Maine Bags!

This is awesome! Bagette Barbara with one of her friends in Maine that has 3 of our bags. The first one Barbara gave to her and the others she won in freebies. She won one of the purse bags from this freebie. Thanks for sending the photos Barbara, miss you! Teresa
Hi Teresa--

Cheryl with Bagette Barbara at Thuya Gardens, ME showing off bags and saying HI! 

Bag #10725 - #33653, #33654

ANNOUNCING!!! Green Bag Lady UK Chapter!

I am so excited to announce the United Kingdom chapter of Green Bag Lady! Sam and Jo have taken on this task in conjunction with Crafting for Shoeboxes. Crafting for Shoeboxes is a wonderful organization that makes gifts for needy children all around the world. The shoeboxes will now include Green Bag Lady bags thanks to Jo and Sam. I love it! Thank you ladies, the bags are adorable! Those jellyfish and cows, lucky kids! Teresa

Dear Teresa,

Here are some photos of our first bags.  It's just Sam and me for now.

It would be great if you could announce us on your page.  If you receive any inquiries about us, please can you direct them to the Crafting for Shoeboxes Facebook page.

We hope to have some more photos to show you soon.

Bye for now,

Jo and Sam

The Shoebox Bagettes


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 15 Green Bag Lady Skull shopping bags are:

Joyce E, WA
Keri S, NV
Diana P, TX
Kanna D, OR
Melissa S, FL
Beth P, CO

kerita.mari . . . . . NoResp
Mary L, OH
joannahorton25 . . . . NoResp

Please look for an email from Bagette Dad. He will be asking for your mailing address so we can send you your prize. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDER. We have issues with emails going to spam. Thanks and enjoy!

The emails will look like this:
Green Bag Lady, SkullFreebie_10_2015


Ready or not we have found our way into October. Wasn't it just June? The cooler temps should have clued me in. October, fright night, All Hallows Eve and the like. Seems the perfect time to have a skull freebie. I have been hanging onto some of these bags for years, I just didn't know what to do with the first few bags made of skull fabric. I set them aside for someday, enough of them have accumulated so here they are! The first Green Bag Lady skull freebie! It also seems appropriate since I have been binge watching this show on Netflix. Would you like one? 12 winners!

To enter to win (open to everyone, world-wide):
•LEAVE A COMMENT, IN THE COMMENT LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THIS FORMAT: name(at)something(dot)com it is important to spell out DOT and AT so you don't get spam, if you DO NOT leave an email address, you will not be entered in the freebie.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 9pm (MST) Tuesday, October 6. (winners will be notified no later than October 7 via email, FB and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

Don't forget to leave us your email! We will only contact you if you win. 

We will randomly pick 12 people to win skull bags!


One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified. NOTE: a comment on Facebook is an entry!

You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can. Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

My view of the lunar eclipse from my deck. I hope you got to see it, so cool!
Fabulous! Thanks Harmony.




Love this.

Some great ideas.

Is it the weekend again, already? I feel like the days are simply flying by. I have a lacrosse game and some volleyball games to attend. Have a good one! Teresa

Workday Wednesday

I have been enjoying a little downtime this week. Frantically doing house projects for the home tour AND trying to keep my house clean made me WISH for a messy sewing space. I'm brilliant at making messes!

My cousin had a baby, this is for her cute, cute little guy…
 Special order hoop from my etsy shop
 Special order Irish themed pouches from my etsy shop…
 And, yet another special order, 15 curling iron/flat iron pouches…
Have no fear, while I was at it, I made some new, fun pouches for the shop too. Go see all the cuteness HERE. Remember, all proceeds support Green Bag Lady. Thank you!

What have you been up to? Please share. Teresa

Before + After Laundry Room

Last week I was in the process of redoing my laundry room. Finally. I have been contemplating this redo for a long time. Just needed to get motivated. I mentioned on Friday that my home was on a home tour for charity in my neighborhood on Saturday. Believe me, there is nothing more motivating than 1000+ people walking through your house to get things done!

Here are the before photos…

 Look how gross this sink was. Terrible. I did NOT want to do any hand washing in here. Yuck…
 My fabulous hubby took out the sink and did all the plumbing. He's awesome in that way…
 This in one of the photos I posted last week. This was the existing counter top. Dated blue formica…
 And, the ugly linoleum floor…
As you can see, the installers cut the linoleum too short so it didn't even go under the baseboards. Arg…
After! I now love going in my laundry room! It turned out to be such a clean, fresh place, which is what we all want from our laundry, isn't it? The best part is, this redo cost me less than $575 total!

Let's start with the chandelier. Remember I was painting it back here? A steal at $20 from my neighborhood Facebook page. I redid the existing countertops with the tutorial from Little Green Notebook. The supplies for this DIY cost about $45.
I had a hard time deciding what to do about the flooring. Obviously the linoleum was a disaster, but the thought of taking everything out of the room to put in tile was more time and money than I wanted to spend. I really love how the Flor tiles have held up in my entry way. I went back to the Flor site and poked around for a good deal. I found the green tiles (Peter in Grass) in the outlet section for only $5.99/each. The striped tiles (Fall in Line Jade) were in the sale section for only $8.48/each. I ordered equal numbers of both and crossed my fingers that they would match! Total for the Flor tiles was about $200.

It took me approximately 2 hours to cut the tiles and line them up. I even cut out a hole in one of the tiles below the window for the heating vent. So easy and I'm thrilled with how they look! The Flor tiles do not go under the washer/dryer or the freezer in the room but cover all the rest of the flooring. You can't see any of the old linoleum unless you look closely to the sides of the dryer and freezer.
 The sink is from Lowe's and was about $170.
Bins were on clearance from Target for about $6/each. $126 total. (they were on clearance in store, showing full price on line FYI)
I'm so happy with how this turned out. I love going into my laundry room now! The organized bins are wonderful. Hubby and I took the doors off the cupboard right above the washer, removed the center devider piece off and covered the shelves. Three of the bins fit perfectly across. They hold rags, cleaning supplies, bags, etc. What do you think? Teresa


My friend Addie started an awesome company recently. It's a fund raising site with healthy snacks. Looking for a great way to raise funds for a youth organization, school function, sports team or just about anything? Check it out here. It's easy to get started. Let's get some healthy and delicious snack options in our kids. No more artificial crud! Teresa

Photo Finish Friday

Oh Aspen trees, I love you. Photo from camping earlier this summer.
Just about the cutest thing ever. Watch the 22 second video.

I need these in my life.

Supe cute dresser upcycle!

I guess we have to start thinking about this! Except, if we put ours out too soon, the deer eat them!

Speaking of which, this is one of my fav recipes.

My kind of comfort food.

What are you up to this weekend? I'm going to try to make it through Saturday and then decompress. Our house is on a home tour for charity tomorrow. Still a lot of cleaning and junk to hide, but not very motivated due to the funeral this week. So hard. So very hard. Giant sigh accompanied by silent tears. Hugs to all of you and thank you for your kind words this week. Very much appreciated. Teresa

What do I say to my daughter?

What do you say to your kid when one of her friends passes away? He was 16. 16! It's awful.

They were all at the Homecoming bonfire and he took a bite of a smore that had peanut butter on it. He didn't think the allergic reaction warranted medical care. My daughter and a friend took him home to his father. That was the last time she saw him. She found out yesterday at school that he had passed away from anaphylactic shock. What?

I am devastated for my daughter and for the family of this sweet, funny, wonderful, life-loving boy.

Please hug your littles (and big kids) extra hard. If you have a kid with allergies, please make sure they have an eli-pen with them ALL THE TIME. No matter how old they get. Please.