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Mon, Wed, Thurs 10a-7p
Fri and Sat 10a-5p
Closed Tues and Sun


Best Bib and Tucker
127 Mill St. SE
Hartville, Ohio 44632

directly behind Hartville Chocolate Factory


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Wellness Wednesday with Sonia from Get 2 the Core Fitness

Today we welcome Sonia Maranville as our guest blogger. She is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who offers individualized, studio-based workouts and training at Get 2 the Core Fitness in Uniontown.

She has a great message about determination and how slow and steady changes win the race plus a way to literally take the first step right at home.

—From Sonia—

Energy drinks, fad diets, and the latest workout craze all promise to quickly transform us into the perfectly fit and impossibly happy people who peddle them. True health, however, is a never-ending journey of becoming our best, strongest selves through continual self-improvement.

Muscle is built through many repetitions of an exercise, nourished by real food, and appreciated by a mind focused on the wonders of small accomplishments each day. The road to good health is a slow and steady race filled with rewards for those who slow down to appreciate the journey.

Read more — Turtles and the Sea

Get started at home — Full Body Workout Using Your Stairs

Sonia Maranville, CPT, CMFS, is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor who offers individualized, studio-based workouts and training at Get 2 the Core Fitness in Uniontown, Ohio.

She promotes healthy living through exercise, strength training, healthy eating, and mindfulness. Sonia is a Certified Medical Fitness Specialist and works with clients and physical therapists as they rebuild strength and function following injury or illness. Her well-equipped, private studio offers clients a range of cardiovascular and strength training equipment to meet their fitness needs. Sonia works to help clients along every stage of their fitness journey- from those hoping to increase their activity to experienced athletes hoping to improve their performance.

To learn more about Sonia and Get 2 the Core Fitness, visit her @ www.get2thecorefitness.com.


Shop Notes: December 2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…December is EXTRA-ordinary- filled with Christmas celebration, shopping trips, cookie baking, and decorating.
november front window

Here’s what’s happening at BBT this month.
See you soon!

17th Annual An Evening in the Village

Sunday December 7th, 4:30-7pm
Historic Downtown Hartville

Bring your family and friends to celebrate a Hartville tradition! Choirs, wagon rides, cookie contest, tree/basket silent auction, live nativity, children’s activities, visit with Santa, and open houses at downtown shops! We will be holding a giveaway for a BBT scarf and have fun treats. MORE INFO

Evening in Village poster '14

Gift Ideas from BBT
Follow along on our Facebook page this month. Everyday we are adding new gift ideas from our handmade market and Chicago accessories! We also have Christmas gift tags, bows, and cards for your wrapping needs.

Thank you for supporting small businesses this holiday season. 5 Reasons to Shop Small 
Gift Picks dec 2nd
Annual Purse Sale
December 13th-22nd
A wish come true…7 days of giant sales on all of our bags, wristlets, and wallets!

dress form tree frosted


What to Wear Wednesday: How to Wear a Square Scarf

At every scarf tying class we hold someone brings a square scarf and asks me what to do with them.

Here are my top three suggestions!


Use them for wrapping- Check out How to Use a Square Scarf to Wrap a Package
wrapping with a square scarf

Frame them and use as artwork! Visit Design Crisis to read all about how this scarf inspired an entire living room!

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via design-crisis.com

Wear them! Try this tie.
Step 1: Lay your scarf flat- back side up. Then grab the middle to make a tail
Square Scarf tie step 1

Step 2: Tie a knot in the tail- or use a hair tie or rubber band. Flip it over so knot is on the bottom.
Square Scarf Tie step 2

Step 3: Put the knot on your shoulder and bring two adjacent corners around your neck. Knot these two corners and voila!

How to Tie a Square Scarf


How to Set up a Hot Chocolate Bar

We had a great time at today’s scarf tying class!  The lovely ladies who visited the shop learned 21 of our favorite ways to tie a scarf and spent the afternoon laughing and snacking.

We set up a hot chocolate bar and in honor of National Popcorn Day served chocolate covered popcorn!

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For the Hot Chocolate Bar:

– Powdered cocoa mix
– Carafe of hot water
– Whipped cream and/or marshmallows
– Toppings: sprinkles, sea salt, caramel syrup, crushed candy canes, peppermint drops, butterscotch chips, toffee, mini chocolate chips, raspberry chips

Hot Chocolate bar 1

Add a sign for ratios depending on the cup sizes you use: Ours was 1 Heaping Spoonful of Cocoa + 1 Pump of Hot Water (in an 8oz cup)

Hot Chocolate Bar 2
– Serving bowls, spoons, napkins, cups, and stirrers (Grandma would be delighted her bowls were being used for so much fun!)
– We made flags for some of the harder to ID ingredients with paper and taped them to the neck of the spoons.

Hot chocolate bar 5

Sea Salt and Caramel Sauce over Whipped Cream!

For the popcorn:

hot chocolate bar 6

We had some cones pre-filled and a big bowl with a scoop for seconds!

Pop the corn then lay out on a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides). Lightly salt the popcorn then add dried cranberries, raisins, peanuts, and almond slivers. Using a spoon drizzle melting chocolate over the popcorn/fruit/nuts. Allow to cool then scoop into cones (we folded ours out of white kraft paper).
Hot chocolate bar 4Another fun day at BBT! Have we mentioned how glad we are to be back? We’re planning another scarf tying class for this spring and will be announcing the details for February’s Make Your Own Bathroom Cleaners class this week. Visit BBT Events for updates.


Happy New Year Facebook Timeline Cover

Happy New Year from Best Bib and Tucker.
We’re looking forward to a fabulous 2013!

A new location, an expanded Handmade Market,
and a growing Etsy shop.

Come on 2013, we’re ready!

New Year’s Facebook Timeline cover photos.
(for personal use- just right click and “save image as” to download to  your computer)


Season’s Greetings


BBT Tips: Blogging During Winter Break

We will be taking a break from weekly What to Wear Wednesday posts during our winter break.  We’ll keep posting fashion, clothing, and stain removal tips but plan on adding some new content as well.

Follow along as we share how we are decorating for the holidays, highlights from Em’s shabby chic vintage wedding, and eventually sneak peeks of the new store!


Welcome to BBT Tips

My grandma and grandpa were a major influence in my life.  They were part of the Great Generation that survived the Depression and World War II.  Through all these hardships they learned how to live the simple life and yet thrive and be happy.  I feel lucky to have had what I consider a small amount of this knowledge passed down to me.

Over the course of my life and especially the past 10 years of running Best Bib and Tucker I have put much of this know-how to use.  As I shared this wisdom with customers and my two twenty-something daughters, I discovered the tips and tricks I thought were common sense are actually bits of information that should be taught and shared.  That is where this blog emerged.  I’ll share laundry hints, clothes maintenance tips, style and color trends, ways to stretch your wardrobe budget, and many other useful tidbits.

Follow me to learn something new, just to go down memory lane and to say “hey, I know how to do that”, or share your own family “secrets”.

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