Big Kids

I hosted a group of "big kids" from the University of Minnesota yesterday. They are here on spring break doing service hours with environmental groups. I was honored they came to help with Green Bag Lady while they were here! They made LOTS of pet beds which was a task that kept getting shoved to the bottom of my to do list.
 A couple of them tackled my overflowing handle bin…
 Neil is the fearless group leader…
 Many of them knew how to sew (yay!) and stitched up the holes after stuffing the beds…


 They all picked out a couple Green Bag Lady bags to take home and use…
 Some of the completed beds…
 What a great group!
I fed them lunch and homemade chocolate chip cookies (had to spoil them) and sent them on their way to hike at Red Rocks Amphitheater. They were all so sweet and helpful and worked hard the entire time. We ended up getting 11 pet beds completed as well as 1/2 the handle bin finished. Yippeee! Thanks Neil and the entire group of students from the University of Minnesota--Teresa

Kids

I got to spend yesterday morning with a group of little friends at a nearby preschool. They were adorable. We talked about plastic bags and how it's SO much better to use reusable bags when shopping. It always amazes me how much these youngsters know. They were even aware that plastic kills marine life! YAY! Start them young, start them smart!

I gave out plain Green Bag Lady bags and they made them beautiful. So cute! Teresa







Photo Finish Friday


These are the cutest.

Love this idea!

Might have to do this.

Where will your plastic trash go?

Wow. Yummy.

Loving this planter in salmon. Might need one for my lemon tree! Or this one.

YAY Trader Joes!

Another weekend to savor! What are your plans? We are still digging out after our cyclone bomb of snow that happened this week. It doesn't feel like a Friday since my kids were off school both Wednesday and Thursday of this week. They went back today grumbling of course. Have a lovely one, I'll be thinking of you. See you back here Monday! XOXO--Teresa

Illinois Bag!


Illinois Bag
Bag # 57836
I am sorry that it has taken so long to send you a picture.
Everyone whom I tried to give the bag to, didn’t want cowboy boots.
Sigh, I guess their loss, my gain. 
I will keep trying with other bags.
Have to spread the word about using cloth bags.
Lori from Illinois

WOW! Russia Bags Journey!

This is crazy! I'm so happy the bags finally got to Natalia after quite the journey around the world including to Japan! WOW! Teresa 

The bottom of the graphic (I know it's hard to read, I made it as big as I could) is where they started in the USA and top is finally getting to Russia…

Good day! Thank you very much for the bags, they got to me, though, and went for a long time.
Accidentally ended up in Tokyo, more than a month were on the way...
We support your wonderful ideas, thanks a lot.
I attach a photo of me with bags and a photo of the way of bags.
Sincerely, Natalia.

Kenya, AFRICA bags!



In February 2019 my husband and I traveled to Nairobi, Kenya along with 3 other couples from our church, Jubilee Fellowship Church. Our church supports a ministry there by the name of HEART.  (https://africaheart.com/who-we-are/) This was my 4th trip in 5 years, and my husbands first trip, to minister with this group of people.  My first 3 trips, we ministered specifically to the Women the HEART ministry is founded for, so we were all female teams making the trip.

This trip, we traveled as couples to host a weekend marriage conference for the people who are employed by HEART, as well as minister to a group of WEEP women just outside the Nairobi area in the slums of Kibera.

Thank you for the 50 bags that were part of gift baskets for the women we were in contact with during our stay there.

Sandra V.

Lucky Freebie WINNERS!


Congratulations to the following lucky folks:

WINNERS of the 20 Green Bag Lady Lucky Freebie shopping bags are:

Olivia G, VA
Gypsy T, TX
Janet C, FRANCE
Katie N, USA
Lyn H, ENGLAND

Maureen K, CANADA
Tamara K, CANADA
Andrea C, WA
Charlotte L, GA
Karen G, CA

Sharanya R, TX
Emilia L, OH
Adele B, AZ
Alisan R, USA
Teresa C, AL

Kristen G, TN
Robin S, CA
Lisa B, CA
Bethany H, AL
Suja M, INDIA

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, LuckyFreebie_3_2019

Lucky FREEBIE!

Feelin' lucky? Toss your hat in the ring for one of these glamorous green bags to celebrate St. Pats! I'm 25% Irish and love the color green and being green so…

To enter to win:
•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.

IN YOUR COMMENT YOU MUST STATE YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. IF YOU DON'T, WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR ENTRY. The US Postal Service is implementing NEW regulations for overseas shipping.

•DEADLINE FOR THE FREEBIE IS 7pm (PST MONDAY March 11 (winners will be notified no later than Tues, March 12 via email and here on the blog so CHECK BACK!)

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

20 people will be chosen to win bags from all qualified entries.

One entry per person. If you enter more than once, all your entries will be disqualified.

We will ship a limited number of shopping bags internationally. You MUST use English for your comments. Do the best you can, use Google Translate if necessary.  Non-English comments will be removed.

Good luck!!!!! Teresa

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Photo Finish Friday

My Christmas Cacti all over my house are blooming. Are they confused? Even if they are, I love it!
Yes, YES and YESSS!

And, another YES!

Yes! Go Ikea!

How cool.

What a lovely studio space.

A while back, someone donated a TON of string to me. I really need to do something like this. I have mentioned this before. I think I even have some wood beads. Maybe some shells? I'm seeing some new decor for my sewing room??

Ah, the weekend has rolled around again. What are your plans? We were hoping to get to the cabin this weekend but it doesn't look like it's going to work out. I haven't been in a while and miss it! March is turning out to be quite the busy month with kid stuff, travel, etc. I've been toiling in the sewing space to get many things out the door. Feels good! Have a good one! Teresa

Russia Bags!


Hello! I've got it! Thank you again! They are so nice!!!
Alyona I.
Yakutsk, SAKHA, RUSSIA