Palindrome Dry Good's Fifth Birthday Celebration!

Hello there!

Five years ago I got an idea in my head that I could use my novice sewing skills to start a business. Five years ago I spent hours setting up an Etsy store, a blog, an email, and I even bought an official domain name. I knew nothing about online marketing or sales. I knew nothing about blogging. I knew nothing about running a business, or accounting, or using social media for business, or PayPal. Hell, I barely knew how to sew.

I've always told myself that when I embarked on a venture, even if I knew nothing about what I was doing, I was probably doing something right. There is something courageous in effort, right? But what makes me proud is that here I am five years later, and this little business of mine is still around. Today, I'm just figuring out how the heck Instagram can work for a business, and I'll be honest, my accounting skills are still weak. And although that domain name I bought has yet to be used, I can say that my business skills have evolved as much as my business has. After years of sewing, and teaching others how to sew, I am proud of the skill set I have built. I can ship an Etsy order with one hand behind my back (or most times, just holding a coffee cup), things like html for blogger don't scare me anymore (in fact, I think it's kind of fun now...who am I?). When people ask me what I do, and I respond with "I'm a small business owner", I can't help but grin from ear to ear as I think to myself "Small business owner?! ME? Hah! That's so weird to say out loud...". 

So, to celebrate the 5th birthday of Palindrome Dry Goods, I thought it might be a good time for a *GIVEAWAY*! One lucky winner will receive this cosmetic case, handmade by me!

Confirming your entries in the box below, simply leave me a comment on any Palindrome Dry Goods blog post of your choosing, follow me on Instagram and in a week, I'll choose the lucky winner!

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Thank you so much to everyone who has helped keep PDG alive all these years. Every comment, follower, and customer makes me burst with pride and joy!


  1. I'm so happy for you! I miss the days of spending hours on your bed watching you sew. It always amazed me how fast things came together! And remember that time we had a sew day? You ended up sewing nothing because you were helping me fix all my mistakes :)

    1. Thank you my friend! That was a fun day, I think you started an apron?? Miss you so much!


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