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Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama

San Diego, California
My name is Dawn and welcome to Small Footprint Family! As a new parent and longtime environmentalist, this blog is about my family’s adventures in learning to reduce our environmental impact, take good care of ourselves, and enjoy the simple pleasures in life so we can ensure an abundant,... Full Bio
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GIVEAWAY: 18-Piece GlassLock Storage Set {$40 Value!} by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living If you are trying to eat more whole foods and home cooked meals, it makes sense to have a set of storage containers that can hold your leftovers well. So you’ll want to in ... Read on »
How To Stop Blossom End Rot by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Your tomato plants are tall and green; you’ve taken the time to carefully stake or cage them to support their growth. Right now they are loaded with tons of green tomatoes ... Read on »
28 Vegetables That Grow in Partial Shade by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Most food gardening requires a full day of sun to help your fruits and vegetables to grow and ripen properly. But what if your yard has shady spots? Can you still grow som ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: $300 Amazon Gift Card! by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Great things happen when bloggers unite… like this giveaway, for instance. Are you ready to win a $300 Amazon Gift Card ? We can hear your inner voice: “Well, du ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: RainBird Drip Irrigation Kit {$30 Value!} by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Fresh water is becoming scarce all over the world, even in seemingly wet places like Florida or Michigan. So it is very important that we use water conservation methods wh ... Read on »
Orgasmically Good Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Dill by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I just love eggs. They are a cheap, delicious superfood that nourishes my family’s body and soul. And springtime is when the hens start laying again and when many religion ... Read on »
40 Ways to Save Money by Going Green by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Our environment is in dire shape, and we seem to be running out of everything while trash and pollution seem to never stop increasing. But trying to live a little greener ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: 18-Piece GlassLock Storage Set {$40 Value!} by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living If you are trying to eat more whole foods and home cooked meals, it makes sense to have a set of storage containers that can hold your food well. But how much nicer if you ... Read on »
Small Footprint Fridays #65 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up! by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Welcome back to another  Small Footprint Friday —a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in livin ... Read on »
The Truth About Idling Your Car by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Every year, smog causes thousands of emergency room visits, costing our health care system millions of dollars to treat unnecessary respiratory illness. What’s worse is th ... Read on »
How to Avoid Toxic Nail Polish and Find Eco-Friendly Nail Polish Brands by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It’s no surprise nail polish doesn’t fit into the category of natural products. In fact, reading the ingredients on a bottle of polish is downright scary! But my little gi ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: Amazon Gift Card {$400 Value!} by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It’s time for my February giveaway! What better way to get ready for spring gardening season than to have an Amazon gift card to spend on the gardening tools, books and su ... Read on »
Easy Gluten-Free Meatballs with Vegetables and Herbs by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This gluten free meatball recipe fits a variety of special diets such as GAPS, Paleo, Nutritional Balancing or SCD. But even if you aren’t on a healing diet, these are qui ... Read on »
Small Footprint Fridays #60 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up! by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Welcome back to another  Small Footprint Friday —a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in livin ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: Vitamix Blender {$375 Value!} by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It’s a New Year, and that marks a time of new beginnings, including new resolutions… Resolutions to go green, get healthy, lose weight, eat better… What better way to ... Read on »
Top Ten Posts of 2013 by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living These ten posts are the ones most read, shared and commented on by you, dear reader, in 2013. Thank you for being here, sharing these articles, and being part of the g ... Read on »
New Year’s Hoppin’ John Recipe with Kale by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is an old Southern tradition. In fact black-eyed peas have been a symbol of luck and prosperity since Biblical times at least. Her ... Read on »
Small Footprint Fridays #55 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up! by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Welcome back to another  Small Footprint Friday —a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in livin ... Read on »
GIVEAWAY: 18-Piece GlassLock Storage Set {$40 Value!} by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living With all the holiday leftovers generated at this time of year, it makes sense to have a set of storage containers that can hold your food well. But how much nicer if your ... Read on »
Carrot Halwa {Paleo, Vegan, GAPS, GF} by Dawn Gifford aka Small Footprint Mama Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I juice carrots a few times a week, and the pulp really adds up. Finding a good use for all that excess carrot-y goodness is always a challenge, and it’s just too nutritio ... Read on »