SBSGG | Trinkets by Dana & a Giveaway!

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For this week’s installment of our Small Business Saturday Gift Guide I got to know Dana, a jack-of-all-trades and owner of Trinkets by Dana! Dana has kindly offered to give away one of her hand made necklaces and an original photography print.

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One of Dana’s many beautiful pieces!

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How To Make Your Own Reusable Hypoallergenic Baby Wipes

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Photo credit: Charis Kid on Amazon.
For many parents, finding wipes that are gentle on baby’s skin is a struggle. Babies often require wipes for sensitive skin, but even the chemicals in those can cause rash and irritation. A bad reaction to “sensitive skin” wipes leads parents to try organic wipes… and anything else to make their child comfortable. And then there is the cost of baby wipes. Of course, the more specialized the wipe is, the more it costs. Most parents spend $20-$40 per month on regular wipes- that’s not too bad, but if you are on a tight budget and/or want to lessen your carbon footprint, reusable wipes may be a nice alternative. Continue reading

Easy Refashion: Summer Dress to Bohemian Shirt

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If you’re looking for something quick and easy to do, this would be the perfect refashion. The dress I’m using was a summer dress I had bought years ago when I was 30 pounds heavier. I still wore it year after year, but when it started coming apart around the waist I decided to re-purpose it for my needs. Continue reading

Container Gardening

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In recent years, urban farming has brought a whole new level of sustainable living to those in urban and suburban areas. The

urban farm movement has popularized container gardening, allowing folks with limited or no outdoor space to creatively maximize their garden area. Whether you want to add some color to your front steps, turn your balcony into a secret garden or grow your own food, there is a perfect container for you.

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Bringing the 1990’s to 2014 – Dressy Style!

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Hey all! Today, I was not prepared to write an upcycling piece, but I had just finished a product and thought – what the hey! This is a back of the closet dress I have a had for several months. I bought it at Goodwill with the idea to give it a bit of a pick me up. Continue reading