Red, White + Blue FREEBIE!

I can't believe we are past mid-June! I feel like it's still May, but here we are staring down the 4th of July. We have 20 fun red, white and blue bags for the occasion! Want one?


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, June 18 (winners will be notified no later than Tuesday, June 19 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

I love my neighborhood!
Real time boat tracking. Pretty cool.

I'd love to go here! Berry picking!

All these fabrics!

Oh goodness, take me there!

This is awesome! And, maybe the only way I would knit!

Ohhhh, these look yummy!

I'm leaving in a bit here to go to lunch with 2 good friends. Always fun. Got rained out of my tennis match last night. Sad. Hope to catch up on all my alterations work this weekend, you? Teresa

Alabama Bag!

I love this photo from Patsy! It made me smile when I opened the email.  I think ALL of you should send me photos of beautiful veggies in your lovely Green Bag Lady bags! PLEASE????? Teresa
Farmers Market in Florence, Alabama

Patsy C.


This is such a lovely article about Bagette Kathleen (Nashville Chapter) I hope you will read it! :) Teresa

New York Bag!

Love it! Thank you! Temporarily Using a walker due to knee surgery and it hangs there being a big help!!!

Barb R.


Margriet is an amazing chapter coordinator in Holland. She plans wonderful events and has made some great signage too. I love all the little details she uses. Thanks Margriet! Everything looks great, keep up the wonderful work! HUGS! Teresa
Ha Teresa,

The translation (on the poster above) is : Let us do it, we change the world , one bag at a time

I use this poster by local events, scholarship and open days community center

Last Sunday there was a local event in Tilburg, I was there with the Green Bag Lady in our  design shop (kunstlicht)
and  in 3 other shops en 1 stall we use the same  poster to publicize The Green bag lady in Tilburg. Its going very well, I met there  by chance, two enthusiastic ladys from Texel, that was very nice, they promise me to make pictures from this local event and send it to me. When I have pictures, I send it to you.

National Geographic declared the month of June to the “stop met Plastic” month, they asked people not to buy 6 plastic products : plastic bags , bottles, cups, straws, cotton swabs and cutlery. Every Monday evening the television has a program about this, I like that kind of initiatives.

Margriet Palm
Ha Teresa,

Green Bag Lady by  the open day in our community center "Boomtak "in Tilburg  on whit Monday (may 21)


Event Saturday!

Little Girl and I had a great time giving out 100 bags at our local Natural Grocers on Saturday. Everyone was so great and wonderful. It might be kind of like preaching to the choir to give bags at a store like this but people were still really excited and used the bags instead of the boxes they have at the end of the aisles. YAY! Thanks for letting us come give bags Natural Grocers! Teresa

Come see me!

Come see me at Natural Grocers and get a bag! We will be at this location Saturday June 9 starting at NOON until the bags are gone. I would love to meet you! Teresa

Photo Finish Friday

Got to meet this little gal today! Isn't she darling? Nothing like holding a baby!
She is this sister of THIS little one! Similar, no?
I'd love searching for this!

Cool building.


Cute DIY.

This is beautiful and cool.

Can we please just get rid of plastic bags? SO MANY great options out there!

I'm so excited that I got to hang out with that baby today. I hope I get to see her more soon! No plans today but we are going to pizza tomorrow on our neighbors deck! Yay! I'm off to make scones. Have a lovely weekend! Teresa

California Bag!

This is one for the books, see conversation below. I'm so glad we were finally able to send CC some bags! And, she send us a photo of one of the bags with her adorable mother! YAY! Teresa
Dec 29, 2010
Me: Congrats, you have won one of the Amy Butler freebie bags. An email was sent by my father and you have not responded. Please respond immediately if you get this, we would like to mail the
bag to you! Teresa 


May 12, 2018
CC: Oh dear... I*m going through my emails in a digital decluttering project and found this email!! 
8 years later. Is it too late? ;-) I am joking. I know I:m WAY Late. LOL.  But, it is Great that it:s your 10th year!!! Wow. Most, about 99 percent of the links that I:m clicking on from older emails, just to see if they are still up, are not! So glad yours is! You're making a great contribution to the earth!

Me:  Ha! This is hilarious! Um, yes, a bit late. We don’t have those bags around anymore. However, my dad may take pity on you and mail you a different bag if you like. Thanks for reaching out anyway. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Teresa

Bagette Dad: This is truly bizarre, but yes I will send you a bag. I do all the mailing now. Happy Mothers Day.

CC: That is SO sweet! Thanks Bagette Dad! Yes, sorry, bizarre. I have this email for newsletters and such and I guess I just missed it until last night. I am currently going through all my stuff, physical and digital and letting go/releasing/decluttering things I do not use. Trying to get on the minimalist bandwagon. And came across your email. I have to say CONGRATS to you guys! The other old emails I:m going through from 10 years ago, the newsletters are not around anymore , not even the site is up. That is a testament to the great work you all are doing. I will be very proud to use your bag and to tell people about you!

Mountain View, CA