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February Celebrations!

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday!  If you need a great gift – you can find it here!

We have a shelf area that includes SallyeAnder Soaps; Camille Beckman body soaps, lotions and glycerine hand therapy; magnets, lotion or soap pump bottles and more. Everything on this rack is 50% off!!

Great products — some discontinued items — some overstock — Great prices!

Remaining fall and winter Door County Coffee pillow packs also on sale 1/2 off — that’s $1.00 for a delicious, whole pot of coffee!

And . . . new spring florals coming in this week!

February is our anniversary month.  We’ve been in business 14 years!  We appreciate all of our customers who have made this possible ♥♥♥   Mark your calendar and save this date – February 23 – 26, we’re having a party!  Stop in that weekend to share in the celebration – cake, dip and coffee sampling, door prizes, and – if you have a rewards card on file with us – we’ll add $20 to your card (one time) with your purchase!!

Also, during the month of February, we are collecting food for Ruth’s Harvest:

When you come to shop in February, bring along food or monetary donations to be shared with Ruth’s Harvest Backpack program which benefits children in our local elementary schools. Share the love. Check out here what you can do to help:   

Ruth’s Harvest needs donations of food in INDIVIDUAL serving sizes that need NO refrigeration such as:
V-8 Juice or 100% Orange Juice; Chicken, Ham, or Tuna salad cans or kits; Single-serving Peanut Butter; Single-serving Teddy Grahams, Animal Crackers, Goldfish; Oatmeal; Fruit Cups, Canned Fruit, Roll-ups, Pudding; Canned & cup individual-sized Ravioli, Soup, Stews, Chili; Canned single-serving Vegetables; Microwave Popcorn; Pouched Fruit Drinks; Non-refrigerated Milk.
The need of this outreach effort is constant.


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Our local area is recognizing 2 big anniversaries this summer.  This month, Hanover is celebrating its founding – its 250th birthday! And along with that, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg took place 150 years ago in July.  A few days before that well known event happened, there was a lesser known, but important skirmish in Hanover

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This week Americans all over celebrate Flag Day on June 14.   In many towns, there will be events honoring the history and symbolism of our country’s flag.  And of course, the Fourth of July is a big celebration of independence in most cities and towns across the United States.   At A Bit of Country on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we have all our flags and buntings on sale at 15% off our everyday prices! 

What’s a birthday celebration without candles – and a 250th birthday deserves alot of candles!  Right now, we have our string taper pairs on sale and beginning on June 25, all of our in-stock (wax) candles will be on sale thru July 5th!  If you need candles now, or will need them in the future, stop by to see the selection we have and take advantage of the great prices!

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You are cordially invited to join us
February 22, 23, 24 2013

to help celebrate

10 years in business!

Stop in all weekend for cake, coffee and other munchies.

As our thank you for your continued support, we will add

$20.00 to your rewards card (one time) with any purchase you

make during our celebration weekend.

Don’t have our rewards card?  Sign up when you come in!

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Groundhog Day is a big deal — at least here in Pennsylvania.  There must be at least 5 prognosticating groundhogs around the state that ‘determine’ if we will continue with six more weeks of winter or have an early spring!  If the six more weeks of winter will be like the last six weeks, it won’t be so bad.

February is a transition month for us — we are anxious to leave winter behind us and move on to spring. And even with the milder weather this winter, it seems many of you feel the same. As we restock our shelves, you will see a trend to bright and springy things . . . some photos of what we’ve been up to:

Last post we mentioned that February is our anniversary month.  We’ve been in business for 9 years this month and we are going to celebrate that in two weeks!  You are invited to stop by February 10 – 13 for some goodies and giveaways as our way of thanking you for supporting us all thru these years!

February is also the month we preorder for American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days featuring Shar N. Hope with a bunch of daffodils.   Here is a link to ACS ‘s Daffodil Days so you can see this year’s bear.  We will also preorder daffodils to be picked up in March @ $10.oo a bunch.  Stop by or give us a call for details and to place an order.  We can ship a bear if you don’t live nearby!

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Did you know we have a birthday club?  We’ve mentioned it a few times . . . we send out birthday cards at the beginning of each month.  Bring the card back in sometime during your birthday month to receive 20% off any (1) item in the store!  Anything!  While you’re at it, the next time you come in — make sure your name is  registered in our Rewards Program.  After six shopping visits, we will send you a gift certificate for 10% of the total you have purchased. 

We are celebrating a birthday next month.  We first opened for business in February 2003, and thanks to you, we’ve been going strong ever since.  So, next month we are celebrating . . . February 10 – 13 . . . stop by for snacks and giveaway sign-ups! 

You all loved that I posted the ‘recipe’ for cinnamon applesauce ornaments last fall.  Tell us how your ornaments turned out.  Let a comment at the end of this post to tell us what you made!  We all think of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, and I want to share a most yummy recipe for a gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake.  There will be no photos, because I haven’t made this lately . . . but the recipe is easy to follow!

Stir these ingredients together in a 9×9 inch square pan:  1 cup flour; 3/4 cup sugar; 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder; 2 tsp baking powder; 1/4 tsp salt.

Add these to the dry ingredients and stir together with a fork:  1/2 cup milk; 2 Tbsp. salad oil;  1 tsp. vanilla;  1 cup chopped nuts (optional).

Spread evenly in pan and sprinkle with — but don’t stir in : 1 cup brown sugar;  1/4 cup cocoa powder.

Pour 1 3/4 cups hot water over the batter — do not stir!  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.  Serve warm with ice cream.  This cake makes its own hot fudge (hidden under the cake) to drizzle over the ice cream.  Scrumptious!

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