Starting a Brick & Mortar business is exciting and scary. Here are some tips from someone who has seen it all and learned what pitfalls to avoid.
Small Business Saturday is a free event that is geared toward showing support for small, Mom & Pop businesses that have Brick & Mortar stores
Times are tough, but charities and individuals still need help. You can raise money for your favorite local charity by hosting a fundraising event at a local shop and earning a percentage for them.
Helpful and easy tip for getting better close-up photos when you have an older cell phone instead of a camera or a newer phone. All you need is a simple jeweler's loupe.
Do-it-yourself cake decorating is fun and can save you money. Make everyday cakes or specialty cakes and cookies too. Experiment with different techniques using these special decorating tools.
The Little House on the Prairie stories and TV show was a big part of my childhood and can be a wonderful part of each generation to come.
The perfect hat may be a fancy, vintage hat to wear to that exclusive party to help you to make a statement ! Or, it could be a hand crocheted hat to keep your head warm. Or, anything in-between.
A vintage jewelry collector of over 50 years shares some of her tips and tells how to care for these treasures.
Hubbard, Ohio business fights cancer by helping support local events and by raising awareness at the little gift shop in memory of the founder who lost her fight
Values and philosophy can and should have a place in your business and you can still succeed by showing them.
Sewing patterns; tips; and hints as well as some vintage sewing stuff in stock from someone who loves to sew and loves vintage.
Are YOU a good neighbor ? Are you teaching your kids to be good neighbors ? Here are some ways to make sure that you and your kids really are being good neighbors.
Some of my designs at my gift shop, online and at Zazzle - I love animals and organic gardening and sew pampering items by hand.
An overview of the products; services; and small, local businesses - plus shining a spotlight on the best workers in the Northeast Ohio and Western Pa. areas.
When we can, we rescue as many cats as we can. I used to have a neighbor who worked for a Vet and when I would catch and partly tame the outside cats - she would take them to work and get them "fixed" and their shots for free. We would then let...
I've been an organic gardener since I was a child and have always been a crafter too. It is important to me to combine my love of nature and my crafting by being a GREEN crafter whenever possible.
When you are looking for a special gift, there is nothing as nice and as special as a one-of-a-kind creation that was sewn by hand. Here at Diana's, we have several from which to choose.
Ideas for a green wedding and reception yet still have the old-fashioned look and atmosphere by using an heirloom dress; vintage jewelry; vintage glassware, decorations, lace; and handmade gifts
Trying to live naturally and organically is tough as big companies try to trick us with fancy labels and wording. Here, I will offer a few informative tips that I hope will make it easier for you.
Things to do in Northeast Ohio. Visit Hubbard, Ohio for a fun treasure hunt experience that showcases goods from handmade to vintage & new gifts and collectibles at the Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop.
Having an online store can be a full-time job, a part-time job or just a fun hobby. Here are experiences good and bad with a few online sales venues that will help you to pick one to suit your needs.
We all need to relax from time to time and take a break from the stress and the daily grind of today's pressures. Here are a few tips to be able to relax naturally.
Some easy tips that you can at home to soothe, pamper and take care of your tired, overworked stinky feet.
Hubbard, Ohio has much to offer to the folks who live in Hubbard, Ohio and for the folks who come to visit !
We all have a responsibility to our planet and to the future generations that will have to deal with whatever state the Earth is in because of us. Here are a few tips to help you to be more "Green".
If you are thinking about setting up and selling your designs and handmade items at craft shows or other events, here are a few tips and ideas for you to make an artistic yet useful display.
Diana's Gift Shop - Experience Luxury, Naturally ! Offers FREE Organic Gardening and Natural Living ideas and tips on some of my other pages here. For handmade or vintage items, please see my online store: http://organicgiftsbydiana.ecrater.com/ ...
Please be very careful how you are treating it. Also, watch what you use on your skin and most especially be mindful of what you use on a baby's skin. This is a photo of my hand. I have a connective tissue disorder that is very hard on my skin...
My cats have always been like people to me. Often more than that even as they usually will listen when I talk and they in turn talk to me and show unconditional love.
The homestead in Hubbard, Ohio started in 1825. It holds many fond memories and where the old ways of organic gardening; sewing by hand; embroidering and cooking from scratch learned from Grandma
This is just the sweetest little puppy ! It plays and tumbles around as though all were well and it had never had anything bad happen to it at all. But, look closer. One dead Momma, at least two birth defects, and maybe some injuries from when...
Did you know that the mainstream perfume that you can buy is almost always made up of man-made chemicals ? That is not how REAL perfume started out being made and things are slowly coming full circle. There is a grassroots movement that is taking...
Diana's Vintage & Gift Shop in Hubbard, Ohio where you can ~ Experience Luxury, Naturally ! I have a variety of all natural gifts that were handmade by me using all-natural herbs and flowers... many of which I grew in my own chemical-free gardens....
If you are looking for an offbeat and fun way to spend the day hunting some antiques and other vintage treasures and/or some wonderful handmade goods, find local auctions; antique shops; flea markets and little Mom and Pop stores.
Eating great delicious healthier foods doesn't have to be hard or boring ! Grow your own food in an Organic Garden. If you can't have your own garden, then try to buy organic foods. You have to be careful as many vendors at farm markets grow food...
We have many hard to find books and videos. Are you near Hubbard, Ohio ? If so, shop at Gypsy Queen Media's discount Book room in the back - where hardcover books start at only $1.00 and paperbacks start at 50 cents. There are also many more...
A business owner needs and wants to get a potential customer's attention, but they also want a customer to trust him or her. There are several ways to make that happen.
I make All Natural lightly perfumed body balms, lip balms, "Rescue My Skin" body balm, goat milk soaps, bath salt "Teas" and other All Natural home spa products. I also make eye masks/pillows, neck pillows, travel pillows, little dream/sleep...
An organic gardener for years, I use my herbs and flowers in recipes; teas & home remedies for family; for gifts and to help others live a more natural life.