Featuring Snackaby: Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bag Company

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One of my biggest pet peeves is plastic sandwich and snack bags. While the ubiquitous plastic baggies might have made our lives easier in the past but they have created an environmental nightmare. The single use plastic bags are wasteful and most of them are not recyclable. So why can’t everyone use reusable baggies? I… 

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Green Sisterhood’s Eco-Friendly Etsy Handmade Giveaway!

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Green Sisterhood, a blogging network I co-founded, is having a über handmade giveaway and I’m so honored to be a co-host! You know how much I love handmade, especially these eco-friendly sellers from Etsy so I was psyched to support them and introduce you to these awesome handmade eco-friendly goodies. The best part? My opportunity… 

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Herban Luxe: Vegan Mascara & Mascara DIY Kit Company

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I normally don’t wear makeup but when I need that special sparkle, I do use mascara and some blush. But most of the commercial ones are laden with chemicals that they actually make my eyes teary. So when I found out HerbanLuxe makes non-toxic vegan mascara, I was intrigued. I bought a travel size mascara… 

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Herban Lifestyle Store Grand Opening in Fairfax, VA!

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It’s always so exciting to hear small online handmade businesses outgrow the internet and expand onto the streets of local communities. And Herban Lifestyle is a prime example as it opened its doors to the Washington DC metro area communities yesterday after being an online retailer for more than 5 years. I’ve reviewed Herban Lifestyle… 

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Featuring Reiter8: Upcycled Sail Bags, Pillows and Accessories

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Katherine Rasmussen of Reiter8 (pronounced “re-it-er-ate”)opened her shop on Etsy in 2007. She’s a master upcycler who started making bags our of reclaimed fabric samples before she found sails from sailboard. And she’s been upycling old sails to make her beautiful bags ever since. Let’s find out what inspires her and why she thinks operating… 

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Etsy Starter Pack eBook

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Since I became an Etsy Educator in 2012, I’ve been teaching eager artists how to open a shop on Etsy in my community. It’s a fun class (I think) with enthusiastic handmade creators who want to start their own businesses on Etsy. I love supporting handmade, especially local artists, since it’s the most eco-friendly way… 

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