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Pamper Mom with a Handmade Gift from the Heart

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Shops may be shuttered, but small island businesses are still working to make handmade gifts that will let the moms in your life know they are loved, right down to the one of a kind handmade gift enclosure. A few of us have conspired to create a care package that pampers moms of all ages, and another one that celebrates the spring gardening season. 

It's not too late to secure your order! 

Ordering deadline for local pick up is Thursday,, May 7. We offer local pickup on our studio porch Friday or Saturday, May 8-9 (or another day by prearrangement)

We ship! Ship deadline is Tuesday, May 5

Sweetlife will be pleased to deliver pre-ordered gifts to the Bainbridge Island senior living residences Saturday, May 9

Sweet Necessities 

Artisan soap, Creme de Shea face and hand creme from Sweetlife Farm 
1/2 lb Milk Chocolate Fudge from Bon Bon Candies
Everlasting Nosegay/Tussy Mussy from Paulsen Farm
One of a kind Gift Enclosure by Lynn Green



Spring Gardener's Gift

Potted Chives and lathe cut Plant Marker from Paulsen Farm
Gardener's Soap, Bee Balm Lotion Bar, Cuticle Superfood and Seed Packet from Sweetlife Farm
Nail Brush
One of a kind Gift Enclosure from Lynn Green



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