Here we are in October again, help me to honor my Mom who fought breast cancer
October 1, 2016
Stop out at Diana's Gift Shop (Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop - on facebook) 6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road to help us to spread awareness of breast cancer in honor of my Mom who fought it for over 16 years until it won :(
Please see the post below to get the details.
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Did you know that we have a Gift Registry ? Share your Wish List !
January 16, 2014
Have you "liked" the Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop on facebook yet ?
May 21, 2011
Find the Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop - located at 6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road - on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hubbard-Ohio-Gift-Shop/141863192506059
Hit the "like" button to be able to get the latest updates and news...
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Vendor spaces available in Hubbard Ohio Gift Store
July 16, 2010
We have a couple of vendor booth openings in Hubbard Ohio at our store at 6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road in Hubbard, Ohio starting this week !
So, if you or someone you know wants to start a booth or expand a business into the Hubbard, Ohio area - let me know and we can set up an appointment.
* We will only take one vendor of each type of items - a little overlap is fine, but I want to be fair to all vendors.
Here is a page I made a while back (I will be making changes to it as the Petzie's booth is leaving - and I will add the new vendors info when it is appropriate) with some photos:
Please let me know if you are someone you know is thinking about setting up so we can make an
appointment to stop by to talk to me for a tour and to get the details.
I do not have my papers in front of me, but if I remember
correctly it is something like this:
We will have room for one or two small booths (about 6x8) at about $100 a month) and 2 large ones...
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The latest news for Diana's Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop
July 7, 2010
Hi everybody !
I hope you are staying cool this week.
This heat is terrible !
I've been making more sachets, eye mask pillows and neck pillows and will be making more of my body balms and solid perfumed creams along with other things that are about sold out ASAP.
I have been trying to restock my store because after the NYT article came out on June 10th I am selling out of many things and now I have a waiting list for the perfumed creams, but you know how it goes - something always gets in the way and I have to do things for everyone else or it is just too hot to work.
But, I will be back on track soon I hope.
I have been listing crochet and knitting booklets in my online store and will be listing older sewing patterns on my ebay page (I go by diana3herbs on ebay) starting today and then later in my online store below as well.
I think I will be starting a bigger booth where my Mom is set up with her vintage jewelry and gifts... because the vendor who had half of the...
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Hey Hubbard Ohio folks - my handmade products are in local stores too
June 16, 2010
Thanks to the wonderful New York Times article last Thursday - see my last blog post - I have had so much interest in my all natural and handmade products.
My website has become very popular:
For the local folks in and around Hubbard, Ohio:
I have a display set up at Fabulous Interiors on the Square in Hubbard Ohio and a small display set up at Petzie's Gift Shop at 6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road in Hubbard.
As far as I know, both of these places are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open Wednesdays-Sundays from 10-4:00 or so.
If you go to either, please tell them I sent you.
I do not "sell" from the house/shop, but I sometimes allow appointments to visit and if you happen to see something you like, well...
Right now though everything is a mess because I was right in the middle of drying a bunch of of my herbs and flowers (which are spread out all over) and was/am infusing several batches of my scented oils for the perfumes and soaps...
So, I am not taking visitors for a while until I start to get caught up a little ;)
AND, I have...
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Earn great FREE stuff just for doing surveys and recording your purchases
May 11, 2010
Earn free gifts by answering surveys and recording your purchases.
I have earned a free booster seat when my youngest was a baby, 2 cordless weedwackers, solar lanterns, and the triple tray food warmers that I used at my parents' party + many other free items.
Sign up here: http://www.ncpsignup.com/start.asp?id=1067&refid=00003337
Have fun making your opinion count and as an added bonus - you get free stuff too !
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Visit Hubbard, Ohio for Gifts and Collectibles...
October 16, 2009
Hubbard, Ohio now has a new store that is filled with Gifts and Collectibles
6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road Hubbard, OH 44425
(You can see a map in the next post below)
Hubbard, Ohio now has a place to shop for Vintage Jewelry including crystal and old rhinestone jewelry..., gifts, glassware, collectibles...
A brand new pet supplies business called Petzie's that offers pet supplies at a discount price.
Books and Videos that are new and gently used, handmade soap, floral arrangements, vintage glassware...
Gypsy Queen Media has a whole room of books and some videos in her Backroom Bookroom.
Look for the special children's books and children's videos section !
