coffee 2 Tablespoons hot water 2 tablespoons white sugar milk This drink is super easy to make. In a bowl place 2 tablespoons of instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of regular sugar, and 2 tablespoons of hot water (just hot water from...

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Brownies Are you ready for some football?? Duncan Hines chewy fudge brownie mix 8 oz cream cheese 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup of sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare brownies per box instructions....

Retail Therapy- Enjoy and Feel Good

Retail Therapy- Enjoy and Feel Good

It's no secret that shopping for yourself — and even for other people — can feel good. After all, there's a reason why we call it "retail therapy." Not only are you walking away with items that'll improve your mood (and hopefully your life), you're also coming away...

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