Fighting Germs made Easy!

Germs are everywhere! We’re always hearing about bacteria, viruses and more. Doctors tell us they invade our bodies and can make us sick. Single-celled creatures called bacteria depend on nutrients from their environments in order to live. With that being said, why do we even give them a chance? At Twist of Pine, it’s not…

Don’t Miss Out!

Twist of Pine is spending a ton of time preparing for the new bed and breakfast and event center! We are extremely excited about this, and we hope you can be excited too. With the new though, we must say goodbye to some of the old. Twist of Pine’s retail store is for sale! Our…

Why do you wear jewelry?

I rarely go without a necklace. Often I wear bracelets. There are always earrings in my ears, and the rings on my fingers rarely come off. Why? To be honest, I’ve never thought about it before. I suppose when I was little wearing jewelry was a way of “dressing up.” I wanted to look pretty…

National Loving Day

Did  you know that today is National Loving Day? Do you know what this day celebrates? I did not. However, after a little research, I thought it was interesting enough that I wanted to share what I learned with all of you. Personally, I love learning about our history. National Loving Day is observed each…

Wedding Season 2017

We had a gentle reminder this last weekend that wedding season for 2017 is officially here! A bridal party had rented out the backroom at Twist of Pine for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in. June, August, September and October are the most popular months to get married according to The Knot.com….

Inspiration at it Finest

At Twist of Pine, we have some new signs and coasters with inspiring message, funny quirks, and lovely sayings. While reading through them, I started thinking, what makes something inspirational? What makes me enjoy reading these? Then I started thinking about the word inspirational, what it meant, and how people could be inspirational. According to…

National Bicycle Month

Graduation has come and gone. Soon, students will by on summer break. With the rainy weather we’ve been having, it’s hard to think about summer. However, before we know if sunny skies and hot temperatures will be here. Our community will start heading out to the lake and river, utilizing our numerous walking trails more,…

Hygge, Happiness = Food, Friends, Family

Hello Twist of Pine family! In my last blog post, I introduced you to Hygge, a term used in Denmark to describe a state of being happy. We talked about how lighting can create hygge in your home. What other things make you happy…food, friends, and family of course! The happiest people in the world…

Twist of Pine’s Hygge

Have you heard of hygge (pronounced HOO-GA)? Do you know what it is? We were introduced to hygge here at Twist of Pine, and we think it is a great idea. So, we wanted to share it with all of you. It might takes us multiple posts to do so though, so bear with us…

Milkhouse Madness Unveiled

What is this “Milkhouse Madness” Lisa at Twist of Pine keeps talking about? In short, it is a marketing plan were you, the customer, is undoubtedly the winner. Lisa modeled Milkhouse Madness after the national sports event nicknamed March Madness, when the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s and women’s basketball teams play in tournaments to…

Crafting: Helping you Help Yourself

Work, children’s activities, taxes, spring cleaning, daylight savings time and more are hitting us all at the same time. The result…stress, anxiety, depression and more. Google reported in an article from The Washington Post that words like: pain, anxiety, stress, depression and fatigue are searched more often in the spring and fall. Experts say that the decrease…

Laundry Day

Smells can affect everything we do. They can cause changes in our mood, work performance and behavior. Why? Scientists say it’s because we associate smells with memories and experiences. Some smells remind us of good experiences, while others bring back not-so-happy memories. At Twist of Pine, it is easy to find your favorite scents, especially…