Kids love to be able to browse on their own and with Gypsy Queen Media's seperate kids book and videos section - you can let your children look for a special book or video without worry that they might pick up a scary movie by accident ;)
Also, they will have sidewalk sales on nice days to give you an even bigger bargain !
When you buy Vintage jewelry, a piece of beautiful old glassware, a good used book or video... you not only save money, but you are helping to save our...
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The Hubbard Flea Market has moved !
October 5, 2009
The Hubbard Flea Market has moved up the road and is about a mile closer to town now.
Stop by between 9am and 4:30pm on Wednesdays/Saturdays/Sundays (more days coming soon) to see what's new and to give them a warm welcome.
It is now located at 6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road - next to Dotty's Beauty Shop and UnderDog Records - just before Bell-Wick Road (on the right side of Youngstown-Hubbard Road).
Map to Hubbard Flea Market:
For great gifts, vintage jewelry, used and old books and videos at great prices, handmade items, pet supplies...
Stop out to see these good folks.
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Do you still have a job ?
January 27, 2009
This Friday was supposed to be hubby's last day of work but the company is SO big hearted that they are letting him Saturday too and then he is laid off for good.
I am glad to have my All Natural Gifts and Vintage Gifts business. It will not pay even half of the bills right now - but I am hoping that all of my hard work will soon take it over that threshold.
There are many of us in this same boat so let's refer customers to each other when we can as long as it doesn't take away from our own business of course.
I keep a list of what my fellow webstore friends have and when I get customers who want what I do not make/have, I go down that list and give my customers the links to those stores - I hope they all are doing the same for me too.
I do the same at my Hubbard, Ohio Gift Shop - I keep business cards on my corkboard of all of the local businesses that I trust and that have been good to me and I refer my customers to them.
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Coming Soon - Diana's will offer a Wish List aka Gift Registry option
January 21, 2009
I am working on being able to offer my customers the ability to register for any of the items that I sell in my online store.
If you are getting married, having a baby, celebrating a graduation, moving to your new home, planning an Anniversary party or Retirement party, or simply want to let your friends and family know what gifts you would like to have for any other occasion or holiday - please let me know.
I will have you look over my online store and copy the product names/sizes/prices/and link to the product pages so I can make sure you get exactly what you want.
I will have a form that you fill out and email back to me.
I will then keep track of who buys you what so you do not get more than one of the same item (unless you requested more than one of something). Many of my items are one of a kind, but things like soaps, lip balms, perfumes... you can request several of each.
Your job now is to give out the link to my online store http://organicgiftsbydiana.mybisi.com/ to everyone you know who likely would want to give you a gift....
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Do YOU have the WalMart mentality ? - comments about craftmanship.
January 2, 2009
Do YOU have the WalMart mentality ?
OR - do you appreciate having quality artisan work ?
There is a post about this at the-wal-mart-mentality
There is nothing wrong with saving money on most things, sometimes a cheap item is fine - for example buying cheap towels... for kids or hubbys who will ruin the good ones - LOL In a case like this, you are likely saving money by getting the cheap ones.
BUT for my food, gifts, soaps, perfumes... - I want the best and to me that means as unprocessed as possible, all natural, organic and handmade - often one-of-a-kind items.
I agree with the others who have posted about this issue.
I also point out (to these potential buyers) that there are differences.
I make one-of-a-kind and other handmade quality items using all natural herbs and flowers... that are organically grown AND you get to meet the designer/maker of those goods (me).
I can explain to you how I do things, why I use certain materials, and tell you what herbs and flowers... I grew in my own organic gardens and how I grew them.
I make your items slowly and with great care because my...
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Did anyone see the article in the Business Journal ?
November 12, 2008
I do not get the paper.
Did anyone see the article about my shop and my custom gift baskets in the Youngstown Business Journal ?
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I have been featured on blog - The Selling Lounge
November 2, 2008
They included almost ALL of this !
Here is a bit of my story :
I started making my own products because I wanted all natural/Organic products and I either could not find the ones I wanted or they were very expensive and most of them STILL had stuff in them that I did not want to use.
Several folks found out about my products and wanted some, then it became a business as more and more people wanted my all natural products.
Diana = I am a mom, an organic gardener, I LOVE herbs and herbal healing, I cook from scratch most of the time, I am a big recycler, I have lots of animals/pets, I collect vintage Singer sewing machines - especially old treadles - but I mostly sew by hand as it is very therapeutic (there is something wonderful about holding fabric in your hands and creating something fabulous with it), I do hand embroidery when I have a little time just because I enjoy it and it reminds of me the time I spent with my Grandma, I own a little gift shop and I specialize in all natural products and vintage items.
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An important question... before you buy a gift
September 5, 2008
There was a question on PoshPoints from someone who wants to start a "secret pal" swap or something at their workplace to get to know each other and the new co-workers too.
She asked the group for a list of what kind of questions would be good to ask her co-workers in order to have a fun/safe/get-to-know-you swap.
Here was my response to her:
"A biggie would be:
'Do you have any allergies or sensitivities ? '
Why should you ask ???
Many folks can't take scents anymore because of all of the fake stuff out there.
All of those artificial perfumes, cleaners, air fresheners... have really polluted the earth and caused many folks to have problems with breathing and/or skin issues.
Even the pure all-natural REAL stuff that I make can hurt someone if they are allergic to the flowers/herbs... that I use.
Even our foods are full of fake stuff like dyes, flavors, colors... so they may not want a "Treat Day" with kind of stuff if your company has one. Maybe they are into organic whole-foods ???
For me and my family, I avoid all of the fake stuff (foods/household products/personal products...) whenever possible. I stay away...
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Room scenting pillows
August 15, 2008
These decorate your room and softly scent it too !
I just listed 6 of them in my online store.
These 6 will be fine alone or they will coordinate very well together.
3 of them have lavender buds inside only and 3 of them have lavender buds- rose petals - lilac flowers inside for the scent.
As usual, if you want several items from my store shipped to you - email me and I will add in a little extra something as a thank you to compensate for the shipping charges. There is no way to combine shipping as of yet on the shopping site - so I like to add in a little gift to make up for it somewhat.
Again, for the local folks who do not need shipping - email me with what you want and when you will come to pick it up. Then I can remove it from my online store.
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Neck Pillows, Eye masks/Pillow and sachets just added to my shopping page !
March 19, 2008
I just added several of these that I made from a black and white soft fleece fabric.
These are all hand-sewn and have real lavender buds inside.
So far I have 36 of my products listed in my store and many more to come.
Don't forget, if you are local you can make arrangements to buy these items in person and save yourself some shipping money.
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Gifts for Men or boys
October 24, 2007
I have a neck pillow finished in the dark green fishing themed cotton fabric.
I also have a large eye pillow/mask for a man (or a woman who likes it) done and a small one made for a child. Both have a stretch elastic band instead of a tie to secure them in place.
While I was at it, I made several sachets to match too.
All have real Peppermint-Lavender inside and are designed, hand-cut, hand-sewn and hand-stuffed by me.
I want to make a smaller sized neck pillow (child size) next.
I think this would be a wonderful Father & Son Gift set !
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My very popular Shoe Sachets
October 10, 2007
I designed a product a while back that is getting very popular !
I make Shoe Sachets to keep new shoes fresh and sweet smelling.
I make them with real chemical-free homegrown peppermint from my own garden.
Here is an example of a pair I have listed on
Lady's/teen's small or Child's large size Shoe Sachet:
These are white and light green with ducks and stars on them.
These are minty fresh as they contain real peppermint and peppermint essential oil.
To use the shoe sachet, just spread the shoes open as wide as you can and insert the sachet and let it freshen the shoes until you wear them again.
MAKE SURE THERE IS NO STANDING SWEAT IN THE SHOES - wipe them out first !
After a while, you will need to give your shoe sachet a gentle squeeze to release more of the essential oil from the dried peppermint leaves inside. Do this whenever you want an extra scent boost.
When you have exhausted the scent of the peppermint leaves, just add a few drops of pure esssential oil to each sachet. Be careful to check that it really is peppermint essential oil and NOT "fragrance oil" or "peppermint...
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New Flea Market in Hubbard Ohio !
September 1, 2007
Today is the first day of the NEW Hubbard Flea Market !
5700 Youngstown-Hubbard Road in Hubbard, Ohio.
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm
(the vendors start putting their things away around 4:30 because they have to be out at 5pm too)
There is new and old furniture, collectibles, produce and baked goods, vintage and antique jewelry, one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry, Italian charms, toys, videos, handbags, Coca-Cola and Pepsi collectibles, cameras and other electronics, antiques, 1,000's of books (50 cent paperback and $1.00 hardback), Gifts, floral arrangements, records, used appliances, and way too much more to list.
This is just what I remember seeing. I'm sure I am missing quite a bit.
They are just starting too, more vendors will be moving in this Fall.
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